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    Question Shalimar Initial ?

    I'm interested to know your thoughts on this fragrance.

    I'm also interested to know if it is officially discontinued ??? A while ago I asked this question and many people said no, but looking on the reviews on fragrantica it seems that it has indeed been discontinued (?).
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    Shalimar Parfum Initial was discontinued a few years ago (2014?). I love it. My daughter has loved it since her early 20s. It's complex enough to be interesting, and it's one of the few iris-heavy (at least to my nose) scents that I like, maybe because it leans a little sweet (but not sugary). The new Mon Guerlain EDT reminds me a bit of Parfum Initial, actually, as if they mixed a little in with the original Mon Guerlain. It's not whatsoever the same as Parfum Initial, but for those that loved PI and also MG, they might like this version like I do.

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    Default Re: Shalimar Initial ?

    Very strong on the iris as I recalled. It has a sweet oriental feel to it not quite a gourmand but getting there. I too got Mon Guerlain from this.
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    I am not a fan of flankers but I love Shalimar-Initial. Now it had it's own flankers L'Eau which I see on eBay there was also a Senselle(sp) version as well. The original Parfum Initial is indeed gone(I never liked its flankers), I had a bottle and the body lotion and then last year managed to get a back up on eBay. But you need to be careful as sellers list all the Shalimar Parfum Initials as that when many are the L'Eau version.

    It is gorgeous, Shalimar but with an iris lighter twister a Guerlain SA described it to me as fresher not so heavy on the amber vanilla base.
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    Default Re: Shalimar Initial ?

    I love it, discontinued, impossible to find, and I only have a little. If they run it again, I will be sorely tempted to buy a big bottle.
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    Default Re: Shalimar Initial ?

    Never liked it. I tried it several times and I tried its flankers several times. No, no, no.
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    Default Re: Shalimar Initial ?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Never liked it. I tried it several times and I tried its flankers several times. No, no, no.
    The Ode a la vanille flankers were so much better.
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    Unaware about any official info/data regarding its discontinuation, yet happening to perceive this one (or to have perceived it, at least during any separate sampling/testing so far) as definitely among the finest and also best performance Shalimar flankers/versions, always having a long term fascination for both the notes this includes and if they also reach good performance levels




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