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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Shalimar Ode de la Vanille Sur la Route de Madagascar c2012

Shalimar Ode La Vanille Sur la Route de Madagascar by Guerlain: launched in 2012.

Created by Thierry Wasser, who traveled to the plantations on the Vanilla Coast of Madagascar to obtain the precious Sambava vanilla.

To ensure the high quality and enhance the exquisite scent profile, the local artisans must treat the varietal vanilla for 18 months. The vanilla was further processed in France, where the delicate orchid was prepared by technology and infused for a month's time in order to capture all of the essences that makes this varietal vanilla so prized above others. The final tincture has been retained solely for the usage by Guerlain.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as an oriental woody fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: mandarin, cedar, bergamot, lemon
  • Middle notes: iris, jasmine, rose, patchouli, vetiver
  • Base notes: leather, musk, incense, dill, sandalwood, amber, patchouli, Madagascan vanilla, benzoin and Peru balsam 

A Guerlain representative has stated that the "The Sambava vanilla is overdosed while the leather notes of the original fragrance are attenuated. With this new orchestration enriched with an exceptional density of raw materials, Shalimar rediscovered more amber, gourmand, sensual and intense than ever." 


The fragrance is housed inside of the updated Chauve Souris bottle, designed by Jade Jagger.

Shalimar Ode A La Vanille Sur la Route de Madagascar is available in the following:
  • 50ml Eau De Parfum

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