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Shalimar Souffle de Lumière by Guerlain

Shalimar Souffle de Lumière by Guerlain
Gender: Women
Release date: 2018
Perfumer: Thierry Wasser
Brand: Guerlain

Key Notes of Shalimar Souffle de Lumière

What Does Shalimar Souffle de Lumière Smell Like

Shalimar Souffle de Lumière by Guerlain opens with a clear and bright citrus scent, courtesy of the bergamot. This initial blast of citrus is quickly joined by a sweet floral heart of Calabrian jasminum grandiflorum. The jasmine is the most noticeable scent here, bringing a sweet and heady floral quality to the fragrance. However, there's a hint of ylang-ylang lurking beneath, adding a slightly exotic, tropical touch to the mix. As the perfume dries down, the sweetness remains but is reframed by the base note of bourbon vanilla. This smooth, warm note gives the fragrance an underlying richness and depth, merging with the florals to create a scent that's a blend of sweet, floral, and slightly powdery. The end result is a perfume that feels light and fresh, yet with an intriguing complexity and richness. It’s a scent that combines fresh citrus, lush florals, and warm vanilla in a manner that feels inviting and comforting. The jasmine and ylang-ylang give it a sweetness that's never cloying, while the bourbon vanilla grounds the whole composition, lending it a soft, powdery finish.

Review of Shalimar Souffle de Lumière

Shalimar Souffle de Lumière by Guerlain is a radiant fragrance primarily favored by women. It finds its stronghold in the mature audience, appealing to those who appreciate a timeless, elegant scent. It opens with a bright burst of bergamot, which immediately sets the stage for the floral heart. The mix of Calabrian Jasminum grandiflorum and Ylang-ylang adds a touch of seduction, softening the initial citrus sharpness without overpowering it.

The perfume is undoubtedly floral-forward, but not in an old-fashioned way. The sweetness, fruitiness, and hint of creaminess make it slightly modern, and the powdery finish lends an air of luxury. However, it's the fresh note that stands out, making it a perfect choice for spring and summer. It's light enough for daily wear, but with an interesting enough profile to wear for a leisurely outing or even in a business setting.

The perfume's longevity and sillage are decent but not overpowering; it won't leave a trail behind you, but it will last through a lunch meeting or a night out. The value for money is good, especially considering the quality and the prestige of the brand.

However, there's a little room for improvement. Despite its beautiful composition, it might not appeal to those who prefer strong, intense scents. The perfume's complexity could also be a little off-putting for those seeking a straightforward, easy-to-wear fragrance. Despite these minor shortcomings, Shalimar Souffle de Lumière is a well-balanced perfume worth considering for those who appreciate subtle, refined fragrances.

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