Shalimar by Guerlain

Launched by the design house of Guerlain in 1925, SHALIMAR is classified as a refined, oriental fragrance. This feminine scent possesses a blend of iris, rose and vanilla. It is recommended for evening wear.

Shalimar was created by perfumer Jacques Guerlain, who was inspired by Mumtaz-Mahal, the woman for whom the Taj Mahal was built. Shalimar is the name of 
Taj Mahal's gardens. It means "Temple of Love" in Sanskrit.

Shalimar Ad Campaigns:

Shalimar is a classic French perfume that stayed current for nearly a century. During all that time, Guerlain released a multitude of advertisement campaigns. Here are a few of them:

Shalimar ad from 1962, featuring model and actress Simone d'Aillencourt:

Shalimar ad from 1963:

Interesting illustrated ad from 1971. This ad features Taj Mahal and the love story behind it, which was the inspiration behind Shalimar Perfume.

Pretty but rather pedestrian Shalimar ad from 1977:

Modern looking, vibrantly jazzy Shalimar ad from 1978:

Here's another romantically oriental Shalimar ad, hinting at the Taj Mahal love story, this ad is from 1979:

And here is a modern Shalimar ad, from the latest campaign launched in 2008. This sexy ad is featuring Russian model Natalia Vodianova, nude.

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