Shalimar Ode à la Vanille - Sur la route du Mexique (2013)

Shalimar Ode à la Vanille - Sur la route du Mexique by Guerlain
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Shalimar Ode à la Vanille - Sur la route du Mexique is a popular limited perfume by Guerlain for women and was released in 2013. The scent is oriental-spicy. The longevity is above-average. The production was apparently discontinued. Limited Edition

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Perfumer

Thierry Wasser

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesMexican vanilla
Heart Notes Heart NotesCaramel, Chocolate
Base Notes Base NotesIris, Frankincense, Opoponax, Tonka bean

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Scent

8.8 (339 Ratings)

Longevity

8.6 (238 Ratings)

Sillage

7.9 (256 Ratings)

Bottle

9.4 (281 Ratings)
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ScentedSalon

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Very helpful Review    1
Not for Shalimar haters
This Shalimar opens with a distinct citrus note, though it is not listed, and within seconds the beautiful vanilla appears. It reminds me a lot of the white chocolate note in Coromandel. This stage is delicious and totally unlike the original Shalimar. However, the drydown is the same powdery edge the original displays. There is no leather but definitely a powdery/citrus thing going on. I prefer the heart notes. The bottom line is if you don't like the original Shalimar, this version is much smoother and easier to love but...don't blind buy it.
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Mujo

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Mujo
Mujo
Greatly helpful Review    9
Caramalized vanilla
If Shalimar would be a leopard, this version is a friendly housecat with a leopard print. Unmistakably Shalimar, but a much easier, softer, sweeter and smoother take on it.

SOALV Mexique opens directly with vanilla mixed in with caramel into a wonderful balmy and soft scent that remains for many hours, but stays relatively close to the skin. Next to the caramel I also detect a light milk chocolate note together with a slight fruity flavour. But most of all Mexique shines in the drydown, which is imo the best in all of Shalimar versions and to my nose perfumed caramel and vanilla.

Somehow Mexique is even softer than the Madagascar. Also the citrus in the opening is more diluted in the Mexique version. The biggest difference, however, is the prominent caramel note. Occasionally (maybe because of weather conditions?) I also get whiffs of smokiness.

If you already have a version of Ode a la Vanille I'm not sure that you need to get this one, because all of the SOALV versions are more alike than different. Only when you get up close you can tell them apart. Anyone around you would not notice any differences in the versions. That said, personally I'm very happy owning a bottle of the Madagascar aswell as this Mexique version. If you missed out on the previous versions and you love Shalimar this is practically a must have.
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