Shalimar Millésime Vanilla Planifolia
Shalimar is either a 10XL or the perfect fit. I don't think there's a way in between, it can't be, because it's immense and full. Jicky's metamorphose into Shalimar didn't left one out and the other in, each had its own path and cult, but when Shali came along, so bright and dark, sharp and sweet, dry and creamy, majestic and autocratic, didn't leave any room for another like itself. Its almost 100 years of evolution and changes made out of Shalimar, not only a classic, but also a stamp and a reference for the amber/spicy genre. Its multiple concentrations and versions were a variable in the time, during almost a century. Shalimar has been shedded of its in or outer layers, new features were added and other replaced, but it will always resume and stick to its essence: (sharp) bergamot, amber-woods, vanilla and the animalic murmurs in the background, under the leather's shelter, that keep the fragrance "alive". Each's volume was turned lower or higher or highlighted in a special way, and sometimes, mysteriously, covered in an utterly sheer smoke.