Shalimar Millésime Vanilla Planifolia 
Guerlain (2021)

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Shalimar Millésime Vanilla Planifolia by Guerlain

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Shalimar Millésime Vanilla Planifolia is a women's perfume launched in 2021 by Guerlain

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There are 3 reviews of Shalimar Millésime Vanilla Planifolia by Guerlain.

To me it's gorgeous.
It's still Shalimar with all its glory, but vanilla is very amped up and it's such a wonderful, deep and rich smelling vanilla. There's still that Shalimar-ish ambery, smoky, slightly leathery presence that can be felt very well, but there's significantly less bergamot and because of that there's significantly less of that slightly vintage feeling Shalimar opening that some people might find difficult. It goes straight into the good parts of Shalimar, therefore automatically feels a little bit more modern and younger without sacrificing anything.

Although if you already have regular Shalimar or Shalimar Philtre or one of the Ode la vanilles and you're not a collector or a mad fan of Shalimar, you probably don't need this one.
But if you are a Shalimar fan and if you love vanilla, or if you'd like a Shalimar that showcases that beautiful vanilla and is less about that bergamot opening, then this is for you.

Sadly, this was a limited edition, and while I was lucky to just go and buy a bottle for me at the store, getting it right now might be a difficult task. In this case (I'm assuming you do not have extra funds and extra patience tracking it now as I wouldn't) my advice would be to either go for original Shalimar (either EDP, EDT or EDC) and just layer it with your preferred vanilla or to choose a more readily available flanker Shalimar Philtre de Parfum which is also a slightly modernized take on Shalimar - the citruses are sweetened and made gentler, some more lavender is added to the opening, the smoky parts are dialed down and the vanila is also amped up, but this is more bakery vanilla and not the deep, dark, resinous vanilla of Millesime. They are different, but they're all very good. They're all Shalimar in the end, you don't have to catch them all. (Although I really do want to, I admit.)

I got a strong powdery accord from the opening along with the notable bergamot seen in the regular Shalimar. As for the powdery feel I want to think it was something along the lines of Talcum powder. The vanilla is already coming out into the forefront but other less prominent notes can be noticed. There's an accent of floral notes, I'm not sure which ones as it gets drowned out by the vanilla. The base is mostly vanilla - the powdery vibe is still there, a little bit of incense, woods, and musk.

To my nose it doesn't come off as sweet or something along the lines of vanilla extract. There's no gourmand vibe either.

Anyone who likes the classic Shalimar or any of the Ode a La Vanille flankers should look into Millesime Vanilla Planifolia.

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