Glossary entry for
Shalimar is a classic perfume from Guerlain, that was popular, although very exotic, in the
50's. According to one reference, it "was inspired by the timeless love story of an Indian
Emperor who designed
the Shalimar gardens for the wife he adored. [...] The hint of musk from exotic spices such
as amber and vanilla were considered too overtly sensual for refined women at first."