Guerlain's most successful and enduring fragrance was created by Jacques Guerlain at a time when fascination with the Orient was sweeping Europe. Inspired by the love of an Indian Emperor for his magnificent wife, Mumtaz-Mahalfor whom the Taj Mahal was builtShalimar is named after "The Gardens of Shalimar," where their love grew.
A deliciously fresh flight becomes hazy and sensual when the vanilla and powdery notes of its sweet, sensual base are discovered.
If there were a dictionary devoted solely to beauty, you’d find Guerlain under the word classic. A purveyor of luxury fragrance, makeup, and skin care, Guerlain beauty standards have been consistently defined and redefined for more than 175 years. Since 1828, the company pioneered industry staples, including lipstick, eyeliner, mascara, and scientifically based skin care. And that's just the beginning: Their fragrance house has created over 700 perfumes, several of which are considered masterpieces. An enduring symbol of style and innovation, it's nearly impossible to imagine life before lipstick—or Guerlain.