Guerlain Salimar Ode a la Vanille Sur la Route de Madagascar is the longest perfume name on the planet. For the sake of this post, I shall call Shalimar Vanille Madagascar because abbreviating it to GSOalVSlRdM drives me crazy and it looks like a cat just sat on the keyboard.
Shalimar Vanille Madagascar is a limited edition version of Shalimar that resembles 2010’s Ode a la Vanille. I do notice some differences. Are the differences great enough to warrant searching for this 2012 limited edition Shalimar? Depends on how much you love Shalimar 😉 I would say no if you own the 2010 version; however, I do prefer the 2012.
There’s an opening of the citrus that you’ll recognize as Shalimar citrus. I always think of it as oranges, lemons and motor oil. Shalimar Vanille Madagascar has a softness that the current Shalimar EDP lacks. Shalimar Vanille Madagascar does have extra helping of vanilla. This vanilla is balsmic and smoky; mingling with all of your other favorite Shalimar notes. The base is a vanilla incense.
Notes listed include citrus, mandarin orange, cedar, bergamot, lemon, iris, patchouli, jasmine, vetiver, rose, leather, sandalwood, opoponax, musk, civet, vanilla, incense and tonka bean. Launch date 2012 PERFUMER – Thierry Wasser
Try Guerlain Shalimar Vanille Madagascar if you love Shalimar or if you want a really good vanilla perfume. It’s a stunner.
Projection is above average and this stuff does have classic French sillage. Longevity is also above average.
Guerlain Shalimar Vanille Madagascar is only available at Guerlain boutiques. So call around. And it’s limited edition 🙁
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – The best Shalimar. OK, I can’t compare it to countless vintages but I think I can say this is the best Shalimar in production.
Want more reviews? Try…
Olfactoria’s Travels – Compares the 2012 Ode a la Vanille with this one.
Fragrantica – Member reviews