#scentofthday #SOTD #shalimarparfuminitial #guerlain This is a much lighter Shalimar created by #thierrywasser in 2011 with a somewhat tenuous link to the original although there are some similarities. The opening is a bright citrus with a dominant iris theme followed by a vanilla dry down. Try Dior Homme if you like this as the iris note is quite similar. It’s also a good entry point into the world of Shalimar if the original seems too unapproachable and a little scary. The original of course can’t be bettered but this is a light, fresh take. More of a daytime wear and one of those work friendly scents - perfect for office wear.