Intermission: 1967 Vintage Shalimar extrait
I received this bottle of 1967 vintage Shalimar extrait for my fiftieth birthday. Opening it is like releasing a genie in the form of a luxuriously furred minx like animal, powdered in potent vanilla and carrying a stick of lit incense. Hands down, I have not sniffed any perfume, parfum, eau de parfum, eau de toilette during my six years of collecting that compares in longevity, quality, smoothness, dimension and sheer satisfaction, making me wonder about other fragrances produced during the sixties and earlier years. Please enjoy the photos from the morning I opened this bottle for the first time, there are about ten. My fellow fragonistas will understand that though this may seem excessive, it’s really not.
I was five years old when this bottle was produced and was never interested in Shalimar until my fourth decade of life. Mom wore Chantilly by Houbigant and Chanel no. 5. My sister and I stole drops of her Je Reviens now and then. I think Debbie liked Blue Grass back in the day.
Which bottle is the treasure of your collection? What fragrances did your mother and/or sister wear?
Included in images: miniature oil on paper : New New York # 41 by Tim Folzenlogen