Guerlain

Guerlain is one of the oldest French perfume houses in the world. Today, Guerlain offers fragrances, skin care products, anti-aging and make-up products. 

Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial Fragrance Collection for Women embodies the many firsts, the moment it all began, like a first kiss or the first touch.  Bergamot gives way to amber, floral notes on top and a base of vanilla and tonka bean creating a captivating, addicting scent. Shalimar is a timeless scent inspired by a love story that took place centuries ago in northern India where boundless love sprang the Gardens of Shalimar. A perfect blend of floral, amber, and woody accents, Shalimar has bottled the essence of a love story.

Champs Elysees by Guerlain is a symbol of Paris's famed avenue where formulas of magic potions, also known as perfume, were created to invoke a sense of transformation and infinite love. Fresh mimosa, crushed rose petals and tart cassis berry combine to create the scent of a woman's instinct.

Samsara by Guerlain for women is inspired by the Sanskrit word signifying "eternal rebirth." Combining jasmine, ylang ylang and sandalwood, Samsara exposes the search for serenity. Meanwhile Guerlain’s Insolence for Women is inspired by the sun. Insolence blends violet and orange blossom for a bold, daring fragrance that moves forward with extreme freedom.

When shopping for a perfume, allow the scent to be worn for 15 minutes to get a whole feel for the scent. The top notes are what one initially discovers when spraying a testing spray, and the top notes are designed to wear off in a matter of minute. The heart of the fragrance is what takes over and lasts and sometimes is very different than the top notes.

The most concentrated fragrances are parfum classics lasting five to six hours of a strong scent. Eau de parfum is the next level of concentration followed by toilettes, and then eau de cologne, the least concentrated lasting about an hour.

When looking for a fragrance inspired by historical events of love, rebirth and serenity, shop Macy’s for Guerlain fragrances.