Guerlain Shalimar Initial
You know when I posted my photos from Paris? A few of you jokingly mentioned how I should star in a perfume ad or something, so what a coincidence and honour to be chosen by Guerlain to interpret their fragrance through my own photos – I don’t often have such an excuse to play model like this.
Despite always wearing perfume, I tend to stick to what I know, and I hadn’t experienced Shalimar Initial before, so was the perfect candidate. When I opened the box the rather captivating scent was everywhere – I could understand why it had been described as ‘the fragrance of transformation’, it’s a girls first ‘grown-up’ perfume. Extremely feminine and sensual, yet youthful and innocent. It’s odd trying to describe a smell, isn’t it? Still, I tried my best to portray it in the images.
Now the grand pink and powder blue bottle sits proudly on my shelves, ready for special occasions when I want to feel that extra bit special. I don’t like to wear the same perfume all the time, as I want to be able to appreciate them all without getting used to them, so I’ve reserved this one for times when I’m feeling particularly empowered. The power of scent is such an interesting thing, how a whiff of something can conjure up vivid memories of things like my mum dressed up to go out, or the body spray I’d wear to school because I didn’t own a perfume of my own yet. Perhaps I’ll look back in a few years with fond memories of this scent too.
Thank you Miguel for helping me with the pictures and Guerlain for the opportunity x