Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A woman loves...: Vintage Advertising Champions 1

A woman loves the sweet scent of green leaves,
wood crackling in the fire,
the fragrance of talcum-powdered babies,
spicy things,
and salty air.
While enchantment to him is a woman in Shalimar. 
Men are more romantic.

From a vintage 1964 Guerlain advertisement of a woman and man shown nose to nose in profile for their Shalimar perfume.


  1. Miss Heliotrope02:05

    Oooo - the options for sarcasm are too great - I need a lie-down.

    (mind you, a little green graffitti in the form of snot...)

  2. I find it funny that I should read this post today when my boyfriend applied what seems to be a scrubber on him and then used a baby wipe to wipe it off, and the only thing I had in my bag to offer him as improvement was Shalimar which he then promptly applied.
    I didn't tell him it was Shalimar though. :)

  3. C,

    ha!! You have a teaser's gene in your heart of hearts!
    [Let's not go there for now]. :-D

  4. ines,

    that's uncanny. Ha! Clever of you!

    To be frank with you, I guess the way masculine frags have become increasingly sweet lately, a feminine oriental such as Shali doesn't really sound alien to them and femme-otherworldly. [This can be both a good and a bad thing!]

  5. Now that you said alien, I should add that he first applied (without prior sniffing) Mugler's Pure Malt which actually smelled like mildew on him. :)
    I can' tell you how happy it made me that he went with Shalimar.

  6. A ha! (Like mildew, eh? Hmmm) Extremely interesting observation!


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