IS THAT A GIANT 500ml VINTAGE GUERLAIN SHALIMAR WITH CRYSTAL GLASS LALIQUE STOPPER I SEE TOWERING BEFORE ME ON MY BIRTHDAY ?

It is.

The gorgeous perfection of the ambery vanillic base !

The curves of the bottle; the exquisite top !

Thank you so much D x x

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39 responses to “IS THAT A GIANT 500ml VINTAGE GUERLAIN SHALIMAR WITH CRYSTAL GLASS LALIQUE STOPPER I SEE TOWERING BEFORE ME ON MY BIRTHDAY ?

  1. Happy Birthday Neil…enjoy your day and that bottle of Shalimar!

  2. Nelleke Oepkes aka Booknose

    Indeed!!
    May you delight the noses and the brains above and the hearts beneath them for many years to come.
    Nice picture of you reflected in the flacon!

  3. Happy Birthday!
    Enjoy all that ambery vanilla gorgeousness. That bottle is sublime & swoonworthy.

  4. Wow! And happy birthday, dear Neil.

  5. Joan Gillies

    Are you going to open it or revel in its pristine glory?
    Either way, it’s truly stunning(as are the other lovely bottles. Who is the little green chap?)
    Happy Birthday 🥳

  6. Thanks lovely.

    That was literally the first thing I thought when I unstoppered it. The lady at the shop, who d described as a ‘bit of a dipstick’, didn’t give him the box (!) so my mission today was to go and retrieve it before work. I bought a big pipette to decant it. I am, as you know so well, simply too dangerous

  7. Hanamini

    Ooh, and wow! Happy Birthday! What a fabulous present and what a find. Love the photo with the lamp.

    • Our Mari Wilson beehive .

      I thought I should move the Mother to clearer, more classic ( ie typical )BlackNarcissus light ) but was too knackered and lazy to do so and genuinely feared dropping it

      • Hanamini

        Well, it works. Lamp echoes the maternal shape of Mother, who absorbs Lamp’s intricate lattice and distorts it within her own amniotic Shalimar fluid. You have covered synaesthesia, but is this the first lamp-perfume combination?

      • Love it !

        I WAS definitely basking in honeycomb ambrousness you are right

  8. Tora

    Come, let me clutch thee!

    Happy Birthday, Neil!!!!

  9. Wow that’s a present! Happiest Birthday wishes to you! I see you are fulfilling them maximally!

  10. Julie Zam

    Happy Birthday!!! Thank you forever for sharing your outstanding observations! ♥️

  11. Happy birthday!!! If all else fails, you have a giant paperweight! 😉 Jk!

  12. Robin

    HALF A FRIGGIN LITRE OF VINTAGE SHALIMAR??!!

    Dear sweet Duncan. Bet you gave him the same-sized hug and kiss.

    Bloody marvelous. And a very happy birthday to you, N.

  13. matty1649

    happy birthday Neil. Wow what a fabulous present.

    • I mean I did specifically ask for it because when I saw it just standing there in some glass cabinet or other I could hardly believe my eyes – and contributed ;it wasn’t cheap – but it was still amazing to have the wish granted and be handed it at 6:30am before he left for work. It is very pleasing to the touch – a physically enjoyable object aside the perfume inside.

      Just terrified I will destroy it.

  14. rosestrang

    That bottle is a thing of joy to behold! Happy Birthday Neil!

  15. What a glorious birthday present!!! A truly special gift, for a truly special person.

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