Natalia Vodianova in the movie "The Legend of Shalimar"
 The film La Legende de Shalimar was made famous director Bruno Aveyanom, and for starring the beautiful Mumtaz Mahal was invited Muse of Guerlain Natalia Vodianova. The music for the film was written by Hans Zimmer - creator of the soundtrack to "Gladiator" by Ridley Scott and the music for the animated film "The Lion King."

The Indian story of undying love sultan of the Mughal dynasty to his wife. In the 17th century poets shifted the story of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal in the string sitar. The true story has become a legend.

Almighty Sultan not looked for the soul in a woman who has become a major and beloved of his wives. He put her in a palace away from the madding crowd in lush gardens Shalimarskih. To see her, Shah Jahan had to cross the waterless steppe among the blue mountains. Closing his eyes, he imagined her pretty odalisque. He saw the precious silk coverlets, embroidered pillows, the maids throwing armfuls of flowers in her bath. I saw her golden hair himself, caressing the soft skin and inhale the scent of her perfume. She was with him everywhere, like a vision. Her chest. Knee. Bending the neck. Just earlobe or shoulder, mouth - certainly. Faster, faster, he pulled the reins, just to be with her again.

And in the clear air blows a horn, drowning out the raucous cries of peacocks. He got to where sought, - in the gardens of Shalimar. The goddess of the goddesses went out to him through the trees of fire. First he heard the jingle of her bracelets. Shelest gold embroidered sari on her graceful flexible body. Finally, she turned her face to him, and he with enthusiasm and looked away in shame. Silently, she stood before him. His eyes slowly slid necklace with pearls and explored the graceful curve of the neck, to feel its wonderful fragrance. Their love was eternal holiday, frozen moments of passion. Shah Jahan wanted to remember this moment forever. Taking her hand, he led her to the pond.

Herons have fallen on the coast, clear water stood motionless. She stepped into the light boat. And then if the universe held its breath. They parted in front of the pond, and climbed four peaks towers. Spilling waterfalls, they grew higher and higher, turning into white buds minarets at the corners of a huge flawless marble dome.

Open facades in marble lace, flyovers and graceful arcades chambers, balustrades, lined with rare stones - a magnificent palace rose from the water. A masterpiece of all time - the Taj Mahal was one of the wonders of the world.

Shalimar, the world's first oriental fragrance

Paris, 1925. International exhibition of decorative arts gave rise to the name of the new artistic style: Art Deco. This exhibition presented the Guerlain House Shalimar, the dream of the West on the East.

Mystery Shalimar - in exquisite notes, reminiscent of the marvelous balms of fairy tales "Thousand and One Nights." Joyful outbreak of citrus with a drop of bergamot anticipates an unforgettable sensual basis. Thin paradoxical balance of freshness and seduction, garden and enclosed in a famous boudoir Gerlinade - chord bergamot, iris, rose, jasmine, tonka bean, and most importantly - in the heart of the luxurious vanilla fragrance Shalimar ...

These spirits and eastern origin. The history of the gardens of Shalimar Jacques Guerlain and Raymond told a friend, who visited India. In the gardens of the 17th century he was hiding from the world the love of the fifth Mughal - Shah Jahan and his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. This love was so strong that after the death of the wife of Shah Jahan immortalized her in a white marble mausoleum memory in Agra. Over time, the Great Taj Mahal became widely known as one of the wonders of the world and was named Rabindranath Tagore "tear on the beautiful face of eternity."

 Natalia Vodianova in the movie "The Legend of Shalimar"

The new amazing flavor Raymond Guerlain has created an elegant sketch of the bottle Baccarat, reminiscent of vases in the gardens of Shalimar, on the cork out of the blue crystal in the form of a fan. Bottle and Cork became technical achievement for its time and was struck perfume world. As a result, Shalimar got two big gold medals at an exhibition in 1925.

The first oriental fragrance, Shalimar has become an integral part of our olfactory heritage, our culture, these spirits are still enchant generations of women. The amazing longevity is simple: beauty fragrance bottle and legends that express the great feeling - Love ...
This legend has survived a century and sung in perfumes, it stays with us forever.

Author: Anna Shustrova