DSH Perfumes Egyptian Shalimar is a sweeter and softer interpretation of Guerlain’s original. Dawn Spencer Hurwitz reimagined the icon with a less tangy citrus accord, no tarry asphalt note, and a vanilla-ylang combination that is sweeter but less foody than Shalimar. The result lands somewhere between Shalimar and Shalimar Light.
I like it, but at $70 for an ounce, I’ll stick with the Guerlain. Those who can’t wear the still-relatively-audacious original might feel differently.