One of the biggest names in the perfume industry is Shalini Kumar, and there certainly aren't many who haven't heard of the amazing Shalini perfumes.
Since all Shalini perfumes are pure in concentration, they are an extension of her haute couture clothing line. They are made with the finest components in accordance with traditional French perfumery principles.
With her love, Shalini Kumar has amassed one of the world's most beautiful collections of perfumes.
"The pursuit of beauty and creation is my soul’s greatest desire. I have spent my childhood surrounded by flowers and essential oils. Thus the great love for pure, natural perfumes and essences started very early," said Shalini in an interview with POP Style TV.
Shalini Perfumes – A Fascinating Journey
Shalini, who was raised in Bombay, India, attended Harvard University with the goal of becoming an architect.
However, she was drawn to the world of haute couture and subsequently fragrance by her love of texture, mood, and color.
Shalini's love for fragrances was sparked by the perfumed recollections of these unique surroundings, which included her early years in Bombay as well as her childhood spent in far-off places like Seville, Dubai, and Provence.
"My mom introduced me to all the flowers in the garden: how they grew from bud to full bloom, and how their fragrance changed. Tuberoses were my favorite—they only emitted their gorgeous scent in the evening hours," the creator of Shalini perfumes told New York Lifestyles.
But while her passion for creating perfumes was yet to be imagined, Shalini was working on her passion for fashion.
Her haute couture line of clothing and jewelry, appropriately named Shalini Couture, was first created for Valentino Couture.
Shalini discovered her true calling after meeting master perfumer Maurice Roucel: bringing the same feeling of elegance and beauty to fragrance as she did for Haute Couture by developing Haute Parfum.
She said that this was the turning point and the beginning of the Shalini perfumes.
Shalini's pure perfumes are created by Maurice using only the finest naturals and absolutes, making them popular among those who enjoy scented products.
The Shalini Parfum Collection includes six opulent fragrances, which are considered Modern Masterpieces.
An interesting fact: each of the Shalini perfumes depicts a particular time and place in her life.
And even though they are the most expensive scents available, anyone who needs to feel better can wear them and experience true luxury.
The First Shalini Perfume
When talking about the Shalini perfumes, many may wonder which is the first fragrance created by the enigmatic woman from Bombay.
Well, the very first fragrance created is simply called "Shalini", which some describe as "lady" in every sense of the word.
The "Shalini" opens beautifully with a luscious, juicy, and subtly sun-sweetened blast of neroli.
The somewhat huge, but relatively subdued florals are surrounded by a delightful tiare (flower in Tahitian) that buzzes over a faintly sharpened sandalwood note that reminds one of hair spray, according to The Scented Hound.
The fragrance spends some time in this somewhat soapy, pleasantly warm cocoon. The fragrance appears to warm significantly after about 20 minutes, as though skin heat is a catalyst for a chemical reaction.
At the same time, the first of the Shalini perfumes begins to lean towards green as the floral stalks contribute the ideal amount of color to give the fragrance the appearance of a bouquet rather than merely a bunch of flowers.
The neroli comes forward once again with a gentle dew to rest on the green as the scent gradually advances. This is where the perfume is, so subdued, lovely, and polished.
The Magical Jardin Nocturne
Of course, we cannot discuss the Shalini perfumes without giving due attention to the Jardin Nocturne, which was inspired by the night air of Dubai.
Jardin Nocturne begins with a delicate, warm, enveloping jasmine and a seductive, lightly spicy saffron note.
Then, the fragrance moves deeply into your lungs with a seductive allure and, under a moonlit sky, a serene oud plays quietly in the backdrop, as if it were a secret veil moving ever-so-gently.
Jardin Nocturne gently weaves its way down a garden path as it matures. As with all Shalini perfumes, the scent keeps revealing its enigmatic mysteries at each new stage.
The warmth of the skin vibrates as if it has a pulse, surrounding the wearer in a sexual atmosphere as its gently floating tendrils ascend and tease her and those she seduces. A beautiful fragrance is Jardin Nocturne.
Beautifully Calm, Beautifully Serious
The third stop on the Shalini perfumes list is, of course, Amorem Rose. The name alone arouses curiosity, mystery, and tenderness.
Warm, rich, and very ecstatic, Amorem Rose has lovely saffron on top of a mentholated rose.
The grand rose that follows the mentholated opening persists in smokiness, giving the perfume the impression of blazing off the skin. The scent resides in this most lovely location for the privileged wearer, just like a queen holding court.
The way the Amorem Rose holds the wearer captivated while displaying its vast wisdom gives it strength.
Each of the Shalini perfumes is unique, and the Amorem Rose is regarded as being both sweetly tranquil and gorgeously solemn.
Inspiration For Shalini Perfumes
In an interview with New York Lifestyles, Shalini was asked about the inspiration behind her perfumes.
"Each of my fragrances evokes a special time in my life. My first fragrance, Shalini, was created from childhood memories of the lingering scent of tuberose and dancing butterflies in the garden. They are the favorite flowers of my childhood.
Jardin Nocturne is inspired by Dubai’s night air and driving through the city at night with the stars above - the warm desert air scented with the Oud that ceremoniously burns, and whose haunting scent caresses your senses," Shalini said.
According to the designer of Shalini perfumes, Amorem Rose is a tribute to the greatest love. It is the most lavish Bulgarian rose fragrance with a hint of smoke, inspired by the rose gardens around the Taj Mahal.
The Vision For The Shalini Perfumes
In the same interview, Shalini said that the vision behind her collection is to create something of beauty, lasting value, and the ethereal that will stand the test of time and returns to the origin of perfume, the healing properties.
“Fragrance aficionados understand the healing energy, the uplifting effect on the soul, and the sense of luxury they experience when wearing our pure perfumes”, she added.
Who Is The Typical Shalini Perfume Customer?
The customer that is drawn to Shalini perfumes is the luxury customer who loves the beauty, perfection, and exquisite composition of these perfumes. "They respond to our perfumes at a soul level," Shalini told POP Style TV.
"Additionally, they appreciate the attention to detail in our luxurious and hand-crafted packaging – hand-made beautiful black boxes complemented by our signature yellow ribbon and gold seal. Each box has the name of the perfume handwritten in gold ink," she added.
The typical customers love that Shalini perfumes are "Made in France", of the finest oils and each one is hand poured.
Also, she considers that Shalini perfumes are like art and have no gender.
"Men and women can desire the same perfume and yet experience it differently because of the natural oils interacting with their individual pheromones."
In Her Own Words
"If I could have one superpower, it would be… gardening – my personal olive grove and a vineyard."
"I am most grateful for… all the people whom I love."
"The most beautiful sight in the world is… a Provençal scene, any town, any street, any garden."
"A guilty pleasure of mine is …reading by the Mediterranean with a glass of cold rosé under the heat of the Riviera sun."
"My favorite way to relax is… writing in a café in the morning with a steaming cappuccino."
The woman behind the Shalini perfumes is like a dreamer and you can see that from the way she speaks about her creations.
"I compose fragrances like poems – that leave something to the imagination of the wearer, to interpret based on their memories and experiences."
Also, Shalini feels that perfume is what a person wears closest to their skin and it enters the body through the pores and affects the soul in the most subtle way.
The Shalini perfumes are not just about a fragrance. It is about an experience, a fusion of beauty and dreams.
The Shalini perfumes are "an ode to the greatest love."