Saturday Poll: Clash of the Born-Agains

Last week’s Saturday Poll was a classic flagship-fragrance showdown, in which Guerlain’s Shalimar and Chanel’s N°5 went head-to-head to see who was the supreme holder of perfume glory. Both have their loyal fans but scent-wise they could not be further away from each other if they tried; one is a warm, delicious oriental and the other is an abstract aldehydic floral. Opinion was divided!

The results of the poll, as always, were very interesting. Shalimar stormed ahead receiving a huge 56% of the vote, which blows N°5 out of the water with its mere 21%. What is interesting is that the Shalimar appears to be more accessible than the N°5, which like other Chanel’s appears to leave some feeling cold.

Anyone, on to this week’s poll…

The Poll

This week’s poll stems from last week’s, and specifically from a comment left by Eva S who said: “Can’t choose, I’m a wimp and only wear Eau Premiere and Shalimar PI”. This got me thinking, which of these two reincarnations of our beloved classic is most popular? Shalimar Parfum Initial or N°5 Eau Première?

Which born-again classic gets your blood flowing? I want to know! Register your vote and let me know your thoughts in the comments box below!

My Vote

Unsurprisingly I am going to stick with my beloved Shalimar and vote for Shalimar Parfum Initial. As much as I dreaded the release of this young and pink interpretation of Shalimar I have to admit that I have fallen head-over-heels for it and I definitely wear it more than I do the original. I don’t care what the haters say, Parfum Initial is one of my main jams and it really is very good. Really!