Please enter your surname
Please enter a valid email address
Please fill in your message
Please confirm the captcha

The information provided on this form concerning you is intended for the use of our institution and our technical service providers in order to process your request. By submitting this form, you agree to our privacy policy regarding personal data. In accordance with Law No. 78-17 of January 6, 1978, as amended, and the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to access, rectify, erase, object to, and limit the processing of personal data concerning you. You also have the right to data portability and to define directives regarding the management of your data after your death. These rights can be exercised by contacting us via email at For more information, please refer to the legal notices.

Monsieur Inwood

A fragrance, Shalimar


A fragrance, Shalimar


My dear readers,

When I am asked to quote a strong memory left by my mother, I like to answer: "her perfume".

Some women wear the same fragrance throughout their lives. Fragrances mark time and memories. For years, my mother has worn Guerlain's Shalimar, and when I feel this fragrance, my childhood memories come to life.

I like to ask for a sample of Shalimar when I go to a perfume shop, to "remember"! Feeling that smell is enough to make me happy and comfort me.


In 1925, Jacques Guerlain created Shalimar. The fragrance was inspired by a legendary love story, the one of Mumtaz and Emperor Shah Jaha.

It was created in tribute to the young Indian princess for whom her husband had built the most emblematic mausoleum, the Taj Mahal! The perfumer imagined a feminine and very sensual perfume, in the name of Shalimar, literally meaning "abode of love" in Sanskrit.

I find this oriental perfume very captivating. Its sweet and balsamic notes make it an extraordinary enveloping fragrance.

Jean-Claude Ellena, a French perfumer, said: "The strength of perfume is to make the absent person present". Shalimar alone contains all my childhood and a multitude of happy memories!

See you soon!

Back to Archives
Le Marquis - POPUP

Book with us and win exclusive gifts!

From July 26 to August 11 and from August 28 to September 8, our Parisian hotels are organizing their own games, with many pizes to be won, including Aurélie Bidermann bracelets and Poiray watches worth €2,190

At Inwood Hotels, everyone wins, as part of tickets are turned into donations for a disability sport program called “Association Sportive Handi Jeunes de Paris”.