Shiloh by Hors la Monde : New Fragrance


Shiloh (meaning “his gift” in Hebrew) is the latest fragrance created by perfumer Michel Roudnitska. Collaborating with Symine Salimpour, he composed a fragrance that combines bergamot, rose, patchouli, and woods in a dramatic and ravishing manner. Hors là Monde, the company created by Salimpour, has witnessed a law suit from Angelina Jolie over the name Shiloh.

As Washington Post article mentions, “After a five-month legal battle with perhaps the most famous mother and child on the planet, Angelina Jolie and Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, Salimpour won the legal right to call her new perfume Shiloh.” Salimpour began developing the fragrance long before Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt was born on May 27, 2006.

Painting: Marc Chagall, Bride with a Fan.


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  • greeneyes: First Metallica, and now this…Good for Salimpour! I’m happy they triumphed over the silly arrogance of celebrity. August 1, 2007 at 5:14pm Reply

  • violetnoir: I am so happy for Salimpour! I heard about the fragrance and can’t wait to test it!

    Hugs! August 1, 2007 at 10:40pm Reply

  • Preya: Does Angelina Jolie think she owns the name just because she’s famous? Nonsensical. August 1, 2007 at 9:05pm Reply

  • Theresa: Interesting news and a silly law suit, with due respect to Anelina Jolie, whom I love dearly as an actress and a model. I’m glad it did not fall through, because it would have made no sense at all to claim “copyright” to a name of a person. Trademark laws are suppose to prevent confusion between different brands of a similar kind of product… Or different brands selling similar goods.

    On another note, Shiloh does not mean “his gift” in Hebrew. It is a name of the place where the arc of the covenant was kept in the holy tent after the Israelites arrived to Israel but before the first temple was built. August 2, 2007 at 12:16am Reply

  • chayaruchama: This sounds so alluring- and it’s always lovely to hear news of you and your exploits.

    So Ms. Jolie is put out ?
    Tant pis, oh lovely creature…
    Next, we’ll dredge up Civil War ghosts to protest the usage, LOL. August 2, 2007 at 8:03am Reply

  • chayaruchama: Whoops !
    LOVE the Chagall, BTW.
    WHAT a man… August 2, 2007 at 8:04am Reply

  • Bela: Just wondering what Hors là Monde is supposed to mean. French words, certainly; meaningful French name, nope! August 2, 2007 at 11:41am Reply

  • Marian Bendeth: This is Symine Salimpour’s official website:

    Marian Bendeth August 2, 2007 at 4:26pm Reply

  • Ina: Can I just say I want to slap Angelina Jolie in the face? Who does she think she is? Ugh. I briefly tested Shiloh but not enough to make a conclusive opinion. Am definitely looking forward to smelling it again. August 2, 2007 at 7:26pm Reply

  • Lucy: That is shocking, that a lawsuit could even get started on such a flimsy premise. As Chaya says, one’s first thought is of the Civil War, and as beautiful as the sound of the name may be, it does have that sad note to it…
    Sounds like such an appealing fragrance, so glad they could name it as they pleased. August 3, 2007 at 11:40am Reply

  • Aline et Valcour: Hors là Monde?? …deconstructed french, disseminated hebrew and a ludicrous lawsuit with a celebrity to create a buzz for one more niche fragrance line on the market. hopefully Michel Roudnitska may bring substance, authenticity and insight to this project. August 4, 2007 at 2:20pm Reply

  • Aline et Valcour: I ‘m taking Jolie ‘s side here. launching this Shiloh fragrance is no or very little coincidence. whatever it means in hebrew this sounds first and foremost like a celebrity child ‘s name, personnally would I be launching a fragrance I would never go for this kind of confusion and name association. anyways I ‘m sure that “gift” won ‘t come up as a gift on its pricetag! August 4, 2007 at 3:51pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Aline et Valcour, but Jolie was the one suing, not the other way around.

    While Hors la Monde makes little sense to me, it is not incorrect to say that Shiloh means “gift.” It is a word with several meanings and with a number of interpretations depending on the context of its usage, according to some of my Hebrew friends. August 4, 2007 at 3:20pm Reply

  • symine salimpour: Hi,

    I would like to thank you for your very nice article and let you know that

    Hors La Monde introduces

    SHILOH perfume

    from the 17th to the 24th of december


    Henri Bendel

    712 Fifth avenue, New York, NY 10103

    We hope to see you soon,


    Symine November 18, 2007 at 1:52pm Reply

  • Alda: I love it, but it remember me Eau Savage, I used when I was a little girl. July 19, 2013 at 8:38am Reply

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