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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Shalimar: Montre Flacon

Flacon Montre (Watch Bottle) c1936-1999

Starting in 1936, Shalimar came in a round, disk shaped eau de cologne bottle with a cone shaped stopper. This is called the Montre, or watch bottle. Flacon created by Pochet et du Courval to hold eaux de cologne, first used with Cachet Jaune in 1936, also held various other scents such as Shalimar, Mitsouko, Jicky, Fol Arome, Chamade, Chant D'Aromes, Liu, L'Heure Bleue, Vol de Nuit, Sous Le Vent, Chypre 53, Parure and more.

A rare 1950 Christmas holiday presentation for Shalimar consists of the disk shaped bottle and a small, square red cotton ladies scarf printed with an image of this Shalimar flacon. They were housed in a rectangular, white cardboard case, with white satin interior.

  • 50cc/50ml/1.7 oz - 11cm/4.33" (1936-1950)
  • 64cc/64ml/2.16 oz - 12.5cm/4.92" (1972-1979) changed 60ml
  • 100cc/100ml/3.4 oz - 14.6cm/5.75" (1936-1999)
  • 125cc/125ml/4.2 oz - 16cm/6.3" (1960-1972)
  • 200cc/200ml/6.7 oz - 18.5cm/7.28" (1936-1999)
  • 500cc/500ml/16.9 oz - 24.3cm/9.57" (1936)
  • 1 liter/1000ml - 30cm/11.81" (1936)
  • 2 liter/2000ml - 37.5cm/14.75" (1970)
  • 3 liter/3000ml - 42cm/16.54" (1979)
  • 1936-1972: ground glass stopper
  • 1972-1979: gold screw-cap stopper
  • 1979-1999: plastic stopper

Since it was used for all of Guerlain's standard colognes, only the central disk of color varied with the names of perfume. Shalimar bottles had a red label, from 1972-1979 Shalimar, when in a Montre with a gold cap, the bottle sometimes had a Navy Blue center.

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