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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Shalimar c2010 Limited Edition Flacon

A rare limited edition was released as a lcollector's piece, Shalimar flacon dubbed the "Exceptional Edition": studded with diamonds and sapphires, these bottles retail for 49,000 pounds or $75,750.00 each.

Naissance Shalimar Guerlain c2009 Limited Edition Presentation

Serge Mansau created a superb limited edition sculpture featuring 5 vintage 1930s Baccarat crystal Shalimar flacons resting inside of a plexiglass slab. Four of the flacons are empty and are fixed inside the slab, and only one is full of freshly made parfum extrait in a 20ml size and this one is loose so that it can be removed for applying the perfume. Only 19 examples of this limited edition set will be sold in Guerlain boutiques around the world. 

The limited edition is known as "Naissance Shalimar Guerlain" and represents the birth of Shalimar.

Shalimar Eau de Parfum c2000 Limited Edition Flacon

For this limited edition,Guerlain decided to have the bottle itself made up of a sapphire blue crystal and the stopper clear crystal, instead of the reverse.This was a 30ml size eau de parfum splash that retailed for 350 francs. It was also available in eau de toilette in the 125ml size for 500 francs.

Shalimar Eau de Parfum c1999 Limited Edition Flacon

Shalimar 1 oz Eau de Parfum Splash in limited edition cobalt blue crystal. This may have been a special edition for Christmas that year. I am unsure of the bottle's manufacturer, I believe it is Pochet et du Courval, I do know that it is not a Baccarat flacon. It stands 4" tall. Has a clear label on base "Guerlain Bottle made in France", also has contents information on a secondary label. 
It is a pretty rare bottle.

Photo by ebay seller covededcastoffs

Shalimar 75th Anniversary Edition c1999

This limited edition anniversary bottle was quite special, it had a clear crystal stopper instead of the usual blue. The box is a flocked midnight blue color.

It was available in the following:
  • 1 oz Eau de Parfum splash
  • 2 oz Eau de Parfum splash
  • 4.2 oz Eau de Toilette splash

Guerlain Cobalt Vanity Jar Set c1993

Guerlain Cobalt Vanity Jar and Perfume Atomizer Set exclusive to the Guerlain boutiques. Sold from 1993 til 1999. The glass vanity jars and perfume atomizer were topped with a gilded ball decorated with a stylized scale pattern reminiscent of the Meteorites compact. The matching hair brush and comb were also decorated with the ball.

Poudre Orientale by Guerlain c1850

Poudre Orientale by Guerlain, circa 1850, oriental powder for the nails. It would give a rosy tint and healthy looking shine to the fingernails.

photo by museu del perfum

Shalimar 60th Anniversary Flacon c1986

Shalimar 60th Anniversary Flacon c1986

Shalimar was encased in a block of lucite. It celebrated the 60th anniversary of the perfume. The bottom of the bottle reads 60th ANNIVERSARY. It measures 4 inches high by 3 inches wide.

La Collection des Champs Elysées c2011

Limited Edition from 2011- La Collection des Champs Elysées 

Superbe coffret Guerlain "La Collection des Champs Elysées" containing 3 prestige extraits de parfum, 5ml : L'Instant, Shalimar and Insolence. Black velvet box. Retailed for: $210

Half Ounces Perfume Bottles c1961

In a 1961 edition of Playbill, it has been mentioned that Shalimar, L"Heure Bleue, Vol de Nuit and Mitsouko were making their new debuts in 0.5 oz size bottles, but the scent, the packaging and boxes remained the same.