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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Shalimar Limited Edition Inverse c2000

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.  I am unsure of the bottle's manufacturer, but it is not a Baccarat flacon.

The box is flocked midnight blue instead of the lavender hue that we associate with Shalimar boxes.

It stands 4" tall. Has a clear label on base "Guerlain Bottle made in France", also has contents information on a secondary label.
  • 30ml Eau de Parfum splash retailed for 350 francs
  • 125ml Eau de Toilette splash retailed for 500 francs


Guerlain ad c1939

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wednesday 25 October 1939, page 3

Buckley's Present the Newest range of French Perfumes by GUERLAIN OF PARIS

Now is the time to buy French Perfumes while stocks are complete. The rare beauty and worth of Guerlain's needs no emphasizing. Come to Buckley's Perfume Dept at 5 or earliest for the most comprehensive range in Melbourne at pre-war prices.

Extracts: Jicky Perfume, Cuir-de-Russie, L'Heure Bleue, Rue-de-la-Paix, Champs Elysees, Mitsouko, Jasmin, Djedi, Shalimar, Liu, Sous-le-Vent, Vol-de-Nuit . .

From BULK-Special 1-Dram Jeweled Bottles of Jicky, Cuir-de-Russie, Mitsouko, L'Heure Bleue, Rue-de-la-Paix Violette.

Guerlain French Lipsticks. Lipsticks, chrome cases, in the scarce shades of Clair, Orange, Medium, Mandrin, Fonce, Sweet Pea, Tropical, Black Tulip, Caraïbe.

Face Powder Aux Balloons: Mitsouko and L'Heure Bleue in the following colors-Rose, Ochre, Brune, Paille

Flacon Lanterne (Lantern) c1935-1943

Flacon Lanterne (Lantern) c1935-1943

Flacon created by Pochet et du Courval to hold extraits of:

  • Ambre
  • Apres L'Ondee
  • Cuir de Russie
  • Guerlinade
  • Jasmin
  • Jicky
  • Lavande
  • Liu
  • Pois de Senteur
  • Rue de la Paix
  • Sous le Vent
  • Vega
  • Violette

and others

The bottle was reissued in 1999 to hold a limited edition extrait of Guet Apens.
  • 10cc/10ml/0.338 oz - 5.4cm/2.13" (size reserved for export) 
  • 30cc/30ml/1 oz - 7.3cm/2.87" (size reserved for export) 
  • 80cc/80ml/2.7 oz - 9.7cm/3.82" (1935-1943) 
  • 125cc/125ml/4.2 oz - 11.5cm/4.53" (reissued in 1999 125ml/4.2 oz - 12cm/4.72" for Guet Apens) 
  • 250cc/250ml/8.4 oz - 14cm/5.51" (1935-1943)

c1938 ad

    Talcum "Lyre" Flacons c1923-1960s

    Talcum "Lyre" Flacons c1923-1960s

    Beautiful frosted glass talcum powder bottles were in the shape of a lyre or guitar. they held six scents: Shalimar, Mitsouko, Guerlinade, Rue de la Paix, Vol de Nuit, Liu, Fleur de Feu and L'Heure Bleue.

    The talcum powder in this frosted glass bottle was introduced in 1923, then it was being put up in a white plastic canister in the late 1960's, then it was sold in a turquoise canister in the 1980s.

    c1925 advertisement

    c1940s advertisement

    Guerlain Perfumes Ad c1879

    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Thursday 16 January 1879, page 2