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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Flacon Montre (Watch Bottle) c1936-1999

Flacon Montre (Watch) c1936 - 1999



Flacon created by Pochet et du Courval to hold eaux de toilette, 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 1950 article reads "Guerlain recommends spraying a room with their famous Shalimar eau de cologne. This is a lighter form of their famous perfume. Because it is lighter, it is less expensive and can be used more lavishly."

  • 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) 
  • 400cc/400ml/13.5 oz -9.5" (1936-1972) 
  • 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) 
Stoppers:
  • 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. Some perfumes had two or more different colored dots at different times, such as the case for Shalimar which originally had a red dot, but was later seen with a navy blue one.
  • Red/Navy Blue for Shalimar 
  • Orange/Yellow for Cachet Jaune 
  • Sky Blue for L'Heure Bleue 
  • Royal Purple for Ode 
  • Pink for Fleur de Feu 
  • Navy Blue Vol de Nuit 
  • Orange/Light Pink for Chant D'Aromes 
  • Emerald Green for Mitsouko 
  • Deep Purple/Burgundy for Jicky 
  • Light Aqua for Chamade 
  • Turquoise for Parure 
  • Sage Green for Chypre 53 
  • Black for Liu 




Original patent information when the design was submitted:
"DESCRIPTION
July 27, 1937. R. GUERLAIN Des 105,379
BOTTLE Filed June 12, 1957 Wayland g INVENTOR.
M ATTORNEYS Patented July 27, 1937 UNITED STATES Des. 105,379
PATENT OFFICE DESIGN FOR A BOTTLE Raymond Guerlain, Paris, France, assignor to Guerlain Perfumery Corporation of Delaware, Wilmington, Del., a, corporation of Delaware Application June 12, 1937, Serial No. 69,810
Term of patent 14 years.
 
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Raymond Guerlain, a citizen of the Republic of France, residing at Paris, France, have invented a new, original, and ornamental Design for a Bottle, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawing forming a part thereof.
- In the drawing:-
Fig. 1 is a front elevation of a bottle Showing my design.
Fig. 2 is a perspective View thereof.
Fig. 3 is a sectional View taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 4 is a side View partially in section.
I claim:
The ornamental design for a bottle substantially as shown.
RAYMOND GUERLAIN."


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