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Monday, June 29, 2015

Flacon Goutte (Teardrop) c1923-2001

Flacon Goutte (Teardrop) c1923-2001





Bottle created by Pochet et du Courval to hold eaux de toilette only. Bottle also made by different manufacturers over the years. Created as the standard Eau de Toilette presentation. The frosted glass stopper is made of two cockle shells; the label depicts two dolphins known as ‘Etiquette Dauphin’. “Toilet water in an oval bottle with atomizer top is new, $5.” ( 1939) “Guerlain now has a $5 size of toilet water in all the popular fragrances such as Shalimar, L’Heure Bleue, Vol de Nuit, Coque D’Or, Liu, Mitsouko, Sous Le Vent and Jicky.” (1940, Drug and Cosmetic Industry, Volume 46)

This bottle held over 30 different perfumes:
  • A Travers Champs 
  • Apres L'Ondee 
  • Atuana
  • Bouquet de Faunes
  • Cachet Jaune 
  • Candide Effluve 
  • Chamade 
  • Champs Elysees 
  • Chant D'Aromes 
  • Chypre
  • Coque D'Or 
  • Cuir de Russie 
  • Dawamesk 
  • Djedi
  • Du Coq
  • Esprit de Fleurs Nouvelles
  • Fleur de Feu 
  • Fol Arome 
  • Gardenia
  • Geranium
  • Guerlilas
  • Guerlarose
  • Habit Rouge 
  • Heliotrope
  • Jasmin 
  • Jicky 
  • L'Heure Bleue 
  • Lavande 
  • Lilas 
  • Liu 
  • Mitsouko 
  • Mouchoir de Monsieur
  • Muguet
  • No. 90 (Shalimar)
  • Oeillet
  • Parure 
  • Pois de Senteur
  • Pour Troubler
  • Quand Vient L'Ete
  • Rue de la Paix 
  • Shalimar 
  • Sous Le Vent 
  • Vague Souvenir
  • Vega 
  • Vetiver
  • Vol de Nuit 
Different manufacturers:
  • 50cc/50ml/1.7 oz - 8 to 9cm/3.15" to 3.54" (1973) replaced by 50ml - 8.9 cm (1983-1988) 
  • 100cc/100ml/3.4 oz - 12 to 13cm/4.72" to 5.12" (1938) replaced by 100ml - 12.5 cm (1983-1994) 
  • 250cc/250ml/8.4 oz - 16 to 17cm/6.3" to 6.69" (1923) replaced by 250ml - 16.8 cm (1983-1995) 
  • 500cc/500ml/16.9 oz - 20 to 21cm/7.87" to 8.27" (1923-2001) 
  • 1 liter - 25 to 26cm/9.84" to 10.24" (1923-1999) 

Stoppers:
  • 1923-1973: ground glass 
  • 1973-1980: glass with plastic dowel 
  • 1980-1987: gilded glass with screw on plastic dowel 
  • 1987-2002: glass with plastic dowel 
Labels:
  • 1923-1979: newsprint dolphin label 
  • 1980-1987: Black and gold oval label 
  • 1987-2001: no label, silk screened serigraphy on bottle instead


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