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Monday, May 1, 2017

Strange Shalimar Perfume Bottle c1970s

I came across this unusual vintage Shalimar extrait bottle on ebay a few weeks ago and felt it was highly suspect. I have never seen this bottle shape before in any Guerlain advertising and wondered if perhaps it was a well crafted vintage fake or if it was an item made only for sale in the United States or Canada.

The Shalimar label on the bottle is askew and just looks weird. The bottle sits inside of a cardboard insert. There is a weird little sign underneath the bottle of which I have never seen before. There is a price of $35.00 printed on the box where the Ref # (Catalog #) should be.

The price would be about right for the time period for a 1 oz bottle as it was retailing for $30 in 1973 and the price went up to $40 and ounce in 1976.

Why would extrait be housed in this ugly bottle. It appears that it could be used for travel.