Welcome to Marie’s Vintage Perfumes. This store is a collection of vintage perfume bottles from the estate of Marie-Louise Fredyma, my mother who passed away in 2010 after nearly 70 years in the antique business. Marie’s perfumes were a special place in her collection of antiques and vintage items and are now offered for sale as part of her estate. This listing for a non-MLF estate item. The items belong to another person that has asked me to list them for sale. Vintage Guerlain Shalimar Perfume Bottle/Purple Boxes – Unused 1/3 OZ – Full, Bacarrat Style Flacon. Bottle has gold label “Shalimar” on front. Stopper is blue and has painted”Guerlain Paris” in gold. Bottle is open and 3/4+ full with original perfume. Bottle is 3″ in height and 2″ in width at largest point. Bottle on base is marked in glass “Bottle Made in France” AND “Guerlain”. Box is purple and in good condition. The House of Guerlain is one of the oldest perfume houses in the world. It was founded in 1828 when Pierre-Francois Pascal Guerlain opened up his first perfume store on 42, Rue de Rivoli in Paris. Pierre-Francois composed and manufactured custom perfumes with the help of his two sons, Aime & Gabriel. His unique approach was to personalize perfume for a specific person, place or event. Honore de Balzac commisioned his own eau de toilette during the writing of. La Sylphide, le Journal des Elegances. Scented each issue with a different fragrance by Guerlain. Guerlain catered to the high society of Paris, and obtained a very loyal following. The perfume house was so successful that Guerlain decided to open a flagship store at 15, Rue de la Paix in Paris in 1840. The house was at its peak in 1853 with it’s fragrance. Eau de Cologne Imperiale. This perfume gained Guerlain the prestigious title of His Majesty’s Official Perfumer of France. This in turn led him to create perfumes for other royals such as Queen Victoria of England, Empress Sissi of Austria and Queen Isabella of Spain as well as other crowned heads of royalty. Pierre-Francois passed away in 1854 and his sons inherited the perfume house. Aime became the master perfumer, a tradition that would be upheld for the next master perfumer in lineage. Gabriel managed and further expanded the house. Aime, created several fragrances for the perfume house, these include. Fleur d’Italie, Rococo. Eau de Cologne de Coq. And his greatest creation. In 1914, Guerlain moved to 68, Champs-Elysees Paris. The business was then handed down to Gabriel’s sons, Jacques & Pierre Guerlain. Jacques became the third master perfumer and created many fragrances in his lifetime. Eau de Coq, L’Heure Bleu, Apres L’Ondee, Shalimar, Vol de Nuit , Ode. Jacques grandson, Jean-Paul Guerlain is the fourth generation master perfumer and has authored several perfumes and men’s colognes including. Vetiver, Habit Rouge, Samsara, Nahema, Jardins de Bagatelle. Shalimar perfume was created in 1925 by the perfume house of Guerlain. It is is classified as a refined oriental fragrance. Shalimar is the flagship perfume of Guerlain. The design of the bottle was designed by Raymond Guerlain and Baccarat and remains the most successful of all the Guerlain perfumes. It was named after the garden in Srinagar, built for Mumtaz Mahal, wife of Shah Jahan in honor of his wife. Shalimar means’Temple of Love’ in Sanskrit. Shalimar proved to be so successful that a rival company decided to cash in on the popularity and launched a perfume of the same name, a legal battle ensued, forcing Guerlain to temporarily replace the perfume’s name with its stock number No. 90 on bottles that were exported. These bottles are very rare to find. Shalimar was one of the first scents to incorporate the synthetic vanilla compound, vanillin. I read somewhere that Shalimar was created from mixing Jicky and vanillin. The scent of Shalimar is deep and velvety black with the scent of lemon hinted medicinal vanilla. Night-blooming flowers, vanilla and musks blend exquisitely in this heady, romantic and sensual scent to create instant and lasting intrigue. Shalimar was presented in several different flacons over the years, all bottles will have a gilded label. The oldest design is it’s original one from 1925, the urn shaped flacon by Baccarat, this design was also copied and used for Shalimar by the glass houses of Cristal Romesnil and Pochet et du Courval. Look on the base of your bottle for acid stamps for Baccarat or Cristal Romesnil, these markings add value to your bottle. The mark for Pochet et du Courval is an entwined HP molded into the base of the bottle. The bottle is made up of clear crystal with a fluted base, and a blue glass stopper with Guerlain in gold. A very rare example will have the stopper in just plain clear crystal and gold lettering. This vintage bottle would have came housed in a lilac flocked hinged box, simulating velvet. The bottle will lay down perfectly in a specifically cut out portion of the box. Bottle is in excellent condition with no cracks, scratches, or chips. Labels are in very good condition. Box is in good condition. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as “gifts” – US and International government regulations prohibit this. Buyers Responsibility for Reporting Damaged Items. The item “Vintage Guerlain Shalimar Perfume Bottle/Purple Boxes Unused 1/3 OZ Full” is in sale since Sunday, July 10, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Vanity, Perfume & Shaving\Perfumes\Decorative Glass/Crystal”. The seller is “jtf200601″ and is located in Dover, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: France