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I am looking for an early 1970's bottle of Shalimar.  I've done some research and have read the following links.

 

http://perfumeshrine.blogspot.com/2008/09/shalimar-by-guerlain-review-and-history.html

 

http://angelairasperfumes.blogspot.com/2012/04/guide-to-vintage-shalimar.html

 

I now know that the "vintage" Shalimar that I have dates from 1981 to 1986.  I can tell the difference between the Saint Gobain des Jonqueres bottle and the Pochet et du Corval.  Also I could probably spot a Baccarat.

 

I thought that all the early gold labels just said Shalimar.  But then I found this one on e-bay that claims to be 1967.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1967-GUERLAIN-Shalimar-Perfume-Sealed-1-0-Fl-Oz-Bottle-in-Both-BOXES-/330939741131?pt=fragrance&hash=item4d0d8bb3cb 

(The item number is 330939741131 on case the link doesn't work.)

 

Notice the label says "Parfum Shalimar Guerlain Paris 68% vol"  I thought all the older labels just said "Shalimar"  (except of course for the famous "90").

 

The black and white packaging I believe is correct for the era but I think that packaging was used from the 1960's until well into the early 1980's.  Not sure so some help here would also be appreciated..

 

Another question I have is about the Marly horse.  It seemed to come and go.  Does anyone know when it was used and when it wasn't used? 

 

Any help would be much appreciated.  I am amazed at how little information is out there since Shalimar is so popular..  I've worn this for a long time and now wish I had saved everything from empty bottles to packaging and the sales slips.

 

Betsy


Edited by BetsyMeszaros - 6/18/13 at 3:18pm