dont open it!
just give it to me
I have found a wrapped box of L'Heure Bleue extrait. The paper is light blue with a dark blue label which says "Extrait L'Huere Bleue No 40.623 Guerlain Paris France"
There is a white stamp on the bottom of the box with red print, in french. (Looks like a vendors stamp to me.) There is a capital "A" & "LH1" on the stamp in black ink.
No size is given on the exterior but the box is heavy. It stands 4 3/4" tall by 2 3/4" wide by 1 15/16" deep.
I haven't yet opened the wrapping, so I have no idea what the bottle looks like.
Any ideas of the age of this particular "edition" of L'Heure Bleue? I would very much appreciate your insights into this particular bottle of perfume.
Last edited by RHM; 21st May 2009 at 02:01 AM.
dont open it!
just give it to me
Calling Monsieur Guerlain, Monsieur Guerlain, you're needed on the Male Fragrance board!
The so-called "banded blue box" was produced between 1936 and the beginning of the fifties Great find! If it was mine, I couldn't resist opening it!
Remember Pandoras' box? DO NOT OPEN IT? Just send it to me shipping collect and I will place it back in the hall of the ages.
By the way, can we hear the whole story about how you came to aquire this great archeolfactive artifact? Please?
This was a case of being in the right place at the right time...pure & simple.
I had been out taking photos of the iris gardens. It was hot. I wanted out of the sun. I needed to waste about 45 minutes, as it was too late to go home before I picked my daughter up from school.
So, I headed over to a used book store, with the idea of getting a paperback "cookie book" (that's one I'll finish in 3 hrs or less) then popping into a shop to see "if they had any perfumes".
The shop I remembered was closed: it was there 20 years ago. There was that Roman glass I always regretted passing by. His competitor was just a few doors up the block. (Bet it is the same guy.)
Anyway, the Opium was prominently displayed in several sizes, as was a very aged L'Air du Temps & a bottle of Catalyst. I nosed around, scared a sales lady who was sorting clothing in the cool basement. Feeling rather guilty about frightening the woman, I returned to the heat upstairs, poked around a bit more & found the banded blue box of L'Heure Bleue. (Which I still have not opened but then again, neither have I slept.)
I inquired after the price, managed NOT to faint. Asked politely after a bottle of the aforementioned Opium and purchased both. Since I cannot wear Opium, it should be an indication as to my state of mind.
Whilst I was waiting, a gentleman in a baseball cap came into the shop & inquired after the bottle of L'Heure Bleue. His diction was very fine. The salesman told him it must have been "sold over the weekend." This convinced me that the shop keeper hadn't a clue what LHB was & I needed to get it home immediately where it could be properly appreciated.
OMG how wonderful. I keep hoping to have a moment like this.
Note to self: Do more impulsive shopping in tiny little retail stores!
"Until you practice surrender, the spiritual dimension is something you read about, talk about, get excited about, write books about, think about, believe in ó or donít, as the case may be. It makes no difference. Not until you surrender does it become a living reality in your life."
-- Eckhart Tolle
Oh my god, if you didn't faint, I will!!
~ Anais ~
great bottle and great story!!!
i always like to go in old perfume retail shops instead of malls
Vetiver The Great!!!
I am of the camp that urges you to OPEN, USE & ENJOY!!!! Without delay! You'll be glad you did. That is what this stuff is for. It has been waiting there all this time for you to come along and free that fragrance! Let it bloom on your skin.
See my blog; http://www.basenotes.net/blogs/2645-kumquat
Egads, my kindness just kicked me in the @)($! I saw a similar sealed box matching your description down to every detail on EBay and, thinking that this was the box that you wanted to purchased, held back and did not bid on it. The sale closed yesterday and now I don't have the courage to look it up.
Weeping....uncontrollably weeping, I tell you!
Don a wig of larks and fly!
Last edited by malabah; 24th September 2009 at 09:33 PM.