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    Question Chanel Date Code.

    I ran a search and found a thread on codes for Chanel but the system of dating does not seem to match the bottle I am looking at. It has 92200. Any thoughts? By the way the juice Cristalle and is a light yellow. What color is the new stuff?
    Last edited by N_Tesla; 9th April 2010 at 10:00 PM.

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    Default Re: Chanel Date Code.

    It looks like Chanel batch numbers go in cycles of one hundred months, with 00xx indicating December 1999, and 99xx March 2008. In April 2008 I assume they started again with 00xx batch numbers, and indeed my latest bottles are in the 00xx to 22xx range, so it looks like the system is still in use. I don't know when this way of numbering bottles came about, but it doesn't appear to be possible to tell the difference between a bottle made in December 1999 and April 2008 using the datecalculator website. I don't know the significance of the remaining digits, but they don't appear to relate to the specific perfumes as I have bottles of Pour Monsieur EdT and No.19 parfum with the serial number 8001. I don't know if any of this is relevant to bottles with five digit serial numbers, which seem to be older.
    Last edited by sean-dt; 9th April 2010 at 11:06 PM.

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    Default Re: Chanel Date Code.

    N_Tesla, are you sure that is the right code? The date code is either stamped with actual ink (very light grey or dark blue in color generally) on the low back side of bottles, or on the bottom of some older bottles, or engraved faintly into the bottom of the box. I can't really be of any more help, but here are my Chanel codes in case anyone can decipher them:

    Recent No. 5 Parfum 3.5ml: 2011

    Vintage 70s-80s era No. 5 Parfum 7ml: 87Y

    Recent No. 19 EDT 3.4oz: 9401

    Recent No. 5 EDT 3.4oz: 2114

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