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    Default Re: Guerlain Derby batch codes: PLEASE CONTRIBUTE YOURS

    I have a 125 ml. Bee bottle with batch code 9X01. Ordered from http://www.placevendome.be in Belgium earlier this year.
    Jan Pieter

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    Bee Bottle Brown Ribbon 9P01

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    Updated.... thanks Gents

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    Default Re: Guerlain Derby batch codes: PLEASE CONTRIBUTE YOURS

    Bump with my Derby (white ribbon)

    6L01 = Derby - 125ml EDT



    Would you care for Guerlain codes that aren't Derby?

    PD5J1 = Imperiale Extra Dry - 250ml splash - zig-zag & stripe box
    PA5J1 = Imperiale Extra Dry - 100ml spray tester
    5D01 = Heritage EdP
    6L01 = Bois d'Armenie
    6M01 = Attrape Coeur
    6M01 - Philtre d'Amour
    7A01 = Sous le Vent
    7J01 = Vetiver pour Elle
    8U01 = Habit Rouge L'Extrait
    0V02 = Shalimar Ode a la Vanille

    The pre-1980's bottles seem like they don't have batch codes, correct?

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    Hi -long time lurker, first time poster - love the site

    I don't know if this is of any help, and apologies if it's been posted elsewhere, but I found this site, which (when I check various fragrances and cosmetics that I own) seems to be accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    These sort of batch code algorithms give me a headache when I think about them too hard.
    LOL! True enough.

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    Mine says vc 23p2

    100 ML spray

    mine has a blue label, but no cap.. so I think it was probably a tester. It's an EDT

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    It is amazing that a house that charges as much as they do for their fragrances has the poor quality control and batch inconsistencies of Guerlain. A total amateur outfit. What a joke Guerlain is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minaj View Post
    It is amazing that a house that charges as much as they do for their fragrances has the poor quality control and batch inconsistencies of Guerlain. A total amateur outfit. What a joke Guerlain is.
    I don't find that their fragrances have batch inconsistencies at all. Nor do I think that they are an amateur outfit. They have been making legendary perfumes for generations. I don't really call that amateur or a joke. Creed is another story. Their batches can be extremely inconsistent.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Derby batch codes: PLEASE CONTRIBUTE YOURS

    I find that their fragrances have major batch inconsistencies. I think that they are an amateur outfit.

    Creed has been making legendary perfumes for generations. I don't really call that amateur or a joke.

    Guerlain is another story. Their batches can be extremely inconsistent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by volley2 View Post
    Bee Bottle Brown Ribbon 9P01
    Same here
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minaj View Post
    Creed has been making legendary perfumes for generations. I don't really call that amateur or a joke.

    Guerlain is another story. Their batches can be extremely inconsistent.
    LOL. Is it Opposite Day, or something?

    Anyway, I have the 125 ml. bee bottle w/ brown ribbon, batch code 0Q02.
    Current top 10:

    1. L'Artisan Dzing!
    2. Lorenzo Villoresi Yerbamate
    3. Guerlain Bois d'Armenie
    4. L'Artisan Al Oudh
    5. Bond No. 9 Andy Warhol Silver Factory
    6. Parfumerie Generale Bois Blond
    7. Andy Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain
    8. Guerlain Derby
    9. Geo F Trumper Eucris
    10. Parfum d'Empire Ambre Russe
    Currently wearing: Aventus by Creed

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    Default Re: Guerlain Derby batch codes: PLEASE CONTRIBUTE YOURS

    Wait. What was the point of this again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    Wait. What was the point of this again?
    If the first paragraph of my first post was insufficient for you to get a grasp of the reason for this exercise, I'll reiterate by telling you Im compiling a spreadsheet of codes, bottles and dates in an attempt to see a pattern emerge, which may allow us to accurately date our vintage bottles. It has been done before with other scents and other houses.

    But you're not obliged to contribute. Others have, and others will. Its all good.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Derby batch codes: PLEASE CONTRIBUTE YOURS

    Sorry for the stupid question but i really didnt get it. Now i do. I saw a bee bottle of Derby at a perfume shop and they are calling it "vintage". I will have to go back and see if i can get a look at the code, so i can contribute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclmind View Post
    I don't find that their fragrances have batch inconsistencies at all. Nor do I think that they are an amateur outfit. They have been making legendary perfumes for generations. I don't really call that amateur or a joke. Creed is another story. Their batches can be extremely inconsistent.
    Totally agree with mrclmind on the good consistencies of Guerlain scents, and their being an old fragrance house with a REAL history.

    Faux histories are around in many marketing "legends" and some people fall for it hook, line and sinker.
    "No elegance is possible without it...perfume is a part of you." Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    Totally agree with mrclmind on the good consistencies of Guerlain scents, and their being an old fragrance house with a REAL history.

    Faux histories are around in many marketing "legends" and some people fall for it hook, line and sinker.
    To each their own I guess. I personally think Wasser is actually doing a much better job than many people expected him to.

    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    Sorry for the stupid question but i really didnt get it. Now i do. I saw a bee bottle of Derby at a perfume shop and they are calling it "vintage". I will have to go back and see if i can get a look at the code, so i can contribute.
    I don't recall Derby being available in a bee bottle prior to the reissue... I could be wrong. They could be using the term "vintage" in a different manner than many of us here use it, meaning older formulation.

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    Mine (100 mL EdT pour Homme, spray) is WH 5AB 1. One odd thing is that the bottom (part of the bottle, not the sticker nor engraving) says COPYRIGHT 1982.
    Last edited by zliang; 3rd January 2012 at 01:31 AM.

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    Hi, This is Michael and I have just joined. The batch code on my 1988? Derby 100ml after shave is PH 4BA 3. Do you think that Geurlain might be happy to let you into the secret of thie batch code?

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    I got the following response from Geurlain:

    Dear Sir,

    I acknowledge receipt of your mail from 2/2/2012 and I thank you for sending it.

    According to the batch code provided, I inform you that your product was made in 1996.
    I am sorry to inform you but I can't interpret that batch code which is confidential.
    For your information, in the new products, the first digit of the batch code means the year of production.

    I inform you that the average shelf life of a perfume is 40 months in normal and predictable conditions of storage and use. It is the period in which Guerlain guarantee all the benefits of the product. We recommend you store products away from heat, light and humidity.

    Thank you for your loyalty and interest in our brand.

    Yours faithfully,

    Isabelle ROUSSEAU
    Customer Service Department
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorcery of Scent View Post
    Hey gents,

    I am trying to decypher the batch coding on the base of my derby bottles, and ask anyone who happens to have a Derby "eagle" bottle to kindly chime in. Maybe we can somehow pool our insights and try and crack the code.

    My 50ml A/S splash bottle has the code: PA 4BA 8
    My 100ml A/S spray bottle has the code: WH 4AA 5
    My 100ml EDT splash bottle has: PC 6AA 5

    We know that Derby began production in 1983, and the aftershave was no longer produced after 1993. The eagle bottle in general was also phased out in 1993, and the EDT went on to be bottled in the tall rectangular "Habit Rouge" bottle until it was discontinued in the mid 90's.

    Could the last numerical digit represent a month (8 = August or 5 = May), or perhaps a year (1988 or 1985)?
    Does the "4" in the codes listed above perhaps represent A/S, and the "6" the EDT)?

    Any mathematic fiend here wish to have a stab at it?

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    100ml Black Label Derby (Vintage) VK 1YL Copyright 1983

    500ml Bee bottle 17 FL. OZ. Eau de Toilette pour Homme YC 4BB 3
    Last edited by dr.creed; 2nd February 2012 at 08:40 PM.
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    double post
    Last edited by dr.creed; 2nd February 2012 at 08:38 PM. Reason: double post
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