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    Default Guerlain Stickers - An attempt to identify bottles by month and year.

    I've been doing some research in trying to figure out the approximate year for bottles with those blue and red stickers on the bottom of the bottle and box.

    I've used both the ROLS and the Guerlain blog websites. This is my attempt to identify the bottles by month and year for these bottles.
    ROLS Guerlain Stickers: http://raidersofthelostscent.blogspo...-stickers.html
    Guerlain Perfumes: Guerlain Flacon List: https://guerlainperfumes.blogspot.co...acon-list.html

    For the time being I will go under assumption that all bottles with the blue and red stickers were produced before 1950. This was indicated in the ROLS website. The formatting consisted of a Roman numeral number and a letter located in the lower right hand corner of the sticker.

    For the blue and red stickers in the first several years of the 1950s, the roman number and letter are located in the lower left hand corner.

    NOTE: I can't guarantee that this method is correct by any means but at the very least it can provide some insight of when the bottles may have been made.

    Roman numeral number = Month

    Letter = Year

    Guerlain Batch Sticker - Red & Blue from 1924-1949:

    Month
    I = January
    II = February
    III = March
    IV = April
    V = May
    VI = June
    VII = July
    VIII = August
    IX = September
    X = October
    XI = November
    XII = December

    Year
    A = 1924
    B = 1925
    C = 1926
    D = 1927

    E = 1928

    F = 1929

    G = 1930
    
H = 1931
    I = 1932
    J = 1933
    K = 1934
    L = 1935
    M = 1936
    N = 1937
    O = 1938
    P = 1939
    Q = 1940
    R = 1941
    S = 1942
    T = 1943
    U = 1944
    V = 1945
    W = 1946
    X = 1947
    Y = 1948
    Z = 1949

    1950's stickers
    A = 1950
    B = 1951
    C = 1952
    D = 1953
    E = 1954
    F = 1955
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    Default Re: Guerlain Stickers - An attempt to identify bottles by month and year.

    To text this concert I'll start with pictures from the ROLS website. For the blue and red stickers this would be the month and year that they could've been made in:

    December 1945


    October 1947


    January 1945


    June 1935

    1950 Stickers:

    March 1952


    August 1953
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    Default Re: Guerlain Stickers - An attempt to identify bottles by month and year.

    I currently own 3 bottles with the blue and red stickers - 2 bottles of Vol de Nuit and 1 of Sous Le Vent.

    My 4.2 oz VDN bottle has III.L - March 1935

    My 1 oz VDN bottle has X.N - October 1937

    My SLV bottle has has VI.N - June 1937
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    Default Re: Guerlain Stickers - An attempt to identify bottles by month and year.

    This is awesome and incredibly helpful! Thank you for putting this together!

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    Great work! Thanks a lot.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Stickers - An attempt to identify bottles by month and year.

    Well done. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Guerlain Stickers - An attempt to identify bottles by month and year.

    Here's a couple more data points:

    RUE DE LA PAIX 3 B.jpg
    August 1924 - The printing of the stickers seems even more dated possibly suggesting one of the earliest stickers

    VDN 2 A.jpg
    January 1949 - Vol de Nuit propeller bottle - this may have suggest the reforming of the stickers by this point

    LIU 3 B.jpg
    August 1929 - One of the earliest bottles of Liu

    SHALIMAR 3 B.jpg
    October 1929 - One of the earlier bottles of Shalimar, a stopper bottle

    LB 3.jpg
    March 1938 - A WWII bottle of L'Heure Bleue, roughly fits in the frame of these bottles

    LB 2 A.jpg
    July 1934 - L'Heure Bleue bottle, these style bottles were introduced in the early 1930s

    JICKY 4 C.jpg
    circa 1937 - Jicky blue lantern bottle, these bottles were available from the mid 1930s to early 1940s

    COQUE D'OR 5.jpg
    April 1936/1937 - either M or N - Coque D'Or bottle - likely one of the very first bottles in production

    DAWAMESK 2.jpg
    September 1950 - Dawamesk bottle - Repetition of the alphabet as well as reformatting of the sticker

    LIU 3 A.jpg
    July 1954 - Liu bottle, red & blue sticker still in use
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