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“Dating” can be an extremely technical, arcane, and overwhelming process at first and I found it quite confusing myself when I started out, so I’m going to try to make things as simple as possible by using as many photos as possible to show the small differences between bottles.I’ll also provide you with links to various guides or articles that go through the minutiae and specifics of the many types of Shalimar bottles over the decades for you to read on your own time.I have the sense that Pochet and CR made the greatest number of their bottles from the 1950s onwards.Not just for Shalimar, but for a number of the Guerlain parfums.So, my tips or pointers are, like everyone else’s tips and pointers, merely rough guidelines.With that word of caution, let’s move onto the specifics.Unless you luck out and find a seller who was the original purchaser of the bottle, their relative who knows the history of the bottle, or someone with incontrovertible and specific evidence (like a receipt with the date of purchase, for example), then you can never know with absolute certainty if a bottle dates to, say, the 1950s, the 1960s, or any other decade prior to the 1970s.For the most part, when it comes to the very old bottles of vintage Shalimar, one is basically using deductive reasoning to draw imprecise inferences and conclusions from wholly circumstantial evidence.
However, there are some basic guidelines to make things much simpler.I’ve read that Cristal Romesnil made some Shalimar “bat” parfum bottles as early as the 1920s, but I can’t say that I’ve come across anything they’ve made at bottle bearing a sign that it was made by CR.I have no doubt that they exist, but they’re not common enough for me to have seen them.To my eye, none of them look like heavy crystal in the way that the Baccarat does. It also has a noticeable heft, thickness, and weight that instantly stands out.Perhaps I’ve simply not seen a really special bottle from the other two manufacturers, but my point is that the Baccarat bottles seem to visually stand out, even in small photos on e Bay, simply by virtue of the instantly recognisable look of the crystal.
I recently had to use a sort of reverse engineering or backwards analysis based on nothing more than the height dimensions (inches) of a listed bottle in order to figure out its size and possible date of release. The process is much like playing Sherlock Holmes except, in this case, the tiny clues often don’t yield definitive answers.