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So, if you’re hoping for a “hard and fast,” set rule on dating, there isn’t one.If someone tells you with categorical certainty that their bottle dates to a specific year or decade, pre-1970s, and they’re someone who falls into the categories that I’ve listed above, then I think they’re fooling themselves.Trying to date vintage Shalimar and navigating e Bay to find a bottle of the version that you prefer might seem, at first glance, to be an exhausting, frustrating, and complicated ordeal.However, there are some basic guidelines to make things much simpler.
So, today, we’ll spend quite a bit of time on the bottle designs for vintage Shalimar, their history, their appearance, their packaging, their differences, and the methods used to try to date the bottles.
In addition, I’ll share a few of the tips that I’ve picked up for navigating e Bay listings and finding hidden gems, sometimes for a more affordable price than expected.
Before I start, I want to underline once again something that I said in Part I: there is a lot of guesswork involved when trying to date anything much earlier than 1976 which is roughly when Guerlain began using codes on its bottles and boxes.
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.