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How to Date Chanel Bottles

In this guide I will help you accurately date your Chanel bottle. Be sure to look over the entire page for the most information.

  • All Chanel perfumes appear in the signature Chanel bottle based on the original Sem design. 
  • All Chanel bottles have been made by Verreries Brosse and usually the bases will be embossed with a VB or BR logo. 
  • From the 1920s until 1951, the small "o" used in any perfume beginning with No. (number), will have a dot underneath it, after 1951, the dot disappears. 
  • From 1970-1987, all Chanel's pure parfums will be marked with the word Perfume underneath the fragrance name. Starting in 1988, we see the word Parfum used instead.
  • Starting in 1987, the words Paris/New York are added to Eau de Parfums.
  • Black striped boxes used up until 1958.
  • The words "New York Distributor" was used from the late 1940s and into the 1950s.
  • The familiar black and gold cologne sprays were introduced in 1958, they were metered to expel 800 sprays in each bottle. Light and sturdy, designed by Chanel for the age of air travel.
  • Cologne and talc was used from 1939 - onwards
  • If there is a barcode on the box, this perfume dates to after 1989. 
  • Starting in 1992, the Green Dot recycling symbol will appear on the box.
  • From 1998-2003, a short list of ingredients are listed on the box.
  • By 2004, there will be a long list of ingredients listed on the box.





Decipher the numbers found on the extrait boxes to determine the size of your bottle:
  • No. 200 = 1/2 oz (15 ml)
  • No. 201 = 1 oz (30 ml)
  • No. 202 = 2 oz (60 ml)
  • No. 203 = 3 oz (90 ml)
  • No. 207 = 1/4 oz (the little "tester" bottles 2.25" tall with oval glass stoppers with long dauber)
  • No. 209 = 1/4 oz (7 ml)
  • No. 210 = 1/4 oz
  • No. 211 = 1/3 oz (9ml)
  • size 4 = 4 oz 
  • size 7 = 1 oz
  • size 8 = 1/2 oz
  • size 9 = 1/4 oz
  • size 10 = 1/4 oz (the little "tester" bottles 2.25" tall with oval glass stoppers with long dauber)
  • size 11 = 1/3 oz 

Decipher the letters found on the extrait boxes to determine the size of your bottle:
  • T.T.P.M = 1/4 oz (Tres Tres Petit Modele/Very Very or Extra Extra Small)
  • M.T.P.M. = 1/3 oz (Moyen Tres Petit Modele)? 
  • T.P.M. = 1/2 oz (Tres Petit Modele/Very or Extra Small)
  • P.M. (Petit Modele/Small) = 1 oz 
  • M.M. (Moyen Modele/Medium) = 2 oz
  • G.M. (Grand Modele/Large) = 4 oz
  • T.G.M. (Tres Grand Modele/Very or Extra Large) = 8 oz

Other catalog numbers found on boxes:
  • No. 1512 = 2 ml? Parfum Mini Bottles (Bois des Iles, Chanel No.5 and Gardenia)
  • No. 1.200.91 = 14 ml Parfum Splash (Chanel No. 19)
  • No. 120.061 = 14 ml Parfum Splash (Chanel No. 5)
  • No. 120.991 = 7 ml Parfum Splash (Chanel No. 19)
  • No. 120.091 = 14 ml Parfum Splash (Chanel No. 19)
  • No. 120.51 = 14 ml Parfum Splash  (Chanel No. 5)
  • No. 1.209.51 = 7 ml Parfum Splash (Chanel No. 5)
  • No. 115350 = 60 ml (2 oz) Eau de Toilette Splash
  • No. 1303 = 120 ml (4 oz) Eau de Toilette Splash (PM - Petit Modele)
  • No. 13035 = 120 ml (4 oz) Eau de Toilette Splash (PM - Petit Modele)
  • No. 130451 = 246 ml (8.2 oz) Eau de Toilette Splash (MM - Moyen Modele)
  • No. 13055 = 500 ml (16.9 oz) Eau de Toilette Splash (GM - Grand Modele)
  • No. 375 = 1.5 oz Eau de Cologne Splash
  • No. 1.303 = 1/8 oz Eau de Toilette Splash
  • No. 102.462 = 100 ml (3.4 oz) Eau de Toilette Spray (Gardenia)
  • No. 105.460 = 100 ml (3.38 oz) Eau de Toilette Spray
  • No. 118.360 = 100 ml (3.4 oz) Eau de Toilette Splash (Antaeus)
  • No. 119.360 = 100 ml (3.4 oz) Eau de Toilette Splash (Chanel No 19)
  • No. 119.460 = 100 ml (3.4 oz) Eau de Toilette Spray (Chanel No 19)
  • No. 119.490 = 100ml (3.4 oz) Eau de Parfum Spray (Chanel No. 19 Poudre)
  • No. 122.466 = 100 ml (3.4 oz) Eau de Toilette Spray (Chanel No. 22)

A 1928 newspaper advertisements reads:
 "Just Unpacked - Chanel's New Perfumes! Chanel is one of those Paris designers who are autocratic about about the question of perfume. "It should not only match your mood, but your costume" she exclaims. And shows you what she means by inventing new fragrances, Magnolia, suits suits simply cut afternoon dress and ingenue expression. $12.50. And No. 5 suggests myrrh, hawthorn heaped with flower, roses of Oriental gardens , your most sophisticated gown and casual air, if you please! $22.50. No. 22, $22.50. Toilet water $6.00."

A 1925 newspaper ad reads:
 "A New Perfume From Chanel . In Gardenia, the latest creation from this house, has imprisoned the romantic sweetness of the natural blossoms. In dainty containers suitable for the boudoir. Perfume $11.50, $15.00 and $26.00. Toilet water $9.00".

In 1928:
Introducing Chanel's new perfume first at Mandel's ... bring to Chicago this exquisite odeur that she calls "Le Parfum special de Chanel . . . there are six..."

Questioned about her attitude toward perfumes, especially the flower perfumes, Mlle. Chanel said:
"Real perfume is mysterious, but the perfume which many women use is not mysterious. Women are not flowers. Why should they want to smell like flowers?” I like roses, and the smell of the rose is very beautiful, but I do not want a woman to smell like a rose."

A 1939 newspaper article in the Berkeley Daily Gazette reads :
"We were pleased to discover that there is a recent arrival. Chanel's exquisite fragrances in the form of colognes is the thing to wear. And it's a mere suggestion of perfume, cologne's the thing to wear. And it's much more reasonable than perfume. A small bottle of Chanel's cologne in any of your favorite scents is $1.50. large size bottles $5.00. There's an awfully nice Chanel gift set too, cologne and talc in matching scents, beautifully boxed for $5.00."



Chanel knew the importance of expanding their perfumery range to include various ancillary products to suit the wearer's preference for fragrance strengths. Chanel also introduced various gift sets in either perfumes or perfumes with ancillaries.


Concentrations & Ancillary Products:




  • 1921 - Chanel No. 5 Extrait (Parfum/Perfume) 
  • 1924 - Eau de Toilette (splash) 
  • 1924 - Face Powder (Gardenia & No. 5)
  • 1926 - Talc 
  • 1927 - Creme de Beaute/Face Cream
  • 1927 - Lotion (for the face)
  • 1927 - Creme de Toilette (for cleansing the face)
  • 1927 - Creme Astringents  (an astringent for enlarged pores)
  • 1927 - Creme de Massage (softens the skin, removes impurities)
  • 1927 - Creme Pour le Nuit (to nourish, soften & fortify the skin)
  • 1927 - Liquid Face Powder
  • 1927 - Rouge Gras (cream rouge)
  • 1927 - Huile de Jasmine (massage oil)
  • 1927 - Poudre Toilette (for after the bath)
  • 1927 - Pate Chanel (for whitening & beautifying the skin) 
  • 1927 - 1941 - Eau de Toilette (Cube Bottle) in No. 5, No. 22, No. 21, Gardenia, Ambre, Chypre, Rose, and Magnolia. 
  • 1927 - 1937 - Eau de Toilette (Cylinder Bottle) in Jasmin and Bois Des Iles. 
  • 1927 - Astringent pour L'Epiderme/Skin Tonic
  • 1930 - Huile Tan Pour L'Ete/Tanning Oil 
  • 1932 - Savon de Toilette/Soap 
  • 1937 - After Bath Powder 
  • 1936 - Eau de Cologne (splash) in Chanel No.5, Cuir de Russie & Gardenia
  • 1938 - Dusting Powder 
  • 1940 - Eau de Cologne (Splash) in Chanel No. 22
  • 1958 - Parfum Spray 
  • 1958 - Spray Cologne 
  • 1962 - Oil for the Bath/Bath oil/Huile de Bain 
  • 1966 - After Bath Oil 
  • 1970 - The Voile Parfumee 
  • 1971 - Body Lotion 
  • 1971 - Eau de Chanel No. 5 
  • 1986 - Eau de Parfum (splash) 
  • 1997 - Eau de Parfum Spray 
  • 2005 - Chanel No. 5 Sensual Elixir 
  • 2007 - Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere 

All differ slightly in their formulation, and only the Extrait Perfume contains rose oil and jasmine absolute from the Grasse region, and is sealed by hand in a method known as baudruchage. The Eau de Toilette and the Eau de Parfum differ also from one another not only in their concentration but also their formula, and are bottled and filled by machine.




Drug and Cosmetic Industry - Volume 40 - Page 511, 1937:
"The Chanel gift package is an exquisite presentation of a crystal bottle in a satin jewel case, magnificent in its rich simplicity. It is a gift for all occasions."

A 1939 newspaper article in the Berkeley Daily Gazette reads:
"We were pleased to discover that there is a recent arrival. Chanel's exquisite fragrances in the form of colognes is the thing to wear. And it's a mere suggestion of perfume, cologne's the thing to wear. And it's much more reasonable than perfume. A small bottle of Chanel's cologne in any of your favorite scents is $1.50. large size bottles $5.00. There's an awfully nice Chanel gift set too, cologne and talc in matching scents, beautifully boxed for $5.00."




The cube bottles were used from 1927 to around 1941 and held the Eau de Toilettes for No. 5, Gardenia, Ambre, Chypre, Rose, and Magnolia.




One such gift set was the Three Moods Presentation from 1934. This gift set was sold well into the 1950s and could be had in various different Chanel perfumes.

Berkeley Daily Gazette, 1939 :
"Chanel feels that perfume induces various moods. He [sic] offers a package of three of his[sic] most exquisite perfumes. Gardenia, Chanel No. 5 and Glamour in the hope they will be conducive to your happiest most pleasant feelings. All three perfumes are definitely the last word in smells. The set called "Three Moods" is priced at $6.75."


Classic Chanel Parfum & Eau de Parfum Bottle Designs: 





Bottle Closeups and comments:



 #1. Original 1921 bottle with rounded corners, small square stopper (not faceted), thin walls. Small label. See examples in color below.


 #2. Another 1921 bottle, tiny square stopper (not faceted), smaller and now with sharper corners, short neck, thin walls. Small label. Bottles shown above.

#3. 1924 bottle with new stopper design which is faceted and now a rectangular, emerald cut shape and bottle has thicker walls and a fatter neck. Notice how the label is now larger.

  • The 2 oz bottle stands 3.5" tall.
  • The 1 oz bottle stands 3" tall.
  • The 1/2 oz bottle stands 2 1/8" tall.
  • The 1/4 oz bottle stands 1 7/8" tall.


#4. 1950 bottle with thicker stopper, still in the rectangular emerald cut shape though this time it isnt as wide as its predecessor, thicker neck and the bottle has thicker walls and notched shoulders. Label still large.

  • The 1 oz bottle stands 3 1/4" tall
  • The 1/2 oz bottle stands 2 1/2" tall.
  • The 1/4 oz bottle stands 2" tall.


 #5. 1970 bottle when stopper was at its thickest, still faceted, rectangular and emerald cut and this time its width is longer lie on the 1924 bottle, and the walls of the bottle were thick, also neck is fatter. Label still large.
  • The 10 oz Factice bottle stands 5.9" tall.
  • The 1 oz bottle stands 
  • The 1/2 oz bottle stands 
  • The 1/4 oz bottle stands 2" tall.

 #6. 1986 bottle, taller in size, created for the eau de parfum splash, with simplified rectangular,emerald cut, faceted stopper, this time not as wide as the previous bottle, again, the walls of the bottle are thick. Label is medium sized in relation to the size of the bottle. The eau de parfum spray bottle has a similar stopper that fits over a spray mechanism. The measurements given below apply to the splash bottles only.
  • The 3.3 oz bottle stands 4.4" tall.
  • The 1.7 oz bottle stands 
  • The 1 oz bottle stands 

Note: not pictured, but I thought I would mention it, the little tester bottles with the oval disk stoppers stand 2 3/8" tall.


Chanel Spray Bottles:


The 1.4 oz Refillable Spray bottle used for the Chanel No. 5 Eau de Parfum was introduced in 1986 with the debut of the Eau de Parfum. I am unsure of how long this was in use as I only saw it advertised until 1987 in vintage newspaper advertisements.





To further date your bottle, see my friend's website: http://raidersofthelostscent.blogspot.com/2014/01/how-to-recognize-chanel-perfumes.html


How To Open Your Chanel Bottle:

An instruction manual was inserted inside boxes of parfum extrait, explaining how to correctly open the perfume bottles without breaking the stoppers.

"Perfumes must be closed tightly to avoid evaporation, leakage and finally deterioration. If you experience any difficulty in opening this bottle, the following procedure should be adopted: 


  • Remove skin and cord. 
  • Take bottle in hand, resting lightly against top of index finger to act as a cushion. 
  • Then tap the under sides of the stopper lightly with preferably another glass bottle or other handy light object, (avoiding any sharp edged article) at the same time turning the bottle steadily between the fingers. 

This will loosen the stopper evenly all around. If stopper is loosened in one place only, it is apt to break when trying to remove it from the bottle."

46 comments:

  1. Hello, I have a question about HP on bottom of the vintage Chanel 5 bottle. From your article I understood only VB and VR were the only companies to make bottles. But my Chanel 5 with HP smells identical to bottle with VB initial. is there any possibility HP is legit too? Thanks

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    1. Hi Olga,

      It is possible that the person who created the counterfeit had used a very small amount of the real perfume to add to the bottle. I have heard of this dne even today.

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    2. I purchased a bottle of Coco Chanel Eau De Parfum, but it is no in the standard shape of my other bottles. This one is the tall bottle, more like the new Mademoiselle bottles and the ingredients are not the same as the other bottles, which are: alcohol, parfum fragrance, Aqua (water), BHT C1 (14700 Red, C1 42090), (blue 1}, C1 19140 (yellow 5), From Israel, what do you think?

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  2. Hello, I was hoping you could please help satisfy my curiosity about a bottle of Chanel Pour Monsieur I purchased today as a replacement for a bottle that broke on a hotel lobby floor after slipping from my shaving kit. I wanted the older, nuanced pre-1989 formula over the stronger modern scent. My old had black lettering against the glass though while this one has black lettering against a white background as can be seen at the link below. About when was this bottle created? Thank you!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chanel-Pour-Monsieur-Eau-de-Cologne-Paris-Vintage-Unopened-Bottle-with-Box-/231512400069?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=0maqWpnPdA%252FH5%252BMXU1NlLdptauY%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

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  3. Hi Max, this appears to be the original 1950s bottle.

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  4. I have an unopened bottle of no.5 which has "parfum no 5 Chanel Paris on front and on the bottom of the bottle has printing in white: 7ml 06U. Do you know anything about the date or any other facts? Also, on the bottom of the box it has :T.T.P.M. Made in France on it. Any info would be appreciated.

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  5. Hello, I have an old Chanel No 5 bottle that does not have a VR or VB on it. The front of the bottle says No 5 with Chanel under that on a white label. The back of the bottle has in black directly on the glass CHANEL, INC with NEW YORK under that and then DISTRIBUTOR under the new york. On the bottom of the bottle, it says Size 8 with 1/2 Fl Oz. under that on a white sticker. I can see that under that label on the bottom, the bottle says in raised letters CHANEL but I do not see VR or VB anywhere. Can you help me with what year this is?

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    1. The words "New York Distributor" was used from the late 1940s and into the 1950s.
      if the glass is molded with Chanel, please be assured that it is genuine Chanel. The fakes did not have the Chanel name molded into the glass.

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  6. Hi there! I just wanted to validate the authenticity of the Chanel No 5 perfume I want to buy. I want the version Marilyn Monroe is holding in her iconic picture with it in her hand, as I'm sure you have seen. Here is the listing of the perfume I'm wanting to buy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/253871863/vintage-chanel-no-5-eau-de-cologne-2-oz?ref=cat_gallery_3

    Please let me know thank you!

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  7. Hi, I see a lot of parfums on ebay that do not have the "see through" chanel information on the back of the label. At what year did Chanel start doing this? Thank you

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  8. I have an unopened bottle of no.5 which has "parfum no 5 Chanel Paris on front and on the bottom of the bottle has printing in white: 7ml 65H. Do you know anything about the date or any other facts? Made in France on it. Any info would be appreciated.

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  10. My mother passed away and I found a unopened and sealed box/bottle of Chanel No 5. 14ml. Has Parfume and Paris on the box with TPM and 1200.51 on the bottom of the box. I know what the TPM is but am trying to date the perfume.

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  11. There is a mistake it should be 14ml.

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  12. I am trying to date this bottle of Chanel No. 5. The stopper is thin and flat and I haven't been able to locate another one like it.http://themintgreentagsalecompany.com/property/06082016-ardsley-park-estate-sale/

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    1. Hi AJ, Thank you for visiting, the reason you cannot find this bottle is because it is a vintage FAKE. This is not a genuine Chanel perfume bottle, my advice - don't waste your money on it.

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  13. I acquired a large vintage bottle of Chanel no.5 Eau de Cologne with its box. The bottom of the box reads P.M. And No 1473 in the left corner, 75 degrees in the middle and Made in France in right corner. The bottom of the bottle has Chanel France and the number 2 in raised letters/numbers. The paper label on front of bottle reads Eau de Cologne No 5 CHANEL Paris in that order.
    Bottle is unopened and still has its gold seal. Can you estimate it's date? And Bottle size? Thank you.

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  14. HI i bought a chanel no 5 and it was sealed. the box was silver color. The bottle has a whie squared small box that says No 5 Chanel Paris and at the bottom of the bottle does not say anything else but the number 3 (raised, I mean made from the glass). I did not see in the bottle made in france or raide letters stating chanel....

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  15. I love Chanel No 5 Sensual Elixir , it's also much lighter. The bottle is simple but elegant, so it fits the perfume perfectly.
    :)

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  16. I have a vintage bois des iles lotion I am trying to date.
    It has Chanel and France molded on the bottom of the bottle with the number 4.It has a black top.
    I am not sure of its size:) sorry.

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    1. You are a very lucky person. The Chanel Bois de Iles in the lotion formula is almost impossible to find these days. It is an exceedingly obscure rare fragrance. This particular formula ( lotion) was discontinued in 1958.

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  17. I have a vintage bottle of bois des iles lotion and would like to know what year itwas made.
    It has Chanel and France molded on the bottom.
    The lid is black (with the logo in gold) and the label is white.
    Sorry I do not know the size of the bottle(nothing on the bottle) I think it may be a 4 ounce.

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  18. Hi I'd like an evaluation of an unopened bottle of Chanel No.5 parfum dated using your bottle design from between 1970-1986 please

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    1. Hi, please use the "What's Your Perfume Bottle Worth?" link at the top of the page for all appraisal services

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  19. Hi, I have a Chanel no.5 50ml Factice dummy, it's stamped up quite well W1X 3DA Chanel a batch no.3417 & it's etched 13, & then 50ml...Do you know much about Factices? Thank you

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  20. I have a Chanel no 5 7cc unopened box so can't see the perfume bottle inside as seal is still intact. Do you recommend leaving this seal intact? It says 1.007 on sealed sticker and on outside box it says EXTRAIT T.T.P.M 1.209.51 Made in France. Can you date this please? Is this worth anything?

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    1. HI Trescia,

      Thank you for visiting. To answer your question, if you intend to sell the bottle, I strongly suggest that you take an X-acto knife and carefully slice the seal through the center just enough to open the box to remove the bottle. You would want to know how much perfume is left inside, what the bottle shape and label look like as well as whether or not any spillage of perfume has taken place. I have had perfume that has evaporated even though it was sealed and in sealed packages, though it did not leak through to the outside of the box and was only stained a little bit on the interior surface of the box. Your customers will want to know how much perfume is left inside the bottle. You will also want to show a photo of the bottom of the bottle to reveal the Chanel marking in the glass to confirm authenticity. And you will be able to give an estimate on the age of the bottle too. Cutting the seal to check on the perfume is not hurting the value, contrary to what you may read elsewhere on the internet. It is a god business practice to show your buyers exactly what they are purchasing. I have heard enough disappointed buyers who complained that thye received empty or nearly empty bottles in sealed boxes because the seller did not wish to open a sealed box for fear of diminishing value. Good luck :)

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  21. Hi, thanks for responding. I have opened it and it's about half full. It's says Chanel on bottom of bottle and is embossed HP on left side and the number 9 on the other. Does that mean anything?

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  22. Hi can I send you a picture of my bottle to date it please? Also I just read that the embossed writing HP at the bottle may mean it's a fake?

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    1. Hi Trescia,

      please send all photos to my email at cleopatrasboudoir@gmail.com

      Thanks

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  23. Hello, I am hoping that you can help me to date this bottle of Chanel No 5 my mother has had for years, there is no cap and it is still sealed but has some evaporation. It stands about 3 inches tall and is 1 inch wide. https://www.pinterest.com/ma1030/chanel-no-5/

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    1. Hi Maria,

      The lotion (is sort of a lotion vegetale) was meant to give a lustrous, healthy finish and scent to the hair as well as making it soft. It was a watery, alcohol based (approximately 87° alcohol) hair tonic, usually mixed with glycerine and other components and available in several different fragrances.

      Lotion vegetale was suggested to be used by women when curling their hair, if the ends of the hair are brittle. A woman was advised to pour a few drops into the palms of the hands and then rubbed onto the dry ends of the hair before rolling them in curlers. This would help make the ringlets soft and shining.

      Your little bottle dates to the 1940s-1950s. These are hard to find today because they were generally used only by hairdressers in salons and once they were used, the bottles were thrown away. The little metal seal would be removed in order to use the product and once it was gone, they could not be reused.

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  24. Thank you very much, that was very informative.

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  25. Hi Grace, your blog is so helpful. I am obsessed with vintage Coco and am wondering what year (even approximately) Chanel stopped doing the raised/embossed glass bottoms please? Do you know roughly when they switched to stickers on the bottle bottoms? I am pretty good at dating bottles based on available resources but knowing when stopped the raised glass bottoms would be a key data point. Thanks for your wonderful blog and time.

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    1. Hi and thanks for stopping by :) I am not exactly sure what date that this change occurred, but I believe it was in the mid to late 1990s. If your batch code has three letter/number combos you can be assured your bottle dates to the 1990s or earlier.

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  26. Hello! I so love this page - thank you, it is so helpful! I have just received a sealed bottle of Chanel No 5 extrait 1 oz and am trying to date and authenticate it. It is sealed with string intact and came inside a box and outter box. The stopper is flatter/thinner than my others. Does the fact that it is sealed provide any guarantee that it isn't fake? It has raised Chanel and France on the bottom glass but also the number 23 (I think) also raised along the short side of the bottom. The first thing that I noticed that is different from my other bottles of extrait is the label. It reads No 5, Chanel, Paris but the letters on the label are not raised. Were they ever not raised? I would be ok with a replacement label if the juice inside is genuine. I haven't opened it yet. Any input is welcome! I can send photos if that is helpful, too.

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    1. Hi Danielle, thank you for visiting and your kind words :) Your bottle sounds to be authentic as it is molded with the Chanel name on the base. I would love to see photos - please send to cleopatrasboudoir @ gmail . com

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  27. Grace I just purchased a bottle of no. 5 which doesn't seem to have any identification on it regarding volume. It is embossed in the bottom Chanel and on the back New York Distributor, I'm glad to send photos and any help is appreciated. It is still sealed. Thanks Lisa

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    1. HI Lisa, shoot me an email with your bottle and measurements. I am going to try and make a chart on here to show people what size their bottle should be based on measurements corresponding to bottle/stopper combos.

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  28. Hi grace. Amazing information you have here. I'm interested in bidding on a Chanel parfume but I'm not sure it's real. It only has Chanel on the bottom. Can I email you the link? :)

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    1. yes, please send to cleopatrasboudoir @ gmail .com

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  29. hi grace, i am so glad to have found this blog!! i have been wearing chanel no.5 EDP since the 80's, wonderful, sensual fragrance. i have also been using the no. 5 dusting powder since the 80's. the dusting powder container that i always bought it in, was square, with a black top and the powder itself was the color of say a muted pink. perfect scent!!! recently i bought a container of the dusting powder that i just described. however when i opened it, the scent was ENTIRELY different. so different, that i hate it, and it triggers migraine headaches for me. i then bought a round white 8 oz. container of no. 5 dusting powder on ebay. the powder in this was white in color, and had almost no fragrance at all. again very disappointed. now, i just bought a 3.4 oz bottle of no. 5 EDP. after i purchased it, the seller advised me it is the "new formulation", which i have not received yet. i know that chanel had to change the formulation recently because they no longer use natural civets and nitro musks. (which i have a feeling that is what gives the fragrance to the no. 5 that i love so so much. can you tell me if the new formulation of the no. 5 EDP is very different from what i am use to from the 80's ? do you know if it smells anything like the new dusting powder formulation? if so, i have just spent $170.00 for nothing. any insight you can give me will be much appreciated. thanks so much. Judy

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  30. Hi, Firstly, let me say what an interesting website. I am an avid lover of Chanel No.5 and Coco and was given a small bottle of what I believe to be no.5 many years ago by my Nan. On the bottom of the bottle it is stamped "bottle made in France" and has what I believe to be HP on one side and the number 5 on the other of the base. The stopper is square but with slightly rounded edges. It also has an art deco look. Unfortunately there are no other indications that it is Chanel although it smells wonderfully like it. Any advice please.

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    1. HI, thank you for visiting my site. If you would like to me to check out your bottle, please send photos to me at cleopatrasboudoir@gmail.com

      You can also view the "Preventing Fakes"link here on my site to compare your bottle with the known fake bottles I have found over the years. https://chanelperfumebottles.blogspot.com/p/preventing-fakes.html

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  31. Hello, thank you for providing this very informative resource! I have a 7.5ml glass bottle of No 5 with the original box, although very worn and aged. I don't see the VB or it's like anywhere in the bottle, but everything else checks out. The Chanel lettering is molded and the bottle appears to be from the 50's according to the bottle dating information you have so generously provided. The back of the bottle, just above the base, has what appears to be either etched or stamped "1801" and the bottom has "Parfum
    Made in France
    Chanel Chanel®
    Paris NY, NY (and a few letters, the rest having been obliverated by time)
    7.5ml 9220 Neuilly 0.25fl oz

    Does all of this sound right? I can send pictures of necessary. The bottle is almost completely full. Thanks for any information you can provide!

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    1. Hi Cori, please send all photos to my email at cleopatrasboudoir@gmail.com

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