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And in doing even more research, the bottom of the 60th Anniversary bottle is also not acid etched, putting my bottle far earlier than 1986...
One on the left was made by Saint Gobain des Jonqueres and dates from 1981-1986.
The perfume was sealed with a cork covered in a thin plastic seal.
These bottles were made by both Baccarat & Pochet et du Courval, look for their logos on the base, an entwined HP or the Baccarat symbol.
This is nowhere near complete, but I can find no definitive guide to vintage Shalimar bottles anywhere, so I am going to make my own out of cobbled together information, pictures, and links.
Instead, look somewhere on the weight for the letter "B" and a year.
According to Wikipedia: According to Elisabeth Barille, "while examining a sample of vanillin, Jacques Guerlain suddenly poured the entire contents into a nearby bottle of Jicky, just to see what would happen." The result: Shalimar. I found a photo (the bottom photo) of a bottle encased in a lucite block to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Shalimar in 1986, and that bottle has the same label, so I am guessing that my bottle is from around the same time frame.
Actually, in doing more research, the bottom of the bottle is acid etched, not molded glass the way later bottles were, this puts it post-1978, but probably earlier than 1986.
This bottle still has it's original box, so we can see that the copyright date on the box is 1967.
So, any bottles that resemble this one can probably be assumed to be from around that time, previously we said 1978, but I don't have any indication of where that came from except it showed up in a google search... (airplane transportation presentation), used this style of box and was offered on the Air France Paris-New York flights, starting in 1960.
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It appears to be 2 ounce, has a paper label on bottom, a ground glass stopper, ground smooth on the bottom, engraved with a number on bottom (to match stopper and bottle? Other photos at Well its in the baccarat bottle that it is so famous for.