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Jean Patou Joy Eau De Toilette Spray for Women 75 ml

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If I associate Vacances with flirty summer charm and Sublime with old world opulence, then Joy is feminine sophistication from the heady white floral opening, to the rose dominated dry down.

It does settle down but the perfume, to my nose, is all Jasmine with another slightly sickly note of Ylang Ylang. I have my own vintage bottle of Eau de Joy and despite the fictions of memory, reformulation of perfume, and all the years, I still think of my mother when I open the bottle. When I was 14 in the distant 1980s, I got to try Joy, and was disappointed by how little it smelled like the real flowers I had expected. The combination of oriental-notes makes this seductive and alluring, perfect for a romantic evening.Most of these phone discussions were about nothing in particular but only as she grew unable to carry on these conversations did I realize how important those small ways of keeping in touch were.

It's a pleasure to wear for that beautiful development alone, although I have to admit I am partial especially to the opening. The discontinuation of Jean Patou's fragrances, in my opinion, was one of the biggest losses that perfumery has had in recent years even though it was somewhat predictable: while French brands such as Chanel, Dior and Guerlain prospered in the market (thanks to millions spent on advertising/cheapening production costs), Jean Patou followed a noble but risky path — they focused on extreme quality and luxury without compromise, perfumes of unique nobility but without advertising, generating neither profit nor fame. In fact, I was so nervous that I spilled lthe dupe all over my lap when I was getting ready, so I am pretty sure I was smellable. I'd never have the guts nor the inclination to wear it in public, but home alone with Barnes, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, or Wilde, I find EdJ to be perfection. He received the prestigious Dé d'Or de la Couture award in 1986 for his work, before the fashion house ceased its activity in 1987 and Lacroix founded his eponymous house within the LVMH group.While Jean Patou's "Joy" was marketed as a glamorous perfume, and it does smell glamorous, this is also Goth in all of its glory. For example, he made tennis champion, Suzanne Lenglen, his muse, designing long dresses with low necklines on the back when the boyish style was in vogue.

I mostly just care how things perform on me since I like a large variety, but don’t often find offensive notes, so glad to benefit from what some others have done, thanks! I really like the creamy powdery notes as well--it reminds me pleasantly of the kind of fancy cold creams that ladies used to use at their vanities. Two and a half hours later, and my idyllic stroll around those spectacular gardens may have been a day dream. Chanel №5 is a lot heavier and muscy and also smells kind of dated,where Joy smells totally wearable in modern times. This gesture, extravagant even by today's standards, revolutionized the way in which fragrances were created.I’ve since moved on to others and never looked back until recently when helping my daughter track down a fragrance. Forget disappointment, the shock and confusion I felt that my mother LOVED the smell of poop is unfortunately a brighter memory than most. After about an hour it's just a skin scent on me, but a lovely one: still floral but somehow also an accord of fine Darjeeling tea. I just picked up a vintage bottle of EDJ because I'd fallen in love with a more recent incarnation of Joy EDT. In 1927, tanned skin was the new chic and Jean Patou conceived Chaldea oil, the first sunscreen product – never before seen.

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