The original Joy perfume bottle will be recreated for a collector’s edition

Jean Patou Joy 2015.2016

For this special edition, the luxury brand has recreated an iconic bottle from the past. Designed by Jean Patou himself in 1932, the Joy flacon, which was originally inspired by his collection of Chinese snuffboxes, is reborn in the spirit of the couture house’s ‘Nuit de Chine’ dress.

The curvaceous inky black bottle is topped by a ‘rouge capucine’ dome-shaped stopper and wrapped in gold thread.

Having received many requests from our loyal customers, we decided to bring back the Joy fragrance in its iconic bottle, thereby celebrating the centenary of the Jean Patou house

Dilesh Mehta, Jean Patou’s president.

Jean Patou has announced that this new version of Joy is the ‘purest, richest and most concentrated’ of all the variations of its signature fragrance. Its powerful opening notes are rose and jasmine (flowers that are gathered by hand in September and May), combined with ylang-ylang, tuberose and a warm sandalwood base.

Each bottle is filled by hand and sealed. The perfume is available as a limited edition at the Espace Jean Patou and Printemps Haussmann stores initially, then at selected retail outlets from January. Price: €89 for the 30 ml eau de parfum, €155 for the 100 ml eau de parfum, and €300 for the 15 ml perfume.

Jean Patou A Comeback

Jean Patou, voila, a name that makes you dream of generations of style and elegance. Symbol of excellence, the House, which celebrated last year its one hundred years, made a return to the smashing sources by reinvesting its classics of perfumery in a heritage collection, but also with a new olfactory creation: Joy Forever. But the return does not stop there…

Jean Patou is back! After some heavy years under Procter & Gamble ownership, they realy didn’t know how to treat and develop such an historical heritage and high-luxury brand as Jean Patou.

Jean Patou Boutique Rue Saint Florentin Paris

Jean Patou Boutique at 9 Rue Saint Florentin 75008 Paris

Early this year, Jean Patou Parfums recently celebrated the opening of its newly refurbished on-site perfume laboratory, adjacent to the Jean Patou Boutique, located at 9 rue Saint Florentin, in Paris. Both the Jean Patou boutique and laboratory now occupy generous and beautifully appointed spaces in the same building of the original Jean Patou Maison de Couture, which first opened its doors in 1914.

This is actually where the couturier Jean Patou (1887-1936) had his boutique and studios: the house stayed at this address from 1914 to 2004. When CEO Bruno Cottard decided to move from the rue de Castiglione, he started his search with the rue Saint-Florentin. Serendipitously, premises were available. So he’s managed to bring Jean Patou back home, which he takes as an excellent omen for the revival of the brand: ultimately, the plan was to reopen the fashion branch.

Jean Patou Boutique Shop

The boutique is larger and equipped with a couch to sniff at one’s leisure with the Monclins, those cognac glasses with the foot sawed off to let a blotter through that Jean-Michel Duriez introduced when he was Patou’s in-house perfumer. It will soon be decorated with Art Déco furniture owned by the couturier and preserved by his great-nephew Jean De Moüy. Other brands owned by Designer Parfums, includes  the first Jean-Louis Scherrer No.I, a wonderful green chypre, and the most amazing fragrance (after Jean Patou 1000) Scherrer II, are also available.

Jean Patou Boutique Shop

The Jean Patou line-up has been restored by current in-house perfumer, Thomas Fontaine to its original formulas with the help of the former in-house perfumer Jean Kerléo (from 1967 to 1998), inasmuch as new regulations would allow. A living encyclopedia, the 80 year old Kerléo was often able to suggest equivalents for discontinued ingredients.

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To mark the occasion, Jean Patou Parfums launched a set of limited edition miniature fragrance bottles containing four iconic Jean Patou fragrances, ‘Joy’ (1930), ‘Joy Forever’ (2013), ‘1000’ (1972), and ‘Sublime’ (1992) (Click poto to enlarge).

The triumphant return of three classic Jean Patou fragrances from the historical archive, the House of Patou presents COLLECTION HÉRITAGE. Patou Pour Homme, Chaldee and Eau de Patou have been selected by Thomas Fontaine to showcase the re-birth of the House and to satisfy the continuing demand by perfume aficionados around the world.

Jean-Patou-Collection-Heritage-Chaldee-Eau-de-Patou-Patou-Pour-HommeThe first three Jean Patou Collection Heritage fragrances: Chaldee, Eau de Patou and Patou Pour Homme (Click photo to enlarge)

Expanded with the three first fragrances launched in 1925 by Jean Patou: the green floral Amour Amour, the gardenia-themed Adieu Sagesse and the fruity chypre Que Sais-je? Followed by L’Heure Attendue and Vacances.

One more address to add to your Parisian perfume pilgrimage: 9 rue Saint-Florentin right by the place de la Concorde.

Also available at fine selected fragrance boutiques and department stores worldwide.

by Jean Amr

Ladies perfect accessories

Perfum Gold

Vintage perfume purse sprays: from left: Lalique ‘de Lalique’, Jean Patou ‘Sublime’, Cartier, Lanvin (by Cartier), Cartier ‘Must’. Vintage creme/solid perfumes: Paloma Picasso, Jean-Louis Scherrer no.I, and Bulgari ‘Femme’ (Click photo to enlarge).

Now, with the holidays ahead, many stores try to seduce us with the most beautiful evening clothes and accessories for these days. And now that the clutch, that little chique ladies bag, is hotter then ever, you can find them in all price ranges. But what do you take all along in such a small bag? A lipstick….maybe a handkerchief. And don’t forget your perfume purse spray! Our grandmothers used them, our mothers, they are availble in countless models and shapes. Many luxury perfume brands have them in their range.

And now that the clutch is hotter then ever, the beautiful refilable perfume purse sprays are also making their ‘comeback’. That make them the perfect accessories for this season, and to the perfect gift…

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Annick Goutal ‘Grand Amour’ 15ml Eau de Parfum refillable purse spray (Click photo to enlarge).

Balenciaga Eau de Parfum Purse SprayBalenciaga Eau de Parfum Purse Spray (Click photo to enlarge).

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Purse Spray

Chanel ‘Coco Mademoiselle’ Eau de Parfum Purse Spray set (Click photo to enlarge)

Chanel No.5 Eau de Parfum Purse Spray

Chanel ‘No.5’ Eau de Parfum Purse Spray set (Click photo to enlarge).

Gucci Flora Mademoiselle Eau de Toilette Purse Spray set

Gucci ‘Flora’ Eau de Toilette Purse Spray set (Click photo to enlarge)

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Calypso Figue Eau de Parfum purse spray (Click photo to enlarge)

GUCCI BY GUCCI EAU DE PARFUM PURSE SPRAY

Gucci ‘by Gucci’ Eau de Parfum purse spray (Click photo to enlarge).

Tory Burch Eau de Parfum Refillable Travel Spray Set

Tory Burch Eau de Parfum Purse Spray Set (Click photo to enlarge).

Christian Dior Purse Spray Blue

Christian Dior Purse Spray Set (Click photo to enlarge).

Every holiday season it’s a suprise wich brand brings us what.  Great are the, mostly limited edition, cremer solid perfumes. They come in the most fantastic shapes, sometimes like a Fabergé egg or a small compact powder, as a charm or pill box. But always they turn out to be true collecors items. Famous are the ones from Estée Lauder almost every year.

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Houbigant Quelques Fleurs Solid Compact Perfume (Clickphoto to enlarge).

Apothecary Cherry Blossom Solid Perfume Charm

Apothecary Cherry Blossom Solid Perfume Charm (Click photo to enlarge).

Crabtree & Evelyn Evelyn Rose Solid Perfume Compact

Crabtree & Evelyn: Evelyn Rose Solid Perfume (Click photo to enlarge)

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Marc jacobs Daisy Solid Perfume Ring (Click photo to enlarge)

by Jean Amr

The Jean Patou experience

Create the perfect legacy with Jean Patou. From its historical home in Rue Saint-Florentin, Paris, the house of Jean Patou returns to creation of bespoke perfume, following an offering of the combined expertise of high-perfume and haute couture.

Just like designer Jean Patou, the approach of the house today discovers the secret tastes of the exceptional customer to embed his or her passions in an unique and personal fragrance.

Jean Patou Bespoke Parfum

Jean Patou ‘Bespoke Parfum’ (Click photo to enlarge).

The production of a haute couture fragrance is a work of art, an object of desire, a distincitve monogram, designed with the most precious natural essences, those whose names remind us of a beautiful poem. May Rose, Jasmine from Grasse, Mimosa, Champaca, Iris of Florence, Chinese Osmanthus, Sandalwood Mysore …. A painting of life whose palette carries the colors of ones passion giving the ultimate olfactory reflection of oneself.

When ordering the Bespoke Experience, the client will receive their fragrance in a 100ml Jean Patou octagonal bottle made by Baccarat, designed by Louis Sue and personalized with the name or initials of choice. The gift box will be beautifully presented made by one of three possible baggage specialists: Pinel & Pinel, Elie Bleu or Norline. Marcel Franck will accompany the fragrance with two magnificent purse atomizers.

Developed over an approximate period of one year and a minimum number of three consultations. The process starts with a meeting face to face with the in house perfumer Thomas Fontaine in which the client expresses their tastes and shares olfactive memories which merge with the imagination of the ‘nose’.   Always at the clients disposal, the perfumer then creates proposals by sending samples and adjusting with feedback until the client is happy with his or her formula. After six months of testing and maceration, 5 litres of perfume will be stored safely for refills. Creating a fragrance with Jean Patou is a unique opportunity to become part of the rich heritage of our private perfume archives dating back nearly 100 years, started by our founder Jean Patou. This also means that the record is protected for the client and their future generations to re-order.

To make an appointment for this truly unique experience exclusively at:

Jean Patou Laboratory

9, rue Saint Florentin, Paris.

by Jean Amr

A piece of history: Perfume Houses

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What is your favorite bottle? (Click photo to enlarge)

We all have favourite perfume houses, do you? Brands, designers, independent and artisans. But whether you want to dig more deeply into the heritage and stories behind a name that you love, or simply to explore the universe of perfume houses (historic and contemporary) this is where you start.  Discover these fascinating stories through archive material and photography, historic advertising or today’s videos, and bring perfume alive…

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What is your favorite perfume? (Click photo to enlarge).

Do you all want to know about perfume house: Guerlain, Acqua di Parma, Caron, or Annick Goutal?

Or would you like to know more background from your favorite designer: Chanel, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Jean Patou, Pierre Balmain, Lanvin, Viktor & Rolf, Michael Kors or Calvin Klein ….

Or would you like to go more Italian style like: Giorgio Armani, Gianni Versace, Trussardi, Gian Franco Ferré, Moschino, Valentino, Cerruti 1881, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi or Gucci……

Or more interested in the background of your jewelers perfume like: Cartier, Boucheron, Chaumet, Mauboussin, Poiray, Bvlgari,or Van Cleef & Arpels

Or would you like to know everything about the artists who created this beautiful scents?

The houses you will find under there Tags: ‘A Piece of History’, ‘Fragrances & Perfumes’, or look for a specific name…  about the artist, you will find under: ‘The Noses’

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Do you prefer a new or a classic perfume (Click photo to enlarge).

Dolce & Gabbana, Jean Patou Joy Forever, Elie Saab Le Parfum, Roja

‘Everything you wanted to know about fragrances, their creaters, rhe brands…
…………but where afraid to ask’.

Here on Yakymour! Hope you will enjoy!

by Jean Amr