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jean patou

joy

Spotlighting the classic floral fragrance that lives up to its name.

Written By JAYME CYK

THE STORY OF A SCENT

When the stock market crashed in 1929 and many of Jean Patou’s VIP went bankrupt, the French fashion designer responded to the crisis by creating a fragrance called Joy. Patou then gifted the bright white floral perfume (a mood enhancer in its own right) to his preferred customers to bring back a bit of zest to their lives. 

It was (and continues to be) the ultimate bouquet: each Jean Patou Joy flacon requires 10,600 jasmine flowers and 28 dozen May roses per ounce, all of which are extracted in fragrance mecca Grasse, France. Over the years, the sophisticated composition has attracted a number of notable wearers, including Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

THE PERFUME PROFILE

OLFACTIVE GROUP: Floral

TOP NOTES: Bulgarian rose, ylang-ylang, and tuberose

HEART NOTES: May rose and jasmine

BASE NOTES: Sandalwood and musk

WHERE TO WEAR

To your wedding at the Dallas Arboretum or your best friend’s baby shower at Spago in Beverly Hills.

APPROVED & FILED

June 13, 2016

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