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Jean Patou JOY vintage parfum 15ml flacon

Jean Patou JOY vintage parfum 15ml flacon

Regular price $238.00 USD
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Joy by Jean Patou is a classic fragrance, first launched in 1930 as "the costliest perfume in the world." The original Joy contained the essence of over 10,000 jasmine flowers and 300 roses in just 1 ounce. Originally designed by perfumer Henri Almeras, this fragrance was voted "Scent of the Century" at the 2000 FiFi Awards - an honor for which it beat out other classics like the eternal Chanel No. 5. Inside the bottle, expect to discover a floral sensation unlike any other, mingled with notes of musk, wood, and powder. 

Joy's bottle, now iconic, was designed by Art Déco architect and bottle designer, Louis Süe, and modelled after the principle of divine proportion, a mathematical formula used by ancient Greek architects to achieve perfect proportions and symmetry. 

Top Notes
Bulgarian Rose, Ylang-Ylang, Tuberose

Heart Notes
Jasmine and May Rose

Base Notes
Musk and Sandalwood

Offered are the following:
  • A new in box bottle with lot number 8073834, confirmed production date of 1983. This bottle is sealed, and has approximately 2-3% evaporation with no discoloration. The box is fully intact and in excellent condition. Photos 1-3.
  • A new in box bottle, sealed, with approximately 15% evaporation. Lot number 7086764, with a confirmed production date of 1976. This bottle has some slight darkening due to evaporation of the alcohol, and the box shows some limited shelf wear. Photos 4-6.
  • A vintage bottle, lacking the gold sealing thread, but with the stopper stuck and therefore forming a seal anyways. This bottle has very limited evaporation - only about 2-3%, and no discoloration. This bottle is estimated to have a production date in the late 1980's or early 1990's. Photo 7.
  • A vintage new bottle, estimated to be late 1970's or early 1980's. This flacon is sealed but unboxed, and has approximately 5% evaporation, leading to a slightly darker colored fragrance. Photo 8.


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