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Jean Patou JOY vintage parfum 7.5ml flaconette

Jean Patou JOY vintage parfum 7.5ml flaconette

Regular price $108.00 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. 

The "flaconette" bottle, inspired by Chinese snuff bottles, was first introduced in 1931, and has been used throughout the years to house the 7.5ml Joys.

Top Notes
Bulgarian Rose, Ylang-Ylang, Tuberose

Heart Notes
Jasmine and May Rose

Base Notes
Musk and Sandalwood

Offered are the following:


  • A vintage sealed bottle with both the outer white box and inner gold presentation box. This bottle and its packaging are in near perfect condition, with a confirmed lot number of 7037772, for a production date of 1977. This bottle is in exceptional condition. A rare find. 
  • A vintage sealed bottle with no outer box, but rather a cellophane wrapping. The cellophane is torn, but reveals the interior box and bottle to be in superb condition. Lot number 7013771, with a production date of 1973. 
  • A vintage sealed bottle in the gold presentation box. Lot number 7125771, for a production date of 1975. The box shows some mild shelf wear, but the inner bottle is perfectly preserved, though oddly lacking the gold lettering identifying it as Joy. 
  • A vintage new bottle in the gold presentation box. No lot number is present, but we estimate a production date sometime in the 1970's. Evidence of leakage is present in the box, and the seal cord is missing, but you can still hear that the bottle is approximately half full.  

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