Fragrance: Jean Patou ‘Joy’

Jean Patou Joy perfume fragrance review

Jean Patou Joy 

The 1929 stock market crash bankrupted many of JEAN PATOU’s clients As a response JEAN PATOU created a fragrance designed as a work of art and as a gift for his good customers and friends to chase the Depression blues away. No expense was to be spared and the finest raw materials were to be used. “The costliest fragrance in the world” was named JOY, in defiance of grim headlines and hard times, with a mission to spread a message of JOY around the world.


Top Notes: Rose, Jasmine

Heart Notes: Ylang-Ylang, Tuberose

Base Notes: Sandalwood

My Thoughts

I have such a thing for classic fragrances and they don’t get much more classic than Jean Patou’s Joy. For me it has the smell of old school glamour, those rich aldehydic florals of rose, jasmine and tuberose, it reminds me of fragrances like Chanel No. 5, First by Van Cleef and Arphels and Herme Caleche. To make a single ounce of this fragrance 10,600 jasmine flowers and 28 dozen Roses de Mai are required, it is unashamed in it’s luxury and glamour. Imagine a woman walking through a hotel lobby in high heels and a fur stole, some look at her and think she’s over-dressed and the fur vulgar, other’s will think she looks amazing. Personally, I think she’s fabulous, I want to spend my afternoon with her and drink overpriced cocktails and chat travel, fashion and friends. This perfume is that woman and it might not be for everyone, but in a world where Britney Spears is a best selling perfume, does it matter? Meet me at the bar with a cocktail? Bring your best fur if you want to sit with us! I love, love, love this perfume!

Jean Patou Joy is available from

Jean Patou Joy perfume fragrance review

Jean Patou Joy perfume fragrance review
Jean Patou Joy perfume fragrance review



  1. January 29, 2016 / 3:54 am

    I love Youth Dew. Seems nit’s but I do.

    • fashionforlunch
      January 29, 2016 / 8:00 am

      I will have to give it a go!! thank you!!! xxx