JOY, Jean Patou


Henri Almeras created Joy in 1930, he was directed by Patou to create an extravagant perfume and thus the story goes that 28 dozen roses and 10,600 jasmine flowers were used in every ounce of extract.

Joy is a classic, womanly, gorgeously balanced scent, it is the olfactory equivalent of a 1950s Dior dinner suit- flattering, adaptable and luxurious down to its hand-basted seams. Joys top notes are aldehydes. Peach and leafy green. Its heart is rose, jasmine, ylang ylang and tuberose, its base is sandalwood, musk and civet. Despite closing in on 81 years old, Joy doesn’t smell particularly retro, Joy has a great depth but a very straightforward beauty.