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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Joy by Jean Patou

 Pictured: Current bottle of Joy Parfum.

Developed: 1930, right after the stock market crash. Marketed as "The costliest fragrance in the world, " and was still a runaway success.

Perfumer: Henri Almeras

Top Notes: Aldehydes, Peach, leafy green
Middle Notes: Rose, Jasmine, Ylang-ylang, Tuberose
Basenotes: Sandalwood, musk, civet
Where it can be bought:, Big Discount Fragrances, Nieman Marcus

People often complain about a "cat pee" smell from it, but I don't get that on me - it smells rich, complex and gorgeous.

1 comment:

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