Jean Patou


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446 reviews

67% would repurchase

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Fragrances -Jean Patou -EnJoy

on 3/23/2018 4:26:00 PM

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Enjoy by Jean Patou is a Chypre Floral that was launched in 2002. The nose behind this fragrance is Jean-Michel Duriez.

Top notes; orange, banana, black currant, mandarin orange, cassia, pear and bergamot

Middle notes; Indian jasmine, Turkish rose, Bulgarian rose, cardamom and aldehydes

Base notes: amber, patchouli, musk and vanilla.

Enjoy was the sequel to a trio of perfumes from 2001 that launched Jean-Michel Duriez as in-house perfumer at Jean Patou. Nacre, Hip & Pan Ame were fruity-florals and were not that successful. They were discontinued fairly fast.

My conclusion, strongly dislike it.

Initially Enjoy is bitter and VERY unpleasant, I detect mostly orange but not in a good way and no banana or pear but lots of bergamot. Within 3-5 minutes the roses take over and there is very little jasmine, just pure rose with a hint of the cardamom to my nose. This is the point where I wanted to wash it off. A muddy, dirty rose fragrance with headache inducing aldehydes reminding me of typical mall fragrances. Certainly nothing unique or pleasant. After an hour or so, the amber and musk kick in, some of the rose fades, patchouli & a teeny bit of vanilla & can be detected. After several hours at times I get a whiff that smells like Angel gone bad.

This to me is just blah and not at all unique. I would never remember this and say “Oh, she is wearing Enjoy”. A very blah, unpleasant floral chypre that dries down to a musky rose, no thanks. I tested it for 3 different days, wearing it all day. It last on me about 5-6 hours, but I can still detect it if I put my nose to my arm for about 8 hours. It smells the best when it is almost gone, not a good sign.

Today is the 3rd time I’ve worn it and I just washed it off. Even after I washed it off I can still smell it but I am done. The happiest part of my experience with this was (after 3 tries), washing it off and being done with it. Hard pass for me on this one and FYI, it smells nothing like the original vintage Joy, not even remotely similar.

I would file this one under the AWFUL category.



Fragrances -Jean Patou -Joy

on 1/17/2018 8:31:00 PM

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This is matronly good for a spinster like myself. I’m 40. “I will live my life as I will undoubtedly die, alone.” This is classy. For the woman who knows herself & knows what she wants. Classique & floral I smell a lot of different flowers smushed together but I love it. It’s distinctive & elegant. I got it from the Vermont country store catalogue. The man on the phone raved about this to my mom (blind buy) when she was buying me arpege (also blind). 101% Heavenly. If elegance could be bottled this is it!! I love the shape of the bottle. Def rebuy!!

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Fragrances -Jean Patou -1000

on 7/22/2017 6:24:00 PM

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This has all the class and elegance of an old school chypre. It is a trifle powdery, soft and subtle but it lasts ages on my skin. I don't get a massive rose presence which is supposed to be there. My skin amplifies creamy woods. It is warm and cuddly like a scented hug. May I never be without it. I have it and Joy but I reach for this more often.

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Fragrances -Jean Patou -Que Sais-Je?

on 3/31/2016 5:33:00 AM

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Jean Patou QUE SAIS-JE? [1925; nose: Henri Almeras]. Aldehydic/Fruity/Woody Type.

This classic beauty was released by the house of Patou in 1925, the year of the Arts Decoratifs Exposition in Paris... the arts convention that officially launched the "Art Deco" style (even though Europeans have always called it "Le Style Moderne", not Art Deco).

QUE SAIS-JE?, which means literally "What do *I* know?", refers to the dizzy beginning of a romance, when one is not thinking wisely or prudently, but rather with emotional ardor. The scent was originally released as part of a trilogy, each suggested for a different wearer's haircolor. :-) QSJ was recommended for brunettes; AMOUR AMOUR for blondes, and ADIEU SAGESSE for redheads.

QSJ is a sweet, fruity, nutty, woody fragrance. It opens with bright, boozy aldehydes, and a peach/pear fruitiness that smells like a peach brandy or hard pear cider. The floralcy is sweet, yet subdued, somewhat "anonymous": rose, jasmin and ylang-ylang form a soft, muted cushion designed to spotlight the fruit characteristics. In the heart, the fruit takes on a juicy pear-like deliciousness, slathered in a drippy, indolic honey. Hazelnut confers a nutty warmth, and a delicate herbal accord of French thyme, tarragon, menthol and clove spice up the fruit. The base is a woody accord of cedar, sandalwood, benzoin, a vanilla in its floral guise, musks, and au fond, an unusual, improbable stony/dusty note of myrrh, which anchors and counterbalances the perfume's essential sweetness.

QSJ? is now long-discontinued and rather difficult to find, though it occasionally crops up on eBay. One must be sure to look for the 1980's "Ma Collection" re-issue, and take great pains to avoid the monstrous, incorrect bastardization it received upon re-launch in 2014.

Highly recommended. Respected Swiss perfumer Andy Tauer considers QUE SAIS-JE? to be a classic masterpiece that every perfumer must experience at least once in his/her nose training.

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Fragrances -Jean Patou -Sublime

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worst smell ever! yuck! wouldn't recommend if you are in your 20's and 30's..

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