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Joy Jean Patou Eau de Joy refill spray 60 Ml 2 oz Vintage
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on 8/26/2009 12:25:00 PM
More reviews by Chamuda
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This is a beautiful warm jasmine-osmanthus scent with some green and other notes (maybe patchouli? or wood, leather?) in the basenotes. I have the body mist which I like a lot. I didn't like EDT as much. Body mist is very wearable, it's a warmish not sweet floral with a slightly greenish drydown. Very sophisticated. I had to grow into this one.
3 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 4/22/2008 2:50:00 PM
More reviews by Mac789
A strange scent that combines elegance and wildness, like finding a cluster of dainty violets in a creaky, dangerous wood. As daring as Mitsouko, but without Mitsouko's romantic aspirations and Deco-inflected artistry. Both of these classics safety-pin florals to moss, and they both do it in a way that is surreal, even given their seamlessness. 1000 is even stranger than Mitsouko. Despite its fragility, violet (as a scent note) is never easy to tame. It's always too sweet, too Victorian, perhaps even too simplistic to do more than to announce itself and then coyly retire. In 1000, the violet feels organic as it slowly disappears into decay, becoming mulchy and then dry, as if it has acquiesed to nature and the natural cycle of birth and death, decomposition and decay.This makes 1000 difficult to wear. It's rooty and unpretty in its base notes, yet it is gay enough to give the appearance of freshness at the top. It is nothing like Joy, although the sense of briars continues from one Patou to the other. It's just that Joy doesn't scratch and 1000 does. Those expecting a floral bouquet will be disappointed; 1000 is too gothic for that, or perhaps too literary. It's the Edgar Allan Poe of the classic florals, juxtaposing a simple event with a much darker, possibly ominous one.
15 of 19 people found this helpful.
on 12/29/2006 10:23:00 AM
More reviews by peb_les
Elegant, classic, classy, sophisticated, rich, unique, timeless; I can't think of enough adjectives to describe this Beauty!!!!
5 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 8/22/2006 7:56:00 PM
More reviews by purplebird
Deep, dark, gorgeous. Defies categorization. This is a "rich" floral, but where are the bright, fresh flowers. The answer: this perfume uses some of the world's most expensive natural ingredients, such as Grasse jasmine, damascena and centifolia rose, Indonesian patchouli, and Mysore sandalwood. As such, it smells more woody than the synthetics to which we have grown accustomed. As such, it smells vintage, even though it is new. Imagine going back to a time when a perfumer was told, "Forget cost. Forget mass production. Just make it great." This is the spirit of Jean Patou (Mille) 1000. Perfumery, like cuisine, is all about ingredients. Hence the high price for this fragrance. Is it worth it? Yes, especially if you do not wear today's fruity florals, chocolate candies, and simple, clean scents. A good candidate would be someone who loves chypres and serious, complex, mysterious fragrances. This perfume will draw you in. Most florals expand outward, diffusing sweetness. Hence, they risk becoming piercingly sweet and cloying. Mille seems to concentrate the scent of a thousand flowers in one, small space. That one place where it is applied acts like a gravitational force, a black hole, a dark star of fragrance. Knowing nothing about this perfume, my first reaction was, "Is this a patchouli fragrance?" "No," said the salesman. "It is osmanthus and other flowers." Indeed it was. All of them were well-blended, smooth and strong, but dark and focused, with an edge, and enveloped in aromatic vapor. Individual notes escaped in nanosecond bursts from this compressed richness. I have never smelled anything like this before. The sun shone down on my skin, night fell, and a sexual, intimate human note appeared. It was naughty. I was transfixed. This sophisitcated perfume will not please everybody, but popular taste is not necessarily good taste. It is best to try Jean Patou (Mille) 1000 at an authorized distributor, such as Nordstrom's or Neiman Marcus because their supply is fresh. They tell me that they often run out because production is limited. That is good, because natural products have a shelf life. A discount bottle from the Internet might be good enough for a first try, but if you like it, buy the best you can afford.
32 of 34 people found this helpful.
on 8/22/2006 6:47:00 PM
More reviews by TScarissa
This is the review for the parfum - The 1000 EDT I had tried before now seems harsher and drier, woodier, brighter and spicier too. The parfum sinks in the skin, warmer, feeling very sensual, darker and sweeter - the sillage is intense but feels intimate. I don 't get much Mitsouko in 1000 maybe because it has more indole animalic notes, also has a leather side that reminds me more of Daim Blond apricot soft leather note (osmanthus?) than the fruity chypre Mitsouko. A dark dirty raunchy luxurious floral!
6 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 3/8/2006 3:14:00 PM
More reviews by but_if_not
Elegant, classy, chic and suave with a hint of naughtiness around the edges. Goes great with DSH's Richesse (her dupe of 1000). I like to layer one over the other to get the best effect. 1000 is virtually seamless. A masterpiece.
on 6/29/2005 3:31:00 PM
More reviews by freegracer
I have to take back all the negative comments I've made about 1000 over the past year. I consider it one of my favorites now, perfect all year round. It's suave, creamy, elegant and urbane. Dress it up, dress it down. Wear it to the grocery, office, to church, to the opera, or for a big night on the town. Very versatile. It's a marvelously balanced fragrance that tends to stay close to the skin. If you're looking for something that is a chypre with floral and green accents, this one could very well be for you. It's easy to wear and easy to love. If you find Mitsouko too much of a challenge, fear not. Give 1000 a fair chance.
11 of 12 people found this helpful.
on 2/4/2004 11:39:00 AM
More reviews by perfumelife
I love this one. It is a highly skillful blend. Although I have it in the EDT concentration, I can still sense its extravagance.
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 11/22/2003 1:16:00 PM
More reviews by Ruby
This is a rating (5 stars) for the Body Mist. I tried the EDT before that and never liked it. I found the EDT to be harsh, dry, and lacking any sweetness or pleasantness. The Body Mist, on the other hand, is great. It has more floral notes, and is soft and never overpowering. The Body Mist dries down into a lasting warm, soft, smooth scent that melds into my natural skin and seems to be very natural. I think it's probably a mix of the dry soft jasmine and some musk or patchouli. Really it just smells like "my skin but better." I highly recommend the Body Mist.
3 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 6/13/2002 11:02:00 AM
More reviews by harperhilton
ah, 1000 de patou is a fragrance i *love* and always come back to when fragrance-confusion takes over. it appears that this did not mix well with marya's body chemistry (see review above), but it does beatuifully with mine. i have the edt (and you can find it a LOT cheaper on he web than if you get it in a regular store), but this is a scent for which i will definitely get the parfum version as well...it has roses, corinander, with osmanthus thrown in for freshness, it dries down slightly ambery and it is just fabulous imo. i totally undestand that one can fall in love with this at first sniff, since that is what happened to me at the time as well.like always, better to try it out on your skin before you buy.
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