Monday, March 28, 2011

Joy perfume, perfume center reviews

Found these great joy perfume reviews at the perfume center. See what others are saying:


Joy Perfume Reviews
Joy perfume was introduced by Jean Patou in 1930. This fragrance is a rush of jasmine and flowers that comes across as delicious and complete. The floral notes blend in well with the darker base of musk, moss, and woods; providing a feeling of comfort and sensuality that lasts long throughout the evening. Joy perfume is a more feminine fragrance than many from its time and brings a smile to the faces of the men that walk by.
Written by Staff
I was looking for something to lift my spirits and thought I would try the old classic, JOY. I liked the story behind its inception, the idea that it is not worn by everyone these days and after a long search I found it in a small but lovely Parfumerie in Aachen. Joy is very special, subtle, and clean yet has that unique complexity found in great perfumes. I love the way it slightly changes through out the day and am really happy when I have it on. Joy is aptly named.
Written by LA
I'll look for more awesome joy perfume reviews to post soon!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Joy perfume summary video

Just to keep you interested in Joy perfume and it's history, I found this great youtube video that does a great job summarizing the fragrance. Take a look:




Great summay of Joy perfume if I do say so myself!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Joy Perfume - vintage packaging

I know I've been all about the vintage stuff when it comes to joy perfume, but it's so cool to me because the fragrance has been around and popular for so long. Would you buy Joy perfume if it still came in packaging like this?




Joy Perfume packaging


A project for Illustration 2 (now known as Concepts + Metaphors). A packaging redesign of Jean Patou's Joy perfume, which is consider the most expensive commercial perfume you can buy. For my redesign I wanted to gear the perfume to a younger crowd, so I thought more fashion editorial. I took one of the definitions of the word Joy (4. a state of happiness or felicity) and made is into a textile.

I then later put the textile one a box template I made.

I found that joy perfume box's image on flickr, just an fyi!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Joy Perfume Harpers Bazaar Ad from 1936

Found the article below from Harpers Bazzar on Joy Parfume. It's an ad from 1936 on "the costliest perfume in the world"!




Harpers Bazaar 1936 Magazine Advertisement JOY Perfume by JEAN PATOU Perfumes Paris

From paperdollgirls

Harpers Bazaar 1936 Magazine Advertisement JOY Perfume by JEAN PATOU Perfumes Paris
Harpers Bazaar 1936 Magazine Advertisement JOY Perfume by JEAN PATOU Perfumes Paris Harpers Bazaar 1936 Magazine Advertisement JOY Perfume by JEAN PATOU Perfumes Paris Harpers Bazaar 1936 Magazine Advertisement JOY Perfume by JEAN PATOU Perfumes Paris Harpers Bazaar 1936 Magazine Advertisement JOY Perfume by JEAN PATOU Perfumes Paris
This December 1, 1936 Harpers Bazaar magazine advertisement features a black and white illustration for JEAN PATOU Paris JOY perfume.

The large size ad, which is on slightly heavy paper, is in very good condition and measures 9-1/2 x 13 inches.

You will receive the ORIGINAL advertisement, not a digital scan.

The ad will be shipped to you in a plastic sleeve inside heavy card stock within a cardboard mailing tube so that it will arrive at your home in as good a condition as it leaves mine.

The watermark shown in the photo is not on the original you will receive.

There is no additional charge for posting more than one advertisement together.

The last photo is a suggestion of how you might like to display your Paper Doll Girls. Please note that you will NOT receive the photograph with your purchase. I've just included it in the listing to help your imagination run wild with possibilities!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Joy Perfume - vintage advertisement

Check out this vintage advertisement of Jean Patou's Joy Perfume. I like the tagline. I think it would still do well in today's market.

Joy perfume still comes in the same bottle too!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Joy Perfume - Created With Care

I know I've talked about the history of joy perfume frequently but I found some new tid-bits to add. Some of the information is reduntant to an older post but I think it's important to realize this isn't just a fragrance, it's history! Found this lil description on (cute I know):

JOY was created with a lot of care, just like the most expensive Haute-Cotture dress, and thus it was extraordinary and timeless. It was presented by Jean Patou as 'the world's most expensive perfume' right at the time of The Great Depression in 1929, when the market of luxury fashion crushed and Jean Patou's house could survive only through the perfumes.

JOY is created of rare flowers in unique concentration of 10600 flowers of jasmine and 28 dozens of roses which adorn the exceptional heart of this perfume. With the time JOY attains enormous success and became the second best selling perfume of all times (the first best-selling is the legendary Chanel N°5).

Intense and luscious with alluring floral composition, JOY was created by Henri Alméras, who made its top notes irresistibly delightful. The composition starts with fragrant jilt tuberose, luscious rose, ylang-ylang blossom, aldehydes, sweet and mouthwatering pear, and green notes. The heart beats passionately in pure and sweetly fresh jasmine notes, seductive and balmy spicy and darkened iris root. The base whiffs with sensual musk, warm and milky-powdery sandalwood, with mild musky civet tones.

The bottle, of simple and straight lines with a golden thread around its neck, was designed by the architect Louis Süe in 30ml, 50ml and 100ml sizes for Eau de Parfume and 30ml and 50ml sizes for Eau de Toilette. Regardelss of its simplicity, the bottle leaves an impression of luxury and hints that its content is one of the best perfumes of the world. In 1932 Jean Patou designed a small black and red bottle in which this perfume is also presented.

Ahhh yes, the joys of Joy perfume!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Joy Perfume - History

As promised of Joy Perfume, I found another great discription of Joy perfume. This great article from gives a better discription of the smell and history of Joy perfume:

Known as the most expensive perfumes in the world, Jean Patou has left an indelible mark on the fragrance market with Joy Perfume. From his humble beginnings after World War I and the Wall Street Crash, he raised the bar of luxury in spite of difficult times and inspired the women of America with his Joy perfume. Although from French descent, he reveres his American clientele too well that he created a perfume that contains double of the required essential oils, thus doubling or even tripling the price of perfumes of his time.

Joy perfume celebrates the floral purity of its composition without compromising on the number of flowers used to create every drop of this luxurious merchandise. Ten thousand jasmines and twenty eight dozen of May roses are required to produce 30mL of this highly revered perfume. It opens up with Bulgarian Rose, tuberose and ylang-ylang. The heart sinks with jasmine and Grasse and dry down with May rose. An exceptional taste only for those who can afford it, it became a parody and a light of hope to the difficult times of the World War and the crashing economy.

There have been many other fragrances that have been released under the Jean Patou name and have lived up to the expectations of its loyal clientele. After the success of Joy and other fragrances, Ma Liberte was released in 1987 as an oriental floral fragrance. Opening with citrus notes and heliotrope; heart of lavender, jasmine, rose and cloves and base with sandalwood, spicy nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla and blends with vetivir, cedar, patchouli and musk.

Standing out from the crowd is a woman that is offered with Sublime by the Jean Patou House. A mixture of the most delicate yet sensual notes, the top notes are of bergamot, tangerine and coriander with green accords to give you a fresh and sweet tinge. Middle notes go floral with ylang-ylang, rose, jasmine and neroli oil while it dries down with vanilla, sandalwood, civet, and cedar. Packaged in an elegant bottle that whispers elegance, it is crowned with a gold stopper to exude luxury.

Apparently I'm not the only joy perfume lover around. There is so much information avaliable to share on all of Jean Patou's fragrances. Thanks Nadine VanKurk for the quick, easy to read history and overview of Joy Perfume!