As promised of Joy Perfume, I found another great discription of Joy perfume. This great article from ezinearticles.com 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!