Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Joy Perfume - Welcome

Joy perfume has been my most favored fragrance for years. I've dedicated this to the perfume and information on it. I've see tons of great information on the web and will share it here with you. I'll also be sharing information on other Jean Patou fragrances and other personal fave's I find along the way. Now, to give you some background information on Joy perfume. I got this from and it gives a pretty good high-level overview of the history.

Joy is a perfume created for Parisian couturier Jean Patou by perfumer Henri Almeras in 1929. It is considered to be one of the greatest fragrances created and is a landmark example of the floral genre in perfumery.

Joy was created as a reaction to the 1929 Wall Street Crash, which had diminished the fortunes of Jean Patou's wealthy American clientele. Despite its elevated price and the depressed economic environment, Joy became an instant success and has remained Jean Patou's most famous fragrance.

At the heart of Joy is a luxurious combination of jasmine and rose. 10,000 jasmine flowers and 28 dozen roses are required to create 30ml of the parfum, hence its very high selling price. Joy also contains other flowers such as Ylang ylang, Michelia Alba and Tuberose. Despite its many ingredients, Joy does not smell like a specific flower. According to Luca Turin, "the whole point of its formula was to achieve the platonic idea of a flower, not one particular earthly manifestation." The bottle was created by French architect and artisan Louis Süe and was designed to have a simple, classical feel.

In 2002, the House of Jean Patou created Enjoy, a contemporary take on Joy meant for younger women.


That is a very short history but there are tons of other resourses online I'll share with you as time goes on. Thanks for checking out Joy Perfume today

1 comment:

  1. 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.

    Joy perfume