Fragrance News The Holidays are Coming: JOY to the World

The Holidays are Coming: JOY to the World

10/14/16 09:22:57 (8 comments)

by: Dr. Marlen Elliot Harrison

Joy limited edition half ounce pure parfum

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Atelier Jean Patou, the classic black JOY parfum bottle with its signature red stopper makes a spectacular return for the 2016 holiday season. Each Limited Edition 0.5 ounce bottle in the series of 500 is hand-numbered and filled with Joy pure parfum.

JOY was created with a lot of care, just like the most expensive Haute-Couture 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 1930, when the market of luxury fashion crashed and Jean Patou's atelier could survive only through its perfumes.

jasmine

JOY is created of rare flowers in the unique concentration of 10,600 blossoms of jasmine and 28 dozen roses which together form the exceptional heart of this perfume. Over the last 85+ years, JOY has attained enormous success to become the second best selling perfume of all time (the first best-selling is the legendary Chanel N°5).

Red roses

Intense and luscious with an alluring floral composition, JOY was created by Henri Almeras:

  • Top notes: aldehydes,flower calyx note, peach, Bulgarian rose oil, tuberose, leafy green note
  • Middle notes: rose de Mai, jasmine de Mai, woodland lily, orchid, orris, ylang ylang, lily of the valley
  • Base notes: musk, sandalwood, civet

The limited edition black flacon was inspired by a Chinese snuff bottle and originally presented in 1931, the second of three famous bottles to house Joy.

JOY Limited Edition Parfum, Price: $350 USD

Retailers:  Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman

 

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Dr. Marlen Elliot Harrison

Managing Editor & Columnist

Dr. Marlen Elliot Harrison’s journalism in the fragrance industry has appeared in international print and online publications such as PlayboyMen’s JournalMen’s Health and the New York Times. Marlen is also a regular contributor to BeautyAlmanac.com and works as a graduate professor, thesis advisor and faculty supervisor for MA programs in TESOL, Education, Writing and Literature. Learn more about Marlen by visiting www.MarlenHarrison.com.

 

 

MEH



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Deppaholic
Deppaholic

Have a vintage bottle, only for special occasions. LURVE....Maybe I might ask for this for Christmas. Yes, masterpiece!

Oct
17
2016
dalmajen
dalmajen

I have this lovely bottle, from the 70's. I received it from my husband as a gift. I didn't use it all, and put it away, but now I can't get the lid to unscrew ..it was very strong, and you only needed a small drop!

Oct
15
2016
veda
veda

Want it!!

Oct
15
2016
perrfumefreak
perrfumefreak

Way too expensive for a 0.5 bottle.

Oct
14
2016
sagehen80
sagehen80

I would love to sample this timeless fragrance." Joy" was the iconic Vivien Leigh's signature fragrance.

Oct
14
2016
Douceamere
Douceamere

Ah, such a beautiful scent housed in such an elegant, iconic bottle. I know what I want for Christmas! Thanks for this article.

Oct
14
2016
the big totoro
the big totoro

I have nothing but love for Joy! It is a timeless masterpiece that I treasure deeply. Beautiful article, thank you.

Oct
14
2016
smellagent
smellagent

I love Joy and think it is timeless. I have one vintage bottle and a modern edp. I want this little pure parfum. That bottle is so iconic. I also remember back in the eighties when the pure perfume came in a round iridescent gold bottle. Thank you for spotlighting this eternal masterpiece.

Oct
14
2016

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