Chic is the word that comes to mind when I first smell Joy (Jean Patou 1930) by Jean Patou. Then I notice the sharp, sleek Art Deco oh so perfect mix of florals and aldehydes. The jasmine, orchid, lily-of-the-valley, ylang ylang and tuberose smell like they were taken fresh from a garden in (and yes I can smell all the notes). This fragrance is fresh but not at all boring. It’s just so very elegant.
Top notes: rose, aldehydes, green notes, tuberose, peach, and ylang ylang. Middle notes: Bulgarian rose, lily-of-valley, jasmine, orris root, and orchid. Base notes: sandalwood, civet and musk.
(this is a vintage sample)