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)

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