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The goal of this website is to show the present owners of the Jean Patou company how much we miss the discontinued classics and hopefully, if they see that there is enough interest and demand, they will bring back the perfume!

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

L'Heure Attendue by Jean Patou c1933

L'Heure Attendue by Jean Patou: launched in 1933. Created by Henri Almeras as an homage to end of the Nazi occupation of Paris during World War II. Patou registered the perfume's name as early as 1940 in anticipation for the war to end. It was recommended to be worn by brunettes.

Cue, 1948:
"Jean Patou has created his first new fragrance in twelve years. It's called "L'Heure Attendue" and, judging by its odor, this must, indeed, be the hour everybody has been waiting for ($12.50 for one-half ounce to $35 for two ounces )."

The New Yorker, 1949:
"Patou's floral L'Heure Attendue, new last year, is another wide-awake scent (we doubt that it will ever supersede the softer Moment Supreme."

Mademoiselle, 1949:
"Patou's new, momentous L'Heure Attendue, $12.50 a half ounce."

L'Heure Attendue was available in parfum and parfum-cologne (eau de cologne) .

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is described as a chypre perfume with notes of white flowers and a warm sandalwood base.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, lily of the valley, geranium, lilac
  • Heart notes: narcissus, ylang ylang, jasmine, rose, opoponax, carnation
  • Base notes: Mysore sandalwood, oakmoss, vanilla, patchouli, galbanum, peru balsam, benzoin, musk, costus, ambergris


Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1956.

The perfume was reformulated by Jean Kerleo and relaunched in 1984 as part of the exclusive Ma Collection, reissued scents from Patou's catalog of discontinued perfumes as well as some new editions. This version was also discontinued.

Available as:
  • 1 oz Parfum
  • 2.5 oz Eau de Toilette Splash
  • 1.7 oz Eau de Toilette Spray
  • 0.20 oz Eau d Toilette Splash Mini Bottle

2014 Version:

L'Heure Attendue was reformulated by Thomas Fontaine and relaunched in 2014 as part of the Collection Heritage, a line of reformulated and relaunched Jean Patou classic fragrances.

So what does it smell like? This version is described as an Oriental Spicy fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: geranium, lilac, woodland lily
  • Middle notes: jasmine, rose, natural gum, ylang-ylang
  • Base notes: myrtle, vanilla, patchouli, sandalwood

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