"The woman who uses perfume subtly and with restraint, who has found the one odor that blends perfectly with her skin and her particular bodily chemistry, has the most potent weapon of the charmer. She has matched with nature an won."
So says Monsieur Jean Patou, the celebrated French designer, who has maintained a research department for two years in Paris which does nothing but experiment with perfumes.
He is trying to find the perfect perfume that will form the last finishing touch to his perfect sartorial creations.
But he admits candidly that he hasn't found it. And further, he says not one woman in a thousand knows how to use perfume.
Among those who do not know how to use perfume is the woman who reserves a bottle of scent on a handkerchief, and the one who aims an atomizer at herself after completely gowned and calls herself perfumed.
"Perfume," he explains, "reacts differently on different skins. The odor that is right for indoors may lose its potency in the air. Perfume fascinating for the blond may put the brunette quite out of the running."
And where should you use perfume - why behind your ears or ever so slightly on the hair!
He suggests women try all odors until they find the one that is just right.
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!
Please leave a comment below (for example: of why you liked the perfume, describe the scent, time period or age you wore it, who gave it to you or what occasion, any specific memories), who knows, perhaps someone from the company might see it.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Saturday, August 15, 2015
A cute miniature version of the Perfumer's Organ, complete with three raw material essences to add to your perfume to customize it to your own preferences, plus several mouilettes (smelling strips).
- Patou Forever 5ml Eau de Parfum
- Absolue Jasmin 2ml
- Absolu Rose 2ml
- Base Fruitee 2ml
Monday, July 13, 2015
From Jean Patou:
L’HEURE ATTENDUE A momentous and liberating fragrance created to commemorates that long awaited moment – The Liberation. The mists have blown away, night is no more and the sun has risen again. L’Heure Attendue bears witness to this rediscovered freedom.
A woody spicy oriental fragrance – a heartening and subtle fragrance which resonates a refined peaceful aroma, synonymous with a new mellowness of life.
So what does it smell like? It is classified as a woody spicy oriental fragrance for women.
- Top notes:
- Middle notes: spices
- Base notes: woodsy notes