Just in the nick of time for your holiday shopping Jean Patou is bringing a limited collector’s edition of JOY to the world. The timeless perfume from the former couture house turned fragrance house, is putting JOY on the shelves in a couple of days at the end of November. It’s a gift that keeps on giving with a new design and the iconic elegance of Patou’s “Nuit de Chine” dress that’s packaged in a softly curved, deep black bottle and a distinctive, domed “Nasturtium Red” stopper. Each bottle is filled by hand with a black glass dropper and is sealed and wrapped with a delicate golden thread – it’s truly a work of art.
JOY will come in three deluxe forms:
- A hand-numbered, limited-edition .5oz parfum bottle that will sell for $350 exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus locations.
- A five-piece gift set containing a 3.4-ounce bottle of JOY eau de parfum with three, elegant, individually wrapped bath soaps, packaged in a keepsake box which will sell for $190 exclusively sold at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus locations.
- Also five pieces, this gift set comes with a one-ounce bottle of JOY eau de parfum with three, elegant, individually wrapped bath soaps, packaged in a keepsake box for $110 at Bloomingdale’s, Dillard’s, Lord & Taylor and Nordstrom.
A little Jean Patou backstory
According to Fragrance X, Jean Patou was born in Normandy, France, in 1880. Patou’s father was a leading tanner (leather maker) and his uncle owned a fur business which Patou joined in 1907. In 1912 Patou opened Maison Parry, a small dressmaking salon in Paris, and sold his entire 1914 collection to one American buyer. Until his death, Patou was a giant of the fashion world, dominating both couture and ready-to-wear. Patou met an early death in 1936, at the age of 56. His sister’s husband George Barbas took over the house. Jean Patou’s great-nephews Guy and Jean de Mouy now run the company. The family has continued to manage the house, with a range of designers who have gone on to fame themselves.
In 1967 Jean Kerleo, the legendary perfumer, joined the house and since then has created all the great perfumes for which Jean Patou is famed. They are expensive because they are made with authentic Patou extravagance, out of the most precious natural ingredients. “Joy” is advertised as the most expensive perfume in the world. The house is still offering collections of beautiful gowns to the clientele of Paris.
The new JOY will bring happiness to any woman on your holiday shopping list.