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Jean Patou Joy Eau De Toilette Spray for Women 75 ml

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The small golden, circular label on the bottom of the bottle says: 90 (or 90%) and looks exactly as the one picutured here on Fragrantica. Unfortunately, I don't get any rose, civet, or complexity of any kind, just a rough indolic jasmine. Unless you adore dark, mysterious, daring, old fashioned perfumes you really should stay away from vintage Joy.

I was given this perfume in 1969 by my fiancée who spent a fortune (then) on it and fell in love with it. Chanel №5 is a lot heavier and muscy and also smells kind of dated,where Joy smells totally wearable in modern times. That same completely not-of-the-ordinary, exalted chorus of flowers singing in one vaulted shining pitch.One YouTube reviewer suggested that one dab is enough but I have hit all my pulse points and I am surrounded in a warm bubble of tropical air in which the jasmine and distant roses set the scene. I just picked up a vintage bottle of EDJ because I'd fallen in love with a more recent incarnation of Joy EDT.

There is luxurious and complex aroma in it that mesmerizes me and is a pure magic which one can never get enough of.it stays forever, constantly cycling between its jasmine and rose notes, occasionally pulling back its softly decadent elegance and revealing its warm, oh-so-gentle base of sandalwood and musk. The JOY I smell is pure and transparent jasmine, which is slightly different from the real flowers in nature. A sharp opening of metallic aldehydes that seem to inflate the nose to the point of burning, quickly succeeded by a powerful, lively Jasmine, next to a soapy, dense, oily Rose. Joy" has remained a reference fragrance, one of the great commercial successes of the perfume industry.

For all complexity of the formula, which arrived sealed and perfectly preserved, this is a stunning jasmine simply warmed by the real civet and musks inside. Instead I got a happy, purring civet and the most beautiful jasmine I have smelled in a perfume so far. I bought a bottle but in my fickle youth I soon craved something different and moved on to Enjoy then Trésor.After waiting nearly an hour I again smelled my wrist and was overwhelmed with the fragrance of Rose Glycerin soaps my Mother used in the 60's. Some of the technologies we use are necessary for critical functions like security and site integrity, account authentication, security and privacy preferences, internal site usage and maintenance data, and to make the site work correctly for browsing and transactions. I'm wearing five drops on pulse points at the moment, having applied the drops about twenty minutes earlier. Ylang-ylang here feels like the flower-girl that leads the way for rose, which parades down the aisle, supported by some rubbery tuberose. The young couturier wanted to free women from the restrictive clothing imposed on them up until then.

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