In a gesture typical of his bold and generous spirit, Jean Patou created Joy as a reaction to the 1929 Wall Street Crash. The sumptuous fragrance was offered as a gift to his cherished American customers; a hymn to life in what was a difficult time for many of his clients.
Unchanged since 1930, the delicious combination of rose and jasmine flowers inspired a floral 'melodie' that became the singnature of many Jean Patou Paris perfumes thereafter.
Joy perfume composition:
In an attempt to create the most splendid perfume ever, Jean Patou doubled the quantities of ingredients required for Joy. No fewer than ten thousand jamine flowers and twenty-eight dozen roses are required to make just 30ml of Joy parfum. This gesture, extravagant even by today's standards, revolutionized the way in which fragrances were created.