Category: Jean Patou

digging (into) vintage: Jean Patou Sublime, 1992

  Perfumer Jean Kerléo. Somewhere in the ’90s the chypre fell off the radar. Blame the IFRA, blame Angel (also 1992), blame whoever you like. It went quietly from the pinnacle of chic to over-the-hill faster than you can say ‘mousse de chêne.’ Why and how to restrict perfume materials is a popular if confusing debate today, but in the 70s-90s…

digging (into) vintage: Jean Patou Pan Ame, 2001

(image, Pan Am stewardess) Perfumer Jean-Michel Duriez The dry fruity floral is an interesting bird. It allows for a nuance in composition that is hard to convey in a syrupy fruity floral. There are only a few similar perfumes. Patou’s Enjoy had a lovely crystal upper register, and Gucci II edp includes a dry, leafy/herbal aspect that gives it a beautifully…