1000 (1972) Parfum

1000 (Parfum) by Jean Patou
Bottle Design: Louis Süe / Lutz Herrmann
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1000 (Parfum) is a popular perfume by Jean Patou for women and was released in 1972. The scent is floral-chypre. The longevity is above-average. It was last marketed by Designer Parfums.

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Perfumer

Jean Kerléo

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesOsmanthus, Bergamot, Violet leaf
Heart Notes Heart NotesRose, Jasmine, Geranium, Lily-of-the-valley
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouli, Sandalwood, Oakmoss

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Scent

8.1 (158 Ratings)

Longevity

8.3 (110 Ratings)

Sillage

7.8 (101 Ratings)

Bottle

8.3 (110 Ratings)
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WildGardener

100 Reviews
WildGardener
WildGardener
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The floral print dress by Kerléo
When it first arrives vintage Mille has an unresolved feel as though it's been made of many small pieces that don't quite fit. Like a billowing Laura Ashley dress which promotes surface pattern over structure, but the dress is crumpled and the pattern gone awry. A bit of wear smooths that out.

It's an apricot floral with stand out notes of osmanthus rose and iris, but its misleading to pin down such a complex juice to a few simple accords. The other notable note is violet leaf whose green and cucumber nuances give a delicate lift to this voluminous fruity floral. This is anything but the fruity floral we find in modern juices however. Mille's fruitiness is like a rich liqueur that adds depth to the floral body.

The type of long formula at work here is radically out of style these days. What is by modern standards a lack of synthetics results in a complicated surface at the expense of firm structure. The advantage of this is the components can change hue as they move. The down side is that the surface obscures the base and we can't see into the structure making Mille difficult to read.

There's a wistful air thats perfectly adapted to the current of nostalgic romanticism which was running through the fashion world of 1972, but quite at odds with the chypre category to which Mille belongs.

It could have been the signature of Margot Leadbetter in the TV sitcom The Good Life (Good Neighbors) sharing her warm yet defensive middle class aspirations.
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Drseid

671 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
Very helpful Review    8
Kerleo's Most Successful Composition, But Is It His Best?...
*This is a review of the vintage edt.

1000 edt (vintage) opens with a boozy banana-like accord spiked with just a bit of orange citrus. In the early heart phase beginning only five minutes or so later the citrus disappears, but the banana-like fruit remains in a weakened state sans booze, now joined by very strong powdery iris that takes on the primary staring role through the entire heart phase. Supporting the iris and fruity accord is a persistent rose and jasmine floral tandem that join subdued oakmoss rising from the base, underpinning the overall accord. The fruity accord finally disappears in the late dry-down as a relatively dry sandalwood and amber tandem join the now fading iris and animalic musk to send off the scent. Projection is above average and longevity is very good at about 9-11 hours on skin.

1000 edt (vintage) is a very complex scent. The extremely strong boozy banana open reminds me very much of the same kind of accord in Ocean Rain by Mario Valentino, but unlike that one where it remains nearly throughout as the real star, in 1000 edt (vintage) the booze gives way rather quickly to the starring powdery iris that really drives the scent's development thereon out. There are so many ingredients in 1000 edt (vintage) that the paragraph above of the scent's development is really just a "survey" and far from the complete picture. It has a somewhat intentional uncomfortable feel that comes off as cold while still being quite skillfully crafted. I like 1000 edt (vintage), but the powdery iris that stars through most of its development is just a bit off-putting for my tastes. That said, the fragrance is definitely unisex and anyone can and should feel confident wearing it... Confident yes, but comfortable? That is the real question, as Kerleo leaves the wearer just a bit uncomfortable from start to finish without going too far. Great art for sure, but I think I'll stick to other creations for my Jean Kerleo fix, so to speak. The classic 1000 edt (vintage) gets a very good to excellent 3.5 to 4 star rating out of 5 and is recommended in particular to collectors.
jtd

484 Reviews
jtd
jtd
Greatly helpful Review    8
Exceptionally detailed composition
I've tried the EDP of 1000 a couple of times, and I always love the dark topnotes, but it's the EDT that I love from start to finish. There is a creaminess to the EDP that is less distinctive than the sharpness of the EDT. This keenness binds the florals and woods tightly. The layers, really more floral than woody at the start, are densely arranged, but evenly organized. Like the crisp pages of a brand new hardcover book the first time you thumb through it.

There's just enough civet, just enough indole. They don't take the lead, they modulate the tone of the florals. They're just present enough to add complexity while not standing out as identifiably discrete notes. From the opening through drydown, 1000 is utterly coherent, and despite others' characterizations of old-school, old lady perfumery, I find it mysterious. I think the, 'Is it a floral? Is it a chypre?' question 40 years later reflects its complexity and wonderfully baffling personality.

1000 is more upright than uptight, more toned than starched. Some perfumes shout, some whisper seductively. 1000 simply speaks very clearly and intends to be heard whether it is fully understood or not.
10.0 10.0 7.5 5.0/10
Lola82

362 Reviews
Lola82
Lola82
1
Jean Patou 1000
I think there's been a misconception
with the name 1000 meaning One Thousand
Flowers to me i'v dectect A heap of jasmine Patchouli orris root osmanthus
rose floating with green tea.
it's more of an earthy scent then elegance or urbane it also has an menthol scent collecting herbs for tea or Pharmasutical perposes like in chinese
medicine e.t.c it's a very organic scent.

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Hermesh 4 years ago
Lush bouquet of jasmine and osmanthus, with golden honey notes, ernriched with some moss.+3
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