Eau de Patou (1976)

Eau de Patou by Jean Patou
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Eau de Patou is a popular perfume by Jean Patou for women and was released in 1976. The scent is citrusy-floral. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Perfumer

Jean Kerléo

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesOrange, Citruses
Heart Notes Heart NotesHoneysuckle, Indian cress, Orange blossom, Pepper, Ylang-ylang
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Oakmoss, Musk, Civet

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Scent

8.2 (40 Ratings)

Longevity

7.2 (26 Ratings)

Sillage

6.9 (28 Ratings)

Bottle

7.1 (29 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 05.10.2019
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Torfdoen

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Torfdoen
Very helpful Review    10
Good friends
I owe it to an extremely charming perfume to be allowed to admire this equally charming classic from the 70s. If you as a vintage friend inevitably come across the legendary Patou pour Homme at some point and rummage a little in the database, you will soon discover that an astonishing number of women's fragrances can be found in the portfolio of the traditional brand around fashion designer and bohemian Jean Patou. So it is not surprising that Eau de Patou found himself more by chance and as an exception in my collection of hearty-male testosterone candidates. But life is good for surprises. Eau de Patou has an aura that is hard to resist and doesn't even want to be.

It starts with cut blades of grass, to which a fruity lemon and a discreet orange are added, which unfolds a sparkling, summery interplay of aromas. Even darker accents of oakmoss are already visible, but remain restrained and leave room for the opening, which is all about sparkling freshness and naturalness.
After this brilliant start, a classic leather look gradually shifts forward, still with a touch of citrus-grass, but a little drier, earthier, slightly sour and also a little sweetly floral. A leather that doesn't come out so clearly and therefore to my taste. The meadow is now a little more wicked. Cuddly is only striped, it remains fresh, slightly fruity and spicy.
Eichenmoos exchanges the piquant blades of grass for a blanket of familiar cosiness and the orange gradually comes to full bloom and noticeably outshines its teammates as the game progresses. It remains a gathering of the finest ingredients that is full of life, glorious because of its clarity and unexcitedness. Contrasts of light and dark are there, but are not overused.
Good friends who leave each other room and invite each other to the ceiling. A fascinatingly beautiful fragrance experience. Absolutely timeless, classic, still groundbreaking. And certainly wearable by Sun Kings. It's a great fragrance
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SirPerfume

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Homme version!
Admins, please, upload the Homme version!

You have 2 pictures with it! The ones with round blue cap. Launched in same year...but these are its notes;

Top Notes
Lemon, Lime, Bergamot, Mandarin, Basil, Aldehydes
Heart Notes
Jasmine, Patchouli, Iris, Clove, Fruits, Cedarwood
Base notes
Moss, Musk, Amber, Civet, Labdanum
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MasterLi

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Helpful Review    2
Vintage is best...
This is a lovely one. It is quite beautiful too! This is not a typical citrus fragrance either. It is a combination between citrus, amber, civet and oakmoss, and it's very unusual and very nice. I get the civet and amber straight away together with the citrus (orange mainly) and oakmoss. It's gorgeous! It's sweet and balanced and the civet and sweet amber reminds me of honey! There is also a lot of neroli, honeysuckle and ylang-ylang. It doesn't smell "modern" at all but it has so much character! I like it very much. What a shame this version is no longer being made! Sometimes I think that some of the best versions of fragrances belong to the past, and this is an example of one of them. R.I.P. Eau de Patou...
9.0/10
Drseid

671 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
Helpful Review    4
A Reference Citrus...
Eau de Patou opens with an amazing slightly herbal citrus consisting mainly of orange, but also Sicilian lemon, lime and grapefruit. The effervescent fresh citrus remains into the early heart notes, but in a much more subdued smooth state, giving way to an orange blossom and jasmine-like ylang-ylang floral tandem. In the dry-down, the orange blossom begins to fade just a hair, now blending near-perfectly with strong amber and oakmoss from the base. Projection is above average and longevity is exceptional.

Eau de Patou has got to have some of the best opening accords of any scent I have smelled. The light herbal citrus is absolutely to die for. Adding to the open, while orange blossom is not a note I tend to enjoy as a rule, it is used so beautifully here by the master himself, Jean Kerleo, that even the most ardent detractor of the note has to enjoy it and I certainly did. If I have any gripe with the scent, it is the amber and oakmoss in the base are just a bit on the strong side, slightly overpowering the orange blossom a bit during the dry-down. I really am just reaching for minor gripes in an outstanding overall composition though; and as an aside, gender watching observers should absolutely ignore the "feminine" label on Eau de Patou, as it is perfectly unisex and will smell incredible on anyone. Certainly Eau de Patou deserves mention in any conversation of the best citrus floral scents of all-time, earning a very strong 4 to 4.5 stars out of 5. I strongly recommend citrus floral and oakmoss lovers pick this one up while you still can.

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