Eau de Patou (1976)

Eau de Patou by Jean Patou
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Eau de Patou (Jean Patou)
Eau de Patou (Jean Patou)
Eau de Patou (Jean Patou)
Eau de Patou (Jean Patou)
Eau de Patou (Jean Patou)
Eau de Patou (Jean Patou)
Eau de Patou (Jean Patou)
Eau de Patou (Jean Patou)
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Eau de Patou is a popular perfume by Jean Patou for women and was released in 1976. 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 (36 Ratings)

Longevity

7.1 (23 Ratings)

Sillage

6.9 (25 Ratings)

Bottle

7.0 (31 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 15.05.2017
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Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10
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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...
Scent 9.0/10
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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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