Joy Perfume by Jean Patou

Joy Perfume

Joy by Jean Patou Perfume. Wear the fragrant combination of fruit and flowers and truly understand the concept of Joy. Created by Jean Patou in 1930, this ageless scent combines rose, peach, tuberose and other green notes to create a refreshing scent with a pleasant fragrance that will linger long after you leave the room. The scent is ideal for everyday casual wear, but can also be saved for special occasions when a woman wants her presence to be remembered.

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4.4
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4.4
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84%
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Most Liked Positive Review

4

I look forward to trying this as I've heard wonderful things

I wanted to comment that I've bought (other email account) quite a bit over the years from Perfume.com and haven't gotten any knockoffs yet & customer service is historically informed/pleasant/helpful - 'though I have gotten knockoff's and worse elsewhere. Recently got a large bottle of Arpege els...

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Most Liked Negative Review

1

Query about authenticity

Jean Patou in Paris told me that the product you sold me is phoney, and you are known to sell copies. When contacted, you ignored all my e-mails.

Reviewed by 91 customers

5

Love the scent.

Love the scent. One of my favorite.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 5/1/2024
By Granny
From Illinois
5

I've been using Joy since the 80's.

I found out when Joy changed hands it was moved to London. Then the London production was discontinued and Joy was returned to Paris. The bottles have the originating location marked on them.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 4/4/2024
By Silverbird
From Florida
5

Gift for My Sister's 70th Birthday

She wears it everyday! It's great on her.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 1/6/2024
By Zee
From Dayton, IH
4

I look forward to trying this as I've heard wonderful things

I wanted to comment that I've bought (other email account) quite a bit over the years from Perfume.com and haven't gotten any knockoffs yet & customer service is historically informed/pleasant/helpful - 'though I have gotten knockoff's and worse elsewhere. Recently got a large bottle of Arpege elsewhere (they have a good reputation) and it not only wasn't Arpege, one could not even blame it on the accident of transportation being too hot and making it go over. It smelled exactly and ONLY like freshly poured TAR. TAR!!!! And btw to a former comment, Mr. Patou died in 1936, and a Patou boutique employee will of course not want you buying elsewhere (or if he/she were honest - perhaps they mistook Perfume.com for another company - there are so many legitimate ones, quasi-legitimate ones, and then the OTHERS). I also got a bottle of Tabu which I'm familiar with since I was a child - it was watered down with pure alcohol and what felt like something acidic - it burned on contact and the smell lasted 10 seconds - Tabu is a bit heavy in contrast, long lasting - especially for a cologne, and has some of the notes I like. Perhaps a little active thinking would be a good thing for people. Someone Said It So IT Must Be True or I Read It So It Must Be True is a dangerous path to loss of the ability to reason or think actively. A bit of caution and insight when listening to a stranger - especially one with an agenda, and with anything you read as news is a very good idea - example to check the veracity of this: Choose a news magazine which is published in multiple countries. Read the SAME article in different countries and looookie there - completely different angle. Publishing is a business, magazines have to be sold. Fill in the blanks. Doing so puts you in a better position to make wise decisions. And to not jump to conclusions which can be harmful to others and to yourself.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 10/27/2023
By Pandora
From Very Cold+Lots of SNOW to HOT & HUMID!
5

yes I would buy this propduct

My wife loves it and I love it too.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 9/25/2023
By mum
From New Zealand
5

I will always by Joy by Jean Patou for my wife

I bought this for my wife of 45 years. She has always loved Joy and is always thrilled to receive it.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 9/13/2023
By Swimmer
From Chattanooga
5

yes, I love Joy perfume

I love Joy!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 9/10/2023
By Joy
From Rancho Mirage, CA
5

This is the real deal!

I have purchased this classic perfume in retail stores and online. I love the online price and quick delivery to my door. Perfume.com does not sell a knock-off, nor a cheap substitute for Joy. This is the real deal!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 3/21/2023
By Happy Speech
From McLean, VA
5

Joy brought me joy

A fantastic fragrance. You'll completely enjoy. Thank you Perfume.com.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 1/29/2023
By Tenecia
From Sacramento
1

Did not know it was discontinued

I purchased a bottle of spray perfume and it smells awful. Had I known the Patou line is discontinued, I would not have bought it. It smells old and like cheap bathroom spray.

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend
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Submitted 1/28/2023
By Budgie
From Texas
4

Best scent ever!

Jean Patou JOY was discontinued. I have read that the company and this brand was sold several times. Some question the authenticity of this perfume. I don't care if it is a copy or not if it smells like the original, which IMHO it does. This is my favorite fragrance ever - across all decades. The problem with this version, however, is that the scent does not last long - in fact it disappears very quickly. I will buy in different versions to see if that makes a difference in longevity.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 8/30/2022
By Dlm
From Houston, TX
4

I will buy this again

Wear often, have several fragrance favorites

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 8/21/2022
By DD
From Lake Jackson, Texas
1

Incorrect information

advertising this as PERFUME. It is NOT as box says TOILETTE. I personally only use the real PERFUME, NOT TOILETTE. I would be very unhappy with what I think is just an oversight, but I wouldn't receive what I want. Thank you.

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Submitted 8/10/2022
By NS
From Texas
5

I have been sing JOY by Jean Patou for about thirty years!

I have used Joy for over 30 years! the price and authencicity is real

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 5/1/2022
By Barby
From Holly Hill, Florida
5

Memory Lane Pass

I got the sampler knowing that the perfume is very expensive. -as expensive as joy itself! I don't think I can take a whole bottle of memories. A sampler will do.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 4/4/2022
By Andromache
From Majuro
5

This is a great website!

I love Joy but it's sometimes hard to find, so when I stumbled across your website, I was thrilled. I purchased the spray bottle twice so I can leave a bottle in my travel bag. Joy is fragrant and doesn't require a lot to be applied while lasting through out the day.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 1/25/2022
By Pb
From Copperas Cove TX
2

Not the Real Thing!!!

This fragrance was NOT ORIGINAL JOY! Someone took completely different ingredients to mimic the approximate original fragrance. It came out like Brittany Spears singing a Joni Mitchell song from Blue. It was just wrong.

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend
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Submitted 1/12/2022
By Disappointed
From North Carolina
5

I have loved this perfume Phoenix 1973!

It is a great perfume and unfortunately they stopped producing it so whatever is left around the world is all there is.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 12/29/2021
By Sassy
From Dallas-Fort Texas
5

Outstanding! I will continue to buy this for my wife.

As I said above, I have been buying this for years and I love it!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 12/9/2021
By Dickie
From Moncks Corner, SC
5

Utterly Unique

Joy is my signature fragrance. Unfortunately I can't wear it everyday since it is hard to find. I appreciate the samples for when I'm out and about.

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Submitted 12/9/2021
By Jan, La Sirene
From Pittsboro, NC
5

Joy by Jean Patou is one of the classiest old time fragrance

I use this product after showering or bath. It gives me a sense of liberation and a feeling of natural freshness. It's classy fragrance is excellent for everyday use.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 11/23/2021
By Msdeenie
From Itasca, Illinois
1

too stong

scent was not as I remembered. Much too strong

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend
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Submitted 11/11/2021
By KOKO
From Georgia
5

Joy is a beautiful scent

I use this perfume with light application when going out during the day. For evening, I'll add some extra dabs in those special places.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 9/14/2021
By Lover
From Amesbury, MA
5

Yes I would buy it again

It has been my favorite for 50 years. I was not always able to afford it. Missed it so much. It takes me back to many wonderful experiences and places. It is a really great fragrance for my chemistry.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 9/8/2021
By Paula
From McKinney, Texas
5

Oh my the little vial snapped the scent was hypnotic

Takes me to a wonderful place in my smell zone memories

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 7/26/2021
By Mimi
From Mississippi
5

I love the fragrance but it's too expensive

I would use it all the time

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 6/26/2021
By Roxanne
From Ohio
5

I would buy this product again and again and have I've been

I have been buying this for my wife for 30 years I've always been very pleased with it very sweet smell I bought a bottle to my mother-in-law for Christmas and when she sprayed it on its spray smell like bus bug spray chemistry of the body has a lot to do with perfume smell so if you smell bad when you spray it on because the perfume does not go with your Chemistry I'm very happy with the perfume and will continue buying it till the day I die

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 6/1/2021
By Dennis
From Florida
2

IT SMELLED OLD

My mother wore this all the time so when I saw it on this website I had to order it because it brings back good memories....however unfortunately, I'm returning it because it didn't smell the same and/or it was an old bottle! But the shipping/service is really good so I'll be back for sure.

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend
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Submitted 5/24/2021
By Perfume Junkie
From Manchester, CT
5

I will buy this product repeatedly.

The answers provided above apply to my wife's use of Joy by Jean Patou. I bought this for her. Joy has been her favorite perfume since she was a teenager attending the Royal Ballet School in London.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 5/16/2021
By Texson
From Dallas, TX
1

DISAPPOINTED

I cannot express my disappointment with this perfume. It has a really nice soft floral overtone. The undertone smells like a bowel movement. This is not the JOY my Mom used years ago.

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend
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Submitted 5/3/2021
By retail therapist
From Wisconsin
5

Another bottle of my "Old Friend"

A classic perfume and one of my all-time favourites. This is JOY - what else is there to say?

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 4/26/2021
By Floss
From West Midlands, UK
1

No I would not buy again. Smells like cat urine

It smells old and like cat urine

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Submitted 4/7/2021
By Tee
From Coosbay ore
3

No I would not buy this product again!

I would use this product daily if it was real deal.

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend
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Submitted 3/17/2021
By Annie
From Southaven MS
5

I was given this perfume for Christmas and love it

I first smelt this perfume over 60 years ago and was given as a present and waited for that time before i was given it again and what I have missed it is beautiful to walk and smell it with every step i take so many many thanks for making me a happy women

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 2/26/2021
By Franny
From UK
1

Smells like chemical soup

I got this perfume for Christmas from my dear husband. He bought it based on reviews on this site. I really tried to like the perfume, wore it several times and each time it gave me an intense headache that only went away after I shower to wash it off. To be sure it wasn't just me, I gave it to my husband to smell. He sprayed it in the air in our bathroom, sniffed it, turned green and ran out of the bathroom saying "OMG that perfume stinks!" He described the scent as chemical soup droplets trying to pass as fragrance that reminds him of those overpowering scents 90 year old women who lost their sense of smell would sometimes wear. It gave him a terrible headache too and now we use it to spray in the toilet after use just to get rid of it. Talk about a waste of money.

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend
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Submitted 2/16/2021
By Cindy
From Sterling, VA
5

Excellent classic Joy

Joy is my favorite perfume.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 2/10/2021
By Kelley
From Chicago
5

I would buy this product again.

I use this product daily. I am an avid wearer of parfums and this collection is perfect for my needs.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 2/10/2021
By Thymetraveler
From IN
5

I received Joy shortly after placing order, no long wait.+

Two spritzes on left wrist, rub right wrist and the perfume surrounds me.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 1/31/2021
By JB
From Lakewood Ranch FL
2

Classic Perfume from the Past

I wanted to own this classic perfume and hoped it would match my memory of it from years past. Either the bottle was stored for a decade and lost its fragrance, or my sense of the smell has been lost. It just wasn't the way I remembered it at all.

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend
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Submitted 1/19/2021
By ATL Lovette
From Atlanta, GA
5

A Rose is a Rose

I have worn Joy for over 35 years and my love of its scent is just as strong, if not strong today than the first time I put it on. It is not for everyone but it is for me. I love the smell and beauty of roses and that is why I chose Joy as my go to fragrance.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 1/16/2021
By Legs
From Canada
3

not for me

dont like the smell bought it just to try it its not my type of perfume

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend
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Submitted 1/11/2021
By just for me
From england
5

I would buy this product again and again!

I love Joy by Jean Pateau. Your prices are reasonable, allowing me to wear this fragrance for ALL occasions, daily.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 1/8/2021
By Deb
From Greenville, SC
5

A Real Classic

Until Joy was discontinued, it was my signature scent. Now, I only wear it for special occasions.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 1/8/2021
By Classic Lady
From Raleigh, NC
1

Joy perfume

I want to return it. Does not smell like Joy at all.

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend
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Submitted 12/23/2020
By Cuqui
From Florida
5

Love it!

Excellent

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 12/21/2020
By Bruno
From San Juan Puerto Rico
5

Classic and elegant

Joy has been around since 1930. I have loved it for many years. It's not for everyone. A person has to appreciate subtlety.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 10/30/2020
By Jackie4g
From NJ
2

awfully light

This fragrance has been very popular, so that in itself should have clued me re how it would strike my sent-buds. Happily I was cautious enough not to buy more than an ounce and also thank perfume.com for providing that smaller and less expensive option.--There's also an unpleasant post-scent after the initial spraying: it wafts a slight hint of tar....I'll be dispensing JOY on the bedsheets, where it will evaporate quickly enough so that I don't have to blame myself for wasting it but don't have to smell it much either.

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend
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Submitted 10/2/2020
By marrzuu
From San Mateo, CA
5

I loved it when I was 8. I love it today (and I'm old now)

Such an easy transaction and I know this product will last a very long while, but I hope, when I need it again (or anything else) that you can help me as easily as you have today. thank you

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Submitted 8/20/2020
By D2 from HB
From Huntington Beach CA
5

Joy is one of the world's lovliest fragrances!

When you are looking for a fragrance that can be your signature scent whether you dress up or dress down, Joy has the clean fresh scent of the open bloom of a rose.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 8/18/2020
By Molly Sunshine
From Oregon Coast
5

Yes

I feel sexy and the comments are UNBELIEVABLE!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 8/12/2020
By Anita
From Bermuda Run, North Carolina