Jean Patou Collection Heritage ~ new fragrances

Jean Patou Heritage Collection

Jean Patou has launched the Collection Héritage, consisting of three fragrances from the brand's extensive back catalog: Patou pour Homme, Chaldée and Eau de Patou. Further reissues are reportedly in the works. Other recent launches from Jean Patou, which has been under new ownership since 2011, include Joy Forever.

Patou pour Homme (1980) ~ "Patou Pour Homme by the House of Patou is a fragrance that was inspired by the elegant and independent spirit of Jean Patou himself. Instantly captivating, it seizes the spirit of its noble creator resulting in a long lasting masculine fragrance full of richness and character. A subtle harmony of woody, spicy and ambergris notes, Patou Pour Homme is part of the historical Collection Héritage from the House of Patou. Essential oils of warm Pepper and Lavender blended together with the freshness of Oak Moss, Patchouli and Sage."

Chaldée (1927) ~ "In the 1920s, fashion took a new turn. Women embraced the feeling of freedom as skirts are shortened and calves are revealed. Jean Patou created Chaldée as a celebration of the liberation of women's fashion. Part of the exquisite Collection Héritage from the House of Patou, Chadée is spicy and powdery floriental formulated with Amber, Flowers, Spice and Opopanax. A rich scent which has been warmed by the sun."

Eau de Patou (1976) ~ "Known for his inventive spirit, Jean Patou revolutionized fashion in the 1920s by unveiling groundbreaking sportswear innovations. Timelessly modern, Eau de Patou reflects the essence of the Patou style: dynamic sophistication. Part of the Collection Héritage from the House of Patou, the fragrance is a light tonic, subtly flowery and fruity with a freshness that lasts all day. It is a sparkling, crisp and airy fragrance where accords of Bergamot, Sicilian Citrus, Guinea Orange and Sweet Lime are mixed with Pepper Lavender and Orange Flower."

Jean Patou Patou pour Homme, Chaldée and Eau de Patou can be found now at Neiman Marcus in the US, in 100 ml, $245 each.

(via neimanmarcus, additional information via premiumbeautynews)

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  1. I’m really excited/curious about Chaldée and this new Patou reissue project in general!

    • Robin says:

      I have not yet smelled them, but I will next time I’m in NM…and look forward to whatever else they’ll reissue. These would not, admittedly, have been my first picks, although don’t know much about Chaldee.

  2. lucasai says:

    Why so expensive?
    Patou Pour Homme sounds good

    • Robin says:

      The pricing is odd…they cost more than Joy. That’s nuts.

  3. Rappleyea says:

    I can remember hearing/reading about Chaldee years ago when I first started reading perfume blogs and community sites. Even then it had a cult status and was impossible to find. I’ve never smelled the original but would love to hear from someone who had how the re-issue compares.

    I really like the few Patous I’ve tried from the last re-issue: Colony, Normandie, L’Heure Attendue (L’Heure Bleue without the anise) and one other that I can’t remember. lol! I guess it didn’t make much of an impression.

    • Rappleyea says:

      Que Sais Je was the other one.

    • Robin says:

      I have definitely read about all the others you mentioned, and did try a few of the Ma Collection scents. But can’t remember Chaldee, so assume I never tried it.

  4. relleric says:

    OMG, Patou Pour Homme was my signature fragrance in the 80′s. I have a half-empty bottle, not sure of the vintage, which I use very sparingly in fear of running out. It literally cost a fortune on the bay of e earlier this year, or was it last year? ;)
    I will definitely try the new PPH the next time I’m in NM.

    • Robin says:

      Oh, good to know! Let us know if it’s still as good.

    • Santemon says:

      Ditto. But the price I paid on eBay seems a bargain compared to the new pricing! Very happy with the vintage PpH, tho it has certainly lost some of the top notes, the deep warm mid and base notes are still there.

  5. arwen_elf says:

    I loved Eau de Patou in the lated 70s. It was the first perfume my parents bought me when I was 16. I hope this version is more similar to the 70s version than the re-issue in the 80s. I am puzzled about the price. Oh well, I will have to try them.

    • Robin says:

      Again, very good to know since I’m not familiar with the originals.

      And yes, price is odd. I’m sure nothing called Eau de Patou could have been so spendy.

  6. Marjorie Rose says:

    Is it just me, or does the copy make Patou sound sort of stuck on himself? Modeled after him, a scent is “instantly captivating. . . noble. . . elegant and independent” or “inventive. . . timelessly modern. . . and dynamic[ally] sophisticated!”

    Wish *I* was that cool!

  7. nozknoz says:

    I have Chaldee (La Collection version) and love it. Those were the days when perfume was perfume, and suntan oil was perfume, too (that’s what Chaldee was originally)! I’m curious to see how the reissue compares even though I don’t need it.

    I’m surprised they didn’t do Vacances, which I had thought was the hardest to find and most popular. I have one of the La Collection minis of Vacances and would be tempted by a reissue. However, it would have to beat Aftelier Honey Blossom.

  8. TheSnailsPajamas says:

    Holy cow, that’s silly money.

  9. Erin says:

    They clearly had to do Patou PH, because of the crazy prices on the vintage and its ever-increasing legend at Basenotes. (There are many Basenoters who would argue that it was the best male fragrance *ever*.) But Eau de Patou seems an odd choice. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Eau de Patou, but there are a lot of vintage bottles out there at a reasonable price. I just bought a back-up vintage bottle recently at normal retail at a local discounters. I would have expected Vacances, as well, or Que Sais-Je?, but they may be releasing due to what they can do reliable reconstructions on, given current materials. Still holding out hope for Moment Supreme…

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