A masterful combination of osmanthus and real violet leaves, “1000” by Jean Patou is a landmark dry aldehydic chypre which is presented here in both an extrait (38% concentration) and eau de parfum (20%) form. Both are genuine formulas but both require some substitutions from the originals due to the loss of some of the bases from the commercial domain. Nevertheless, even with substitutes (all of which are listed with links) this is a grande dame that will bring utter pleasure to the wearer. In no other fragrance will you find such a mega-dose of pure violet leaf absolute and a striking accord of three of the most luxurious rose products available: luscious French rose de mai balanced with hefty quantities of both Turkish and Bulgarian rose oils. Coupled with a dose of Jasmin absolute simply not seen today, this fragrance gives the likes of Joy and Chanel No 5 a run for their money in terms of price and quality.
This smells like money. They could have added another six 000s to the title. Florals on a sandalwood base. A bit powdery but, not dated. If I wore a Hermes scarf, lots of bling and sat on the Italian Riviera, this is the perfume that I would be wearing. It’s not bombastic or obvious. It’s understated and all class. If someone reached in to give you two kisses on the cheeks, this is what you want them to smell.–AnaisLouLouFragrance review courtesy of Fragrantica
This was my first-ever Patou fragrance and far surpassed my expectations. In 1000, powdery and rosy florals meld perfectly with lactonic osmanthus and woody sandalwood. There is also soft, fleshy jasmine and a touch of patchouli. On the skin, this starts as wet petals and warms to something creamy, with a powder kiss on top. It dries down (and what a long, delicious drydown!) to a magical buttery-woody skinscent that feels alluring, indefinable, and rather intimate. The individual components are hard to detect, but their progression is remarkable. To me, this is the best of Patou. It is genderless and ageless, and works in most seasons. Despite being rather refined, 1000 seems to work in most occasions as well. This will never be in short supply in my collection.–JaeFragrance review courtesy of Fragrantica
A lush, luxurious old-school floral. A gorgeous bouquet of night flowers on a dry, dark green background with some powder and soap around the edges. A mature, powerful woman, confident in her sexuality, getting ready for another night of sensual power games. What I’d imagine Annette Bening’s character wore in Valmont (the very French version of Dangerous Liasons). Draws you in. Sexy in an elegant, refined way.–Cauda PavonisFragrance review courtesy of Fragrantica