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Que Sais-Je? (original) (1925)
by Jean Patou


Que Sais-Je? (original) information

Year of Launch1925
Average Rating
(based on 27 votes)

People and companies

HouseJean Patou
PerfumerHenri Alméras
PackagingLouis Sue
Parent CompanyShaneel Enterprises Ltd > Designer Parfums
Parent Company at launchJean Patou

About Que Sais-Je? (original)

Que Sais-Je? (original) is a feminine perfume by Jean Patou. The scent was launched in 1925 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Henri Alméras. The bottle was designed by Louis Sue

Reviews of Que Sais-Je? (original)

An excellent fruity chypre, obviously created by a master.

As Barbara Herman notes, it is a perfect balance between sweetness and darkness.

Honey, peach and hazelnut combine to give it a pastry-like aroma (think Caron's Farnesiana or Guelain's L'Heure Bleue). The darkness is neither animalic, woody, nor mossy, so indiscernible to my nose as to its source. It has a balsamic quality to it.

Too bad the notes are not available to us, as it would be fun to know what the components are.

Sadly discontinued and very pricey on Ebay, but worth sampling.
07th April, 2014
A beautiful, peachy chypre (at a guess). Think Rochas Femme, without the skank. Fruity and round. Gorgeous quality and longevity. An utterly adorable scent.
02nd February, 2010
Zilpha Show all reviews
United States
Of all 12 Limited Edition 'Ma Collection' de Jean Patou fragrances I used to wear, this one got the most positive responses, and it was my personal favorite as well.
07th August, 2008

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