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Deux Amours (2014)
by Jean Patou


Deux Amours information

Year of Launch2014
AvailabilityIn Production
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HouseJean Patou
PerfumerThomas Fontaine
Parent CompanyShaneel Enterprises Ltd > Designer Parfums

About Deux Amours

This is a reissue of Amour Amour (1925) under a new name.

Deux Amours fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

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Oviatt Show all reviews
United States
In 2014, Jean Patou--under the auspices of its new parent, Shaneel Enterprises--relaunched Henri Alméras’ 1925 creation Amour Amour as Deux Amours. The relaunch was overseen by Patou house perfumer Thomas Fontaine. With its fresh opening citrus and neroli, a heart of jasmine, rose, tuberose and ylang ylang, anchored by a woody base with resinous styrax, this is a classic floral perfume. Very French, very classic, tres comme il faut. This smells like dozens of other fine French perfumes we have all smelled before but this is from 1925, when there were fewer classics in the starting lineup. The violet note that seemed to characterize the original appears to have vanished in the reformulation, leaving the new launch slightly updated. Yes, there is a connection to Patou’s star perfume Joy, but whereas that masterpiece exists primarily as a rose and jasmine construct, Deux Amours is a rounded floral bouquet, lightened with bergamot and orange blossom and a grounded in woods and resins. This is classy, feminine and very French. Ladylike and yet….. There is an underlying note that is almost civet-like in its feline sharpness, but then what would a fine French perfume be without a little underlying malpropreté?
23rd September, 2016

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