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Jean Patou Collection Héritage : Pour Homme, Chaldée and Eau de Patou to arrive at Harrods at end of March

06th March, 2014

Relaunched last year, three of Jean Patou's classic fragrances from the historical archive, Jean Patou Pour Homme, Chaldée and Eau de Patou, are soon to be available in Harrods. The three scents have been chosen by in-house perfumer, Thomas Fontaine to form part of the Jean Patou Collection Héritage, which showcases fragrances from the br…

Yohji fragrance return leads to sell out

22nd August, 2013

The original fragrances by Yohji Yamamoto, Yohji and Yohji Homme were relaunched earlier this month and sold out in their first week of sale in Selfridges London and online. The fragrances were originally launched in partnership with Jean Patou in the mid-nineties, but after Patou's acquisition by Procter & Gamble, the license was left to…

Harrods' "Fragrance Explosion" to start later this week

19th August, 2013

Harrods has announced a late summer programme of olfactory events entitled "Meet the Perfumers". The in-store talks, masterclasses and one to one consultations will take place from Thursday 22nd August to Thursday 19th September. The series includes highlights such as "The Art of British Perfumery", a masterclass with Floris perfumer Sh…

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Yohji Yamamoto to relaunch six fragrances

10th November, 2012

In 2001, Patou was acquired by Procter & Gamble, who created two more fragrances for the brand in 2004: Yohji Yamamoto Homme and Yohji Yamamoto Femme. However, in 2005, the company let the licence expire and the product were discontinued.Two fragrances are set to launch in April. More details as we get them. …

Designer Parfums "investigating the possibility" of Patou in-house perfumer

by Grant Osborne, 04th July, 2011

Designer Parfums have told Basenotes that they "are currently reviewing all options and are investigating the possibility of working with a new in-house perfumer [for Jean Patou]". Jean-Michel Duriez had previously been in-house perfumer at Jean Patou and later also Rochas. According to a spokesman for Designer Parfums Duriez was not part…

Designer Parfums acquire Jean Patou rights from Procter & Gamble

01st July, 2011

Fragrance house, Jean Patou has been acquired by UK-based Designer Parfums, who also create fragrances for Agent Provocateur, Jean Louis Scherrer, Aigner Parfums and Worth. Dilesh Mehta, Managing Director of Designer Parfums said “I am truly delighted and excited by this great addition to our collection of brands. We will re-affirm the Je…

Pink Really Does Stink

by Judith Brockless, 26th November, 2010

Last September, Harrods hosted the ‘Perfume Diaries’ exhibition. There, perfume junkies like me could ogle exquisite bottles (some of which were a hundred and fifty years old) and sniff decades-old perfumes to their heart’s (and nose’s) content. It really was a glorious and fascinating exhibition and, to my mind, the most interesting sect…