Proctor & Gamble bought Jean Patou in 2001. At the time that I bought my last bottle of 1000, the Jean Patou company website listed its range as "limited." I wrote to the company, and they told me that this meant it was discontinued. However, that same website showed the range and ingredients of their full, current line, and there were many perfumes listed there.
All this has changed. When I looked at the jeanpatou.com website now, it appeared to have been gutted; it no longer lists currently available fragrances, their concentrations, and their bottle sizes. (Someone else try it, please, just for a reality check. Maybe my flash player is outdated.)
If you go to the Proctor & Gamble US website, Jean Patou is not listed as a company. You will see 007, Art of Shaving, Christina Aguilara, Dolce and Gabbana, Dunhill, Escada, Gucci, Lacoste, Naomi Campbell, Old Spice, and Rochas. If you go to their French website, Jean Patou is not listed as a company. You will see Boss, Dolce and Gabbana, Escada, Gucci, Hugo, and Lacoste.
What does this imply about the future of Jean Patou fragrances? If anyone would care to research more of Proctor & Gamble's international sites, have at it. Here is the address of the listing:http://www.pg.com/en_US/worldwide_sites.shtml
I never thought it would come to this when I bought my last bottle of 1000. Certainly, an iconic perfume such as Joy will carry on, right? But where has the brand Jean Patou gone?