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    Red face *Campaign to Bring Back Patou Pour Homme and Pour Homme Prive*

    I am trying to put together a concerted effort to convince Proctor & Gamble (which now owns the Jean Patou Company) to bring back the discontinued Patou pour Homme and Patou pour Homme Prive. I contacted P & G recently by email urging them to bring back these scents and they said given the popularity of vintage type scents, they were interested. This seems to be an improvement over saying they were not interested in past years. Please send Proctor & Gamble an email urging them to bring back Patou pour Homme and Patou pour Homme Prive:

    [email protected]
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    Please also visit the Jean Patou site and contact their sales team as well. It's a shot in the dark, but it might just work. Aramis gave in and brought back Havana.

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    Great Idea !!
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    If it happens, then you have to worry that they'd replace the base with something bland/generic.

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    Count me in on this Have heard great things about both fragrances, but have been unwilling to spring the money for a small sample. I'd love to see them in production again, at a more affordable price--even if they are reformulated. I'd imagine even reformulations of these scents would still overshadow most other offerings.

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    Default Re: *Campaign to Bring Back Patou Pour Homme and Pour Homme Prive*

    Well, let's keep the emails going and hope for the best. I think Pluran tried this a while back with a decent response from PG.

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    I am on the board as well.
    What should i do?

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    Default Re: *Campaign to Bring Back Patou Pour Homme and Pour Homme Prive*

    Quote Originally Posted by bokaba View Post
    I contacted P & G recently by email urging them to bring back these scents and they said given the popularity of vintage type scents, they were interested. This seems to be an improvement over saying they were not interested in past years.
    Thank you, that is some great news. Count me in, we need to start bombarding P&G again with emails requesting reinstatement of these two great fragrances.

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    Default Re: *Campaign to Bring Back Patou Pour Homme and Pour Homme Prive*

    Thanks for making this effort.
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    Default Re: *Campaign to Bring Back Patou Pour Homme and Pour Homme Prive*

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    If it happens, then you have to worry that they'd replace the base with something bland/generic.
    It ocurred me the same idea that Bigsly pointed when i opened this thread. It`ll be probably be not so great at the original, and you`ll have the impression of dating again someone that you love just to discover that all that you liked on that person has gone...

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    As much as I don't want to rain on anyone's parade, even if they were re-released, they'd be reformulated and cheapened (remember, we're talking about Proctor & Gamble here - wakey, wakey!).

    Then Basenoters will no longer be complaining about the discontinuation of these two 'classics' but, instead, b*tching about how they have both been butchered.

    Give up the ghost and move on, I say...

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    Default Re: *Campaign to Bring Back Patou Pour Homme and Pour Homme Prive*

    We tried to do the same with Rochas to no avail. Anyway, there is no worst thing than a bad enterprise that is not beig addressed at, so better give it a try.

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    Default Re: *Campaign to Bring Back Patou Pour Homme and Pour Homme Prive*

    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    As much as I don't want to rain on anyone's parade, even if they were re-released, they'd be reformulated and cheapened (remember, we're talking about Proctor & Gamble here - wakey, wakey!).

    Then Basenoters will no longer be complaining about the discontinuation of these two 'classics' but, instead, b*tching about how they have both been butchered.

    Give up the ghost and move on, I say...
    Some of us don't know what the originals smell like, so we will be delusionally blissful regardless of what we get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scentsitivity View Post
    Some of us don't know what the originals smell like, so we will be delusionally blissful regardless of what we get.
    You hope...

    But seriously, if an 'evil' corporation wasn't involved, I'd be behind you guys...

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    Default Re: *Campaign to Bring Back Patou Pour Homme and Pour Homme Prive*

    Do you have a letter model?

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    i emailed them. just a respectful plea to bring back a fragrance that would sell out as soon as it hit the shelves, everywhere it was sold. id absolutely love this to happen. even if the reformulation was proctered and gambled.

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    Gents, there is 0.1% probability that P&G will re-issue PPH after all these letters from us.
    And there is ZERO probability if we do not ask them for this.
    I am happy to involve Russian fragrance community in this compaign.
    I am new member here but as well as you I hope to see PPH in department stores...

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    Default Re: *Campaign to Bring Back Patou Pour Homme and Pour Homme Prive*

    You know what? I'll dance.

    I want Patou Pour Homme to be re-released (don't we all?). If we can write letters to bring the stuff back and keep it TRUE to the original formulation (Aramis style), then dammit, this could work.

    I mean, come on. P&G is based here in the U.S. Make the fragrances over here if you're that worried about the restrictions.

    Or, another company over here (perhaps a niche firm) can make an "homage" to PPH and Prive.
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    Default Re: *Campaign to Bring Back Patou Pour Homme and Pour Homme Prive*

    I agree that P&G might cheapen them (like Old Spice), but at least they would be available for less than $1000 per bottle. I don't understand why it would be so difficult to replicate the original--Jean Patou is still in business and presumably still has the formulas given they were discontinued about ten years ago--we're not asking them to replicate some ghost from 80 years ago now. The materials available in 2000 are most likely still available today. Keep emailing and tell your friends, too.
    Last edited by bokaba; 11th March 2011 at 03:37 PM.

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    I sent emails to both addresses. Hope this works! Thanks for your initiative.
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    Default Re: *Campaign to Bring Back Patou Pour Homme and Pour Homme Prive*

    Quote Originally Posted by bokaba View Post
    I agree that P&G might cheapen them (like Old Spice), but at least they would be available for less than $1000 per bottle. I don't understand why it would be so difficult to replicate the original--Jean Patou is still in business and presumably still has the formulas given they were discontinued about ten years ago--we're not asking them to replicate some ghost from 80 years ago now. The materials available in 2010 are most likely still available today. Keep emailing and tell your friends, too.
    The question in my mind is not whether the materials exist, but whether they are banned and/or restricted. It would be neat to perform an analysis of Patou Pour Homme (i.e., chromatograph or however they can) and deterimine exactly what it is and how many of those materials are banned and/or restricted.

    I would also like to hear expert opinions of perfumers.
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    Default Re: *Campaign to Bring Back Patou Pour Homme and Pour Homme Prive*

    Thanks Bokaba,
    This is a great idea - consumer power often wins - and when not, we will at least have made P&G aware of what a gem they have.
    I am also trying things from another angle. I am currently in discussion with smaller producers of fragrances in Italy, with the idea of cloning PPH , (purely for private use). With the help of specialised equipment it is possible to get an exact copy. Re-creating exactly the original fragrance is not the problem. The problem is the cost factor involved when ordering such small scale amounts of fragrance from the manufacturer. I will only pursue my efforts further if I am assured from a company that they really can match the fragrance exactly, not just closely.......and of course....if my purse strings are long enough.
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    Of course it would have to be reformulated however, the accord is so good and unique, imho, that I'd rather have it slightly altered than forever keep asking and searching for 'something similar to PPH" and never finding anything, anyway. Or spend a grand on vintage PPH only to find out it hasn't aged very well.
    As for the PPH formula and exactly what ingredients are restricted/banned - I suggest contacting Osmothèque, they have the formula - [email protected] . Inquiries sent via Patou web site are routed to P&G, these won't get to Duriez or people that work at JP Paris boutique.

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    Default Re: *Campaign to Bring Back Patou Pour Homme and Pour Homme Prive*

    Quote Originally Posted by bokaba View Post
    I agree that P&G might cheapen them (like Old Spice), but at least they would be available for less than $1000 per bottle. I don't understand why it would be so difficult to replicate the original--Jean Patou is still in business and presumably still has the formulas given they were discontinued about ten years ago--we're not asking them to replicate some ghost from 80 years ago now. The materials available in 2000 are most likely still available today. Keep emailing and tell your friends, too.
    The problem /reality here is that when PPH came out it flopped disastrously. P&G will want a product that appeals to the masses
    - they will not want a flop. They may cleverly utilize the mythology of the old product, but I´m almost certain that if PPH were relaunched it would be reincarnated as a totally different juice.
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    Default Re: *Campaign to Bring Back Patou Pour Homme and Pour Homme Prive*

    I spent a year of my life and an embarrassing amount of money tracking down and ultimately finding a rare 90ml Patou Pour Homme - still sealed in the box. I feel like a damn monarch when I wear it to special events and feel a tremendous source of pride every time I see it on the shelf. Not sure how I feel about it being easy to source... that would ruin some of the mystique, no? Perhaps it should be difficult to obtain a piece of artwork so beautiful. After all, I think I'd vomit if I saw the thread title "Patou Pour Homme isn't all that - what's with the hype?" No, no... it should not be re-issued.

    OK I'm just kidding - I'd love to be able to have tons of it, but you don't have a snowball's chance in hell of having it re-issued. P&G isn't going to make a fragrance totally out of sync with modern tastes because they can't risk not making money on any release. It's way too much perfume for most people and key ingredients are likely verbotten (oakmoss) or unavailable (Mysore Sandalwood). It's nice to dream, though....

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    Default Re: *Campaign to Bring Back Patou Pour Homme and Pour Homme Prive*

    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    Thanks Bokaba,
    This is a great idea - consumer power often wins - and when not, we will at least have made P&G aware of what a gem they have.
    I am also trying things from another angle. I am currently in discussion with smaller producers of fragrances in Italy, with the idea of cloning PPH , (purely for private use). With the help of specialised equipment it is possible to get an exact copy. Re-creating exactly the original fragrance is not the problem. The problem is the cost factor involved when ordering such small scale amounts of fragrance from the manufacturer. I will only pursue my efforts further if I am assured from a company that they really can match the fragrance exactly, not just closely.......and of course....if my purse strings are long enough.
    Now THAT is dedication to a fragrance....

    Can you find out about remaking Parure while you're at it?

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    Don't agree with David - if it was such a huge flop why did it remain in production for 20 years??

    nineXseven - there are tons of frags that are in limited production as exclusifs..(Chanels, Guerlains, Creeds..) so why not PPH? At least make it available at JP boutique (e.g. like Balafre at Lancome in Paris) so that people who really want it aren't forced to pay exorbitant prices for an old juice. It would be a nice gesture from P&G - it doesn't have to be a huge hit available in every dept. store. After all, JP has always been a small high end brand and it should remain such.

    Just stop being naysayers and keep sending those damn emails to P&G.

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    Default Re: *Campaign to Bring Back Patou Pour Homme and Pour Homme Prive*

    I applaud the efforts. I guess I am so lucky that I have a full bottle of Patou pour Homme in my collection.

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    Default Re: *Campaign to Bring Back Patou Pour Homme and Pour Homme Prive*

    Quote Originally Posted by phibess View Post
    Don't agree with David - if it was such a huge flop why did it remain in production for 20 years??

    nineXseven - there are tons of frags that are in limited production as exclusifs..(Chanels, Guerlains, Creeds..) so why not PPH? At least make it available at JP boutique (e.g. like Balafre at Lancome in Paris) so that people who really want it aren't forced to pay exorbitant prices for an old juice. It would be a nice gesture from P&G - it doesn't have to be a huge hit available in every dept. store. After all, JP has always been a small high end brand and it should remain such.

    Just stop being naysayers and keep sending those damn emails to P&G.
    It didn´t. They stopped production after 7 years.
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    Why would P&G bring back such a sales dud?

    Basenotes long asked for a relaunch of Aramis Havana; when it came back it flopped again and the hype was gone here.

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    They are listening...

    Got this response in a e-mail a minute ago:

    "Thanks for contacting us.

    Thanks so much for writing and sharing your interest in Patou Pour Homme and Patou Pour Homme Prive men's fragrances. I will certainly share your feedback with the rest of our team.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Jennifer
    Prestige Fragrance Team"

    So keep sending them in!

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