Friday, March 14, 2014

Joyeux Été c1947

Joyeux Été by Lancome: launched in 1947 as part of Lancome's Eau de Senteurs line of eau de toilettes.

The New Yorker - Volume 29, 1953:

"Lancome has cooked up three more colognes. Graces du Printemps is cool and brisk; Joyeux Été is light and dry; Bel Automne is musky and warm. Four- and eight- ounce flacons are, respectively, $4.20 and $7.20 at Saks."

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is described as a light and dry floral chypre fragrance for women.
  • Top notes are calendula, galbanum, marigold and bergamot
  • Middle notes are jasmine, orris root, orchid, narcissus, lily-of-the-valley and rose
  • Base notes are vetiver, oakmoss, tonka bean, benzoin, musk and white cedar


Flacon designed by Georges Delhomme and manufactured by Verrières de la Bresle.

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown.

1 comment:

  1. I never wore any perfume but Joyeux Ete until it was discontinued. It really was my signature fragrance.
    I left home to take a job in Norwich when my nephew was just two years old. Eighteen months later I sent his mother a lovely summer dress which I knew I wouldn't wear again. As she unpacked the parcel he said, "Smells like Auntie Pat". People always knew when I was around. I loved it. I still miss it.