Les Jeux sont Faits Eau de Parfum by Jovoy at The Perfume Shoppe.
Les Jeux sont Faits or “The Games are Made” / The Chips Are Down. This is a boozy gourmand scent. "I wanted to pay a vibrant homage to these virile icons of the French cinema, characters who marked an era, andwhose auras still remain intact.” - Henin
Praise for French film icons of the 1960s, when the thugs were the ideal heros and flourished in French cinema.
There are films that marked generations, dialogues and scenes that created the myth of the "faces" that were unforgettable.
We think Audiard for dialogue, the kitchen scene in The Tontons gunslingers for example. These films which combine androgynous femme fatales and charismatic crooks. Universally which was illustrated in Lino Ventura, Bernard Blier, Jean Gabin, or Francis Blanche.
Street girls pound their hearts, in an atmosphere of smoky dens where the settling of accounts are the rhythm of powerful uppercuts and gut punches. It moves, it invokes, "I'm gonna show him who is Raoul"!
Francois Henin wanted to pay tribute to these masculine icons that have marked their time and still today retain their pristine aura. This is the challenge he launched Dorothée Piot (Robertet) that delivers an opulent fragrance, a large male uncompromising. The scent evokes the mood for some boosted a boxing match, the cries of the crowd around the ring and the determination of boxers to put their opponent to the mat. For others, it suggests the atmosphere of movie theaters where you can hear the rolling of the coil running. "The Games are Made" also recalls the palpable tension around the table games, whether in a casino or a fancy gambling.
Top Notes: Petitgrain, angelica, dried fruits
Middle Notes: Rum, gin, tobacco leaf
Base Notes: Cumin, sandalwood, patchouli, vanilla, labdanum
PERFUMER: Dorothee Piot
Jovoy is perfume house created in 1923 by Blanche Arvoy, a colorful personality of the “twenties” Paris.
In the 30's, Jovoy is known to sell perfumes at the Rue de la Paix shop. The fragrances were composed to be extremely opulent with evocative names such as: L’Heure Romantique, Gardez-Moi, and L’Ardente Nuit. Jovoy continued to release new fragrances through 1961.
In 2012 Francois Henin resurrected the House with the debut of a new range of Eau de Parfums and the largest independent store of artistic perfumery in France located near Place Vendome in Paris.