L'Artisan Jour de Fete (discontinued) was originally released in 1986, was discontinued, then re-interpreted in 2003, then re-issued in 2014 as a spring limited edition. Jour de Fete means "Happy Day" and it is inspired by the almond dragee (Jordan almonds). They are sugar-coated almonds often served by the French. A happy almond bready pastry.
L'Artisan Jour de Fete has notes of bay leaf, almond, iris, wheat, white cedarwood and vanilla.
From Basenotes - "a diaphanous, doughy, slightly sweet and powdery fragrance which is soothing in a way that most other so-called "comfort scents" can't achieve. Jour de Fete reminds me of shimmery body products which, having given the skin a bit of sheen, somehow accentuate the bare loveliness beneath. Notes of almond, cherry-vanilla and crisp, almost green "raw bread" are the openers. The top accord fades quickly, giving way to a transparent vanilla, soft wood and perhaps a touch of tonka or opoponax. This is definitely a fragrance for the quieter moments in life..."
From Scents of Self - "L’Artisan Parfumeur Jour de Fete is a typical heliotrope fragrance, a luminously sweet almond scent with an unmistakable Play-Doh vibe. Like many of Olivia Giacobetti’s creations for L’Artisan, Jour de Fete is terribly pretty and just the right amount of strange."