RETRO Revlon Jontue EDT
Year Introduced: 1976 - Feminine
Notes: Top notes of gardenia, bergamot, chamomile, cypress and rose; middle notes of mimosa, tuberose, ylang-ylang, sage and geranium; and base notes of musk, benzoin, oakmoss, vetiver and patchouli. From another source I got additional notes of hyacinth, peach, orris, jasmine, honeysuckle, jonquil, narcissus, sandalwood, amber and civet
Jontue is a floral green fragrance that launched in 1976. According to the book International Marketing: Strategy and Theory, the author mentioned that "the former French-born chairman of Revlon viewed Amoresse (the original name for Jontue) as unsuitable for a fragrance for the international audience so the name was changed to Jontue." Revlon's research team had reported that most women thought that the perfume's name was either a woman's name or a foreign term for romance or something along those lines. However, insiders had revealed that the translation is really "John, too" — as a tribute to Charles Revson's son, John Charles Revson.
While Revlon's Charlie fragrance was aimed at the independent woman, Jontue was created to appeal to a more romantic woman. It is a lovely, soft scent with lots of white flowers (tuberose and gardenia), and is very sweet and florally. It begins with a green, fruity top, followed by an exotic floral heart, resting on a sensual, powdery base.
Like all of the other fragrances of its era, it was reformulated at some point.
Jontue is still available to purchase.
This is the original eau de toilette version of the fragrance.