J’adore by Dior is a floral fruity fragrance for women launched in 1999 as an Eau de Parfum. The nose behind this fragrance is Calice Becker.
It’s part of the J’adore collection and enjoyed so much success at its launch that the fragrance has inspired a whole range of flankers. J’adore is a floral perfume with Ylang Ylang, Damascus Rose, and Jasmine keynotes.
A note from the brand:
An iconic fragrance, J’adore Eau de Parfum is the grand feminine floral by the House of Dior.
Finely crafted down to the last detail, like a custom-made flower, J’adore is a bouquet of the most beautiful flowers from around the world. Essence of Ylang-Ylang with its floral and fruity notes and essence of Damascus Rose from Turkey blend with a rare duo of Jasmine Grandiflorum from Grasse and Indian Jasmine Sambac, with fruity and voluptuous sensuality.
|Concentration||Eau de Parfum|
I’ve had J’adore for ages in my collection. Although sometimes I think I’ve grown bored of it, I usually just find myself reaching for it again when I’m out shopping for a new scent. Here are my thoughts on this iconic perfume from Dior.
What does J’adore by Dior smell like?
J’adore is known for its fruity-floral notes of ylang-ylang essence combined with the warmth of Damascus rose essence and jasmine.
It’s very sophisticated, elegant, and mature. I love the look of the bottle, as it just feels so luxurious. The marketing around this perfume is also legendary, and it really amplifies the grand status of this iconic perfume. It feels perfect for a woman who wants her perfume to act as an accessory, not the main act.
|Top Notes||Pear, Melon, Magnolia, Peach, Mandarin Orange and Bergamot;|
|Middle Notes||Jasmine, Lily-of-the-Valley, Tuberose, Freesia, Rose, Orchid, Plum and Violet|
|Base Notes||Musk, Vanilla, Blackberry and Cedar|
As I sprayed it I felt the strong opening that’s fruity and especially floral. The initial spray is a blast of white florals – jasmine and sophisticated tuberose. Then I start picking up the pear, magnolia, and lily of the valley.
After a while, I pick up more of the peach, freesia, and plum. On my skin, the floral notes are much more prominent than the fruity ones.
I thought this would mellow more as I wore it, but on my skin, it was really floral and quite sharp the whole time. I was expecting some more of the musk or vanilla to become more prominent, but it didn’t really change on my skin. The scent is pretty consistent, so it doesn’t massively over the duration of the wear.
Sillage & Projection
In terms of projection, it’s moderate, and people at arm’s length will definitely smell it. I’ve had many people compliment me if we were having a conversation, but I don’t feel it is like something you will necessarily smell from across the room. The sillage is moderate as well.
Longevity & Versatility
This is an amazingly versatile perfume. You can wear it to the office, on a date, and just practically anywhere. It’s definitely not an offensive scent. This is one of my go-to fragrances for work. If I would have to pick a season, I would classify it as a scent that’s absolutely perfect for spring and summer, partly because of all the fruity and floral notes. While you can still wear it during the colder months, I tend to prefer something with a warmer feel for winter.
The longevity is pretty good, and I got about 10 hours of wear. Sometimes I can still smell it faintly on my skin the next day if I wear it on a night out.
It’s definitely a more mature perfume. I don’t really see younger people in their twenties, for example, really wearing it. Of course, this doesn’t mean someone younger won’t wear it, especially if they prefer more mature scents, so that’s only my estimation of who would be attracted to the scent.
If you haven’t tried it yet, it should be at the top of your wishlist. I can’t imagine a sample being enough for someone. Especially given how versatile this perfume is, it’s definitely worthy of a full bottle. Personally, I also think it’s worth the money for a designer perfume, given its overall quality and uniqueness.