30 Days of Scent Returns! Day Sixteen – J’Adore by Christian Dior   2 comments

Saturday, I wore J’Adore eau de parfum by Christian Dior.  It’s a decant I purchased from The Perfumed Court.

Fragrantica.com lists the main accords of J’Adore as fruity, white floral, floral, sweet, and aquatic.  Their description of this scent says:

“…J’adore presents a new conception of Dior feminity (sic), a scent so new and so in line with Dior style at the same time – sweet but balmy, slightly sharp floral with fresh mandarin in the top; jasmine, plum, orchid and rose in the heart; and amaranth, musk and blackberry in the trail…”

(Yes, I leave the typos in when quoting.)

Dior’s site calls J’Adore their “grand feminine floral fragrance”, and there’s no question that it is a big scent, but it’s also balanced.  The florals don’t clash, and the fruit is subtly citrus but also stone fruit.  The description above says plum, but I think it’s more nectarine mixed with overripe apricot.  I have no idea where the musk is, but if it’s in there it isn’t noticeable at all.

Now, I’m a white floral fanatic, and J’Adore doesn’t strike me as a white floral fragrance.  It has white floral notes, to be sure, but it is rounder than a typical white floral, and there’s no hint of the green that makes some white florals completely unwearable.  I also don’t find it sharp – it is many-layered, and heady, but no one piece stands out beyond the others.

On my skin, J’Adore is nectarine and jasmine, with orchid and blackberry, and a hint of something like tuberose but that is probably meant to be rose instead.  I like it, and will definitely put it into my regular rotation.

J’Adore by Christian Dior

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2 responses to “30 Days of Scent Returns! Day Sixteen – J’Adore by Christian Dior

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  1. J’adore is gorgeous, but it’s nothing like it used to be. If you want to try the beautiful liquid gold white floral thing that it used to be, the closest thing currently on the market is J’Adore L’Or.

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