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You’ve probably seen the ads featuring Charlize Theron. The first one saw her peeling off her clothes as she walks through a Paris apartment; the second one has her at a Paris Fashion Show where we also get a glimpse of Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly and Marlene Dietrich. I’m the type of person who fast forwards through most ads if I’m able to, but actually I don’t mind these ones and more to the point I really like this perfume.
I’m rather a fan of Dior perfumes and J’adore certainly doesn’t disappoint. According to the Dior website J’adore is all about feminity. It is a “tribute to Christian Dior's passion for flowers, the J'adore fragrance is a symbol of absolute, sophisticated and glamorous femininity. J'adore gathers the most noble raw materials in a unique, generous and harmonious floral bouquet”. Sounds good, doesn’t it?
I don’t know about noble. but the main flowers used in the perfume are Ylang Ylang, Damask Rose and Sambac Jasmine.
Top notes: Bergamot, pear, peach, melon, magnolia, mandarin orange
Heart notes: Freesia, orchid, violet, plum, tuberose, rose, lily-of-the-valley, jasmine
Base notes: Musk, vanilla, blackberry, cedar
The fragrance is flowery but it has a depth to it and base notes give a richness to it. It’s a perfume I feel happy wearing for day and evening use and I find it lasts well.
There are so many stunning looking perfume bottles these days. Perfume houses are known by their distinctive bottles almost as much as the fragrance. The J’adore bottle is quite simply compared to some but it is distinctive and rather stylish. The bottle is an amphora shape because of its elongated neck but the rings around it actually remind me of the neck rings worn by African tribeswomen.
Unfortunately sophisticated = expensive. It comes in a range of sizes and for the 30ml eau du parfum spray, you can expect to pay about the £45 mark. It’s currently selling at The Perfume Shop and Boots for £46.50 or on the John Lewis website for £37.67 on a price match saving.
Definitely one of my favourites, it gets 5 out of 5.
Christian Dior J'adore Eau de Parfum
The Bottle : Sizes vary
J'adore is supplied in a slim necked glass bottle in a teardrop shape, the stopper is a luxurious platinum colour and the slim part of the bottle has a gold coloured corset like decoration these days.
I have a few favourite fragrances and they are certainly evocative of times gone by. One of these favourites is probably the most subtle of Christian Dior perfumes J'adore. I am fortunate to have tried most of the Dior range having been given several bottles for Christmas each year for a few years albeit many years ago.
from Clove the bottle for this fragrance - tapered with a long neck, made of glass to showcase the yellow-gold liquid inside, with a slim golden neck. It is very glamorous and sophisticated.
J'adore is a fresh floral fragrance made with ylang ylang, damask rose and the highly prized jasmine. The ylang ylang creates a pleasing top not, this fades to reveal the true J'adore fragrance which is strong and a hint of Jasmine is clearly present. Whilst the first notes are fresh, they fade to reveal a warmer, seductive middle note that is warm and sophisticated. The end note being a heady mix of ylang ylang and jasmine with a hint of the damask rose.
The beauty of a Crhistian Dior fragrance is that they last well and this is no exception. Parfum (EDP) being the purest sold, ;asts especially well and is worth the extra money as much less is required for a satisfactory fragrance hit.
I use this perfume for daytime winter wear and sometimes for evenings out as well.
This is a sophisticated fragrance, being more floral and subtle than many of the other Dior fragrances it will suit younger wearers, basically it is a feminine fragrance. So will suit the feminine, glamorous woman.
J'adore is one of my all time favourite fragrances and it has stood the test of time, I first used it in my late teens and here I am still using it as a granny! (please insert -young glamorous!).
It is an expensive perfume due both to the name and the ingredients list.
PRICE & AVAILALILITY:
J'adore is widely available from Dior stockists in-store and on-line as well as outlets such as eBay and Amazon. However, be sure you get the real deal - copies just do not cut the mustard! Usual price is around £65 for 50ml and £92.50 for 100ml.
his was one of the fragrances I would say was swayed towards asking Santa for due to the television advert and the sexy slim-line design of the bottle. That year, Santa did as he was asked and brought me a bottle.
The bottle is shaped a bit like a slim pear, wide at the bottom and thinner at the top. The glass is clear so I can clearly see the golden fragrance through. The lid is golden and topped with a nice glass bauble. The packaging is quite simple, just a plain white box with the product name detailed to the front, although quite basic, I think this again gives it a classy feel.
I received the EDP however this is also available in as a EDT, after recently buying a EDT of another fragrance and being disappointed with the strength, I will always now purchase perfume as it is a lot stronger and seems to hang around a lot longer.
Upon first spray, the fragrance smells slightly floral but with quite a sweet hint to it, although I am not fantastic at picking out individual notes in fragrances, I can definitely detect some citrus coming through. After a short while, the fresh rose starts emerge, offering a nice base for the fragrance. I find the fragrance light, refreshing and it has good staying power. In the morning, I normally just have a couple of sprays and at the end of the day; I can still detect the fragrance on my clothes. I do find the fragrance quite light and not sure if I would wear it for a night out on the town.
I would say the fragrance is suited to the 'older' lady, by older, I mean above 25 (so in no way OLD), but I would say there was no limit on the age. When I go away to our caravan with my parent, my mum always borrows some of the fragrance
The biggest downside for me of the fragrance is the cost, 30ml retails for around £47, 50ml for around £66 and 100ml for around £93 - When I think back over the fragrances I have owned through the years, it the most expensive. It is widely available, in places such as Debenhams, Boots etc and available online and in stores, it is very rare I have seen this fragrance on offer. In the same fragrance, there are also body milks and creams available, and towards Christmas, the fragrance is sometimes available in gift sets.
Overall, although I don't dislike this, it isn't one of my favourite fragrances so I don't think I will purchase again, this, along with the price tag means that I would give it 3 out of 5 stars.
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Several months ago, I bought a set of Dior fragrance miniatures from the airport, thinking it would be a good way to sample a number of different perfumes. I received five in the box and have tried them all substantially over the last few months. Today I'm going to review J'adore.
I love the bottle for this fragrance - tapered with a long neck, made of glass to showcase the yellow-gold liquid inside, with a slim golden neck. It is very glamorous and sophisticated.
J'adore is a floral, composed of ylang ylang, damask rose and jasmine. I liked the sound of the perfume before I'd even tried it, and couldn't wait to give it a go. Ylang ylang is used as the top not, fading to reveal a heart note of damask rose, followed by a base note of bergamot and jasmine.
I loved the scent of J'adore when I first tried it. I thought it was a lovely fresh, warm floral. I could detect the notes of ylang ylang in the fragrance.
The perfume lasted for several hours on my skin, and during this time the scent changed, bringing out a rose aspect to the smell followed by a rich sensual jasmine.
I think this perfume would be best for the night time, as it is a little heavy for the day, unless for a very special occasion.
***Price and Availability***
J'adore is widely available online and in-store, in varied places such as Boots and Debenhams. It is pricey, at £46 for 30ml, £64 for 50ml and £89 for 100ml, but you do get what you pay for.
This is one of my favourite Dior fragrances and I would certainly consider purchasing a full-size bottle. I love all the aspects to the scent and they blend together really well into a lovely grown-up floral.
Beautiful and feminine. It evokes images of expense and luxury. It is trimmed in gold with a gold hue encompassing the liquid inside. The tapered neck is reminiscent or a gold corset on a beautiful woman. Due to the shape of the bottle you have to handle with care, and that means poise, adding to the whole effect of femininity. The fact that this product is aimed so wholly at women means it is that much more exclusive and that much more alluring. Any lady would be really happy with this as a present. Its prefect for any occasion, or simply because you want to make your loved one feel special.
Its about £90 for 100ml eau de parfum spray. It is expensive. You are paying for the name, the packaging, the scent, the experience. For me, I would get it duty free but if you do feel like splurging or spoiling yourself I cannot think of a nicer way. This is not like a nice meal out or a dress that you can only wear to certain types of functions, this is a treat that you can indulge in all the time, anywhere you go to make your evening that much more of a sensual experience.
To me, J'adore is a 'gown-up' scent. Don't get me wrong, you do not have to be in the latter part of your life to wear this, far from it, I just mean that its not for children. It is distinctly womanly and not girlish. This could be your signature scent, if you walk I to a room people will turn their head and know that its you before they can see you. It has undertones of blossom. It is a relatively strong scent, so you really don't have to use much. There you go, we have now justified the price, it'll last for ages as you only need to use 2 squirts!
Does the scent last:
Yes, it really does, and you would expect no less from Dior at £90 a bottle. It lingers is a beautiful bubble as opposed to a heavy cloud around you. As you walk you release a pleasant 'waft' that turns heads.
You will ultimately get the J'adore Dior advert stuck ion your head, you know the one featuring Charlize Theron? But not a massively bad thing, I quite enjoy it truth be told!
I really love this, for me its a real treat and i wear it on special occasions as it make me feel worth it!
I love perfume and can't get enough of it at christmas and birthdays. I think it's the best gift to buy as you can never have too much. I noticed the J'adore when shopping for my daughter in Boots. She likes Chanel no 5 which is a bit too strong for me. Dior is an expensive brand of perfume which is next to the Chanel in bigger boots stores. I tested it a few times before gushing about it to my daughter who ended up buying me a botle for christmas just gone.
The perfume came in a nice white box which was textured so looks expensive. It had the J'adore logo on the front in gold letters. The box is quite plain but still manages to look quite expensive. The J'adore comes in a tear shaped glass bottle. The lid is elongated and completes the tear drop shape with a glass ball on the top. It's quite exquisite looking, simple but elegant. The perfume is almost gold in colour which you're able to see because the glass is see-through. I like this as it makes it easy to see how much perfume you have left. The spray button is the same as what you find on other perfumes but is gold too which looks quite nice.
I'm not great at reviewing perfume as I think it is hard to describe a smell. This perfume is quite floral and fruity which is my favourite kind of scent. It's a very feminine smell but unlike a lot of other EDP's, it isn't strong at all. It's a very faint, floral smell that isn't too overpowering which is what I like about it. It's very subtle but the smell stays on you for hours. According to the Boots website, ylan ylang flowers and bermagamot notes give the perfume its fruity and floral smell.
I like this perfume as I think it is suitable for any age range. It isn't too musky or old but also isn't too fruity and bold so it would suit a teenager and an older lady. I like to spray this on my scarf, especially this time of year as the scent lingers for days and I can smell it every time I put my scarf on. It's suprising as it's such a subtle scent but has great staying power. I ususally use two-three sprays of this as I find this is enough and I don't want to waste it as I won't get any more unless I get some for my birthday in October or christmas. I'm savouring what I have!
Some perfumes irritate my skin a little bit and can cause me to sneeze just after spraying them on but I have found when using this one I don't get any side effects. I think it is because it's quite gentle and not as strong as some of the other fragrances that I use.
J'Adore is available to buy in perfume shops in town and online and at Boots. The EDP spray comes in 30ml for £46, 50ml for £64 and 100ml for £89.00. Bear in mind that this review is for the EDP spray, not the EDT. It is easy to mistake the two in store as the packaging is the same, just the perfume is slightly lighter in colour in the EDT. They smell the same but the EDP is more expensive and lasts much longer.
Overall, I love this perfume. It's definitely my favoutire smell to wear for any occasion. I'd recommend smelling it in store before buying it though as it's awfully expensive if you end up not liking it.
I never really intended to collect perfumes, but when I look at how many I have, I realise that I'm never going to need this many! I fell in love with another of Dior's perfumes, Hypnotic Poison, but after my boyfriend bought that for my last birthday, was directed towards this one with the aid of a sample.
I liked the sweetness of the sample and although I hated that advertising campaign that came with this particular fragrance, I wasn't going to let that put me off.
Perhaps I should have been put off.
We are drawn in by this rather arrogant woman, strutting about, pouting and rejecting all the usual items that people associate with success, the things we are apparently meant to strive for. Instead, she claims all she needs is this perfume. Personally, I have never seen perfume as a need, and all it does is make you smell nice, so for me this advert was simply a waste of time. If I really love a smell, I should buy it for that alone.
I'm not really the sort of person to feel comfortable buying myself these luxury items, and even less so when they don't draw me in completely. However, by chance a family friend was determined to treat me. It was either I suggest something or gold earrings, and personally I don't wear earrings, so I put forward perfume as an alternative. This wasn't the only one I had been eyeing, but this is what I got.
This perfume comes in another standard looking box, but the one thing that does make it a little more individual, and seems to jump out at me is the name. The lettering for 'j'adore' in lowercase is playful, as though handwritten by a child.I find this a little odd, given how it was advertised, but alright, it is also gold coloured and the box has that golden touch. There is also a small golden Dior logo and Dior written more formally at the bottom, plus of course the 50ml.
As always, I keep my perfume inside its box. It is a bit of a shame not to show off this particular bottle on my shelf and be more of an envy of others, if that's what you like to do, but as I'm not sure yet whether sunlight exposure does have an effect on the quality of the perfume and perhaps I won't know, I'd rather not take the chance. As I say it is a shame in this case, because the bottle is truly glamorous.
Again a nice glass bottle with a slender, lengthened tear-drop sort of shape and a glass spherical top like a pearl to finish it off. It has a kind of gold threading which is also quite attractive and adds to the golden theme of this bottle. In all it looks like a rather expensive design.
You can see inside the transparent glass part of the bottle, the yellow coloured liquid (perhaps here I am supposed to have said gold, but I'm pretty sure it's yellow. Nonetheless, the colour works well. You do know you are buying the right amount by the measurements, but I do tend to feel slightly cheated when I see how much of what is inside the box is thick glass from the bottle. On the other hand I guess this makes it fancy.
A reasonable amount can be applied with this bottle. On application, I am probably a bit on the mean side, so always trying to press as gently as possible to release as little as possible of the fragrance. The spray is finer and better spread than some of my other perfumes, which I do like, although I guess it also means quite a bit must evaporate on each application.
I'm not too good at picking up on specific smells in perfumes, and I guess this is an art that takes time. On first application, I found this perfume to be rather sweet but with a tangy sort of twist to it. After a few minutes this softens right down and I am left with the sweetness, that seems almost herbal to me. I had expected this to be rather strong, but it wasn't at all. A lot of people notice fruity tones in this perfume, but I have to admit that I myself don't get this. Perhaps that is more about me though. The fragrance is not at all what I expected from seeing the advertisements. It is much gentler and more 'feminine' than I had imagined it would be and perhaps the playful wording on the bottle is more appropriate in my mind. I don't know why they chose the gold theme for this particular bottle because for me it doesn't really match up to what you are smelling, but perhaps they just know better what sells, as it certainly does!
Anyway this fragrance is much more subtle than some of my others, and in a way I like that, because I don't like overpowering scents that eventually give me a headache anyway! On the other hand this also doesn't really fit well with how it has been advertised in my mind, but nevermind. It is nice in it's own right. However, it took barely a couple of hours on testing before I could barely smell the fragrance any more. I don't agree that you should have to re-apply perfume, especially more than once as you would probably need to with this one, when out, so for me this is very disappointing.
Since this perfume is subtle and not that long-lasting, I would not recommend it for all day events unless you plan on taking it with you. And personally I would not want to be carrying this fragile little glass bottle with its narrow neck around in a handbag all day. Instead it is probably better suited for a short evening out or appointment of some sort. Or as a nice fragrance to wear at home when entertaining. It is probably better suited to an indoor environment as it is more likely to get noticed this way.
I do like this perfume, but perhaps it wasn't the best choice I made that day. A sweet and not unpleasant fragrance, it is a nice touch and comes in a luxury bottle, but it simply does not last long enough or make a big enough impression on me.
J'adore is a very feminine fragrance but it's not one of my favorites. It is a lush floral fragrance with fruity accents and you can smell it from the first spray. The fresh bergamot and mandarin, which predominate, turned slowly in the scent of roses and jasmine. What remains is a warm scent of cedar wood, vanilla but also a little bit freshness of the blackberry.
The fragrance comes in a box that is white and has thin, horizontal, grey purple stripes. On the front is a purple top with the name of the brand. The bottle must exude sensuality and femininity. It is also a playful reference to Dior haute couture sketches of evening gowns. The egg-shaped glass bottle has a distinctive cap with a long neck. It is decorated with the now famous and distinctive gold rings. The smooth and sensual curves make this perfume is still a classic.
A fragrance is usually composed of three layers. The base, the heart and top notes. The top is like the first encounter with the smell. This smells the sharpest, but softened after a few minutes. Then you get to the heart, the essence of the fragrance where you can also notice the base more on the background.
J'adore consists of the following composition:
* Top notes: bergamot, pear, magnolia, melon, peach, citrus, mandarin
* Heart: rose, tuberose, ylang ylang, jasmine, freesia, violet, orchid and African orange flower
* Base notes: blackberry, vanilla and cedar
It has the potential to be a sensual and lush floral scent, but because in each layer fruit accents are present, this is sometimes impeded. Instead you can notice the fruit accents more and I'm not always a fan of fruity smells. I think it's an ok fragrance that you can use for day and evening because it's not too heavy. It's certainly a pleasant smell but just not one of my favorites.
I have used J'Adore (Christian Dior) as my staple defining fragrance for the last few years. It is classically sophisticated without being overpowering, and is therefore one that can be happily worn on a number of different occasions such as during a business interview, at a coffee date or in a club. It is a very versatile fragrance (unlike some other perfumes which cannot be worn during certain times because they are clearly either a "day" or "night" fragrance) and I have never been unhappy with my use of the perfume.
It is a grown-up scent but still ultimately very feminine. It does not have the sickly sweetness of fragrances directed at younger women, nor the heavy floral or musky notes that perfumes that are sold to older women. It is the perfect fragrance for a woman in her mid-20s, early 30s who has growning into her own as an individual. It has elements of ylang-ylang that give it a real enthralling quality, and the best part is that once it has been applied; it lasts.
The bottle design is gorgeous and seems to draw from the bangles of Cleopatra herself. It is a distintive, elegant, sophisticated and screams of luxuary.
The downside is the price. It is expensive and wearing it every day could add up after a while. I would suggest only for special occasions or when you really want to make an impression.
I love Dior, I really do. I own pretty much every perfume they've ever produced and like them all as for some unknown reason, they always seem to suit my skin type.
Perfume is a very personal thing, as how a perfume might smell when sprayed into the air could end up smelling very different when sprayed onto someone's skin, due to the natural oils in the skin.
So this perfume, unfortunately, just doesn't do it for me.
Marketed as an elegant floral scent for a glamorous, feminine woman who doesn't want the sickly sweet smell of 'younger' florals. Notes of jasmine, ylang-ylang and damask rose are meant to create a light, fruity bouquet without the sickliness of heavy floral scents. However, to me, it just doesn't seem that Dior has achieved their end game. For all their PR talk about fresh and delicate scents, the perfume still smells much heavier than they intended, to the point that it is unpleasantly and girlishly sweet.
Top marks for the gold bottle though, with a pleasingly curved shape and the 'old gold' shade cleverly avoiding the tackiness associated with bright gold.
This luminous, fresh floral is a new, elegant and radiant interpretation of J'adore's bouquet. An elongated version of the perfume's precious amphora captures the precious notes of a sparkling bouquet, with the essences of ylang-ylang and Turkish rose underscored by notes of plum.