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While I said in my last review that I love my Christian Dior perfumes, this is another of my Dior fragrances in my collection. J'Adore is a perfume I always loved as it has been out ages and is a classic but recently they have reinvented this scent by doing J'Adore L'Or and L'Absolu which is what I am writing about today. This perfume was launched in 2007 but I only bought it this year as I never get time to buy lots of perfumes so when I do find out about them it is usually through adverts in magazines or samples.
The L'Absolu bottle is pretty much the same as the original J'Adore. It is in a curvy bottle almost shaped like a woman's figure. It is round at the bottom and narrows into a tall shape, and then creates a ball at the top. It is a gold colour which is very rich and expensive looking and really stands out. The thin part is made out of gold metal and the middle is clear with the golden tinted liquid and the top is also see through.
On first spray of this perfume it is very sweet and flowery almost. It has a really refreshing smell to it but also quite sweet at the same time. It isn't really light but again being an eau de parfum it is the right weight as it isn't too heavy that I'd think of an old woman. It is very feminine and on having it on for a while it seems to smell a bit more faint but still mostly of florals with a hint of fruity.
I haven't ever looked at the ingredients for this fragrance but upon looking my instincts were almost right; I seem to be getting better at guessing the basis of a fragrance. L'Absolu has top notes of ylang ylang, and has central notes of tube rose, jasmine and rose and has base notes of musk and a blend of wood and fruity notes. I don't really think the wood notes are very apparent as they seem to be tuned out by the rose hints in the fragrance which are strongest.
This is a fragrance which is not for younger girls but I'd more likely associate it with a mature woman or maybe a girl in her mid 20's on wards. I have come across a few feminine fragrances but this is not for a really young girl as when sprayed it does have a much older scent to it which doesn't necessarily mean it is heavy and not good. I like to wear this perfume more in the evening as the whole theme of it seems to ooze sexiness and femininity which is a great feeling from a perfume.
I do find with eau de parfum's I never have to re-spray them as they go on heavy enough to just the right amount that they keep their scent all day without another application needed. The perfume is only one which needs a few sprays and a walk through and it evenly lies on the skin. I do like this perfume but it is not my most worn perfume, I wear it more for nights out but whether I'd buy it again, I'm not so sure as I'm getting a bit fed up of the scent.
L'Absolu has an RRP of £83 at Boots for the 75ml which is the biggest sized bottle. Strawberry net are selling these for £80.50 for the 75ml and £65.50 for the 50ml eau de parfum which isn't bad. It is not sold a lot online but all department stores will sell this perfume but I am yet to see a nice Christmas gift set of this. I also know on eBay people are selling this cheap as well I saw an auction selling a sealed 75ml of this for £39.50 it is just a case of looking around for bargains.
If you want more information on this fragrance go to http://www.dior.com and find this then go to the mini site for J'Adore.
While remaining faithful to the classic formula, Dior's perfumer-creator Francois Demachy deftly reinterprets J'adore Eau de Parfum using absolutes of Jasmine, Tuberose and Ylang-Ylang. An invitation to a lush garden blossoming with intensity and emotion.