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The J’аdore Christiаn Dior 100ml is а feminine perfume which аbsolutelу hаs the аurа of а womаn’s frаgrаnce. It boаsts on its hуpnotizing аnd аlluring effect on those who smell it while pаssed bу.
The bodу, for stаrters, looks reаllу elegаnt with its gold cover аnd reаllу slim frаme. But then аgаin not everуone is pleаsed with its elongаted neck аnd finds it totаllу unаppeаling. The fruitу florаl smell leаves уou nothing but refreshed аnd upbeаt. There’s а sауing thаt whаt уou smell cаn аctuаllу аffect the mood аnd upon smelling the J’аdore, it’s perfectlу true thаt уou will get thаt feeling. If уou hаve ever felt confident аnd expensive upon weаring а cloth, there will аlso be а perfume thаt cаn get уou to feel reаllу high clаss аs well. One exаmple is the J’аdore. Mаnу hаve regаrded it аs something thаt reаllу mаkes уou feel аs if уou аre worth а million dollаrs. It is аn expensive product аnd its frаgrаnce leаve аbsolutelу no doubts аbout its extrаvаgаnt nаture.
The cleаn smell it hаs will leаve уou feeling light аnd refreshed the whole dау. Testing the J’аdore for the verу first time will give уou mixed feelings just how the smell аnd the notes evolve аs it sets through the skin. First, уou get the scent of аn ingenious composition for the flowerу note. Then it trаnscends from rose to violet, аnd then gives уou аn impression of а freesiа to jаsmine, until it settles with the honeуsuckle аnd tuberose. This distinctive frаgrаnce is probаblу for the уoung generаtion of sophisticаted women. It hаs the delicаte girl-next-door chаrm which is sure to be loved bу those who weаr it аnd bу those who feel it.
One bаd side to know аnd be аwаre of is the mere fаct thаt the J’аdore is getting more well-known аs time progresses. Due to thаt, уou might expect to meet а lot of people weаring this smell. So if уou cаn deаl with thаt, then уou will be so pleаsed thаt уou аre one of the luckу ones. The fаntаstic thing аbout this perfume is thаt it does not smell heаvу or overbeаring аt аll. There is no trаce of it being spicу аnd аll уou just feel is the joу it brings. The J’аdore is versаtile in а wау thаt even if уou hаve smelled it а couple of times, уou cаn see how on other women’s it hаs the tendencу to smell differentlу.
Longevitу wise, this perfume is not forgettаble, аs in literаllу. Even if уou might expect it to be overrаted аnd generic, when уou аctuаllу trу to sprау it on а pаper аnd then put it into уour purse or bаg, leаve it there then open it the next dау, for sure уou’ll be surprisinglу impressed. The cruciаl bottom line here, however, is the fаct thаt the J'аdore is more thаn а perfume; it is а stаtement of clаss, finesse аnd lust.
Dior’s luxurious J’аdore is а frаgrаnce clаssic. With its iconic long-necked bottle аnd ultrа florаl elixir, it hаs beguiled women for over а decаde.
The newest iterаtion of J’аdore, J’аdore L’аbsolue, pushes the luxurу of the originаl to the extreme with its powerful florаl аbsolutes. I tested the frаgrаnce for mуself to see how it developed, аnd put its longevitу аnd sillаge to the test…
The florаl intensitу is present from the stаrt, though it is tempered somewhаt with the freshness of greenerу. It isn’t greenerу in the form of the stem of а flower, but more the tаrtness of green-tinged petаls just before the flower fullу blooms.
It doesn’t tаke long for this glimpse of vibrаncу to subside, аnd then the elixir reаllу gets going. Deep, sensuаl аnd just а touch sweet, J’аdore Аbsolue is аll аbout creаting а sense of hаrmonу from rich аnd multifаceted notes. There аre three mаin notes in question: Dаmаsk Rose, Аrаbiаn Jаsmine аnd Indiаn Tuberose, eаch widelу used in perfumerу thаnks to their representаtion of femininitу аnd luxurу. Together, theу provide аn exquisite, full-bodied, white florаl bouquet thаt retаins its power for hours.
Аs the frаgrаnce evolves it becomes ever deeper аnd more overtlу sensuаl. Though trаditionаllу luminous, both the rose аnd the jаsmine аre notаblу intensified with the honeуed tones of tuberose, creаting а heаdу аromа thаt is distinctlу J’аdore, onlу fаr more seductive.
Аfter weаring the frаgrаnce, I hаve no doubt thаt Dior J’аdore L’аbsolu is one best sаved for evenings аnd speciаl occаsions. It is the sort of voluptuous scent thаt finishes off а glаmorous look, аnd mаkes уou feel wonderful before а night out. L’аbsolu is speciаl, with а beаutiful-looking bottle аnd а trulу sumptuous composition – it’s the epitome of а perfect Christmаs scent.
This is one of the most successful perfumes for the Dior brand and for me this is my favourite perfume ever.
Even after ten years I use this for special occasions and have never been tempted away. At first I stupidly used it daily, but now only in the evening and special occasions. I love the brand of Dior and this perfume sums their brand up for me, elegant and classy. It's always a treat to buy or receive this.
I prefer the original, they usually re-vamp and mess around with the scent but at least they do change the bottle, leaving the top notes but messing around with the Heart and Base notes.
Although I don't think they've cracked the body creams yet or shower gel I still have a lot of confidence in this brand.
The bottle I am reviewing is the classic and original, white bottle, curvy, opulent, long golden style neck and round top.
A sophisticated look, as expected and a design that you immediately associate with the house of Dior.
A floral fragrance for women, based on a theme of 'Garden Bouquet' consists of the following:
Steam distilled Jasmine, is used to allow the numerous scents to infuse and blend better. Ylang-Ylang is the perfect Top note, this is what the perfumers say is the unique scent of J'adore and selected from the Comoro Islands[Indian ocean]
The Heart Note is the Damascus rose native from Turkey and Bulgaria. The uniqueness here is that this is also an essence which is rare in heart notes. This is also another keynote with perfumers adore.
The Base note: Sambac Jasmine Absolute.
The is a big difference between the flower being distilled as an essential oil or absolute, the absolute is a higher concentration of the perfume because the flower is too delicate to steam. As a result storage is important. Keep away from sunlight and you tend to find absolute oils stored in darker bottles.
There is a fine line between how much you put on, personally I put only a couple of spritz and throughout the day I can still smell this and it lingers well enough that if you were t leave a room and then enter [obviously leave the room for a purpose not for fun] again someone is always bound to say something about the fragrance you are wearing.
If you do wish to enhance this beautiful scent than use the shower gel but most definitely the body cream as this prolongs the scent as well.
A note to serious perfumers. Dior does change its Top, Heart and Base notes much to the frustration of its avid fans like myself. It is important to read the notes to make sure you have the correct recommended scent.
The price of the bottle varies so its best to shop online and try to get the best deal from well-noted traders.
I got a 50ml bottle for £55 in Debenhams, you also get beauty points when you spend here so there's an added bonus.
Oui, J'adore Dior
J'adore Dior to me is somewhat of a sophisticated perfume. I absolutely adore the bottle as it has a very sleek and sophisticated look about it. To me, it looks like quite an old fashioned perfume bottle, kind of like one you would find in an old apothecary shop and one that looks perfect on your bedside table. It is in a bulb, tulip shape bottle with a gilded gold stopper at the top. The rest of the bottle is a lovely gold colour too and has J'Adore written on the front of it. Christian Dior actually put it really well when they talk about their bottle and I agree wholeheartedly with their statement. They say, "The sensual, curvaceous lines of its amphora bottle make this a legendary perfume.,"
This perfume has one of my all time favourite smells, Jasmine, an absolute beautiful sweet smell and it is one of the components of the heart notes of J'adore. According to an article I read, when cultivating jasmine, the flowers have to be gathered at night because the odour of jasmine is more powerful after dark and so I would say that this perfume is definitely more powerful after dark too and definitely more suited to the dark night. I know Jasmine is often used as bath oils and products like that and it really adds to this fragrance. It's known as a symbol of soft femininity and is one of the most commonly used flowers in perfumery.
Due to the inclusion of jasmine, J'adore is definitely a very floral fragrance but not too flowery and overpowering, it's strong but to me has a very subtle flower fragrance. As well as jasmine the other ingredients described as a fresh accord of bergamot, opening into a vibrant armful of roses as well as fresh ylang-ylang flowers and Damask rose, originally from Turkey and Bulgaria. So as you can tell there are lots of different floral elements in this perfume and combined together give a wonderfully feminine fragrance
This perfume is advertised or promoted by Charlize Theron who I think is absolutely beautiful and I think the matching of her and the perfume is a good one and in a way makes me want to wear the perfume due to the association with her. She, in my opinion gives it an elusive, upmarket look and a fragrance to be proud of.
A 30ml bottle costs £43 and would be a lovely addition to your perfume collection.
I first purchased this on a trip to Australia about 5 years ago now and I am still in love with this perfume! I don't think I paid much for this when I brought it as I got it from a duty free. But since being home I have spend around £50 on another bottle. Although the price tag is slightly more than a lot of perfumes out there I think it is worth every penny. You can purchase a 75ml bottle for around £60.00
The advertising campaign features Charlize Theron undressing in very expensive looking surroundings and the advert is sex yet extremely classy. Upon seeing the advert if I hadn't already got the perfume it would definitely make me want to sample this.
The box it comes in is a very simple white with a round gold coloured circle with Dior inside it which I think is very clean, simple and classy. The bottle is equally as lovely, it is a curved transparent glass bottle so you can see the goldy coloured liquid inside and the lid is almost like a stretched tear drop shape in gold with lots of ridges. Appearance alone is fantastic.
The perfume features scents of champaca flower, mandarines (my favorite), ivy leaves, orchids, violet, rose, damascus plum, wood and blackberry. Nearly all of my favorite scents combined can't be bad can it?! It is definitely one that can be worn day and night which I find quite unusual with a perfume. It has an excellent staying power and is quite hard to explain as it is musky, light and fruity at the same time.
I will continue to use this as I truly do love it!.
I'm sure that in the run up to Christmas nobody has escaped the Christian Dior television advertisement for J'adore eau de parfum where we witness a stunning and extremely curvaceous female walking across the room and dropping her clothes in the process! The stunning fragrance was one I first wore approximately six years ago, but due to its' rather excessive price tag I've since made only two purchases. However, my husband is fully aware that I absolutely adore beautiful fragrances and I was delighted to discover on my birthday in September that he had bought me this stunning fragrance and this review discusses my experience and thoughts of wearing J'adore.
APPEARANCE OF THE BOTTLE
The bottle is contained within a white cardboard box and although somewhat plain it is extremely eye-catching and uncluttered. We are presented with a golden oval shape in the upper section containing the word "Dior" and located below is the name of this beautiful fragrance, which is an eau de parfum. The beautifully curved bottle is manufactured from a transparent glass, which enables us to see the golden coloured liquid eau de parfum. The entire bottle is plain with the name of the fragrance contained on its' underside, together with its' weight with my bottle containing 50ml of stunning fragrance.
The golden coloured lid of the bottle is considerably appealing, as it is long and slender and tapers towards the upper section with its length being slightly greater than the lower section of the bottle. There are dozens of ridges running its' entire length, which give this fragrance an instant luxurious appeal and to complete the design a large circular magnified section sits neatly on the top.
NOTES CONTAINED WITHIN J'ADORE AND MY EXPERIENCE OF WEARING THE FRAGRANCE
If you are familiar with my reviews you will be aware that I cannot abide extremely floral fragrances. Whilst Christian Dior have created a floral fragrance with J'adore it most definitely suits my taste as it is fairly light and only a slight press of the easy to use dispenser releases a beautifully fragranced mist where we initially witness the top notes of champaca flower, mandarine and ivy leaves. As you are no doubt aware, fragrances are created from three sets of fragrance notes and the top notes remain with us for only a few minutes and are fairly light, dependant upon the fragrance. I become extremely frustrated when sampling expensive perfumes in department stores when the sales assistant asks me within seconds of spraying my wrist if I would like to make a purchase! It is always wise to fully witness all of the notes prior to making a decision and this process can take a few hours.
Anyway, back to J'adore - the heart or middles notes that next greet us are orchids, violet and rose, which again are absolutely stunning. I cannot admit to favouring the fragrance of either rose or violet, but in J'adore they are simply delightful and not overpowering. These notes remain with us for up to an hour when the final notes, the base notes complete this stunning fragrance. It is then we witness the scent of damascus plum, amaranth wood and blackberry musk, which remain with us for a good few hours. Whilst J'adore is an eau de parfum as opposed to an eau de toilette, I cannot state that I find its' staying power particularly long lasting, as I always need to reapply a few hours following my initial application. However, this is most definitely a beautiful and extremely feminine fragrance and in my opinion is suited to women of all ages for daytime use. I cannot bear heavy and very floral fragrances and J'adore is neither heavy nor too floral. As it is a fairly light fragrance I do not feel it particularly suited to evening wear other than perhaps during hot summer evenings. There is only one negative I have with the bottle and that is the lid easily detaches itself if knocked against something else, such as when placed in your handbag for topping up during the day.
I have never suffered any adverse affects whilst wearing J'adore and my experience of using the fragrance is extremely positive. I always apply a short mist of fragrance to both of my wrists and behind my ears, which allows the scent to become evident each time I move my head. Whilst J'adore would look wonderful stored on your dressing table, particularly as the appearance of the bottle is very pleasing on the eye, please remember that exposure to heat and sun can destroy your perfume, so it is best to store in a cool, dark place. Another point to remember is that fragrances always smell different from one person to the next due to the fact that those with oily skin have more moisture to retain their fragrance.
Consequently, as previously stated, it is always best to sample a fragrance and make a decision several hours later, as I can vividly recall witnessing a fragrance on a work colleague a few hours ago and I immediately went out to make my own purchase. However, as my skin type is totally different to hers I could not abide the smell on myself and ended up wasting £40. A good tip to allow your fragrance to be more evident is to apply low on your body, which subsequently allows the fragrance to rise.
Whilst typing this review there one was thing frustrating me and that was what does j'adore mean? Consequently, a quick search on google translated it as "I adore you".
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
J'adore is probably the most expensive fragrance I have ever used and it generally sells for around £60 for a 50ml bottle. However, whilst shopping yesterday I noticed that the House of Fraser were selling Christmas gift boxes, which included a 50ml bottle of fragrance, together with a body lotion and shower gel for the reduced price of £42. Consequently, I purchased one box, which is now stored in the back of my wardrobe for use once my current bottle is empty.
As you may probably guess, J'adore comes with my huge recommendation, but due to its' price tag and the easily detachable lid it loses one star from me.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
This review also appears on Ciao under the same user name.
I've owned several bottles of Christian Dior's J'adore, mainly due to the fact that Mark has zero imagination so tends to buy me bottles of whatever perfume he's sure I like! I wouldn't mind but J'adore isn't my favourite fragrance! Don't get me wrong, this is a lovely perfume but for me it lacks a certain something and other women I have spoken to agree with me.
J'adore comes in quite a pretty bottle, it's an elongated tear drop shape with a long golden lid which has been topped with a pretty glass (or plastic!) bauble. I think it's an understated bottle, which is fine as not all perfumes need to be packaged in over the top bottles and I actually think the basic design of this one makes it stand out from the crowd.
When you first spray J'Adore you may think you're in for a citrus perfume as the first thing you are likely to smell will be a hint of oranges. This gives it a gorgeous bitter-sweet and zesty fragrance to begin with, but it soon settles down into a floral perfume which transforms J'Adore into a completely feminine and flowery fragrance. There is also an attractive musky scent which comes through almost from the outset, this turns out to be blackberry musk and this is a good addition as it gives the perfume a sweet and well rounded fragrance. J'Adore never quite turns fruity although I do get the feeling there are fruity notes behind the floral fragrance, these again add to the sweetness of the perfume but it would be nice if Dior had allowed these to come through a bit stronger.
As the perfume settles down there is a distinct rose fragrance which comes through, it's toned down slightly with orchid notes but I can definitely detect quite a strong rose perfume. This has been mixed with other fragrances to keep J'Adore youthful and I actually think they work very well, while rose can often be associated with perfumes for older ladies this definitely isn't the case with this one which makes it suitable for girls and women of any age. In fact my fourteen year old daughter loves J'Adore, she doesn't wear any perfume often but will have a spray on special occasions and this one tends to be the one she goes for out of all the different bottles I own.
The staying power of J'Adore is excellent, something I found quite surprising as this is a light and fresh perfume. The lingering fragrance is, again, a mixture of fruity and floral tones which are very feminine and sophisticated. I regularly get a good eight hours wear out of a long spray in the morning, one thing I have noticed is that if I am in a smoky atmosphere on a night out then J'Adore might struggle a bit but since the smoking ban came into force this isn't so much of an issue.
I think J'Adore is quite a sexy perfume, it's not in the league of other perfumes in this respect as it's a bit too much tailored for everyday wear to be completely stunning but it's definitely a gorgeous fragrance which I'm sure most women will be pleased to find in their stocking this Crimbo Day!
£46.50 from www.fragranceonline.co.uk
The first time I came across J'adore was when I was in JFK airport, New York with my then boyfriend (now husband) and we were browsing through the duty free perfumes. I was hooked the minute I tried the tester and you will now always find a bottle of it on my dressing table. It is one of my constant perfumes.
The perfume comes in two forms - eau de parfum and eau de toilette. The difference between the two is that the parfum has stronger and longer lasting therefore more expensive. The toilette is the opposite and therefore cheaper! The eau de toilette ranges in price from £38 and upwards for a 30ml, 50ml and 100ml. The eau de parfum is considerably much more expensive.
The perfume comes in a fairly simple and basic box; one which is simplistic but classy. The box is pure white with "J'Adore" in a gold, bouncy looking font. At the very bottom is the word "Dior" again in gold. At the top of the box is a little oval with "Christian Dior" in it.
Inside the box is the bottle which is simplistic but very elegant looking. The bottle has an hour glass figure shape to it. On the body of the bottle is the words "J'Adore" and "Christian Dior" all in gold font. The neck of the bottle is covered in what I can only describe as gold rings. It actually reminds me of the rings women in Asia put on their necks to elongate their necks. At the very top of the lid is a crystal looking ball. You can see through the bottle and can see that the liquid is a gold looking colour. It also allows you to see how much of the perfume you have used. I really like the bottle and the first ever bottle I purchased from JFK airport I actually kept and I still have today.
The scent is actually very basic. The scent notes are made up of bergamot, rose, plum and jasmine. I love the scent. It is classy, sexy but remains fresh and clean. It is a lovely mix of florals and fruit - I think it is probably the perfect mixture of the two as each of the scent notes compliments the other. When I first put it on, the first scent I smell is the rose with jasmine wrapped delicately around it, creating a stunning, alurring aroma. As the scent settles on my skin the plum scent comes through and creates what I call a sparkle of scent which makes the scent almost velvet like to smell.
Given that the eau de toilette is supposed to be less scented than that of the eau de parfum and is not meant to last as long, this does pretty well. I find that it always last around 8 hours on me which is usually the maximum I think a perfume can last for. The scent really holds on the skin and isn't subtle but is not overly strong either. It has an expensive smell to it - when you sniff if you can tell it is more of an expensive scent and the difference between J'Adore and my celebrity scents is huge.
Highly recommended. I do suggest going for the eau de toilette instead of the eau de parfum as I do not think there is much difference between the two.
** Christian Dior J'Adore **
I really j'adore this one and it's definitely one of my favourites! I love Dior as a brand and the clothes so already had a feeling I was going to like the fragrance.
In 1999, the house of Christian Dior introduced the fragrance J'Adore fragrance. The composition of J'Adore belongs to the soft floral fragrance and is developed with balanced, and very expensive and luxurious aromas. This fragrance has bergamot, orchid, rose, violet, Persian plum, mandarin, jasmine and musk. It is a flowery, emotional fragrance with many different flowers. When I spray it I really notice the rose and violet and it has a very lovely scent.
J'adore has long been in the top 5 best selling women's fragrances and is one of the most famous of Christian Dior perfumes. The actress Charlize Theron is the face of this popular fragrance. According to Dior, this fragrance is ideal for women who, after their battle for equal rights, like to take care of their femininity. It is recommended that you wear this fragrance during the evening.
The bottle is made of thick transparent glass, the bottom is convex and has a long neck upwards increasingly narrows. The cap and sprayer are gold, while the cap is still ribbed. The cap covers a large part of the neck of the bottle. It is a beautiful bottle for its simplicity. The bottle is again packed in a white cardboard box. It all looks very expensive and nice.
I really enjoy this fragrance as it's very soft and flowery but not too heavy. It stays with you during the night but more on a subtle way. The scent is really nice with the smell of roses and violet so it's definitely a scent I love to wear during the evening but also during the day.
I had this perfume about 5 years ago but because I like to try different perfumes I haven't had another bottle since then but I think this is a really gorgeous perfume and think I will be buying another bottle soon.
First of all the bottle itself looks extremely stylish, chic and french. It is a gold bottle with J'adore Christian Dior on the front so it stands out from other pefume bottles on the market. It is quite expensive but I think it is totally worth the price you pay for it.
One of the best things about it is that when you apply it you can immediately smell the rose and jasmine and it is a really fresh feminine fragrance which is very awakening and uplifting. I notice immediately when someone is wearing this perfume so think it does its job very well.
It is one of those perfumes that when you wear it you can still smell it all day so on that note I think it is worth paying more because you don't have to keep applying it all day long like you would with a cheaper fragrance.
I think it is a great everyday fragrance that is good for both day and night and is perfect for any occasion.
my hubbie treated me to J'Adore on our honeymoon from duty free it left a hefty dent in his wallet around £75 pound but i LOVE it and it sertaintly bought him alot of browney points. Its so fresh and unlike alot of expensive perfumes out there not to overpowering which i find others like chanel for example can be, you know the ones when you walk past a lady and nearly choke on the perfume that cost her a small fortune! but i can be a bit of a pain if were going somewhere for example on a night out i couldn't fit it in my clutch bag and i don't really want to be taking out a satchel.... after all once ive put in my make-up, cigarette, phone, digi cam ect there isn't much room for anything else. and to be honest the price it cost id be to nervous to take it out of the house. Lucky the perfume not the eau de toilette should see you through a good 4 hours of smelling sweet i guess that's where the extra pounds are well spent with the classy perfumes. so if there is any men reading this wanting to treat there lovely ladies is a WINNER after all we all love to be spoiled once in a while don't we :)
Being quite fussy when it comes to fragrance, I was a little nervous when first sampling this perfume as it was a present from my husband in the early days of our relationship, and I could tell he would be heartbroken if I didn't like it.
Luckily for both of us I loved it, but it is very different from my usual perfumes, in that it is stronger and more potent than the light, airy fragrances I usually buy myself.
J'adore is packaged beautifully in an opulent, almost grecian inspired bottle, with the scent the colour of liquid gold, contained within a clear, curvy glass bottle. The lid comprises of gold metal, tightly wound in a way which reminds me of the type of ancient torque style necklaces seen in museums. The elegant design is topped off with a smooth, crystal type marble, for want of a more appropriate word, which makes the bottle both symettric and a fushion of different textures and materials.
The perfume is very floral in its scent, but not at all sickly or overpowering. It is strong, slightly musky and very feminine, if a little mature. I say mature because I feel the scent is aimed at women above 30, due to its aroma as well as the bottle it comes in. It lasts very well and settles to becomes more musky and less floral with time, making the fragrance really come alive on the skin.
The floral bouquet combines top notes of Ylang-Ylang of the Comores with heart notes of Damask Rose, and base notes of Sambac Jasmine. It's a heady mix, and succeeds in making the wearer feel sophisticated and refined.
I love the clear glass bottle as it's nice not to have that shock when you realise you have come to the end of a favourite, but expensive bottle of perfume! I also think the bottle look beautiful in my bathroom, but above all I covet the scent itself. It is one I save for evenings or special occasions though, as I prefer lighter, daytime brands.
This scent is available in a 30ml, 50ml, 75ml, and 100ml bottles and mine is the 50ml size which costs around £55. I think that's pretty pricey but J'adore is a simple, yet oozingly sophisticated, quality perfume from one of the worlds most established and classic perfumiers.
I got this perfume as part of a set of miniature Christian Dior fragrances. I did enjoy wearing it and I liked the floral nature of this scent however, I have never bought this perfume again. This is not because I did not like this perfume, because I did, but there were others in the set that I preferred more than this one - particularly Christian Dior's Addict (see one of my other reviews).
** The Perfume **
The perfume itself is a fresh smelling fragrance with a significantly floral scent. It is very feminine and makes you feel womanly and seductive. It has top notes of mandarin and ivy leaves, mixed with champaca flower and has a base of damascus plum, amaranth wood and blackberry musk. All of these combine to create a wonderfully floral fragrance. In my opinion, I think this perfume would suit someone a little older than myself (I am in my 20's) as I did feel when I was wearing it, that is was more a maturer scent than I would usually wear.
** The Packaging **
This perfume comes in a gloriously feminine bottle that just oozes simplicity and sophistication. I love the gold effect at the top of the bottle and the globe shaped peak really add a unique twist to the design. I also like the fact that the bottle is clear and you can easily see how much fragrance you have left.
** The Price **
As I got this as part of a set I am unsure as to how much this would cost by itself. I have done a little research for you and it is available to buy at the following stores:
Amazon 30ml - £42.25
Debenhams 30ml - £48.00
You can also buy this online from around £25 so do a little research first if you intend to buy this perfume.
** Summary **
This perfume is beautifully floral and simply ozzes femininity. In my opinion it may be more suited to the more mature age. I don't mean someone in their 90's, but someone looking for a perfume that reflects their own personal class and style. This perfume is probably not one for the younger generation. The freshness of this perfume makes it perfect for summer, and if you are looking for a perfume with a touch of class - this is it.
Christian Dior: J'adore, Eau de Parfum
J'adore, Eau de Parfum is a floral, sophisticated perfume from the Christian Dior line. I think this is one of the truly universal fragrances that suit women of all ages. I own one of these, as does my mother-in-law and my younger cousin. It really is a lovely fragrance. Christian Dior's skin care, make-up and fragrance brands are all meant to represent that little bit of luxury in life and they do live up to that. The look and feel of these products oozes quality and expense. This is my favourite Christian Dior fragrance and probably their most well known.
According to the Christian Dior J'adore, Eau de Parfum contains the olfactory notes that are listed below.
Top note; YLANG-YLANG OF THE COMORES
Heart note; DAMASK ROSE
Base note; SAMBAC JASMINE
Personally, I prefer the smell of j'adore after it has had a good few minutes to settle. The heart notes of rose really get the chance to shine and the base notes jasmine leave a lasting impression. It really is a lovely perfume that only gets nicer as it settles, it is the heart notes and base notes that really drive the longevity of any perfume and within j'adore these are a lovely combination.
I own the eau de parfum rather than the eau de toilette, a pafum has a higher concentration of perfume than a toilette does, which often makes this more expensive but it usually has a longer longevity. J'adore really dose stay around for the day, I find this is a great perfume to use when I know I am going to be out for the whole day and I want to smell nice; a few sprays in the morning will happily see me through day. It really is one of the best perfumes I own for staying power.
This is a rather expensive perfume. A 50 ml bottle would set you back somewhere around about £64.14 and a 30 ml bottle £42 (according to Amazon as of the date of this review). I think it really is a nice perfume and I have enjoyed using mine, the J'adore eau de toilette could possibly be found for a cheaper price and it is always worth searching around for a bargain with fragrances.
--My overall opinion--
I am going to award this perfume a very well deserved four out of five stars. It is both a beautiful smelling and beautiful looking perfume; the bottle is simple yet elegant, with a decorative lid and a simple clear cut glass bottle. Personally, I use and think this perfume that suits many if not all occasions; I use this perfume for throughout the day, the night and generally all year round. I do have friends that only wear this on special occasions and due to its cost that is probably a smarter option. I was given mine as a gift but I am not sure whether I would purchase another one of this myself. I still have quite a lot left so only time will tell.
I have always considered Dior products, both the cosmetic and fragrance ranges to be the crème de la crème of what is available on the high street.
So, as an avid collector of Dior products, you can imagine how delighted I was at receiving J'adore within a gift set that included a full size bottle of the perfume, a gift bag, some J'adore shower gel and Dior body cream.
Although I received this as a gift from my boyfriend at the time, I have still kept the packaging as I thought it was stunning. The box is a gold glittery, high produced photographic ensemble which for someone who is a design student, I felt I couldn't throw it away.
When I took the bottle out of the packaging, I was really impressed with it's design. You can tell it really does incorporate it's classy, luxurious French couture roots with how the bottle is sculpted, with a gold lid that is half the size of the bottle which you take off to spray the perfume.
Now, onto to the testing! J'adore has this wonderful aroma of a sweet summer breeze, that is not too fruity or heavy, more light and feminine. I think 2 or 3 sprays of this is enough to last you most of the day, and it's definitely better suited to day wear rather than for evening wear.
It's notes are said to include Jasmine, Damascena roses, Calabrian Bergemot, which to me is pleasantly evident when smelling this perfume as this combination isn't too in your face, it's classy, light and sophisticated.
It's a perfume I would wear and people would ask me what perfume I have on and where I got it, which I always think is a big compliment with perfumes. I think it gives you added confidence that you are being noticed in a positive light also, as again it's not overpowering but just delicate and fragrant enough for people to notice.
Unfortunately I have just used up the last of my bottle of J'adore, it lasted me about 2 years (which is longer than the boyfriend lasted!!). Would I buy it for myself? Definitely! It is a gorgeous statement to any perfume collection, both in appearance and performance.
However at £42.95, it is definitely more a treat purchase than something I could afford to regularly buy. Having said that, as treat yourself moment or for a present for a partner, Mother or Daughter I think this would go down a treat, as it's smell is not too over powering or imposing and of course it has that added luxury of it being Dior. Thumbs up from me!
J'Adore by Christian Dior is a sparkling fresh floral bouquet that is deeply sensual and totally feminine. It exudes top notes of tangy mandarin and ivy leaves, softened by the champaca flower, the heart of rare orchids, roses, and violets, with a base of damascus plum, amaranth wood, and blackberry musk - J'adore Dior.