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Is Dior’s J’adore Perfume Still Worth It?

Is Dior’s J’adore Perfume Still Worth It?

J’adore Eau de Parfum is a fruity floral fragrance launched in 1999 by the French luxury design house Christian Dior. It’s a complex, elegant fragrance by perfumer Calice Becker that remains popular today and has spun off several flankers.

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The iconic neck of the J’Adore Dior perfume

How Does J’Adore Smell?

First off, if you don’t like florals, give this a miss. The opening is definitely fruity and fresh with top notes of pear, melon, and jasmine. The heart notes are a true bouquet of flowers dominated by floral notes of tuberose, lily of the valley and magnolia, among others. For the dry down, cedar and blackberry make a lasting impression. Despite all the florals, it makes a clean rather than cloying impression.

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What is the Packaging Like?

The packaging is striking, luxurious, and elegant as you would expect from Dior. The bottle is supposedly inspired by a Greek amphora with a gold and glass cap concealing the spray cap and teardrop-shaped bottle for the juice.

Dior J'adore EDP
Even the plastic wrap is closed with an embossed golden seal.
Dior J'adore EDP
Elegant white and gold carton with embossed ridges and name.
The carton has built-in protection around the cap to stabilize it. The top of the cap has J’adore embossed.
One of the most immediately recognizable bottles in perfume designed by  Hervé Van der Straeten.
Dior J'adore EDP
Teardrop bottle shape with the lid removed. Embossed logo on the sprayer.

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The ridges on the neck of the cap are echoed on the texture of the carton.

Should I Buy J’adore?

J’adore EDP is a sweet, crowd-pleasing scent that’s hard to go wrong with. It feels youthful and energetic but with an edge of sophistication. The softness of the florals and fruit makes it more of a spring and summer fragrance. It’s a clean day-time fragrance for work or the weekends.

While the fruit makes it a bit sweet, it’s nonetheless a clean fragrance that could be worn by all ages. The main issue is its own popularity. J’adore is a bit ubiquitous at this point while it was very ground-breaking at its release, there have been numerous similar fragrances in the intervening years. If you’re looking for a truly unique fragrance, it might feel a bit generic.

Pros:

  • Fresh, fruity floral
  • Sophisticated and elegant
  • Perfect for daytime/professional wear

Cons:

  • Extremely popular has lost some of its uniqueness.
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Close-up detail on the carton’s texture.

J’Adore EDP Flankers

J’adore L’absolu Perfume

Due to the popularity of J’adore perfume, the Dior perfumers launched J’adore L’absolu Perfume by Christian Dior in 2007, which, like the original, is complicated and sexy while being subtle enough to be sophisticated. With blends of Turkish rose, tuberose, jasmine and ylang-ylang, it’s fresh and sweet, without being so heavy that it can’t be worn during the day. Whether choosing to wear it to work or on a night out, it wears well without being out of place.

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J’adore in Joy Eau de Parfum

The most recent in the line of J’adore flankers, J’adore in Joy perfume was released in 2017. This version of J’adore perfumes is again a fruity-floral but this time with a salty Fleur de Sel taste. This is balanced with sweet peach and jasmine notes. The end result feels like a slightly fresher, brighter scent than the original J’adore.

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Christian Dior fragrances never fail to excite the senses you can’t go wrong with any choice.

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The iconic teardrop-shaped bottle as seen from overhead.

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