J’adore by Christian Dior…A Fruity Floral That Has Changed Through The Years…Why Do People Buy and Wear Those Things?


J'adore Perfume.

J’adore Perfume.

J’adore and I were not happy campers in the same tent. A strong tuberose opening gave way to many, many florals invading my space to a (cough, cough) urine odor that at that point intermingled with buttered popcorn. I have not figured out what it is yet, but there are some perfumes that if tuberose is an ingredient, I will smell buttered popcorn. It has that effect with my skin’s chemistry, and it’s actually quite nice (the buttered popcorn effect). It turns to a delightful melted butter over fresh popcorn, the kind you’d get at movie houses, or the kind you make at home, either way, it’s fresh and aromatic.

I’ve heard that J’adore is complicated and changes on a person. It did for me. Over several hours time it evolves from a mind-blowing tuberose down to an unpleasant urine odor that I cannot stomach and just will not go away. J’adore and I parted ways.

Many will say J’adore has undergone changes since its inception from 1999 and that the original formula was a beautiful fruity-floral worthy of a classic. Today’s version is nowhere near what the original perfumer had in mind for her perfume and that is why so many negative reviews are appearing.

If you can find an older version of J’adore on the secondary market, it will have a purple circle rather than a gold one. Look for that and you’ll know you have the better smelling perfume.

The nose behind the EdP is  Calice Asanchevev-Becker while the perfumer’s nose behind the Edt is Francois Demachy. The house is Christian Dior. J’adore can be purchased at many local retailers.
Top Notes: Magnolia, Melon, Peach, Pear, Bergamot, Mandarin Orange.
Middle Notes: Tuberose, Plum, Violet, Orchid, Freesia, Jasmine, Lily-Of-The-Valley, Rose.
Base Notes: Musk, Vanilla, Cedar. Blackberry.



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