“Paying homage to Christian Dior’s passion for flowers, J’adore is a fragrance that symbolizes ultimate femininity, sophistication and glamour. J’adore unites the noblest of flowers from a precious garden of ingredients and is created around a unique, generous and harmonious floral bouquet.”
This classic fragrance by Christian Dior is amongst the most famous fragrances of the recent years.
The listed notes for Dior Jadore are Top notes of Magnolia, Melon, Peach, Pear, Bergamot, Mandarin Orange, Heart notes of Tuberose, Plum, Jasmine, Lily-of-the-valley, Rose, Violet, orchid, freesia and Base notes of Musk, vanilla, cedar, and Blackberry.
The new ad campaign of Dior Jadore, launched in 2011, has the glamorous Charlize Theron in a sexy golden gown mouthing, “A new world, every hope is possible. The future is bright, the future is gold, the future is woman. The past can be beautiful, a memory, a dream, but it’s no place to live, make your own story, and now it’s the time. The only way out is to the light. But it’s not heaven, it’s a new world. The future is gold, J’adore Dior.’
First reaction: It’s a lot of blah blah blah
But J’adore features on a lot of top 10 lists, and I really wanted to try it, and own it, if for nothing else then for the cute bottle only.
My Review of Dior Jadore (J’adore)
This does not bring the picture of a woman clad in gold to me, it brings that of an extremely feminine delicate girl. She might be rich, but she won’t drape herself in jewellery to show it. It definitely isn’t Charlize Theron draped in gown of gold. Am currently wearing it in office, and feeling totally out of place. This is not meant for office wear, it is supposed to be worn with flowy dresses in pastel colours, for luncheons and dinners. This itself is so bright, that brighter colours might just be OTT.
Dior Jadore opens very clear and sparkling, with magnolia and pear. Very pretty and tender. After a while it settles as a vanilla jasmine scent, soft yet with a good sillage. Even with a couple of extra sprays (I over-sprayed in morning), it does not become over-powering, and whiffs of it keep enveloping me from time to time, with every movement. The lasting power is good, and it turns a bit soapy towards the end. I tend to re-spray by this time, as am not a fan of soapy scents, and a single spray will renew the fragrance once again.
All said, this is not a unique fragrance, maybe it was when it got launched, but there are dozens of white florals or fruity florals available now. However, it still remains distinct due to its quality and lasting power. It smells expensive, and very well done. Clean, pure, elegant & luxurious. Highly recommended, but it comes with a hefty price tag. If you are looking for a budget perfume, this might not be for you. You can try issey miyake l’eau de issey-, it’s not exactly same, but there is something similar between them.
Will I recommend it: Yep!!!
Price: Not sure of the current retail price, but it is available at around INR 8000-9000 for 100 ml EDP on online stores like flipkart and amazon.