J'Adore (1999)
    by Christian Dior




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    J'Adore is a women's fragrance by Christian Dior. The scent was launched in 1999

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    $98.03
    100ml EdT
    $114.99
    100ml EdP
    $122.03*
    75ml EdP
    (*converted from GBP 72.95)

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    L'homme vert's avatar

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    *This review pertains to the original 'parfum' version circa 2000, the earlier extrait of J'Adore is more complex, verdant & lacks the syrupy sweetness found in later re-formulations, also the florals & raw materials used are of superb quality, a beautifully blended fragrance indeed, absolutely breathtaking !


    This would have to be the very best version of J'Adore available, one of Calice Beckers greatest creations. The original parfum contains both Maroc and Turkish rose, Ch.magnolia absolute, jasmine abs. (Grasse), Comoros ylang ylang & damas plum with a base of rare woods including high quality sandal and amaranth. Not as sweet as the more recent eau de parfum & toilette presentations including it's associated flankers although silage & staying power is phenomenal, projects well when used in combination with the lesser concentrations &/or a moisturizing body product (best when layered). The high quality florals are beautifully blended along with the Chinese magnolia and Cassis bud, this parfum imparts a luxurious silky feel on skin & is both a joy to apply & wear, I'm not sure if this 1999 formula is still being produced (highly unlikely), either way I would suggest searching for and stocking up if possible on this glittering gem of modern perfumery. Get it now while you still can, it's not that easily found so you may need to hunt it down, I guard my supplies zealously. . .
    It is certainly worth the effort, liquid 'GOLD' !
    "Bon Chance". . .

    20th July, 2014

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    Genre: Fruity Floral

    Any fruity floral scent joining a line that already includes Diorella needs to be a lot better than J’Adore to justify its existence. Calice Becker’s floral compositions sometimes take on an overly abstract, almost faceless quality. This is true to some degree of Beyond Paradise, but very much the case with J’Adore. There’s nothing particularly wrong with J’Adore’s lactonic peachy floral accord, but it never smells more than bland and sweet to me. There’s none of the crisp, cheerful green tea that enlivens Becker’s Tommy Girl, nor any of the luxurious tuberose that elevates J’Adore’s “l’Absolut” version. For me , though, the ultimate deal-breaker is a white musk drydown that’s a dead ringer for my current shampoo. (Kérastase Resistance.) I think I can live without J’Adore.

    2014:
    Either I've become less tolerant with age, or J'Adore's formula has been cheapened. I now find the fruity notes at J'Adore's heart unpleasantly cloying.

    18 June, 2014 (Last Edited: 06 July, 2014)

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    Really wanted to love this... but all I detect is powder, powder, and... powder. It makes me want to sneeze!

    Sorry, must not be for me.

    Seeing the popularity of this scent, I assume it probably smells better on the people it works on than in the bottle.

    16 March, 2014

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    Testing a fresh sample so I assume it's the current formulation. Gah. It's so sharp and soapy, I can only assume it is the lily of the valley and cedar working together to create this affect. I love "soapy" but I like a luxe soap feeling, not a sharp cheap hotel hard soap feeling. I had to wash it off it's just an unbalanced mess. Prada's soapy scents are so smooth and less expensive and are much better than this. J'Adore isn't bad but for the price, it certainly isn't worth it nor does it stand up to the quality of other Dior scents. Gah.

    14 March, 2014 (Last Edited: 24 March, 2014)

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    Unlike Wingie, I wasn't fortunate enough to obtain a sample of the original scent, but I whole-heartedly agree that the newer J'Adore is terrible. It's an overpowering concoction of Ylang-Ylang, musk, and some foul fixative. I reserve single-star reviews for fragrances that contain the formic-acid-scented fixitives found in the cheapest of colognes and perfumes. This fragrance nearly obtained that dubious honor.

    31st January, 2014

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    This review is for the original formulation, sold in 1999. There is a difference!

    The original version, sold in 1999, is very good; a classic for its era, which was largely an era of fruity-florals. The J'Adore that is being sold in stores today is crap. Pure crap. I think the distinguishment between the two needs to be made because there are reviews of what seem to be the current version saying it smells like house cleaner, shampoo, soap, etc, which is true. J'Adore has been reformulated - more than once I believe - with detrimental results.

    But the original formulation is good, one of the best fruity-florals to come out of the 1990s. It can still be found on ebay, the box shows the Christian Dior label in a purple circle instead of a gold one. It is on my wishlist as a collector's item because I know one day it will no longer be available. Samples of the older version can also be found at Surrender to Chance.

    Even if you smell the current version and like it, I encourage you to seek out the original version. To me there is no point owning the current stuff when the real McCoy can still be had and is miles better.

    Pros: A classic; one of the best in the fruity-floral category.
    Cons: The original formula can only be found today on ebay."

    23 August, 2013

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