Review of J’adore by Christian Dior

Debuting back in 1999, J’adore is every bit the modern, glamorous perfume it was a decade ago. The unique blend of notes that went into creating J’adore has proven to be a winning formula and has gone on to become the basis for many other spin-off blends that bear the J’adore name. J’adore was always intended to be a timeless fragrance, opulent, golden, sun-filled, even mythical, from it’s notes to the design of the bottle all the way to the chosen advertising campaign it is intended to evoke decadence and the timeless quality of the ancient world. The perfume opens sweetly with a slightly sharp zing in the form of mandarin that cuts its way through a delicious floral bouquet. It’s notes include: Mandarin, Champaca Flowers, Ivy, African Orchid, Rose, Violet, Damascus Plum, Amaranth Wood and Blackberry Musk.  Jasmine, plum, orchid and citrus form the opening notes. As this delightful blend begins to ease off, making way for the middle notes the floral aspect of J’adore gradually begins to centre on rose while the opening notes linger and morph, synergising with the more persistent heart of the perfume. This in turn fades to a beautiful pitch making room for amaranth, blackberry and musk to round off a sensuous, chic and rich olfactory experience.