J'adore Christian Dior for women
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Perfume rating 3.75 out of 5 with 17,541 votes
J'adore by Christian Dior is a Floral Fruity fragrance for women. J'adore was launched in 1999. The nose behind this fragrance is Calice Becker. Top notes are Pear, Melon, Magnolia, Peach, Mandarin Orange and Bergamot; middle notes are Jasmine, Lily-of-the-Valley, Tuberose, Freesia, Rose, Orchid, Plum and Violet; base notes are Musk, Vanilla, Blackberry and Cedar. This perfume is the winner of award FiFi Award Best National Advertising Campaign / TV 2007.
Fragrantica? Trends is a relative value that shows the interest of Fragrantica members in this fragrance over time.
Perfume longevity: 3.59 out of 5.
Perfume sillage: 2.53 out of 4.
Sometimes results in the field :"This perfume reminds me of .." is so laughable and remarkable, like here:
What does J′adore of Dior reminds you? and people answer:
"J′adore of Dior edt,
J′adore of Dior Extrait,
J′adore of Dior L′Absolue" ..:)
I would tell it reminds me J′adore in joy, J′adore Voil de Parfum, J′adore Lumiere edt, J′adore Adoration..Wow, I bet I just have opened an America!
There are already almost up to 20 variants of J′adore:)!
..Its not a secret, that all variants of J′adore of Dior will remind each other:)) LOL.
P.s: But..to be honest, I would add here is less predictable, but similar perfume, not from Dior even..but there is no field available:)
I've seen everyone describe this completely differently, so I can only really say how it smells on me, but I don't really get any of the fruitiness and the sweetness is more of a floral way, like pretty sweet white flowers.
To me, this is very elegant and classy, without being obnoxious. I'd wear this in any setting where I want to be respected or be respectful - at work, at a job interview, formal but daytime family events.
I don't find the longevity or sillage to be amazing, but I can live with that. I usually get a few hours before I can't smell it anymore, and I can smell it quite strongly for the first hour or so before it fades to a skin scent.
I'd recommend this if you're looking for something wearable, pretty and kinda basic that doesn't stand out too much.
This is lovely. To my nose, it is honeysuckle, some sort of white flower, fruity, and something warm in the base (maybe sweet amber?). In looking up the notes from the 2013 formulation, the honeysuckle-white flower scent must be the champaca, the fruits are plum and blackberry, and the warm base is some combination of musk and wood. (According to the Non-Blonde's blog, the notes in the 2013 formulation were ivy leaves, champaca flower, mandarin, rose, orchid, violet, plum, blackberry, musk, wood. I scent no trace of rose, orchid, or violet, so I assume they must be there as a support to bring the champaca flower forward. I also don't smell musk, but I guess a sweet wood in the base is what is grounding it...I don't smell an obvious woodiness. UPDATE - scratch that, after about an hour the sweetness is toning down and I can smell the wood note coming through).
Since I vaguely recall a screech in the opening that made me unconcerned with wearing this one, I have to assume the notes become better with age. While this isn't a "wow" fragrance, it is pretty and not overly sweet...something nice to wear if you are going to be around a group of people and don't want them constantly crinkling their noses or asking what you are wearing. A solid like.
UPDATE: After about 5 hours of it smelling the same and still going strong I had to scrub it off. Nothing wrong with it, I just got sick of smelling the same thing and wanted something different.
I also recently stumbled across Un Coeur en Mai by Parfums MDCI which has a very similar sensibility and a cult following. If I run out of my J'adore, and the new J'adore is a wretched reformulation that is a sad sorry shadow of its former self, will probably cry and then buy the MDCI.
I may try it one more time in a few weeks to see if I feel differently about it, but there is such a lack of any distinctive smell, such a complete lack of imagination, I can't imagine I will. The sample will be hitting the trash can if the second try conjures zero.
On to the smells! The vintage had a more "fruity" opening--coming online today I realise it was the melon that I smelled in it. The new version was mostly (very pretty) florals. The vintage ALMOST made me think of it as a fruity version of "Sung"...almost. The drydowns were very similar in smell; the exception being that the vintage was deeper and richer, and much more worthwhile.
The vintage had sillage that filled the room, and was still going strong six hours later (when I had to go to bed). The new was a skin scent, and was completely gone in four hours.
Overall, if I was looking to add to my collection, I would definitely look for an older bottle rather than the new one. The new one just doesn't have the depth that the old one does (although it didn't have a huge melon scent either, which is my preference!). I don't think you'd go wrong with either: I echo the sentiments that "J'Adore" is very wearable and likeable.
I am missing something though.
During the day i like a very light floral cologne or edt. In the evening i like something a bit more spicy. Thats why this isnt for me. But i would love to smell this on someone. Its comforting and really pleasant!
a flower still strange to my senses, narcissus(Narcissus pseudonarcissus?) maybe an exotics orchid in a far away country, or those superstars who are actually beyond my world, and my imagination. I would describe this is a scent of abundance.
......because it smells like "every woman"
a nice delicate not offensive at all.
you wear it and you just smell nice
pleasing everyone's noses
getting many complements
because it is a crowd pleaser
in my opinion it doesn't have much character
it says...i am a lovely clean lady who smells nice.
i enjoy it every now and then but personally I prefer scents which make a bigger statement-more for individuals.
I am not getting any of the sweetness of the fruits (absolutely zero pear or melon or peach), or any creaminess of the tuberose.
Just harsh magnolia and a bunch of other white florals I am not a fan of.
It reminds me of Bombshell.
This is a beautiful WOMAN, white floral perfume. Not no little girl perfume. But not grandma either. I'm 37 and don't have a lot of money. So, from my perspective, I can't wear this daily because I am too broke to smell so fancy. But if I wanna impress on a day time outing or date, she'd be the one.
I only just sniffed this out of the bottle, but it seemed a bit overwhelming floral to me...and I like Alfred Sung! ;) I am absolutely in love with this little bottle, though!!
*****UPDATE***** When I told Mom I thought this was hard to find nowadays, she said she's happy to sell it on if someonehas been searching for it--if you are interested, just drop me a message. :)
Top: Blood Orange, Bergamot
Heart: Grasse Tuberose, Sambac Jasmine, Centefolia Rose, Ylang Ylang
USD: $115/50ml, $145/100ml
CAD: $129/50ml, $185/100ml
The bottle looks STUN-NING!
It is a nice enough scent but it reminds me too much of a floral/soapy/sweet wood polish. I don't think I’ll be buying a full bottle but if you like that kind of thing it is a good perfume to go for as sillage & longevity are pretty good.
I remember the smell of J'Adore when it was launched. Unique floral fragrance with some fruity touches. It was floral but you could not describe or recognise a particular flower. Some jasmine, some ylang ylang, magnolia. Really an imaginary flower. And very beautiful. Not to mention the fantastic bottle.
Well, the bottle remained fantastic but I can, t say the same about the fragrance. Nowadays J'Adore is watered down, which is by far not the worst. It became somewhat soapy, too much. The quality of the flowers is not the same. The elegant base became very musky. So what you get is a deluted flowery peachy average designer fragrance with a lot of "modern" musks.
Definitely not what Dior should sell at that price and definitely not what an already an emblematic perfume should be.
I feel sad. I used to love this in the past.It was fruity floral, not really very intense but not this bland water in a expensive bottle! Now it feels like a vague memory of what it used to be.
Nothing special to me and definitely not buying one in the future. Sorry guys.
Year later, I received J’Adore from my man as a gift, and enjoyed wearing it as well (although I am not that gifted with my hair ;-).
This is a complex composition, in which a sea of white flowers, peachy-peary fruitiness and rose can be discerned, but, finally, a whole new symphony emerges, which lets you forget about separate components and makes you float in a sensual cloud of femininity. The bottle is just a masterpiece.
For me, it is the incorporation of modern elegance, which is still contemporary and vivid, although the scent has already been for more than 20 year there. It can be worn both for a date and for work. It just makes you adore the feeling it gives you.
Initially, I only smell sweet green fruit, probably a mix of the pear and the melon. This settles quickly into a mix of floral notes that becomes warmer with wear, as the more watery freesia and orchid settle, the lily of the valley remains and the jasmine and the tuberose begin to bloom. It becomes a medium floral musk by the end.
Spraying once, this lasts all day with limited projection from my skin. I enjoy it, will keep it and wear it, but I don't love it. I definitely think it smells older than its time of creation 20 years ago and I also think it is terribly overpriced, despite the pretty bottle.
It always projects me to the shinning goddess, who gracefully smile upon from above. She wears but nothing a transparent silk wrapping around her and the sun shines for her to let her skin illuminating glow.
The scent is not too plain or groundbreaking, however it is yet subtle with a hint of inviting element, elegant yet seductive (pear is always my sexy element in perfume). The longevity goes downhill, they are driven by profit rather their famous former exquisite in quality.
At first application, I get a more fruity impression, the floral notes appear after about an hour. It's a nice daytime or lunch date perfume, it projects a bit much for office-wear but I find if applied with a light hand, (one spray under clothing) it might be OK.
Projection is excellent, longevity is also excellent, I get 10 hours of wear out of it but I have scent-glue skin.
This and Hermes Jour d' Hermes are a little similar to one another, I find the Hermes has more of a green/floral impression.
If you want a more ambery, warm version of this perfume, I love J`Adore L`Or, it's a fantastic interpretation of the original, and garners many compliments, especially from men.
Longevity is great, as is sillage. Definitely feminine. Unfortunately, my bf loves it, but me? Not so much. Kinda turns my stomach and I LOVE white florals. The fruits seem to culminate into a general apple-y accord. Maybe that's just my nose. My partial bottle will be MORE than enough for me. Definitely sample before buying.
Miel de cerise
(The bottle is authentic)
Otherwise the scent is divine!
This must be how angels smell like ??
An every day fragrance that is hard to "dislike", which comes with the backdrop that it is not a special nor complicated at all. A hint of fruity sweetness, but still rather elegant and fresh.
Its also light (Safe to wear)
Floral fruity but more on the white floral side
& MY GOD that's way too much notes
smells like the 90's
It smells expensive but not the most outstanding perfume ever created
Not sure why it's so popular
Good for summer/ spring time
I'd buy it if it was on super cheap discount $
Unremarkable, it isn't even nice. But, if you smelled it on someone else you would think - how nice, she is wearing a scent.
Ok so the bottle I bought my sister for Xmas is clearly a fake(29.99 for 3.4 oz too good to be true! Careful on eBay! I was in a rush lol) I did a side by side comparison of the full bottle and a sample spray, fake bottle is so watered down almost takes on a Burberry Classic vibe(except nowhere near as pretty) still smells good but doesn’t last as long, and never my intention to hook people up with fake fragrances. The sample spray is more Jasmine, richer and a bit deeper, no surprise it’s still promoted everywhere, big money making crowd pleaser, for all ages, especially with the beautiful ad campaigns. Working on finding her an authentic bottle, ugh lol
Not complex at all, crowd pleaser, pretty floral feminine fragrance. It’s fresh but still floral. Timeless. Its 20 years old and still ads all over for it as if it’s brand new. I’ve said there is many other fragrances from Dior that deserve to be mass produced and promoted. Like Poison, Midnight Poison, Hypnotic Poison, Addict, Dune. But I guess this is just so innoffensive that its enjoyed by many, of all ages.
After the opening I only smell a lot of lily-in-the-valley soap. Reminds me of blocks of soap in the nineties, so my association with this is 'clean'. Somehow mixed with screechy and laced with rancid. I can see how, on other people, this might be a pretty and feminine scent.
Definitely try before you buy because skin chemistry seems to be a big factor in the development of J'adore.
Not anymore. Something has changed, nowadays I can only smell lily of the valley. I thought maybe it was me getting used to it and I took a six months break from it, but that was not the case. It’s not the sophisticated scent I loved, anymore.
I got a bottle for my seventeenth birthday. Doesn't stand out for me as a wildly interesting fragrance, but still classy and pretty.
How can you not like this fragrance? It is timeless. It is mature, but not granny... maybe 30s or 40s... and up.
Today I decided to re-visit it and I am shocked, it's not only extremely toned down but it didn't even last on my sleeve for a couple of hours!!!
I'm so sad. As much as I love the oldies, I'm really considering not buying their shadows anymore..
BIG SIGH!!! Wish I could have my old bottle back..
Wearing this perfume is also like wearing a necklace, it lingers around me and makes me feel charming. I understand why it is considered a true classic: many flowers and it could be worn by all ladies, old and young.
So the notes are described as:
Top: slightly sharp floral with fresh mandarin
Mid: jasmine, plum, orchid and rose
Base: amaranth, musk and blackberry
I have no idea what amaranth is, but I definitely am experiencing the “slightly sharp floral” - I’d describe it as flirting with floriental notes. But there’s something buttery and creamy that is teasing the experience away from that - keeping it breezy-warm and sunny.
I love clean, fresh, feminine, spring-summery scents you think of when the sky is blue and the sun is at its peak, with a warm breeze wafting over a field of flowers and clothes on the line. And I get that experience with J’Adore.
Please, for the love of all those around you, don’t heavily spray this on! A little goes a LONG way and you’ll be guilty of ruining the entire experience if you buy into the belief that “more is more”. Not with this. Let others around you enjoy it too ?? ??
J'Adore now seems to me too slightly different and a little deprived of its thickness, fullness and depht.
In any case, its current being falls fully within my preferences, so that I believe that one of these months it will be on my vanity.
With a single prayer if anyone is listening, please, if you can, bring it back to the splendours of the past, so glorious and 'adorable'.
In recent years we have been prized by countless flankers, all worthy of note and merit, but none of them, with few exceptions, has reached the sensory perfection of the original, to me.
I love this on me and it's the most complemented one in my collection.
My skin chemistry must love this one , because it lasts for ages on me, my bottle is from 2015
I tried. I really did.
All I can smell is green. And it's not a pleasant green either. I know how a lot of people love the scent of freshly cut grass, but personally, this particular scent makes me feel nauseous. I'm afraid I could not get past that particular hurdle no matter how long it stayed on my skin so I can't really tell how it developed.
It's so weird, because I have pre-2018 J'adore L'absolu and that's just beautiful to my nose and on my skin. I have a feeling it's the combination of melon, lily-of-the-valley, and tuberose that's doing this. I adore Diorrissimo, which is a gorgeous lily-of-the-valley, but I know this flower has a tendency to have green-ness to it. Tuberose gives me the same vibes. Again, I don't normally mind these flowers, but the melon in particular I feel is what pushed it over the edge.
Simply put, there's just too much going on. It's all just a muddled green mess and the end result for me makes this a scrubber.
As this is now a shadow of it's former beauty, I find myself looking for smell-alikes, and there are many, with much better longevity & sillage, and smell just like J'adore. Rasasi Hope is one.... Kate Moss Truly Adorable is another. Then of course there is the excellent dupe by Perfume Parlour. try them they are affordable and better performing than j'adore. I know it sounds bad to tell you about other perfume companies, but if Dior wouldn't treat us so badly.......watering down their perfumes while still charging the earth for them, then people would be more loyal to the brand. If they can do this, then I can look for something reminiscent of their scent which lasts and projects better...
I was wrong thinking You're exaggerating...
It's horrible what happened with this perfume. I really am not one of those people who complain about every reformulation on the market, I actually think that there are perfumes that have gone gracefully through reformulations (Pure Poison, Poison, Obsession). This is not one of them.
Former J'adore smelled maybe not very complex or groundbreaking but it was beautifully balanced, made from the best ingridients and it really showed. Now it's just a mess. It smells like a peach body mist, it has none of it's former substance. Staying power and sillage? The second is non existent my friends. Staying power? It's gone after half an hour.
I'm really suprised of what happened to that iconic beauty and I have to sadly agree with all of You, who warned about this in comments below. I didn't take Your advice, I bought J'adore and now I really regret it and want to warn others about a tragedy that happened to this perfume.
This was once a lovely and distinctive scent .From my point of view, the perfumes that used to be the very finest are now the poorest performers ( Estée Lauder, Chanel, Dior,
And Givenchy ) . Sometimes they are so bad I honestly have to pinch myself to believe it .
Note, this is much better, as well as stronger, than the EDT version. J'adore is such a wonderful fragrance that I find myself interested in the more concentrated extrait or absolute version but not necessarily needing one in addition to the perfume.
I probably would have absolutely fallen in love with J'adore if I hadn't, on the same day, got a sniff of Guerlain's L'heure Bleue. Totally different perfume with the exact opposite vibe, but the quality of that old world masterpiece knocks this out of the park, so I might not be giving J'adore as glowing a review as it honestly deserves.
HOWEVER - the perfomance has been improved. This one lasts a nice amount of time on my wife and I must believe they have further reformulated this one.
My first review was rather unflattering, calling J'adore
cheap and an insult to the fine perfume making of Dior's earlier fragrances. Ahem ... well, my opinion has changed.
Recently a mini of J'adore arrived, and the fragrance is quite different from the bottle I'd reviewed. The new one is a strong floral with good sillage and lasting power. I don't get any fruit notes, and the musk note is very discreet. The opening notes remind me of mock orange, rather than jasmine. Not particularly sharp but pleasant, I'm growing fond of this fragrance now.
Maybe the earlier sample was a reformulation? I've no way of knowing the age of either bottle, and it probably doesn't matter.
Work safe and feminine, J'adore is a modern floral that's enjoyable to wear.
Apparently the first iteration comprised of bergamot, mandarin, champaca flower, ivy leaves, jasmine sambac, Turkish rose, violet, orchid, blackberry musk, wood, and plum.
For a scent based on the concept of gold, it's surprisingly airy and bright. Last time I tested J'Adore was perhaps 5-6 years ago and I remember it as a heavy, dense, high-pitched jasmine. This is nothing like that. There's a faint grassiness and the cool green of ivy, and the slight sweetness of mandarin. The jasmine emerges within ten minutes or so, and it's intoxicating, perfectly pitched.
It makes me think of when you're walking in an unfamiliar garden and suddenly realise you're surrounded by a cloud of beautiful scent, so you look around and discover the waterfall of jasmine cascading over a fence, half-hidden by surrounding ivy. It's not like putting your face up against the blooms, but rather catching the scent in the air.
Rose and violet soften everything, and combine with the musk to create a lovely, super-feminine skin scent, always with that airy jasmine wafting around on top. It warms up into a peachy, golden, slightly grassy/leafy floral that I'm guessing is champaca.
It's truly beautiful and I'm so glad I was lucky enough to find this gem. Longevity is good on me. Sillage is average, but I think I'm saying that because of the surprisingly airy nature of this scent -- I have a feeling it's one of those perfumes that projects well but in a delicate, wafting way, more than the wearer perceives. Definitely worth hunting down!
The first notes were certainly fruity and fresh, the middle notes were lovely with the flowers and the base notes were unexpectedly much more delicate and chic smelling.
It didn't last as long as I thought it would but I enjoyed sniffing my wrist all day!
I agree with another who said it's like walking into a flower shop.
I can pick up white flowers such as lily of the valley and jasmine, with citrus such as mandarin.
A feel good fragrance.
I wanted to like it but it was so overpowering. I'd rather spend an hour in Yankee Candle than put this on again.
I've always preferred greener, crisper, less popular scents, but J'adore is a crowdpleaser and is great for winning people over, something I often have trouble doing. It's like a queen who is popular with her subjects, or a female politician who somehow manages to negotiate with her opponents. When I run out of the many samples I've received, I may finally buy a bottle. I already own the hair mist.
Oh, how wrong I was.
My new bottle of 2019 J'Adore starts off with the siren song of soprano fruits and florals. It feels like, for a moment, you have a pretty, young woman in your midst, and you underestimate her; but slowly her class and grace emerge without you even noticing. She becomes more worldly, her experience and wisdom come along with her delicacy and elegance.
I would not have loved this scent like I do when it was her time and mine. She peaked when I was her target audience but I wasn't ready. I appreciate her for who she is only now. Cheerful off the bat (mistaken for shallow), but delicately lovely, graceful, charming, likable, warm and sensuous if you take the time to know her.
I like it very much and find nothing cheap or old about it. It smells fresher and more modern than many of the today's generic shower gel kind of designer perfumes.
It is simply young and beautiful. When I smell J'adore I can see her white little spirit happy and smiling in her tiny bottle and the invisible flower gardens around her become suddenly visible to me.
It is very interesting to see how a lot of people find J'adore a bit too much, too flowery, too cloying - and this is coming from someone who gets a headache from floral perfumes!
If anyone can pinpoint what note might be causing that, I'd love to know!
I was Chanel and citrus fan at a time, when J'adore became common in my area. Everyone praised it and wore it but I wasn't keen because it caused me headache.
The guy I was dating gave me a bottle of J'adore for Christmas and I put it aside as I couldn't handle the piercing metallic scent. It was really like a smell of jewellery.
I have rediscovered it later when summer came up, my beau was gone but scent remained for a while. Then I could feel fizzy fruity jasmine, it was delightful in humid summer mornings. I would put on white crisp shirt, pencil skirt and 1 spritz of J'adore was the final touch for professional look.
Even now I think this is only warm/hot season appropriate.
I have so many stories of people telling me how nice I smell with this one! Although the website has this rated as stronger in longevity and sillage, I still enjoy layering and spraying a lot of this. I’m definitely one who uses a lot of perfume, but I almost always get compliments when I wear the trifecta of the shower gel, body cream and perfume.
After hopping out the shower before a date night or anything similar, I love to lather myself in the cream and spritz this all over myself around 6 to 8 times. I typically do this an hour or two before leaving, then spritz the back of my hair a few times on the way out. With this technique you get a beautiful trail of elegance, with men and women following you to ask what you’re wearing! Give it a try and tell me you weren’t complimented ;)
You cannot go wrong with J’adore. I’d wear it any day any time of the year! That’s how much I love this stuff.
It may not be the most original concept or "category" of perfume in the world...but it most definitely is unique WITHIN it's category. I'm pretty sure most of us would easily be able to pick out J'adore out of a line up of fruity florals with a blindfold on.
I would also like to add...that it is refreshing to have a fragrance in my rotation that has a SUBTLE sweetness instead of the thousands that have an overbearing sweetness. This one is a "fresh" type of sweet from it's floral and fruity notes...as opposed to all the perfumes out there that have such a blatant sweetness in more of a "candy" or "sugar cube" type of sweet.
All in all...this one is a strong like for me. As I said it's a great choice for a daytime perfume whether that be to the office, a lunch date, or just running afternoon errands. It's very clean in a pleasant type of way (once you get past the astringent, screechy opening) but that only takes about 10 minutes.
Scent Itself - 7.5/10
Longevity - 5 hours.
Projection - About 3 feet for the first two hours. Then 1-2 feet for the rest of it's duration.
Overall Score - 7.5/10
Side Note : Beautiful bottle! Some scents are a classic. I consider this BOTTLE a classic! I love it!
I have to say I was surprised to still smell it on my arm this morning, so 10 out of 10 for longevity. A little sweet, a tad fruity - yes I can see how many people can attribute that to a melon note, altogether pleasant and somehow has that Dior cosmetic vibe to it.
It won’t be my favourite, but I will probably wear it in warmer months.
Also for me, it's elegant and feminine in a very special way, it makes me feel happy, feel good, well-dresssed, etc!
J'adore can be wear all the year - morning, noon, evening, spring, summer, autumn, winter...it is just nice to smell like this, people!!! if not for you, but for people around you for sure :-)
It's clean and soft and quiet and feminine and pleasant enough.
Nevertheless I don't think I'll ever buy a whole bottle (got a miniature of it).
It just smells a lot like that snobbish girl in high school who came to school with a huge LV purse rather than a backpack first, who wore cashmere shawls and made a point of wearing only high end makeup even at age 15 all the while trying so hard to act as 'adult' as possible and turning up her nose along with an annoyed flutter of her eyelashes at our 'childish' shenanigans. Looking at when this was released I am pretty convinced she made her parents gift her a bottle. It smells that much like her.
To me it's a scent for the young girl who wants to appear more classy and grown up than she really is or for the office lady who wants to wear a classy fragrance but doesn't dare to pick something with more character.
Not saying it's not nice. It sure makes a non-risky gift or a safe office pick. But with scents being so closely tied to memories and the strong emotional associations that come with them, I could personally never bring myself to wear it regularly.
Also, there's a soapy/detergent-like note in this that I don't like very much.
A Bright, sunny and feminine floral! Effortlessly elegant!
J'dore is a staple in my collection as it's so easy to wear in many different settings!I think I' might take it with me camping this weekend!
Clean, ladylike & non offensive!-<3
I'm not sure how many times Dior has significantly altered the formula, but it's noticeably worse off.
I keep reading that the original was beautiful, and considered getting the L'absolu for this reason (it's been compared on numerous sites), but they just dropped the updated L'absolu and I'm really skeptical.
Just top with formula alterations. What is going on?
It starts out strong with a strong almost metallic melon scent combined with a bouquet of white florals. The melon calms down quickly to an almost sheer juicy sweetness that lasts until the dry down. It is hard for me to identify any particular flowers in J'adore but they are there. This is a juicy fruity fragrance, a sheer almost aquatic scent and at the same time it is woody and floral. I know it sounds confusing but J'adore is a perfect blend of all those elements. This is probably why so many people find it to be boring and unmemorable. For me the balance is part of its' allure, it makes me feel more balanced.
J'adore dries down into a slightly more woody base but it smells pretty linear to me after the harsh opening. I love J'adore, it is well behaved, predictable and so versatile. Appropriate for pretty much every occasion. Do spray lightly though, this is a powerhouse on me. It lasts all day and one spray has decent silage on me. This will forever be in my wardrobe, it makes me instantly happy and makes me feel calm, alert and balanced.