6 Timeless Dior J’Adore Perfumes For Her


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French for “I love,” the J’adore fragrance collection is an ode to women, their daring nature, and their beauty. The best J’adore perfumes blend elegant and seductive floral notes that nestle in that iconic silhouette bottle.

J’adore was first launched in 1999 when innovative designer Christian Dior collaborated with perfumer Calice Becker to create a feminine fragrance that’s “Sensual without being too heavy”.

Over the years, this complex yet elegant fragrance has given rise to several beautiful J’adore flankers, and I popped into my local John Lewis store to see what all the fuss is about.

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Best Dior J’adore Perfumes

Here’s the holy grail of the 6 best J’adore perfumes, from the iconic original J’adore Eau de Parfum to the latest J’adore Parfum d’Eau.

1. J’adore Parfum d’Eau Eau de Parfum

J’adore Parfum d’Eau Eau de Parfum
Credit: Dior

Review

Launched in 2022, J’adore Parfum d’Eau is an uplifting and confident white floral fragrance complete with the freshness of green stems. This scent is an exciting deviation for Dior and is entirely alcohol-free.

This captivating fragrance opens with bright notes of neroli, leading to a cheerful and slightly green-tinged heart of jasmine sambac.

As this fragrance evolves, perfumer François Demachy introduces you to the exotic scent of Chinese Magnolia with its smooth and velvety persona. Settles to a carefree white floral bouquet.

Top Notes:

Neroli

Mid Notes:

Jasmine Sambac

Base Notes:

Chinese Magnolia

Seasons & Longevity

J’adore Parfum d’Eau is ideal for spring and summertime daywear wear. Think fancy al fresco lunches, picnics, garden parties, and other daytime events.

Not super long-lasting, but you will get 4+ hours with moderate projection and sillage trail from this delicate and soft white floral scent.

Seasons: Spring,Summer
Longevity 4+ hours

Benefits & Drawbacks

ProsCarfree white floral feminine scent that’s ideal for warm weather
ConsNot super long-lasting, and projection fades after a couple of hours

2. J’adore Eau De Parfum Infinissime

J’adore Eau De Parfum Infinissime
Credit: Dior

Review

Dior released J’adore Infinissime Eau de Parfum in 2020, true to the DNA of the original J’adore, yet is more white floral focused with a less fruity persona.

This captivating fragrance opens with slightly bitter bergamot and fresh blood orange. A heart of tuberose, ylang-ylang, jasmine, and Centifolia rose notes are the true stars of J’adore Infinissime.

Perfumer François Demachy finally ties the white floral bouquet together with an enveloping woody facet of creamy and milky sandalwood.

Top Notes:

Blood Orange, Bergamot

Mid Notes:

Grasse Tuberose, Ylang-Ylang, Jasmine Sambac, Centifolia Rose

Base Notes:

Sandalwood

Seasons & Longevity

Despite its summery white floral personality, I would wear this fragrance during any season and feel it’s suitable for casual daywear and more fancy evening occasions.

J’adore Infinissime boasts decent longevity of around 5+ hours with moderate projection and sillage of feminine white floral aromas.

Any Season
Longevity 5+ hours

Benefits & Drawbacks

ProsA glorious blend of exotic florals and woody notes
ConsMaybe more suitable for mature fragrance lovers

3. J’adore Eau De Parfum

J’adore Eau De Parfum
Credit: Dior

Review

Released in 1999, J’adore Eau de Parfum has remained an iconic scent for over 20 years! This luxurious feminine floral fragrance is finely crafted to the final detail.

An opening of exotic steamed-distilled ylang-ylang blossoms lends instant elegance, charm, and originality to the composition. Damascus rose, the sensitive and smooth secondary note, blends with the rare duo of Grasse jasmine and jasmine Sambac.

Interesting fact; the Grasse Jasmine flowers are harvested at the break of dawn when their aroma is strongest, possessing a matchless seduction and mysterious ensemble.

Top Notes:

Ylang-Ylang

Mid Notes:

Damascus Rose

Base Notes:

Grasse Jasmine, Jasmine Sambac

Seasons & Longevity

J’adore Eau de Parfum fares best during fall and spring, and versatility allows you to wear this elegant fragrance day or night.

You can expect moderate longevity of 5+ hours with good projection and a lovely scent bubble that smells expensive.

Seasons: Spring, Autumn
Longevity 5+ hours

Benefits & Drawbacks

ProsThe classic J’adore fragrance still smells classy and elegant
ConsMaybe too popular, so many others will be wearing this

4. J’adore Eau De Toilette

J’adore Eau De Toilette
Credit: Dior

Review

J’adore Eau de Toilette, released in 2011, is a lighter interpretation of its Eau de Parfum counterpart. Its composition differs slightly to create a white floral scent that’s more zesty and clean.

The rich aroma or ylang-ylang (in the EDP) is replaced with energising blood orange in J’adore Eau de Toilette. Then, neroli – an essence from the bitter orange tree’s blossom absolute – blooms from the heart.

Finally, Damascus rose essence serves as a base note to create a full expression of a J’adore floral bouquet. The Damascus rose is sensual and creamy, lending comfort to the perfume composition.

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Top Notes:

Blood Orange Essence

Mid Notes:

Neroli, Orange Blossom Absolute

Base Notes:

Damascena Rose Essence

Seasons & Longevity

Celebrate spring and summer with this carefree yet elegant feminine fragrance that is incredibly easy to wear. More of a daytime scent.

One drawback of this fragrance is its longevity. You will only have around 3 hours of performance, with solid projection for the first hour, then it sadly fades. Despite this, it’s a pretty scent for both work and play.

Seasons: Spring,Summer
Longevity 3+ hours

Benefits & Drawbacks

ProsA bright and cheerful interpretation of the original
ConsPoor performance and only lasted 3 hours

5. J’adore L’Or Essence de Parfum

J’adore L’Or Eau de Parfum
Credit: Dior

Review

Christian Dior launched J’adore L’Or in 2010, featuring a warming interpretation of the classic 1999 J’adore floral bouquet ideal for the colder seasons.

The charm of Grasse jasmine is a powerful yet subtle floral scent nuanced with light almond, banana, and mango notes. It boasts a fruity, wild, sensual, captivating character.

Then, in the heart, May rose, jasmine and tuberose create a wonderous blend of unparalleled notes that are subtle, honeyed, and slightly peppery.

Lastly, the fragrance is tied together with vanilla as an expressive base note, and I did get hits of patchouli, although not listed. It’s similar to Dior Addict in many ways.

Top Notes:

Grasse Jasmine

Mid Notes:

May Rose, Jasmine, Tuberose

Base Notes:

Vanilla

Seasons & Longevity

J’adore L’Or fares best during fall and winter and can be worn during the day or night, but imho it truly shines under cool, starry evenings.

One benefit of this fragrance is its performance, as this beauty lasts over 7+ hours with a powerful projection and sillage. You’ll make a lasting impression with this scent!

Seasons: Autums, Winter
Longevity 7+ hours

Benefits & Drawbacks

ProsA classy, feminine fragrance with great performance
ConsReally can only be worn as a cold-weather perfume

6. J’adore Extrait De Parfum

J’adore Extrait De Parfum
Credit: Dior

Review

J’adore Extrait de Parfum is modern expression and concentrated version of the 1999 J’adore perfume. A small dab of the perfume will surround you with a warm floral bouquet throughout the day.

This fragrance begins with elegant steam-distilled ylang-ylang as the opening note that blends well with the rose de may absolute in the heart.

Rose de Mai absolute is extracted from the Centifolia rose to create a delicate and powerful scent similar to J’adore L’or but more glamorous.

Upon dry-down, jasmine sambac flaunts an intense floral aroma, symbolising delicate, feminine softness. The perfume is a dazzling expression of flowers blooming with absolute femininity.

Top Notes:

Ylang-Ylang

Mid Notes:

Rose de May Absolute

Base Notes:

Jasmine Sambac Absolute

Seasons & Longevity

J’adore Extrait de Parfum is best suited to autumn, winter and spring weather. You can wear it during the day, but I feel it comes into its own as the sun goes down.

This perfume is eternal, lasting well over 8 hours with excellent projection and casts a seductive sillage trail to ensure all eyes are on you.

Seasons: Autumn, Winter, Spring
Longevity 8+ hours

Benefits & Drawbacks

ProsElegant and refined with incredible performance
ConsOnly really for more dressy occasions
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Ingrid’s Top Pick

best J'adore perfumes my top pick

J’adore Eau de Parfum Infinissime

My top pick is J’adore Eau de Parfum Infinissime, as the subtle bitter, zesty notes are beautifully balanced by tuberose, ylang-ylang, jasmine, and Centifolia rose in the heart.

The soothing sandalwood in the base is the icing on the cake, so to speak. Bravo, François Demachy .

Conclusion

The best J’adore perfumes incorporate notes of ylang-ylang, Grasse jasmine, and Centifolia rose to provide the ultimate aroma of femininity.

François Demachy has meticulously crafted J’adore to boast bouquets of the most elegant, feminine, and alluring flowers that smell divine and more sedate than the intoxicating Dior Poison perfumes I reviewed.

The J’adore collection is one with which few people can find fault, as there is a fragrance for every style, mood, and situation, leading to its iconic status.

Performance is excellent, and the price range is between £55/$60 to £130/$140. Bottle sizes of 30ml/1.0oz, 50ml/1.7oz, and 100ml/3.4oz are available depending on the fragrance you buy.

Our Dior J’adore Quick Guide

I discovered the latest J’adore collection in-store
I discovered the latest J’adore collection in-store
PerfumeSeasonLongevity Hrs
1J’adore Parfum d’EauSpring/Summer4+
2J’adore Eau De Parfum InfinissimeAny Season5+
3J’adore Eau De ParfumSpring/Autumn5+
4J’adore Eau De ToiletteSpring/Summer3+
5J’adore L’Or Essence de ParfumAutumn/Winter7+
6J’adore Extrait De ParfumAutumn/Winter/Spring8+
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