Fragrance Icons: Dior J’adore

Friday, 21 October 2011

J'adore Dior, Charlize Theron, fragranceMaybe it’s because this sought-after scent is celebrating its 10th birthday this year or because our much-loved Charlize Theron is the gorgeous face of the ad campaigns, but J’adore has fast become a real fragrance classic.

The juice: Scent-wise, this one’s a standout floral – but rest easy, it’s not sickly sweet or overpowering in any way. Christian Dior himself was mad about all things floral, saying ‘Flowers are the most heavenly creation after women.’

So what’s in this bouquet? For the EDP (and we recommend you try this version) think a sultry combination of Jasmine Sambac, Rose Damascena and Ylang-Ylang with the fruitiness of plum and heady tuberose. Sandalwood and vetiver complete the mix.

The iconic bottle: The curvaceous bottle too has much allure; it is inspired by the Massai necklaces in the label’s Haute Couture collections.

Dior J’adore, EDP 50ml, R850 (available at selected Edgars, Stuttafords, Foschini, Truworths and Woolworths stores).

Written by

Julia Hunter is a freelance lifestyle writer, editor and stylist with a special interest in beauty. She’s written for Marie Claire, Women’s Health, and Fresh Living magazines. When not writing about lipstick, she can be found tweeting about other very important topics such as which nail polishes really live up to their long-wear claims! She lives in Cape Town with her husband and far too many beauty products.

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  1. Sophie Baker

    This is one of my three regular perfumes. It’s lovely and light and feminine, and I’ve had loads of friends ask to try it themselves after smelling it on me. Boyfriend loves it too!

    2 years ago •

  1. alecia

    My favourite! The scent is lasting and everyone stops to ask me what fragrance I’m wearing.

    2 years ago •

  1. Pretorius

    One of those fragrances that instantly make you feel like a princess. So worth a tight budget.

    4 years ago •

  1. Jenel

    Stunning fragrance!
    This one is in my top 10

    5 years ago •

  1. Glamorous Glitter

    Oh dear! I love this smell so very much, but I can’t justify buying it… Thus, I never miss going in to a store that stock this and drowning myself in this heavenly smell!

    5 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    I’m sure it is more than 10 years old! I got it for my 21st birthday and I’m well over 30!!

    5 years ago •

  1. Mohamed

    This must be one of the best fragrances ever! Love

    5 years ago •

  1. kunene

    well! j’adore,j’adore,j’adore,i love this scent to death, it rates among my top two, this is truly devine, i love love love,adore,j’adore,even rhyms.not enough adjectives to explain my love for this.

    5 years ago •

  1. Zu

    I first got my hands on this Iconic perfume way back in college varsity as you may call here. And i remember everyone and anywhere was just commenting what a beautiful scent with that facial experessions like in commercial ads.??
    After seeing this.. I need to add this ICON again n my wishlist.

    5 years ago •

  1. honey_child

    One of my top 2 fragrances! I simply adore J’adore!

    5 years ago •

  1. Mpbutterfly

    Just love this fragrance! My ex’s mum gave me a bottle for my 23rd birthday and I still love it 7 years later!

    5 years ago •

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