While some scents are easygoing and perfect for everyday life, others only come to life at night. They are so rich and opulent that they are not really meant for anything else but an occasion for which you can don your most glamorous dress. Think luxurious, elaborate, and decadent. In other words, think Dior J’adore L’Or Essence de Parfum!
Dior J’adore is a family of floral fragrances. Besides the top-quality raw materials, what makes J’adore L’Or (40ml/1.35 oz. RRP in Belgium: 131,50 euros) stand out is the fact that is is an oriental floral. It opens with jasmine from Grasse absolute and rose de Mai absolute. The combination is potent, and it attracts just enough attention.
The heart notes include vanilla absolute and tonka bean. Vanilla is one of my favorite notes in perfumes, but it is easy to go wrong. It could be too fake, sugary, and it often lacks the voluptuous “body” that real vanilla should have. Fortunately, when Dior says they selected the best materials, they mean it. The vanilla here is mellow and very present. At the same time, the flowers from the head notes linger in the background. Notes such as amber and patchouli are supposed to constitute the base, but the mixture of jasmine, rose, and vanilla is dominant for the most part.
Since Dior J’adore L’Or Essence de Parfum is a parfum, you can expect excellent longevity. I would conservatively say it lasts for 24 hours. This is the result of spraying it on my wrist as well. On my neck, I swear I can still smell it after 2 days! Since it is highly concentrated, two spritz are plenty.
The signature amphora is packaged by hand.
Isn’t the shape of the bottle very feminine and elegant?
Dior J’adore L’Or Essence de Pafum is not a scent I would pair with T-shirt and jeans. For me, it is much too precious to be worn that way. I see this as a fancy special occasion fragrance that I reach for only when I am all dressed-up, particularly on a chilly night. It is a fragrance you wear when you want to remember the day, as well as when you want to be remembered.
Do you have a special occasion perfume? Also, have you seen this clip? It’s pure Dior Christmas magic!
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx