I enjoy having men woo me. Despite my redhead and green eyes, which always get me a lot of attention, I also use fragrances to attract the men’s attention. Call me an attention seeker if you like, but that is precisely who I am. I do not regret my choices, and I am definitely not ashamed of them. I have been an avid user of perfumes since I was very young. My first fragrance and all the necessary lessons were given to me by my dear mother. I began to love it ever since. I love the smell and the effects it has on men. I tend to change my fragrance every couple of months so that people cannot possibly recognise me through my perfume only. I like being called a fashionable person. Hence, in my quest for a new scent, I started visiting different stores to choose the perfect one that suits me. Unfortunately, my desire to keep up with the trend did not let me use some renowned perfumes from the late 1990s to the early 2000s. So, for a change, I decided to look into that category. After a pervasive research, I ended up choosing J’Adore for Women by Christian Dior.
The nearly 75-year-old French fashion house has always been one of my favourites. I have purchased and used numerous products that they have launched. So, choosing J’Adore from the broad series of the line-up was not a difficult choice. The brilliant mind of the French Master Perfumer Calice Becker has invented several trademark perfumes from the early 1990s to mid-2010s. Some consider J’Adore the best piece of her work, especially with Charlize Theron promoting it since its launch in 1999.
I fired up my laptop and logged into the official Dior website to make my purchase. There were four variants of the Eau de Parfum available with some really staggering price range. First, the 30 ml variant was worth $80. Second, the 50 ml variant was listed at $105. Third, the 100 ml variant costs $135. Last but not the least, the 150 ml variant was worth $170. This was a crazy price range. I contemplated for a long while about my next move. Ultimately, I chose to splurge the money and buy the 150 ml variant. After all, it provided the best price to quantity ratio compared to the other three variants.
The package looked beautiful. The white cuboid box with gold works was covered in transparent white polythene. The top had a sticker with “CD” written on it. The letters were the initials of Christian Dior. The polythene was easy to get rid of once you remove the sticker. The front had the perfume’s name and the brand name written on it with golden letters. The bottom of the box had the UPC Barcode, the serial number of the box, and the quantity of the perfume written on it. It also had some other things written in smaller font that I could not read due to my poor eyesight. The other sides of the box were empty.
The bottle itself was uniquely crafted and beautifully designed. The mesmerising look made me fall in love at first sight. The iconic water-droplet design has been around for over two decades, and it enjoys trademark protection.
A large bowl of eighteen ingredients was used to create its alluring scent. The fruity floral perfume is an irresistible piece of work that everyone falls in love with. The top notes consist of Melon, Pear, Bergamot, Mandarin Orange, Peach, and Magnolia. On the other hand, the middle notes contain Tuberose, Freesia, Plum, Violet, Rose, Orchid, Lily-of-the-Valley, and Jasmine. Finally, the base notes are wrapped up by Vanilla, Blackberry, Cedar, and Musk.
The first couple of sprays from the bottle left me awe-struck. The fresh and fruity opening is stunning. After the strong citrus opening sets in, the floral, middle notes make their presence know. I am a sucker for Rose and Jasmine. So, I was on cloud nine. Just as I thought that this could not be topped, the base notes show off their dominance. The blackberry, cedar, musk, and creamy vanilla leave a long-lasting impact for a long time.
Its strong presence can still be felt in the evening after applying it in the morning. The longevity of this wonderful perfume is impressive. I prefer using it for professional purposes such as business meetings and seminars or high-end social gatherings that I am invited to. Although I have said that I do not use the same fragrance for a long time, this is undoubtedly an exception. I would love to wear it every day for every occasion had it not been too expensive. Yet, I have no intention of parting ways with this enticing scent. I have seen many heads turn my way whenever I walk by. The perfume makes me think that people may actually be looking at me for the scent and not my great looks.
My bedroom usually reeks of this smell even though it is just a couple of sprays. The silage is remarkable. And, to think that this creation has been around for over two decades is surprising. Funny but true, I did not need to use an air freshener for my bedroom ever since I started using this perfume.
Here are my preferred ratings for the extraordinary perfume:
Here is a quick overview of my review of J’adore for Women (1999) made by Christian Dior to cut a long story short.
- It is a masterpiece from one of the fastest rising brand
- Appropriate for all seasons
- Ideal for day to day use, albeit its expenses
- Wonderfully crafted bottle
- Strong presence in upper-class socialite or business meetings
- It lasts a very long time… usually over 12 hours
- Amazing silage
- Extremely expensive, so everyone cannot afford it
- Its widespread popularity has caused it to lose its uniqueness