Fragrance Notes (as listed on sephora.com): Ylang-Ylang Essence, Damascena Rose Essence, Sambac Jasmine Absolute.
Style: Feminine. Luxurious. Sensual.
Dior J'adore is an iconic perfume that celebrates femininity and luxury in a floral bouquet of Comoro Islands ylang-ylang, Damascus rose, and sambac jasmine. It is housed in an elegant drop-shaped glass bottle with a long gold stopper. The fragrance itself is a fruity-floral blend with top notes of ylang ylang, heart notes of rose, and base notes of jasmine. The perfume opens with sweet floral ylang-ylang notes that stay prominent on my skin all through the day. As the perfume warms on the skin, the floral rose and jasmine notes blend in with the ylang-ylang adding a heavier note to the perfume. I am not sure what adds the fruity notes to this perfume, but I do feel there is a sweet fruity in this perfume and a warm creamy note mixed in with the florals as it dries down. The first time I wore this perfume, my husband told me I smelled of jasmine - the flower is commonly worn by women in southern parts of India where I am from but I really hate wearing it (which is why I assume he mentioned it). Anyway, I was quite surprised he detected the jasmine note right away because I couldn't. While I can detect the floral notes in this perfume, I don't really pick it up as rose or jasmine. It's a light, fresh floral that's not too heavy or overwhelming, and I like the hint of fruity sweetness I detect in it.
I am not a huge fan of floral perfumes, but J'adore is an exception. It's not my favorite perfume, but I love how simple yet elegant this perfume smells. I could wear this all year round, though I would reach for this more during cooler days or in the evenings. The perfume does last a long while on my skin.