One of the most popular fragrances to be released by the house of Dior arrived on the market in the year 1999, under the name J’Adore. This feminine floral fruity was developed by perfumer Calice Becker and continued its evolution with a series of flankers that consolidated the reputation of this label. The name for this fragrance represents the French expression for “I adore” and is meant to rhyme with Dior, turning it into more harmonious.
On the official website, J’Adore is characterized as “the incarnation of absolute femininity in an opulent fruity-floral bouquet” and this description is perceived from the diversity of flowers that constitute the essence of this aroma. The opening of J’Adore is mixing citruses, fruits and an essential flower (champaca); the listed ingredients include: mandarin orange, bergamot, peach, pear, melon and the already mentioned champaca (a variety of magnolia from Asia). Its heart is made from Damask plum, violet, tuberose, orchid, rose, jasmine and freesia, while the base features blackberry, Amaranth wood, vanilla and musk.
The bottle that encloses J’Adore was developed by the acclaimed designer Hervé Van Der Straeten, taking as inspiration the shape of an amphora. The golden neck that resembles a Masai necklace was an idea of John Galliano and together with the crystal cap draws the attention upon the packaging. The new version of the video commercial appeared in the autumn of 2011 and was directed by French director Jean-Jacques Annaud. The movie has 90 seconds and features the South African actress Charlize Theron, as the face of this cmpaign. The shooting took place in the “Galerie des Glaces” (Hall of Mirrors) at the “Château de Versailles”, Charlize Theron is wearing a dressed designed by John Galliano and the script includes the cameo of three regretted movie icons: Grace Kelly, Marlene Dietrich and Marilyn Monroe.
J’Adore Dior Perfume Details
- J’Adore Dior is available in 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 200 ml Body Milk, 200 ml Shower Gel, 200 ml Body Cream, 30 ml Hair Mist, 150 g Soap and 100 ml Deodorant Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Floral Fruity
- For: Women
- Year Introduced: 1999
- Perfumer: Calice Becker
- Recommended Wear: Evening
- Dress Code: Semi-formal
Charlize Theron Video for J’Adore Dior, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud