I’ve always loved the first notes that would hit my nose whenever I sampled J’adore at the perfume counter but could never wear it. It would turn funky and unpleasant later on. So I moved onto other perfumes until I spotted a new version of J’adore called In Joy. I tried it out and noticed that it was just what I wanted in a perfume: a fresh, feminine scent. It’s been my go-to ever since and I’m on my second bottle.
Of course that didn’t stop me, I was curious about the other versions. There are several. Would they perform just as well or go funky? Have they changed the original? I wanted to find out and discovered a boxed collection of four versions of J’adore.
Eau de Parfum
Eau de Toilette
L’Absolu (Eau de Parfum Absolue)
In Joy (launched 2017)
- Top note: Sea Salt
- Middle notes: Jasmine Sambac, Ylang-Ylang, Neroli and Tuberose
- Base note: Peach
I love sea salt and peach. It’s no wonder why this version agrees so well with me!
L’Absolu (launched 2012)
- Base: Grasse Rose
This is an Eau de Parfum Absolue concentration of just 3 notes. Heavy on the white florals which makes it an intoxicating blend. Discovered that it works well on me. Now it’s my second fave. Perhaps my nasal maturation by being older has become appreciative of stronger scents.
Eau de Parfum (launched in 1999 when J’adore was first introduced)
- Top notes: Pear, Melon, Magnolia, Peach, Mandarin Orange, Bergamot.
- Middle notes: Jasmine, Lily-of-the-Valley, Tuberose, Freesia, Rose, Orchid, Plum, Violet.
- Base notes: Musk, Vanilla, Blackberry, Cedar.
Eau de Toilette (launched 2011)
- Top notes: Citruses, Mandarin Orange and Neroli
- Middle notes: Jasmine, African Orange flower, Ylang-Ylang, Tuberose and Rose
- Base notes: Woodsy Notes, Vanille.