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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

  • In Joy

  • L’Absolu (Eau de Parfum Absolue)

Each perfume has a different hue.

In Joy (launched 2017)

  1. Top note: Sea Salt
  2. Middle notes: Jasmine Sambac, Ylang-Ylang, Neroli and Tuberose
  3. 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.
  • There’s a beautiful variety of notes in this version. This perfume was released in 1999. It is a complex bouquet of white florals and exotic flowers on a bed of musk. I was surprised that it worked on my skin. Surprisingly there was no off-smells in the dry down. Yay!
  • 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.
  • The last one. Well I found the version that didn’t agree with me. It was the EDT! This ended up smelling weird after the dry down. Amazing how the watered-down version didn’t work but the EDP was just fine. These differences are important when looking for a fragrance that will work for you.

  • What do you think about J’adore?

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