For some strange reason, I never thought of smelling J’adore and wasn’t drawn to it. It was not until I eagerly went to Sephora in April and got a whiff. I still question why I never wanted to smell any from the J’adore range before.
The original isn’t terrible but I prefer L’absolu much more. François Demarchy created this fresh and sweet floral perfume that was first launched in 2007. There was a reformulated version released in 2012, but I’m uncertain if it has since been reworked.
Damascena rose absolute, Sambac jasmine absolute and Indian tuberose are the principal notes of the fragrance. The refreshing sweetness of rose & indolic jasmine is a contrast to the warmth and richness of tuberose. As a whole, the scent of L’absolu is a little creamy, sweet and really refreshing, and reminds me of floral Chinese teas to me. Even the golden color of the perfume is similar to that of Chinese tea! It has a sort of purifying quality that makes me feel very invigorated and clean, especially when applied after a shower.
J’adore L’absolu comes in the eau de parfum concentration. It has moderate intensity and usually lasts for five hours on my skin. Other J’adore flankers include J’adore L’Or (also amazing), J’adore In Joy (not my favorite) and J’adore Touche de Parfum (qui j’adore à la folie).
P.S. “.. qui j’adore à la folie” literally translated from French, means “.. that/whom I love to the madness” in English. The actual phrase used to say “I love madly/crazily” in French is “j’aime à la folie”.
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