Jules 1980Eau de Toilette

Jules (Eau de Toilette) by Dior
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Jules (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Dior for men and was released in 1980. The scent is spicy-woody. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production.
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Perfumer

Jean Martel

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Tarragon, Cumin, Lavender
Heart Notes Heart NotesCyclamen, Basil, Jasmine, Carnation, Rose, Sandalwood, Cedar
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Oakmoss, Leather, Musk, Tonka bean, Suede

Ratings

Scent

8.3 (151 Ratings)

Longevity

8.3 (115 Ratings)

Sillage

8.1 (115 Ratings)

Bottle

7.2 (114 Ratings)
Submitted by Sani, last update on 04.12.2020.
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9.5
Scent
7
Longevity
8
Sillage
4
Bottle
Rjecl
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Rjecl
   7  
A fragrant dream for the man
With Jules, even the adolescent young man feels like a man who should actually only wear this fragrance when he is mature. Oak moss and leather come through well after only a few minutes and mate excellently with a touch of oriental, which is represented by cumin. Even then, a fragrance that was far ahead of its time and fits perfectly into the present day, where orientals are increasingly finding their way into our fragrance cabinets. However, from my point of view it is much more noble and soft, so that violet and jasmine come into their own. All around an all-rounder that is still looking for its equal. Whether suit or leather jacket. Jules always leaves.
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8
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Minigolf
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Helpful Review    8  
A universe in itself--or the end of relativity?
If I'm to express it powerfully, a blatant scent. Not only in terms of its shelf life and endurance, but also because of its comprehensive ingredient richness.
From the lightness of bergamot, the ethereality of lavender and the spiciness of Mediterranean herbs, to finely aromatic flowers and a creaminess of mosses and woods, underpinned with warm amber.
This can be compared to a "universe" in which there are stars, moons, planets, quasars, black holes and much more. And everything influences everything in many ways. And yet there seems to be a kind of harmony in which every "cosmic manifestation" has its justification.
It can be the same with scents. As complex and multi-layered as "Jules" is, each fragrance influences each other and yet everything forms a whole.
But there is hardly anything "relative" here. Once the fragrance has gripped someone, it's all over.
And if someone perceives the perfume as "unwearable" with his / her nose, then probably also without alternative. "Jules" is a divorce. I had sprayed it on on Saturday once and heard from my fellow men expressions of "impossible"... in between almost nothing... or "class scent".
Why would something like that happen? Love OR hate? And in between? I don't know, I don't know, I don't know, I don't know. But in this "scent universe" the law of relativity was probably disproved or even abolished........?
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8
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8
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8
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9
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Ignika
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   5  
Repaired at the copy shop or: leather jacket from the herbal bath
Jules was my first experience with the heavy guns of the 80s. I was often overwhelmed and then surprised that I had got my 5ml empty. At times it reminded me of a litter box (dusty, animal), sometimes of bathroom cleaner (citrus too strong?). Fortunately that was years ago. Now, with a few years more experience, I can finally leave a worthy comment
Jules is atypical and quasi a fougère. The start (fresh and herbaceous) is dominated by lavender and bergamot with tarragon, quickly followed by the accompaniment of cumin, basil and violets. As the hours went by, the carnation strengthened, jasmine showed up in some tests. Oakmoss becomes recognizable, leather shows up strongly next to the carnation and lavender, while in the background it still cares, basil and tarragon. Sillage and durability are not disappointing. At times it can be too much, so strong all the notes so long.... but mostly it is just right.

I only came to the comment here because Azzaro pour Homme reminds me very much of him. Lavender with citrus, some herbs/spices, later moss and leather. I find this one much more interesting, more changeable.

So, Jules.. Fougère, more flowery, leathery, with herb dressing.
Strong, striking, persistent.
For men, not for males.
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jtd

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jtd
jtd
Helpful Review    5  
vintage?
What does “vintage” mean in perfumery? It doesn’t have the same meaning as wine, where the noun ‘vintage’ refers to a specific year. We use ‘vintage’ as an adjective to connote quality and a timeframe. The time implied is somewhere in the past. Anywhere in the past, as long as it isn’t still current. The intimation, aside from connoisseurship is, is that the better/best version of a perfume is no longer made. The current model is defective.

One force that presses the issue is restriction/reformulation. The chypre genre has become vintage by extinction due to the restricted use of oakmoss. Any given chypre becomes vintage the day after the fatal reformulation. The coumarin that allows for the the fougère genre is restricted.  Has the genre gone the way of the chypre?  Obsolescence as a result of die back?

So is the fougère necessarily vintage?

Fuck if I know, but have you ever smelled Dior Jules?  It's spectacular. It reminds me why I grew up loving the smell of Paco Rabanne pour Homme and easily fell in with Yves Saint Laurent Kouros as a young man. The fougère reaches out for you. It reminds you why the term inspiration carries multiple meanings. It is optimistic by nature.

Jules takes advantage of everything the genre offers. It is gregarious. It is broad. It is handsome. It hits the balance point between cleanliness and funk that makes you want to throw your arms around your fellow humans and smell them. It has the soapiness/muskiness balance that makes the genre so agile, but adds a bouquet garni and a smile.

So here's the question:  does Jules still exist?  I have a decant from a friend who bought it in Paris a few years ago. It's unavailable in the USA where I live. I believe it always has been. Is it "vintage"?  Has it gone the way of the chypre and the passenger pigeon?  

The chypre was bled to death over time. Is the same happening to the fougère?  
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5
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5
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7.5
Bottle
Soulmates

4 Reviews
Soulmates
Soulmates
Helpful Review    3  
Sweat, Soap, Sage & Jasmine greenery
It is early summer. You didn`t shower for three days while working a lot and doing some sports. Then you dupe with an expensive soap, chew some sage leaves and sit down beneath a jasmine bush. Jules in its recent minimalistic form makes this feel, precisely.

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