Jules 1980 Eau 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 available to purchase.
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Perfumer

Jean Martel

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot
TarragonTarragon
CuminCumin
LavenderLavender
Heart Notes Heart NotesCyclamenCyclamen
BasilBasil
JasmineJasmine
CarnationCarnation
RoseRose
SandalwoodSandalwood
CedarCedar
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber
OakmossOakmoss
LeatherLeather
MuskMusk
Tonka beanTonka bean
SuedeSuede

Ratings

Scent

8.3169 Ratings

Longevity

8.3133 Ratings

Sillage

8.1133 Ratings

Bottle

7.3135 Ratings

Value for money

8.024 Ratings
Submitted by Sani, last update on 11.01.2022.
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9.5
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
9
Bottle
Hautgout
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Hautgout
Top Review    17  
About Jules
"Le Jules" which colloquially stands for man, guy, gallant, gatterich, pimp and piss pot...finally ne bridge, which leads "stante pede" to the topic. The urine note in perfumes that gives a real scent the necessary drive, provided you were born before the 2000s and have no problem with the acrid, ammonia-like scent that creeps up your nose when you urinate in a urinal at the Gare du Nord in Paris and (for those who don't like it) clears your upper respiratory tract for at least 23 minutes. Quiet - this applies at best to the vintage version, which one gets if only at absurd moon prices on the Internet...
How Jules said Lude from the Bois de Boulogne smells best convey the illustrations of René Gruau an Italian-born fashion illustrator, who designed the campaign for Dior in the 80s and which still come across timelessly casual...

A smoky, green, bitter, clean scent that opens with sharp herbs and greens, which is the main character of the fragrance. The sage also plays no insignificant role here and gives the fragrance a very unique and special verve and leather, well of course leather. Leather for the guy who, after an hour-long Florian Silbereisen memorial television marathon, first takes a seat on the patinated Louis Seize sofa with Choupette (Karl L.'s ex-fiancée) and a bottle of pastis to get the images of Florida Boy Silbereisen out of his head, as he swings in a yellow bikini at a height of 10 meters above the excited, red faces of the fanboys and -girls beyond 60. Slight exaggeration ...
So. Jules is also in the successful reformulation similarly iconic as Macassar, Ébène or Aigners Silver.
In the souk there is still a vintage after shave by Oscar de la renta. Why does no one actually want to...
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10
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10
Longevity
10
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10
Bottle
9
Pricing
11Mic22hael

5 Reviews
11Mic22hael
11Mic22hael
   3  
Love At Second Sniff
I didn't understand it the first time I smelled it. I actually hated it. A couple of months went by and out of boredom I tried it again. I fell in love with it. Jules is one of the most amazing fragrances on this planet. The new formulation smells almost identical to the original, only the new version has a stronger Civet note, stronger Carnation, and less Rose. AMAZING JOB with the reformulation! Dior never disappoints. Very high quality and luxurious juice. Don't let the prices on ebay and other sites scare you away from this timeless masterpiece. I just bought a bottle right off the Dior website, dior.com for $90!!! If you are a serious enthusiast, I highly recommend you get a bottle!
9.5
Scent
7
Longevity
8
Sillage
4
Bottle
Rjecl
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Rjecl
Helpful Review    17  
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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9
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8
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Minigolf
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Very helpful Review    12  
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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9
Bottle
Ignika
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Ignika
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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

484 Reviews
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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9
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5
Longevity
5
Sillage
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.

Statements

MatuxMatux 5 months ago
9.5
Scent
5
Longevity
5
Sillage
6
Bottle
Bitter, acrid, acidic, heavily animalic, difficult to get or appreciate. The original formulation had very beautiful floral basenotes.
HugoMontezHugoMontez 10 months ago
An aromatic fougère in style with PR pour homme (same nose) but with far more clary sage and cedar. More dirty! I like PR a bit more. 3/5

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