It all started with J'adore eau de parfum. Since I had searched for and found the classic J'adore E.d.P. together with my then boyfriend and current husband about 14 years ago, it became my constant companion and remained my signature fragrance over all these years despite some new perfume additions in my cosmetics cabinet.
It didn't take long before the first "J'adore L'Absolu" and the "J'adore Voile de Parfum" moved in with me, each presenting my beloved fragrance from a different side, the L'Absolu from the intense, the Voile from the mysterious. I also liked and still like the "J'adore L'Or" exceptionally well, but unfortunately I don't like it - probably because of the coumarins contained in it, atypical for the J'adore series, or simply because of the high concentration of fragrance - nevertheless I also find this variation beguiling.
So my relationship with J'adore was harmonious, multi-faceted, rock solid and yet never boring. I was able to let myself go, evolve and J'adore miraculously did it with me. The first irritations should have arisen around 2015. The fragrance became weaker, more popular, less interesting. As if it could make up for that, Dior then released the "Touche de Parfum", which, similar to a couples therapy, was supposed to elicit new and interesting sides to the weakened E.d.P., create more dialogue and understanding and make it more attractive. Also different flankers of the eau de toilette should probably serve this relationship-renewing purpose, unfortunately also unsuccessfully for me, because E.d.T's on my dry skin are usually too weak. J'adore didn't give up and tried to win me back in 2018 with the new "J'adore L'Absolu", which unfortunately couldn't give me the same expressive, flowery and rich kick as the old one In the meantime, I had tried out several other attractive perfumes and flirted with many more, but I hadn't given up hope of saving my relationship with "J'adore", so I bought another new bottle of the classic J'adore E.d.P. - I mean it was in 2018. But what was that? Instead of the usual floral seduction of ylang ylang, damask rose, jasmine and sandalwood, I smelled nothing but a floral-soapy, fast-fading musk scent that I definitely can't get past the adjective "nice" when describing it. That really hurt for the first time. J'adore, where are you? Will you leave me? Extremely disappointed by the development of my long-time fragrance companion, I fell in love with a new fragrance, "Jasmine des Anges" from Dior, which has since become my new signature fragrance.
As luck would have it, last week I was strolling around a perfumery for the first time in a long while in spite of corona measures and discovered the new " J'adore Eau de Parfum Infinissime". I guess Dior's couples therapy department did its best to create a fragrance that reminds me of "J'adore", but is much more intense and full-bodied, would really suit me: Seen, immediately sprayed on the skin, mouth-nose-protection plucked to the side and sniffed Hm ... well ... but .... the smell is intense, not bad at all ... in the first few seconds bergamot, blood orange, pink pepper and centifilm can be clearly smelled - and all the other fragrances mentioned, such as jasmine sambac, lily of the valley, ylang-ylang, grassy tuberose and lots of sandalwood are added surprisingly quickly, actively and intensively. It could become something with us... J'ADORE, I THINK IT'S GREAT THAT YOU HAVE TAKEN ADVICE AND WANT TO TRY IT AGAIN WITH ME! I almost get weak after a few minutes and would like to buy the bottle and take it home with me. But my common sense forces me to take a scent ribbon with me first. Once home, I put the scent ribbon on the chest of drawers in the living room. In the course of the afternoon I smell a stronger, flowery-woody scent on myself in my study, which gives me hope for new happiness, but unfortunately it becomes more and more synthetic and then pungent with time. I still try to make it beautiful and hope that the stinging I perceive is possibly only due to my daily condition.
When I open the door to the living room again in the early evening, the room, explicitly around the chest of drawers on which the fragrance ribbon lies, is filled with a synthetic, pungent scent, whose original floral-woody aroma can only be guessed at and has given way to an almost overwhelming "bouquet of scents" that gives me a headache.
Although I ventilated the room for a long time and wiped the chest of drawers several times, the pungent smell had completely disappeared only the next morning. So as far as silage and durability are concerned, the scent has real power! This new disappointment was final. J'adore, from now on we go our separate ways, your attempts to work on our relationship were to be taken seriously, but developed, as it sometimes happens, from couple therapy to separation support. From time to time we will see and probably still see and remember good old times when I spray you out of my 2014 L'Absolu bottle. Otherwise, that's it - unfortunately.
Luckily it was only a fragrance relationship, so a separation even has its advantages - it creates space for something new!
Luckily Dior always brings out other great scents like "Jasmine des Anges" or "Grand Bal" , which I am also increasingly falling for - and apart from that other mothers have beautiful sons as well...