J'Adore L'Absolu fragrance notes

    • Damask rose, Sambac jasmine, Indian tuberose

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It isn't fruit. It's like sweet tuberose. A very beautiful floral fragrance. It's not special for the smell itself, but it's very well done and above most of the other ones in this category. Longevity and sillage are good.
30th April 2017
Absolutely amazing that this was released in 2007. Blindfolded, I would have placed it in the 1920s. It's your grandmother's big white floral, but a leaner version, definitely out of place in today's perfume world, but all the more lovely because it replicates a classic genre that never should have left the stage.

Big bursts of muguet and tuberose remind one of Patou's Joy. The dry down is a perfectly balanced harmony of a superb green jasmine and rose. Definitely an improvement over the original J'Adore.

I detect no fruits whatsoever, just a beautifully blended old-fashioned white floral.

If you love vintage scents, here's the feel of one without the tiresome Ebay shopping. Highly recommended.
6th December 2015

Genre: Fruity Floral

By all rights I should probably hate J'Adore. It's a fruity floral fragrance with sweet oriental accents, a style that's at once overworked and not all that appealing to me personally. Yet at least in this “l'Absolu” version, I enjoy it much more than I'd expected to. The fruity top notes smell neither of bubblegum nor shampoo, which immediately elevates J'Adore l'Absolu head and shoulders above 95% of the fruity floral field. There's further distinction to be found in the buttery, soft tuberose note that anchors the central floral accord. This tuberose does more than bring uncommon depth and richness to the arrangement; it also smells just plain expensive, and hence makes J'Adore l'Absolu feel like an indulgence rather than an also-ran.

The drydown is a lot less interesting, with it's soapy rose, clean musk, and woods. The sense of anticlimax would be less extreme had everything preceding been less good, but given the pleasant surprises of the first two hours, the nondescript remainder feels especially disappointing. Still, this is a respectable showing in a genre that hasn't given me much to celebrate since Le Parfum de Thérèse gained its posthumous public release ten years ago.
18th June 2014

Luckily for my nose, this was not a fruity floral in the way the perfumes I tried before this in the "30 days" series were, strictly speaking. This is more a floral with a whisper of fruit (there is a difference!). It opens with a green and fresh feeling, which I liked. White florals then chime in with the green stems, still present, which I liked surprisingly (I do not love white florals). I can sense the tuberose at a comfortable level in the background (I DEFINITELY do not love tuberose). No fruits detected, except when I inhale very deeply with my nose touching my skin. I find that very interesting, as it balances the scent out from becoming one big thick white floral.

It continues on like this and doesn't change much on my skin. I find it quite bland, and the fact that it is well-blended is now more of a disadvantage to me than an advantage, simply because I would have liked some contrast. Put in something dark, or more woody, or darken *something* in the base!
11th August 2012
Ah! J'adore Absolu - you evil white floral minx , catching me off guard when I'm jetlagged! Begins as a foghorn of sweet , rich tuberose candy and other big white flowers and decides it's gonna try to be 24 Faubourg by Hermes in it's mid notes and drydown. Definitely more interesting than the original and has excellent lasting power. Lovers of the original Caroline Hererra and Givenchy's Amarige may like this. Now I'm no longer jetlagged , I find this a little too much every day. Still a worthy scent for my ' big floral wench' days!
15th November 2010
To put it simply, this is J'Adore with more prominent florals. More jasmine, more rose and a touch of tuberose. Absolutely an improvement on the original. This is what J'Adore should have been.
21st January 2009