“Galliano was integral to the creation of J’adore,” Bourdelier says of the white-floral fragrance, which began production in 1996, the same year the British-born couturier took over design duty. “When John started, he didn’t speak French, so he would just say, ‘Oh, J’adore, j’adore, j’adore!’ when he liked something,” Bourdelier recalls.
— Frederic Bourdelier of Parfums Christian Dior, talking about designer John Galliano. Read more in With Its First-Ever Water-Based Fragrance, Dior Unveils a New J’adore to Meet the Moment at Vogue.
“J’adore is an extraordinary fragrance, because it succeeds in being effortlessly seductive while boasting an original signature.
Carnal, but not overbearing. This is a composition that unites contrasts, transforming iconic floral notes into an appealing, unprecedented and mysterious ensemble. J’adore invents a flower that does not exist.”
François Demachy, Dior Perfumer-Creator