J’Adore Infinissime by Dior is a flanker of the original J’Adore that’s been around for the past 14 years. Dior’s flagship fragrance, J’Adore, launched way back in 1999 and was composed by Calice Becker. It is an opulent and classic white floral addition to the Dior fragrance line packaged in a beautiful Greek Amphora-shaped bottle. Ever since the brand has spun off numerous flankers. In 2020, Francois Demachy, Dior’s in-house perfumer, has delivered an intoxicating, balmy and solar version of the original J’Adore.
The slogan of the fragrance is “Infinitely Sensual,” and as much as I find the fragrance itself truly beautiful and elegant, I wouldn’t call it necessarily a sensual one. Having said that, I agree with the seemingly infinite trail that this scent leaves behind. Personally, I think Infinissime is everything but sexy, sensual or provocative. I refer to it as a “Timeless Beauty” that will never fall out of fashion or feel outdated. To me, this scent is a personification of an elegant, classy, and mature woman who flaunts her silk gowns, with luminous white florals and a radiant glow on her skin.
The fragrance opens up with a slightly acidic note of Blood Orange and Pink Pepper that never overshadows the beauty of the other floral notes. Instead, the blood orange is here to add more brightness and some joyful element to the composition thanks to the white florals’ full bloom.
The pink pepper, on the other hand, retains its rosy trail throughout the entire journey but never takes a front seat. However, this dichotomy between the slightly spicy tone and the floral appeal helped to make the fragrance exciting enough, and not just another boring white floral scent. On top of that, it made this blend harmoniously accentuate other features in the composition.
The heart notes in this fragrance is for all white floral lovers. The dewy Tuberose swirls around the honeyed sweet Jasmine Sambac and creamy tropical Ylang. These flowers’ playful and exhilarating aroma really brings together the floral heart and evokes a sense of lightness and joy. Lily of the valley is more watery, and almost reminiscent of smelling a bouquet of lilies from a distance or when you walk past a flower shop but never quite close to smelling it.
Last but not least, the base has soft earthy, and creamy Sandalwood, ready to embrace the essence of the fragrance’s florals and lay down a comfortable base layer on the skin for the rest of the notes to be soaked in. The scent has moderate projection yet strong lasting power.
This fragrance that shines in the warm summer days is one of the most versatile floral fragrances which is suitable for almost every occasion. You will always find it pretty and feminine, and wear it whenever your mood dictates. I treat J’Adore Infinissime as one of the most stunning perfumes in my collection and a Dior classic that will always be a summer staple and a well-cherished fragrance for years to come.