This Is The Perfume We’ll Be Buying This Mother’s Day

What mum wouldn't love this?

It isn’t just the men in our lives who feel thoroughly overwhelmed when faced with a wall of fragrances in a department store: choosing the perfect perfume can be a daunting task. But with a bit of know-how and a quick lesson in the world’s most universally desirable scents, you’ll be equipped to buy that gift with ease.

This Mother’s Day, look to scents that exude sophistication – think iconic perfumes rendered instantly recognisable by the giver and receiver alike. The marie claire team’s top pick this year? Dior J’Adore Eau de Parfum, a classic, romantic fragrance created by Dior master perfumer François Demachy.

Every woman craves a little Dior in her life, and the J’Adore EDP lets her wear it every day – without splurging quite as much as you would on her wardrobe. A tribute to Christian Dior’s well-documented obsession with flowers, the J’Adore EDP takes its enveloping scent from ylang-ylang sourced from the Comoro Islands for a hint of the exotic, expertly blended with Damascena rose essence and jasmine flowers freshly picked from the Dior fields in Grasse, France.

J’Adore contains two types of jasmine flower – Jasmine Grandiflorum from Grasse and Indian Jasmine Sambac, known as ‘flower of the gods’, which lends warmth and hints of orange blossom to the scent.

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Dior J’Adore Eau de Parfum (Credit: DIOR)

Exotic yet classic, floral but fruity, opulent but also softly sensual, J’Adore is one of those rare scents that appeals to almost all women. “J’Adore is an extraordinary fragrance because it achieves the feat of being an original signature that easily appeals,” creator Demachy says. “It’s sensual without being too heavy.”

In other words, if you’re looking to treat your mum to a little piece of luxury that she can wear every day, look no further.

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