J'Adore by Christian Dior is one of the youngest perfumes I've ever written about here on Yesterday's Perfume. It's "only" 14 years old. But if you consider that one of the reasons vintage perfumes are alluring to many folks, myself included, is because they're no longer available in their original — and usually superior — formulations, then J'Adore fits right in. In fact, J'Adore is a case study in how radical and destructive a reformulation can be and still be called the same perfume.
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing J'Adore's perfumer Calice Becker for Refinery29. I had the awkward realization shortly before I met her that I knew about her perfume Tommy Girl, but I wasn't familiar with her blockbuster success J'Adore. (In 1999, I was too busy adoring Gucci Rush, which, come to think of it now that I know J'Adore, had a similar aura of paradoxical freshness and creaminess.)