The J'Adore family welcomes a glamorous new cousin, dubbed Touche De Parfum. With her oil-based constitution, she may well have been brought into the fold to woo the Middle Eastern market, but I'm not complaining, because she's one of the most beguiling creatures Dior have added to their mainstream range for several years. Eschewing top notes, François Demachy has emboldened the familiar green-jasmine accord of Calice Becker's original composition with silky musks, headier florals (ah, the tuberose!) and, most notably, a delectable sandalwood. What emerges is a tribute to the spirit of the 80s, a golden nectar of a scent, combining the most addictive elements of Dior's own Poison and Guerlain's Samsara with a 21st century avoidance of needless grandeur and a love of transparency. Dior hope that customers will use this Touche De Parfum iteration as a base for their favourite version of J'Adore, and although the oil stands on its own as a bona fide fragrance, it's hard to resist the brand's proposition. The possibilities are too enticing to refuse.
[Review based on a sample provided by Christian Dior in 2015.]