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Jules Dior for men

Jules Dior for men
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male 25- 25+

I have it: 97 I had it: 64 I want it: 109 My signature: 3

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Jules is game, smile, fantasy, charm. Jules is gentle, yet strong, determined. Jules is always free, always on the run, but manages to do it all. Jules on the vacation: you can see him everywhere. Jules at work: he isn’t obsessed with the boss image. Jules at night: the whole night belongs to him. Jules early in the morning: he dresses up, lights a cigarette and happily takes off, masculine and careless. These are the characteristics of Christian Dior’s fragrance. Before it appeared in 1980, Dior started a commercial campaign to prepare men for the new fragrance, provocatively named Jules. Jules is a name, yet at the same time it represents “the man, the seducer” – that’s what they called pimps back in the 19th century. The commercial campaign (the posters were made by the famous Rene Gruau) caused so much interest that, when it finally came out, it got sold out at the spot. The perfume is very masculine but elegant, with non-glaring but noticeable amber and notes of leather, flowers and aromatic herbs. It opens with Artemisia, lavender, cumin and bergamot. The heart is filled with jasmine, cyclamen, cedar, basil, rose and sandalwood. The base is composed of leather, Tonka bean, oakmoss, amber, suede and musk. The bottle is now different: transparent, elegant with a black stopper. The nose behind this fragrance is Jean Martel.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Artemisia Caraway Lavender Bergamot

Middle Notes
Cyclamen Carnation Sandalwood Basil Jasmine Cedar Rose

Base Notes
Leather Fir Tonka Bean Musk Oakmoss Amber

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Jules Fragrance Reviews

Redbeard
Redbeard

A dry, bitter, smoky powerhouse in the old tradition. Like Aramis but without the sweetness; in fact, this is built around a complete lack of sweetness only seen in things like Yatagan. I could have sworn it was repugnant the last time I tried my sample, but I'm not finding the overbearing herbal sweetness or sharpness that I usually expect from this bunch. It's also not terribly strong. This time around, it reminds me of the much older dry leather barbershop scents (i.e. the Trumper Collection...Astor, Marlborough, Curzon, Eucris). I could actually wear this, in spite of how I had erroneously rememebered it. If it's as expensive and hard to find as I think it is, you might as well just get the Trumper's Collection boxed set, but I am still pleased that another line besides Trumper's has produced this type of scent so recently.

Aug
08
2014
Colin Maillard
Colin Maillard

The family here is the one of Quorum and Kouros, the glorious, "heavy", uncompromising masculine powerhouses, here however with a slightly less raw and savage personality, more sharp and refined, and with a slightly bolder floral side comprising lavender and other "soapy" notes. In a way, you can also smell the roots of the future Bel Ami, above all for a similar soft, slightly soapy and rich leather note. However Jules is surely rawer, mossier, more herbal than Bel Ami – closer to the abovementioned powerhouses. A "brown", young scent, dirty but classy, roaring but effortlessly restrained. A good, even great scent, although perhaps not that great enough to justify the increasing crazy prices it sells for nowadays (mostly because of the close similarity with other fragrances... in other words, if you already own Quorum or Kouros, you won't really miss Jules).

8/10

Jul
24
2014
georgequeue
georgequeue

I completely agree with Mark Antony.

I own two miniatures of this beauty (which is impossible to get here in South America), and I really like it; it's nothing like nowadays fragrances, and I love and have owned many of them.

I'm looking forward to Jules being re-released worldwide...Christian Dior Perfumes, what are you waiting for?!

Jul
11
2014
Mark Antony
Mark Antony

My father has kept a bottle, so I had a chance to smell this one (lucky I guess).A great masculine frag. high quality and special character. After the placing on the market of many bad fragrances during the last year, (in my opinion the companies in most cases recycle the the same ideas) Dior will make a clever move if the reintroduction in the market of the frag become worldwide.

Jul
07
2014
jtd
jtd

What does “vintage” mean in perfumery? It doesn’t have the same meaning as wine, where the noun ‘vintage’ refers to a specific year. We use ‘vintage’ as an adjective to connote quality and a timeframe. The time implied is somewhere in the past. Anywhere in the past, as long as it isn’t still current. The intimation, aside from connoisseurship is, is that the better/best version of a perfume is no longer made. The current model is defective.

One force that presses the issue is restriction/reformulation. The chypre genre has become vintage by extinction due to the restricted use of oakmoss. Any given chypre becomes vintage the day after the fatal reformulation. The coumarin that allows for the the fougère genre is restricted.  Has the genre gone the way of the chypre?  Obsolescence as a result of die back?

So is the fougère necessarily vintage?

Fuck if I know, but have you ever smelled Dior Jules?  It's spectacular. It reminds me why I grew up loving the smell of Paco Rabanne pour Homme and easily fell in with Yves Saint Laurent Kouros as a young man. The fougère reaches out for you. It reminds you why the term inspiration carries multiple meanings. It is optimistic by nature.

Jules takes advantage of everything the genre offers. It is gregarious. It is broad. It is handsome. It hits the balance point between cleanliness and funk that makes you want to throw your arms around your fellow humans and smell them. It has the soapiness/muskiness balance that makes the genre so agile, but adds a bouquet garni and a smile.

So here's the question:  does Jules still exist?  I have a decant from a friend who bought it in Paris a few years ago. It's unavailable in the USA where I live. I believe it always has been. Is it "vintage"?  Has it gone the way of the chypre and the passenger pigeon?  

The chypre was bled to death over time. Is the same happening to the fougère?  

Jun
18
2014
Porsborg
Porsborg

Complex..Love..True Dior!
If you love green,this is it.
Very scensual.
The true essence of Dior,after Eau Sauvage.

Jan
30
2014
lavaman
lavaman

I used to love this scent. From what I remember it is a classic fougere but so much more. I am a lavender junky and the quality of the lavender used with this fragrance was exceptional. Definitely a power house fragrance that you could wear on your inner wrist that would last all day long which is so rare these days. Never over powering but very well blended with allot of individual notes implimented. Would buy this again as long as they don't reformulate the juice, which is what they would probably do unfortunately

Dec
13
2013
GMK
GMK

I was curios to check this out due to increasing number of votes which say its similar to Kouros, fortunately I found it at a friends home his father used to wear this in some ancient times.

To my untrained nose it has nothing at all to resemble with Kouros. It has a very dated leather / lavender vibe which is similar to some Chinese massage oil.

I definitely cant stand this.

Oct
04
2013
georgequeue
georgequeue

I wish this juice were much more famous worldwide!

I currently own two miniatures of vintage Jules -both bought via ebay-, and I've found it really lovely and pleasant; I think it can be used by men over 30 years old, like me.

Message for Christian Dior Perfumes:
Re-release this fragrance worldwide, PLEASE!!!

UPDATE: Although I love the juice, it doesn't last on my skin that very much; it's a matter of skin pH, I guess.

Sep
16
2013
georgequeue
georgequeue

I just received my Jules flacon...WHAT AN AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL FRAGRANCE!!!

To me, it is like a classier, softer, and less spicy version of Halston Z-14 mixed with YSL Kouros. There's a great deal of lavender in it, yet it feels soft and pleasant, and the animalic note begins to stand out after some minutes. Unlike what many people say, this fragrance is not so overbearing; could it be that I haven't put on enough in order to unleash the beast?

In summary, I DO like it...It was worth the wait! :)

Greetinx.

UPDATE: This fragrance has really grown on me...I'll get more ASAP!!! ;)

Jul
30
2013
fuggerone
fuggerone

Vintage only: ultra spicy woods combo, thick sillage and duration, from the golden age of powerhouses this was King!

Jul
14
2013
fan.of.devin
fan.of.devin

Lavendar overload, not a fan.

Jul
14
2013
georgequeue
georgequeue

I've just bought it blind; it'll be in my hands in 3 weeks, hopefully. I'm really looking forward to knowing what Dior Jules smells like! :)

Jul
10
2013
JasonB
JasonB

I have an original amber glass bottle from 1994 & it still smells
very good. Was discontinued from Australian stockists about this time.

May
02
2013
Jomoves
Jomoves

In the 80s I was looking for a new fragrance when I stumbled upon this one. The saleswoman told me that it was for "Men who set trends rather than follow them". I jokingly told her that I hadn't really set any trends.

With that she took the tester from my hands, said "Then this isn't for you", turned on her heels and walked away!

Mar
20
2013
jozemo
jozemo

A strong but seriously elegant scent,by todays standard it is nothing special,it truly a men's fragarance with all the accords associated with it,herbal,woodsy and leather, the drydown is great if you are patient enough to appreciate this type edt,it raw edgy and carefree in an old school sort of way,this is for acquired taste a very 80's type of scent.

Feb
15
2013
Fimafeng
Fimafeng

My fragrance for a couple of wild years.
A success story.
Very seductive scent and it goes almost for any season and every occassion. However, I got a little bored with it, although the girls did not.
The main critique is that it lacks a bit of personal character like Anteaus or Kouros as to characterizing it a signature fragrance.
But if you just want a very good smelling perfume with lots of attraction potential and no fuzz you shouldn´t hesitate a second. It delivers. Believe me.

Oct
10
2012
shoden
shoden

Cool raw badboyish dirty perfecto 80's proto-"outsiders" lady's man lover scent.

Apr
27
2012
alfarom
alfarom

Review for the vintage juice...

If you like humongous animalic fougeres a-là Kouros or challenging herbal-woody concoctions in the same vein as Yatagan, Jules is a mandatory test! Old-school spicy-green masculine with the typical dirty/clean aspect of the aforementioned fragrances. Less animalic than Kouros and, overall, less distinctive than Yatagan yet an unbelievably unsung beauty.

Not much to add. For fragrance aficionados only.

Rating: 8-8.5/10

Apr
18
2012
aleksylvester
aleksylvester

The problem with Jules is that the top notes include too much lavender. After about an hour, the smell becomes more interesting, but unfortunately anonymous.

Oct
11
2011
Bigsly
Bigsly

Seems a lot like Quorum, except that a major animalic note has been added, and perhaps one or two of Quorum's dominant notes have been subdued a bit. In fact, think 20% Kouros and 70% Quorum (10% unique), and you probably have an excellent idea about what Jules smells like. I suggest getting some vintage Quorum, which is still easy to find on ebay at great prices (look for the bottles that don't say Antonio Puig towards the bottom of the front of the bottle; it should only say Puig). I don't see any reason to pay big money for this one, considering the options now available. Jules is a bit more human/animalic whereas Quorum is more nature/animalic (having a kind of "fresh" quality that Jules doesn't seem to possess), if that makes sense, but otherwise ask yourself how often you are going to wear this kind of fragrance and if you really need a bottle of Jules.

UPDATE: After several hours, Jules went in a different direction than Quorum, though I could still detect the notes they have in common. Quorum is woodier and more herbal/fresh, whereas Jules was more animalic/spicy. I think Jules' drydown is very similar to Programme Homme, Carrington Cologne, or vintage Santos, but I can't remember which one !

Sep
01
2011
panacea
panacea

I still have one of the small sample bottles, but there are only a few drops left in it and how I wish it was still full!...I love this fragrance.

Being a woman who will occasionally use a male fragrance (if I like it) I was given this sample bottle about 15 years ago and was surprised how many women asked me what I was wearing, as they loved the warm, spicy scent - maybe it was just the way if reacted with my skin, but everyone said it reminded them of Christmas - scents of spices and sultry orange, with the fragrance getting more mellow over time. If only Dior would reissue it!

May
11
2011
mehrdad
mehrdad

A strong men’s fragrance composed with woody green notes and spicy pepper accents.

به نقل از سایت دیور

Mar
12
2011
Scentszilla
Scentszilla

On some days "Jules" is an über interesting, dark and complex beast. ... BUT then on others it's rather more like a dark furry "pissed-on" soaked beast. (~ It morphs and bites !)
~ But it's well worth the wait for it's more elegant "dénouement" !

Dec
21
2010
RobbieX
RobbieX

I remember smelling a tester ages ago - it was a really great smell -leather and spice. Wish I could get some

Jul
31
2010
desmondorama
desmondorama

This has been one of my all time favourites and I wish that Parfums Christian Dior would reissue it again.

It's typically early 80's, intense, masculine and musky; when men smelled like men should!

I love the artemesia, musk, jasmine, sandalwood and rose (most of my favourites have these notes).

I also love the packaging and style of the perfume; so Dior!

Aug
24
2009
Castor
Castor

"Is it right? Is it supposed to smell like this? Do you like this? Are you sure it is fine, isn't it stale? Dior does things like this? Are you 100 % sure it is original?" Jules gets these kinds of comments when smelt straight from the bottle or at top notes.

The truth is Jules is so opaque that at first whiffs one feels there are two missing things:

1. Where is Jules? Isn't it a person? Or is it rather a particular character?

2. Where is Jules' instruction manual?

Obviously, Jules is unique, but not to the point of human-like uniqueness. And, of course, there is no such thing as an instruction manual for this EdT. Still, I feel that this imaginary document should have stated somewhere that wearers should wait for mid and base notes, and that the effort is worth it for these show a perfect crafted blend around animalic / leather and flowery notes, as described in the pyramid.

I would like to add that Jules is part of an uncomprehended bunch, which to the extend of my knowledge includes other 1980's "monster sillage / monster longevity" fragrances like Oscar de la Renta pour Lui and Givenchy's Xeryus. This makes me wonder if it is worth having these scents in your collection. The answer would lie on the motivations for this hobby, be it sheer curiosity ("Hey! Can it be that perfumes smell...like this?"), particular tastes ("I enjoy awry smelling perfumes, so what!") or plain snobbery ("Sorry, this is not for the uninitiated. You won't be able to get this for you don't have what it takes to appreciate it"). I haven't got an answer for this, except for my case, which would be sheer curiosity.

Thus, one word of caution: make sure to try it before spending money in a full bottle.

Edit: true, it is not what it used to be, I guess the civet and the oakmoss are the reasons why the reformulation feels more subdued. If you miss it and / or want to know how it was like, layer it with a spray of El Otro Tigre, by Fueguia.

On the other hand - just rule out adding civet to it: this is nuclear - strong (a drop has the same effect as a poop-bomb) and it DOES smell of feces.

Jul
14
2009
tessture
tessture

Whooops: Helps to sign in.Now I have to repeat myself, sorry. Jules goes onto my skin as musty leather and soap. Spice notes creep in nicely, but then fade away again to leave musty leather and soap. Later, a mint note arrives and fades with the same strange vanishing act. It's not bad, smelling rather like a clean man in a leather jacket, but it's not particularly spectacular either, with my chemistry. I didn't get dirty edges or animalistic notes like CommonScent reports, just that musty leather that reminds me powerfully of English Leather only soapier. Hmmm

Mar
17
2009
guest_
guest_

Goes onto my skin as musty leather and soap. Spice notes creep in nicely, but then fade away again to leave musty leather and soap. Later, a mint note arrives and fades with the same strange vanishing act. It's not bad, smelling rather like a clean man in a leather jacket, but it's not particularly spectacular either, with my chemistry. I didn't get dirty edges or animalistic notes like CommonScent reports, just that musty leather that reminds me powerfully of English Leather only soapier. Hmmm.

Mar
17
2009
CommonScents
CommonScents

Awesome animalic scent. Masculine extravaganza with edgy / dirty nuances throughout the accords. Huge scent. Big thumbs up.

Oct
11
2008

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