J by Jennifer Aniston Eau de Parfum, 85 ml
J by Jennifer Aniston is a creamy floral fragrance for her with notes of salty sea accord, bergamot, aromatic white flowers, sandalwood, Tahitian bourbon vanilla and musk. It’s meant to evoke the freshness of the sea with sun on sandy beaches.
Straight out of the bottle it’s a dose of nostalgia—not for Rachel Green’s hair (though never say never because hey: the 90s are back!) but for vintage Coppertone suntan oil and vanilla. It’s like an after-dark version of Beach by Bobbi Brown (but much more affordable). Wear this to remind yourself of that time Tulum. You’ll need to reapply often, though, because like both sunscreen and the tropical vacation, it doesn’t last long enough. 2.5 out of 4
I imagine Aniston sitting at her kitchen table with her management team drinking Smart Water and applying some Aveeno moisturizer. Oops. Dry eyes. Time for a couple drops of Eyelove. She takes a quick look in the mirror and pulls out some Living Proof hairspray to tame a couple stray hairs. Maybe she should book a quick getaway? Wonder what’s available on Emirates Airlines? Hmm… maybe she just needs a glass of cold milk right now. Oh, what were you saying? I need a fragrance. Okay. Just make it beachy. J opens with a salt sea accord, water lily and bergamot. There are a handful of white flowers then vanilla and sandalwood. It’s not offensive with it but comes across as soulless. It feels like someone in brand management just checked off “make a fragrance” off her list. 2 out of 4
Sniff Test fragrance reviews are the personal opinions of Nathalie Atkinson and Dave Lackie.
GabrielleAugust 10, 2020 at 11:20 am
I love your Sniff Tests! Your wit is sparklier and more enlivening than any perfume!
Cynthia M SacksAugust 5, 2020 at 1:30 pm
Dave, you are hilarious!
Mariola daherAugust 4, 2020 at 10:29 am
This is great , sounds like a lovely fragrance
Anna Roszak-RobinsonAugust 3, 2020 at 10:01 pm
daniela sborliniAugust 3, 2020 at 8:51 pm
lol!!! love it
PatsyAugust 2, 2020 at 1:31 pm
I love these reviews!
@tseringsAugust 2, 2020 at 12:53 pm
lol why don’t you tell us what you really think?? 😉
yeah for honest reviews!!
Linda LAugust 2, 2020 at 7:58 am
Sounds like the appropriate fragrance by Anniston….LA beach girl boring! So enjoyed your review! @linlett60
Linda LAugust 2, 2020 at 8:02 am
Jibralta MerrillAugust 3, 2020 at 3:14 am
Love your reviews! This one wasn’t enough of a READ! If you’re going to give a cologne a 2, then let’s hear a bit more acerbic sarcasm! I know, Dave Lackie, you’ve got it in you!
Cheri StevensAugust 1, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Damn Dave. You had me at beach scent but I trust you so a meager scent is off the list. Too bad, I adore her.
Heather SchellAugust 1, 2020 at 12:30 pm
Remember when Jennifer Aniston refused to promote products or ‘sell out’? LOL!
So I’m actually interested in this, I got nostalgic just reading ‘Coppertone suntan oil and vanilla’ made me yearn for long lazy summer days at the trailer.
Angela CitrignoAugust 1, 2020 at 12:26 pm
It’s one of the reason I don’t go celebrity fragrances. I feel it’s let’s see how much the public still loves me? Cute bottle design and I love the blue, but I’m not rushing out to purchase this fragrance. Thank you both for your opinions. @959angela
Somia DAugust 1, 2020 at 12:14 pm
Killung me Dave- yeah after her eye commercial, anything she dies says ‘cashgrab’ to me
SarahAugust 1, 2020 at 10:41 am
I love the scent of bergamot however the having to keep reapplying makes me think yup ✅ off the list. Next!!
Tara kittAugust 1, 2020 at 9:56 am
I was originally looking forward to trying this. I love to be reminded of the beach. I will research others first.
September DeeAugust 1, 2020 at 9:47 am
The notes sound rather generic. Nothing particularly new or enticing. I agree with you both ! Dave that is probably exactly how the fragrance was created. A “what haven’t I done yet” attitude. Little thought and heart results in a soulless fragrance. Terribly sad!
Sherri GelbartAugust 1, 2020 at 2:03 am
I really like all the notes that are mentioned, but I would’t want a fragrance that could come across as soulless.