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.