1.J’adore is a timeless fragrance by Christian Dior. It was created in 1999 and remains one of the most popular fragrances of the brand for women. Christian Dior, the father of the “New Look”, had for mail goal to “save women from nature”. Dior is known everywhere in the world. “Absolute feminity” is one of the slogans for J’adore.
2.Dior uses different market segmentations to sell their product. First of all, there is a geographic segmentation. Perfumes are luxury products. Thus, they target wealthier areas like North America, Western Europe, Japan, etc. Since Dior is popular worldwide, we can obviously find it everywhere, but their market is based on these areas’ needs. Then, they use demographic segmentation. They target adult women who have quite high incomes. Perfumes are something not everybody can afford. This fragrance can be worn for any occasion, special as well as regular; it is light but demonstrates personality and feminity. They are trying to get a medium to strong loyalty status. As for any perfume, if a woman likes it; she will probably buy it again. It is a very accessible product. Any store like Macy’s, Nordstrom or Sephora in North America or “perfumeries” in Western Europe will sell J’adore. The segment is very large, because many people, even if they do not fall in one category, will buy perfumes for special occasions, like Christmas. This is a gift that always makes a woman happy, and Dior develops its marketing around that. Indeed, during Christmas, they make a lot of offers that combines a lotion with the perfume for example. Also, there are no separate segments between women; all women want to wear perfume.
3.There are many competitors when it comes to perfumes. But I would say that Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle, Lancome’s Ô and Prada are three main competitors. Chanel is a company based in France. Chanel is just as famous as Dior, if not more. They built their reputation on quality and uniqueness. Coco Mademoiselle is the equivalent of J’adore for Chanel. It is not their main perfume, but is a very important one. The market segmentation is the same. From a customer point of view, they hire celebrities to promote the perfume. Lastly Kate Moss was representing Coco Mademoiselle. They also take greatly care of the image it gives to customers. They hire the best photographer and director for their ads. The image has to be perfect and make the women looking at it dream. I am not an expert to say what Chanel could do better, but as a customer, I think they should make Coco Mademoiselle look younger, because the fragrance could fit many girls in their late teenager years. The information is from: www.chanel.com/fragrance.
Lancome is also a company based in France. Ô by Lancome has almost the same market segmentation, except it is a little wider. Indeed, teenagers are targeted as well as accomplished women. Ô has a fresh look, and is related to water in all commercials or ads. It was the point at the beginning, because “Ô” is an abbreviation for water in French. The image is fluid, but stays classy. This is the advantage. From a customer’s point of view, wearing this fragrance is like taking a fresh air breath. However, I think they should make more effort when it comes to advertising the perfume. Indeed, a perfume is supposed to reflect fashion and perfection, but it only looks fresh, it does not seem like there is a lot of research to make it a dream. The information is from: www.lancome-usa.com/fragrance.
Prada is a company based in Italy. The perfume is also called Prada. The market segmentation is smaller, because the price is higher. The Prada perfume is more expensive than the two others quoted above. Prada also has a stronger and more oriental smell. Prada’s perfume is of excellent quality. It comes with a certificate that each bottle was created with the best ingredients possible and handmade until they put into the bottle. This is the highest...