FRUITY

Type
Reproduction accord

Fruity, floral, velvety, liqueur, cooked fruit.

Plum adds a velvety-smooth facet to both masculine and feminine fragrances. Often found delighting the olfactory palette of fine compositions, plum is deliciously floral and fruity, with a curious liqueur nuance. A note of sweet “cooked plum” is found in some fragrances, including interior fragrances.

Production

The velvety plum note does not derive from the fruit itself. Rather, it is reproduced synthetically in the lab using chemical compounds known as damascones. From the same family of molecules that are also found in rose notes, damascones deliver a powerfully fruity-floral scent and are used in a number of synthetic fragrance notes.

History

While little is certain about the history of plums, our best guess is that the juicy little fruit originates from China, and that during the days when the Roman Empire hailed supreme across Europe, several varieties developed and were thus well-known and enjoyed. Among them, the Damascus plum is thought to have been the most popular.

Some fragrances related to the ingredient

Tom Ford | Private Blend Atelier d'Orient

PLUM JAPONAIS

AMBERY (ORIENTAL) / CITRUS
WOODY / CITRUS
Demeter Fragrance Library

SUGAR PLUM

FLORAL / FRUITY
LEATHER / CITRUS
Avon | Scentini

PLUM TWIST

FLORAL / CITRUS
Dolores Promesas

SWEET PLUM

FLORAL / FRUITY
FLORAL / FRUITY
Laundry by Shelli Segal

LAUNDRY

CITRUS / FRUITY
Paco Rabanne

OLYMPÉA LEGEND

AMBERY (ORIENTAL) / FRUITY
CITRUS / FRUITY
Calvin Klein

SECRET OBSESSION

WOODY / AMBERY (ORIENTAL)
FLORAL / FRUITY
Malin & Goetz

DARK RUM

AMBERY (ORIENTAL) / CITRUS
Avon | Scent Essence

ROMANTIC BOUQUET

FLORAL / GREEN
FLORAL / CITRUS
Victoria's Secret

INTENSE

WOODY / CITRUS
Swiss Arabian | Swiss Arabian

SPIRIT ABSOLUTE

WOODY / AMBERY (ORIENTAL)
FLORAL / AMBERY (ORIENTAL)
FLORAL / AMBERY (ORIENTAL)
House of Sillage | The Whispers In The Garden

WHISPERS OF TEMPTATION

WOODY / AMBERY (ORIENTAL)

Musk

Bergamot

Sandalwood

Patchouli

Amber

Vanilla

Jasmine

Cedarwood

Rose

Mandarin

Vetiver

Lemon

Tonka Bean

Iris / Orris

Orange Blossom

Cardamom

Pink Pepper

Lavender

Grapefruit

Woody Notes

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