The Bon Parfumeur Plum perfumes
You are sure to fall in love with our Eau de parfum 401 combining cedar, candied plum and vanilla for an olfactory delight. This plum perfume is a fragrant liqueur with fruity and vanilla accents. A fresh, pungent trio of cypress, elemi and bergamot to start. Then plum reveals sweet, captivating candied fruit tones, balanced by the elegance of cedar wood in this perfume. Vanilla adds roundness and sensuality to the assertive character of our best creation. Plum is generally used as a top note for its fruity notes. But here, we've decided to work with candied plums for a gourmand touch. Like the classic plum, it has syrupy, liquorish facets.
What does the word “plum” mean?
The origin of the word plum comes from the Latin "prunum", meaning "plum fruit". In fact, the plum tree is a member of the Rosaceae family. Its name evolved over time, from "prone" in vulgar Latin, to "pruine" in the 12th century, then "prune" in the 14th century.
In the beginning...
The plum, a fruit with a rich history dating back to over 2000 BC, has its origins in Asia. It was introduced to the Mediterranean region by the Greeks and Romans in the ancient times. Appreciated since the Middle Ages for its sweetness and aesthetic appeal, it was cultivated in monastic gardens.
Formerly a rare fruit reserved for the elite, its plump, sweet flesh was in high demand. Today, plums are appreciated for their sweet, fruity fragrance, evoking memories of childhood and summer vacations. It is frequently used in gourmet perfumes and summer olfactory compositions to add a welcoming freshness and lightness.
DID YOU KNOW? There are over 2000 varieties of plum worldwide, each with its own characteristics in terms of taste, color and texture!
Different Varieties of Plum
The main plum species include the European plum (Prunus domestica), which is the most common and widely cultivated, the Japanese plum (Prunus salicina), known for its juicy, sweet flesh, and the American plum (Prunus americana), which is often used to make jams and preserves. There are also other varieties of plum, such as the Ente plum used to produce prunes, the Damascus plum with its blue-purple skin and sweet flesh, and the small, yellow Mirabelle plum, renowned for its sweet-tart flavor. Each of these plum species has its own specific characteristics and culinary uses.
The plum tree grows in various parts of the world, including Europe, Asia, North America and North Africa. It adapts to temperate climates, preferring warm summers and cold winters.
Generally planted in autumn or spring, plums develop from seed or by grafting a selected variety onto a suitable rootstock. Once planted, the plum tree first forms solid roots in the soil. Later, it develops a system of branches extending from the central trunk.
In spring, plum trees produce white or pink flowers, which are pollinated by bees and other insects. After pollination, the flowers turn into small green fruits that gradually ripen: and plums begin to develop.
As they ripen, their color changes from green to yellow, red or purple, depending on the variety. Once ripe, plums can be harvested by hand. Harvest time varies according to variety and growing region.
What did you know about plums in perfumery?
Plum belongs to the "fruity" olfactory family and is found mainly in the top notes and is a popular note in home scents and fragrances due to its rich, fruity, and slightly sweet aroma.
Its olfactory profile is soft, fruity and sweet, with subtle notes of flowers and spices. Its trail can be described as sweet, fruity and slightly woody. Top notes of plum offer juicy sweetness and a delicately fruity fragrance to perfumes.
However, in perfumery, plum is not used directly as a pure extract, but rather recreated through accords. These accords are combinations of different olfactory notes which, when blended, evoke the characteristic scent of plums. They have the advantage of lasting longer than the scent of plum oil, and of not having a significant impact on biodiversity.
Plum is a versatile olfactory note that can be used in a variety of ways in perfumes to create harmonious accords. Here are a few examples of the accords most commonly associated with plums in perfumery:
• Fruity accords: Plum has a sweet, fruity scent, making it an ideal ingredient for fruity accords. It can be combined with other fruits such as peach, pear, cherry or apricot, creating juicy, sweet olfactory compositions.
• Gourmand accords: Plums add a deliciously sweet touch, making them a popular note in gourmet fragrances. It can be combined with notes of vanilla, caramel, chocolate or pastry, creating mouth-watering, gourmet accords.
• Floral accords: Plums can also be used in floral accords to add a velvety, fruity nuance. It pairs well with flowers such as rose, jasmine or violet, adding a subtle, fruity dimension to floral arrangements.
• Woody accords: Plums can be used in woody accords to bring a fruity, sweet facet to warmer, woodier notes. It blends well with notes of sandalwood, cedar or patchouli, adding a seductive, refined touch to woody fragrances.
• Oriental accords: Plums can be used in oriental accords to add richness and depth. Combined with spices such as cinnamon, clove or vanilla, it creates sensual, exotic olfactory compositions.
The plum is a fruit used in many fields. Cosmetics is one of them. Indeed, plums are cherished for their moisturizing and nourishing properties and are best for softening and smoothing the skin. Moreover, this fruit is also beneficial for the body due to its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, perfect for relieving muscular and joint pain.
In addition to cosmetics, plums are used in the preparation of various products like jams, stewed fruit compotes, liqueurs, syrups and pastries.
Some popular plum perfumes…
If you're looking for a plum fragrance, here's a list of a best plum perfumes that may interest you:
• Organza Indécence Eau de Parfum by Givenchy belongs to the woody oriental fragrance family. Top notes reveal fruity accents of plum and cinnamon. This perfume captures the essence of bold, seductive femininity.
• Boxeuses Eau de Parfum by Serge Lutens features plum, offering a powerful, elegant olfactory experience. The top note of this captivating perfume features fruity and spicy accords that awaken the senses. These notes are followed by a harmonious heart note that creates a subtle balance between sweetness and boldness, offering a unique and captivating olfactory experience.
• Her Blossom by Burberry is a floral eau de toilette that captures the energy of London gardens. Its fresh, luminous composition features plum blossom and peony, while notes of mandarin and pink berry provide a subtle contrast. Presented in a powdery pink bottle inspired by the brand's iconic flasks, Her Blossom embodies the elegance and optimism of dynamic women.
• Boss Orange Femme Eau de Toilette Spray by Hugo Boss, is a captivating, modern fragrance, expressing the brand's radiant youth. Notes of bergamot, orange blossom, plum and sandalwood create a bold, seductive blend, ideal for the bold, radiant.
• Frederic Malle Le Parfum de Thérèse is a complex and intriguing scent with a blend of various notes. It is often described as a sophisticated and nuanced fragrance that balances fruitiness, florals, and earthy elements. It's known for its complexity and unique character.