Unlisted Brand • Mary Greenwell - Plum • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
The topnotes are just about too fruity; however, once the florals appear, it's gorgeous and grounded with enough animalistic basenotes to make it sultry. Definitely like this.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Fruit meets forest green. The fruit is ripe, juicy. The scent is not flirty or seductive or cocktail-y or sweet. If you were intrigued by all the Serge Lutens stewed-fruit compositions, but found the spices too much, you might like this better. Plum has a nice, respect-the-ingredients simplicity to it.
I'd put this in the unchallenging-but-dependable category, which is not a bad category. We need friends like that, and perfumes too. I'd wear this in cooler weather, for work conferences that last all day.
Medium sillage, dabbed. Lasts about three hours.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
A classic chypre with a memorable twist. Top notes of plum, blackcurrant, peach, bergamot and lemon blend with notes of Gardenia, Tuberose Abolute, Orange Flower Absolute, Rose Absolute and Jasmine Absolute and a base of precious woods, Sandalwood, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Amber and White Musk. I brought mine from http://www.marygreenwell.com and was really happy with the quality of the fragrance and also the packaging i really like this scent and keep re applying it throughout the day
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have only worn it twice from a sampler... may be I'll change my views. Anyway here is what I feel so far.
First things hit the nose are blackcurrants - but that was only for brief seconds. Then it's onto a peach - not exactly peach as in a fruit, more like a peach fizz, supported by a chorus of lily of the valley (the ad copy says gardenia and jasmine), and rose. This stage lasts and lasts. There is a bit of an aquatic feel in the background too but it is very very mute.
Description says that: "It is an incredibly feminine fragrance with top notes of peach, blackcurrant, plum, bergamot and lemon. Heart notes of gardenia, tuberose absolute, orange flower absolute, rose absolute and jasmine absolute. End notes of precious woods, sandalwood, oakmoss, patchouli, amber and white musk."
Some reviewers (on the web) had mentioned the word "chypre" but I can't see how this can be classified as a chypre. The keywords are all in there in the descritipon - bergamot, oakmoss, patchouli, musk, but they are in miniscule amount that are overwhelmed by the very heavy handed floral notes. It is perhaps the chypre for the floral only wearer. The amber musk dominanted chypre element only appears when all the middle notes are gone whereas I wish it had been there throughout.
Great longevity on skin - I guess that's because the creator wanted it big and loud. But calling it "plum" - is a part misnomer - as I can find no plum here. If the creator is referring to the voluptuous meaning of the word "plum" then she most definitely on the mark.
I'd say it is great value at £90/100ml compared to the other recently launched fragrances given the intensity of the smell - it's best worn dabbed - but the thing came with a spray so skillful spray is needed if not to get everyone around you overwhelmed. Compared to all fragrances ever launched the it isn't great value as there is little innovativity in the scent - the overall feeling of it reminds me of Amariage, certain aspects esp the topnotes and middle notes remind me of Diorrismo and J'adore, then there are the Guerlain Aqua Allegorias like Figue-Iris, Laurier-Réglisse, Lilia Bella, Pivoine Magnifica. All of these are sold cheaper than Plum even at RRP.