Imagine the scent of a hand-carved, aromatic fir balsam wood box filled with ripe plums and spicy incense, cinnamon sticks, and buttery-scented saffron threads. What you come up with might approach the complexity of Tom Ford’s Plum Japonais, a true Oriental scent that is part of his Atelier d’Orient collection.
The ume plum is is said to be a sacred symbol for spring in Japan and China, and Tom Ford wanted a fragrance centered around its luscious texture and aroma. Although Plum Japonais’ base is rich with vanilla, benzoin and amber, don’t confuse it for a gourmand sweet bomb. Sweetness is there, of course, but Plum Japonais is largely a dry scent, its rich fruit layered with wood, resins, and aromatic spices.
Saffron, Cinnamon Bark, Everlasting Flower, Sawara Cypress, Ume Plum, Plum Liqueur, Camelia Japonica, Agarbois, Amber, Benzoin, Fir Balsam Absolute, Vanilla Absolute and Infusion