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Atelier d’Orient Plum Japonais Tom Ford for women

Atelier d’Orient Plum Japonais Tom Ford for women
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Atelier d’Orient Plum Japonais by Tom Ford is a Floral Fruity fragrance for women. This is a new fragrance. Atelier d’Orient Plum Japonais was launched in 2013. The fragrance features japanese plum, saffron, cinnamon, immortelle, plum blossom, camellia, agarwood (oud), amber, benzoin, fir and vanilla.

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Japanese Plum Saffron Cinnamon Immortelle Plum Blossom Camellia Agarwood (Oud) Amber Benzoin Fir Vanilla

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Atelier d’Orient Plum Japonais Fragrance Reviews

Chicago Tony T
Chicago Tony T

More of a Spicy Oriental than a Floral Fruity. The plum note is more in the background while the resinous,aweet, and balsamic notes take center stage. Mostly amber,benzoin,immortelle and vanilla with a touch of oud kicking in after about 2 hours. I do like it but feel it could project more. I get about 4 hours of good silage and after that it's a skin scent. After all that, I do like the scent and I think it's unisex but once my decant runs out I will not buy a bottle. Not a safe blind buy at all.

Aug
18
2014
Bunino
Bunino

Suitable for men as well. One of my personal favorites despite the price tag.

8.5/10

Jul
24
2014
xXx CHAR xXx
xXx CHAR xXx

All I will say is that this is divine and could very well become my new fave!!! Dark and mysterious...

Jul
04
2014
sweetnspicey
sweetnspicey

The plum here was not nearly as juicy as I hoped. It was more like a plump sun-dried plum that you can tell had a lot of juice in it before it was dried. This is like biting into one and getting a bit of leftover woodiness from the pit. As it continues to unfold on my skin, I pick up more vanilla and some spice, although I can not tell necessarily that it is cinnamon. What I love most about the perfume is the woods. Tom Ford perfumes always have amazing woods in them. As for the perfume as a whole, overall I was not as impressed as I wanted to be. I still have a couple bottles of John Varvatos pure perfume (the parfum is so much richer than the EdP), and I was hoping this would be more velvety and juicy like that. In comparison, Plum Japonais is a bit bland.

Jun
25
2014
Pepperflower
Pepperflower

Im half Asian, and on that side of my family, especially at my granmothers house there are many dried fruits such as plums. They were still juicy, and sticky. Smelling this is like opening a package of these plums. Fruity sweet and a bit sour. As im eating this at grandmas house, in the air is the smell of incense and her being superstitious and all natural, she has many strange medicines and things I have no clue about that were strong smelling. This fragrance reminds me of her and that house. She was lovely and mysterious. This fragrance is first and foremost, sticky sweet plums and darkens with spice, wood and amber turning it syrupy, a bit medicinal like. It is masculine with the wood and feminine with flowers. I find this unisex for My boyfriend thought this was a man's fragrance. I like this as well but I find it more leaning feminine. It last for days and turns more vanilla, floral and woody with time. This is my type of gourmand, This is so dark, beautiful, mysterious and delicious. I feel naughty, avid with a smirk on my face when I smell this and think of black magic and potions.

Jun
25
2014
ElectricEden
ElectricEden

One of my favorite new perfumes. All of Tom Ford's frags I have tried so far have been great, and this is no exception. I own nothing else like it. Definitely one to try.

Jun
19
2014
jtd
jtd

Fortunately, you don't spritz on a marketing campaign. You spritz perfume. Set aside the nouvelle orientalism of the Ford 'Atelier d'Orient' collection. But do smell Plum Japonais if you get the chance.

More than most fruits, the plum is about the relationship of the skin and the flesh of the fruit. A thin, intensely acidic skin layer is the first taste of the plum as you pierce the skin with your teeth, but the rush of sweet flesh overwhelms the tartness quickly as you continue to bite. In your mouth, the experience reverses and the sweetness washes away as the meat of the fruit gets swallowed, leaving the skin and its sharpness. Tart, sweet, tart. Each bite is a little opera.

The salty, acidic slap of the pickled umeboshi plum is one of my favorite tastes. The experience is huge and invigorating. It’s the gustatory equivalent of jumping out of a sauna and into the snow. Plum Japonais plays with these fluctuating facets of the plum and makes a woody-plum perfume that is both bold and nuanced. Plum could be a thorny note, given that Edmond Roudnitska claimed the plum as his own with the brilliant Rochas Femme. The reformulation of Femme, with cumin standing in for no longer available animalic elements, kept the plum alive and in the chypre territory. Serge Lutens and Christopher Sheldrake used the plum as the starting place for a wholely new fruited-wood amber genre. Feminité du Bois and its successors have claimed the rights to a plum-cedar empire. Any perfumer hoping to make a principally plum-scented fragrance cannot help but see some big shoes.

Perfumer Yann Vasnier takes the plum into new territory with Plum Japonais. The previous pairings, plum/moss in Femme and plum/cedar in Feminité du Bois, were enormously successful and so is Vanier’s. He matches plum with a fir note, making a sweet and syrupy perfume that doesn’t fall into the gourmand trap. I’ve seen oud, spices and all sorts of things listed in the notes for Plum Japonais, but the overall effect is a sweet, cool woody tone similar to that in Fille en Aiguilles. (Take that, Sheldrake!) In both cases you can embrace the sweetness without reservation and never fear falling into a dessert. Even with notes of cardamom and cinnamon, the perfume still leans more toward the Christmas tree than the dessert table.

Vasnier creates a dynamic similar to the tart-sweetness of eating a plum by focussing on the tensions between spiced sweetness and cold balsamic resinousness. And he manages to do it without stealing from either Roudnitska or Sheldrake. This alone is remarkable. Plum Japonais has an unrestrained opening that is appropriate for a fruity fragrance, but settles comfortably into a dusty wooded-fruit balance that remains strong but close to the skin. The drydown is spectacular, more poised than tempting, and is would be a great treat to reconsider on your wrist at the end of a long day.

(I'm just being introduced to perfumer Yann Vasnier's work and am enjoying it tremendously. Can't wait to try more.)

from scenthurdle.com

Jun
18
2014
ThEnAuGhTyPrOf.
ThEnAuGhTyPrOf.

Exquisite & revolutionary....... OMG! This stuff is amazing guys, it's thick, it's dark, it's luscious.... I was blown away when I first sprayed this... It definitely has a dark undertone to it. I'm really fascinated now by fragrances now that introduce that plum note....

*Juicy, dark plums, not dried, but pretty close..... Having eaten plums all my life, they don't tend to be that potent, but you certainly get that juicy plum note in the opening.

*That juiciness creates a "jam-like" quality to it.... Picture yourself: in a romantic setting (interior decorated in plum & burgundy), a tinge of incense is in the air and your basking in a glass of full bodied Bordeaux........

*This for me is a red, burgundy fragrance........, almost like wine with some spices that gradually takes on a tinge of a leather vibe to it.... Guys you can almost taste that fruit.... It's really that good....... In this particular part of the line (not the ENTIRE Private Collection), it's THE best one I've tried thus far...... Fleur De Chine and Shanghai Lilly are not that bad, but this one is THE REAL DEAL..... One final thought: subtle resemblance to: Liaisons Dangereuses By Kilian

Jun
14
2014
Cyrus Smith
Cyrus Smith

This potion is beautiful.
First try was uncertain… but by the second time I was hooked! You can feel this juice evolving on your skin and the gradual transformation. Sweet without being a candy fragrance and delicately gourmand and mysterious.
I won't mentioned the ingredients, others have said it better than I would but the fragrances of Tom Ford often have a "capiteux" dark side. After an hour this concoction, on me, brings a scent that is reminiscent of Xeryus (Givenchy, the formulation from the mid-eighties) which I can't identify. I went to smell the latest of Xeryus from Les Parfums Mythiques but it's just not the same.

One word… addictive!

Yann Vasnier is the nose behind this as well as Lavender Palm, Costa Azzura, etc.

Jun
14
2014
George Ch.
George Ch.

It's definitely not a woman's perfume it's at least unisex and i believe it's more suitable for males. I have it and I love it. Perfect smell, very long lasting and heavy sillage.

Jun
13
2014
dbrii24
dbrii24

Intoxicating! Tom Ford truly speaks my perfume language- this is amazing! I wasn't sure if this would work with my chemistry because of the oud note. I turn up my nose anytime I see the note listed in fragrances. I can't help it- I'm jaded. Oud has treated me horribly in the past but I'm learning to love again ;) When an oud infused fragrance meets my chemistry it often battles the other notes in the fragrance, as well as my skin, and when the smoke clears I'm left with a sour mess. Fortunately it didn't happen here and I'm so relieved because this is glorious! Beautiful amber, juicy plum, immortelle, and cinnamon come together to create a sultry and deeply moving fragrance. It's very sensual and resinous, which is right up my alley! Sometimes I want to smell feminine, but most of the time I want to smell sensual and mysterious. Thanks again Tom Ford!

Jun
05
2014
Poboijosh
Poboijosh

I'm adding another review because obviously this perfume just has me stumped.... It smells so, so fantastic, that opening is just mind-boggling, I mean like nothing else... How can something smell this great, Incense, Cinnamon and huge juicy Plums (?!) Plum Japonais is super sexy. The Ume Plum accord is dominant from beginning until end. Cinnamon and Oud add this over-the-top balmyness that's just to die for, I mean this perfume is edible, literally, it smells that great, it smells like candy! It's extremely dark and sticky, but JUICY, I just cannot figure out why I'm completely anosmic to this juice, because I`m madly in love with it! I apply it heavily and it`s gone in 4 hours but I know it`s there because people are complimenting me on it, and it just reeks like a giant Plum that`s dripping wet with Incense. Mr. Ford did a fabuloso job here, and that Kasfkaesque review of how this is a monstrosity compared to Serge Lutens `Fille` what have you, well, simply in my opinion, that's some bullshit, because this perfume gets those dopamines going like nobodys business, and that combo of Plum, Cinnamon, Incense and Oud is fucking intoxicating, and well done Mr. Ford, this perfume is well done, my hats off and I'm bowing down because you have pleased my olfactories beyond belief, this perfume is about as close to putting a line up your nose as one can get, and my apologies for the language, but this one makes me ecstatic!

May
22
2014
Bunino
Bunino

Though I detest gendering fragrances, this seems much more appropriate for a male.I love it.

May
21
2014
scented2014
scented2014

this smells expensive and definitely NOT ordinary!.. exactly like sun-dried plums that were kept a little in the smoke above the fire...on me it is not sweet, rather a kind of sharp or unisex but in a nice way, very sexy and not overpowering. some people, who smell it from the bottle, describe it like boiling plum jam but i cannot smell this sweetness in it. you really should apply it to find out which way it will workout on you.
on me it lasts quite long, esp when apllied on hair.
very good for nights out ;)

May
21
2014
krsams1
krsams1

Absolutely beautiful scent. Dark and complex and in that way it reminds me of Noir De Noir, but that's where the similarities end. Sadly, the performance on this scent leaves a lot to be desired. I own it and must carry an atomizer to reapply frequently. Sits close to the skin and poor projection. And with all of those negatives I will purchase it again because it smells that good.

May
20
2014
kenzoh25
kenzoh25

Plum Japonais is probably the best plum scent I`ve ever experienced. The plum here is juicy, ripe, smoky type. The amber, oud and cinnamon give this scent opulent touch as do some spices,saffron and floral notes (mainly plum blossom and immortelle). It last quite a while on my skin with moderate projection. The combination of slightly sweet and smoky notes makes Plum Japonais a definite must have fragrance in my opinion.

Apr
30
2014
milkyway
milkyway

This is a lovely spiced plum, juicy and very very long lasting (just like many have mentioned).
To me the most prominent notes are plum, plum blossom and cinnamon, all of which compliment each other perfectly. It is one of the rare plum perfumes which does not have a jam quality to it, having all the ingredients blended together for a uniform consistency. Rather, TF made it a composition around the plum with the secondary notes supporting it.
I sincerely cant imagine anyone not liking it.
Im a very big fan, and would have gotten in in a heartbit if it werent for the...price tag :-)It's worth every penny though

Mar
27
2014
TheTomFordEnthusiast
TheTomFordEnthusiast

Many talk about other Tom Fords such as Tobacco Vanille and Noir de Noir as being very long lasting... they're both very good fragrances, but the one that doesn't get mentioned is Ford's (Atelier d'Orient) Plum Japonais. This one not only smells great, but lasts LONGER on my skin than Tobacco Vanille, Noir de Noir, and all of his other Private Blends. One day I had sprayed this on in the morning, I had to take 2 showers throughout the day, along with a shower the next day, and after 3 total showers and 24+ hours of it being on, I could still smell it! Tom did great with this fragrance, and it is easily the best of his "Atelier d'Orient" Private Blend Collection. This one is one of the few newer offerings that I feel deserves the same amount of hype that some of the originals like TV, OW, NdN, AW, and NP got. Easily his best fragrance in the past couple years, hope he builds off this one and puts out more great ones!

Mar
12
2014
AndrzejK
AndrzejK

Beautiful, complex, rich and thick - mix of plum, spices, amber, some leather and oud. Recommended although weak on my skin.

Mar
02
2014
mossyoakpenn
mossyoakpenn

The following review is really for my notes only, its very brief and leaves out a ton of details. Im just typing something that I remember each by. Im sure I will disrespect someones favorite fragrance too.

Very complex, rich fragrance. Very much like Amouage Interlude Man. Opens with tons of plum then joined by leather with the drydown ending in Interlude Man.

Mar
01
2014
girlsworld
girlsworld

A dark rich plum opening with a deeper softer smooth more mellow notes as it settles this plum beauty lasts for hours on me with that lingering signature - the incense of Tom Ford, this one I save for those long lunches and glamour nights fabulous.......goes brilliantly with a glass of Kir Royale by the way........

Feb
12
2014
Poboijosh
Poboijosh

This juice is absolutely gorgeous... That huge juicy Plum, the royal and rotting wood Oud, Cinnamon, Camellia Flower, Saffron, and Immortelle jump way out. It`s the juciest and darkest floral I've ever smelled. There's just a hint of Fir and Vanilla... Amber and Benzoine? Slightly noticeable into the far drydown. Just look at that scent pyramid, it's awesome! You know this is going to smell great. Gourmand maybe? The Oud note is strong, a bit grungy/crusty, but I love that dirty Oud, it's an interesting note in perfumes and makes all of the other notes stand out. The final drydown is dusty Immortelle, Amber, Vanilla and Oud with a receded Plum. This is not a fruit perfume, it`s a floral and woody perfume focused around that ripe and juicy Ume Plum, but I'm really quite impressed that these flowers are the furthest thing from being bright. This is a Man perfume. All of the notes create the olfactory illusion of Incense soaked in overly ripe and pureéd Plums. Very dark. Plum Japonais fades quickly, and it saddens me because this perfume is just over the top beautiful. I get a good 4 hours of this juice being noticeable to my nose, and that`s it, but I think it's simply a case of being anosmic because I receive compliments on this stunner well past 8 hours. It's my only gripe, and there's really no opening or heart, it's every note simultaneously from beginning to end, but ending on a strong Oud note, but I think that`s the way the Perfumer intended it to behave... Interesting. It's very beautiful, and the sillage trails of Plum and Oud are breathtaking, and Plum Japonais has the strongest Oud note of all the Private Blends containing Oud. If you've never smelled this, do. It smells like nothing else. It's very warm and very dark. Edible, syrupy, sticky, jammy, you wanna lick it.. really, quite interesting and an über handsome perfume. One of the most unique smelling in the entire Private Blends line, and if you layer some Sahara Noir with Plum Japonais, it's just a ginormous and skanky Incense soaked juicy Plum, quite beautiful, and frankly I'll gladly take a 55 gallon drum of this amazing juice please...

Feb
12
2014
Arabian Knight
Arabian Knight

"Plum Japonais" is actually quite far removed from the clean cut Japanese aesthetic. It opens with an operatic spiced plum and heavy incense, which strikes a languid, luxurious tone. The weight and depth of the notes immediately say to me 'masculine', more noble lord than fluttering geisha.

The drydown unfortunately doesn't quite savour what I love about the opening. The boozy resonance from the plum and cinammon gets brushed aside by a synthetic oud accord and a dry, dusty imortelle. To me it ends up smelling like a less accomplished version of "Royal Oud" by Creed. That said, it's still a damn good perfume and more than likely there are plenty of people who will love the drydown for that exact reason, but I just don't like imortelle.

Without it "Plum Japonais" definitely would've made my 'must have' list, but for now it's on standby.

Feb
04
2014
psychocandy
psychocandy

He could have called this one 'Japon' and it would have made perfect sense next to Japon Noir as a lighter, sweeter version. Full bottle worthy indeed.

Feb
01
2014
williamvargas
williamvargas

a beautiful fragrance..very good projection from just one spray on the wrist and I was impressed with just the aroma of this fragrance. I was able to get a small sample just to try, one of the best new scents I have encountered. my wife was very impressed, I will be saving some money to get this for her. she said, that is one of those special fragrances you would want to wear when going out. it will garner you attention in the most positive way. it is quite powerful on my first trying so a little would go a long way. a true delight. I think it would be too feminine on me, just my take on it, although maybe... .... but for just a scent you have to appreciate this work of art..
TWO THUMBS WAY UP HIGH!

Jan
29
2014
jedrzejowskia
jedrzejowskia

Dark juicy plum compotte, infused with spices. This part is heavenly. It's thick syrupy and very gourmand. Then comes the church incense and yes, it makes for a beautifully elaborate fragrance, like a fragrant altar.
But I don't think I want to smell like a plum in a church. It's gorgeous but I can't see where I could wear this?
It's like a fabulous royal-wedding hat. It's interesting to look at but extremely impractical.
If you're into this sort of thing then this fragrance is for you. I'm giving it a like since it's captivated me for the artistry of the notes themselves. It sure is OTT dramatic!

Jan
25
2014
s_athena
s_athena

Plum Japonais = smoky plum sauce and cinnamon infused with a kick-in-the-pants frankincense note (that's not listed in the notes but oh, boy does it come out on my skin). This is what Poison would smell like if Tom Ford made it. Excellent - this house is regaining my respect.

Jan
21
2014
cockapoo9237
cockapoo9237

This is something really special and rare and yet, it takes me back to some place in my past that I can't quite put my finger on. Hotel bars in the 80s? Is there tobacco in this? It was so rich on the card that I was afraid to spray it on my skin to test. "Here it goes- just go for it" said the sales woman. Upon spraying boy was it strong and overpowering but it only took a few minutes to dry up and then I was in scent heaven. Really unique and like nothing else I own. I can still detect traces of the scent 24 hours after application. Like nothing else I have smelled so far- one of a kind. Exotic, smoky and cozy at the same time. So I will be saving up for this.

Jan
20
2014
christianne1
christianne1

Good gracious this is heaven in a bottle!! This is the kind of scent that makes me go semi weak in the knees. That roll your eyes in the back of your head kind of scent when you are inhaling it. I just want to sit and sniff it like a crack head.

After trying a few misses from TF lately (I am not quite digging some of the florals), I decided to give one more that I haven't tried a shot and I am SO glad I did because this is a knocking it out of the ball park kind of fragrance. It smells more like it could be a Serge Lutens or something....like a missing cousin from the Bois line. Similar to Bois et Fruits but juicier and less peppery. Dark, plummy, juicy, oud-y, smoky, oriental...hypnotic. Just really sultry in every way.

Plum Japonais is just right up my fume alley in every way. A++++!!!

Dec
20
2013
K1
K1

One in a million. There are some definite masterpieces among this line, one of which is Plum Japonais.
A dark complex integrated wave of smell bursts out for the introduce and plays strong and so oriental. Interesting, oriental out of any musky tone. It's sweet and somehow spicy/woody/delicious in this step. But as it goes plum and plum blossom and cinnamon get bolder and bolder.
Apparently my style, a dark, oudy, green, sweet, fresh and sexxxy stuff. It's like Kyoto.

Dec
19
2013
Wise-222
Wise-222

This very distinctive fragrance Tom Ford has made the idea of mixing perfume Gabon Noir with components of this very upscale fragrance
At first I was not convinced of it, but I gave him another chance in order to darker this classic fragrance that is unique within the new group.


8/10

Dec
13
2013
Akahina
Akahina

This is a lovey scent but I have to disagree with those that think this scent is unique. Bond No.9 has a reputation with some of copying scents from other houses. In this case Tom Ford has copied Bond's Andy Warhol by at least 80%. Love this one but unfortunately redundant.

Nov
20
2013
finanna
finanna

Oh my, this one is truly unique! Plum Japonais is everything I expected from Chinatown and Ume. Delicious spicy, resinous and medicinal plum with just the perfect amount of sweetness. The fruity notes tone down during the drydown, but the plum is still detectable.

PJ is one of those rare fragrances that keeps twisting and turning without you having to worry that it will become something horrible. The saffron-immortelle combo is just wonderful, immortelle does not get to curry-mode and vanilla or oud are not dominant but perfectly balanced.

Easily the best out of the Atelier d’Orient series. I had a generous sample and want a full bottle. Strongly recommended to oriental gourmand fans or those who never understood what the fuzz over Chinatown was.

Nov
14
2013
Michael1962
Michael1962

Ive got both Plum Japonais and Fleur de Chine and they blend beautifully together.The insence note is slightly muted and you get a plummy floral basket.awesome :)

Nov
02
2013
woodlandwalk
woodlandwalk

One of the best Tom Fords I think.

Often TF's notes seem a bit obvious or heavy hitting, but this perfume kept me sniffing my wrist and tantalised me with reminiscent aromas. I know some folks find it irritating when perfumes are compared, but for some reason it reminds me of a Bertrand Duchaufour composition in its rich unisex fruity/woodiness. Also I'm reminded a little of Portrait of a Lady and Havana Vanille, which is pretty impressive.

As I have Portrait of a Lady I don't feel the need for another rich jammy/woody/oud-like perfume. This is warmer, less clean and more fruity than PoaL and there's a truly lovely jammy, cinnamon warmth to it.

If you're looking for a Christmas perfume this might be for you - the perfect perfume to accompany your turkey, spicy home-made cranberry sauce and dark fruity pudding.

It verges slightly on unisex with its lovely oud notes (almost like freshly dried, not smoky tobacco) but is by no means aftershave-like. Really lovely for winter.

Oct
31
2013
Houdini4
Houdini4

Tried this a while back and found it enjoyable but wasn't sure if it was a keeper or one I wanted to add to my collection.
Thankfully now I have a small decant just in time for the cold weather and I have to say it's an absolute knockout!!!
I thought it was quite linear and first a beautifully dense, warm, endulgent, boozy plumy scent that hits you straight away and doesn't let up right into the drydown.
That would be enough to sell me but just as it gets a little sweet you get deep, wet, woody oud and all this within seconds of stiffing. Step outside into the cold winter air, you can smell yourself and it's divine. The main change for me is that the fruit and wood suddenly seem dry this makes for an interesting twist.
As this dries down you get more of the exotic florals coming through and a touch of vanilla which is the true heart of this fragrance although the plum note remains throughout and the oud is an ever present base.
Frankly, I'm stunned by this fragrance, mainly by the way it develops. Although there's much more to it than fruitiness and sweetness if you don't like that you would probably dismiss this fragrance. If you find Tobacco vanille too sweet you probably won't enjoy this either.
More fruits and Oud please in fragrances because this is another triumph from Tom Ford.

Oct
31
2013
garethjamesluke
garethjamesluke

I smelled this stuff and I was blown away! Reminds me of morrocan tea, its lovely.

Oct
26
2013
Michael1962
Michael1962

Plum Japonais opens with a rich and opulent spicy plum which is very heady and quite intoxicating.Definitely multi layered in its complexity.I detect the oud is lurking in the background waiting patiently to make its appearance as the plum top note gradually withdraws from centre stage but nevertheless plays a subtle part in the dry down to remind us where this gem actually started from.I get a real insence base note similar to Dior's Oud Ispahan but instead substitute the rose for a plum accord.Quite different as I don't own a plum based fragrance.

One of the more impressive of the Atelier quartet and pleased to have this modern classic from Mr Ford in my ever expanding collection.

Oct
12
2013
marjo
marjo

Als it isn't yet available in my country, I tried it when I was in Paris. It was love on first smell. Plum Japonais (why don't they call it Prune Japonaise?)is so warm and comforting, I feel uplifted, every time I wear it. Although the price tag is a little steep, I think it is well worth it. Really love it!

Sep
18
2013
BlueMoon
BlueMoon

PLUM SAUCE

A chef friend of mine made some homemade plum sauce (to go along with some succulent pork shoulder) - rich, sweet, tart, spicy. (What one gets in a chinese restaurant is criminal compared to the real stuff.)

Tom Ford's fragrance hits all the right notes. It kept my interest for its substantial longevity.

I asked the same 'plum sauce friend' to sniff my arm - to see if he could detect the notes - he got 'floral and spices'.
But I swear I smell the plum.

It's unique - best to sample first.

Sep
10
2013
Majesty
Majesty

Plum Japonais is a juicy sour plum in the opening with some oud and spices. It's not the sweet,sticky marmalade plum,it's a bit drier but still juicy enough to remind you of tropical plum juice!There's something that slightly reminded me of Boadicea the Victorious Alluring which contains plum too although the rose there tames the fruit. The drydown is spicy amd kind of alcoholic,like pouring red sangria wine on your skin.Very good lasting power like most of Private Blends.

Sep
08
2013
Michael1962
Michael1962

I am really itching to try the Atelier quartet from Tom Ford but have been informed by Sarah at the Tom Ford counter at David Jones here in Sydney that the release date has been pushed back to late October.Australian perfume lovers really are a patient crowd, we have to be. I hope it worth the wait as the notes on this and Fleur de Chine sound very enticing.

Sep
08
2013
kris919
kris919

I never got a chance to try Bond's Andy Warhol before it was discontinued (the one with his face and sunglasses on the front)and these notes looked very similar so I got a sample. It's ok, it opens with a sweet and also sour plum note, and it's lightly spicy and woody. It's not amazing or anything, but it's ok. The main problem is the longevity and the fact that it's a muted scent on me. It seems to die off after an hour until it just fades away completely. For the price...this has to last and last on me and it doesn't. I'm gonna wear it until the sample runs out and see if I change my mind, but I doubt it.

Sep
07
2013
Foxysardar
Foxysardar

Masala Chai.. Thats what it smells like..and that is not good in my view. Did not like it at all.

Sep
01
2013
Jack_Hunter
Jack_Hunter

Ahhhhh man this is good. Spicy plum with a uplifting Oud in the background on a bed of benzoin and cinnamon. This is quite complex as underneath the plum & Oud I'm picking up sweet floral notes as well as amber. It's sweet and there is also just a hint of green in the mix.

To sum up a fruity plum and fresh oud that is joined by a wonderful array of floral and sweet amber notes with just a dash of green in the mix. It's complex and smells really good, bottle worthy in fact. Love it!

Aug
05
2013
Airdna
Airdna

I tried Plum Japonais on my wrist, it's very strong but in a good way, lots of wood, incense and tobacco, very dark and earthy. I think it's hard for a woman to pull it off but it would be very sexy on a man.

Jul
31
2013
moongdss
moongdss

You could call me a bit of a tom ford groupie, so I trekked down to Neiman Marcus to try the new Frags. I sprayed this one on. at first the opening was very plum, and some nice spice underneath. I really liked it. But then after about an hour it turned into pure pencil shavings on my skin. Kind of an offensive woody smell. I passed this one over.

Jul
30
2013
tora.routhier
tora.routhier

I only have tried one spray on my arm at Nieman's, but it did stand out over all of the other boring new offers. On me it was stewed jammy fruit, sweet at first, then turning into an odd unpleasant sour fruit, and then finally an ambery labdanum soaked plum jam. In the end, I liked it, but I am a sucker for labdanum. I like it enough to want to try it again.

Jul
10
2013
Roge'
Roge'

I just came from Neiman Marcus yesterday and stumbled across the Atelier fragrances. Im not gonna give a complete rundown but i'll just sum it up: Plum Japonais was the standout and the other 3 were definitely "been there done that" territory. Is it bottle worthy? Yes. Is it blind bottle worthy? No. This is a heavy oriental plum, very potent stuff. Unfortunately, this has yet to go on sale. I left Neiman with the tease of a sample. Something is better than nothing, i guess. It will be interesting to see what the public thinks of this once it's in circulation. This has the potential of becoming one of Tom Ford's beloved fragrances.

Update: Updates are rare for me. I couldn't just sit back and not add some extra umph to this wonderful fragrance. As im getting ready to type, im asking myself: Is this better than Tuscan Leather? Yes. Amber Absolute? Yes. Noir de Noir? Yes. Santal Blush? Yes. etc.... I wore this last night around 7pm. It's now 9:03am and this is going strong. When i say going strong, i'm talking non-skin scent. Ok, so we're talking 14+ hours minimum. At the 14hr mark, i do not have to press my nose to skin to smell the scent. Unbelievable! Unfortunately, i have to take a shower in a few minutes, so therefore i can't report the true longevity. I think this is the best Tom Ford offering that he's created thus far and i've smelled them all(I know, i know, that's a helluva statement). I can't wait for the rest of the reviews to come rolling in. It will be interesting to see what you guys think of this.....

Update #2: I jumped out the shower and still smell traces of this fragrance. I'm at the 20+ hour mark.....and that's after attempting to wash it off! Amazing!

Jul
08
2013
meama
meama

111) xiān sheng Lutens?
the most interesting one of the new collection. Plums, spices, candied fruit, incense ... it looks like a Lutens? Well no, it IS a Lutens (or rather a C.Sheldrake, the nose)! A lot of Fille en Aiguille, a little of Féminité du bois and this is it.
It's nice, but not particularly original for Tom Ford who already copied Habit Rouge by Guerlain whith his Black.
I think Tom Ford has sens of humor. When he called his new 4 creations Atelier d'Orient (east Workshop) it means the countless workshops in Asia that produce clothing with the logo of the brand of your choice above.
The four creations are all slightly modified copies of "small" classics from French niche perfumery (Lutens, Diptyque, Maître Parfumeur et Gantier, ...).

le plus intéressant de la nouvelle collection. Prunes, épices, fruits confits, encens...on dirait un Lutens? Et bien non C'EST un Lutens(ou plutot un C.Sheldrake, le nez)! Un peu beaucoup de Fille en Aiguille, un peu de Féminité du bois et voilà.
C'est agréable, mais pas original surtout chez Tom Ford depuis son Noir copie de Habit Rouge de Guerlain.

Jun
25
2013
Yerdan
Yerdan

"Atelier d’Orient Plum Japonais"? Plum? Ok, Tom Ford, let me help. Prune japonaise. Or Japanese Plum. You're welcome.

May
31
2013

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