Makeup artist Mary Greenwell has introduced her debut fragrance, Plum:
Award winning makeup artist of influence and inspirational style icon of colour. Now Mary Greenwell has turned her talents to the art of fine fragrance with Plum. Created with Francois Robert; Fourth Generation Perfumer. Plum a contemporary chypre, blends top notes of peach, blackcurrant, plum, bergamot and lemon. Harmonious heart notes of Gardenia, tuberose, orange flower absolute, rose absolute and jasmine absolute. Followed by delicious Dry down of Precious Woods, Sandalwood, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Amber, and White Musks.
Mary Greenwell Plum is currently exclusive to House of Fraser in the UK, and is available in 7.5, 50 or 100 ml Eau de Parfum or 3 g solid. (via houseoffraser.co.uk)
Update: see a review of Mary Greenwell Plum.
Sounds interesting. I like the small solid option as well. If only the fragrance could cast a glamour that made you look like you had Bren made- up by Mary Greenwell when you wore it. I would by that regardless- well, unless it smelled like Pink Sugar or Giorgio!
Need to go into House of Fraser at weekend so will sniff and report back!
and then start shipping us bottles here in the USA??? lol
fragrantwitch do you live in the UK? as far as I know House of Fraser haven’t gone abroad? where is your nearest House of Fraser?
I saw this on House of Fraser website and it sounds wonderful, I really want to try it but my nearest store is Leeds and they might not have it seen as they have only have a fraction of the brands across the departments in the Leeds store.
OH, I’ve just been on HOF.com and under the Leeds store Mary Greenwell is listed as one of their beauty brands. they better have it.
I absolutely love this, and considering buying the 7.5ml purse spray (as far as I know, it’s not available quite yet). I especially like the drydown. Definitely a chypre.
I was – rather unexpectedly – made up by Mary Greenwell some years ago. It was a wonderful experience. She is a lovely, friendly woman. I won’t mind giving her some of my hard-earned money.
Definitely a chypre? Gah! Ok, Bela, now you’re making me want to go out of my way to try it. We’re all enablers here, though, aren’t we?
Oh good, thanks J!
Maybe instead you could do us all a favor and barter with her: your proofing/editorial skills in exchange for some perfume.
MY proofing/editorial skills??? LOL! Surely you jest.
Oh, thank you! (I wasn’t sure who you meant either.)
I wish I could do that… unfortunately…
Ah, now I remember where I read about this, Bela: on your pronunciation site! That was a really great story you recounted; I enjoyed it a lot (also the differentiation between ‘prunes’ & ‘pruneaux’).
This does sound really interesting (especially when you say “old school”), and it would be great to have 7.5ml sizes readily available.
Thank you very much, Joe. I was very grateful to MG for making me feel so good about myself.
I think all fragrances should come in a variety of sizes. Even if buying a smaller bottle is more expensive per ml, you don’t always want to fork out a huge amount of money all in one go, and there’s always the risk that you will go off that fragrance before you’ve used the bottle up, or, even worse, that the perfume itself will go off.
I actually had a pushy SA argue with me one time and she tried her darndest to get me to buy a larger bottle of a fragrance because ‘it’s a better deal’. I patiently tried to explain to her that I realize the smaller bottle cost more per ml, but that I didn’t care since I prefer smaller bottles due to – ahem – my ‘hobby’ of collecting perfume. She sort of looked at me like I had two heads – she just didn’t get it.
This actually sounds kind of old school. Too bad I’ll probably never get a chance to smell it.
Yes, old school it is. And that’s what I like about it (I’m not into screechy fruity-florals) I find it understated (like Balenciaga Paris) and very elegant. Probably because of the plum, it reminded me of SL Nombre Noir (a few drops of which I am fortunate enough to own).
Oh yes, “old school” definitely being a good thing for me, too!
LOVE the sound of ‘old school’!
Maybe it’ll launch here. I don’t know how big a name she is though…I had never heard of her but that doesn’t mean much.
Few makeup artists are really famous. Only the ones who have created a makeup line of their own. MG said in an interview that she didn’t want to compete with her good friends Laura Mercier and François Nars so she decided to create a perfume instead. She also said makeup could never be so ‘personal’. It sounds like the genuinely loves perfume.
I want this. I really, really want this.
Move over and make room for me. I’m right there with you. Those notes sound so good.
Is it anything like Eau Suave? Sounds similar…and worth a sniff!
It *does* sound nice, and a 7.5ml option? Wonderful. Wish I could get my nose on some, but unfortunately I don’t seem to be planning any UK trips in the near future…
This does sound really nice. Too bad I’m not in the UK.
Sounds nice! I love the name, too. Wonder if it’s anything like Acqua di Parma Profumo?
The bottle is too cute, and I simply must sample the fragrance. It sounds lovely!
How can we get our little fragrant hands on this?
Sorry, I have no clue!
Hey, doll — I went to the site link R provided — it’s on there (not the 7.5 unfortunately) and they ship to the US for 6E if I’m reading it right, I dropped one in a cart to see.
I’m going to try that….under the bottle on the listing it says international delivery not available….but just in case—I’m going to try plopping one in a cart…. so, ummm, if the Inspectors for Non-international Delivery of Coveted Perfumes comes looking for me…I was with you guys all day, right?
I recently reviewed this following a chance encounter in Bath. Am very impressed with its richness and quality – it was like a Mauboussin for the 2010s – not quite Joy and Fracas – but luxuriously perfumey in the same way. Or like Roja Dove Scandal, perhaps, with more fruit and less animal undertones. Definitely a big frock scent, and not really me at all, but I applaud it!
Strangely enough…..I love big frock scents even though I never wear a frock (big or otherwise)….I don’t care…I have no “perfume-clothing appropriateness” (I’m certain it’s my mother’s fault…she probably dropped me on my head or something and damaged that brain center) . Everything is forced to go with blue jeans and sweaters….although I suppose I could try to coordinate sweater color with perfume…that’s the best I can do.
In my case, it is black jeans and T-shirts (and sweaters in the winter). I work in a job that ruins clothing, skirts of any kind are out of the question, so most of my clothing is very casual. Many of my perfumes, however, are not. Hey, if I want to wear Amouage with jeans and a T-shirt, who’s going to stop me?
we’ll stand together for jeans and tee-shirt solidarity.
Sounds Luminous! Definitely worth a Buy, without smelling! it just sounds all too Luscious! And I am a HUGE Admirer of Ms. Greenwell’s work, for many a moon now. WUNDERBAR!
I went shopping yesterday and although I forgot to look for this in House Of Fraser, I went in and came across it and nearly dropped the bottle I was so eager to try it.
the bottle & cap look nice in the picture but look even better in real life, plus it was nested in the bottom bit of the pink&green box.
I have to say this is a perfectly nice scent but it’s not very adventurous.
I imagined it would smell like berries but to me it was decidedly green or what I imagine green to be like. I guess it is different in it’s own way. it just smells “posh” and “classy”. I like to smell sweet and in your face. Plum is quite subtle.
it’s not very strong but it lasts like all day. I just don’t think it’s strong enough or voluptuous enough to pay £90 for 100ml of it. who knows, I might end up buying it.