The origins of British Plum


The name plum derived from Old English plume or "plum, plum tree," which extended from Latin prūnum, from Ancient Greek προῦμνον (proumnon). In the late 18th century, the word, plum, was used to indicate "something desirable", probably in reference to tasty fruit itself.

Plums may have been one of the first fruits domesticated by humans. Three of the most abundant cultivars are not found in the wild, only around human settlements: Prunus domestica has been traced to East European and Caucasian mountains, while Prunus salicina and Prunus simonii originated in Asia. Plum remains have been found in Neolithic age archaeological sites along with olives, grapes and figs.

When creating our take on a plum fragrance we wanted to include not just the fruit but notes of wood and earth as well to create an all encompassing fragrance that takes in the true nature of the tree itself and to appreciate the history and culture behind it.