Keiko Mecheri


Eau de Parfum

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Here's what other people are saying about Ume...
Perfection in a bottle! And absolutely androgynous!
By   - Gothic Artist  from USA on 3/25/2021
It's a little too gourmand for me, but it's really really nice. Starts out as a spicy fruity situation, as it dried I kept sniffing and thinking I couldn't smell the plum then realizing I already had. As it dried down it reminded me of the rosewater cardamom port poached pears my aunt used to make.
By   - Business from Boston on 10/24/2020
I have worn this scent since it came out in 2003. I just replaced my third bottle. It last forever because it requires so little when you wear it. I am always receiving complements when I have it on and I'm asked constantly what I have on..... I love this perfume. It is high quality and smells beautiful. I'm sure each person that wears it gets a different impression but I have loved it and will continue to purchase.
By   - from Dallas on 7/30/2015
This perfume is not very strong and smells like a department store perfume which I can't put my finger on. I was attracted to the fruit notes, but it just smells like... I'm not sure what, something I've smelled before in perfumes and don't like. Hairspray maybe? Yuck.
By   - from New York on 2/10/2013
I see the comparison to Poison and Coco (not as much madamoiselle-just Coco). I liked it quite a bit at first but within the hour it turned on me to something that was actually making me a bit nauseous.
By   - Massage Therapist from Chicago on 12/22/2012
This is a heavy, incensey Oriental on me and a dead ringer for Coco Chanel. I get no fruit and no floral notes. Weird.
By   - Attorney/Producer/Mom from Atlanta on 6/13/2012
This scent smells to me a lot like the Prada scent I wore a few years ago, but a tiny bit fruitier and WAY less aggressive in terms of sillage. This might have to be a mid-winter FB purchase :)
By   - Coordinator on 2/19/2012
It has taken two applications to make up my mind about this scent. First time around, I opened the bottle and nearly fainted-it was so beautiful, perfect aroma of boozy plum!!!.....But then it suddenly evolved into powdery incense..Noooo! Plum was gone and I was at it's funeral. Why lose a note that makes this so unique?! In that moment, in my mind I write this scent off completely, but the next day I am still haunted by the perfection of the plum. Is boozy heaven worth the incense hell? So I try it again (not just a dab either) and discover that this scent is in fact a breathtaking tango of the two elements, sensual and haunting. This is very special indeed.
By   - artist from UK on 10/21/2011
Ume' is quietly persuasive-- demure, but never boring. It starts out slightly plummy, then settles down to be more woody and floral and open. It has notes of sweetness without being cloying. Plus, Ume' beckons you closer instead of bashing you on the head like some other fragrances do. The 'art deco' description fits, but I couldn't tell you precisely why. It lasts seven hours on me and lingers a bit longer. It's lovely-- I sprung for the full bottle.
By  on 10/19/2011
I wanted to like this because it is so unique and interesting but it just doesn't work well with my chemistry. I always end up having to wash off cause the scent bothers me after 15 minutes. I know this could be a gorgeous scent for someone else so I recommend trying a sample to see how it works on your skin. Originally, soft, and alluring. Just no good on me at all!!!!
By   - from Puerto Rico on 5/16/2011
Got a sample, then took the plunge for a whole bottle. I almost hesitate to say this, but it reminds me of a more sophisticated version of Christian Dior's Poison. It'll be a new daily for me, in any case.
By   - Designer from Portland on 5/15/2011
This fragrance is quietly wonderful - and that means a lot coming from a girl who likes her perfume to herald its arrival and then leave admirers happily intoxicated in a dreamy silage!!!  (Hello Fleurissimo!) ; ) Ume is the perfect daytime fragrance, particularly if you work in an environment of sensitive noses or if you want to smell great while being subtle about it.  It truly is richly evocative of plums - and a deep, rich warmth.  Plus, a little wood ash, a little spiciness, and a little tobacco.
By   - Student from Pasadena on 3/10/2011
I've always liked this, but it wasn't until the weather cooled off that I LOVED it. It has a wonderful spicy note that makes it interesting and festive. Great scent!
By   - analyst from San Jose on 11/8/2009
My favorite of the Keiko Mecheri's I've sampled. All KM's seem formulated not to offend, even to the point of being bland (Hanae) or ugly (Grenats). Ume narrowly avoids a similar fate, adding a delicate salty and smoky edge to the fruity heart notes to keep you interested over the course of it's relatively short lifespan. I totally get the Coco Mademoiselle comparison. Both are chypre-lites with a bergomat/jasmine/woody accord. Prada Tendre is even more of a lookalike, which is all of the above, with plum instead of apricot. In fact, if you like this kind of thing, Prada Tendre is half the price.
By  on 9/4/2009
This is the only scent with fuit notes that i love - it's got to be the plum! One of my favorite scents from a wonderful brand.
By   - from chicago on 8/14/2009
you don't hear much about ume..but its my favorite in the line. sophisticated-yet very fluid, a haiku compared to loukoum ood sillage
By   - writer from NYC on 5/28/2009
lovely, sophisticated but not too heavy.
By   - from riverside on 4/11/2009
just beautiful-from the first sniff!
By  on 2/25/2009
This is a very pleasant scent---I am able to detect the sweet and tangy aroma of ume shu--- Japanese plum liquor. Very nice. Just wish it had a longer staying power.
By  on 10/26/2008
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