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I have receive many different fragrances from my family for birthdays and christmases. I recieved this last christmas from my Nan! I am a huge fan of fragrances and own many different ones, I would say I have atleast 8 or 9! I was really happy when I opened the present as the packaging for the product is very manly and smart, I had never seen this particular fragrance before. I have a mixture of different fragrences, some are sweet and some are in the middle. This one has to be the most manly I have owned.
At the time I didn't know the price because it was a present. My nan got me the 30ml version and this at the present time retails at around £15. Its a good value smelly. Its in the mid region of prices and I think it is good value to give to someone as a present or to buy for yourself.
The bottle is very different to the others I own. It is very small, short and stubby. It looks like there is less than 30ml in the bottle and it is very minimal. The front is plain with the small words of "Paul Smith - Extreme" There are 2 more plain sides and then one side is patterened with manly colours in stripes. It actually looks really nice and is different to the rest. The lid is very large compared to the size of the bottle with a very small plastic sprayer under the lid. Overall I think this short and stumpy bottle is rather qwerky and I really do like it.
What does it smell Like?:
The smell is very manly and strong, it is initially very strong and you can smell it on your skin for about 20 mins. However it does start to fade very quickly. If I put on a few sprays in the morning, the smell will be gone by mid afternoon. This doesn't bother me too much because it does last for a good few hours. Its a fragrence which I like to wear when I am going out for the evening. People can smell it on you and it makes me feel a little more confident. It is also useful in the day. Its not my favourite fragrence because I prefer them to be a little more sweet. If I take a deep breath of this it tends to give me a bit of a headache. I am not the best a describing the smell, it slightly reminds me on aniseed. It also reminds me slightly of fruits! It has a different smell to anything I have smelt before.
I would recommend that you try this out, its very manly and is great for all ages. I could see my father wearing this, but also I could see my younger brother. I think its perfect for all ages. The bottle is also designed for young and old. I am going to give this a 4 star rating. I think its a nice smell and is affordable. I have used it many times and enjoyed the fragrance. Thanks for reading my review! josh
For me Paul Smith is one of those brands that I am pleased I can admit to enjoying without compromising my masculinity.
Like the clothing, this aftershave walks the razor-thin tightrope between macho and effeminate, whereas a Paul Smith shirt would achieve this perhaps with some floral trim on an otherwise boldly-striped shirt here the focus is on the scent, and it is balanced well amongst the range of smells that are familiar in men's aftershave.
There's a basic musky, sort of mossy tone underlying everything after a new squirt, with a pleasant fruity overlay which is balanced out by a slight spicy after-smell. After time the smell becomes more subtle, with the musk and the fruitiness remaining as the more pervasive tones.
In less florid terms, this is a good stank that will stay on you all day with just one squirt, so it also represents excellent value for money.
I've been a fan of Paul Smith clothing for some time and I have an increasingly expensive habit of getting new colognes before I need them. In this case my excuses were a good looking bottle and offer price in Boots! I like it as a sunny weather fragrance.
Firstly, I think the bottle is a good-looking one as it is a simple glass cuboid with screw-top lid and spray. One side of the cube has the trademark stripe pattern, which I think makes the bottle overall look good but not too brash - I now have a mental image of the whole bottle being striped, and its not a nice thought.
The fragrance is very light & citrusy - a very summer-y smell which borders on metrosexual. Its not for hard folk at all, this, but for most of us it is a very nice, laid back sort of fragrance. I would wear it to a garden party or on any sunny day. Because it is so light it wouldn't really suit the depths of winter or evenings.
The scent is quite subtle - not weak, but not strong enough to be very noticeable after a few hours. This is a slight downside because it smells so fresh. Then again if I'm on a day trip I sneak it into the girlfriend's handbag as the 50ml bottle has a small footprint and it smells good enough to be worth an afternoon top-up.
I really like this fragrance and I'm glad I bought it. Its subtle, summery and light, just ever so slightly too subtle, even for an eau de toilette. I would buy it again though.
This is another of my boyfriends many fragrances he owns which I hope I can give a bit of a girls opinion on. He's been wearing it for a while after he got it for about £15 for a 30ml bottle from Debenhams although he had a sample size bottle before that I think as a stocking filler from Superdrug.
The scent comes in a quite big box compared to the size of the bottle and it has the well known coloured stripes in straight lines (rather than curved on the ladies version) on both the box and the side of the bottle. On the bottle it also has the paul smith signature and it says "extreme", the name of the scent written in black.
To me the spray is a really light, summery smell which is super fresh and it reminds me of when my boy is all clean and straight from the shower. I think it is quite a young fragrance as it is so fresh and a bit fruity smelling (it smells a bit citrusy to me!), basically I think this would be great for my boyfriend or my brother, but it would be totally wrong for me dad.
The only thing about this which I find a bit annoying is that it doesn't seem to last too long. I think the scent wears off too quickly because I no longer seem to notice it after about an hour or less and I would expect a perfume to last longer than this really. This might be attributable in part to the fact that this is an EDT rather than EDP but it is still a bit of a let down compared to other eau de toilettes he's got and wears.
Price-wise, I think as with all perfumes, a bit of the price of this is on the name. As is has been out for quite a while now though I think you can get it on offer from some places and looking on boots.com shows me that you can expect to pay £37 for a 100ml bottle. I think that this is quite fair although bear in mind you may use this a bit faster than you would other scents because as I mentioned, it doesn't seem to last too long so you might need a few more applications.
The official line on this fragrance is that (boots.com) "Paul Smith Extreme for Men is a woody, spicy and unexpected fragrance. The top notes are fresh and combine the citrus notes of Bergamot with the piquant of Rosemary and the spice of Nutmeg and Cardamom. The heart of the fragrance is deep and intense with the floral hints of Geranium and Rosewood. Sweet notes of Tonka Bean and modern Musk give Paul Smith Extreme a sensual touch, while the presence of wood and Sandalwood in the base notes are also revealed." I find it hard to pick out these smells and I don't even know what all of these fragrances are meant to smell of, but it does kind of describe what I've said about it being fresh, floral and I smell fruit in there too!!
Never does a holiday go by without at least one purchase of a fragrance. Paul Smith is a very well known brand and so it was very easy to spot the distinctive signature stripes on the box of the Extreme. Looking at the bottle from the front it is very plain, just a glass bottle and screw top. There is also written on the front of the bottle 'Paul Smith Extreme' and to the left side of the glass there are the Paul Smith stripes of bold colour. The actual spray mechanism is sturdy and although the bottle fits neatly into the palm of your hand this is a 50ml bottle.
Although I wouldnt describe the fragrance itself quite as masculine as Brut or Old Spice, it certainly isnt feminine unlike some mens eau de toilette. That said, I could distinctly describe it as woody and citrusy, but also sweet and floral. Extreme is probably best used for casual wear. I say this not only because of the actually smell, but because it is quite subtle. If I were going to work I would wear this, but I would wear something a bit more noticable on a night out.
Overall, this fragrance has lived upto the Paul Smith brand. It is very pleasant although it wont particularly get you noticed. I have the opinion that all fragrances are expensive, this one is no different and so because of the cost and the fact it is subtle it gets 4 ****.
This looks great from the moment you get the wrapping paper off!
This comes in a nice manly box, which is black all round except for one front face which has a striped pattern in mainly earthy colours of browns, ambers and reds, with the occasional powder blue and pink thrown in, I suspect for some sort of semiotic balance.
Opening the box, you get a nice solid square glass bottle, with the striped theme carrying on down one side of the bottle. You access the actual spray mechanism by unscrewing a round stopper on the top. this in itself also feels quite solid, like the bottle.
I like the design of the bottle, and although I liked the design of the Paul Smith London (a curvy bottle in a cylindrical box), this outing of Paul Smith is somewhat more manly, all round.
The scent itself is, for me typical; all lemony and spicy. That is fine, because that is the way I like a man's fragrance to be.
What I dislike about this fragrance is that it doesn't seen to have any staying power. You spray it on, and it seems to have gone the minute you step out the door.
Now I have heard the discussion that if you cannot notice your own fragrance, it means you have a good one, i.e. it is so subtle your senses have become accustomed to it, but others will notice it.
I don't think this is the case with this one, as my companions have also stated that they can't smell it when we are out
On initial spray it is a wonderful aroma, but it has that fade, that makes you think it is not worth the money. I appreciated this as a gift, but because of the fade, I won't be buying this for myself.
The product looks great, a really nice bit of design. It also smells great, the problem though is that this lovely scent just doesn't linger long enough.
Paul Smith's Extreme Men is a great smelling fragrance packaged in a neat and stylish looking colourful striped box. The product comes in a simple but modern-looking square jar with a spray cap that is easy to use and easy to apply.
The smell itself is not too overpowering like many other fragrances and its effects are long-lasting. It's hard to put a smell into words but I would say a blossomy, sweet yet masculine smell. You can purchase this in a 100ml jar which is available for around £30, so not hugely expensive when compared to many other aftershaves. You can also get smaller volumes of 30ml and even 5ml, although I would say it is best to go for the 100.
As I mentioned before, the scent is long lasting and will outlast a night-out, so there is no need for re-applications. The Box is a normal rectangular shape so will fit easily into a bathroom cupboard or on the bathroom side. The outside of the box has a smooth feel and the Paul Smith signature logo on the front as well as on the bottle.
Best play to purchase would be online or in a cosmetic/beauty shop ie boots. It makes a great gift, looks great and is not too expensive.
A great smelling product with a great design.
*** Packaging ***
This comes in a cube shaped cardboard box, it is quite plain apart from one side that has lots of multi coloured stripes down the side
This is continued onto the bottle which compliments it name, extreme.
The remainder of the bottle is plain and has the Paul Smith logo written on the front. The bottle isn't very masculine looking and looks very similar to the women's version.
*** The Scent ***
A bit like the packaging, I don't think this is a very strong masculine scent, it's very unisex. The fragrance is quite strong and you don't have to spray much to get the desired effect but if you smell it its not a typical mans scent
It's quite light and refreshing, probably more of a day time fragrance, as it doesn't smell that expensive but smells good for a general spray.
*** Does it last? ***
The good thing about this fragrance is that it does last; with it being quite strong it seems to last much longer than the more delicate eau de toilettes.
I also notice that the longer it stays on a person, the more I like the smell. I find that it seems to infuse onto the clothes and leave a really nice smelling fragrance.
*** Where to buy ***
I buy a lot of perfume & aftershave products from boots although they are not always the cheapest, if you are looking for a bargain just type in the product name in Google and it will list where is the cheapest to buy.
*** Price ***
At the moment for a 30ml bottle, the cheapest you can get it for off the internet is about £9 which is fantastic value for a fragrance. It's the perfect present or stocking filler and although it's an old scent, people are still buying it. From boots it is currently £15.32 so like I said, shop around!
*** Summary ***
I really like this fragrance; it is perfect for summer as it is light and airy and keeps its freshness throughout the day. The product is really cheap to buy, and smells great!
A perfect present for the man in your life.
Paul Smith Extreme has been one of my favourite brands of Eau de Toilette for about 7 or 8 years, the box is rather stylish with the various colours and strips it's very eye catching you spot it on shelfs easilly, I think the colours and design make it look young and trendy.
The bottles are small and stylish too, with strips on the side.
The fragrance is not too strong like some other men's brands, it's got a light scent. Paul Smith Extreme is a woody spicy fragrance that blends bergamot, rosemary and nutmeg with cardomon and sandalwood.
When you first apply it, it's scent is a bit overpowering but after a minute or so it dies down and smells fantastic, a lot of people comment on it when I wear it saying it smells fantastic. Great for grabbing attention of someone you like too.
Personally I think this fragrance is more for us younger guys, from teens to 30's as many older guys, like my dad, likes it but wouldn't wear it themself.
Come to mention it, I need to go buy some more, I have ran out & just remembered!
This fragrance is the epitome of Paul Smith and everything the stylish fashion house has to offer.
Clean, crisp and cool, this is a the must have ammunition in any guy's wash bag. Ideally suited to any situation, this will catch the attention of even the most discerning female nose, whether it be passing in the shopping aisle, meeting at a bar or grooving down into the early hours.
Unlike many fragrances Paul Smith Extreme lasts all day, all night and more! Guaranteed to keep you smelling fresh, this is a timeless classic.
This is a light, fresh Eau de Toilette, ideal for young, or young at heart, guys who like a subtle but delicately original smell. This is everything the powerhouse fragrances of Old Spice and Brut are not.
If it is nothing more than an addition to your artistically chosen collection of fragrance bottles (you know who you are!) this should be in the definitive one!
Paul Smith, pure quality!!!
Lads if you are looking for a cologne that looks the business on your bathroom shelf and smells the business if your heading out to town, buy this spray!
Firstly, I love the design of the Paul Smith bottle, its tidy, the striped colour design looks smart and compliments the air of quality that Paul Smith products have.
The premise of PS is the 'London bloke' and Extreme Men fits perfectly with this ideal. The smell is very fresh, light, but commanding... As a good cologne should be. An ideal male cologne is noticeable, but not overpowering, and I think PS Extreme Men does this well. Compared to other competing products on the market such as Cool water, Armani and Burberry, Paul Smith fits perfectly somewhere in the middle.
After being on the market for some time now, Paul Smith is a reasonably priced cologne, combined with the smart packaging and bottle which I think makes a good statement on its own, its a cologne your bachelor pad should not be without.
I got the Paul Smith Men last christmas and really liked it and was hoping for it this christmas, however I got the Paul Smith Extreme instead which is even better. It has quite a masculin smell but a bit of spice at the same time and I would recomend that you purchase the larger bottle as the small bottle doen't last that long, it is really good value for money in my opinion as it is as good as or if not better than some of the more expensive designer fragrances and in my opinion is the perfect fragrance for men as it is not to sweet like many of the fragrances out there. The spray nozzle makes it easy to apply and it lasts whilst on for a good few hours and many people notice the smell. Overall I would recommend it to any men looking for that stand out masculin smell with a slight spice to it.
I was given this aftershave as a gift.... Well to be honest my friends wife bought it for him and he didnt like it so it ended up on my door. I like it in all honesty, despite my friends resevations.
He only enjoys fragrances that are light and fresh. This Paul Smith is much more masculine - dark and musty. reading that back it sounds like an insult, but those are the words that come to mind for me. My wife describes it as a very rich smell, and I can see what she means, almost spiced.
I have often found that an untrained nose like mine ends up with me soundling like an idiot when I try and explain the smell of something as complex as this. and after reading some of the other reviews i feel more than a little out my depth as the way that they describe the smell is far beyond me. The notes that they are picking up are things I have never even smelled before!
This is definatly an evening smell, or to be worn in the board room. it has the smell of authority, where a light fresh aftershave smells more like someone who wants to be your friend.
I love this aftershave but it is not versitle. There are some occassions where it would work very well, and some where it would not. Aftershaves are like clothes - some suit different occassions. Think of it like wearing a dinner suit, it just doesnt work on a scuba diving trip...
My son recently celebrated his 15th birthday, a few of his friends gave him aftershave as gifts. He's at that age now where grooming is a VERY big part of his daily routine!! One of the fragrances he received for his birthday was Paul Smith Extreme Eau De Toilette and because I like this one so much I have decided to write my views on this fragrance.
I liked this fragrance right from seeing the box, nothing fancy but very striking and eye-catching nevertheless. The box is covered in vertical bold coloured stripes in various shades of browns, oranges and yellows. When you take the bottle out of the box, again a very simple design but with a classy look about it. A rectangular shaped clear glass bottle with the sides decorated with the same vertical bold coloured stripes found on the box, with a screw glass lid and spray top.
==A Bit About The Scent==
First released in 2002 Paul Smith Extreme for Men is a bold, woody, spicy fragrance with hints of musk. The fragrance blends Bergamot, Rosemary, Nutmeg, Cardomon and Sandalwood, which are complimented by the floral scents of geranium and rosewood. Also blended in this fragrance are tonka beans, the black and wrinkly seed of the legume tree, which create scents of Vanilla, Almond, Cinnamon and Clove.
I find that when first applied to the face and pulse points, this fragrance can be a bit overpowering with a very strong musky scent, which is very masculine, but does catch my throat a bit. Even although it is very strong and overpowering at first, I still adore this scent, I find there is nothing feminine about this scent at all, giving a definite bold and manly aroma. Leaving the scent for about half an hour after applying, although still very prominent the scent is not overpowering anymore. I find it now even more pleasant with the definite musky, spicy notes being more prominent with a subtle hint of vanilla coming through giving a slight sweetness. By lunchtime, approximately 4 hours later, when my son got into the car, I was still very aware of the fragrance lingering, although not nearly as prominent, the spicy, slightly sweet aroma was still noticeable. By evening time at 5.00 pm when my son got in from school I received my usual kiss on the cheek and by now I would say it was definitely time to reapply the eau de toilette, so all in all I would rate this as having very good staying power.
Without a doubt a definite man's fragrance, probably more for the younger generation. My son loves this one and it is his definite favourite. My husband however, whilst he does quite like the fragrance, would not wear this one himself, preferring lighter fragrances.
I would personally recommend this fragrance for evening wear (although my son does wear this to school!!) as I find it very classy and sophisticated with a head-turning scent. Many times have people commented on the lovely smell when my son has been wearing this eau de toilette, which in turn makes him feel very good about himself and makes me smile. It's very hard seeing your babies growing up but at the same time it's wonderful seeing them turn into young adults, taking a pride in their appearance and themselves, especially when other people comment on how good they look, it gives a warm feeling inside.
This Eau De Toilette can be purchased in 3 different sizes 30mls, 50mls and 100mls. Prices vary but are around about £13, £22 and £31 respectively.
Many thanks for reading.
© lel1969 February 2008
I bought this perfume a few months ago after a friend recommended it to me.
Paul Smith Extreme cost me around £15 which is pretty cheap for a perfume as nice as this. Nowadays I have seen it in sales for as little as £10.
The bottle is quite small and is square which the signature Paul Smith stripes down the side, making it attractive but not the most extravagant I have ever seen. It's very easy to spray as well, just take off the top and spray.
In terms of smell Paul Smith Extreme is rather pleasant. If I could sum it in one word I would say 'spice'. It's not one of these 'fresh' smells. It is rather distinctive and I haven't come across any like it.
Paul Smith Extreme always comes up in best perfume lists and it is for a reasons. It smells great, distinctive, lasts a long time, and number one is great value. It's not like other perfumes which cost £30 a shot. Overall, just check it out at your favourite perfume counter and believe me, you're bound to like it.
Paul Smith Extreme for Men is a woody, spicy fragrance that combines the fresh citrus notes of bergamot and rosemary with spicy notes of nutmeg and cardamom /