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I bought this a few months ago as it was reduced hugely in price at approximately £20, it was an offer I couldn't refuse. I soon found myself testing the scent on a recent night out.
Upon using the aftershave I found the bottle was unusual for a man's scent. The bottle itself has a very long thin stem, with a bulging circular bottom. It is all a black/dark blue colour apart from the white lettering of the name of the brand and its signature name which is located below the brand. The packaging is also a good looking feature (not that most people will care) with its cylindrical container. It's one of those aftershaves where you can either leave it in the box or take it out, like how some aftershaves have vulgar boxes so you remove them and throw them away. So either way it will look good with the rest of your aftershave collection.
I would describe the actual fragrance as a definite manly smell which includes a spicy, earth like scent to it. It also has similarities with other fragrances on the market, it has a fruity twist with slight hints of violet flower, mint, orange and jasmine to it when it's first sprayed. I think the scent is lively, fresh and definitely sexy. However, there is another twist to the scent once it has absorbed into the skin, I got a brandy scent which personally I thought was a bit over-bearing once you could smell them all. It does take about 20 minutes for you be able to smell this though, so the first 20 minutes smell great!
The fragrance does actually last with just a few simple sprays, I usually only wear it occasionally because I don't personally like it once all the smells are together but when I do - I get compliments hours after I sprayed.
I would recommend it for an older guy, but at 19 - it's just not for me.
I would have to describe this fragrance from Paul Smith as being a distinctly manly smell whuich has a spicey, earthy quality to it. This is a good quality fragrance from fashion designer Paul Smith and one that is worth exploring if you have not yet tried it. It was actually bought as a gift quite a while back, I assume because the purchaser had recently seen me splurge a large amount of money on a pair of jeans and a suit as well as owning a couple of his shirts, anyway it was a nice idea and one that is very much appreciated.
The packaging is very stylish, it comes in a cylindrical cardboard container that is a very dark blue in colour, in the pictures it looks like it is black but there is a hint of blue in the colour. On the box there is some simple white lettering that provides a nice clean contrast. The bottle inside also a dark blue colour and is shaped like one of those Arabian bottles that a genie emerges from when you rub it, in me that stirred teenage hormonal fantasies surrounding reruns of the sitcom "I Dream of Jeanie", anyway from a solid base the bottle tapers up to the narrow spray nozzle, it is a simple piece of stylish design with smooth lines and a simple elegance that is not always easy to achieve. Whether you store it in the box or just the bottle it will be an attractive addition to bathroom or bedroom shelves.
So to the actual fragrance itself, well like many fragrances it has a rather fruity smell to it when first applied, now my rather insensitive nose could not pick out any individual fragrances but apparently in consists of "violet flower, mint, mandarin leaf, vetiver, orange, jasmine and lavender" to steal the advertising blurb, now individually I could not detect any of these (I have no idea what vetiver even is let alone what it smells like" but I will say that the initial smell is quite appealing and lively. Once it has settled down a bit I started to detect a brandy smell (one smell I can recognise and appreciate) and I was pleased to see that this smell is intentional and not just me being an alki. I could also detect sandlewood which is s staple of male fragrances and together these two combine to give the fragrance a mature, earthy feel to it and one that is distinctively male. It does take a while for this combination to settle down and emerge and initially I did not like it but after about twenty minutes it really started to grow on me. This does mena however you want to apply this a good half hour I reckon before going out in it as for me it needs time to settle down.
What you do get with this product is a fragrance that lasts, I have worn this both as something when I'm going out and also for work and it certainly will last out the day, I do find as well that the smell does get into my clothes a bit especially when wearing a cotton shirt when I'm at work however it does wash out easily so that is no major concern for me.
I had to do a search on the price and the cheapest I could find was a heavily discounted price of £14.99 for a 30ml bottle on theperfumesuperstore.co.uk however it was currently showing as out of stock on that site so it may take a bit of tracking down. However the search would be worth it in my opinion as this is a fragrance that will not break the bank and has a distinctive, refined male smell all of its own.
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My first experience of Paul Smith fragrances was a few years back when I sampled the 'Story' smell. It nearly killed me with the potency and since then I had been very dubious of going anywhere near Paul Smith. I was given the opportunity of having a sample of this a while ago though and to my relief and surprise, the fragrance was not as ghastly as I thought it was going to be.
Paul Smith smells are for men, though I guess butch women could wear them too. This one is one of the more affordable in the range with a 50ml bottle lurking around the twenty pound mark. You can also get teeny little teaser bottles for around five pounds, which might be handy if you want to test the water.
This fragrance I found to be lighter than I was expecting with exceedingly vibrant tones kicking around in it. The fragrance commanded my attention straight off with some spicy tones that really got the nose feeling alert. The smells that appealed most to me here were the nutmeg and brandy. This seemed a most unusual combination and the subtle traces of these spicier smells sat quite far down in the fragrance. They are balanced by more lively tones of minty and mandarin which give this fragrance a much needed zest.
The product does seem complex with so many ingredients going into it that it is difficult to single out any one aroma, but the smells all compliment and there is nothing in here that irritated my nose like the Story fragrance did. I also liked the inclusion of lavender and jasmine, too more calming aromas. I use lavender at bedtime to soothe my mind, so this was welcomed by me.
The bottle is manly and original and the fragrance would work very well for a night out, definitely one I would plump for the bigger bottle of in the future.
Paul Smith London is one of my favourite ever aftershaves and I'm not pleased that it's so hard to find these days! You can still buy it online but I'd buy it whilst it lasts as I don't think it's being made anymore. I have not found it in shops such as The Perfume Shop or duty free ones at airports, as all the Paul Smith stuff is replaced by their newer perfumes.
This aftershave is very masculine and smells very nice. It has a strong smell to it too, so stays on throughout the day. It comes in different size bottles, but I had a 100ml one, which you can buy for around £16 online if you search it on Google and go to 'Shopping'. This isn't a bad price at all for 100ml, however it's currently out of stock and I'm not sure if it'll ever be back in stock!
The bottle is black and translucent so if you look carefully, you can see through to see how much is left. A Paul Smith London logo sits a the bottom of the glass bottle, which is shaped like the bottom half of an hour-glass. There is a ribbed part towards the top, where a little cap comes off to reveal the small spray button. The button seems a bit smaller compared to other aftershaves and sometimes it was harder to work but it eventually gives out a good even spray.
The design is quite nice and looks good in any bathroom or bedroom. The glass bottle is encased within a cylinder shaped box. I used to apply this all the time before I left the house (so long as it wasn't going out to empty the rubbish). It's best applied after a good shave and perhaps the use of some face cream to keep your skin in good condition - also because the alcohol in this aftershave stings too if you apply it to freshly shaven skin!
The aftershave has a beautiful and unique smell, but one you can instantly tell if you know it. It's quite spicy and very masculine. It has a feeling of professionalism about it - there's no messing with anyone wearing this! It has quite a strong smell, which is one that stays on you throughout the whole day and you can come home and still smell it until you have a steamy shower where you can also smell it coming away. It's a great quality aftershave, and although hard to buy, I'd certainly recommend trying it whilst you can.
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I have had this aftershave for a long time and it has to be one of my favourite. I recently used it and I must say, it's a great feeling to have it on again. It just has a really unique and delicious smell - very masculine, distinctive and posh yet casual. You get the image of a smart man in your head when you smell it - even if a tramp was wearing it. He'd magically change into a business man.
The aftershave comes in a 30ml bottle and costs around £24.00, which isn't that cheap but it's really great. You can get it a lot cheaper online though, so it's well-worth the buy.
It comes in a black bottle, which is shaped rather like the bottom half of an hour-glass. There is a ribbed bit below the cap. A black cap covers the spray mechanism, which is simply a black button that is pushed down. The spray comes out pretty well but once it starts running out, it's hard to spray any out so will take quite a few tries.
It has a very masculine smell and one that is somewhat spicy too rather than smooth. This gives it an edge, which is really delicious and slightly posh. I'd recommend trying it to anyone as it's very masculine and somewhat sexy. I just adore the smell, but mine has run out so I need another bottle! Highly recommended.
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I was rather impressed when I received this as a gift.
This is before I decided to take in the aroma. In its dressed state this fragrance comes in a cardboard tube in a colour I would describe as a blazer blue. The tube splits in two. The upper part is almost the full length of the arrangement, while the lower end is for all purposes a base.
The lower end is lined with a velvet type material, which the perfume bottle fits snugly and neatly into.
The bottle itself has approx two inch diameter, though the whole bottle arrangement shape rapidly tapers off up about 5 inches to a spray nozzle.
And that is where we get to the business end of things. I blasted a quick spray of this on myself and decided I had never smelt anything like it before. I could not put my finger on what it gave off, although I did discern it was definitely a 'manly' smell. To be honest I did not like it at first, so I waited a few moments for it to settle.
Then it came to me, the nearest aroma I could think of was a faint smell of cigars. Now I know that might sound rank rotten, but it smelt like a cigar, without the awful choking smokey fug that goes with any tobacco product.
Whether or not this is the intention of the manufacturers, I don't know. Whether or not I have an awful sense of smell might also be questionable.
The aroma further settles into a very unsweet spiciness. I am not a fan of sweet, sickly sticky smelling mens products, I like them to have a little bit of spiciness or a zingy citrus tang to them. This one though is definitely unusual, but it does fall into the more masculine end of the market.
I have noticed a tendency in recent years for there to be a sense of 'unisex' amongst the perfume manufacturers and the younger generation. Sometimes this goes, but at the end of the day I like men's fragrances to be masculine and lady's fragrances to be feminine.
This one definitely lies within the masculine end of the spectrum. Guys you won't have any worries about the missus splashing a dab of this on. I would get worried if she did!
after reading some good reviews on this product i decided to go and buy it. i made the mistake of purchasing online!! so unless u have had a tester in a store do not purchase online!!
when my eau de toilette came i did not open and test it untill the night came that i was going to go out.
To say i was disapointed would be an understatement.
it had a slight spicy smell but was also very strong. too strong.
after spraying it on i had to change my clothes the fragrance was not nice.i felt it resembled something and old lady would wear. old lady because the scent was not masculine and was not the summery fruity smell i was led to believe by some articles.
if you like spicy overpowering fragrances then guys this is the one for you but if you like fresh gentle fragrance that people would comment nicely on then i suggest you look elsewhere.
over all rating because it is not my ideal scent and maybe others would like i am going to give it 5/10.
The Paul Smith: London aftershave has a lovely smell and is ideal for all occasions and all ages. You can buy this aftershave for around £29.00 and you get a 100ml bottle, which will last you a good while. It comes in a black tube with the 'Paul Smith London' logo clearly in bold white letters.
Inside is the glass bottle, which is also dark blue/black. It is shaped like the bottom half of an hour glass. The top just below the spray has a ribbed look. The bottle once again has the 'Paul Smith London' logo on it. The spray actually has a small plastic cover over it so it cannot function by accident when in a bag for example. Once you take off the cover, there is a simple push-button to spray. It sprays out a rather even layer and works well.
The smell is lovely - very warming and has a slightly spicy essence. This aftershave will stay on your skin throughout the day, more so than others. It is excellent for formal occasions and I've received positive comments on my odour when wearing this one! It's really a great hit and not too expensive.
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Paul Smith London is a stylish and masculine fragrance. The scent is woody, strong, clean and warm. It is great as an everyday fragrance. Unlike may other mens products available this one is not a citrus/ flowery smell and is deeper and sexier.
The almost black bottle is actually a very dark purple with a very sleek and stylish design that makes you want to use it. It lasts for most of the day but it is not overpowering (unless oversprayed, of course!)
It smells expensive and unique. This one you can tell apart from the rest as it has its very own signature.
The cyclinder shaped box is classy and makes this one a really great gift that most men would appreciate. There is a neat small size but the larger size really looks great on the shelf and makes the bell shape nice to handle.
overall, one of the best mens fragrances.
Paul Smith: London for Men, Eau de Toilette has a unique smell, most noticeable is the mint and lavendar.
I was forever using a Ea de Toilette from Jean Paul Gaultier, though this felt a little more 'formal' than the Paul Smith London for Men which was purchased as a birthday present.
I have been using this product for a number of months now, mostly on social occassions (day to day) rather than wearing on more important formal occassions.
My partner enjoys the scent as it's very 'fresh'. the mint mixed with lavendar is a scent which reminds me of the outdoors and makes me feel fresh and alive when I catch a whiff unexpectedly!
There have been a couple of remarks made, people asking which 'aftershave' I am using, to which I kindly replied Paul Smith: London for Men.
The product can be picked up for around £17.50 for about 50ml, though I would recommend testing this first in boots or the perfume shop as each smell suits each individual.
The Paul Smith London aftershave is a lovely one with a subtle smell, which comes in a simple but attractive box. The aroma will stay on you all day long whilst you're working, which is a great bonus. It is ideal for casual occasions or even daily as a single spray.
It comes in an attractive cylinder-shaped box. It is black and has the 'Paul Smith London' logo on the top. Below is the Paul Smith logo with the indicated volume of the bottle - 100ml in my case. The aftershave is in a tinted dark blue/black bottle inside the box.
The bottle has a wide, smooth shape, which diminishes as the height increases. The Paul Smith London logo is on this bottle too. The top has a ribbed effect with the spray nozzle above, which has a plastic cover. The spray nozzle works well and sprays a good amount out when you press down.
The aftershave smells lovely. It has quite a strong scent and is a very masculine aftershave. It will last on you all day long and the aroma will constantly satisfy you as it wafts past your nose. Highly recommended - try it in a shop!
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One of the strongest fragrances you can currently buy. Its instantly recognisable, the instant you smell it on someone walking buy you know what it is. it has a strong woody scent, reminiscent of conifers, which to me is individual and pleasant.
It also will stay on you forever. If you spray a little onto your clothes aswell as your skin you will be smelling it all day long.
It can be bought at very reasonable prices, and comes with great offer if bought around Christmas. it makes a great present... only trouble with that is you might not give it away!!
It really is an individual interesting fragrance. definitely worth a smell.
You also know that it has that Paul Smith charm- that slight quirkiness, and typical London charm.
A powerful, sexy fragrance, that works well as an everyday au de toilette and as a nightime fragrance. Worth every penny in my opinion!!
This sensual fragrance sparkles with green mandarin, violet flowers and leaves as well as mint and a touch of jasmine and lavender / The warm base combines a vintage brandy accord, Australian sandlewood, tonka beans and amber /