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I recently just realised that I hadn't reviewed a couple of bottles from my perfume collection, which has ended up hidden amongst other things on my dressing table. Those bottles of scent that I use all the time are always at the front of my dresser, so you can already tell that this was hardly a favourite, the fact that it got hidden away.
I actually got bought this perfume a while ago by my husband, and to be honest, neither him nor me had ever heard of Paul Smith! I think my husband bought it at the time because it was a good deal and he thought it looked quite girly. A 100ml bottle of this Eau de Parfum costs over £20 on the internet, but you need to shop around for deals, even on the highstreet.
There is no doubt that the bottle itself is pretty feminine, as you can see from the picture above, with the bottle made of pink glass, although a bit bland some might say on the design front. However, I don't like things that are too over the top, and prefer elegant fragrance bottles, so the design alone wouldn't put me off this.
This fragrance claims to have top notes of bergamota, clementina, casis and green pepper, along with lily of the valley, green tea and freesia. The base notes are patchouli, noble woods, and vetiver, which altogether should create a fruity feminine fragrance creating an air of boldness, elegance and ecentricity.
When you first put this fragrance onto your skin, I find it is a little on the strong side and quite masculine initially, and my first impressions weren't great. As it settled, I felt a little of the fruitiness started to appear and I started to think I might like this fragrance, however, after it had been on my skin for 10 minutes or so, I really wasn't that impressed with the smell. It certainly did not seem feminine to me and it just wasn't something that I would wear. I certainly couldn't class this fragrance as one for the evening, if you warm to it, it would definitely be a daytime fragrance, however it is just not something I like the smell of when it fully settles on the skin. What makes matters worse is that it is one of the worst fragrances I have for durability. Within an hour of me putting it on, the scent is gone on my skin, which makes it little better than a body spray, but a lot lot pricier.
All in all, the fact that I don't rate the scent and it doesn't last at all are the reasons behind this fragrance bottle getting hidden on my dressing table. I simply don't like it and I don't wear it, much to my husband's disappointment!
This Paul Smith fragrance has been my favourit for the last three or four years. It is soft, sensuous and feminine, without being overpowering, too fruity or too sweet. The other good thing about this fragrance is that you don't lose sight of it: it is always there making you smile, unlike other fragrances that after a few days you can't smell yourself anymore. The other great thing about this fragrance is that it is timeless - it is not just a fad, like celebrity perfumes. The bottle is also really classy - nice and simple glass, with simple writing on it. Fantastic! You can wear this fragrance for any occasion: Sunday Lunch, visiting the parents, a date, the opera - and it never seems out of place. It is as if Paul Smith has designed this perfectly to be with a Woman - hence its appropriate title. Now, the other fantastic thing about this fragrance is the price! It is SO much cheaper than many of the other current 'fad' perfumes, yet its quality is just so much better. If you haven't tried it yet - I implore you to do so. You will not be dissatisfied!
I bought this fragrance by paul smith a few months ago now whilst on holiday in the canaries. I always treat myself to perfume on holiday as you can usually get it quite a bit cheaper than over here.
This perfume really stood out to me when I saw the tester on the shelf as it is a bright pink bottle which looks really cute and girly. The shape of the bottle is nothing special really it is just a chunky square shape, but as I only bought a 30ml size, it is small and compact enough to fit nicely in my handbag without taking up much space. It is also very lightweight too, so it is easy to carry around.
This scent is very fresh and girly, and I think it is more suited to summer. The scent if very fruity, and very light too. I think it is more suitable for young girls too, the design and colour of the bottle looks more like it is aimed at younger girls. I am 22 and I do love this scent, but it is a good job it is cheap because it wears off so quickly, you have to top it up a good few times throughout the day, so the bottle doesn't last very long.
I only paid around 15 euros on holiday for a 30ml bottle, I have seen this in boots and Debenhams for around £15-£18 for a small bottle, and I would definitely purchase again, for a cheap fresh scent for the daytime in the summer, its just a shame it doesn't last very long!
Without sounding like a wierdo, I think that everyone has their own smell, in my opinion, this can be contributed to what products you use to wash with and especially what perfume you wear.
Everyone is individual and I think that you have to find a perfume that suits you and goes well with your skin, lucky for me Paul Smith (the pink one) as I have nicknamed it is my everyday perfume.
At first I bought this perfume to wear for going out and on special occasions, but so many people commented on it that I started to wear it every day, most people I know will say that the smell of Paul Smith reminds them of me - i'm not sure if this is good or bad because I dont actually know anyone else that wears Paul Smith the pink one.
I am a big fan of fresh clean smells and in my opion that is what Paul Smith is. Even though it is far from the most expensive perfume available, its smell does last throughout the day (unless you are in the queue at the chippy or helping your uncle spread manure).
The bottle that the perfume comes in is pink and square. The only problem I found with this perfume was that I was too heavy handed with it and forgot that the lid actually screws off and doesnt pull off, whoops!
As with eau de parfum, it has a little spray nozzle and you can spray until your heart is content (or you choke everyone around you). The perfume comes in a really small bottle, a medium one and a large bottle (which if my partner reads this, I recommend you purchasing it for my birthday).
My advice to anyone who is interested in Paul Smith is to give it a go, I can tell you that it is a lovely perfume, very fresh lasts long, I can tell you it smells good on me but unfortunately I cannot tell you if it will smell good on you or not - thats one I cant fix on dooyoo!!
Anyway give it a try and see what you think, I highly recommend it!
Thanks for reading x
Paul Smith Women was bought for me as a gift a while ago and I had not decided to open it until fairly recently, as I have quite a number of fragrances on the go. Unopened they keep for sometime, however, once opened, and being exposed to light, this compromise the shelf life so I tend to try to limit the number I use.
Paul Smith Women is not a cheap fragrance, it is one of the more expensive perfumes I own. A 50ml bottle currently retails at around £35.00. What I like about this fragrance is that it seems very carefully thought out, from the design of the box, to the bottle and of course the scent itself. Unlike some of the celebrity fragrances I own which are, I feel, generally thrown out as quickly as possible, basically while the celebrity is still 'hot property'.
The box is a really deep dark aubergine colour, almost black, the finish to the cardboard is almost like silk, it really does look good. The Paul Smith logo is tastefully placed on the box in a delicate pink. The bottle itself is made of a heavy glass, and is tinted a pale pink on the smaller sides, remaining clear in the centre. It has a nice chunky but classy feel to the bottle.
I must say at this point, I adore this fragrance. I didn't think it would really suit me or my skin type, but I feel great when I spritz this perfume, like I'm enveloped in a lovely classy but modern flowery scented cloud.
This perfume opens with a lovely fruity but rather light scent of bergamont, clementine, blackcurrant (devine) and pink peppercorn notes. The peppercorn stops this from becoming overly fruity, or too floral. It gives a lovely slight masculine edge to this otherwise very girly fragrance.
The mid notes consist of lily of the valley, freesia which is heavenly, geranium and green tea. This heady mix of florals work really well, but the peppercorn manages to hang on to avoid being overly flowery.
Once this has fully dried down the rich woody notes of vetiver, patchouli and cedarwood gives this a real sensual edge. I really do love this perfume, or have I already said that?!
The only drawback I find with this, is that for a eau de parfum, it doesn't last as long on the skin as I would have liked, perhaps four hours at the most, however this is only a minor weakness.
Would I purchase this again? Of course, it is a beautiful, floral woody fragrance, which I feel could definitely become a classic.
I bought this perfume about a year ago when it was in the January sales. It cost me around £9 for 30ml. I think it usually costs around £15-£20. It was an absolute bargain because not only did I get it at a fantastic price, but the scent was exactly to my taste.
** The perfume **
This perfume was the first woman's fragrance created by Paul Smith and it is clear from the quality of the product that he spent a lot of time on making it just right. The scent is fresh but with hints of a woody aroma, which I always love, as I hate anything too sweet. This perfume is very feminine and you feel fresh, young and elegant when wearing it. This perfume also has subtle hints of Green Tea within its woody aroma, which has herbal medicinal qualities which include calming and soothing. The fragrance notes are listed as containing Bergamot, Clementine, Green Tea, Cedar Wood, Lily of the Valley, Freesia, Patchouli, Blackcurrant Berries, and Vetiver. All of which combine to create a fantastically feminine and fresh fragrance perfect for summer.
** The Packaging **
This perfume comes in a seductive and stylish black cube-like box which has pink writing on it stating the name and brand. It is very simple yet stylish. The perfume bottle itself is clear with small but elegant writing on the side, simply stating the name and brand. The perfume bottle has a slight pink tone to it but is clear enough so as you can easily see how much perfume you have left.
** The Price **
I bought this at a bargain price in the sale but it is available from Boots at £18.00 for 30ml. You will probably get it a lot cheaper online though so shop around.
** Summary **
This is a fantastic, fresh, woody perfume that has the right balance between sweet scents and musky depth. It is long lasting and will last all day. I absolutely love this perfume and would highly recommend it as a perfect summer accessory.
I had never tried Paul Smith Women before so was quite excited to try it out when
I had a bottle of this bought for me for Christmas.
The bottle is shaped very squarely with round lid that pulls off. The bottle is coloured pink and makes the perfume inside look pink but I think that is just the glass.
The perfume smells quite nice, very delicate and flowery, but it doesn't seem to last very long. I found when I first had it I used to apply it in the morning and within an hour or so I couldn't smell it any more.
I looked up on the net and the smell of the perfume is supposed to be made up from such exotic things as bergamot and clementine, notes of blackcurrant, green pear and a hint of peppercorns as well as being decidedly woody?? I must say I can't pick out anything really not that I know what bergamot smells like (or even is).
I sprayed a little on my wrist just now to remind me of the smell but while looking at the bottle again to describe the bottle I can see lots of bits of something or other floating around in the bottle, it looks absolutely disgusting so it is going in the bin and I am going to scrub my wrists to get it off. I don't know what is in it as I have only had it since Christmas so shouldn't have gone off. Has put me right off it and certainly wont be buying it again. I cant see how it has got in there as there is the spray nozzle on the top and then the lid has a seal in it so it fits tight. The bottle has not been stored on show, it has been inside a drawer.
In case you would still like to buy some the 100 ml bottle is available on the Paul Smith web site for £49, the 30 ml bottle which I have/had is £18.33 on Boots web site and £12.04 on Cheap Smells web site. The 100 ml bottle is only £20.40 on there too.
I have a selection of perfumes bought for me around christmas time and the ammount that I get lasts me a year. This year I had 4 bought for me and paul smith for women was one of them. I cant say that I have ever thought about trying different perfume because I like the usual Ghost and it is cheap, so when I was bought this it was a lovely surprise and couldn't wait to try it.
The first thing that I noticed was that it was in a black box that had different coloured bright stripes on it. The name of it was simple it was a Paul Smith selection and it was for women no particular name to it. When I opened it it was securly held in place with a piece of card that fitted around the bottle.
The bottle was 100ml it does look quiet small and the glass bottle looks very thick so I could tell right away that there was not alot of solution in the bottle. This always dissapoints me because of how much perfume costs and the ghost collection does a better price for the same sized bottle I hate wasting money and other peoples. In the bottle the perfume is a light pink colour which was very girly and had some vibrancy to it. The bottle is clear seethrough glass with the paul smith name on and the word woman in white which is very simple. The bottle is a square shape and very chunky which makes it appealing to me. It has a plastic screw cap on the top that is easy to open and is very secure when it is put on. It has the normal spray top to be able to spray the perfume and it is easy to use.
The perfume was very nice, it had a sweet girly smell to it and lasts all day. It isn't a smell of flowers or sweets and I cant quite put my finger on what it reminds me of but it does make me feel good. I tend to spray this about 6 times over my body and clothes so if it does wear off on my skin my clothes still smell lovely all day. It isn't a strong overpowering smell which is great but yet it holds its fragrance very well.
I think this is a very nice perfume and don't really think that it is overpriced. There is enough perfume in the bottle to last for about 2 months with everyday use. It is a very attractive girly smell and a very girly colour. I think it is very simple and sweet which is perfect for me. It is slightly more that what I would usually pay but I would say that it is worth it. This is £27 and widely available from most perfume retailers and from amazon. I really like mine and am glad that this was bought for me. I will definatley be buying this for myself when it has run out.
**Paul Smith: Paul Smith Women, Eau de Parfum**
I can't remember how I got into liking and buying Paul Smith Perfume it must have been a present one Christmas but I must say I am quite partial to this brand! Well this is a British Branded designer perfume from the fashion brand Paul Smith. I have re-purchased this perfume a few times as I like the scent.
**Who is Paul Smith?**
Well like out Ralph, Paul is a fashion designer but he is not American or born in the Bronx but British and born in Nottingham! His first shop was set up in 1970 and opened a shop in London in 1979 selling eclectic clothes for menswear. He branched out into Jeans, shoes and accessories and fragrances and round about the year 2000 he started to offer fragrances to men and women. Nowadays there are quite a few fragrances to be had from Paul Smith as well as the one I have, these include extreme, floral, London and rose.
**The Bottle and Package**
I have the 100ml bottle edition although it does come in 50ml and 30ml and for some bizarre reason I have 2x 100ml bottle both half full. (no idea how that happened!) The bottle is rectangular shaped and thick pink glass with a pink lid. (Funny though most my perfumes seem to be pink!) The nozzle is pink and plastic and yet again I seem to be missing the lid on both which has happened to a lot of my perfumes lately. This again has not made the perfume leak in my bag and if I recall the lid was a push top clear type. The bottle is a little on the big side but it is the 100ml version. It has Paul Smith written on the side of the bottle quite in quite small writing. It is a nice enough bottle and classic in design and you can tell it is a more modern younger design brand.
This perfume is promoted as an elegant and soft perfume yet distinct English perfume. Paul Smith for Women is a fresh floral and fruity fragrance and aimed probably more at younger women. It has quite a lot of ingredients in it to make up the scent. This includes notes of bergamota, clementina, casis, green pepper, freesia, muguet, geranio and green tea as well as noble woods, vetiver, pachuli and haba tonka. It also has some of the infamous cedar in there too! It is the type of perfume that can be worn on any occasion whether that be daywear or evening wear. It would appeal to most but is quite sweet and floral so if you are not partial to this then you are best avoiding.
**Using it and recommending it**
Well the 100ml lasts quite a while and is easy to use. You don't need much on application and a few squirts is good for the neck and arms. I also spray this over jumpers and clothes sometimes as I like the smell. The only annoying thing about it is the lid has disappeared but that seems to be something I have done with all my perfumes lately! Also when it nears running out it is hard to get the remains out and on one of my earlier bottles of this I smashed the nozzle and couldn't get the perfume out.
I would definitely recommend this perfume as it is an affordable scent to buy. It is reasonably priced and widely available online or in the shops. It is a floral scent and a nice sweet and fresh perfume. It would appeal to most and be easily a good present. The pink bottle is a nice in design and simple and it comes in a purple/black colour box. I still have two bottle half full and feel it is well worth the pennies and the pounds if you ask me!
Well as I have two 100ml bottles I haven't bought this in a while but the price seems cheaper than what I paid. There seem to be some good discounts on this at the moment with online shops selling them for half the rrp. The pricing is therefore a little odd as you can get 30ml as cheap as £14-£17 (rrp around £30) and 50ml at around £20-£30 (rrp £35)and 100ml between £20 to £40 (rrp is about £40). That is perhaps why I have two 100ml bottles as maybe i found them for £20 at the time. If you do decide to buy this definately compare the prices as you can find this for well under the rrp and the bigger bottles don't seem much more in price than the smaller ones
I like to have a few perfumes to choose from so if I fancy a change or feel the occasion would be better suited to one I don't always wear I have options. Women by Paul Smith is one I've been wearing for a couple of years now. I actually wear it quite alot and find it's suitable as either a daytime or an evening perfume.
The bottle is as above in the picture, rectangular and tinged pink with a pink squirty dispenser on top and a clear glass lid. My bottle is actually like this but doesn't have the lid and has tester written across it. This is, of course, because I buy testers for half the price of a boxed bottle!
The top notes in perfume are supposed to be what you can smell right away after spraying, apparently it's quite common to find citrus ingredients listed here and Women has those too. The top notes in this are Bergamot, Clementine and Cassis Berries. I have to say after just spraying some you can detect a slight citrus scent.
The heart notes in this perfume are Green Tea, Lily of the Valley and Freesia. Heart notes (sometimes called middle notes) are the main scent of the perfume and what you smell after the initial smell has gone. This is what you're looking for when you try a tester in a chemist and flap your wrist about to get it to "settle". The scent of Women is very floral, I can only smell the green tea because I know it's there and mostly it's a wonderful, flowery fragrance.
The base notes in perfume often contain surprises! Base notes are the foundations of your perfume and, along with some of the heart notes, are what you can smell the next day after a night out. This one contains Vetiver, Cedarwood from Atlas and Patchouli. The Patchouli really surprised me, I can't smell it at all and obviously neither can my pertner because he hates Patchouli with a passion!
Women is very feminine, it's quite heavy and yet light at the same time if that makes sense. The floral aspect is very strong but it doesn't overpower you and leave you with a headache so it's not that kind of heavy. The staying power of this is amazing, if I spray some on in the early evening I can still smell it slightly the following morning if I don't wash my wrist. I've had loads of compliments about my perfume when I wear this and I love catching a whiff of it if I bring my hand up near my nose.
I don't ever pay full price for this and believe it sells in the region of £25-£30 for a 100ml bottle of the Eau De Parfum, I buy tester versions from ebay for about £10 because I'm not at all bothered about having the proper lid or that it says tester across the bottle. A bottle lasts months as you don't need much, just a squirt on each wrist and one on the throat is perfectly adequate.
Overall it's a gorgeous, floral scent that lasts and lasts and can be bought at a very reasonable price if you don't mind having testers. Thoroughly recommended for those who like floral scents.
Paul Smith Women; is an energizing floral fragrance for women. This vivid, floral scent possesses a light, sparkling touch / Paul Smith Women; is a sensual, elegant and ultra feminine scent, with a light, floral touch of bergamot, green tea, vetiver and cedarwood / Based on Paul Smith's own use of aromatherapy oils and energising tonics.