Paul Smith London for Men (2004)
    by Paul Smith




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    Paul Smith London for Men is a men's fragrance by Paul Smith. The scent was launched in 2004 and the bottle was designed by Pierre Dinand

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    alfarom's avatar

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    Paul Smith London must have been a sort of prototype for some of the latest stuff by Anoine Lie (I'm looking at you Nu_Be Mercury). A sparkling citrus opening supported by a kind of lactonic / coconut combo that revolve around an oriental-fougere-y bone structure with woody (sandalwood) and floral facets. Incredibly similar to Nu_be Mercury if not for the fact that Paul Smith London is definitely less metallic, less daring and a tad *cheaper* in texture.

    Very nice.

    10th March, 2015

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    Not much to add to the excellent note descriptions provided by Way Off Scenter and others, except to say I suspect the spiky texture in the top note is provided by pink pepper, eugenyl acetate and citral.

    There's a strong chemical feel to the profile. It includes a powerful melamine-like harsh woody-plastic note that persists almost from the start, and continues relentlessly into the depths. I should admit I'm hypernosmic to this material as well as finding it repulsive, and when it's part of a formula, that perfume effectively becomes unwearable for me. (Anyone who knows what it is please PM)

    This could have been just another face in the crowd of fresh woody masculines, but thanks to Antoine
    Lie's skill it rose above the mediocrity we have come to expect of this genre, displaying an interesting evolution from spiky mandarin through violet leaf to creamy wood.

    Way too synthetic, but an interesting frag and worth checking out if you find it, but not worth spending money on in my opinion.

    It could have been good, but with a formula that includes a molecule now used in bathroom cleaner, it smells just too cheap to be a contender.

    06th February, 2015 (Last Edited: 18th March, 2015)

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    Genre: Woody Oriental

    Paul Smith London has a top note that smells oddly of lemon zest, dusty carpet, and dry grated coconut. It’s actually more pleasant than it sounds, but gives no clue as to where it might lead. The coconut actually grows more intense over time, and combines with aromatics, sandalwood, and cedar in a warm, nutty, off-dry accord of considerable distinction, marred only by a faint suggestion of suntan oil. The tanning product connotation of coconut-and-sandalwood accords at first kept me from enjoying Maître Parfumeur et Gantier’s superb Santal Noble, but in that case I eventually got past the obstacle, and can just as well forgive it here.

    Above its nutty, woody bass line Paul Smith London oscillates gently between a crisp herbaceous violet leaf and geranium accord and a warm nutmeg-spiced amber. This motion continues for a few hours at moderate intensity until the creamy sandalwood, amber, and soft musk drydown takes over. The impression left is one of refined urbanity, sophistication, and subdued comfort, making Paul Smith London at once versatile and gratifying to wear. All in all an admirable offering, and an impressive rebound after the bland and derivative Paul Smith for Men.

    23rd June, 2014

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    A simple but delightful, fresh and fruity opening of mandarins that are not ripe and hence lack sweetness. Soon it is combined with a green note, which in the drydown is joined by and ambery woody vanilla in the base. The top notes are the highlight, and in spite of its simplicity this is overall a good scent. With decent silage and good projection, a major pro is the impressive longevity of nine hours. Nice for a spring day.

    20th May, 2014

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    Paul Smith London opens up with a dark coconut vibe, a heavy dose of green mandarin, violet, and a boozy note. This dries down to something along the lines of Polo Double Black, but without the coffee, it has that same sort of stuffy smell, mostly tonka meeting sandalwood. At some point in time it starts to smell a little like cat piss, but I can't seem to get enough of it.

    This has been compared to Obsession Night, and I see the similarities to some degree, but for the most part, this is a pretty unique and unorthodox scent. Now discontinued and pretty hard to find, prices can get really high, I wouldn't pay more than retail for this one though, if you could find it. I was fortunate enough to find a bigger bottle of this a couple years ago for about 50 bucks, which was a great price. Longevity and projection are both excellent.

    13th February, 2014

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    What a great surprise this fragrance was to me! London starts out smooth and comforting with the fresh aroma of mint combined with lavender where through time evolves to a herbal/creamy side thanks to the appearance of tonka bean which persists even in the base with the appearance of Cypress.

    Overall a very good fragrance that is hard to buy and to find someone using it.

    28th October, 2011

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