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Paul Smith London for Men (2004)
by Paul Smith


Paul Smith London for Men information

Year of Launch2004
Average Rating
(based on 147 votes)

People and companies

HousePaul Smith
PerfumerAntoine Lie
PackagingPierre Dinand
Parent CompanyInter Parfums

About Paul Smith London for Men

Paul Smith London for Men is a masculine fragrance by Paul Smith. The scent was launched in 2004 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Antoine Lie. The bottle was designed by Pierre Dinand

Paul Smith London for Men fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Paul Smith London for Men

No coconut notes listed but that's what Paul Smith London is all about. Maybe its the brandy? Curious that a scent named London has such a beach-like quality to it. Excellent projection. Enjoyable to you and others if applied moderately, will not be cloying or offensive.
10th November, 2016
I just can't overstate how disappointed I am that this wonderful fragrance is discontinued. I discovered it late unfortunately, and all I have left are two 4.5ml bottles which I use so sparingly it's a crying shame.

Not really comparable to any other fragrance, it's floral, woody, slightly sweet, and lasts as well. I call it my date fragrance because it's one of those that both you and a lady you're looking to impress won't be able to stop smelling.

Mr Smith, if you're listening, please man, do the right thing....
16th May, 2016
Creamy synthetic vetiver and sandalwood, citrus, a mint-lavender combo reminiscent of older fougères, and a thick spicy-ambery accord which seemed everywhere among woody mainstreams of the 2000s together with the other big “jolly” of that time - violet. That’s London, and it’s quite nice. For some reasons, despite being partially quite conventional (woods, violet, tonka...) London smells quite more young, vibrant, genuinely “urban” than many other fragrances sharing the same notes. It smells “pop”, somehow traditional and somehow contemporary – like so many British pop bands in fact; always “fresh”, yet always so rooted into Britain’s pop heritage of the 1960s. London shares the same “concept”; it’s like a fresher, renovated, kind of juvenile and lively version of uncle’s Dunhill colognes – more synthetic, more transparent, with a couple of “metrosexual” features (mint, violet). Far from being groundbreaking, but a really versatile and nice fresh-creamy-spicy woody scent, a bit plastic and almost cheap quality-wise but somehow in a positive meaning – that type of “plastic syntheticness” many niche brands are still able to disguise as “avantgarde”, so why shouldn’t we play that card for Smith too. Grab it in case of good deals.

14th April, 2015
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
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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United Kingdom
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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