Opens with a strong synthetic fruit note (more tangerine than grapefruit, I feel), which quickly dissipates and leaves a nice, light grapefruit with strong aquatic undertones, and just a hint of woodiness. Sillage is strong without being overbearing. However, the longevity could be better. The scent almost completely disappears within about 5-6 hours on me - at this point, it's very subtle and stays close to the skin.
This is a real spring/summer cologne, and is inexpensive and inoffensive enough to be used in the office or in a casual setting, but also a little different to the usual suspects. If you like a light aquatic but you don't want to be wearing what every other dude is wearing, then you could do a lot worse than Paul Smith Sunshine Edition. However, you may wish to top yourself up at lunchtime if you want to smell nice all day. Judging by photos of the bottles/boxes for each year's version, what I bought appears to be the 2012 version.
28th October, 2014 (last edited: 11th November, 2014)
I really liked this one!
Bought it early last year just as spring was rolling around. Used it pretty much every day until it was gone, I enjoyed it that much. Right through spring and into/through summer. Just couldn't get enough of that grapefruit!
During that time I got a better paying job so I went wild buying aftershaves and I never got round to buying another bottle of this. Now there's the 2011 version and I'm intrigued as to how that smells in comparison. Wouldn't bother me in the slightest if they kept the juice the same as it's always going to be a winner. Please please please don't have cocked it up Mr Smith!
Very Nice fragrance indeed :) I love the grapefruit opening so fresh and citrusy - its definatelky a summer fragrance . Get it if you can , and avoid paul smith story - its awful!
Heatwave in Britain ---- aaarrgghh over 30 degrees for 3 days - we are all doomed!. Tested some mainstream summer orientated frags and I liked this the best and may purchase. The grapefruit note is really nice in Sunshine Edition and mixes with the spices gloriously -- the mossy woody drydown is so-so, but hey I suspect this isn't very expensive and that grapefruit really kicks. Can't really remember the others too well as they were so underwhelming, Eternity Summer?( has a sour note), CK Summer (fresh but a bit bland) , Kenzo Summer? (not bad, but fleeting) Hugo Boss(don't ask -- will not review any of the range on principal) -- I was just grazing really while girly shopping was being done. To recap -- a lovely refreshing, uncomplicated and inexpensive summer fragrance from Paul Smith.