Hilariously bad and generic deodorant in a perfume bottle, with a weird subtle sulphur smell on the very base. The genre belongs to that nondescript cheap "sport" family - that sort of scents which are "great for summer" and "at the club". I've never been to the gym but this is how I always imagine the locker rooms smell (after everyone's had a shower, I mean).
i still insist that the very best of Paul Smith is London man.. i bought this during one trip to london and it worked quite ok but i also think it's quite generic and used.
23rd April, 2013 (last edited: 27th March, 2014)
I have to admit, i bought this only because of the bottle. I was online and because i didn't find what i was looking for, i saw 'Optimistic' and thought, with such a great bottle, the fragrance can't be that bad...
Was I wrong... It's not bad, it's terrible. It smells like an old deodorant from the 90s.
I don't recommend it.
I gave this a try yesterday, and while there is a brief interesting grapefruit (?) note at the very top, it doesn't last at all and the fragrance turns very quickly to, as Kaern says, "boring generic dreck".
Sorry, Paul -- this is boring generic dreck.