FRAGRANCE FAMILY: WOODY
Top notes: ozonic accord, yuzu, rosemary
Heart notes: clary sage, orange flower, lavender
Base notes: cedarwood, patchouli, musks
Since launching his brand in 1970, British designer Sir Paul Smith has become renowned for his eclectic and contemporary designs which emanate an air of sophistication and simplicity.
His latest fragrance, Essential, truly embodies this aesthetic. It opens with a fresh aquatic accord, with tantalising yuzu fruit paving the way for the onset of herbaceous and aromatic notes. The underlying musky base adds a sensual dimension to this otherwise refined scent creating a not-so typical woody aromatic composition that is most definitely an everyday essential. Above all, Essential is clean-cut – much like Paul Smith‘s bespoke tailored suits.
SMELLING NOTES: DISCOVER PAUL SMITH ESSENTIAL
- What outfit can you envisage for a wearer of Essential?
- Can you distinguish between the three phases of the scent? What do they remind you of?
- Which note(s) stand out the most to you?
- How would you describe the ‘Essential man’?
Which three words best sum up Paul Smith Essential to you? Revitalising? Immaculate? Alluring? Over to you…