Sunday Scent #2 – Paul Smith Rose

I have to say, I am not one for wearing specific perfumes during particular seasons, or even for certain times of the day.  I know to some perfume collectors, this is unacceptable.  Being such a rebel (ha!) I have chosen to wear another ‘summer-appropriate’ perfume this weekend, despite it being the middle of winter.




Paul Smith Rose starts – no sh*t Sherlock – as a gorgeous, light, rose infused fragrance.  Apparently, the rose that inspired the perfume was one cultivated by Paul Smith’s wife, and given to him as a gift.  It isn’t old-lady rose though, it is refreshing and clean smelling.  It warms up very quickly, and becomes a much softer, more subtle rose scent, that lasts well throughout the day.  The projection (or Sillage) isn’t huge, and I don’t find it overbearing at all.

TOP NOTES: Violet, Green Tea and Rose

MIDDLE NOTES: Magnolia and Rose

BASE NOTES: Musk and Cedar


According to the Paul Smith website, during the making of Paul Smith Rose, ‘No blooms are harvested, crushed and distilled – instead the living flower is isolated in a glass bell and equipment ‘inhales’ the scent’. Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it?

Paul Smith Rose has to be one of my favourite floral scented perfumes.  I think it is appropriate for all occasions, and with it staying so close to the skin, it wouldn’t be overwhelming in an office environment.  If you love the smell of roses, then this is the perfume for you. Find it for under £20 for 100ml here.


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