Beauty & Fashion

Paul Smith ‘Man’ and Winter ’09 collection

Paul Smith Man, the perfume first launched in London, and has finally arrived in the country.

The strong and masculine fragrance, well blended with British elegance, simply named Man, was launched in Bangalore, the second place after London on September 19. The day also unfolded the launch of its Fall-Winter 2009 collection.

Latest fashion collections by international luxury brands have a strong India influence, and one has seen it in the past too. The new line of clothe by Paul Smith, too, draws an inspiration from the Tinsel town of Darjeeling. 

It were some photographs of the Himalayas and children walking in their school uniform that provided the impetus to Paul Smith of the eponymous British brand to launch into an Indian dialogue for his fall 2009 collection.

Speaking on the occasion was Sonal Bhatia, the Brand Manager, who explains, “Sir Paul Smith likes things with a twist. So, he decided to come out with something different for this season. Darjeeling Limited, the movie by Wes Anderson, has inspired him, which is why you see the blend this time.” She added, “He is a living designer and he gets his inspiration from everywhere.”  

The intricate embroidery and detailing is something that is hard to go unnoticed; and Jerseys and knitwear provide great layering items, adding both color and texture in the line of the new line of clothe.    
The fragrance, Paul Smith Man, however, oozed a bit more of masculinity. K. Ramana, Manager, Sales and Marketing of Intercraft Trading Pvt. Limited, the company that deals with the marketing of the fragrance, says, “The perfume will have a strong masculine aroma. So sensual will be the fragrance that people will find it hard to avoid.” He added, “Paul Smith, himself, has been interested in this perfume. So, we are looking forward to people liking it.”

Priced at  Rs. 3,360 (100 ml), Rs. 2,625 (50 ml), and Rs. 1,995 (30 ml), Paul Smith Man is available in a black pack that shows an eye-catching logo – punchy yellow and white – contrasted with a matte sleek, black background.  
Tags: India, apparel, clothes, paul smith, Darjeeling, Perfume

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