Paul Smith entered the world of fashion by chance. He always wanted to be a cyclist, but an accident he had at 16 cut his dream short. During his recovery, he frequented a bar where art and contemporary artists chatted and also listened to the Rolling Stones and Miles Davis. It was then when he decided to be part of that world in some way. In 1970, with the support of his girlfriend Pauline Denyer, opened his first store in his native Nottingham.
At night went to classes to learn sewing techniques and in 1976 presented his first collection in Paris. He became a famous British designer and today has over 12 collections. His fragrances, which also bear his name, represent the elegance that has always characterized him, fragrances created exclusively for men and women.