Paul Smith is a British designer best known for his menswear collections. His interest in the fashion world began with an early job at a clothing warehouse in his native Nottingham. This position led to a management opportunity at a Nottingham boutique, and eventually to his own boutique, opened in 1970.
In 2000, Paul Smith was was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his 30 years’ status as a menswear icon. Paul Smith launched his first fragrances, Paul Smith Men and Paul Smith Women, in 2000. The designer produces fragrances in collaboration with Inter Parfums Inc.