Paul Smith’s introduction into fashion was completely accidental. With no career plans or qualifications, Paul was propelled by his father into a menial job at a local clothing warehouse in his native Nottingham. After a terrible accident at the age of 17 he met with some local art students where his passion started to develop and within two years he was managing his first boutique with his girlfriend. From there he exploded in popularity and expanded to Paris and beyond. Today there are 14 different collections which include clothing, shoes, rugs, china, spectacles and fragrances. His perfumes include Extreme, Optimistic, Rose and Sunshine.