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Ted Baker M Review

March 15, 2009

Ted Baker is a British design house that is based on quality, attention to detail and a sense of humour. The first fragrance, Skinwear, was launched in 1998, and was followed with a string of scents. The last being a limited edition named “Skinwear 10”, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Skinwear. The next launches are M and W summer limited editions, which were available in mini form last year. M (alongside W) launched in 2002.

m1M has a citrus opening, which smells like lemon, but it’s not. It’s Yuzu, a Japanese citrus fruit used during bathing, and is usually cut in hot springs to scent the water. There is also a sweet Tea and Pepper note, which feels similar to Bvlgari Pour Homme Soir. There is an Ozonic, breezy feel throughout the topnotes.
The heart bears a warm, light green leafy note, over a scent like Hay, with a light fizzy Incense accord. Slightly smoky, but it’s really been given a light touch and seems as though it’s being smelled through a veil of steam. There are similarities to Odeur 71, with it’s abstract incense note, and L’eau d’Issey. The Coriander is also present, with a quiet Rose note similar to dunhill London’s.
The drydown is a powdery, soft, rooty Vetiver, with Chocolate. Which smells a lot better than it sounds. It’s surprisingly sensual and just smells great.

Top: Yuzu, Roseberry, Black Pepper
Middle: Coriander, Elemi, Gaiacwood
Base: Vetiver, Tonka Bean, Musk