Fragrance Of The Month: Perry Ellis Red EDT

Above: Perry Ellis Red EDT fragrance
Above: Perry Ellis Red EDT fragrance

It you had to describe the late American fashion designer Perry Ellis in just one word it would be: fun. He believed “fashion dies when you take it too seriously” and his non-traditional, eponymous, men’s sportswear line with its modern patterns and fresh proportions were the embodiment of that statement.

Now, over three decades strong, the Perry Ellis brand continues to flourish complete with bold and colourful prints, high-end menswear and shoes, and a series more-than-notable designers, such as Isaac Mizrahi, Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford who have worked at its helm. And while the label discontinued its women’s clothing collection in 2003, it continues to impress with its line-up of fresh and invigorating fragrances for women and for men, including the latest eau de toilette Perry Ellis Red for men.

Captured in a weighty, matte black, rectangular-shaped bottle featuring a clear, red glass circle in the middle, this eau is a unique juxtaposition of fresh and sultry.

On first spritz, Red is a vibrant explosion of tart citrus and juicy berry notes that clearly denote the wearer is up for a little mischief. As the scent shifts into a mix of crisp red apple, hot Sichaun pepper, warm amber and exotic red leather a sensual side takes over, validating the eau’s initial sensations, yet ramping up the naughty factor. Creamy oak moss and sandalwood with a pinch of sage round the fragrance out, smoothing its intriguing guile into a fearlessly sexy finish. Consider this eau the liquid and spritz-able version of F.U.N.

Perry Ellis Red EDT comes in 100 ml for $65. It’s available online at

Adriana Ermter

Adriana is an award-winning writer and editor. The former beauty director for FASHION magazine and editor-in-chief of Salon and of Childview magazines has hosted beauty videos for, as well as contributed to Men’s FASHION, Chatelaine and, Flare and, Huffington Post Canada, National Post,,, and She lives in Toronto with her very spoiled feline, Trixie-Belle, and a fantastically large perfume collection.

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