British model Simon Clark is one of the most-recognized male models on the planet thanks to his 10 years as the face of Montblanc Legend fragrances. He returns in 2022 as the face of Montblanc Legend Red, a spirited and energetic take on the award-winning original scent. He takes a few minutes out of his busy schedule to answer some ‘red’ questions.
Scent Lodge : Today, Montblanc is launching a new fragrance Legend Red. And here you are, still embodying this now iconic fragrance, in a new and very bold version. For you, Red is the color of…
Simon Clark: Boldness ! be prepared, be ready, because the situation is about to change.
SL : Legend in Red, what sensation does the bottle immediately trigger?
Simon: The red bottle is bold. I love its visual impact. Instantly, I want to hold it, own it and feel its energy.
SL : You are an expert of all Legend fragrances, how does the red color translate into this new scent according to you?
Simon:Legend Red fits into the range as a beacon of change and a reminder of the journey we’ve been on.
SL : How does red relate to masculinity?
Simon: There’s a courageousness and confidence in red. It’s a colour that says see me, hear me, smell me!
SL: A red accessory, cloth any man should have in his wardrobe?
Simon: A pair of red socks looks great with a dark suit. It’s a statement that subtly shouts, ‘I’m ready to go out-out!’ And a red sweater makes everything better.
SL : Anything that makes you see red?
Simon: When it rains above 1500m during the winter months, I see snow turn to water. And see red over climate change.
SL : A situation that gets you cherry red?
Simon :I missed the last call to a flight from Dubai and had to be escorted across the runway in an open-top buggy, delayed because I’d purchased a giant inflatable globe for my daughters, which for some reason I had decided to inflate. Imagine my embarrassment when the captain insisted, before we took off, that I deflate the globe in front of a plane full of already angry passengers!
SL : What’s your red letter day?
Simon:I like to put some red into every day. If I live that day with love and passion for something or someone then I’ve had a red letter day.
SL : Your best red carpet treatment?
Simon : Dark suit, red socks.
SL : Caught red-handed once yet?
Simon : Skiing in the USA, there’s this place called ‘Out of Bounds’, and every year I get caught red-handed in the middle of it.
SL : What’s your favourite color?
Simon: The perfectly lacquere colour of Legend Red!
Montblanc Legend Red is available at Hudson’s Bay stores, thebay.com, shoppersdrugmart.ca, Shoppers Drug Mart stores, sephora.ca and select Sephora stores in Canada.