Boss Bottled For Men By HUGO BOSS Eau De Toilette Spray Review
Guess what? I’ve got another great fragrance review for you today so let’s get started. I’m going back into my fragrance closet again, pulling out some of my favorite fragrances. So today, I want to go over Boss Bottled by Hugo Boss. Boss Bottled is this. You’ve got the beautiful Boss logo right here, and then you’ve got Hugo Boss right over here, and then it’s a simple beautiful bottle, and I’ve been a fan of this fragrance for almost fifteen years now. So let me tell you a little bit about the history of Boss Bottled. It was kind of interesting; I was dining at a restaurant here in San Francisco probably early ’98, maybe sometime early to mid ’98 and I kept smelling this wonderful fragrance that I hadn’t smelled before coming from a table, so we had to finally ask this table what it is that we’re smelling because it was smelling so beautiful, spicy, and warm, and fruity all combined to make a beautiful luscious fragrance. Finally, the woman at the table answered in a very heavy German accent, and said it’s this new Boss Fragrance. It hadn’t yet arrived here, so unfortunately it was coming towards the end of the year but I had a friend visit Germany, and he was able to pick some up, so ever since 1998, I’ve been a pretty big fan of this Boss fragrance. So I’ve gone through several bottles and I’ve just picked some up recently while I was in Germany, really inexpensively – thirty five… Thirty euros, I think this was, so probably about fifty dollars, a 1.7 oz. But I guess, this fragrance, Boss Bottled is kind of bordering Gourmand, because it’s got the fruity and vanilla notes in it. But let’s go over some of the notes in it and see why it might be bordering gourmand.
Boss Bottled was introduced in 1998. The nose is Annick Menardo. So the top notes for Boss Bottled are apples, you get a big whiff of apples when I spray it, lemon, bergamot, plum, geranium, oak moss; for the middle notes, you’ve got mahogany, carnation, and cinnamon – that’s a key note right there. I get lots of apples and cinnamon, almost… not an edible kind of a pie, but a very green kind of pie essence or smell. And then finally, in the bass notes, we’ve got sandalwood, which is also another keynote I get a lot of sandalwood in this fragrance, olive tree, not sure I get much of olive tree, vanilla, big vanilla, cedar, and vetiver. Those are the notes in Boss Bottled right here.
Throughout the years, I’ve worn several bottles of Boss… I guess the original was Hugo Boss way back in the mid 80’s. I was a young one back then, I think it was my dad’s, but I truly love that fragrance: it was a woody, chipper kind of fragrance. I don’t know if they still make it, but I remember wearing it from my dad. Later in ‘94, there was another Boss that was introduced. I was a huge fan of that one, but I’m drawing a blank with the name. It’s kind of like a flask; it’s got a hanging top… Hugo Boss, Hugo, but gosh, the name is escaping me right now, but I wore that Boss fragrance as well. I was a huge fan of it in ’94 or ’95. It was a heavy mint fragrance, but I kind of got tired of that one – I’m glad this one was introduced, because this thing was and is my favorite Hugo Boss fragrance. I’ve tried others; after this, I think there was an orange one, kind of shaped like a circle, a round… orange and silver bottle. Boss in Motion is what it’s called. I liked it, I wasn’t a huge fan of it, too heavy on the orange, I think, just didn’t work for me. When I like citrus, I like it to be a little sharper, but this has, even though this has lemon and bergamot, it’s a sweet, almost like candy but not quite. So that’s why I say it’s almost bordering gourmand, but it’s not quite, because you’ve got the… What do you call it, the woodsyness, and the warm, spicy, fruity combination, but still, it’s not quite a true gourmand. Now, Boss is doing a lot of different fragrances, and unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find another favorite of mine But there is another fragrance that I really love, It’s kind of similar, it’s this wonderful bottle by Diptyque, Boulevard St. Germain 34, sorry, I’m not really good with French so I can’t pronounce the 34, but it’s the address where the original Diptyque store in Paris is. But this thing kind of reminds me of Boss as a bottled fragrance, but whereas this is more fruity, woodsy, warm, spicy, fruity; this is woodsy, warm, spicy, and floral. So it’s a little different, but when I take a whiff of each, I pretty much get the same notes, whereas this one gets a little more cinnamon-y and fruity, this gets more floral, they’re both beautiful fragrances. If you’re not familiar with 34, you should definitely check it out. But let’s try some of this Boss Bottled on.
Two sprays… wow. It’s a beautiful scent. What I get is the apples, the vanilla, and I also get the… a little bit of the citrus, the lemon/bergamot combo. But then the cinnamon is kind of intensifying now, and then I get some of that sandalwood in there as well. I think this fragrance, Boss Bottled will last you, if you do like two or three sprays, will last you five to seven hours; I think if you do a little more and spray a bunch on your sweater or shirt, you’ll get it going with you for the whole day. It’s warmer, longer lasting fragrance compared to other fragrances like Boss’ other line, other genres.
So Boss Bottled is, wonderful, warm and spicy fragrance with lots of woody notes. What else can I say about this? It just always stays with me. I tend to be drawn to either the warm, spicy fragrances – I love the gourmands; and to the other extreme, I love the citruses, summery kind of fragrances that are heavy on the citrus, heavy on the neroli. So when I find a favorite fragrance, I stick with it, and I’ve been a fan of this one for almost 15 years now, I’m so glad to have discovered it. So Boss Bottled is this right here, if you haven’t tried it, check it out. If you are at all interested in spicy and apples mixed together, it’s going to be your fragrance. Wow. It’s such a beautiful fragrance, I still remember that day dining in the restaurant here in San Francisco, with the woman wearing this, and it’s mostly a masculine scent for men but I think women can get away with this, it’s not too masculine, it’s got a slight femininity to it, so it’s beautiful. So check it out: visit www.manlovescologne.com , there should be a video up for this, there should be a review, and some links to where you can pick up your own bottle of Boss Bottled or any of the fragrance reviews that I’ve done. Thanks so much for watching, give me a heads –give me a thumbs up and give me any reviews or any questions you might have down below in the comments section, and definitely give me a thumbs up guys, thanks so much for watching, I will see you again in the near future with another video. Take care, have a good one, goodbye.