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For Christmas this year I was lucky enough to receive 2 x 50 ml bottles of body lotion as part of a gift set Boss Orange gift set which also contained a 50ml bottle of perfume which all came in a nice little evening bag with a compact mirror too.
The fragrances of the body lotion is as follows:
Top notes: apple, bergamot and cinnamon
Middle notes: white peach, plum, orange flower
Base notes: Olive wood, sandal wood, vanilla
The bottles that I received are more like a squeezy bottle which has a slight orange tint to it. It has a silver flip top lid and to the front there is the Boss Orange Logo written on bold orange letters.
The lotion is white with a hint of orange and is of quite a runny consistency so I do have to be quite careful when squeezing the tube to make sure too much doesn't come out. Having said that, it absorbs really easily and I find that I only need a small amount to cover a large area. Upon rubbing into my skin, just like the perfume, the fruit and floral elements are quite dominant but after a while, there is a nice subtle aroma of vanilla.
After applying, I can definitely tell a difference in the condition of my skin; it feels a lot softer and smoother and it also has that nice shiny (but not greasy or too shimmery you couldn't wear during the day) look to it. Because of its fruity fragrance, I tend to wear this in the warmer months as I find it quite a summer lotion.
Unlike the perfume, this is not as widely available to buy, I have never seen this available in shops, even larger department stores however you can buy online from specialist perfume shops and Amazon. A 200ml bottle retails for around £20. I always try to buy (or heavily hint) that when buying perfume, to always buy as part of a gift set as not only do I think there work out better value for money, but also I think that wearing body lotion at the same time as perfume makes the fragrance much stronger and it seems to last longer.
Although the RRP of this particular set is £61, I do know that for the last two Christmas's it was one of Boots better than half price offers running up to Christmas so it worked out as an excellent bargain.
Overall, I would recommend the product, it smells great, makes my skin look great and the moisturising properties are great. I would try to buy as a part of a gift set so that I can have the perfume too to compliment it and I would give 5 out of 5 stars.
I like to use a lot of body lotions to keep my skin moisturised but I normally don't go for the branded designer lotions which match perfumes, as usually I find they are really over priced and don't actually do as good a job as the cheaper lotions! This Hugo Boss Orange perfumed body lotion is one which I received in a set with my Boss Orange eau de toilette and I would not really have purchased it separately, but since it was an added extra I am happy to use it!
The lotion comes in a whiteish tube which states the name and has a silver screw top. It should be noted that it is described as a perfumed body lotion and not actually as a moisturiser. I find these perfumed lotions are often not especially moisturising and really I think the purpose is more just to layer the scent.
When squeezing it out of the tube you can instantly see how light it is. It is fairly runny and liquid, not looking or feeling particularly rich, creamy or nourishing. It feels very light going onto the skin and is refreshing. It does add a bit of moisture, but doesnt make a massive amount of difference to the feel of my skin. As it is so light, it does sink in quickly and easily, which is a plus point as I hate waiting around while lotions feel tacky on the skin and take ages to absorb.
The most important selling point of this lotion is the scent, and I do feel it is quite true to the Boss Orange perfume scent. It is fresh clean, fruity and lightly floral with a bit of sweetness to it. As you can guess from the name you can get the aroma of oranges from this product, but it doesn't smell like a straight orange lotion like you might expect from somewhere like Body Shop. The fragrance is a bit more subtle and complicated with more layers and intrigue to it. I don't find it too one dimensional. The scent is really nice. Using this lotion does help to keep the scent on my skin for longer when I layer with the eau de toilette.
Over all this is a lovely lotion to use in conjunction with the perfume, but it really is just all about the scent rather than any other properties to care for my skin so I wouldn't pay full price (in the region of £20) for it, but I am glad to have it in the set. I do feel it is a bit of a rip off for what it is.
Hugo Boss body lotion
I have been wearing the Hugo Boss Orange perfume for some time and was recently given the body lotion as a gift. I had a little look on the website and found discovered that Orange is in fact a whole fashion brand, including t shirts, tops and accessories as well as perfume and this body lotion.
The body lotion comes in a 200ml plastic bottle with a screw off/on lid and costs around £18. The design on the bottle is very simple, with just the Boss logo on the front. The lotion itself is quite thin but not so runny that it just falls out of the bottle, rather a bit of a squeeze or shake is needed and then out it comes. It applies easily to the skin without any feeling of thickness or greasiness, but rather it feels lightly moisturising.
It is described on the Hugo Boss website, www.hugoboss.com as "a warm, complex and inviting body lotion that combines the uniquely liberating notes of crispy apple and white florals with a vanilla and sandalwood heart. They fuse to create a relaxed, unique scent you can wear with passion." The scent is quite strong and although I can't smell any specific scent, it does smell fruity but with some muskiness making it more of an evening body lotion. The smell does linger for some time on the skin so I find it best to use when I am then going to apply the Orange perfume because otherwise it is strong enough to clash with another scent.
The lotion is undoubtedly at the pricey end of body lotions and so I do use it after a bath before I am going out and not just for every day use; as mentioned earlier, I then apply the same perfume so that they complement each other.
It moisturises my skin and leaves it feeling smooth and soft without any nasty greasy residue.
As a treat I would recommend this.
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This is a great addition to the Hugo Boss range of fragrances. The fragrance in the lotion is contemporary with definite overtones of citrus, in particular orange. It is a light enough fragrance to be worn in the day time but not so light that it can't be smelled. The body lotion can be worn with both the day time and evening version of the fragrance. I was lucky enough to get a sample of this with a gift set of the perfume and because I like it so much I bought and 200ml bottle for £20 from Debenhams. When worn together you get the fragrance all day. The tube is white with Hugo Boss branding on it. I would recommend this for anyone wanting a new fragrance to take on their summer holiday or someone looking for fresh fragranced body lotion to wear each day without it being overpowering.
According to an article I read, Hugo Ferdinand Boss set up a clothing company in the small German town of Metzingen in 1924. Today, the Hugo Boss brand retails in over 6000 stores across 110 countries worldwide. From the launch of its first fragrance in 1993, the Hugo Boss brand now produces dozens of perfumes and aftershaves. I think Boss have a very strong up market image and that image definitely translates over into their fragrances. They use big names to advertise their products and always ooze with glamour in my opinion.
I received the Hugo Boss Orange set last year for Christmas and having been wearing it for over a year now. The set came with not only the perfume but the body lotion as well. I first saw it being advertised on the television by the actress Sienna Miller and I have to admit that this advertising worked on me as I think she's really pretty and fun. Now obviously I realise that by wearing this perfume I am not going to look like Sienna Miller or flirt like her but at least I can wear the same perfume and body lotion as her.
Boss Orange is actually a fashion collection by Boss as well and so they decided to carry that name over into their new perfume. Before I tried this perfume I actually thought it would have more of an orange citrus smell to it but it really doesn't, in fact I think it's quite deceptive as although I would have preferred an orange style smell I do like the actual smell. To me, it's quite a heavy scent that is definitely more suited to night so after a shower I layer by using the perfume and the body lotion to really get maximum strength out of the fragrance. According to an article I read the fragrance of the body lotion is described as:
Boss Orange is a captivating scent that opens with an uplifting burst of crispy apple and bergamot, giving a delicately feminine first impression. Meanwhile, the subtle heart notes of the scent, composed of white flower notes and orange blossom, create a carefree, lighthearted edge. The base is characterised by notes of sandalwood, olive wood and creamy vanilla which combine to create a real sense of depth, adding layers of light intensity. The resulting scent is vivacious, free-spirited and soulful.
The body lotion is meant to gently moisturise the skin leaving it scented with Boss Orange's uplifting, light hearted fragrance. After use it definitely leaves my skin scented. In fact I find you don't really need much of this lotion to leave you skin with the Boss Orange fragrance. It does a really good job of making my skin feel nice and smooth and I think it is an good accompaniment to their fragrance.
A 200ml bottle in Boots will cost £19.40.