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~x~x~x~ Putting Some Motion into My Man ~x~x~x~
Mark, bless him, doesn't care what he smells of. Obviously he's clean and doesn't ever smell bad (other than maybe some days after a long day at work...) but when it comes to aftershaves and general smellies he's just as happy with a £5 Avon 'splash' than something from the posher end of the scale. He never shops for fragrance himself, so usually ends up smelling how I want him to as I treat him to a nice aftershave when I notice he's running low.
This is how he comes to be smelling of Boss in Motion, I really liked the bottle and thought it'd look great with my collection of perfume bottles once he'd finished it. Mark's bottle actually came as part of a gift set which I paid the bargain price of £17 for - along with the 40ml bottle of aftershave (Eau de Toilette) he received two Motion shower gels, the usual price for the fragrance alone is around £23 so I was chuffed as nuts with my post-Christmas pressie to the man in my life. I had a little squirt in Superdrug and liked the spicy opening notes - the price was too good for me to wait for the fragrance to develop and I ended up buying the set before the scent had even begun to come through properly, luckily it turned out to be a good buy as really it could have been an expensive mistake. I trust the Hugo Boss name as I've used lots of their fragrances myself, although I'm pretty sure Mark had one of their aftershaves in a blue bottle once and that turned out to be a dud - Motion is a keeper though, I love the smell of Mark at the moment and can't see any reason to force a change of fragrance on him yet.
~x~x~x~ Talking of the Bottle... ~x~x~x~
Hmmm. Not really as impressed as I thought I was when I bought it. The ball design is reasonably quirky and the spray itself is functional, dispensing a pretty hefty spray with each press. It's easy to overload on Boss in Motion as the bottle is uber-responsive, this is true of Mark's bottle anyway but the bottle I originally tried in the shop seemed to need a heavier touch to dispense the fragrance.
The shape makes it really awkward to transport, something I only considered when my daughter (who favours mens fragrances) brought the bottle when we went away for the weekend - it was bizarrely awkward to fit into the case on the way home after adding to our luggage with souvenirs, and the ball shape made it far too bulky to go in my handbag. Eventually Charlotte shoved it inside a fake Ugg boot - cursing all the time as she hadn't used so much as a spray of it in all the time we were away... It's quite heavy, and feels substantial when you're holding it - I sprayed it on myself a couple of hours ago and felt it was a little awkward to hold when at an angle, but overall it's a comfortable bottle to use. Visually it actually looks a bit cheap and nasty after four months of use and storage in the steamy bathroom - it lost its 'new' look very quickly, and now I don't think I'm going to display it on my dressing table after all.
~x~x~x~ Mark, Smelling of Hugo ~x~x~x~
I really, really, really love the smell of Boss in Motion and think it's a fantastic fragrance for Mark to wear. It's pretty heavy at times but has an masculinity which is actually a huge turn on, it's modern and youthful - but doesn't make a forty-three year old man smell like he's trying to get down with the kids, which is an important consideration for Mark personally as if he starts getting the idea I'm being a little zany with my choices he has the cheek to start refusing to wear them! Not Motion though - Mark's said he wouldn't mind another bottle when this one is done, which is praise indeed from someone who genuinely doesn't give a sh... sugarcube!
I love the spicy cloud that surrounds him when he's wearing it, the woodiness which adds to the 'manly' fragrance. It's most definitely, completely and utterly a fragrance for men, to me it doesn't smell quite right on Charlotte but she likes it and that's the main thing - on Mark however it smells perfect, exactly how I'd want him to smell if I had to pick something out as his signature scent.
I'm looking now at a little card which came with the gift set, it has the notes of Motion listed and I can honestly say I can detect the majority of them - they're all strong and easily stand out well against one another, obviously some scents are stronger than others within the fragrance but it's a well blended aftershave that allows individual notes to shine through as well as mixing them all up a bit.
The top notes of bergamot, violet leaf and basil flower are pretty pungent - Motion is initially a heavy fragrance, and has an unusual sweet floral scent. I wouldn't have been able to name the violet but guessed it was that type of gentle floral, the bergamot and basil flower combine to add a zesty layer to the fragrance which means it's surprisingly refreshing for such a heavy perfume. Middle notes of cinnamon, cardamom, pink peppercorn and nutmeg bring a delicious spiciness to the fragrance - again, hugely masculine and extremely sexy in my opinion as chief smeller. There's a definite period where a pepper tone comes through, the spices are all distinct enough to tell them apart but they're blended together to create a warm and vibrant mixture. A sandalwood, very rich vetiver and musk form the base of the fragrance with each mingling perfectly with the other to create a testosterone filled aroma which frankly is delicious.
~x~x~x~ The Thoughts of a Fragrance Buffoon ~x~x~x~
Mark didn't really have many independent thoughts about Boss in Motion, but after a brief question and answer sessions I prised the following out of him. Written in my own words obviously, as there are only so many times you can put 'suppose so' in a paragraph and not look like an idiot.
There were no negative comments whatsoever, apart from the gripe of him not liking the bottle - I didn't think he would actually as its a bit quirky for the man who likes a bottle to look like a bottle, he doesn't notice the awkwardness I mentioned earlier when holding the bottle at an angle but agrees with my observation regarding how easy it is to accidentally spray too much on. At first he thought Motion was going to be too sweet for him but tells me he got used to the slightly sugary bergamot opening quickly; I'm not confident in his ability to pick out too many individual notes but the fact that he named cinnamon, musk, 'flowers' and oranges (the bergamot) within the fragrance is actually a good indicator of how natural many of the perfume ingredients are.
Interestingly Mark tells me the perfume fades very quickly, but while it's not a spectacularly long lasting fragrance I think it definitely has better longevity for the smeller rather than the wearer. The base notes linger for the longest in my opinion and I suspect by this point Mark's uninterested nose has simply got bored and moved onto something else - I can smell it on him quite strongly for an hour longer than he can detect the fragrance on himself, which is great in one way but not such good news if you're the kind of guy who likes to smell their own fragrance for the duration. Between us we've gotten the average lifespan down to around four hours (closer to five in my opinion, listen to me - Mark knows nothing!) which is something of a surprise considering how strong and heady the fragrance is at times.
~x~x~x~ Recommended? ~x~x~x~
I find myself in the bizarre position of being in complete agreement with Mark over Boss in Motion - and we continue the agreement theme by both recommending the fragrance 100%. Me with no caveats at all, Mark with the additional advice of only purchasing if you're a fan of spicy fragrances. There's absolutely no age limit to Motion and I'm of the thoughts that if your fella likes a spicy fragrance then this is definitely one to think about, whether you're eighteen or eighty.
One of my favourite men's fragrances over the past five years or so is Boss 'In Motion Green'.
I was first introduced to it, after smelling it on my brother, and instantly loving the scent that it gave off, I decided to get a bottle for myself.
In Motion Green is produced by Hugo Boss, a name that has become very well known with men's fashion, and since 1923, has been a leading manufacturer of quality menswear.
The first Boss fragrance was launched in 1993, and the Boss name continues to be a major leader in the global fragrance market.
Boss 'In Motion Green' comes in a rather unusual bottle, which is completely round in shape apart from a small area at the base of the bottle which is flat to enable it to stand up, and prevent it from rolling about.
The 40ml bottle which I currently have is just like the picture at the head of this review, and is about the size of a tennis ball.
It is a nice metallic green colour with a strip of bright orange going around the centre of the bottle, and a little orange nozzle towards the top of the ball, which is where the fragrance leaves the bottle.
At the base of the bottle, in the middle of the flat area is a little clear glass area which can be pressed to eject the fragrance out of the orange nozzle in a nice fine mist.
The cost of the 40 ml EDT spray is approximately £25 - £40, so it is well worth shopping around for special offers. For example the current bottle I have was priced at £28 in boots (with the added bonus of plenty of Boots advantage points).
So, aside from the space age looking bottle, there is also a fantastically fresh and versatile fragrance contained within the bottle!
The top notes are living cognac, sage, and tangerine which combine well with the middle notes of nutmeg, cardamom, pimento. The base notes consist of cedar, patchouli, and sandalwood, which altogether gives a very woody, sensual, and long lasting fragrance which is very popular with males of all ages, and is perfect for pretty much any occasion.
Overall I really like this fragrance, and I always like to have a bottle of it in my cupboard. The bottle is very futuristic looking, and is a nice shape and size that is easy to store, and ideal to take on a short overnight trip out.
The scent is fantastic, and is very long lasting, which is a huge plus for me, as this is one of those fragrances that can be smelt on your clothes a few days after it was originally sprayed.
Priced at about the average price range for a fragrance of this type, it is well worth the money, and it is well worth looking out for special offers to get even more for your money.
Thanks for reading.
© L500589 2011
Boss in motion by Hugo Boss is one of my husbands favourite fragrances' and I must say one of mine as well.
It comes in a square silver - grey box with an orange square on the top with a Hugo Boss logo on it, but when you get inside to the fragrance it is in a really very stylish bottle that is sphere shaped and in a greyish colour with an orange stripe around the middle and the fragrance is dispensed out of an orange squirter, it really does look great.
The notes in this fragrance are as follows, the top notes are made up of Orange Zest, Bergamot, Violet leaves and Basil in my opinion as soon as you spray it on you get the strong and lovely orange fragrance which although is a top note, which normally disappear quite quickly I think it hangs around for quite a long time. Then the middle or heart notes come through which are Cinnamon, Cardamon, Nutmeg and pink pepper of which the only distinctive smell is the cinnamon although the rest blend into each other nicely and then we are left with the base notes which are Sanalwood, Vetiver and Musk, so you end up with a great sophisticated smell that has sweet and spicy smells but fresh woody notes underneath as well.
It is a strong masculine fragrance that lasts well, he puts it on before he goes to work and when he comes to bed 12 hours later I can still clearly smell it on him, although he does put rather a lot on.
It's priced well at around about £25 for a 40 ml bottle.
This review is also on ciao
Boss in Motion for me is one of the most unique smelling scents available in stores today. This scent if in my opinion unique for two reasons, the first reason being the shape and stule of the bottle. The bottle is metalic and spherical with a flat glass bottom, this letting you see in a side is a nice little touch in my opinion. It is this bottle that first drew my attention to the fragrance, its eye catching modern and stylish, something im sure all us gents like to relate to.
The second reason this fragrance is unique is its scent, and while a description is never going to beat smelling a fragrance I will try my best to describe it. The scent is a fresh, slightly sweet woodsyish (if thats a word) smelling armoa, it has scents of musk and something that smells a little but not entierly like basil and sweet peppers. While I understand this description may sound a little frightening it really is a beautiful scent.
The fragrance is a subtle fragrance and is fantastic for day to day use. I have found you can still smell the armoa after about 6 hours, of casual during the day wear. I have never tested this fragrance on a night out so have no idea how it would last in a mangle of people.
This fragrance has been a staple of my wash bag for about 5 years now (although I think it was released first in 2002). It's a great aftershave that you could use either as a daily fragrance or in the evenings before heading out on a night out.
Not a bottle as such, but a polished metallic orb which looked damned sexy on your dressing table. It's also robust, I must drop it about twice a week but it doesn't have a scratch on it - good to know if it's in your luggage when going on holiday.
The spicy woody fragrance is very appealing, and I also get a hint of Bergamot. It's certainly a masculine scent - something which seems to be rare these days...
Does it last?
It seems to achieve the balance of lasting all day but not being overpowering, my girlfriend tells me that's important! You have to get in close to smell it.
Great day fragrance which you could wear at night - but I like to go all out in the evening's and stick Jean Paul Gaultier on!
This scent has a very personal meaning to me - it is the scent my partner wears and therefore sets off positive emotional signals for me.
It is not too expensive for a scent however it is not cheap either, i would reccomend looking at prices on the internet and not relying on duty free as this can sometimes be more expensive. I have found John Lewis to be the best priced at £36 for a 90ml bottle.
It's most appealing feature is the exciting bottle, it is a manly bottle (obviously as it is a mans scent) being a brushed metal cylinder, with an orange rubber ring through the middle. To spritz the scent you simply squeeze the two halves of the cylinder together - quite an exciting way to spray!|
The scent itself i believe is a brilliant scent, it's manly yet with fruity undertones allowing it to be clean fresh and go well through winter and summer. I would reccomend testing it before buying as it may not be to your taste, you can do this by popping to your local perfume shop or department store such as House of Fraiser or El Courte Ingles and asking for a tester.
I would reccomend this scent to anyone as it is a more traditional smell in a new and exciting bottle at a reasonable price.
this fragrance has 2 defining characteristics: first, it is an awesome bottle. second, it is quite a sweet, almost sickly scent. let me elaborate.
the bottle is a near perfect sphere, with a flattened base (obviously so that it can sit upright). the sphere is brushed aluminium in two halves, joined in the centre by a rubber ring (orange in colour). it is very attractive. however, the bottle itself is a much smaller cylinder hidden within the sphere. so although the unit looks big, it doesn't contain much liquid, which is a bit cheeky.
the fragrance itself is interesting. it is not overly masculine, but nor is it girly. citrus undertones combine with a honey finish. the problem is this makes it smell like marmalade! perhaps that explains the orange colour ring and nozzle!
overall, this is a nice perfume providing you don't mind the sickly scent. it could definitely be fresher.
I have owned this fragrance for quite a while now, and I find myself using it more and more frequently.
The fragrance itself is very fresh and orangey, which is very understated and certainly not overpowering. I find I use it almost everyday now when I am going out at night and sometimes for work. It has a very pleasant smell that can easily be worn everyday without making you try to stand out from the crowd.
When I first wore it, I could hardly smell it, so I would regulary put on quite a lot. This was a mistake as it is stronger than you may think, and I found my girlfriend commented on how nice the smell was, yet said it was too much. I now use less of it, almost to the point of not being able to smell it myself, but have still had comments on the fragrance even wearing it like this. So my advice is dont go over the top with it!
The bottle is quirky and I have not yet seen another one like it. It is quite a large ball, which for sme people may be quite difficult to hold. I have quite large hands so fnd it easy, but my girlfriend cant quite manage to squeeze the bottom and spray it in the direction that she wants. I think that this is quite a bad design fault, althout the bottle does look good. Also due to its shape it is not practical. You will find it difficult to find a space in your suitcase to fit this whilst going on holiday, whereas a normal shaped bottle will fit in easily.
Overall I really like this smell and would reccommend it to anybody. It is cheap enough to be worn as an everyday smell(it can be picked up for around £30 for 90ml) and also wouldnt be out of place if worn to a formal occasion.
I got this aftershave last christmas and i have to admit it is not the best to be honest, the packaging and design are brilliant however the fragrance just wasn't for me.
The price ranges between £30-£35 which seems a bit steep but it is 90ml which is a plus point because it doesn't look like that much looking at the sphere that it comes in.
If the fragrance matched the great packaging and caseing then it would probably be the perfect aftershave, however in my opinion it doesn't, but still i would definately recommend it to try, you may still like it even if i don't.
The orange and silver colour scheme goes together well in this flawless design.
This would make a great gift for your loved one but make sure you like the fragrance before purchasing it, because i certainly did not.
Still however despite this Boss continues to release great fragrances, just this product was not for me.
Beautifully presented in a silver spherical bottle (and also available in black, I believe), this parfume d'homme is, visually at least, another winner from the boys at Boss.
The scent is available in both 90ml and 40ml presentations, both actuated by the underside mounted mist release mechanism. I can find no fault with the quality of the aforementioned mechanism; it delivers just the desired amount of parfume to the face or awaiting palms of the soon to be scented male.
Extensive testing throughout the pubs and clubs of the south east, with occasional excursions as far north as Broomberrows Green, have proven popular with all who have sniffed upon it. The nasal glut is gingerly approached by creamy fore-whiffs, before the full assault of glowing humber nectar reaches the inner smell organ. One recipient commenting "It smells like nothing on our world plate" - proof enough that money may buy you riches, but it cannot be considered the be all and end all of good taste!
I've used Boss In Motion for a couple of years now and it's one fragrance I've gone out and purchased repeatedly. I find it to be a nice clean and fresh fragrance, probably due to its orangey scent. I use it as a daily spray - wearing it in work or out and about as it's light scent is pleasant but not overpowering. Some other fragrances can be quite strong and I find them too much to be wearing all the time. I don't like to smell someone before I see them and with some other fragrances this is definitely the case, but not with In Motion. A couple of sprays will last a good couple of hours which is great if your busy and I find I hardly have to re-apply it at all throughout the day. I will say some people may find it to be too sweet but that's just down to perosnal preference, for me it's great.
Boss in motion has been out for a few years now and it is still the number one fragrance I love to smell on a man (only one of course) got my other half this a while back and he hasn't used anything else since. Something maybe to do with the unusual shaped bottled that attracted him to first as he was stuck with his trustworthy CK1. One spray in the morning can still be smelt a few hours later though it's not too strong when first sprayed it still manages to last. The larger bottle may be a bit pricey but it really does do a good few months. Great gift idea if you're unsure about what to get a man in your life. It's not too young a scent either so not just for brother, boyfriend etc. my dad has used it too. Now if only hugo boss would make a perfume in such a cool shaped bottle that would be good :)
It was the quirky bottle that first drew my eyes to this fragrance. I just had to try it out. The smell was just so morish, I wanted to spray this stuff up my nostrils! It really was a smell that left you wanting more. You know like you get sometimes with clean washing? Well this doesn't smell much like clean washing, but it's a smell you really want to come back to and keep sniffing.
Anyway based on this I decided to buy it and haven't regretted it. Many of my female friends started commenting on how nice I smelled and they literally could not stop smelling me. Result! It's not the strongest of smells and you have to get fairly close before you can smell it well. However I find this much more appealing than the fragrances that assault your nostrils and make you gag. This is much more subtle, but no less effective.
It's fairly pricey though, and you're probably paying for the bottle it comes in more than anything. However I'd say that this fragrance is worth every drop.
A new favourite fragrance for me is Boss in motion by Hugo Boss, it was released back in 2002 but the first of me giving it a try was a few years later. Once I had tried it I kept returning to it time and again. It is mainly a night time scent for me, more suitable for an evening out wining and dining or a good night out at the pubs and clubs than a boring day in a sweaty office.
It has a very masculine but still pretty scent. It is made up by a very strange selection of ingredients including Bergamot Oil, Cinnamon, nutmeg, pink pepper and musk amongst other things but they come together to create a truly stunning aroma.
The bottle this comes in is very different from most as it is completely round and just sits on my bedside table looking like a little silver ball (very stylish)! The last bottle of this that I bought was a 100ml bottle which cost me £24.99 online from fragrance direct which is a pretty good price, it can sell for up to £40 in bottles that size on the high street.
An excellent scent for guys who like to be stylish and stand out. I have been asked regularly what I am wearing when I go out with this on!
Every Christmas myself and my partner buy each other smellies, I take a lot of time choosing the right scent for him but for me to enjoy also.
Hugo Boss In Motion caught my eye because the bottle is such a unique shape, that's what attracted me to it in the first place, the first time I smelt it I was in love, the smell is heavenly, it has a musky yet sweet smell and is very masculine. It combines spicy smells with a sweet almost flower like smell. It is advertised as a day time wear but my partner wears it on nights out and he smells fantastic.
I bought him the biggest bottle 90ml because I loved it that much and knew he would too, the price then was around £40 although the price has gone down now. You can get a little bottle of this for around £20 for 40ml so this is now great value for money for such a lovely aftershave.
Hugo Boss doesn't only make aftershaves though, Hugo Boss is a huge brand consisting of aftershaves, clothes and accessories, all of which have class but at an affordable rate.
A blend of sweet and spicy oils with fresh woody notes. Packed with adrenaline.