Product Type: Boss Orange fragrances
Newest Review: ... for 30ml which isn't too bad though the 50ml at £40 or the 75ml at £50 do work out better value. I believe, girlfriend intuition, that m... more
Oranges and lemons
Boss Orange Woman Eau de Toilette
Member Name: walsha11
Boss Orange Woman Eau de Toilette
Advantages: nice fruity smells, deep, rich, warming
Disadvantages: not initially drawn to this one
I bought my boyfriend a Hugo Boss men's fragrance for Christmas (previously reviewed) and funnily enough he also got me a Hugo Boss fragrance but for women.
The perfume he ended up buying me was Hugo Boss Orange. Now this scent doesn't really appeal to me for a couple of reasons. I'm not overly drawn to the packaging or bottle because they are a little modern looking for a vintagey tastes. I also wouldn't be drawn to buying a scent which is so obviously going to be heavily fruity as I much prefer florals. That said, I was excited to try it as it was something he had picked out because he liked it.
The perfume retails at around £30 for 30ml which isn't too bad though the 50ml at £40 or the 75ml at £50 do work out better value. I believe, girlfriend intuition, that my boyfriend purchased this from Boots so these prices would be consistent with theirs. You can find this cheaper online from discount perfume retailers so it is worth shopping around if you can.
The bottle for this scent is a tall, rectangular bottle that is quite skinny. It has a nice cut effect on the glass which creates lots of smaller rectangles that look very pretty. It also has a clear coloured lid and the scent itself is a beautiful light pinky colour. The box it comes in is white and has little pinky dots on it. Though initially I don't love the bottle for this scent I have grown to like it and actually find it more appealing now that I did at first.
The fragrance has a very fruity smell to it, as you would expect. The top notes for this scent are apple, bergamot and cinnamon. It really reminds me of Christmas, which is nice as it was a Christmas gift. There is something about that combination of apple and cinnamon that just makes me think of lightly spiced wine and this gives it a really rich scent which is lovely.
The heart notes are white peach, plum and orange. This once again enhances that fruity, winey smell which is nice. I don't love fruity fragrances but this one does smell very rich, expensive and clean. I like also that it isn't just your traditional fresh fruit scent, it has some lovely deep tones that are very warming and make it a nice perfume for the winter months.
The base notes are olive wood, sandal wood and vanilla. I do like a perfume to end on these woody earthy smells and this one combines it nicely with vanilla which adds a little sweetness. Despite the perfume being heavily fruity I don't find it overly sweet which is what I was worried about so I am pleased.
This perfume has a good longevity that I would expensive from a more expensive scent. I find it lasts around 4-5 hours which is pretty good, and traces can still be smelt on clothes, hair etc.
Overall, this is a surprisingly nice scent which is great for warming up the winter months.
Summary: A nice warming scent.
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