Product Type: Hugo Boss fragrances
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Middle of the road but great for post gym sweats
Member Name: huggy2009
Advantages: Nice overpowering aroma
Disadvantages: The packaging is very ugly
This is a fragrance that I buy from time to time when its on offer, its one of the after shaves I would say is steady and consistent rather than being the kind to make men jealous and women swoon.
This is a popular scent and is easily available on the High Street as well as online, my partner buys this for me sometimes in Boots as she gets her points, and I donīt complain because a bloke can never have too many smellies and it saves me buying them for myself.
The scent is available in 100ml or 150ml bottles, the 100ml bottle will set you back Ģ30, the 150ml bottle Ģ38 in Boots, or for bargain hunters you can get the 100ml bottle for Ģ19.20 at Fragrancenet.com.
I have to admit the appearance is ugly, its functional rather than spectacular and the khaki bottle and bottle with the Hugo Boss logo label in a shop style manner look to my mind cheap and a bit underdone.
I donīt really rate the bottle which has a lid you pull off and then splash it over yourself, I much prefer spray with after shaves or Eau de Toillettes.
The ingredients state that this smell has grapefruit, basil, thyme and pine needles with sage, jasmine, lavender and cloves. In the base sandalwood, cedarwood, patchouli, fir and basalm provide a woody dry down. I really couldnt identify any of these smells apart from Grapefruit which gives it a zesty kick, but the odour does remind me of forests and woods and has a very natural and manly scent, so I guess Pine Needles and Fir make sense. The overwhelming scent of this for me is spicy, it is musky with a real heavy hit to it, its not subtle and not understated this smells all day once you splash it on and I much prefer this to the prissy namby pamby scents I have had sometimes which smell of nothing.
Its an ugly bottle and it is a powerful scent, I think its good value at 38 quid for 150ml as this lasts a long while and while I dislike the packaging and the bottle I like the brand, its manly, when you get the deoderant too you are very recognisable by your scent but in a good way. This isnīt the best scent iīve had or currently own and definitely isnīt the most refined but if iīve been boxing, playing footy or to the gym, I use this scent to mask and post shower sweaty smells and it does work a treat as all the way home I can smell myself, or the Hugo Boss version of myself.
I would suggest you look past the ugly bottle and crass advertising and enjoy the product for its smell which can be overwhelming, but does a job.
Summary: Middle of the road but great for post gym sweats