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Hugo Boss Energise is something that I have been wearing on and off for a few years as it is such a nice smelling aftershave but one that is quite suitable for a variety of different occasions and not one that is only really suitable for day or evening wear as I think it is as much at home in the office or a nightclub or even just as a refresher after the gym.
~~~~~~~~~~ Notes ~~~~~~~~~~
I always like knowing what the notes are in my aftershave as I like to know whether or not I can actually smell them when wearing the aftershave. This particular aftershave has top notes of Mandarin, Pink Pepper, Cardamom and Coriander. The middle notes are made up of Coriander leaf, White Freesia and Amyris Wood while the base notes come from Cocoa beans.
Sometimes with aftershaves and perfumes the notes that the fragrance is supposed to smell of smells nothing like the actual fragrance when you spray it on your skin but this is actually quite like I would imagine it to be from reading what the notes actually are.
~~~~~~~~~~ The fragrance ~~~~~~~~~
This particular aftershave is a really fresh and uplifting smelling men's fragrance. It is one that is really suitable for anything and can be worn anytime as it is not only refreshing in summer but there is also a spiciness to it which is really nice and warming in the winter time too. It is definitely a modern man's fragrance and doesn't have the musky smell of a lot of more classic aftershaves. I like a really distinctive aftershave and while this one is distinctive in its own right it is the sort of inoffensive smelling aftershave which can be easily worn in the office as it doesn't overpower or cause people to reel from what you are wearing.
The fact that it is called energise is really apt as it is actually one of those fragrances which makes you feel energised while wearing it.
It is a very young smelling aftershave which isn't a bad thing as it just means it is modern smelling. I have seen this in a lot of nightclub toilets and it is one of those that seems to be very popular with men in their 20's. The design of the bottle is also skewed very young with the curved shape and red accents.
When you first spray the aftershave you immediately notice that it is very sweet smelling. I can definitely pick up on the mandarin in it as it has a real hit of citrus but I can also detect a spiciness to it which I assume is coming from the pink pepper and cardamom. It also has a slight sweet powdery note to it which is actually quite nice when mixed with the citrus and the spiciness. The longevity and strength of this fragrance is really good as well. There is nothing I hate more than spending money on an aftershave only to have it fade after wearing it for a couple of hours. I can get between 6 and 8 hours of wear out of this before my nose can no longer detect it and even then I can sometimes still smell it on my clothing after a couple of days albeit subtly.
Although I have said that this can be worn all year I really do think it is best in summer as the heat really brings out the notes in it and just intensifies it somewhat. Normally I would think it was too summery to be worn in winter but I think that the spiciness of it makes it more suitable to be worn all year round than a lot of other citrus based aftershaves.
The one thing that I have a problem with is that although I think this is lovely it is also very forgettable. This is the kind of fragrance that I really like when I am wearing but it isn't something that I have to buy and I usually only pick myself some up in the sales. When I am wearing it I enjoy the smell but it isn't one that I grab from my collection to wear all the time. It also isn't one that gets a lot of compliments off people. It isn't to say that they don't like it but because it is so inoffensive people don't tend to go out of their way to mention it like they do with some other more distinct fragrances.
~~~~~~~~~~ Price and availability ~~~~~~~~~~
I can honestly say that I have never bought this full price as it is always heavily discounted in post summer and Christmas sales where as some aftershaves remain really expensive. The rrp price of the aftershave is £27 for a 40ml bottle, £37 for a 75ml bottle and £49 for a 125ml bottle so even full price this is good value when compared to a lot of designer men's fragrances. You can buy this online and in department stores but one thing I have noticed is that this isn't as widely available in shops as some other Hugo Boss fragrances.
~~~~~~~~~~ Recommendation ~~~~~~~~~~
I would recommend this aftershave but it depends on what you are looking for. This is a really 'nice' fragrance which basically means it can be worn by anyone and to anything but it isn't going to be someone's signature scent as it just isn't special enough. It is nice to wear and smells really good but it lacks the complexity of a lot of other aftershaves which are available. As a daily aftershave to keep you smelling good this is great but don't buy it expecting it to be amazing as although it is nice and I personally enjoy wearing it this particular aftershave isn't going to rock your world anytime soon.
This is from a woman's point of view, I hope this doesn't put you off though! I know how it smells and I know how it works.
This is my OH's aftershave ( do you call it that?! ) and its my favourite of his.
The fragrance comes in a bottle kind of shaped like a cylindrical which I like because its different!
The bottle is transparent and the colour of the aftershave is pink in colour.
The lid is kind of circle in shape and has a black little hole which the fragrance sprays out of.
On the front of the bottle there is a little square with the Hugo Boss logo and underneath is the name of the fragrance 'energise'.
The bottle my OH has contains 125ml.
I think you can get this from around £25.00,30.00.
Great value for money.
This fragrance is gorgeous, and its such a manly one too.
I find this aftershave very fresh and 'now'.
It also has a lot of class about it and is very strong smelling, because of this you will only have to use 2 sprays, my OH will spray his neck area and for the rest of the day, you can smell him, this will stay on you and your clothes until you wash them! ( some people may not like that, but I love it. )
I think this fragrance would be great on most age ranges, its for any man.
If you would like to know the notes in this, I have took this from www.basenotes.net.
this should be useful to some of you who know your notes.
Kumquat, Mandarin, Pink Pepper
Juniper Berry and Coriander
Jacaranda Wood, Suede
I can't recommend this enough, I love it, my OH loves it and you won't be able to stop sniffing yourself once you wear it.
If you are a regular dooyoo writer and rater you will probably have seen many of my fragrance reviews. I have done reviews of a wide range of fragrances including some from the big brands and a couple of lesser known brands. For my new review I have decided to review another fragrance by Hugo Boss, The chosen fragrance this time is Hugo Boss Energise. Here is my review.
This is probably one of the more lesser known fragrances from the huge Hugo Boss brand having only been on sale for a couple of years. It keeps to the same fresh style that Hugo Boss fragrances are known for. The bottle is again distinctive with a curved shape and the Hugo brand on the front of the bottle. The bottle as you can see comes in a red box with a picture of the bottle.
This fragrance like many others has the full range of products, these are of course the standard eau de toilette and after shave but also the shower gel, deodorant stick and deodorant spray, these can all be found in your local fragrance store and you may be able to pick up some great deals on gift packs.
A fragrance will often change and will have usually three layers to it and this fragrance is no different. It is a very summery fragrance which is most commonly used by younger men in the 18-30 age bracket. I am 23 and have used this fragrance before. The staying power of this fragrance is something that gives it great marks. The fragrance will stay quite fresh for up to about 8 hours after application which is the best that you get with the top fragrances.
The smell is very aromatic and clean and fresh and will impress people who smell it on you. I have tried many mens perfumes and this is one of the best in terms of keeping a quality fragrance through all three of the different notes. some can tend to fall away a bit and lose their charm.
This fragrance has top notes of Citrus, Mandarin and Kumquat, There's also pink pepper in there too. The top notes make this fragrance very distinctive and the smell is off to a great start.
These are from the moment you spray until about the hour, hour and a half mark and can last a little longer than that.
Cardamon and Coriander then combine to creat the powerful edge to the fragrance. This combination makes the fragrance a very interesting smell indeed.
The second note here lasts from the change from the Top notes and last from that time to about four hours into the wearing of the fragrance.
And finally we have the Base notes of the fragrance and these include a rarely used Jacaranda Wood which gives the fragrance a textured and very individual fragrance that is very sensual.
Finally the base notes compliment this fragrance and they will keep you smelling great up until 8 hours when it will start to loses it scent somewhat.
Overall I am very impressed with the amount of time you get with each notes. This is a sign of the quality of a fragrance and the best around will have this kind of time of 8 or so hours.
...Use of Fragrance...
This is a very versatile fragrance that is at home on a summers day as it is on a night out. This versatility makes it one of the best fragrances from the Hugo Boss brand. I always look for a fragrance that is great for a number of occasions because that's really how you get your money's worth out of a fragrance especially from one of the bigger brands like Hugo Boss.
Although this isnt one of the most well known Hugo Boss fragrances it is still a very good seller and there should be plenty of bottles in your local Boots store or wherever else you do your fragrance shopping. You can get some great deals online and this is true of most fragrances nowadays. They offer bottles between 50ml and 125mls and the price range is between aboiut £15-£39 depending on where you find it.
This is a superb fragrance all round which will keep you smelling good throught the night as much as it will keep you smelling good in the summer. This is one of my favourite fragrances from Hugo Boss and one I might pick up soon. If you havent tried this then go ahead and give the tester a go. you shouldnt be dissapointed by this great fragrance.
Hugo Boss ~ Energize ~ Eau De Toilette ~ For Him
I bought Hugo Boss Energize Eau de Toilette spray for my husband for his Christmas. He has quite a few Hugo Boss fragrances and he likes the smell of them as do I. So when I saw Energize in Boots I decided to buy it for him as a little extra present. Like me my husband loves his fragrances and has a collection almost as big as mines, he has approximately 50-60 bottles of different fragrances. If it were up to him he would only have four or five, but I keep buying him different ones as gifts and he never seems to complain.
I paid £30 for the Hugo Boss Energize gift set for him which comprised of a 75ml bottle of Eau De Toilette perfume, a tube of shaving balm and a tube of shower gel. Now some of you are going to be confused now because I have referred to Energize as a perfume, you are probably thinking "its an aftershave not a perfume". The truth be it that it isn't technically an aftershave because the fragrance is an Eau De Toilette, if it were an aftershave then it would be Hugo Boss Energize Aftershave. An aftershave is totally different from an Eau de Toilette/Parfum for him because Aftershaves contain a lot less alcohol in them than Eau De Parfum/Toilettes because they are designed to be applied directly onto the face. The lack of alcohol in aftershaves means that they don't have particularly good staying power.
As you can see from the picture at the top of this review the bottle of Energize has a really nice modern design and shape. I like the chunky design and chunky silver lid on the bottle because it looks really modern, decorative and masculine. The bottle of perfume is see through so you can see how much you are using and how much is remaining inside the bottle. The perfume inside the bottle is a lovely pink colour which isn't masculine; I think that the pink colour of the aftershave is similar to that of Joop Homme.
Hugo Boss Energize Eau De Toilette is described as having ~
Top Notes of Pink Pepper, Mandarin, Kumquat and Melon
The top notes are the first phase of the perfume; they are usually the most volatile and evaporate from the skin very quickly. The top notes are usually very light and refreshing and their scent usually lasts for anything between five and ninety minutes.
Middle Notes of ambrette, juniper, white freesia, cardamom and coriander
The middle notes of a scent are therapeutic and balancing oils, sometimes the middle notes are often referred to as the heart notes of a scent. The middle notes are not always evident and can take between thirty and sixty minutes to develop on your skin, and they last for anything between two to four hours
Base Notes of jacaranda wood, nubuck leather, suede note, black cocoa, and amyris woods
The base notes are the longest lasting notes in a fragrance, most perfumes use the same base notes. This is because they give the perfume more staying power and stop the top and middle notes from evaporating from your skin as quickly.
As soon as Hugo Boss Energize is sprayed onto your skin you can immediately detect a gorgeous, light, spicy fruity aroma. The aroma from Energize isn't strong or overpowering, it is a really light, airy refreshing scent which is really masculine. Most of the time Men's fragrances are really strong and overpowering when they are first sprayed because they have a really strong alcoholic aroma at first. But I was pleasantly surprised with the light and airy aroma from this one. I think that Energize is a brilliant perfume to use as a casual day time perfume because of its light airy fragrance.
The light airy fruity aroma which you can smell as soon as Energize is applied to your skin is that of sweet juicy melon and mandarin which is accompanied with a slight spicy kick. I think that the spiciness of the pink pepper compliments the citrus fruit top notes perfectly and gives the scent its masculine edge. If the fruity top notes didn't have the pink pepper kick then this would have made the scent smell too feminine. The pink pepper isn't at all overpowering or too spicy it is more of a background top note which isn't too obtrusive or cloying.
The top notes of energize seem to last for approximately an hour or so before they gradually start to fade and blend in with the middle notes of the perfume. I think that the mandarin and melon seem to linger for a longer amount of time than the pink pepper fragrance note does. The melon and mandarin compliment each other nicely because the melon is really fresh and light where as the mandarin is a little more obvious and stronger.
The middle notes of Energize are a lot different to the fruity citrus top notes because they are more earthy and floral, even although there are a few floral notes in this phase of the fragrance the scent is not at all feminine, it is still really masculine and fresh. The earthy fragrance you can immediately detect in the middle notes is that of Juniper because it has a nice crisp, slightly fruity aroma. The crisp earthy aroma from the Juniper is complimented with the herbal earthy tone of coriander and cardamom which again adds a little subtle spicy aroma to the fragrance. The earthy middle notes of the fragrance seem to have great staying power considering they are very light and airy, I would say that the middle notes last for approximately four or five hours before they gradually blend in with the base notes .
After the top and middle notes of the fragrance have worn off you will notice that the fragrance has a completely different aroma, the scent changes from being fruity, slightly floral to more earthy and woody. This is because the base notes of the fragrance are really earthy ones like jacaranda wood and amyris woods. The woody aroma from the jacaranda and amyris seems to compliment the earthy aroma from the cardamom and coriander perfectly. The woody aroma in the last stages of the perfume is lovely and not at all overpowering or cloying, the fresh light theme which has continued throughout the fragrance is still evident even although the woody notes are more apparent and visible. I think that the jacaranda is more woody and earthy than the amyris; and the amyris has more of a fresher sweeter woody aroma. The base notes again have excellent staying power and last for about five hours before the fragrance had finally faded away and needs reapplied again.
All perfumes smell slightly different on different people, and this is due to us having different oils in our skin. The staying power of a scent also differs from person to person because we have different types of skin oils too. I said in the review that this perfume lasts for about three or four hours on me, but it could last a longer or shorter amount of time on you.
People who have dry skin types will notice that perfumes don't last long on their skin. If you have dry skin and have this problem you should try layering the scent of a perfume by using the matching body lotion or shower gel before applying the perfume. By doing this you are layering the scent and applying a base for the perfume to layer itself upon, so you should notice that the fragrance will last a lot longer on your skin.
If you like the sound of this perfume then I advise that you go into your local perfume store and test it before you buy it. When testing the scent spray it onto your wrist and wear it for a few hours before you decide whether you like it or not, because the scent changes the longer you wear it due to the different notes which make up the fragrance.
When testing a perfume don't smell the scent on a perfume card because it might smell lovely on the card and when you buy it and wear it at home it might smell totally different and you might not like the scent you are wearing. I made this mistake a few times in the past and wasted £30 on a fragrance which I didn't wear again and put in the bin.
Hugo Boss Energize has excellent staying power considering it is an Eau De Toilette fragrance. If Energize is applied first thing in the morning you can still smell it last thing at night. On average I would say that the fragrance stays on your skin for well over twelve hours. So it is the perfect scent to wear during the day or for going to work because you can be sure that it will last you throughout the day.
Remember that this isn't an aftershave it is an Eau De Toilette fragrance. Although you can also purchase Energize in the Aftershave format too, but be ware that it doesn't have near as good staying power as the Eau De Toilette. If you are just looking for a fresh light fragrance which only lasts for an hour or two then the after shave option may suit you better. If you want the fragrance to last you throughout the whole day then opt for the Eau De Toilette format.
Price And Availability
Hugo Boss Energize is available from most large department stores such as Boots, Debenhams, Superdrug and Body Care. You can also purchase it from some online retailers too although priced may differ from place to place; so it is a good idea to have a look around and get the cheapest offer to you.
A 75ml bottle of Energize costs between £24-30 depending on where you purchase it from.
A 125ml bottle costs between £28-32
The aftershave is also available and it costs between £20-24 for a 75ml bottle.
I think that the Eau De Toilette is the better option to purchase because it has a longer lasting fragrance.
I think that Hugo Boss Energize is a really light airy fragrance which is perfect for casual use. It isn't overpowering or too strong and you only have to use a small amount of it at anyone given time. It is a fragrance where as a little goes a long way and too much is too much lol.
If you like fresh airy fragrances then this might be the perfect fragrance for you . It would also make a perfect gift for either a birthday, Christmas or anniversary. The fragrance is really flexible and will suit either the younger or older gentleman because of its light airy composition.
Thanks for reading
~~~~Review written by me and also posted on Ciao ~~~~
Well to start with i have to tell you whether i like it or not. And the answer to that question is YES... I love it. I have more than half of the bottle left and yet I am trying to make sure it doesn't ever finish. It is definitely one of the special scents for special occasions and not just for every day usage.
Personally i think that this fragrance is priced very low and i am surprised they haven't put up the price because i am pretty sure that people would always go out and buy this one. The bottle looks quite classy, though the button is very soft and sometimes the fragrance comes out in a squirt and not a spray ( I really hate wasting it) .
It has quite a sweet smell and definitely one that everyone loves. I can smell strawberries or some kind of fruit when i spray it on, but maybe that is just me.
Anyway my final words are, one of the best options you could possibly go for.
The citrussy, dynamic top notes are of mandarin and kumquat while the middle notes blend warm cardamom and coriander / The base notes are made up of jacaranda wood, leather and suede /