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Hugo Deep Red Eau de Parfum
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Hugo Deep Red Eau de Parfum
Advantages: A very distinctive, yet subtle flavour
Disadvantages: The price in comparison to other sized rivals
To add to my ever growing collection of perfume, I recently picked up a bottle of Hugo Boss Deep Red. I've always loved the smell of the male versions on previous boyfriends and decided that it was about time I bought one of their scents for the ladies. Now I've never really been one to stick to a certain fragrance for too long, in fact I normally change fragrance as soon as a bottle finishes. I do now, however seem to favour Ghost and Hugo Deep Red, Ghost for evenings and nights out and the Deep Red for during the day at work, unless I'm experimenting of course.
The bottle is quite a unique shape with a circular shape to the bottom, which fans in towards the top giving it a narrow top. In fact it was this design of bottle that really lead me to decide upon Deep Red in the first place, as you see I have a sad omission to make, I collect perfume bottles. The dark red, frosted tint to the bottle also gives the Deep Red bottle a very unique look. From the bottom of the bottle it is very dark and as it gets towards the lid it starts to get slightly lighter, but the red colouring is a very dark, passionate red that catches your attention.
Like the Ghost perfume it has a very distinctive smell and I think that is perhaps what has made me stick around, almost loyally with the Hugo Deep Red brand. The first thing I really noticed about this perfume was that it is particularly subtle. It has a kind of sex appeal to it that really attracts people to the smell, but it isn't overpowering and that is perhaps why Deep Red really works. In fact it's the main reason why I wear it for work, as being in an office environment it has a very subtle texture that doesn't leap out but catches other people by surprise.
One of the first things that really surprised my about the Deep Red, was upon my first squirt. It has quite a citrus flavour upon initial application. Once it gets a change to settle on the skin it starts to die down a little and a more fruity and floral flavour really seems to shine through. There are quite distinctive notes of blackcurrant and tangerine to blend nicely with the original flirtation with Citrus. I was also pleasantly surprised by the undertones of Vanilla, which again like the perfume itself was quite subtle, yet unmistakable.
Since my first flirtation with Hugo boss Deep red, I've found that it is certainly a perfume that suits day time wear more than evening wear. I do love Deep Red and while it's perhaps not as prominent as Ghost, I do think it suits the occasions I've worn it for. It also seems to attract quite a bit of male attention, which can never be a bad thing, can it girls?
I would certainly recommend Hugo Deep Red, particularly to anyone who loves Ghost, but is perhaps looking for something a little bit more subtle to wear to places like work. Its available from all the top department stores and perfume shops and comes in 30, 50 and 90 ml bottles ranging in price from £24 for the 30ml to £44 for the 90ml bottle. It is a very good every day wear and one that seems to get repeat outings amongst my collection.
Summary: A very distinctive, yet subtley flavoured perfume
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