Product Type: Hugo Boss fragrances
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An Oldie But A Goodie
Hugo Deep Red Eau de Parfum
Member Name: jacb1983
Hugo Deep Red Eau de Parfum
Advantages: Rich, fruity, woody and warming scent, nice modern bottle
Disadvantages: Can be expensive, shop around
I've been using Hugo Boss' Hugo Deep Red on and off for years now, and I think it was first released back around 2002 ish, so it's one of those perfumes that's been around for ages. I had a half used bottle in the back of my dresser, and a recent sniff made me realised why I liked it in the first place...
The glass bottle is quite an unusual shape, being narrow at the top and then trumpeting outwards at the bottom. It's slightly graduated in colour, being a very deep red at the bottom and becoming lighter towards the top, and the bottle is quite simple in it's looks. The modern bottle only says 'Deep Red' and 'Hugo', so it's quite a plain looking item, but it works in it's simplicity and has nice clean lines which I like.
This is not the cheapest of perfumes, with a 30ml bottle coming in at not much under £20, and that's if you shop around. 50ml bottles are around £25 at their very cheapest, with some selling for as much as £30 for this sized bottle. I'd shop around online for a bargain, as there are some deals available, making it cheaper than high street stores.
The scent is one that really lives up to it's name, with a very rich, deep scent being apparent on first spray. There are obvious citrus notes at first, and the fruitiness of orange, pear and cassis (blackcurrant) mix together in a deep, enjoyable fruity mix that's balanced out when the heart notes kick in after about 20 minutes. The heart notes are more floral to my note, but still have a deep warmth to them - I'm not sure why this is, maybe it's due to the ginger flower, but having never smelt that before I don't know if it smells gingery as the name suggests! Either way, it's very nicely scented.
The base notes of the scent are woody, dry and rich in their aroma, and I really like how the floral merges into the deeper muskier aromas at the end of the scent.
I find that if I wear this fragrance in the daytime, it lasts well into the early afternoon, so I'm pleased with it's staying power. On an evening out, it lasts for the whole of the night, which is great as I don't need to reapply it. I do think this scent is suited to both day and night use, depending on how much you splash on!
I really like this perfume, and only the fact that I like to try different perfumes often relegated it for a while. I've now given it a recent place on my dresser though and I've remembered why I liked it so much, so will use it more often.
Summary: A rich, warming perfume that lives up to it's name, very enjoyable.
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