Product Type: Hugo Boss fragrances
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Deep Red - Like an Autumn Dusk
Hugo Deep Red Eau de Parfum
Member Name: sammy00
Hugo Deep Red Eau de Parfum
Advantages: Long lasting, good depth to fragrance
Disadvantages: Too Heavy and fruity for me
Hugo Boss' 'Deep Red' is said to be "full of vitality, sexiness and energy", and an Eau de Parfum that blends fruit notes with sandalwood and musk to create an intoxicating mix. With this as the by-line you are intrigued by this perfume in the deep dusk red coloured bottle.
Although I have in previous reviews raved about the Hugo Boss perfume range, I have to admit this is my least favourite. Not that I don't like the scent, but after using my one and only bottle it will not be going on my Christmas list if I am honest. I prefer the lighter fragrances with floral tones than the heavier perfumes which Hugo Boss Deep Red being the later. However I wouldn't go so far as to say I disliked it.
The perfume is presented in a glass dark red bottle which is wider at the bottom and tapers up, slightly funnel shaped. The glass bottle is strong and sturdy and looks pleasant but is not the prettiest. It has a silver lid that conceals the spray nozzle, and 'Hugo Boss' is written in the same silver vertically down the stem of the bottle. The name 'Deep Red' is then reflected at the base of the bottle, again in the same silver tone.
The perfume is said to have top notes which include, blackcurrant, blood orange, pear, and tangerine. This is followed up with some more floral notes of freesia, hibiscus and ginger. The base notes are much deeper and include, Sandalwood, Californian cedar, vanilla and musk. Although the perfume is marketed as a floral scent, I would say that the perfume is more fruity than floral.
It is definitely more of an evening perfume as I found it quite heavy in the deeper tones of sandalwood, vanilla and musk and fruity notes to be used for all day. Fragrance wise you can detect the woody notes and musk and the citrus fruits, but I couldn't pick up on the more floral tones the perfume claimed to hold.
The perfume is quite strong and remains strong for a good 6-7 hours and then gradually fades. As a lover of light delicate perfumes this just felt far too heavy and strong for me but the scent itself was a pleasant if slightly overwhelming fragrance. The fact that the perfume was an EDP as opposed to EDT may explain some of the heaviness I felt as these do tend to a more concentrated fragrance.
As mentioned the fruity darker perfumes just aren't my cup of tea so for this reason I won't be looking to buy this again but for lovers of rich, fruity perfumes this may be worth a try.
I have noticed the perfume on sales in Boots, Superdrug and the Perfume Shop for between £30 & £35 for a 30ml bottle of EDP.
Summary: If you want a seductive evening fragrance with deep fruity, woody notes this is for you
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