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Hugo Boss - Soul
I am not a big fan of aftershaves in general, I am not someone who will go out and spend loads of time smelling them and looking for them and will generally just go with the flow. Anyway one year for Christmas my parents decided to get me some of this and I can't say I blame them as I do tend to smell and not just by the end of the day.
Anyway I opened this up and have to say that it is pretty heavy duty compared to other ones I have had. By Heavy Duty I mean weighty, this looks like a massive bottle and boy is it heavy, the amount of glass that Hugo Boss must put into this is quite impressive. The packaging does look pretty cool and it stands out on my self.
Does it smell nice?
Onto the most important thing - the smell. Again I have to admit I am not someone who has an amazing sense of smell but aftershaves are generally strong and this is not an exception, it is a strong smell, a masculine smell and I am not sure I can describe it much more than that.
Does the smell last?
Well I have to say that come the end of a working day, as previously stated, I smell but if I have put some of this stuff on all I can really smell is this coming through but not in a bad way. It is just a sort of lingering smell and this is how it is from the start it is never over powering and I would recommend not using too much as it is awful (not this product but aftershaves in general) when people use far too much of it.
Does the bottle last?
I have had various different sizes of bottles of this stuff and I have to say that yes it does last, it does come in a spray bottle and not one of the pour it out style bottles and I think this helps. Whilst this style does mean that you can't control exactly how much comes out it does get spread out much more and I only need 2 sprays and I am good doe the day.
Is it Pricy?
Well of course it is an aftershave and it is from a brand name so it is bound to be expensive and it doesn't fail, for a decent sized bottle it is £30 from Amazon, I think it is well worth the money but have been fortunate enough to have never had to buy it as I am always getting given it as a gift.
Does it work?
Well I can say that I have only ever been on one date, and on that one date I used this After Shave and now I am engaged to the person who I went on that date with. Sure that is much more down to my charming personality but she does really like the smell of this and out of my vast collection of 3 aftershaves this is her favourite and best of all it is also my favourite.
Boss Soul Homme eau de toilette spray was released in 2005 - Its a formidable and strong scent, and I`ll say this from the outset, its a tad too strong for me, and ive worn JOOP !
It would seem to fit well with wearing big jumper and drinking Guiness on sunday afternoons in a warm pub in the middle of winter, it doesnt really have a floral smell that would be used to signify a summer scent. Its far more musky and smokey, almost heavy. It would be best to mix it up with other frangrences over time, its just so strong it may seem a bit repetitive.
The scent can be described as smokey and musky, with spicy hints of pepper, bergamot, mandarin, cardamom and anise...there is also definately some cinnamon and nutmeg in there, with some vetiver and tonka bean. It gives you that warm feeling when you smell it. On the lower end of the scale,t you`ll smell amber and tamboti wood- which according to the product description was its inspiration- thats a bit rich isnt it, I wouldnt know what tamboti wood would look like yet smell like...I think Hugo boss just wanted to make it sound mysterious, like black magic from africa, that sort of thing. Hence the bottle is smokey glass. It smells like someone is making mulled wine or something.
This fragrence would not feel out of place in the 70`s, it isnt subtle, its hits the nostrils hard and stays there and in that way it would fit well on the shelf next to old spice or good old brut.
It come in a 90ml bottle, and for that you can expect to pay around £30- not at the cheaper end of the scale I think you`ll agree.
Now the bottle, this is the best thing about this product, its probably the nicest looking bottle ive got. Its crystal clear at the bottom, fading up from smokey grey to black at the top, with hugo boss Soul embossed on the bottle. The plastic hard resin lid is black and fits on well, its also quite huge ! The only problem is the weight of bottle, it weighs 291 grams (boxed the product weighs 380- thats nearly as much as a box of ready brek, which in itself is weighty).This is because the glass is very thick...this is good as it makes the product robust if dropped, but because it was unnecessarily heavy I often didnt take it away with me on hols.
In conclusion the bottle is better then the fragrence...although it is good for winter usage.
This is by far my most favourite aftershave I have ever had. The smell is fantastic and the price is really good in relation to the quality of the product. Plus the bonus that women always seem to love it.
One disappointing fact about Hugo Boss Soul is that I find it very hard to get ahold of. I live in the north east of England and rarely see it on sale. The last shop I saw it on sale for was a shop in New York. However it is well worth keeping an eye out for as its incredible.
I tend to shop around online to buy it as it is much easier to find, one downside is you generally have to pay for postage and packaging.
About the product itself, its very easy to hold, the shape and design is sleek and sophisticated. In my opinion its the best smelling aftershave that Hugo Boss sell and one of the best available on the current market.
If you see it, buy it! ou won't be disappointed.
This was my top aftershave of 2009 - to me it is a winter fragrance, as it is too heavy and not fresh enough to wear in summer, but then I am quite into aftershaves so I have a decent collection to chose between. I wouldn't recommend this to a person that lives off one bottle, although it wouldn't be a terrible choice, but just with the weather getting nicer I think something a bit more zesty is required.
The smell is officially described as combining fresh, spicy top notes of mandarin, pepper, anise and cardamom with a warm heart of cinnamon, coriander seed and nutmeg before finishing with inviting base notes of vetiver, vanilla, tonka musk, amber and tamboti wood. This is too much detail for me - I don't even know what some of the ingredients are! But suffice to say it is quite a warm scent (not in the Old Spice tradition mind!) and the wood comes through quite clearly along with the mandarin - but it is a warm mandarin rather than a fresh, fruity one - think along the lines of a delicate mulled wine hint to the smell.
The aftershave didn't need an eye-catching bottle to get my attention - I think Boss has a great history in it's male scents, so I always have a smell when they release a new one. However it does have a nice bottle - not extravagant, but for me it has about the amount of flashiness you want in an aftershave bottle. It actually reminds me of an elongated, twisted version of one of next's aftershaves - I can't remember the name of it, but it's the one that smells like Polo and comes in a blue bottle. This bottle changes from a dark, almost black glass at the top which slowly fades to clear glass at the bottom.
Price wise, you can get it for around £20 for a small bottle if you look around - I recommend you do, but not for a few months yet.
This must rank as one of the most sumptuous fragrances for men ever created. I remember my first bottle, when my mum gave it to me as a birthday gift. I am always dubious when my mum buys clothes or fragrances, but this time she chose well!
Hugo Boss is a name synonomous with quality. I always picture men in suits, walking around New York, laden with shopping bags and swanky mobile phones in their hands.
A sleek glass bottle with a beautiful sheen to it. It is that kind of glass that you want to keep stroking. The curves on the bottle are very shapely and verging on the sexy. There is an amazing depth of colour to the bottle too, which adds an air of mystique.
How to use:
It is a powerful scent, so I like to spray three dashes around the neck and occasionally, if I am feeling naughty, squirt a little onto my chest. It sprays easily and comes out in a fine mist which absorbs into the skin like a sea breeze.
The smell is quite unworldly. I love the way it captures woody tones yet manages to retain a certain sweetness as well. The smell is chic, expensive and refined. Delicate earthy aromas mingle with a subtle fruity aroma to create an enticing blend. You will find yourself wanting to sniff yourself for ages afterwards.
Where to buy:
Debenhams is a good bet, though shop around online for the better deals. You can pick up a 30 ml bottle for around £18 if you do enough research online. The scent is also available in 50 or 90ml bottles.
Who to buy for:
Perfect for birthdays for the discerning male. This is a safe bet fragrance and will leave your man feeling quite the gent.
Hugo Boss Soul is what i would describe as a buisness mans aftershave. Everytime i smell it i slip into a trance and am atracted to the scent. This aftershave differs alot to the previouse scents and is alot stronger. The scent lasts all day long and fades only slightly.
The bottle is dark black and quiet weighty. It is a nice looking bottle that fits in well with any modern looking cabinet. The pricing of the product in boots is quiet reasonable at £44 for a 100ml bottle however i am sure you can find it cheaper online.
I would describe boss soul as a deep sweet and rich smell that is not to overpowering. It reminds me a little of gucci and smells like a realy expensive smelling product. Hugo Boss have said that they are considering releasing a summer version which will be slightly lighter and more zesty.
Hugo Boss Soul mens fragrance. I love this! There's definitely a reason they call this one 'soul' it's very powerful! A few other Hugo Boss fragrances I have tried have been very similar smelling and I know I can't always tell the difference straight off. Since using this deliciously women attracting bottle of joy (a good description considering my experience) I have been on the recieving end of many a compliment on how good I smell.
I don't know about you but I am one for regularly changing my fragrance so as to stand out on a regular basis. A careful application of this Hugo Boss Soul to three places of the neck, one to the chest and a comedy squirt to the crotch will guarantee you will leave your flat smelling like a stud.
I have never been able to recommend a mans fragrance more than this, so the round of applause has to go to the product designers over at Boss HQ.
Buy this before your mates and definitely don't get a squirt from the local toilet attendant. It will NEVER be the same as having your own!
*Hugo Boss have me impressed*
A recent convert to the world of men's fragrances any stronger smelling than a basic anti-perspirant, the warm, woody and very masculine scents of Hugo Boss Soul won me over from the moment I smelled them on a visit to our local Boots. Visiting the aftershave section seems to be something of a tradition for my girlfriend and I when Christmas or a Birthday is approaching, as she likes to pick up a nice smelly for me and no doubt a healthy chunk of Boots points for herself.
*Stylish packaging for a cool product*
The first thing that I noticed was the interesting distorted bottle that the product comes in. It's made from oddly curved glass that darkens from an almost colourless base up to a smoky purple-grey, with a similarly designed lid that looks something like an optical illusion depending on which side you view it from. It's very much a 'guy' design and looks just as attractive sitting on a shelf in the bathroom as beside a sink in a fancy hotel suite (on the rare occasion that we can afford to visit one!)
*Pricing and availability*
While my bottle came from Boots, their pricing was a lot more competitive earlier on in the year and I wouldn't recommend using them for this item at the moment. Some internet prices for the 90 ml bottle:
www.fragrancedirect.co.uk - £29.99
www.fragranceonline.co.uk - £30.49
www.boots.com - £43.00
While I haven't used these websites personally, they're quite well known for the most part and have probably been reviewed somewhere on Dooyoo. It's also worth shopping around on the high street and duty free stores can be a great source of reasonably priced fragrances (or larger bottles for the same price).
*Good longevity from a smallish bottle*
I'm not a big user of fragrances, but probably use a couple of sprays once a day (more on holidays etc.) The bottle has lasted me for three months so far and I'm roughly half way through, so very good value for money. It would last even longer if I rotated it, but I tend to stick with one bottle until I've finished it.
*Wonderful, warm fragrance - perfect for those summer evenings*
The smell is great - intense, aromatic and also quite homely (if that makes any sense). To me, it sums up images of dusky walks in warm climes - trips to the local village in Zakynthos on a warm summer evening, or a walk through one of London's beautiful royal parks as the sun sets. It also has a distinctly 'woody' character (akin to the wonderful, resinous scents that come from aromatic woods such as sandlewood and cedar) and this is probably what makes me think of home and various other comforting associations. It's a relatively complex and rich smell and perhaps more one for the 'grown ups' than the teens.
My nose isn't sensitive enough to be a perfumer, but star anise, bergamot and the occasional burst of cinnamon are very noticeable when spraying this on. The scent lingers for quite a while and the character seems to change quite a bit as time goes on.
Top notes: star anise, bergamot, cardamom, black pepper, mandarin
Middle notes: mace, lavender, coriander, cinnamon
Base notes: vetiver, tamboti wood tonka bean
Well worth trying if you're in the market for a new fragrance, you can find out more at http://www.boss-fragrances.com/mens-fragrances/boss-soul/
Contents: 50 ml