Hugo Boss Bottled Fragrance Review: A Subtle Woody Fragrance For the Office

BOSS Bottled is a classic woody fragrance by the German fashion house, Hugo Boss. Watch our video to learn about its blend, dry-down, and seasonality as well as the value for money.


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BOSS Bottled Review:
Released in 1998, BOSS Bottled has been in circulation for twenty years. Developed by Annick Menardo who would later work on Diesel’s Fuel For Life, the fragrance has seen a number of variants during its run.

[01:41] Composition:
Opening on an initial fruity head composed of apple, plum and bergamot, BOSS Bottled then releases spicy cinnamon notes. As the initial notes fade, the heart emerges with notes of freshly-cut mahogany, geranium, targete and vanilla. While the mahogany lingers, a base of cedarwood, sandalwood and vetiver reveals itself.

[04:54] Seasonality:
BOSS Bottled is best suited to the colder months of the year and is especially effective during the late autumn and winter. However, its efficiency dwindles during summer although it could still be worn throughout spring.

[05:44] Wake & Strength:
If anything were to let this fragrance down, it would be its longevity. BOSS Bottled is a generally mild fragrance with a subtle projection a d sillage. Therefore, it requires regular re-application.

[07:11] 3rd Party Feedback:
Overall, people seem to be quite fond of L’Homme. However, a few people noted that it lacked a special je ne sais quoi to make it memorable. In addition, there were some who thought it didn’t last very long even during testing.

[08:06] Impressions:
With its complex accord of woody notes, BOSS Bottled is a fragrance best worn by men in their thirties. However, being as mild as it is, it doesn’t have a character that strongly associates it with any identity in particular. Paradoxically, it’s also an ideal office fragrance for the same reasons but is more effective during the nighttime rather than the day.

Finally, it’s a moderately masculine fragrance due to its subtle strength.

[9:55] Presentation:
The understated clear bottle is quite elegant but low-key. Similarly, the box is simple silver with a silhouette of the bottle draw on it. The atomiser performs generally well but creates a cloud that’s slightly too thick.

Finally, the value for money can be reasonable if bought from the right place. On Amazon, the only offering is a 200 ml bottle for $95. However, a link above will direct you to Notino where it can be found for $43.33.

However, given that this is a weak fragrance, you may go through it quite quickly.

[13:15] Conclusion:
If you’re looking for a subtly elegant fragrance for the workplace, then BOSS Bottled is a refined choice with a pleasant blend of woody notes. However, it may lack the character of a signature fragrance.

If you think that this is a fragrance that would be a perfect addition to your collection, see the links above to Notino and Amazon to find the best prices.

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