Friday, May 20, 2016

Bottled Unlimited by Hugo Boss

If you mention the words Hugo Boss and aftershave together I automatically get a shudder down my spine. Not in a good way! Since my first foray into Hugo Boss aftershaves (shudder) with Dark Blue which to be blunt was awful they have actually released a number of good scents for men such as Just Different and Man. Trying to put my prejudices to one side, Beautyqueenuk asked me to get my sniffing tackle around Bottled Unlimited by Hugo Boss.
Bottled Unlimited by Hugo Boss
Bottled Unlimited by Hugo Boss
Bottled Unlimited by Hugo Boss
At £60 for a 100ml bottle this bottle, the fragrance launched in 2014 sits in the medium bracket in terms of affordability so I was expecting good things from this in terms of not just fragrance but also staying power and evolution of the notes.

Without boring you with the marketing blurb I’m going to launch straight in. These are the notes for Hugo Boss Bottled Unlimited:

  • Head: Iced Violet Leaves
  • Heart: Pineapple
  • Dry-down: Sandalwood, musk
From this I would have expected a light floral fragrance with the slight bite of the citrus from the pineapple. To be honest, I can’t recall another fragrance that I’ve tried over the last year with a citrus heart note - just seeing this made me more curious as to what it would smell like, and whether indeed it had the decent base on which to act as a hardwearing aftershave.

So, on with the sniffing….

Spray one and you think wow, this is strong, and by spray three (I spray quickly) you are thinking “seriously, can an aftershave be this strong”. The strength of the fragrance as it leaves the bottle is like an unexpected slap to the face…..from Floyd Mayweather which makes it pretty hard to bring your senses to bear on it. It took thirty seconds until I had my senses back and could indeed detect a strong floral scent, it wasn’t as subtle as I had expected, this was much stronger and it wasn’t for a good fifteen minutes until this dried down a little and the light citrus from the pineapple came through. It is lovely as its as though the fragrances melted into each other. 

It takes around an hour until this starts to lighten, it’s really noticeable to me as I move around but it loses some of it’s heavy top notes and becomes slightly lighter, yet with a warm finish on the nose. The sandalwood is light so not to overshadow the floral and citrus and the blend is simply amazing.

This lasts for well over ten hours and I think will appeal to those who light their fragrances light and citrus to those who prefer a heavier and warmer floral. With it being so strong a little really does go a long way with only three sprays needed at the start of the day. It’ll last for ages even when worn for daywear, nights out or those special occasions. Go on, treat yourself to a bottle of Hugo Boss aftershave (no shudder anymore) and take a closer look at Bottled Unlimited by Hugo Boss.

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29 comments:

  1. We've never tried Hugo Boss before, I will have to take my son for a sniff to see if he likes it especially as it has his favorite pineapple in it.

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  2. My dad has worn Hugo Boss before but he's not much for citrus fragrances. The base notes here sound lovely. I'll check it out for him next time I'm in Boots. Good tip about not over-spraying, particularly if it's me going to be testing! ;) Tx

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  3. I liked it a whole lot more than I expected, infact I am sure I was pleasantly surprised to find I did like it x

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  4. I think I am going to get this for my cousin for his graduation as I think it would love this!

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  5. Going to check this one out for my hubby's birthday xx

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  6. I don't think I have tried this one, I usually try to find a new one for my husband for birthday or for my daughter to give him for fathers day. Am going to have to try this one out x

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  7. I love Hugo Boss scents. This one sounds fabulous.

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  8. This sounds like a lovely scent. Will have to give it a sniff next time I see it!

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  9. I always loved the smell of deep blue! Surprised you didnt. I really love most hugo boss scents to be honest! Would love to give this a smell!

    Corinne x

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  10. I'm not a fan of the Hugo Boss scent but that is personal choice. My husband does like Hugo.

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  11. My husband keeps murmuring about Hugh Boss but when I went to have a sniff of them myself I got completely baffled by how many fragrances Hugo Boss do. I shall have to go back chanting "Unlimited, Unlimited".

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  12. Hugo Boss perfumes tend not to last too long on me so I usually avoid them. Love this packaging though.

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  13. Hugo Boss isn't one that I have bought often for my Husband but I've heard good things about this one.

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  14. Hugo boss was always my 'safe' option for present for men when I was dating. I haven't explored their products for a while and enjoyed finding out more. I like the look of the bottle! Great review
    Btw - it was lovely meeting you and BeautyqueenUK on Thursday at the baking challenge.

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  15. Hubby loves Hugo Boss so we definetly look out for this one

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  16. This actually sounds like something I'd wear, I love citrus notes haha!

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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  17. Ive never smelt the mens hugo boss fragrance but I love the womens x

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  18. Boss Bottled is the husbeasts day fragrance and I love it on him. I really believe that sometimes it is all to do with the person wearing it. He is a chanel allure man otherwise. I might keep an eye out for this on duty free when we go to France at half term

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  19. I haven'tried the Hugo Boss scent but I know a few male friends that would love this for their birthday. Hopefully there will be some special discounts on!

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  20. My partner isn't much of an aftershave guy, he's got one he loves and he sticks to it (makes it hard to buy him much else) but it does sound lovely, I'm still tempted to give it whiff next time I'm in boots.

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  21. My Hisband used to wear Hugo Boss aftershave when we first met and it was far too strong of a scent for me.
    You wrote a great review. As for Mr Mayweather - he is a nice guy. I gambled with him once in vegas after his big fight around five years back now!

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    1. It can be very strong, it is one of the most powerful aftershaves I've smelt in a long time. Very jealous of getting to gamble with him in Vegas, I just had a series of old soaks sat next to me at the tables when we went lol

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  22. Sounds nice, I'll try some out. I usually stay well clear of Hugo Boss but like fruity fragrances.

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  23. I'm such a fuss pot with fragrances in general - my husband wears a couple of different aftershaves - from cheap and cheerful right through to the high bracket price range - love 'em all :D

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  24. Pineapple must make a great addition to it. I bet my hubby would love this fragrant.

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  25. Their fragrances are always so good, specially the ones they make for guys

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  26. Intrigued by the pineapple and sandalwood combination - I'll have to try it next time I have chance.

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  27. My husband used to love one of the Hugo Boss aftershaves but I can't rememer which one now ;-)

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  28. This sounds absolutely gorgeous, definitely one I am going to add to buying for the Mr x

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