Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Hugo Boss Bottled Unlimited

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, Rachel (Beautyqueenuk) asked me to get my sniffing tackle around Bottled Unlimited by Hugo Boss.

Hugo Boss Bottled Unlimited
Hugo Boss Bottled Unlimited
Hugo Boss Bottled Unlimited
Hugo Boss Bottled Unlimited
Hugo Boss Bottled Unlimited

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 hard-wearing 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 it's 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 day-wear, 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.

This post is written by Beautykinguk who also happens to be my Hubby.

45 comments:

  1. Hi Rachel, I never been a fan of Hugo Boss. My friend did an internship with them and they said they were really rude and hate the brand now. I suppose that put me off as well. xx

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  2. Ooooh I'm on the look out for a new scent for the bf, so this will be added to my must sniff list now!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Leigh at Fashion Du Jour LDN HQ x
    www.fashiondujour.co.uk

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  3. Ohh I just adore the packaging of this and the fact it contains Pineapple! I might have to give this a try as it sounds perfect and light enough for summer x

    Jenny | Krystel Couture

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  4. I love Hugo Boss, my own perfume is Jour by them! Lovely post. X

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  5. We've never used Hugo boss before I do like the look of the bottles I'll have to see if I can find this to see if I like it.

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  6. My other half has a Hugo Boss aftershave, not sure which one but I know I like the scent. It's great that a little goes a long way with this one.

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  7. Lovely review. I would love to sniff this. Love the bottle.

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  8. Sounds great will check it out next time I'm in Duty Free x

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  9. Hugo Boss always make great scents but there is always one brand that makes you shudder when you think about it - mine is Poison *shudder*

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  10. I am pretty sure that my mum has bought this for my dad before because few aftershaves last as long x

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  11. 'unexpected slap from mayweather' I am picturing fainting flat out lol. MOH is not big on aftershave but my dad and brother love it so might look into it.

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  12. I have to say I like the Hugo Boss scents, and I love the idea of this one being a bit more citrusy.. I'll have to give it a sniff- the other half has his birthday coming up!

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  13. The fragrance sounds lovely and it's good that it's so long lasting - I bet my brother would love this!

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  14. I was just looking for a men fragrance to gift to someone so I think I'll have to give this one a sniff next time I hit the shops. Thank you!

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  15. I have never tried Hugo Boss perfume/after shave before. It seems pretty expensive but roughly the price everyone pays now!

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  16. My daddy wears Hugo Boss - the original one and my mummy loves the smell. Can't beat a classic brand. This looks interesting...

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  17. I didn't know that your hubby had a blog of his own what a remarkable discovery and I love floral fragrances so this perfume sounds 'boss'.

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  18. An epic analysis of an aftershave even if I do say so myself. I have to admit, I really do like this a lot!

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  19. My partner wears Hugo aftershave, I love it. I have never smelt this one though x

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  20. That combination of fragrances does sound really nice. I think I'd like the light scent after the first hour.

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  21. I've always loved the Hugo Boss products I've encountered in the past - from friends and all, and this one looks absolutely promising too. I might check it for hubby. xx

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  22. It sounds like this product will give you value for money as a little goes a long way.

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  23. I used to like the female fragrances of hugo boss but I don't think I've ever smelt the mens x

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  24. It would be the great recommendation for me now. Thanks.

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  25. Gorgeous packaging and I do love the smell of this

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  26. i used to love hugo boss it want such a great name when i was little but it seems to have grown into its own over the years

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  27. I'm not sure a serious slap in the face is what I'd like, even if it lightens up afterwards! Will have to have a sniff myself to see what I make of it..

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  28. I think I will have to pick up a bottle of this for my cousin for his graduation as it sounds like something he would really like!

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  29. My hubby likes Hugo Boss fragrances so will definetly out this one to the test

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  30. My husband loves BOSS, I'll have to test this one out! H x

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  31. My hubby is a bit of an aftershave addict so will try to get a sample of this for him.

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  32. LOL, well it's value for money as you obviously don't need much. I want to smell it now.

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  33. I do like a strong scent as I like it to last all day, as long as it is not overpowering. I guess you have to try it out in person. I love the packaging on this though.

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  34. Sounds like a nice smell - my OH likes sandalwood-y ones so this might be good for him.

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  35. Sounds like a perfect fragrance for summer

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  36. Wow, I had no idea there were so many parts of a fragrance. Glad this one has turned your shuddering Hugo Boss instincts around. My husband tends to stick to his Avon Wilderness and whilst I love it on him, it might be time to start branching out and trying some new scents... we'll have to give this one a sniff (only one squirt though!).

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  37. This sounds a bit strong for me but it was an interesting read - you know a lot about fragrance!

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  38. I do like most Hugo Boss fragrances so would probably like this one. Sounds like a nice scent

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  39. Lovely bottle, I think my dad would like this!

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  40. I love how you've got you hubby to write a review! I'm not a fan of strong aftershaves like this one, it's way too overpowering!

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  41. I love its fragrance and how can long it can last. Tried it and will definitely get a new one.

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  42. Been a while since the OH had a Hugo Boss. I need to look into this for Father's DAy. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. I definitely know the suffering of a strong aftershave. When my man sprays his I have to avoid him because it's so potent it makes my stomach churn. But like with Hugo Boss it does settle after a while. I'm glad a little goes a long way it makes the piece tag justifiable

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  44. I bet this smells divine - you can't beat a great smelling guy! Kaz x

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  45. I haven't tried this one, but I usually do like their fragrances for her and him x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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