Are you interested in learning more about the best colognes Hugo Boss has to offer? Read on to learn what you need to know.
Hugo Boss, also known as just Boss, is a German fashion brand founded in 1924 in Metzingen, Germany. It is named after its late Founder Hugo Boss. Today the brand has over 100 fragrances for both men and women in its line.
The Boss brand launched its first perfume in 1985, called Boss Number One. It was a considerable success, which led to several others men’s fragrances in the 1980s and 1990s.
Here are our top three recommendations from the list:
Hugo Boss Man is one of the company’s most successful launches, with a confident fresh, masculine scent you’ll love. It is aimed at the man who is always on the move and pushing his boundaries.
Hugo Dark Blue is an oriental, spicy fragrance which was originally launched in 1999. It's great to wear at night and during the chillier months of the year.
Hugo Boss Bottled Infinite is a long lasting fragrance that starts out with a punch, then calms down later. This fragrance belongs in the woody, aromatic category.
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The 10 Best Hugo Boss Colognes
Here are our top picks…
Hugo Boss Men’s Boss No. 6
No. 6 is one of the most popular Hugo Boss fragrances. It was launched in 1996, and is light, pleasant and moderately priced, so you can add it to your fragrance collection without injuring your wallet.
The scent is fresh with a warm base. Top notes are apple and citrus; middle notes are spicier and more floral and include cinnamon, cloves and pelargonium. Base notes add sandalwood, vetiver and cedar.
Men’s Boss No. 6 is versatile and fresh. Wear it during the day without a qualm.
Hugo Dark Blue
This is an oriental, spicy fragrance which was originally launched in 1999.
Top notes are orange, ginger, grapefruit, lemon and lime; middle notes are mahogany, cypress, sage, geranium and cardamom; base notes are patchouli, benzoin, vetiver, cedar and vanilla.
Wear this at night and during the chillier months of the year.
Hugo Boss Soul
This was launched in 2005. Hugo Boss Soul is a long-lasting, amber, spicy fragrance.
Top notes are cardamom, pepper, anise, mandarin orange and bergamot; middle notes are cinnamon, lavender, nutmeg and coriander: base notes are vanilla, tonka bean, amber, vetiver and musk.
It is not a subtle scent, so wear this one at night and in cold weather.
Launched in 2009, the face of this fragrance is actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
The scent is variously described as both ‘soothing and refreshing.’ It has notes of aqua and citrus with ginger and cedar. Top notes are water notes and citruses; middle notes are ginger and coriander and base notes are cedar and musk.
“For the urban man who lives in element with his time.” Wear this during the day at the office to be soothed and refreshed – and do the same to others around you.
Boss Bottled Night
You guessed it. This is one to wear at night. It was launched in 2010 and is intense, aromatic, sensual and masculine. Top noted are lavender and birch; middle note is violet; base notes are wood and musk.
“The fragrance aims at ambitious young man who realizes his goals and strives for new challenges…” with Ryan Reynolds on board as its spokesperson. Go for it – on that special night out.
Boss Bottled Unlimited
This fragrance is what is termed as an ‘Aromatic Fougère,’ and it was launched by Boss in 2014. The word Fougère derives from the French for ‘fern,” and the phrase originated in the house of Houbigant in 1882.
Their parfumier extracted coumarin and was first to use it in a fragrance. Coumarin in found in several plants including tonka bean and it smells like freshly mown grass.
Top notes are mint, grapefruit, violet leaf; middle notes are pineapple, cinnamon and rose; base notes are labdanum, white musk and sandalwood.
Energetic, masculine, invigorating, this fragrance is for the ‘goal-oriented, confident man’ Wear it sparingly during the day, but feel free to use more at night to make an impact.
Boss The Scent
Boss the Scent was launched in 2015. As the marketing blurb says “Slow, steady, tense, with anticipation. The Boss way of seduction is an art which finds a perfect balance between confidence and nonchalance … A masterful orchestration of the senses.”
The fragrance is bold and stylish, for the man of today. Top notes are ginger, mandarin orange and bergamot; middle notes are lavender and maninka; base notes are leather and woody notes. An attractive fragrance at an attractive price.
Spray it on for date night.
Hugo Boss The Scent Absolute
This is one of best “Boss The Scent” series of fragrances. It was launched in 2019 and is spicy, fresh, with good sillage and performance. It kicks off with the tart, almost lemony spiciness of ginger with a middle note of warm fruity maninka. Base note is vetiver.
Bottom line – Absolute is masculine and distinctive with a warm fruitiness and the virile elegance of vetiver. Wear it when you want to impress someone.
Boss Bottled Infinite
This fragrance belongs in the woody, aromatic category. It was also launched in 2019. It is not a complex scent, but starts out with a punch, then calms down later.
Expect it to last 6-8 hours at the most. Top notes are apple, mandarin orange, cinnamon and sage. Middle notes are lavender, patchouli and rosemary. Base notes are sandalwood and olive tree.
This is not your typical cold weather fragrance, so wear it in spring and fall.
Hugo Boss Man
Finally, here’s a band new Boss fragrance which was introduced in 2021. It is aimed at the man who is always on the move and pushing his boundaries. It has a crisp, herbal fragrance with wild, earthy notes of a forest.
Top note is green apple, middle note is lavender; base notes are pine, woody notes and balsam. The clipped-on bottle cap means you can take it with you wherever you go for a quick refresher.
Wear it inside, outside, during the day, after a work-out, whenever. Hugo Boss Man is for the spring, summer, and fall. It is one of the company’s most successful launches, with a confident fresh, masculine scent you’ll love.
Which Hugo Boss Cologne Will You Choose?
Hugo Boss has a fragrance for every man, for every possible occasion, both formal, informal and in between. We’ve reviewed what we feel is a selection of some of the best, but we urge you to try them out for yourself. You will soon have your own favorite.
Hugo Boss fragrances are well-priced and excellent value for what they offer – and they are well worth adding to your fragrance wardrobe. Best of all, there are plenty to choose from.
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