Boss Bottled 1998 Eau de Toilette

Boss Bottled (Eau de Toilette) by Hugo Boss
Bottle Design Original: Peter Schmidt, Redesign: Lutz Herrmann
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Boss Bottled (Eau de Toilette) is a perfume by Hugo Boss for men and was released in 1998. The scent is fruity-fresh. It is being marketed by Coty. Pronunciation
Scent goes well with Molecule 01
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Perfumer

Annick Ménardo

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesApple, Bergamot, Plum, Lemon, Citrus fruits
Heart Notes Heart NotesClove, Mahogany, Cinnamon, Geranium
Base Notes Base NotesOlive tree, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Vetiver, Cedar

Ratings

Scent

7.31368 Ratings

Longevity

6.71023 Ratings

Sillage

6.4980 Ratings

Bottle

6.71012 Ratings

Value for money

7.7118 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 14.05.2021.

Interesting Facts

The fragrance was produced until 2016 by Procter & Gamble
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Dave1528
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Very helpful Review    11  
Entry into the perfume world
I dedicate my first review to Boss Bottled, which was my first real fragrance. It was the entry into the perfume world, back when I smelled him at a friend and me the first time so really thought about it.

About the history I can not really tell. I was too young at the time, but since I came across it about 3 years ago, I could never really part with it. I wear it every season and also for many occasions when I feel like it.

To the fragrance itself here my layman's opinion:

By that I like fresh and citrusy scents, I love the apple in combination with the plum and lemon. It's almost a perfect blend for me with the cinnamon and light vanilla. It's just a pleasant and light men's fragrance I find and that's what makes it so perfect for me to wear very often.

The only thing that "bothers" me a bit about it is the longevity & sillage. I do not have so much experience, but I hardly take the fragrance after 4 - 5 hours. I also find the sillage very subtle. (Which does not mean that it is badly meant, I find it very appropriate to the fragrance)

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DanielD
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A fresh classic
When I smelled this fragrance for the first time I was on the road in Bremen. I was as in the Douglas to let me inspire something from the offers there. Then I came across this woody apple with a citrusy freshness. I tried it and was sold on it from the first impression. When I left the store, I had it with me. If you're looking for a fragrance that's not overbearing and fresh, this is definitely a good one.
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KevinGrey
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The woody apple in the bottle
Boss Bottled - one of the great classics of office fragrances.

In the meantime, many times geduped and reformulated (sometimes bad, sometimes right) but for me still an absolute must in the fragrance inventory, despite all the hypes and cheap dupes, which unfortunately seem to be ubiquitous him at times.
He actually represents a fragrance category that is usually so not mine: the fruity-fresh. The Boss is here but an absolute exception. Here, everything is just right for me!

But now to the detail:

He starts apple-fruity-sweet and woody, but is still fresh in the process. With a look at the fragrance pyramid, this is also not surprising. Here is actually everything in it, which usually deters me to test a fragrance at all ;-) But the composition is just brilliantly balanced and dosed. Especially with its increasing woodiness in the drydown it convinces me.
Especially in the opening, he has a clear freshness vibe, but is not a "Freshi".

From about an hour it is still fruity dominated, but the various woods come through now.

From the third hour onwards, I think the top balance between fruitiness and woodiness starts to come through. Here I find him best.

From the fifth hour he is then "darker" and "more saturated". A "fruitwood scent." Spontaneous thought: "Excellent delicious!"

A fragrance that is especially suited to the transitional season or cooler summer days. In spring, it reflects the burgeoning fruit and in early fall, the apple season.

Its color is more yellowish like apple juice.

It is suitable for gentlemen in the age group between 20 and 50.

The performance is good. It lasts a long time and is also well present all the time. A discreet dosage is therefore appropriate. So he is ideally suited for everyday life and office.

Reformulations, cheap dupes, hypes .....egal! The woody apple in the bottle will remain one of my absolute favorites. Because it is what it is, In the 90s as well as today. THE Boss.
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SaSu77
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Familiar apple
Who does not know him, the apple scent of earlier days. I had him felt even always in my collection.

And true to today's advertiser Chris Hemsworth, the fragrance exudes a certain masculinity that still pleases today.

Who wants to demand a little more modern and durability from the fragrance, the better to reach for the Intense variant. It is from my point of view one of the fragrances with the one can not go wrong.

Said to be dead by many and somehow still there. To the fragrance itself, is to say the following for the few who may not know him yet.

He acts on me very confident and fruity fresh. Apple dominates certainly quite strongly and is rounded off with some lemon. In the base then still hide woody notes such as cedar and sandalwood. The sweetness he still gets reinforced with cinnamon.

What has happened to me with this fragrance many times, is that he is simply recognized. At least with the Ü30 ern. That is yet... it is called then. And usually comes then still afterwards: "I like!" From therefore certainly nothing bad.

But I would always make sure to get hold of him in the sale, or recommend the intense variant
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ThorSeppel
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Always in my collection
Since I can think and have interest in perfumes, I wear Boss Bottled, the apple note is for me the highlight, but I find it a pity that in recent years more and more the durability was lost! But will always be a part of my collection.
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AlmanstufeR
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The German Standard
Boss Bottled forms with Joop Homme and Jil Sander Sun the triad of standard perfumes in Germany.

And that's where it belongs. In a series of standard perfumes that you can give to a casual man. Or for someone who is just diving into the world of perfumes. For me it was one of the first fragrances and how could it be, as a teenager you really wanted a Boss perfume. And that's how you got to know each other.

The fragrance is a bit boring in my eyes. Something sweet, not really striking and very simple knitted. The ladies like him anyway, if only as pleasant. Would be what for the fall and winter, if the durability would not be such a cheek. After four hours you can't detect anything at all. And this little what you can still smell directly from the skin is so little, could be smooth a globule.
Compared to many other winter and autumn fragrances, the sillage is a joke. Generally quickly evaporated and even so not really strongly perceptible.
Flacon the standard Boss bottle. Not quite my style.

For me, only a fragrance to go in the jogger briefly shopping at low temperatures. Smell you do it anyway above average good.
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Jan2345
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Signature scent for autumn to winter with poor durability
I like the fragrance of Boss Bottled really very much. It is a very warming fragrance that is better worn in the colder seasons, but is still very versatile
The shelf life is rather poor with about 4 hours with 4 sprays. (The points for durability can be seen in hours at 4 sprays on all my reviews. For me, the shelf life is over when you walk by someone and they can't smell anything) I recommend just re-spraying.
Sillage is good for the first 4 hours. After that, it becomes body-sniffing for the next 4 hours or so.

All in all, the fragrance is good though. Would him however not umbedingt recommend. Have heard that the Boss Bottled Intense would last longer. I will test that maybe once. I bought this fragrance also only because it was 64 euros cheaper.
So rather fall back on the Intense version
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Kurai

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Kurai
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Fruity vanilla classic
I dont get the applepie association that others mentioned, although the applejuice and vanilla are obviously there. Mainstream? Generic? Duh of course, but I dont care. I enjoy it.

In 30 years from now this one will most likely be remembered as the scent of this era while the niches are long forgotten.
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Sigginator06
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Away from home - new city, new job, new perfume
The first time I got to know you was a little more than 3 years ago. Relatively inexperienced we went to the big D. What I wanted? I don't know, as long as it smells good. New stage of life - move, new job, new perfume That was something. I just didn't know what scent it was going to be. Back and forth. In the meantime, my partner didn't feel like it anymore and was looking for a chair to relax. I really scurried around aimlessly. Well. During my journey through the perfumery, however, a scent came to my nose. It was Boss Bottled EdT. "Hmm, you got something. Not too fresh, not too sweet. I know you, though. I'm not unique with you. Maybe I'll come back later anyway." I thought to myself.
Further perfume tests followed. Finally I went to my partner and said that I could not decide. I told her that I liked Boss Bottled, but the scent was already too familiar to me. She dryly replied, "If you like him, buy him." I could tell she was already annoyed, so I decided to take it. The journey began Where should I start? He (and the Intense) was my faithful companion for about 2 years. No matter the occasion. He was there very often. My signature.
He's a great all-rounder. Others like him. At least there were compliments on the scent My nose has never actually met him. But the Sillage is also very discreet. Recently I noticed him at a new work colleague. Maybe the big bottle in his pocket was the decisive factor For the warmer days I would definitely prefer this version. Otherwise the Intense has the preference because of the more pronounced depth.
I associate a lot with this fragrance. My whole life changed with this fragrance. From student to employee. From home to my first apartment. Weekend relationships only. Loneliness. Togetherness. Great work colleagues. Actually, a complete phase of life.
Whew! There I notice the revival of emotions and memories already while writing.
Arrived in the now. Same partner, move to home, different workplace.
I'm not wearing it anymore. Used it too much? I think so. Anyway, in my collection there is only the Intense version left. This one is - sorry - just existing in the box.
Maybe it's just as well. So the memories/emotions don't blur and Boss Bottled stands for a part of my life or rather my past.
Perhaps a few words about the fragrance itself:
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Demetera

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Demetera
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The old guy
Im gonna be really unpopular here, but its a bit outdated in 2020.

Let me explain: The smell is fresh and fruity, like an apple pie. Souds cool, right? Yeah, but actually no. It has the typical “this is a parfume with the smell of an apple pie” vibe, and its the reason I feel it outdated. Just think about it, the most of the time if someone pick a fragrance, you think about a feeling: his smell is so dark/mystic, he smells like the ocean, he smells like a gentleman, he smells like an orange garden, etc. But no, here you dont feel something like “he smells like an apple pie”, but much more feel the “he uses a fruity fragrance.” - and the difference is here: it feels as a parfume first, and you realize the ingredients just after this feeling, and its not the case with the newer releases.

The fragrance itself a very safe one, but this is not one of thr compliment monsters. Its because the sillage is really weak even is you spray the whole flanker on yourself, and the longetivity not even help out this one, because after the first 3 hours its a skin-scent with 5 cm sillage.

Happily not all bad tho:
The weak sillage and the fresh apple pie smell helps to use it everywhere in every season, fron the office to the gym.
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BS96BS96 9 days ago
8.5
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6
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A classic signature scent. Can never go wrong with this sexy apple bomb. All year around massappeal fragrance.
DemeteraDemetera 7 months ago
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2
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Classic but feels old. (Not outdated), so its not the best pick for a guy in its 20/30’s. Positive: Totally all day/all occasiation scent.
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TsoTso 8 months ago
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My first 'real' fragrance. I still like it, but wear it less and less - I want to differ myself and prefer the less mass-worn scents.
AithanAithan 8 months ago
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Performance is much diluted @ 2017 bottle. Peforms quite similar or lesser to Tonic.
Bottled Intense has performance of older Bottled.
KimJongKimJong 9 months ago
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It's still a strikingly good cologne, I think it was rather undervalued because it was so famous and sold too much.
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KingPinKingPin 2 years ago
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Big Brand Boring Blandness. Banal But Bearable.
Carlitos01Carlitos01 3 years ago
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Fruity, fresh, moderatly sweet, spicy and woody! You will never be let down by this trustworthy buddy and in any type of situation.
FelliniFellini 4 years ago
I tested this fragrance in cold autumn. Sweet and warm scent, but geranium bothers me.

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