Hugo Pure Purple 2006

Hugo Pure Purple by Hugo Boss
Bottle Design Lutz Herrmann
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Hugo Pure Purple is a perfume by Hugo Boss for women and was released in 2006. The scent is sweet-gourmand. The production was apparently discontinued. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes
Top Notes Top Notes White cyclamenWhite cyclamen NectarineNectarine
Heart Notes Heart Notes Black violetBlack violet
Base Notes Base Notes AmberAmber LeatherLeather MarzipanMarzipan
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6.674 Ratings
Longevity
6.155 Ratings
Sillage
5.345 Ratings
Bottle
6.350 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 16.06.2021.
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2.5
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7.5
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1
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Rubyred

49 Reviews
Rubyred
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A Purely Purple Disappointment
This is literally a wrist sniffer. IE, you can't smell it unless you sniff your wrist.

Tired of not being able to smell it on me, on the weekend I soused myself in 20 sprays. 5 minutes later, another 20 sprays. Still no trail. It's only to be smelled if I sniff my wrists. That isn't what I wanted. For such a faint scent, it does manage to last 4 hours but what's the point you can't smell it unless you sniff it.

As to the cyclamen reference, intrigued, I went and smelled my intensely flowering, hot pink, cyclamen, and it does have a warm, softly spicy, and a fine but definite petroleum scent - like a water lily or orchid - this petroleum scent is in my cyclamen flowers pretty strong in the morning unlike the perfume which is not strong any time.
The perfume is warm, nutty, a hint of gingerbread biscuits. I am a lover of marzipan, and I could not smell marzipan. Sometimes there is an out of place soapy, lemon waft. Then a soft suede scent intermingles with a warm, fuzzy/heathery/woolly scent. The dry down smells like a handful of pot pouri thrown on a slow combustion oven in the tack room or the engine room/machinery shed where the old saddles are kept. A warmed up undifferentiated pot pouri, leather and soap smell.

I bought this blind, hoping for a violet and/or marzipan scent. It wasn't there.
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Sillage
7.5
Longevity
7
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Missk

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Missk
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Surprisingly fresh gourmand
Pure Purple is more of a gourmand to my nose, not so much a fruity floral in my humble opinion.

This fragrance is indeed delicate and sweet, but not in a sickening way. When first applied, Pure Purple smells like gingerbread cookies. There are hints of sugar, ginger, spices and almond. Just sniffing it was making me hungry.

In the heart, the scent continues with its sweetness. Candied violets and white cyclamen with an overload of sugar. Nectarine makes a brief appearance right before the drydown, rather than in the top notes, however the leather overshadows the fruitiness of the scent.

The leather in Pure Purple is not like the leather in let's say Bandit by Robert Piguet. This is leather that can appeal to a younger audience; synthetic and subtle. The lasting strength is really good and the sillage not very strong but not subtle either.

I find Pure Purple to be a little different, not exactly what you'd expect from a mainstream brand. Purple doesn't seem to be the right colour for this scent. I'm thinking a reddish brown or even black would compliment this fragrance better.
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