Hugo Reversed (2019)

Hugo Reversed by Hugo Boss
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Hugo Reversed is a new perfume by Hugo Boss for men and was released in 2019. The scent is citrusy-fresh. It is being marketed by Coty.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCalabrian bergamot, Grapefruit
Heart Notes Heart NotesRosemary, Pamplewood®
Base Notes Base NotesHaitian vetiver

Ratings

Scent

7.4 (111 Ratings)

Longevity

6.8 (88 Ratings)

Sillage

6.2 (87 Ratings)

Bottle

7.0 (107 Ratings)
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Elysium

326 Reviews
Elysium
Elysium
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It Smells Like White Clouds Over The Sea
What do Hugo Man original and Hugo Reversed have in common? Nothing, apart from the iconic shape of the flask. Reversed is not a flanker of Hugo Man. Instead, it is a scent on its own. The bottle inspired by the cans of the soldiers, this time is solid white, in a ceramic style liken M&W Tabac Original, same screw cap with a black ribbon as Hugo Man classic.

Despite the few notes contained in the olfactory pyramid, Reversed is not a linear perfume, but a scent that ranges between a citric head, an aromatic heart, and a woody and earthy base. As soon as you pop the cap and the juice comes out of the sprayer, a massive cloud of fresh citrus fruits wraps the air, the grapefruit feels bitter, pleasant, it makes you want to drink it like freshly squeezed juice. The savoury blend of bergamot and grapefruit give a beautiful effervescent citrus tone to the overture, somehow tart, tangy, and refreshing. Miserably, the top notes stay only for half an hour for my skin.

The herbal heart mingles aromatic rosemary, with slightly green and camphorous quality, and pamplewood synthetic molecule, which adds a fresh bitterness. If I smell the scent directly from the sprayer, I get a delicious taste of blood orange juice, which I surmise is coming from the pamplewood. Conversely, on my skin, the heart hides some wet and powdery facets, as if the heart notes were featuring violet leaf.

The woody base rests on the earthy breath of the vetiver and a kind of dry wood. The vetiver is indisputably detectable, yet gentle, with its smoky, warm and bitter facets of chocolate as if there were also some modern patchouli. However, it is not the vetiver we're used to, as in Guerlain or Carven for instance. For me, there is also a hint of sweetness in the base, which appears quite soon in the heart and adds a twist akin to CD Sauvage, and I won't be surprised if tonka bean or the new normal ambroxan was contributing to this. The overall base is soothing and calming, it does not scream loud.

I don't think it is all too synthetic or scratchy. It captivates the attention without being too loud while relying on the subtle blending of its few notes. Both sillage and performance are averages, more than half a day on my skin and clothes. The fragrance does not fill the room but moves when you move. Perhaps, it is targeted towards a younger audience. Still, I do like it. The incredible freshness makes Reversed suitable for warmer days, Spring and Summer seasons fit the best. It is a daily safe, polite, and casual fragrance, for leisure time as well as office, or school, why not? Reversed is definitely an excellent compliment getter, outstandingly safe and stand out crowd-pleaser.

This review is based upon a 75ml bottle I own.

Stay well; stay healthy.

-Elysium
7.5
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7
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8
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Bennesh
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Bennesh
Less helpful Review    2  
Good summer scent
I have it myself and find it a really good summer scent, because of its comparatively "low strength" it is especially good to wear on hot days and gives with the strong lime note a very fresh sillage
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Hasiputz80
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Very helpful Review    16  
If my son were already at the age of perfume....
I'd take Hugo Reversed home with him right now. Was my first thought when I tested it. Attracted me the plain white (white always arouses my interest) packaging.
Very clean, fresh, slightly citrus-heavy with a pleasant flavour (that must be rosemary, which I always like). The fragrance for a nice, casual, handsome youngster.

But that does not mean boring. And boring is basically only who is also boring in spirit...

For fragrance fanatics who expect great uniqueness and overwhelming fragrance developments he is certainly nothing. Vintage fans who can only get fresh scents with an extra touch of musty oak moss will dismiss it as new-fangled stuff.

For me one of the best fresh fragrances I've found in the last....
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7.5
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Leimbacher
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Leimbacher
Top Review    17  
Grapefruitissimo
"Hugo Reversed" smelled for me, with a blind test without any information, first after a tangy mandarin and a loose find smell. Now, after several test days, by sun and by storm, with knowledge about the scent pyramid and Co., this impression has itself... solid. The mandarin has become more of a grapefruit, and something is lacking in the spine or the woody components, but otherwise it's finally a boss again, who can scold so much...

"Hugo Reversed" always goes down well. I found that out quickly. Great! A fragrance with open arms. Juicy, funny, sweet. Without even a second of being cheap or soggy or sticky. You'd almost want to get yourself sucked in. And so do our fellow men, apparently. It is a creamy grapefruit with slight vetiver undertones and modern-transparent woods that quickly fall silent. This is extremely simple, unspectacular and straightforward. But basically it is simply a pleasant, beautiful fragrance. Especially for the office next spring. Sunny and in a good mood at the touch of a button. Reminds me of a more sympathetic, less squeaky "sauvage."

Flacon: Hugo as usual. Only vice versa and white. Not bad. Not great either.
Sillage: not obtrusive, not super quiet
Shelf life: 5 good hours

Conclusion: Hugo finally has another hit on his hand. Very good for a lot, even if knitted quite simply. But: he is soo a crowdpleaser!
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Fresh21
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Top Review    31  
Spot landing in the mainstream !
"Excuse me, where's the mainstream?"

Well, always the nose long ;-)

"Very funny, can you be a little more specific?"

But of course, ... they start with a grapefruit that looks a little artificial and is more soft than citric, but very refreshing. Meanwhile, leave the bergamot on the left, which is not perceptible anyway. From the beginning you will be accompanied by rosemary that somehow reminds me of a mixture of predominantly ginger and a little cardamom, which is over the whole course of fragrance the essential odor, nice warm and spicy. She is constantly surrounded by a ghost called Pamplewood.

"Who's that supposed to be?"

I don't know, but it's on the map. And maybe it also contributes to this warm, slightly spicy, very pleasing scent, which you can hear all the way along, but it is not made of wood.

And so after three and a half hours a fine vetiver creeps in, which in the further course indicates more and more the direction. It is slightly citric and appears quite bright and transparent.

In total you need about 5-6 hours, on clothes it could take 1-2 hours longer.

"Man, that sounds great and I'll repeat it again: Well, basically three milestones, grapefruit, rosemary and vetiver, with the middle one being the biggest. The bergamot doesn't go with it and Pamplewood seems in spirit ... somehow clear and confusing at the same time. Can't you be a little more precise?"

OK, you're the boss, here are the coordinates:

__h__G__R__V_
> 0 / 70.30.00
> 1 / 30.70.00
> 2 / 10.90.00
> 3 / 00.80.20
> 4 / 00.60.40
> 5 / 00.40.60

h = S t a n d e n

G = Grapefruit
R = Rosemary
V = Vetiver

all values in %]

Conclusion: You can say what you want about the Boss fragrances of recent years, this REVERSED is anything but special, but we can't just be in niches. So I consider this well balanced fresh spicy fragrance especially suitable for work and leisure. It doesn't bother anyone and seems rather pleasant and attractive at the same time. In other words, a

Spot landing in the mainstream !
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Statements

Ernie824Ernie824 14 days ago
It was love at first sniff at a Hugo Boss Outlet store, great freshie scent for spring and summer season, a must have
DemeteraDemetera 8 months ago
10
Scent
10
Longevity
6
Sillage
10
Bottle
The best citrusy scent I ever smelled. Its not overpowering, gentle, sporty. Versatile, but best with a white t-shirt at summer
FirasmalanzyFirasmalanzy 11 months ago
7.5
Scent
6
Longevity
5
Sillage
4
Bottle
Smell good, simple and doesn't smell synthetic to me, suitable for summer and spring use.
It smell close to cartier declaration l'eau.
KingPinKingPin 16 months ago
6.5
Scent
5
Longevity
6
Sillage
5
Bottle
Classic Hugo scent, quite enjoyable as everday scent. You won't be blown away.
HugoMontezHugoMontez 16 months ago
6
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8
Longevity
8
Sillage
6
Bottle
I'm kind of surprised for what this offers. It's nothing new, but the citruses are very authentic. Not synthetic at all. Good Citrusy Woody.

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