We review Hugo Boss Selection – this lesser-known aromatic fougere for men has spring written all over!
We chose to review Hugo Boss Selection as it’s a favourite of allbeauty staff that doesn’t always get the limelight. If you’re a fan too, let us know what you thought of our review.
Created back in 2006, Selection was nevertheless the 19th fragrance from the house of Hugo Boss. While other Boss fragrances such as Boss Bottled, Boss in Motion and Boss Red have stolen the limelight, Boss Selection remains a popular favourite for lighter everyday wear and for holidays. Super-smart and sophisticated, it’s for men of all ages but especially those who identify with the sharp grooming of Hugo Boss couture.
We Review Hugo Boss Selection: Official Description
Boss Selection begins with a lively, bright top of fresh green notes, fizzy hesperidic grapefruit and mandarin, infused with spicy pink peppercorn. At the heart of the fragrance, the traditional and refined fougere theme has been reinterpreted to create a modern new identity, the aroma of geranium and cedar leaves, enlightened by star anise and petitgrain, expresses a clear and distinctive masculine character. The magnetic woody dry down of patchouli, vetyver and facets of cedarwood, is rounded by the softness of heliotrope and modern musky notes creating a smart, authentic signature.
We Review Hugo Boss Selection: Fragrance Notes
- Top Notes: Grapefruit, Mandarin Orange, Pink Pepper, Lime
- Middle Notes: Star Anise, Cedar, Geranium
- Base Notes: Patchouli, Vetiver, Musk
Fragrance Family: Aromatic Fougere
We Review Hugo Boss Selection: Packaging
Heavy shaded glass with silver metal detailing. No plastic here, this is a quality piece.
We Review Hugo Boss Selection: Official Advert
The advert for Boss Selection features German actor Thomas Kretchmann and is typical ‘Boss’ – stylish, smart and intense!
We Review Hugo Boss Selection: What We Thought
The top notes of ‘Selection‘ include grapefruit and pink pepper and they’re the overwhelming scent on first spray. Very much a citrus fragrance, it also oddly has a hint of lavender – despite not actually containing it! Selection has been described as ‘soapy’ (we think unfairly) however it’s definitely a very clean scent and perfect for daytime / warmer weather. In fact, there’s certainly something of the Mediterranean about it – you could imagine wearing the fragrance as you travel along a dusty track in Greece, in search of an olive grove to rest under. The patchouli is in there, but very much masked by the citrus notes that stop it from becoming heavy or cloying. We tested the fragrance on allbeauty Design Team member Ryan and even after the dry down the top notes of grapefruit and mandarin orange were still in evidence, along with a spicy edge. Soft, clean, summery and exotic, Selection is one of our favourite men’s fragrances. We would buy this for men of any age, who prefer lighter, fresher scents with an edge.
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Shop Hugo Boss Selection
You can shop ‘Selection’ at allbeauty here, with worldwide delivery available.