Man of Today – Boss Bottled Intense Review

As Summer is slowly fading away, we are welcoming fall with our arms wide open. I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to this upcoming fall – boots, jumpers, and pumpkin spice latte. Fall is also my favourite season when it comes to scents. With summer fading, we are also more welcoming to warm, spicy, and slightly heavier scents.

And this season, Hugo Boss will launch its new Hugo Boss Bottled Intense Eau de Parfum (EdP). Here in Germany, it will be available on October 17th. In collaboration with Flaconi I was able to test this scent prior to its launch and give you an exclusive preview on what you can expect from this new gem in the cologne aisle.

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Hugo Boss Bottled Intense EdP is not the new kid on the block. The base scent has been around since 1998. Since then Hugo Boss has launched a few special editions of this scent. This season, Boss Bottled Intense EdP will be the first Eau de Parfum of this collection – a refreshing and heavier interpretation of the original from 1998. It is a classic, woody, warm and spicy scent with apple freshness.

Boss Bottled Intense ReviewThe Scent

Boss Bottled Intense opens with some crisp and fruity top notes of apple and orange blossom. On first impression it smells very sweet, but once it dries down, you will notice woody heart notes of sandalwood and vetiver. During the day you will come to enjoy the warm base notes of geranium, cinnamon and cloves.


Compared to its original EdT version, Boss Bottled Intense EdP features an about 14% higher concentration of essential oils, which in turn reinforces durability. For this Boss Bottled Intense Review I’ve applied the scent sparingly in the morning and it did last the entire day. Bearing this in mind, you should be careful not to be over spraying. Being an Eau de Perfume it is quite intense and a little goes a long way.

Boss Bottled Intense ReviewVersatility

In terms of versatility, I believe this scent to be an all day office scent. Used sparingly, it will go with you well. This being said, this scent – as great as it is – is quite common (i.e. a few guys probably own a version of this). That’s not a bad thing, however, if you wish to find your signature fragrance to stand out from the crowd then this is not the scent to go to. But does the man of today need an extravagant scent to stand out from the crowd?

To me, the man of today is modest and discreet, yet in touch with his emotions. He has a subtle yet noticeable presence. He wears a scent that backs his personality, not the other way around.

I hope you enjoyed my Boss Bottled Intense Review. What is your take on the scent?

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