Introduced by Hugo Boss in 1999, Hugo Dark Blue is an oriental spicy fragrance for men, developed by 2 perfumers: Alain Astori and Beatrice Piquet. Advertised on the official website as a fragrance for “man who wants to experiment and push the boundaries of pleasure and seduction to the limit”, Hugo Dark Blue is indeed a sexy and provocative scent. I had the chance to sniff it 4 years after its launch, because a friend of mine was using this as its signature scent at that time.
And due to the fact that I was curious, I sampled and even thought of buying it. Upon the testing occasion, Hugo Dark Blue revealed its elegant, yet subtle character. The fragrance starts off with a blend of ginger, lime and grapefruit that transmits a refreshing sensation on the skin. Then, as the perfume moves into the mid development phase, you are immersed into a combination of cardamom, geranium and sage that will convince you that you are dealing with an interesting aroma. Finally, in the dry down, the accord of vanilla fights for prominence subdued by a mixture of patchouli and woods accords.
Hugo Dark Blue comes in a bottle that was designed by Peter Schmidt Group and features a cocktail shaker form, due to the fact that the German Fashion House looked for the inspiration into the lifestyle objects. The transparent blue glass is excellently complemented by the red color scheme of the brand’s name, in an image that inspires elegance and seduction.
Hugo Dark Blue Hugo Boss Perfume Details
- Hugo Dark Blue by Hugo Boss is available in 75 and 125 ml Eau de Toilette Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 75 and 125 ml After-Shave Lotion, 150 ml Shower Gel, 150 ml Deodorant Spray and 75 ml Deodorant Stick; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Oriental Spicy
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 1999
- Perfumers: Alain Astori and Beatrice Piquet
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual
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