Name: Boss Nuit Pour Femme
Brand: Hugo Boss
What I liked:
– if you like floral woody scents with a fruity touch, this is for you
– light daytime scent, stays close to the skin
– the packaging
– the price
What I didn’t like:
– opening smells a bit synthetic and cheap
– generic, too simple and unremarkable
– poor staying power
Inspired by the “elegance of little black dresses and confidence that it gives to women”, Boss Nuit Pour Femme claims to be the perfect accessory to complete the look before an evening out. This impression is further emphasized by the dark tall bottle, which conjures up expectations of a sexy and mysterious scent to wear on a special night out.
But at first spritz, it is clear that this is no night time fragrance. Generic and light, it is one of those pleasant enough scents that could be worn at work or school without offending anyone. The woman who wears it may don a little black dress for an important meeting at the office, but in her free time, she prefers to dress comfortably, in cashmere sweaters, cotton t-shirts and jeans.
So, what does the fragrance smell like? Boss Nuit Pour Femme is just another floral woody scent with a slightly fruity opening. Peach to be exact. You catch only a whiff of it as it struggles to emerge from the synthetic sea of aldehydes that tries to drown it. Soon, the accord disappears, replaced by an indistinct white floral bouquet that’s supposed to comprise jasmine and violet.
Usually, this combination would create a heady, powdery and creamy concoction, but not here. Not only are jasmine and violet so closely intertwined that it’s hard to distinguish them, but their union creates an accord that’s very light, airy and a touch soapy.
And the drydown? A mix of sandalwood and moss that’s slightly sensual but lacks depth and richness. The base of a scent is usually its most powerful and longlasting stage, but even this last accord is here very light and unremarkable.
But there’s worse. Boss Nuit Pour Femme may not be memorable, but it’s pleasant enough for the daytime. As long as you’re willing to reapply it often. It lasts only 5 hours on me, and stays so close to the skin after a couple that you really have to stretch your own nose to smell it. I guess ladies who are into modern designer scents will love it, but to me, it was a huge disappointment.
Hugo Boss Boss Nuit Pour Femme is a generic and unremarkable but pleasant floral woody scent with a slight fruity touch in the opening notes. Very light, it stays close to the skin, but needs to be reapplied often.