Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Citrus Anatomy Part III - Hugo Boss Baldessarini Eau de Cologne

Perhaps not a citrus fragrance per se, the original Baldessarini from Hugo Boss was released in 2002. What we have here is an excellent, modern Eau de Cologne leaning towards the oriental side. Like most colognes the fleeting character unfortunately remains.

The composition is basically a mature blend of tobacco and sugared bitter orange peels. The citrus has a very pronounced bitterness that works great with the complementing subtle mint notes and prevents the sweet base from becoming too much.

A
very elegant and formal fragrance that you can't really go wrong with. But do try to score the concentrated version since the ordinary escapes your skin all too soon. Also check out S.T. Dupont's underated Noir for something quite similar with better longevity.

Overall Rating: 7/10

3 comments:

Dimitri:THE REDOLENT ONE said...

Matt, this is still the only Boss scent I would wear... nice review!

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Have a good weekend!

Megan said...

great review! I bought this for my boyfriend but after a second smell, i think i like the original Hugo Cologne better.

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