Boss Bottled Elixir 2023

Boss Bottled Elixir by Hugo Boss
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7.9 / 10 478 Ratings
A new perfume by Hugo Boss for men, released in 2023. The scent is spicy-woody. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Coty.
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Main accords

Spicy
Woody
Smoky
Resinous
Oriental

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
FrankincenseFrankincense CardamomCardamom
Heart Notes Heart Notes
PatchouliPatchouli VetiverVetiver
Base Notes Base Notes
Labdanum absoluteLabdanum absolute CedarwoodCedarwood

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7.9478 Ratings
Longevity
8.2435 Ratings
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7.8436 Ratings
Bottle
7.4422 Ratings
Value for money
7.4389 Ratings
Submitted by TheBladi11, last update on 17.06.2024.
Interesting Facts
The face of the advertising campaign is Australian actor Chris Hemsworth.

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MajorTom

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The successful brother
Finally, in the drugstore with the large perfume department, I noticed the large number of golden-brown packages and testers in the Boss section. Boss Bottled Elixir, Parfum Intense Natural Spray. I have to say in advance that Boss Number 1 was my first fragrance ever; it laid the foundations, so to speak, for my later enthusiasm for fragrances. And I had the complete range back then: eau de toilette, shower gel, after shave. Then, for a long time, nothing came from the Metzingers that would have been interesting in any way, until Boss Bottled entered the scene over a decade later.

Boss Bottled is still an outstanding fragrance for me today. Of course, it became a bit mainstream, but I literally bathed in it. My consumption of bottles and shower gels reached worrying, astronomical proportions. I loved this fragrance and could recognize it from five metres away. It was only finally at a class reunion that a colleague was severely irritated when I said "you're wearing Boss Bottled, right?". The answer was yes, somewhere between embarrassment and surprise. Boss Bottled is an extraordinary fragrance with an absolute and high recognition factor. One that you can almost always wear, that always fits. In the office anyway, but also for shopping, for a cappuccino in the sun, for dinner in the evening.

I never really warmed to the typical flankers after a success. For me, none of the big brother's wingmen were a real asset. In this respect, my expectations of the Elixir were correspondingly low. Nevertheless, you want to know what's available on the market, so I grabbed the tester and scented my wrists.

Elixir opens smoky and spicy, but I was surprised to find that it was even slightly fresh on my skin, which I blame on patchouli. Over the course of the first hour, I am really very taken with the clouds that move into my nose, the fragrance becomes a little darker, I find it very masculine and yes, I would also give it slightly animalic and aphrodisiac notes. Pure eroticism for hours as a couple or for the single man's appearance in a club. The blend has a high-quality, not at all cheap feel and is therefore pleasantly different from typical poser fragrances that turn the corner with synthetic would-be oud blends or ambroxan bombs.

After about an hour and a half, the twist begins for me, the fragrance loses its strong initial character and the obviously abundant labdanum gains the upper hand. This makes BBE warmer, I think I detect a certain vanilla note, even some floral hints, all in all simply softer and also sweeter. This is actually less my cup of tea, because it also takes away some of the masculinity of the fragrance, which I think is a shame. The longer the elixir lingers, the sweeter it becomes, before fading away rather unspectacularly hours later.

And so BBE leaves me in two phases: a brilliant opening and a somewhat disappointing dry down. Nevertheless, Boss has succeeded in creating what I consider to be the best flanker to date; the dry down is simply a matter of taste.

THE fragrance for evening events, whether with the lady or the boys. Heavy, dark, masculine, striking. Labdanum-driven sensuality.

Longevity and sillage above average, my on-skin test delivered very decent results. But what a perfume should be able to achieve, apart from that. On the skin, the fragrance gains massively in intensity compared to the test strip and really leaves an impression.

The bottle: Why should you forcefully try to make something really good worse? It is and remains a Boss Bottled, the recognition and affiliation to the family is clearly recognizable and that's perfectly fine. I think the color scheme is extremely successful, fits the fragrance perfectly and also looks simply classy.

Value for money: At a time when some manufacturers feel they can get away with anything (e.g. Creed, where they now like to charge 190 euros for 50 ml), the prices here are reasonable. Normally, the elixir has a price tag of 110 euros/50 ml, but with a little skill you can also find offers at around 70 euros - and that is very fair for what is on offer.

Conclusion: The best Boss Bottled after the unique and unattainable original. Recommended for anyone looking for an evening fragrance. Perhaps too much for the opera, but perfect for an intimate dinner and a glittering club night. A fragrance that will go its own way and find its wearer.

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TimoJ

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Dark passion
An elixir dominated by incense and dark patchouli. Spicy cardamom completes this fragrance and makes it a mysterious, dark and yet mainstream perfume, which is ideal for the cold, dark season. There are certain similarities to Dior Sauvage at its core, but it is still a sensible release.

David Beckham strolls through a festively lit New York, wearing an elegant brown coat with a black wool collar sweater underneath. He wears this fragrance, which underlines his distinctive but stylish manner. Elegant, dark and yet perfect for smelling sexy but masculine - that's how this elixir smells.
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Dunst030

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Year of the Elixir
The original Boss Bottled EdT was my signature fragrance for many years. Okay, it was my only fragrance. It was originally given to me as a gift. And signature fragrance was not part of my vocabulary. Once I had started to get into fragrances and build up something of a collection, it was clear to me that a Boss Bottled, no matter what variation, would never find its way into my household again.

Spoiler alert: the Elixir has made it. Admittedly, Boss is only following the trend here of reducing a well-known and successful fragrance to its most distant essentials, working vigorously with the wood and spice club to create long-lasting, room-filling monsters, which for some are grandiose, darkly heavy masterpieces of perfume art, for others overbearing headache triggers. Well, there are certainly distinctions in between. Nevertheless, all the elixir flankers from Dior, JPG etc. are polarizing. Be it because of their strong character or simply because they often no longer have much in common with the original fragrance.

I feel the latter with Bottled Elixir. Not only the complete absence of apple (or other fruity notes), but I also don't recognize any other relationship to the OG Bottled. But it doesn't matter, on the contrary, I didn't want to buy Bottled anymore :D

Enough rumpalavert, to the fragrance itself: the first impression on the test strip was horrible! Kind of medicinal, like something to rub on, aggressive and unpleasant, ooh, get rid of it. At the same time, Le Mâle Elixir on another test paper, which was much more pleasant. But then, simply by sniffing the Boss strip again for comparison, the fragrance had changed. Into a warm, spicy smoky aroma with soft wood, which at best could be described as cuddly. The subsequent test on the skin confirmed this development, except that it did not have this alcoholic-medical opening on the skin. So the Mâle Elixir lost out that day and the Bottled bottle went into my bag at a really okay sale price.

Meanwhile, I find it exciting that the fragrance develops into a creamy vanilla as it progresses. Wherever that comes from, because there is no vanilla in it. Maybe I'm misclassifying the persistent patchouli note in combination with the cardamom in my brain ;)

In any case, I find Bottled Elixir to be a powerful, dark and masculine fragrance with a soft character that becomes more accessible as it progresses. Perfect for the cooler fall, definitely suitable in winter, certainly wearable well into the still cool spring. The fragrance is easily perceptible on my skin for at least 8 hours, whereby I perceive the projection and sillage as good, but not intrusive. For an elixir even rather moderate. Therefore, in my opinion, also suitable as a fragrance in the workplace.

So if you are looking for a fragrance with the right character and don't mind the name or don't expect it to have anything to do with you and are also lucky enough to be able to pay a reasonable price, this is a really successful creation. However, it is not a blind purchase! But if you blindly recognize from the scent that it is the elixir to Bottled, I'll give you an apple :)
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DSportello

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Lucky charm for the man who dares to appear as a character
My first review as a newbie here. I hope the review helps someone.
Well:
I often couldn't get into Hugo Boss fragrances and never bought a bottle before. I assume that this is because, in my mind, many German men simply reach for Boss fragrances because this brand is also a house brand for the average fashion-conscious man in this country. After rediscovering my passion for fragrances within a short space of time, researching endlessly, registering here and buying several bottles of new fragrances, I also bought the 100 ml version of #Boss Bottled Elixir. And, it was right!
I'll try to use humble beginner's terms to describe what this fragrance does: when I first sprayed the good stuff on the test strip at the retailer, after watching some online videos in which # Boss Bottled Elixir gets consistently good reviews, I could detect such a cold cola scent, like opening an iced can of cola and spraying it upwards with a little cola mist due to the carbonation. I was irritated. A few minutes later, however, the scent on the test strip changed, so I decided not to pull it off without testing it on my skin. Fortunately. Because even the first time I sprayed it on my skin, I quite liked it. Nothing of cola, but a lot of smoke, something sweet very deep behind it that announces itself, but it's a tart sweetness, to use a synesthesia. I had to put my coat back on and drove home. Once home, I sat down at the computer and worked, but I kept getting distracted by this incredibly appealing warm scent on my forearm, a pulsating, emanating dusty mixture of something that made me say to myself, "I want to smell like that!" # Boss Bottled Elixir is glorious. The only thing holding me back from buying a bottle was that I already own #Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Elixir and #Tom Ford Noir Extreme in my very newly started collection, which always makes me happy in a modestly childish way in this professionally stressful pre-Christmas period, and that these two other gorgeous fragrances are also - for all their dissimilarity - brown and sweet fragrances, that #Boss Bottled Elixir at least has sweet elements shining through in between. But really quite subtle and restrained. So I sprayed on all three fragrances and spent the next few hours looking like someone who didn't quite have their fine motor skills under control. Three wonderful fragrances on different parts of my arms wanted to be constantly sniffed. And lo and behold, the test was passed. The fragrances are too different. # Le Male Elixir is sweet throughout, although tart at the same time. # Noir Extreme is very unique and, in contrast to the other two bangers, initially seems restrained, but was also the fragrance that changes spectacularly in between, so that it can still be smelled on the arm after 24 hours and a morning shower. So I bought # Boss Bottled Elixir as a bottle and at this moment, as I type this my first review, I am enjoying this fragrance as a warming, fireplace or long-distance vacation-scented treasure on my forearm and can hardly wait for tomorrow's workday to dress well and elixir with pleasure like a boss.
Two final aspects:
Firstly, my girlfriend, who seems to have a tendency to whisper "Yes, it's okay" or "Hmmm, it's not bad" when she hears a wonderful fragrance due to my rapidly growing arsenal of olfactory miracle cures, so that I probably won't buy any more bottles for the time being so that we can continue to live well, eat regularly and heat our homes, gives this fragrance her unequivocal approval. So I have another fan of #Boss Bottled Elixir at home and we now want to find more disciples. This review may help.
On the other hand: The cap of this bottle is so subterranean that, on the one hand, I cradle the thing in my hand in disbelief and wonder if I pulled the bottle out of the gumball machine. I'm also wondering whether I should start some kind of crowdfunding to make better caps and make happy owners of the #BossBottled Elixir all over the world happy with a better cap without restrictions. Since I don't know how crowdfunding works, I'd rather privately fret over this cap while trying not to crush it in my delicate man hand and awkwardly plug it onto the bottle, well what actually.
So Hugo Boss: fantastic fragrance, fantastic color design of the bottle, a bottle that is a little too light on the hand and a cap that doesn't deserve the name.
Overall, an unreserved recommendation to buy! It would be desirable for the price to remain reasonably stable so that not every second man in Germany reaches for this bottle at discount prices and smells fantastic.
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Elsaaa

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Better grand soir, also for ladies!!!
Probably a bold title, but the resemblance is striking. Bottled opens more masculine, darker, somewhat resinous, the fragrance reminds me of the scent of fir trees. After the drydown, the fragrance turns warm and spicy, the cardamom comes out well, with a subtle sweetness in the background. It is precisely this part that reminds me of Grand soir. This one, however, remains light after the drydown. Can't describe it any other way... but the depth of this unisex (!!) fragrance makes it better than Mfk's work. The fragrance opens masculine, you have to "get through" the 15 minutes if you wear it as a woman (although I think the opening is great), but then the fragrance is really unisex. Credits go to angelina Patchouli, who discovered the fragrance as a mfk "sibling". Thank you !!!
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HugoMontezHugoMontez 9 months ago
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Nice patchouli scent. Really well blended by Ménardo. Classic but still modern. It has a smoky-woody-green facet from Cistus and incense.
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Topfpflanze3Topfpflanze3 9 months ago
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Little Boss Bottled DNA, however, is a brave and creative designer. Dark, slightly smoky and mysterious. An Elixier to my taste
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Oldish2002Oldish2002 9 months ago
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Elixirs marathon. Elixir left and right but no talk about this one. Woody, spicy, dark, masculine and very long lasting. A nice surprise !
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 8 months ago
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Woody, smoky, resinous and very sweet. It smells quite cheap, synthetic and a bit cloying. Also patchouly and spiced with cardamom.
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SpacebaseSpacebase 9 months ago
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Like incense notes? This is simply a must! Out of all the recent Elixir drops, this might be my favorite. It's a spicy, winterized dream.
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