You know what? They smell alike!
Yesterday I went to LIDL and blindly bought my X-Bolt bottle, given that I never tested Boss Bottled, and I was curious to know what the smell was. As I left the shop, I sprayed it over my hand. I immediately fell in love with it. I allowed it some time to melt with my skin, and notes of crisp green apple, spicy cinnamon, and sweet vanilla started flooding my nose.
Well, this evening, I entered Sephora shop and tested Boss Bottled. Surprise, surprise! They smell alike! Not yet convinced about that, once I reached home, I sprayed X-Bolt on the other hand, and I could not find a difference between the two. Trust me, X-Bolt is as good as Boss Bottled, and I just spent 3.99 euro rather than 49 euro.
My last take on this. The scent is meant for daytime wear. Overall, the fragrance is clean and sweet from top to bottom. I detected faint traces of vanilla after the quick burst of apple began to settle down, blended with spicy cinnamon—a kind of like American apple pie!
Incredibly light, the X-Bolt is great for an office environment because the scent is pretty subtle. So subtle a gentleman might forget he is wearing it. The longevity is moderate, possible lasting a conventional workday but not much more extended after that. The sillage stays around your arms. To me, this is wearable during the cool and cold season, and autumn seems to be a perfect time.