Well, well, this would be my first perfume review! What can be a better time then to review these products when Christmas is nearing. I know tons of you are looking for the perfect Christmas gift, why not a bottle of perfume? Nothing is more special then giving that special someone a wonderful scent in a bottle!
Christmas to me is a wonderful time where friends and family gather around the Christmas tree exchanging gifts. Though I know not everyone holds that tradition, heck my own family don't really celebrate Christmas, but i'm sure people still exchange gifts (:
I know that Christmas shopping can be really enjoyable but also rather stressful at the same time. What to get for who? What if he or she doesn’t like it? *scratches head* It could be a really tough time deciding what's the perfect scent for someone.
Well to help you narrow down the field a lil', surveys have shown that many think fragrances are the most thoughtful gift. But how do you pick ‘The One’ out of the hundreds and thousands of fragrances available in stores?
Well our friends at P&G Prestige have compiled some useful tips (below) to help you and make your Christmas shopping something enjoyable!
Life’s Little Luxuries
Spritzing on a fragrance and inhaling a scent which you love can be a real sensorial treat. Up the ante and make the entire experience even more luxurious by including complimentary scented toiletries such as a matching fragranced bath gel and body lotion to complete the gift. You’re giving more than just a scent – a fragrance gift set becomes an indulgent, pampering experience that the person can enjoy over and over again! Plus, it just gives the whole present a little more oomph!
After smelling too many different fragrances in the beauty hall, and it gets difficult to tell the difference between each fragrance, sniff the unperfumed skin on your arm or better still, if coffee seeds are provided (they're usually hidden so ask the assistant for them) sniff them. This helps to recalibrate your nose, and is a technique used by perfumers themselves. Try avoid wearing fragrance if you know that you will be going perfume shopping as well since that will affect your sense of smell.
"Smells like a holiday"
Since every day can’t be a holiday (well, for most of us), the ability to relive the holiday mood in our cubicles at work is priceless - remembering these special times can turn around even the worst of days.
Travelling someplace is a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives. Months after returning, we can still remember the beautiful memories of the adventures we enjoyed, pampering we treated ourselves to and indulgent meals we ate. Bring these memories back to life with scent. Your sense of smell is the only sense that is directly linked to your emotions because olfactory (sense of smell) experiences are stored in our subconscious mind. By using a new fragrance when you are away on holiday, all the happy memories and good emotions that you have during your holiday will be linked to this new smell in your subconscious. So this fragrance will give you a feel-good effect each time you catch a whiff of it as it brings back that same holiday spirit. We’ve got recommendations for every dream destination below.
Pina coladas, snoozing on a soft sandy beach, eating fresh seafood with a side of sea breeze...there can be nothing more relaxing than a beach holiday. Whether you’re in a hut or a fancy villa, there’s that same relaxed vibe. Using an aquatic fragrance during such a holiday will tie up all the fun times in your subconscious to this scent. Each time you catch a whiff of this oceanic scent, it will transport you to those carefree moments spent in the sun and sea. The aquatic or marine family of scents have an ingredient called Calone, which is what gives them the smell of the ocean.
Exotic holiday to the tropical paradise that is South East Asia sounds like your idea of a dream holiday? Used in the top notes of fragrances since the 1990s, tropical fruit notes lend an exotic touch since they remind the wearer of the tropical paradise where they are commonly found. Notes of coconut, lychee, watermelon and mango are popular additions in fragrances; they smell delicious and add a playful dimension.
Being surrounded by the beauty of dense green forests in the mountains appeals to those who wish to leave city life behind for open space and serenity. As you breathe in the crisp, clean air, you’ll notice the smell of wood and greens. Wood notes are important in the base notes of both masculine and feminine perfumes. They linger on your skin for up to eight hours after application, adding depth and soul, and helping the scent last longer.
Two wood notes used extensively in perfumery are sandalwood and cedarwood. Sandalwood has a milky, warm and incense character, which makes a scent warmer. The green, earthy, woody cedarwood is added to give a drier effect. The green and mossy scent of forests comes from the mosses which grow on trees. Oak moss (mosses which grow on oak trees in the forest) is predominantly used in male fragrances. Used long after you have returned home from your log cabin in the mountains, these woody, mossy scents when will remind you of your back-to-nature experience.
Recapturing the Good Times
Scents can evoke the feelings of happiness and true relaxation on your holiday and transport you back to a faraway place. Wear the fragrance when you need to recall the good times you had, maybe on a bad day, when you’re feeling stressed or simply need a slight mood boost. You'll be surprise how much this helps! Even if you didn’t wear a new fragrance on your last holiday, pick up a new scent as a treat. Nothing is better than pampering yourself. Choose one which reminds you of your favourite holiday – whether it’s a beachside frolic, tropical sojourn or mountain retreat. Notes in the perfume may remind you of the things you’d caught a whiff of on previous holidays and stored away in your subconscious.
Two new fragrances by Hugo Boss, one for women and one for men.
BOSS Nuit Pour Femme – The Fragrance
“BOSS Nuit Pour Femme was designed as the perfect complement to the BOSS Black woman’s night, adding the essential finishing touch before she steps out of the door. The top, heart and base notes of the fragrance capture the anticipation of the night ahead. The perfumer accomplished this by using sensual florals such as violet and jasmine to create a feminine aura, whilst the white peach combined with aldehydes in the top notes add a dazzling facet. The result is a perfectly balanced scent which complements each woman, surrounding her with confidence and femininity as she prepares for the exciting night ahead.” -- Will Andrews, P&G Prestige Fragrance Creation Team.
Top Notes : The top notes express the BOSS woman’s sense of excitement and anticipation as she prepares for her special occasion. The juiciness of the white peach combined with the thrilling radiance of the wet aldehydic accord provides a fresh and sparkling effect.
Heart Accord : Beneath the modern top, the heart accord represents her feminine sophistication, featuring a feminine jasmine and white flowers bouquet, while violet adds a sensual softness.
Base Notes : The base of the fragrance is laced with a seductive edge that grows ever richer as the evening unfolds, mirroring the BOSS woman’s sensuality. In the dry down, vibrant crystal moss echoes the dazzling character of the top while warm woods and creamy sandalwood bring a soft and gentle quality.
“For me, BOSS Nuit pour Femme is a very sensual, feminine perfume. It’s the perfect night time perfume because it’s very alluring but very elegant at the same time.” -- Gwyneth Paltrow
The bottle is so sleek and exudes simplicity, it's perfect for the modern women!
Fits in easily in medium sized handbags, won't be a bother to bring this bottle around, especially when you're on the go from one meeting to the other or hopping from event to event.
Don't you want to be like Gwyneth?
I know I do!
BOSS BOTTLED. NIGHT. The Fragrance
Just as BOSS BOTTLED primes the BOSS man to achieve his goals by day, the BOSS BOTTLED. NIGHT. scent has been designed to infuse him with the confidence that will make him feel irresistible at night. BOSS BOTTLED – soft, smooth and sophisticated in character – is often described as having the effect of subtly extending the wearer’s confident and assertive persona. BOSS BOTTLED. NIGHT. has a more purposeful, edgier, masculine character, that imbues the wearer with a personal magnetism that attracts others.
BOSS BOTTLED set an innovative, new olfactory direction when it was launched in 1998. Its soft, vanilla based scent was exceptional at the time. BOSS BOTTLED. NIGHT. is equally audacious, pushing the boundaries with the sheer masculinity of its olfactory character. Central to this is the combination of energetic, green, aromatic notes, driven by Birch Leaf and Cardamom, in the top and heart of the fragrance, blended with rich woods and powerful musky notes in the base.
Woods are key to the BOSS BOTTLED fragrance character. BOSS BOTTLED. NIGHT. introduces a scent replica of a rich and exotic new wood, louro amarelo. When combined with musky notes and artfully blended with the more volatile heart and top notes, the louro amarelo wood underpins a creation which is unmistakably masculine and inexorably captivating.
This fragrance is bottled in a very classy yet manly bottle that is simple and sleek for the everyday man. Easy to bring around and travel with too, knowing how men like to travel light.
Doesn't Ryan Renolds looks mighty suave in the video?
I'm sure there's tons of guys dying to be in his shoes :p
Well, you can get Boss Nuit and Boss Bottled at major department stores around Malaysia.
Well, you can get Boss Nuit and Boss Bottled at major department stores around Malaysia.
Recommended Retail Price for the Hugo Boss Classic Couple Fragrances :
Boss Bottled. Night EDT 50ml – RM213.00
Boss Nuit EDP 50ml – RM255.00
I am very much in love with both fragrances as they really compliment each other. This perfume works really well together because even though I am wearing it, and the receiver of the Boss Bottled Night (hehe, guess who?) is also wearing it, it just smells really good together, so no worrying about our scent clashing and over empowering one another! :D
On its' own it is mighty well fine as both fragrances exudes class, style and also the modern world we live in. People on the go but still knows how to have a little fun. This mysterious scent that will linger on and probably make heads turn as well! So go on and get your very own bottle today.
Till then, x.
*Info courtesy of P&G Prestige