29 Apr 2015
My perfume of choice is typically a warm, musky vanilla scent. HUGO Woman is quite the opposite, and is described as “a fruity, floral fragrance with an unconventional, boyish twist, combining an unexpected contrast of tones and sensations, fusing traditionally feminine and unexpected masculine notes to redefine the convention of female fragrances.” However, the warm base notes of this fragrance really compliment the floral, fruity top notes, making a very unique scent. It is this combination that I am really enjoying, especially for Spring when warmer scents can be a bit heavy.
As explained in my last post, the notes of a fragrance make its scent. The top notes in HUGO Woman are Boysenberry, Italian Mandarin and Grass – hence the fruity floral scent. This is what gives it its initial fresh scent. The middle notes are Jasmine, Black Tea, Plum and Iris and the base notes are Amber, Sandalwood and Cedar. The packaging is very sleek; I particularly like the red band around the outside and it is nice and slim for when travelling. It has good wear time, lasting the majority of the day, and is my perfume of choice right now.
It's male counterpart, HUGO Man, has been out for a while now and is a great pairing to HUGO Woman. It is a very fresh, clean scent that combines fruits, herbs and aromatic pine, which smells just delightful. It's top notes include Green Apple, Grapefruit and Bergamot, its middle notes are Jasmine, Geranium, Lavender and Patchouli and its base notes are Musk, Fir Balsam and Sandal. This creates a very aromatic scent on application that settles down to a nice musky forest like scent.
Again, the packaging is very sleek, and the lid adds some character. You only need a few spritzes as it is quite strong, but it also has long lasting power. I actually bought this for my dad last year as I liked it so much, and it is an aftershave that would suit all ages.
Hugo Woman EDP* 30ml £34.50 and HUGO Man EDT 40ml* £31.50 are both available at The Fragrance Shop.