Boss and Lacoste fragrances review

Last week, I was sent fragrances to review. Seeing as BOSS Bottled and Lacoste LIVE! are men’s fragrances, I asked my boyfriend Phil what he thought of them – he got to keep them too, the spoilt thing!

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Christmas has come early!

BOSS Bottled Collector’s Edition, 50ml

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A masculine scent that’s great for all occasions

Hugo Boss celebrates this Christmas with the launch of BOSS Bottled Collector’s Edition. It is inspired by Hugo Boss fashion which has always been synonymous with classic and timeless style. The new Collector’s Edition contains the fragrance in a gun metal grey bottle, which looks timeless and sleek. It would look great in any bedroom or bathroom. “I really like the bottle. It’s simple but smart and classic-looking,” says Phil. The immediate fragrance experience is fruity and fresh, but soon develops into a warm, woody and sensual release. It combines fruity citrus top notes of plum, lemon and apple, with spicy notes of cinnamon and clove at the heart, and warming woody base notes of sandalwood and cedarwood. The refining component of vanilla embraces the notes and adds sophistication. Phil adds,  “A fuss-free, masculine fragrance that’s equally as nice for everyday wear and special occasions.” A collectable and coveted gift that the modern man will love. Lacoste L!VE! 100ml

A picture of Lacoste LIVE fragrance for men
An energetic scent that’s edgy and unique

Lacoste L!VE is all about invoking the playful, innovative spirit of the man behind the crocodile, René Lacoste. Never taking itself too seriously, Lacoste L!VE dares to strike an irreverent tone. The bold and clean aesthetic of Lacoste L!VE, with the modern white cube bottle and strong primary colours, has been designed specifically to inspire individuality and creativity. “The bottle is unique and edgy, it really stands out on my shelf,” comments Phil. And the fragrance? It opens with the intense energy and freshness of lime. The green notes of birch tree and green leaves at the heart of the fragrance accentuate the lime and, when blended with aquatic notes, give the L!VE scent a feeling of vibrancy. Finally, the smoky warmth of guaiac wood, sharp Liquorice, and orris in the base notes of the fragrance envelop with an unexpected elegance. Phil says, “An addictive scent that’s both fresh and warm at the same time. A new favourite.” Lacoste L!VE is energetic and creative with a cool edge. A distinctive and authentic fragrance.

Eau de Lacoste Pour Femme, 50ml

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A clean, chic and simple offering from Lacoste

Eau de Lacoste Pour Femme captures the sensuality of delicate flowers and evokes the feeling of pure white cotton on skin. The bottle is a basic ball shape with a cotton thread around its neck, which further alludes to the simplicity and freshness of pure cotton. I understand that the bottle reflects the simplicity of the perfume but personally, I like bottles which look pretty on my dressing table as well as having a nice scent. The bottle looks more than a skincare product than a fragrance. However, the fragrance itself makes up for the basic bottle. It opens with fresh citrus top notes of juicy white pineapple and sparkling mandarin, woven with a pure floral heart and sensual sandalwood and vanilla at the base. A floral, fruity and elegant scent that is perfect for everyday wear. Eau de Lacoste Pour Femme is a charming, light and fresh scent that exudes authenticity and confidence. Simple, relaxed and chic, it is a universal fragrance for women.

A picture of Hugo Boss and Lacoste fragrances
Fabulous fragrances for the lady or gent in your life!


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