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Elements Aqua (1996)
by Hugo Boss


Elements Aqua information

Year of Launch1996
Average Rating
(based on 109 votes)

People and companies

HouseHugo Boss
Parent Company at launchProcter & Gamble > Eurocos

About Elements Aqua

Kind of an oriental-fougere mix. Very fresh, Very warm. Very smooooooth! The bottle has a bubbled effect. Only recently launched nationwide in the UK

Elements Aqua fragrance notes

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Reviews of Elements Aqua

Creamy, dreamy, warm....these come to mind when I wear Elements Aqua. It has a nice amber quality to it, nicely working with the sandalwood to result in a pleasant scent I can always turn to (perhaps all year round). Love the lavender opening as well! And the fragrance last a long time on me, keeping me company throughout the day in a good way. Just holding the bottle instills confidence, LOL. ;^> Probably not for everyone, so if you can get a sample spritz from your local fragrance kiosk, I'd highly recommend it.
30th November, 2016
Forgive me for the plenty of olfactive random quotations but this is the risk when you deal with a super "average" sporty creation. In the same vein as scents a la Jean Paul Gaultier Le Beau Male, Pierre Cardin Pour Homme, Lolita Lempicka Au Masculine but also partially Laura Biagiotti Blu di Roma Uomo/Essenza di Roma Uomo, D&G Light Blue, Arabian Oud Gentleman Secret and Prada Luna Rossa this freshly-aromatic-marine accord unfolds an its own particular temperament (provided by a notable ylang-ylang imo) making it to carve its space out further the one mastered by the overmentioned juices (unfortunately it does not prevent it to be another soapy-marine boring little perfume in the ocean of designer mediocrity). I'm surprised to not see the cardamom among the listed notes since this is the feel I pick up immediately on the side of saltiness, pineapple, aromatic-musky lavender, a touch of green crispiness and soapy vanilla. Nothing to share of course with the far superior Boss Elements, probably one of the few "Boss" succeeding attempts together with Boss Bottled (first version), Number One and few others. This is basically an average synth "eau de toilette vitalisante", a new age freshly-salty aromatic fougere rich of aromatic green patterns, exotic fruit (pineapple surely notable), ylang-ylang, coumarine, fluidy spiciness (gingery cardamom I suppose) and final soapy-vanillic-leathery soapiness (kind of bath foam o shower gel). A sort of suedish-orangy and ylang-ylang veined vibe masters the dry down. This is a sporty fragrance for people loving scents a la Chopard Heaven for men or Joop Nightflight (a far, far more appreciable drier olfactory attempt). Along the down the general effect slightly improves under my nose since vanilla is well calibrated and I detect a sharper burnt-licoricey-woody spark which I finally find more virile and elegant (a sun ray cutting the general boredom). A mediocre "after shower" due to prolong (exclusively at home on the coach) the effect of the after-work evening shower.
16th May, 2016 (last edited: 17th May, 2016)
Boss Elements Aqua is a surprisingly nice scent, really modern for its era and really quality for being a Boss. It opens with a remarkably balanced and intriguing blend of watery-green notes perfectly interacting with sweet notes of sandalwood and vanilla, something balmy-piney (a bit like fir balsam, just less sticky and more minty), a subtle old-school bone accord of lavender and vetiver connecting Aqua to many crisp and fresh fougères, and something smelling leathery or more decidedly “woody (probably patchouli, dark pepper and woods give me that feeling). I also get cedar and something fruity. It may sound as a screechy scent, it’s not at all: it’s really enjoyable, fresh, mannered and sweet in a classy, “virile” way, played on sandalwood and green-woody notes rather than plain fruity or “sea” aromachemicals. It has something conveying the idea of “water”, and I appreciate it is a result of a clever combination of notes. I mean – you get the notes, and they’re juxtaposed in a way they *also* end in up in creating some “watery” feel. Which is brilliant for me, and I guess it is how perfumes are supposed to be composed. As regards of the fruitiness, it’s Chanel Egoiste’s kind of fruity-woody sweetness, to give you an idea – nothing juvenile or sickening. And in fact I think Aqua shares quite something with Egoiste anyway, as it seems clearly based on sandalwood as “central” note – some real, nice, smooth sandalwood, perfectly connecting with other notes enhancing its facets. Finally what strikes me the most is the final result: Aqua smells quite rich, refined, complex and natural, at the opposite of many other Boss fragrances which to me always smelled a bit cheap and tacky. A bit linear, but really well made with really nice materials for me. Nothing to go mad for, but a nice gem among their range.

10th June, 2015
A sweet pleasant scent. Long lasting with good sillage. I can smell: vanilla, spearmint, spices and tea. I think it's one of the best Boss scents for men. BIG thumbs up!!
19th October, 2012
Its Extremely sweet, almost too sweet. But for summer its so smooth and tasty. great for summer, wear with confidence
14th May, 2012
What a nice surprise!!!!!! This scent took me for a tizzy..... I am not super crazy about the over smell of the scent but it definitely will get you compliments. I gave this a full wearing at work. When I got to the office and sat down at my desk I was starting to doubt this fragrance after reading the reviews on here and was thinking about taking back to the store. A few minutes later a female Co-worker walks in and she says who has on cologne? It smells really niiiiccceee. She walked over to me smelled my neck and says yep it's you and asked me what it was and I gladly told her. A few hours later I went to another office located at another branch and as I walked passed another female gave me almost the same exact compliment. So everyone is spot on that this is a office scent and it will get you compliments. I was truly amazed because i was getting ready to take it back and decided not to because of the compliments I am getting. I don't mind wearing a fragrance that is not my favorite but gets compliments. I have worn fragrances that I love and have never gotten a compliment on it. At this price and the compliments you receive Def give this a try. I am so glad I did.

Also, I forgot to mention the projection and longevity is SUPERB.... believe it or not I got a full 8 hours out of this beast.
10th March, 2012

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