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Reviews of Hugo Red by Hugo Boss

Total Reviews: 9
Nice flanker from Hugo Boss. Hugo Red may not be altogether revolutionary in its overall character, but I do like the mysterious, subtle nature of it.

Hugo Red definitely starts out with citrus that mellows out not too long into the interesting rhubarb heart note. Pineapple didn't really stick out, but the grapefruit is pretty evident from spray-on. Cedar is barely discernible, holding the foundation down to this warmer weather, informal occasion cologne.

I don't sense the dna of the original Hugo in this one; Hugo Red seems to stand out more on its own merits as a refreshing retake in its own direction.
07th May, 2017
Everyone is being so harsh about this one, but it's actually a really special and good summer scent. Bottle has a really cool design too. It's a fresh yet an iron sharp scent.

Longevity is around 5/6 hours and then it becomes a skin scent. Sillage is okay. It's what I think a sophisticated man would like the sillage to be.

It's not like anything I've smelled before, yet it gives off this vibe of security. The rhubarb and pineapple really give it an original go.

If you can find it for a good price, it might be worth to consider buying.
02nd June, 2016
Safe scent to offer as a birthday gift if you don't have any clue. Not bad but nothing extraordinary like most of Boss frangrances.

Soapy, linear, quite pleasant and masculine scent. Maybe the best male Boss fragrance.

15th August, 2015
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rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
A slightly spicy citrus opening is followed by a pinapple-rhubarb drydown and is synthetic all right, but tolerably so. The base is based upon a somewhat uninspiring vanilla note. On my skin I get fairly soft sillage, adequate projection and five hours of longevity. Quite pleasant at times, especially inititially. 2.5/5
15th June, 2015

Hugo Red: as Hugo Boss fragrances go, it’s pretty good. It has a citrus / green opening with pepper for aromatic support. Nothing new here – quite typical of dozens of other fragrances. The grapefruit / pepper combination makes it seem somewhat ozonic.. The opening lasts for about 15 – 20 minutes and then moves on to the fruity middle where the combination of pineapple, rhubarb, and cedar sort of mirror the opening notes at a lesser extent and a softer vibration. The base is a generic tonka and amber – mercifully not outrageously sweet.

Pretty good scent. The synthetics don’t bother and the accords are pleasant, which, in my humble opinion, is quite an accomplishment for a Boss fragrance. Average sillage and good longevity.

10th March, 2015
Hugo Boss Red is a completely inoffensive citric-ozonic cologne with a light synthetic woody base, also featuring lavender, eugenol (cloves), perhaps a hint of melonal providing a generic fruity note, and not much else. Shortly a fresh woody-sporty scent with just the right amount of "urban", office-safe mediocre elegance. Dull but not unpleasant, given the price and the pretenses I can't really blame it for being plain and uncreative, so in its own way, it works fine. Nothing more than a decent birthday gift for your "Adidas-deodorant-aficionado" brother or boyfriend (or dad, or uncle, or whoever you want: you got the point...).

13th October, 2014
Tired old stuff in new sexy bottle.

There's comfort in familiarity. There's also the excitement in acquiring something new. The marketing folks at Hugo boss play it smart and combine the two. Dig up some runner up samples from previous focus groups, bottle it in a new attractive bottle and slap on a trendy name. Blue has had its moment in the spotlight. Black is getting long in the tooth. Hey, how about 'red'?

No galbanum. No pineapple. Just a vaguely fruity top over cheap woody amber. Same old juice. Brand new bottle. Watch the suckers take the bait. Ka-chinngg!!

Pros: Nice red bottle if you're into that sort of thing.
Cons: Same old crap. "

27th September, 2013
vawallpa Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Quite a fruity scent. Pink pepper and pineapple are prominent to my nose. Not particularly great longevity, about 3-4 hours, and projection isn't amazing as it stays quite close to the skin, that being said although this one isn't a groundbreaking scent it is pleasant enough for everyday use.
18th March, 2013
Red is just a name and the bottle, the scent itself is as transparent as water, not just literally but in a sense of how it smells. Why am I rating it neutral then? Well the concept is not all that bad, it's the implementation and performance where it all gets downhills. Original Hugo by Hugo in all of it's syntheticity still has it charms and is generally accepted by the public, albeit not even close to be the legend. Hugo's flankers "just different" and "red" - forget about them.
15th March, 2013