The new BOSS ALIVE Eau de Toilette layers notes of mandarin, jasmine and magnolia with a soft woody base.
What do you consider lifeâs simple pleasures?
For us, itâs as simple as hearing our favourite song on the radio. That first sip of coffee in the morning or the colours of a beautiful sunset.
Clearly, they don’t have to be big, on the contrary, delighting in the little wins of each day makes life all the more sweet!
Taking a second to acknowledge them is so important, especially in an increasingly busy and challenging world where nourishing your mental wellness is imperative.
Acquiring a new perfume is no little pleasure, rather a special one to be celebrated, but subsequently encountering its lingering notes on your skin, days, weeks and months afterwards, certainly offers plenty of moments to savour.
Light hearted and chic, the new perfume from Hugo Boss is inspired by this very notion. BOSS ALIVE Eau de Toilette’s light and bright notes are intended to remind us to live life to the fullest and take joy in small moments of connection, positivity, and happiness that lift our spirits.
After spritzing it, we definitely caught ourselves breathing deeply a few times throughout the day to make the most of the pretty, enduring scent.Â
Bright and uplifting
A year after the initial BOSS ALIVE Eau de Parfum landed on counters here, the brand new version extends on its success while lightening up the olfactory approach, putting a spring in its step, so to speak.
Thereâs a real soft gourmand personality when you initially smell it that we would describe as delicious, but instead of veering to sweet itâs more bright fruits, then settles into a familiar feminine powdered note. That’s thanks to a radiant composition that layers citrus fruits with elegant floral elements and soft woods.Â In an interesting approach that plays into the success of this scent, it was co-created by respected female perfumers Marie Salamagne and Honorine Blanc. The two women chose crisp apple top notes joined by zesty mandarin, lemon, and a magnolia accord, providing a fresh and floral boost.Â
However, the true personality of the scent lies in its intensely feminine heart, bringing together Sambac Jasmine, Damascena Rose, and exquisite Michelia Yunnanensis, a type of magnolia, which adds exotic floral tones with a unique creamy and spicy signature. Notes of clary sage and moss join elegant sandalwood and cedar wood at the base for a captivating and enduring strength.
Thanks to their composition, Eau De Toilette perfumes are less concentrated and intense so they make easy everyday options as they aren’t overwhelming and thatâs definitely the case here. Whether you’re in an office, meeting with friends or out and about, it won’t jar with other scents you might encounter.Â
Sleek and chic
For counter-appeal the bottle is stunning in its simplicity.Â
The architectural perfume flacon was designed by German jeweler AmĂ©lie Riech. Previously a fashion stylist, Reich is known for the strong, sleek and minimalist designs of her jewellery brand Uncommon Matters, and she translates that aesthetic beautifully to the BOSS ALIVE perfume bottle.Â Â
It houses a new, lighter pink liquid inside, while the polished metal band encasing the heavy glass shape is a feminine, rose gold hue. The peachy-pink box, also encased with a rose gold band, mirrors the stylish and uplifting but not in-your-face approach of the perfumeâs scent.Â
- BOSS ALIVE Eau de Toilette is in stores now