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HUGO BOSS – BOSS NUIT Pour Femme with Gwyneth Paltrow

7 Mar 2013 (Updated: 20 May 2014)

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Yesterday I went along to a very special fragrance launch from Hugo Boss – Boss Nuit. The face of the fragrance, Gwyneth Paltrow was there (exciting!!) and she is seriously amazing!
HUGO BOSS – BOSS NUIT Pour Femme with Gwyneth Paltrow
I shall get on to Gwyneth and what she had to say shortly, but first a quick low-down on Boss Nuit pour Femme.
In general I find fragrance pretty hard to understand but I really loved the way this perfume was described to us in the context of a close relationship between clothes & fragrance. It can be the essential final step in beauty and dressing ritual and I really identify with this because I feel pretty undressed if I have ever forgotten my perfume!
The base, enlighteningly described as the ‘fit to the skin’ is a clean mossy note, with warm woods, and creamy sandalwood. The rest of fragrance sits on this and projects off of it. It has an affinity for skin and bonds to the rest of the fragrance to it.
The heart is lighter and described as the style and cut of the dress, the way the fabric moves. It is graceful, feminine and elegant – powdery violet with smooth jasmine.
The top notes, which are the vital first impression, is fresh and green with peach leaves and aldehyde. This is the volatile, lightweight part of the fragrance which erupts on the skin, stays for about  20 minutes, then is gone.
When you put it all together it is the equivalent of a little black dress. You wear it, it doesn’t wear you!
HUGO BOSS – BOSS NUIT Pour Femme with Gwyneth Paltrow
It really is a lovely fragrance. I am an instant fan and although it is marketed as an evening fragrance, I think it is definitely one you could wear in the day too as it isn’t over-powering.
Now on to Gwyneth Paltrow. I really liked her – she seemed very ‘real’ and as a working mother, I think she had some incredible advice that really struck a chord with me.
HUGO BOSS – BOSS NUIT Pour Femme wiht Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth told us that she loves fragrance and thinks it is all about putting yourself together as a woman,. “It  completes a mood as well as a look”.
Her taste in perfume has changed as she has got older. When she was 14 she loved sweet fragrances, she then went through a Coco Chanel phase and in general the perfume she likes has become more complex.
The only time she didn’t wear fragrance was when she was pregnant, as even the smell of orange juice at the other end of the room made her feel sick!
Gwyneth says that she saves Boss Nuit for evenings – she sprays on left wrist, rubs both wrists together and then behind her ears. She says she is trying to teach her daughter that less is more!
HUGO BOSS – BOSS NUIT Pour Femme Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth says that exercise is key to her beauty regime, she eats well and has regular facials. She’s not a real product girl, she just uses just moisturiser and admits to being not good at makeup! I asked her what moisturiser she uses, but sadly she couldn’t say. Gosh! I’d pay good money for that information!
A big art of her beauty regime is “knowing how you feel, check in with yourself”. Her advice to women trying to juggle a career and motherhood is “be present in the moment”. She said that things don’t work  for her if you does two things at once and I have to say I really agree with her on that one.
Gwyneth said, if you are rushing around, “know why you are rushing around”. I am going to think about that!
“Know yourself and use your voice and don’t be scared of others’ reactions” – going to practice this one too!
I thought Gwyneth was really great so it’s a thumbs up all round.
Boss Nuit pour Femme is out now with prices starting at £34. A nice idea for Mother’s Day?

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2 thoughts on “HUGO BOSS – BOSS NUIT Pour Femme with Gwyneth Paltrow

  1. I have this fragrance, it’s absolutely gorgeous – as is she, am very jealous you got to meet her – although it’s disappointing she didn’t reveal what moisturizer she uses. It can’t be THAT top secret? Can it?


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