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Hugo Boss wonderful fragrances for men and women, a brief history.

  • By: Nidara perfumes
  • Date: November 28, 2021
  • Time to read: 5 min.

Hugo Ferdinand Boss (1885–1948)

Hugo Ferdinand Boss

Hugo Ferdinand Boss (1885–1948) was a German clothing industrialist and a member of the Nazi Party. After World War II, Boss was convicted of “employing forced labourers” and “spying for the German government”, and was sentenced to four years in prison and fined 33,000 DM. He was released on bail pending an appeal and died before the proceedings were concluded.

Hugo Ferdinand Boss (1885–1948) was a German clothing industrialist and a member of the Nazi Party. After World War II, Boss was convicted of “employing forced labourers” and “spying for the German government”, and was sentenced to four years in prison and fined 33,000 DM. He was released on bail pending an appeal and died before the proceedings were concluded.

Hugo Ferdinand Boss joined the Nazi Party on 1 April 1933, became a member of the SS five years later and of the Nazi Labour Front (Deutsche Arbeitsfront) in 1936. In December 1936, he became a government supplier, and in 1938 he received the German National Prize (“Deutsche Staatspreis”) for his company’s production of uniforms to the German Armed Forces.

In 1941 Hugo Boss joined the Luftwaffe as a “Wehrwirtschaftsführer”, a title awarded to suppliers to the German armed forces. On 8 May 1945, as Allied troops neared his hometown of Metzingen, Hugo Boss ordered all documents to be burned. This order was not fully carried out, resulting in some archive material being spared from destruction. In 1948 he was sentenced to two years’ probation for his use of forced labour during WWII.


Boss used slave labour during World War II. According to German historian Henning Kober, who worked as head of research for Germany’s Central Committee for Investigation of Nazi Crimes.

Hugo Boss employed 15,000 forced labourers in eight factories across Germany, 3,800 of whom died at their posts. The use of prisoners in Germany as forced labourers during World War II was not exceptional within the German wartime economy.

It is reported that he also used Russian civilians and French POWs as labour during the post-war reconstruction period.

Hugo Boss has been accused of using 300 forced labourers at its plant in Metzingen during the Second World War.

Hugo Boss AG

Hugo Boss AG

Hugo Boss AG is a German clothing company. The company was founded in 1924 by Hugo Boss and originally produced belts, shirts, and neck ties.

Today, the company sells clothing for men, women, and children; leather goods; shoes; and perfumes.

Hugo Boss is known for its luxury ready-to-wear clothing, casual wear, business wear, suits, and accessories. Hugo Boss has more than 500 shops worldwide. Its products are sold through its own stores and over 600 multi-brand stores.

Hugo Boss has received numerous awards for its advertising campaigns. In 2013 it was awarded the prize “Most Preferred Global Clothing Brand” at the Globe Summit in Brazil.


The company sponsored FC Bayern Munich from 2005 to 2016.

With plans by McLaren boss Ron Dennis to take the brand global, the 1980s saw further expansion of the company. In 1984, the company began a sponsorship deal with the Ford Motor Company to supply suits to its Formula One drivers including Niki Lauda and Alain Prost, although this was ended in 1987. The following year, McLaren began a long-term sponsorship deal with the West Indies cricket team.

The brand entered the world of football in 1986, sponsoring German team FC Bayern Munich. Four years later, they became sponsors of English team Manchester United, where they remained until 2001 when Reebok took over their contract after 10 years with the brand. This was followed by a deal between the company and English rugby team Gloucester Rugby, which lasted until 2008. The brand also sponsored Canadian ice hockey side Edmonton Oilers between 1989 and 1992.

Manchester United
Gloucester rugby


In 1989, the company expanded into the fashion business for men and women with its line of Boss branded clothing.

The following year, it launched its first licensed sunglasses range. The company’s association with motorsport continued in 1990 with an official partnership with US racing series NASCAR through its Team SABCO racing team. This was followed by an 11-year sponsorship deal in 1993 with French football champions Paris Saint-G

First Perfume Brand

The company launched their first product in 1981 – Boss Number One, a perfume for men. The bottle was made of black glass and shaped like a cube, with the name written in bold letters at the top.

Hugo is a perfume company that was established in 1985. Since then, they have become synonymous with style and class, and their perfumes can be found on the tables of even the most prestigious hotels around the world. Their first perfume was launched by legendary designer Hugo Boss, and it is still their best-selling fragrance today.

Boss is a popular European perfume brand. It is owned by a company called Hugo Boss AG based in Germany. Hugo Boss designs menswear and womenswear with its own label as well as for famous brands such as Belstaff, Davidoff, Gant and Jimmy Choo. Boss provides clothing to stores, celebrities and even Hollywood.

The modern perfumes of the Hugo Boss brand were launched in 1987. The company offers a wide range of products, colognes, eau de toilettes, aftershaves and body lotions.

The Hugo Boss perfumes for men are most popular among the younger generation of customers, who like their original and energetic character.

Boss Bottled

Boss Bottled is one of the best and most famous products of the brand. This fragrance is a vivid combination of aromatic spices and fruity chords on a warm and softwood base. It was created by Ann Gottlieb and Pierre Bourdon in 1998. The composition includes notes of mandarin, nutmeg, lavender, water lily and nutmeg as well as berries and sandalwood as the base.

Boss Orange

This is a spicy-aromatic fragrance that has an invigorating freshness. The composition opens with an initial blend of bergamot and orange notes. The heart includes rosemary leaves, lavender, jasmine petals, coriander seeds and cinnamon sticks to create a harmonious accord. The base is composed of musk, tonka bean, sandalwood and cedar to provide rich texture to it.

Boss Bottled Night

This fragrance is recommended for confident men who are looking to create their own style. It has a soft, warm, spicy aroma. The top notes are ginger, nutmeg, lime, bergamot and lemon. The middle notes are geranium, cinnamon, jasmine and lavender. The base notes are tonka bean, amber, cedar wood and patchouli. Boss Bottled Night was launched in 2002.

Boss Bottled Sport

A fresh masculine scent with the energy of the ocean holds the fascination of boldness and vigour combined with sensuality and seduction. The top notes include grapefruit and mint leaves. The heart boasts violet leaves while the base combines woody accords with musk. Launched in 1998, it comes in both Eau de Toilette Spray (50ml) and Eau de Toilette Spray (100ml).

Hugo Elements

Hugo is a refreshing and stimulating perfume for men. It’s clean and modern, with aquatic and citrus notes. The fragrance is ideal for the man who perfectly manages the dynamic everyday life. Energizing and relaxing at the same time, it is one of the most assertive and masculine fragrances from Hugo Boss collection.

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There are many other fragrances that Hugo Boss offers to its customers like: Boss Orange (1999), Hugo (2000), Boss In Motion Green (2001), Boss Elements (2002), Boss Soul (2005) and Hugo Red (2007).

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