Launched in 2005 with nose Alberto Morillas, Baldessarini del Mar by Hugo Boss is a classy spicy and sweet wood fragrance. It’s a men’s cologne in a long line of pleasant and well-balanced if not particularly ground-breaking aquatic scents.
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How It Smells
Baldessarini del Mar cologne is fresh and clean scent with a balance of citrus and marine notes. Top notes include a citrus combination of mandarin and bergamot while black pepper adds spice.
The middle notes are warm and sensual with cinnamon, cedar, and cardamom. At the base is amber, patchouli, and vetiver creating a classic men’s fragrance trio.
Who Should Wear It
From the brand’s own marketing campaign, Baldessarini “Separates the men from the boys.” This brand is aimed at a mature audience.
That said, it’s not a heavy classic fragrance that you need to be pushing 50 to feel comfortable wearing. It’s more of an elegant, grown-up fragrance that’s neither youthful or playful.
How & Where to Wear It
Like most aquatics, Baldessarini del Mar cologne is best worn in the spring or summer. It’s a likable, versatile and classy fragrance that could be worn during the day casually or for work. It’s got moderate sillage and longevity is 3-4 hours.