I second Buysblind's review to a T. Only one thing I will add, is this is definitely a bit more synthetic smelling. It has certain aroma-chemicals that are prevalent in today's fragrance creations.
Really what Boss should do is just bottle this as Boss Bottled, get rid of all the damn flankers, and try to rebuild with this one based as their flagship leader. It's strong and powerful, it's modernized, and it's what Boss Bottled was 25 years ago, before the 18 reformulations that turned it into, essentially just water.
Well I would have to say it is a stronger, smoother Boss Bottled for sure. I wouldn't say it is over bearing in anyway. I would say the EDP as a base layer with a couple of sprays of the original over the top would probably make a great combo, if layering is your thing. I get a slight Layton vibe from it but it's not near the same quality. I do like and if you want a stronger version of BossBottled then go for it. Enjoy!
This review is for the EDP (Boss Bottled Intense Eau de Parfum):
This is a really nice flanker and Boss has done a good job with it. Imagine the original but darker, rounder, spicier, and in some way--creamier. The sharpness of the original has been reduced in favor of depth and darkness, though it still possesses that signature apple accord we love. And while it's a darker, richer fragrance it never feels heavy or stifling in any way. Performance is very solid with excellent longevity and good projection. I never judge projection simply by how loud something is. Projection is best when it feels appropriate for the scent. The projection of Boss Bottled Intense Eau de Parfum is about one and a half to two feet while still, which creates a nice little bubble around its subject. People will notice this, but it does not have an intrusive presence unless you overspray.
Good for fall, winter, and spring, this is the way to go, in my opinion, when considering Boss Bottled. While it's not worth owning this and the original (they're too similar), if you're looking to upgrade it might be worth giving your bottle of the EDT to a friend and buying this EDP. You'll be pleased with the improvement. And if you don't own any iterations of this popular Boss release, but want to, then the Eau de Parfum is definitely the one you want. Thumbs up for this quality parfum and for actually releasing a worthwhile, not-unnecessary flanker.
Take the original, don't alter the D.N.A but intensify every note and make it last longer, hey presto you have boss bottled intense EDP. Could fragrance blending be that simple and easy?, you'd think not with the amount of failed 'intense' flankers on the market. Hugo Boss have nailed it tho with this one, they have stuck with their classic and given it upgrades. Price, performance and quality are all on point for what is a respectful and honest improvment of a legend.