This cologne has an under-rated fragrance, but the longetivity is an issue. The fragrance is sweet, but not too sweet, with a hint of spice that finishes with a vanilla and powder scent. If you are looking for a great deal, and want to try something new, go for it. For the price you can't beat it. To address the longetivity issue, I put the bottle in my brief case and reapply as needed. Not sure I get the Bottled Hugo Boss, but a looser comparison might be between the original Curve crossed with a lighter Joop.