Consort by Boadicea the Victorious
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Consort is a popular perfume by Boadicea the Victorious for women and men and was released in 2016. The scent is woody-spicy. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesPink pepper, Citrus tree wood, Bergamot, Juniper berry, Kaffir lime
Heart Notes Heart NotesMorrocan orange blossom, Magnolia, Clary sage, Hedione
Base Notes Base NotesVetiver, Patchouli, Crystal amber, Musk, Blond woods

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Scent

8.5 (28 Ratings)

Longevity

7.8 (26 Ratings)

Sillage

7.5 (26 Ratings)

Bottle

9.1 (29 Ratings)
Submitted by Aquamonza, last update on 05.11.2020.
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Jazzbob
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Very helpful Review    8  
Aventus & Associates
"You must take the A train
to go to Sugar Hill, way up in Harlem.
If you miss the A train,
you'll find you missed the quickest way to Harlem"

Billy Strayhorn's jazz standard "Take the A Train" refers to subway line A, which runs through Manhattan to Harlem. From the 1920s onwards, the Sugar Hill district was mainly inhabited by wealthy African Americans, including many musicians, including Duke Ellington, for whose orchestra the song was composed. Anyone who could afford an apartment in Sugar Hill had made it to the top.

The history of Aventus is also that of a fast ascent. It has not been on the market for ten years, but it is one of the most successful and probably most polarizing men's fragrances in the niche market. Meanwhile one gets the feeling that not only cheap imitators are to be found (*), but also innumerable (partly upscale, high-priced) niche brands have been inspired, let's say, to launch something similar (
).

(*L'Aventure, Supremacy Silver, Insurrection II Pure, Club de Nuit Intense Man, Tierra del Fuego, Vibrant Leather, Pineapple Vintage Intense, Dua/Alexandria Fragrances & Co.)
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Hacivat, Orion, Nero, Royal Vintage, Cedrat Boise, Elysium, Morning Chess, Heroique, Floris 1976, etc.)

Boadicea the Victorious also took the A(ventus) train. The result, Consort, unmistakably divides Aventus' slightly fresh, spicy and dry-woody facets, but overall looks a little more airy. The top note is more citric than that of the Creed, so it is only reminiscent of pineapple to a limited extent and also has a slightly more pronounced spiciness, which, however, quickly subsides. In the middle phase Consort moves away from its role model and resembles Nishanes Hacivat due to its green and soft-floral orientation. Extremely flowery it is nevertheless never too with Consort and so really smoky just as little. Also Aventus I would classify only as very discreetly smoky - compared with so many other niche fragrances - and nevertheless it has a little more abundance to offer (musk). On the other hand, Consort can score with a pleasantly light wood base that lingers on the skin for quite some time. Durability and projection are in my opinion comparable with Aventus.

Both fragrances share a certain basic problem: despite their versatility and solid quality, I simply don't have the emotional connection that other perfumes do. Both are comfortable to wear, but the price is (meanwhile) overdrawn with 270 € for 100 ml for Aventus and even almost 300 € for Consort, who also doesn't deserve a better rating because he doesn't stand out from Creeds Topseller qualitatively.
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Maggy4u

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Buzzer time
Besides my signature fragrance, Midnight Degree, I was again looking for a summer fragrance that was fresh and distinctive. I didn't even have Boadiceas Fire Collection on my screen here at all. I know and appreciate a few fragrances of the series very much. Only they don't necessarily bring the freshness aspect over for me.

Perhaps I should mention briefly that for me a suitable summer fragrance, in addition to perfect shelf life (even at high temperatures), especially pepper, bergamot (or other citrus chords), vetiver and musk belong. Well, these are found in a few hundred scents in one combination or another. But when I stumbled across Consort from one of my favourite brands, I forgot the scars of the Blindbuys. Or at least almost. If you start researching now, you will come across "Hero" and "Notorious", but not useful reviews of "Consort". Even with Parfumo, the scent is still a blind spot. It is similar to find a sample of the scent somehow. Let's just say I was fished.

When I tested the scent this morning, I immediately caught myself: "Wait a minute, I know that..."
Fresh bergamot, surrounded by bridled pepper. The Vetiver (known from Vetiver Imperiale) radiates wonderfully from the base, right from the start. A discreet light wood note, like freshly spant, structured between the poles. The white-flowered plants probably soften off a bit, but are only noticeable here and there with a lot of imagination. A real direct hit.

The (current) classification "woody-earthy" is really confusing and probably contributed to the fact that this fragrance was neglected for a long time. Consort is spicy-woody fresh. Maybe a little citrine. The vetiver is tangy green, but still fresh. Patch is not even remotely perceptible.

The shelf life and Sillage are BtV typical and beyond doubt. For me the fragrance lasts 8+ hours, for the current 30+ degrees. The drydown is beautifully relaxed musk and amber, with a dimming vetiver. Simply perfect.

Since it is always a good idea to create a picture with other (more well-known and widespread) scents, I would like to try this now. In my perception Consort is to 80% comparable with the fragrance mood of Rojas Elysium p.h. Parfum (!). I would even lean out of the window so far that they could pass as scented twins. In addition there is a good 15% Vetiver Imperial. (By far the most beautiful vetiver for me at the moment.) The last 5% is accounted for by the Fire Collection DNA, which is typically BtV.

So I can recommend this fragrance to anyone who likes Elysium, but also wants to ask the price here and there. Anyone who appreciates perceptible Vetiver (and may have become a Vetiver Imperial fan). Anyone looking for a summer scent that radiates and somehow always fits
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