The Scent Intense (2017)

The Scent Intense by Hugo Boss
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The Scent Intense is a perfume by Hugo Boss for men and was released in 2017. The scent is sweet-woody. It is being marketed by Coty.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGinger, Green cardamom
Heart Notes Heart NotesManinka fruit
Base Notes Base NotesVanilla, Leather

Ratings

Scent

6.9 (66 Ratings)

Longevity

7.1 (53 Ratings)

Sillage

6.9 (52 Ratings)

Bottle

7.6 (67 Ratings)
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 31.01.2020.
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9
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
9
Bottle
Carlitos01

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Very helpful Review    4  
Is Hugo back again with a trendsetter?
Hugo and Bruce Springsteen were the bosses during my twenties. I remember more than a couple of friends of mine that consumed every product carrying the Hugo Boss brand name. Even if Hugo Boss clothing was kind of difficult to reach by youngsters with small pockets, perfumes were easier to get and everybody was hooked on the striped bottle of the original Number One. This iconic perfume was - it still is - alluring, performant and with an unmistakable manly woodiness and honey & cinnamon sweetness that captivated everyone's attention.
This scent was so good that outshined the launching of Boss Bottled (Boss Number Six) in 1998. Boss Bottled has always been an uninteresting fragrance, nice but boring. It became more lively with the Intense versions. The Intense EDP version has a good acceptance nowadays but it is a bit pricey and appeared "only" 18 years after the original version.
The original "The Scent" EDT showed up in 20015 with an expensive fanfare launching, promising that fragrance to be the next Boss upscale mainstream hit. Unfortunately for Coty that has not been the case. If "Bottled" is to common, "The Scent" is just to different. Being different does not always ensure success. The new strong maninka note, that no competitor uses, faces a major market trial for this very nice amber coloured juice bottled in a very beautiful flask.
Hugo Boss (probably Coty) did not take the same amount of time to react to the market passivity. This Intense version was launched in 2017 along with the very good and more expensive and exclusive Parfum Edition, and in 2018 was launched the "Private Accord" version. Even if the Parfumo and Fragrantica elite active users don't reward the new Boss perfumes with top votings, well known youtubers - like Redolessence - gave high marks for both Intense and Private Accord when confronting them with a vast number of competitors, specially when using women noses for the tests. As far as I am concerned I like this Intense version a lot.
The Scent Intense is a woody, seductive and addictive Eau De Parfum available in a large 100ml or small 50 ml bottle. It opens with spicy notes of ginger and cardamom that frame an exotic maninka fruit during the heart evolution. Sweet dark vanilla and woody smoky strong leather are disclosed in the bottom and are combined to reveal the scent drydown strength.
On my skin (3 sprays) it lasted for 7~8 hours from which almost 4 hours as a projecting scent that people around me could at least notice, and more than 3 hours as a strong skin scent. I got spontaneous compliments from women while wearing it, with adjectifs such as "strong" and "sexy" scent. For the first couple of hours the maninka note prevails together with ginger, and, in the drydown, you get a pleasant sweet leather woody scent.

Rating the Intense EDP version of "The Scent":
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Scent opening............8.0 (One must still get used to maninka, but it's pleasant)
Scent Dry Down.........8.5 (Manly, sweet, woody and leathery)
Longevity (h) ..............8.0 (Up to 8 hours with 3 sprays)
Sillage (ft)....................8.5 (up to 6-7 ft sillage and 2.5 h projection with 3 sprays)
Versatility....................8.5 (above average but better during Spring or Autumn)
Usability......................8.5 (Everywhere except very hot or very cold outdoors)
Compliments..............8.5 (Good at attracting compliments)
Uniqueness.................9.5 (This fragrance is a flanker of the regular "The Scent")
Quality.........................9.0 (quite high)
Presentation...............9.0 (a matter of opinion)
Price.............................7.5 (€40 / 100 ml + taxes)
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- Average:.........8.49/10.0
between 7 and 8 => above average;
between 8 and 9 => recommended;
equal or bigger than 9 => don't miss it;

Opinion on The Scent Intense EDP:
Very good flanker and providing a higher satisfaction than the original. Value for money is above average if you like the different maninka note. Always choose this version over the original. You may also decide for the more aromatic "Private Acord" version (mocha and cocoa notes) or for the even more intense and iris scented "Parfum Edition". Both are very masculine and suitable for any user looking for a manly scent.
Recommended? Yes due to its looks, quality and uniqueness.
Blind buy worthy? No, you better try it first.
I recommend this fragrance. It is an almost inexpensive niche quality unique fragrance. But you may reject the maninka scent, so do try it first.

Music: OSIBISA - "Woyaya"

Statements

Carlitos01 16 months ago
9
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
9
Bottle
I totally agree with Elysium. Great leather vanilla scent in a unique line of fragrances due to the maninka note.
Above average performance.
Elysium 17 months ago
9
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
9
Bottle
I believe it deserves more hype, this scent is a wonderful leathery vanilla combo with a touch of luscious fruit note and a warm spicy head!

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