The Scent Private Accord for Him 2018

The Scent Private Accord for Him by Hugo Boss
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The Scent Private Accord for Him is a perfume by Hugo Boss for men and was released in 2018. The scent is sweet-gourmand. It is being marketed by Coty. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGingerGinger
Heart Notes Heart NotesManinka fruit
MochaMocha
Base Notes Base NotesCocoa absoluteCocoa absolute

Ratings

Scent

7.2144 Ratings

Longevity

6.7130 Ratings

Sillage

6.5126 Ratings

Bottle

7.6143 Ratings

Value for money

7.342 Ratings
Submitted by Franfan20, last update on 30.09.2021.
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Carlitos01

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Carlitos01
Carlitos01
Very helpful Review    7  
The Song of the Poorly Loved
[short review]

Poorly Loved (definition): Someone whose love is unrequited.

"The Song of the Poorly Loved" is perhaps Guillaume Apollinaire's most cherished poem. It is based on his failed courtship with a young English girl. In Germany, he had met and fallen in love with an English beauty named Annie Playden. Later, he visited her in London intending to marry her. Unfortunately, she had different life plans and emigrated to America.
The poetic action written by Apollinaire begins in November, in misty autumn in London. Apollinaire courted Annie until late spring. He was then rejected by his beloved. Apollinaire returned to Paris after having given up all hope. In the poem, his shattered passion is compared to the legend of the phoenix bird. It revolves around Apollinaire's efforts to resurrect his life after his unhappy love story. Not being matched by Annie has been a serious blow to his ego as an artist.
Apollinaire has been one of the greatest poets of the early 20th century, one of the most passionate proponents of Cubism, and an ancestor of Surrealism. He became one of the most popular members of Paris' artistic community, which reigned in the Belle Èpoque' Montmartre and Montparnasse districts. His friends included such names as Pablo Picasso, Henri Rousseau, Jean Cocteau, Erik Satie and Marc Chagall, among others.

The Scent for Him Eau de Toilette has been a sad case of a "Poorly Loved" fragrance.
In 2015, the perfume was launched in fanfare by Hugo Boss but lacked a positive response from users. The fragrance was designed around a particular scented note called maninka. Maninka is an African fruit that has a nutty aroma and smells like strawberries dipped in chocolate. This exquisite olfactory ingredient was first used in perfumery by Hugo Boss. The unwanted result is that it shocked the brand's purists, still strongly attached to the powerful Boss Number One Eau de Toilette and the eclectic Boss Bottled Eau de Toilette. The new fragrance was technically well designed and very well dressed with an eye-catching bottle, but it was aimed at a crowd of traditionalist Boss customers. They couldn't identify with that perhaps oriental, perhaps woody, but oddly fruity "thing". Following the brand's initial plan, The Scent Parfum Edition for Him was released two years later, but with very little success.
Boss' marketing division tried to correct that first misstep with the launch of The Scent Intense for Him version in late 2017. In this perfume, the opening ginger note was intensified, as was the leather note in the base. A vanilla note was also introduced for a more consensual sweetness and an increase in "orientality". I quite like this version, but the brand's loyal followers rejected this "make-up" flanker, even if it was well-conceived. It was merely a case of unrequited love, as happened with Apollinaire a century earlier.

By launching The Scent Private Accord for Him in 2018, Hugo Boss aimed at a serious attempt to boost The Scent perfume line. The woody and oriental orientation of the scent, as well as the unusual heart note of Maninka fruit, were preserved. But the Private Accord fragrance project was bold in the proposed change. At the heart, coffee beans, pepper and pineapple replaced a disconnected lavender note. The odd maninka note was retained. The base was enhanced with cocoa absolute and resins, which replaced the overly serious leather note. The perfume remained fruity but became even sweeter, bolder, more oriental, and more innovative than previous versions. Unfortunately, the performance was under-average and certainly inferior to the Intense version. Whether due to the quality of the perfume, the charm of the bottle, the new bold fruitiness, or its sweet orientality, Boss lovers forgave the presence of the maninka note and started using this reinvented The Scent Private Accord for Him.
The fragrance has also attracted new customers to the brand. However, there was still no talk of success. The sales curve of the Scent family never reached the figures Hugo Boss was aiming for. As far as I am concerned, I like this perfume. However, I confess that I prefer the previous version Intense.

This phoenix-like strategy continues to chase greater praise from perfume lovers. Over the past two years, Hugo Boss has expanded the product line by adding The Scent Absolute for Him in 2019, and The Scent Pure Accord for Him in 2021. Despite these efforts, the Private Accord version still meets the preferences of customers of this Boss perfume line.

Music: Soft Cell - "Tainted Love"
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KevinGrey
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Could have been something
I don't particularly like The Scent. But maybe the "private Accord" is a positive surprise, I thought. So I tested him times:

He starts spicy-herbaceous with something creamy in the background. That is already interesting.

After an hour I think: "exciting!" Now it has become woody-raucous, with a distinct creamy "candy vibe". A subtle gourmandness surrounds it. I somehow don't notice the fruit in it at all.
Something for winter and special occasions. Not noble enough to be considered a "gentleman's fragrance", but quite comparable to, for example, "Just Rock!" by Zadig&Voltair.

Fits brownish and black clothes, and the age group 30-60.

Up until this point, I would have definitely considered getting it. But then!
From the third hour or so, it just seems synthetic-sweet. Not a pleasant, but a cheap-seeming sweetness.

Too bad!
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Reagenz
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Cocoa the short term boss in the ring....
I have received this fragrance as a sample enclosure and tested.
The fragrance begins briefly with a ginger note and is immediately replaced by the cocoa notes in the loud, dominant tone and beats brachial for the time being everything around him Dufttot. Hooray for fragrance noses that like cocoa notes, they get their money's worth here. After the cocoa has run riot, it steps back slightly exhausted and gives way to an initially moderate trace of fresh coffee grounds. The lavender bush has also noticed this and joins in. This harmonizes in the heart note with the taming of the cocoa, which repeatedly "tries" impulsively to tie in with the performance in the top note. Instead, it finds a new buddy in the drydown with some vetiver with which it gets along well and converses far more calmly with it on soft leather notes with hints of amber with a sweetish fruity undertone. The scent becomes subtle and body-tingling on me fairly quickly, which I would wear more in colder seasons. Durability with me 4-5 hours.
With women attracting effect. I personally do not like the cocoa note in general and try to rate neutral. I would have kicked it at the top note, but has developed surprisingly well for me until the drydown.

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Schallhoerer
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The chocolate can opener
The Scent Private Accord is a stimulant. The definition of stimulant says the following: "stimulants are consumed primarily for their good taste". The hearing of evidence is closed. The Scent Private Accord has this beguiling chocolate (cocoa) note that is spread in the opening of the fragrance. Not too sweet, for me personally more like dark chocolate. Little by little a fruity sweetness (of the Maninka fruit) joins in and replaces this chocolaty revelation. In the drydown the fragrance becomes aromatic, spicy with a woody base.
A bewitchingly beautiful combination that Bruno Jovanovic has created here.

Women like that smell. Whether it's the chocolaty opening with the fruity-sweet Maninka fruit or the spicy drydown, it doesn't matter. Actually, all desires for luxury foods are equally satisfied here.
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Privacy
His husband has spent the whole day setting up his new PC and is really annoyed.

I can only offer him emotional support, because I'm broke when it comes to computers.

Carefully I provide him with coffee and cigarettes to stabilize his damaged nervous system.
Maybe he'll get a treat with this jigsaw puzzle?

I rummage in the shopping bag for chocolate - and find a specimen Private Accord.
Boss is always convenient - especially Femme must always be in the house.
That's what the husband thinks
Curious private sprayed - and - surprise - ,my wish for chocolate was fulfilled by Boss.

Delicious and softly sweetish cocoa aroma surrounds me - rounded off by bitter mocha, which gently dims the sweetness of the fragrance.
Lightly fruity shimmers through, so that the fragrance does not become too heavy.

I want to beguile the husband with it - but he has gone down in the data chaos - and wants his peace.

Now, at an advanced hour, the new PC and I are alone - and we enjoy our privacy.

I am surprised that it is a men's fragrance - but whether man or woman wears it - is a private matter.

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There's coffee and cake
First of all, one can perceive a fine and subliminal citric note that brings with it a beautiful, dense, light wooden tone and is due to the ginger, which I always like to call "lemon wood".

"This horrible appel is not true, it always smells like a freshly harvested appel, which you simply leave in the sun for a few hours at 32 degrees and then smeared on your neck
- Please listen to this! - Didd is' nothing else than odour injury and should be punished with at least 3000 years of work in the quarry! :-)

- But didd would be unfair; every person should wear that which pleases him, if outsiders don't like it, 'se still have the possibility to just go on, the tracks which don't really go, but only do so, ma' excluded. :-)"

A little later a beautiful light, but still palpably sweet passion fruit-like note can be perceived, which is wrapped in the light, carefree soft garment of a peach and can only be the maninka fruit
At the same time, the Maninka fruit is accompanied by a wonderful, soft, gourmand sweet note, which brings with it a very fine, tart, warming coffee crema cake note, which has been delicately decorated with icing sugar and comes from the mocha.

In the last 3 hours a beautiful creamy and powdery, very discreetly oily, deep dark milk chocolate note is noticeable, which provides for a wonderful smooth conclusion and comes from the cocoa - Absolue.

In total, the fragrance lasts 7 hours on my skin.

The Sillage is designed from the beginning in such a way that one is well noticed at a whole arm length and this is also maintained 3 hours in such a way, before it minimizes itself in quiet steps up to the conclusion of the smell.

I would like to express my sincere thanks to our perfume "Iksdee" for the bottling.
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Chevalier
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Milan or Madrid - the main thing is Italy! Andreas Möller
About as Andi Möller once allegedly said, the star perfumers of Coty did it.
The main thing is that the current competitors of Prada, Herrera, Guerlain, have scents that can be copied in the direction of Milan or Madrid.
Apparently, this sweet and trendy smell of cocoa is a big hit, so it also has to get into the otherwise already extreme bestseller The Scent. Whether it fits or not, that's a minor matter.
Simply important is that there is a surge of cocoa at the beginning so that you have to think in business how good it is.
What comes after that doesn't matter.
The people who buy this scent here? Probably ignorant materialists blinded by advertising, who have no idea what a fragrance must be like.
When the cocoa is over, about ten minutes later, nothing will come.
Some basic DNA from the original Scent with the Maninka fruit, which has also developed into an absolute top racer.
According to Coty's latest competitive analysis, the other fragrance houses allegedly only make their products with maninka, no matter in the head, heart or base.
Here the Coty wizards really have found almost the egg of Columbus. This in combination with the leathery and above all the everywhere fashionable cocoa, the saviour for the sales, which do not want to come lately with Coty simply so properly in motion. Inexplicable to this top guild of fragrance developers.

Long live the average, long live the undemanding, long live the own lack of drive with bringing out such products which play with the drugstore scents in the same extremely demanding league.
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Lmr4j3ireLmr4j3ire 2 months ago
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Opens w/ dark chocolate with some sweet fruits and slowly fades into powdery cocoa with woody and leathery notes, w/o the initial sweetness.
BertolucciKBertolucciK 5 months ago
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I find the opening really of-putting, the strong fruity note is unappealing. It's quite sweet and synthetic. Softer and woody in the drydown
Topfpflanze3Topfpflanze3 6 months ago
8.5
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Im usually not a fan of gourmands but this one is an exception. Chocolaty, woody and powdery. Cant wait to wear it again
Carlitos01Carlitos01 3 years ago
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It is woody, a bit sweet but not a gourmand scent. There is an odd Maninka fruity note that smells like strawberries dipped in chocolate.

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