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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Perfumer

Bruno Jovanovic

Fragrance Notes

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

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Scent

7.2159 Ratings

Longevity

6.8145 Ratings

Sillage

6.5141 Ratings

Bottle

7.7155 Ratings

Value for money

7.157 Ratings
Submitted by Franfan20, last update on 24.09.2022.
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Emikae

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Emikae
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Vom Fehlkauf zur richtigen Entscheidung
Ursprünglich war dieser Duft ein Fehlkauf — ich war mit 14 Jahren in einer Parfümerie in Salk Lake City und wollte The Scent Intense kaufen. Tja, dann war’s halt der falsche. Ursprünglich mochte ich diesen Duft gar nicht — viel zu süß und aggressiv auf die Nase war er mir. Nun sind 4 Jahre vorbei und ich schaue in mein Parfumregal. Da sitzt er, der kleine Übeltäter! Nicht lang nachgedacht, sprühte ich ihn mir auf die Haut. ”Na, was ist das denn? Der ist ja mega!”, dachte ich mir auf einmal. Die Maninkafrucht, die Kakaofrucht und der Ingwer bilden eine wunderschöne Mischung aus süß, erdig und leicht würzig (meine noch zu ungeschulte Nase hat leider den hier angegebenen Mocha nicht erkannt); wirklich ein tolles Stück in meiner Sammlung.
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Elysium

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Chocolate's Powdery Side
To begin with, Private Accord gives a new interpretation of the Maninka fruit that represents The Scent DNA. I did some research, and as it turns out, Hugo Boss seems the only brand featuring such an exotic fruity ingredient. From the first notes, we are dealing with a gourmand rich in cocoa and coffee accords. These notes smell decadent, and the overall scent is not your typical designer. If I had to describe the fragrance in a few words, I would say warm, spicy, chocolaty, and woodsy. It is sweet, but not all too sweet. Do not underestimate it because it is pretty complicated and enigmatic.

The perfume opens with an immediate impact from the cocoa note, which runs through it, and it is well done. The output is a dark chocolate impression. It is solid from the start and joined by the fresh spice of ginger. It’s hard to distinguish the tangy aspect of ginger, which is a little subdued by a more exuberant dark cocoa powder, and less observable than in other flankers. Even so, it is still a delightful and beautiful opening.

A sprinkle of pepper adds spiciness, which we do not find declared but perceived, along with the usual fruitiness of this series, the Maninka fruit, which is prominent throughout. However, this exotic fruit and overall fruitiness are toned down compared to other flankers. The fruitiness goes perfectly with the roasted coffee accords and stops the fragrance from becoming too sickly. It has a warm creaminess that blends well with the powdery Maninka.

It becomes more chocolaty and dark as it advances. Once it settles down a bit, the spicier aspects subside. The bitter chocolate accord that had dominated the opening slowly gives way to the coffee note, a chocolate coffee, I would stress. The cacao and coffee give it a mocha vibe alongside the fruitiness I love. Hence, the vanilla will mostly replace the coffee with the gourmand aroma held together by a meticulous note of patchouli.

When the perfume approaches the dry down, it becomes much drier with the smell of cocoa powder. It is a sweet and dry cologne, and in the finish, it differs enough from that great initial frankness of spices and fruits. Inevitably, the perfume takes on a powdery appearance thanks to a good dose of vanilla, slightly sweet and creamy. The rest of the notes in this fragrance are there to provide support. They are faint, some spicy, and have a distant green touch. To me, The Scent Private Accord for Him smells better than the original and The Scent Intense for Him that I’ve reviewed already.

Private Accord has a good sillage. It projects very well at first and then becomes moderate for much of its wear. It is not an elite perfume, but much better than others. Seasonally, I would stick to autumn and winter. Cold weather suits it better, as it would trap heat. That spiciness and that gourmand atmosphere don’t suit the summer for my taste. It is good for casual or nightlife, evening and night events are best suited. It may not be for everyone, as you will need to be a fan of dry and dark chocolate. Not super sugary, but more of a hot powder.

I base the review on a decant I have owned since March 2021.

-Elysium
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Carlitos01

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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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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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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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Lmr4j3ireLmr4j3ire 1 year 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.
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 1 year 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
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Topfpflanze3Topfpflanze3 1 year ago
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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
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Carlitos01Carlitos01 4 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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