Reviews and Problems with Yves Saint Laurent Kouros
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7 days ago
Summary: I bought my second bottle a few hours ago (just two months after buying the first one), which will remain unopened for some years, because it's still good enough to grab an extra bottle before it undergoes a new reformulation or in case of a zombie apocalypse. Today, I tried other fragrances such as D&G The One, CK Euphoria, Paco Rabanne Invictus, and more, but none of them can dethrone the Almighty King of masculine perfumery!
Summary: I wish Fragrantica would split up Kouros into two major categories: Recent and Vintage. Because the two are quite different. And now, as of this writing the rating for Kouros has been pummeled down to a mere 3.28. I have to wonder if it's due to the new version, or people who are intolerable of Kouros no matter what release. This is one of those major old-school fragrances that needs time to work on you. If you judge it too quickly, you'll run away and never come back.
Summary: The majority of thumbdowns comes from experiencing the first thirty minutes, when the top notes tend to be quite dominant even to pungent annoyance. But patience brings roses and after an hour or two, you get one of the best fragrance moments ever created. Hint: needs to be applied to a hairy chest.
Summary: My first aftershave, and signature 1985 - 1987. Glad to see it is now considered an all time classic. I recently repurchased a whole bunch of these 70-80s fougeres to bring back memories and possibly wear some of them from time to time. Kouros I unfortunately find unwearable today, unlike Paco Rabanne, Azzaro and a good few others. But I do get a big smile on my face every time I test it indoors (on fabric - it sticks to your skin for days).
Summary: The ultimate mans fragrance.In my opinion ,one of the best male scents to date.I first fell in love with Kouros back in the 80s and my love affair with this amazing fragrance is just as strong.
Summary: I love Kouros, this fragrance is for REAL MEN, not like those crappy queer acuatic "fresh" boring common smelling plastic fragrances so popular nowadays..... Love the smell, love the combination of honey and civet, strong, potent, classy, elegant, great for a night party in the Mediterranean after tanning all day long in the beach, a good shower, linen shirt, and KOUROS..... the smell of ancient gods, warriors and athletes from Greece and Rome...
Summary: Love at first sniff. Sweet, powdery, slightly dusty and quite 'heavy'. Smells like warmed, sweatty, sweet skin infused with cologne. The locker room references are on point. It is quite erotic, raw but also sensual. I love it, but I'm not sure if I could finish a whole bottle; it is quite potent. I also wouldn't know when I would actually wear it. Would smell fantastic on men, but I guess also sensual and intruiging on a woman.
Summary: One of a kind and very unique, I'll give Kouros that, but there is something in this that smells like a plastic shower curtain just taken out of its wrapper. I just can't get past that initial plastic-y opening smell.