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Kouros

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I'm shocked there's no review of Kouros in here. If they ever create a male frag Hall of Fame, Kouros goes in first round like Ruth and Cobb. Introduced by YSL in 1981, this stuff is still going strong. Think that's cuz it's not a great scent?

This is intense stuff. A legendary scent. It took me a long time to embrace it. Now I love it.

But be clear, it is a very polarizing scent. It's not for the timid. Some people HATE it. HATE is always in all caps with people who don't like it. And there's a lot of people who don't like it.

But if it works for you- it really works. The opening notes are horrific. It's been likened to dropping your pants in public. Kouros is top loaded with civet, which has a strong urine smell. But try it on skin- not on a paper strip. It does mellow into something very sexy. Sort of like an exotic scented soap. Honeyed, pungent and woodsy. This is not a work scent. A little bit of the "dirty" is always there pushing the right buttons of those who find that "dirty" appealing in corners of their mind they dare not discuss.

Sample first! But on skin. That's what lets it do it's magic. I recently tried it on a girlfriend who hates most every scent and she liked it. Blew me away.

It's strong stuff- so watch the dose. It can get overwhelming easily. It can be had very reasonably.

C'mon guys! Let's see some HATE for Kouros and hear from some others who love it.
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A fantastic fragrance. Don't bother with the topnotes-- you'll come to love them eventually. Spray it on, and then throw on your shirt and shoes. In ten or fifteen minutes, give it a sniff. By this point, the magic has started.

Kouros perfectly balances two strikingly different accords. One is clean, powdery, and soapy-- a bit like dryer sheets. The other is dirty, with a heavy dose of animalic musk (obviously synthetic, but all musk is these days). These two accords are tied together by another interesting duo: incense and honey. It is interesting that these two notes are both two-faced as well. Incense is clean and purifying, but also heavy and pungent. Honey is sweet, but it has an odd, urinous undertone (I am certain that much of the 'urine' that people complain about in Kouros is actually honey rather than civet; I've only recently been able to 'get' the difference between the honey and civet notes). The honey/incense accord sits across the fragrance's middle, balancing the clean and dirty accords.

All in all, the effect is incredible. Perfect for anytime, but it shines in the hot summer.
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A beautiful, classic scent.
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Nothing smells like this classic. It's been one of my favs for a long time and blows the wanna be boyish aquatic ocean breeze scents outta the water,kkkk.

This can be worn anytime and with a bit of heat and a touch of sweat comes out to play again.

For me it's a calming scent that can be worn comfortably and smells nothing like urine, ever. People who say that either can't smell or got a bad batch.

The women like it and never has anyone said it' soffensive or bad smelling. Its been around for along time and for good reason, it will go down as a classic and very French. RIP YSL.
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