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Kouros Silver (2015)
by Yves Saint Laurent

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Kouros Silver information

Year of Launch2015
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 25 votes)

People and companies

HouseYves Saint Laurent
PerfumerMichel Girard
PerfumerOlivier Pescheux
Parent CompanyL'Oréal Group > YSL Beaute

About Kouros Silver

Kouros Silver is a masculine fragrance by Yves Saint Laurent. The scent was launched in 2015 and the fragrance was created by perfumers Olivier Pescheux and Michel Girard

Kouros Silver fragrance notes

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Reviews of Kouros Silver

The original Kouros was a musky civet affair. Not knowing anything about it at the time, the first time I smelled it at the store I put my nose right up to the strip, took a big whiff and audibly gagged. Kouros Silver is something completely different entirely. Less gagging, more rooty-tooty Fresh and Fruity.

Makes me wonder why they even bothered to call this Kouros? Fans of the original (whoever they may be) will be disappointed by the lack of animalic notes, and those that hated the original might be turned off from trying any flankers in the first place.

On it's own I'd say it's fairly inoffensive, nothing exceptional to bring me back though. Does still manage to remind me of an older man's fragrance, without having any of the notes I'd normally attach to that sentiment. Not bad, but it's not for me.
22nd June, 2019
Fruity, sweet and nothing like Kouros, as far as I can smell. Not a fan of the original, so Silver is fine with me. It smells non-offensive and modern, unlike the original. The apple note is strong in the beginning and has a Boss Bottled feel. Later, the sage and woodiness bubble up and lightens it up, giving it some green-freshness.

For projection, the scent is there if you go looking for it but it doesn't push out a lot. Kinda soft and quiet. I would think there are much better options for getting noticed because it's just not very loud. However, would be very suitable for work.
21st June, 2017
Robot tanuki
Cherry suds, monomer breath
Still a man's best friend.
04th June, 2017
UPDATE: I've changed my mind on this. I tested more and discovered this is actually L'Homme Sport without the citrus. instead there is a faint Kourosy note in the opening. All that's left is the woody musk of L'Homme Sport's dry down, with a hint of vanilla. There is something I like about it, so NEUTRAL.


It is clear YSL has NO CLUE as to how sacred the Kouros name/brand is!!!

The crime committed here by YSL is including the name Kouros to this release. That crime is unforgivable and YSL will pay dearly for it, because this release is going to flop harder than anything YSL as ever released.

On to the scent...it is a spicy fresh fruity jus. A very good office wear. But there are literally 500 perfect office wears out there, so why this?

This would fare better as yet another L'Homme flanker, perhaps L'Homme Silver or something.

Waste not your money. Jus is good and well formulated but it is so pointless it simply should not exist.

Good jus...thumbs down because YSL screwed this up bad.
29th August, 2015 (last edited: 18th May, 2016)
Oviatt Show all reviews
United States
I have never been a fan of the original Kouros (by a long shot) but can respect it for being an important addition to the canon of great masculine scents. I understand the demand for flankers of this much loved/much hated scent and I know that some of them have been very successful. Kouros Silver, on the other hand, bears no resemblance to its father (for which I should be happy) but unlike that polarizing but important scent, is so mediocre that it is an embarrassment. Kouros Silver is a fruity, woody, artificial and generic mess that could have been put out by anyone. In fact, it has been: Bleu de Chanel is a perfect example of this. I think that it is sad when the once great designer brands stop leading the market and instead chase after the lowest denominator, following trends, not setting them. Kouros, I have no love for you, but even you do not deserve to have your name attached to this dreck.
08th July, 2015
Starts out rather sharp and loud -- synthetic would be a justified adjective. Fresh apple accord with a slight smokiness, a la Versace Eros.

On my skin Eros maintains an almost deodorant harshness throughout the lie of the fragrance, not dissimilar in vein to any RightGuard aerosol (or Axe Phoenix specifically from my recollection) underpinning the minty apple accord.

In roughly 15-20 min the KS becomes slightly creamier while maintaining the crisp apple and losing the smokiness, becoming less sharp and therefore less bombastic (perceptibly) -- sillage is quite persistent though, definitely radiating a reasonable scent bubble.

Overall not horrific in scent; however, only one that I would personally use for clubbing -- if at all. Sweet, rather linear, and so far a solid 5 hours in and still going strong.

With a gun to my head, I'd pick Kouros Silver over Versace Eros for its particular reaction to my skin. Both maintain a minty bubblegum effect (per KS's sage) and are considerably fresh by modern standards.

Versace Versus Uomo is my go-to clubbing scent -- I could see as my attempt to be hip.
06th July, 2015

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