A gentleman in the latter part of his life sits confidently in the lobby of a fine hotel. His suit and tie are elegant and his shirt is crisp. His posture is proud, despite the passing of the years, and his eyes are piercing. The attractive young women who pass by acknowledge his gaze good-naturedly, recognising that this man would have swept them off of their feet in his day. He is waiting for his grandson, who, as ever, is late.
Into the lobby walks a strikingly masculine young man with proud posture and piercing eyes, like the old man.
“Kouros, my boy,” the old man growls, “late again?”
“Sorry Grand Father,” the young man smiles, “I was lost in something captivating.”
“No matter my boy,” the old man chuckles, “there will be plenty of time for that after we catch up.”
The two men embrace, and then walk to the dining room lost in their bond of blood and time.
Creed Orange Spice is the progenitor of YSL’s Kouros. This is not to say that it is an old man’s fragrance, but, rather, that Orange Spice is the past from which Kouros emerged.
Orange Spice is softer and smoother than Kouros, but no less elegant or striking.
The orange, clove, and animalic note are in similar balance to Kouros, but somewhat less intense than Kouros.
If you enjoy Kouros you will enjoy Orange Spice, and if Kouros is a bit too much for you Orange Spice will be perfect.