Too bad. It starts out really nice. Clean and fresh with the mint and all. I like the opening a lot. After 10 minutes the Allure line DNA appears and it turns into a heavy chemical mess with some serious sillage. Bottle is nice though. Filing this one under sports accompanied with some pictures of a guy on the beach is quite ridiculous to my nose, it's way too heavy.
This is just great. Upon first smell I got that same thrill when smelling CDG2Man for the first time. It does not smell of perfume yet it's such a great scent. This is an industrial, fresh, weird but still very wearable and versatile fragrance from this fine house. Very unisex, masculin opening with a drydown leaning towards the feminin. A smell you'll never forget. Btw Alfarom did a great job describing the notes. Five stars.
25th March, 2012 (last edited: 31st March, 2012)
Dsquared potion copy/paste
Spirit of the Tiger mixed with CdG White. Great!!
Riverside drive is in the same league as GIT but smells different enough to own both. It's classic, versatile and fresh. The best Bond and it would make a great sinature scent. Quality stuff, 5 stars!
08th November, 2011 (last edited: 12th November, 2011)
What is this? Le Labo's Patchouli 24 with the drydown of Guerlain Vetiver? Great!
Surreal scent! Memories of old books, wooden furniture, dusty rooms, campfire smoke, barbecue sauce and it's all in this small bottle. Magical, words fall short, a true masterpiece.
The king of scents. If you're on a quest for the ultimate signature look no futher. This one has it all and smells damn good.
Ahh Fahrenheit... I remember years ago this was my older brother's first fragrance and he wore it the whole summer vacation in France. Haha can you imagine? A 17 year old with 6 sprays of Fahrenheit (old formulation) in the middle of summer? How times have changed (sniff). Reformulated or not, I smelled it last week and was transported years back in time. The overall vibe is stiil as I remember. I love it. It's so different, fresh and dirty reminding me of scorched earth. I'm going to buy it!
All I get get is the smell of peeling a mandarin for 30 minutes. Then....nothing. I don't get any of the oceanic feeling inducing deepwater plants. Maybe because I don't smell them that often. Pass.
As mr. Turin says it's metallic and hissy, but to me; far from upleasant. To me this is pure genderless freshness. After the incredible, almost sneeze inducing, opening it gets just a little bit to sweet for my taste. This is also why I prefer to wear this in winter because the cold accentuates the nose tingling crispness I so love about fragrance. Just perfect for a sunny december sunday. A lot of people have problems with it's longevity while for me it is the only fragrance to reappear sometimes 12 or more hours after applying.
Most of the negative reviews are due to a certain disappointment that this Sport version has no link to the original Dior Homme. Well I'm not disappointed since I like Dior Homme but would only buy it for my girlfriend. This one is for me however! A great blast of lemon followed by the hot/cold sensation of the ginger that keeps going for hours. I have yet to encounter a more refreshing fragrance. Great!
Professorgoggles sums it up just right. Kouros is very European, very French actually. Whoever made up the new rule that fragrances should smell clean? This is the smell of sweat, dirty sheets and and clean soap trying to mask it. It's the balance between these smells which makes it hauntingly unforgettable and one of a kind. It's an almost organic fragrance with a continuous tug of war between "good" and "evil" that has nuclear lasting power. No wonder Kouros has withstood the test of time.
Very nice indeed! All the notes are very well implemented and identifiable. The transition from top to base is beautiful. The minty citrus opening is exactly what I need in the morning. After half an hour the middle notes kick in. This is the best part. Still fresh but also unlike any other fragrance in its genre. It must be the rhubarb which sets it apart. It has very good sillage as well. I once got a compliment 5 hours after applying. The base reminds me somewhat of GIT (maybe Ambergis?) with some extra vanilla. This along with GIT is one of my favorites for the office in Summer.
Weird, wonderful and timeless. This scent creates an abstract picture of a salty creek running through the northern woods. One of my all time favorites!
19th August, 2010 (last edited: 13th January, 2011)