Originally Posted by Indie_Guy
That reminds me of this night last year I was in a club bathroom and I was going to wash my hands-- all around the sinks, the valet had set about forty bottles of cologne for use. Almost everything was like Armani, CK, Kenneth Cole stuff, yet there it was... Kouros. I grabbed the Kouros and turned to the other five or six dudes in the restroom and got up on my (slightly drunken) soapbox about how THIS was the stuff that gets babies made and proceeded to give myself a few heavy sprays of it. It was kind of funny-- I bet the other guys in the restroom were like "WTF?", but I had to do my duty as a Basenoter.
The Kouros seemed to work pretty well-- I had a decent amount of attention from girls that night.
I made some article about Kouros a week ago, and was sniffing it from my wrist all the evening, and writing bit by bit. And my other wrist was covered by newest and fashionable Tom Ford Oud Wood (I like the agarwood smell and just wanted to find out - do I need it or not?)
OK, I made my article and went to sleep.
Guess what? My wife isn`t a perfumaniac (hey, but she knows about vetiver, leather, rose, agarwood and sandalwood!) but she told me: - Dear, you wearing one good scent and one bad. Where are they on you?
I stretch my wrists to her to find out what she will like - and blind test was won by Kouros, and Tom Ford was dismissed as she does not like it at all!
And I could not help but agree with my wife!
Originally Posted by narcus
No need to apologize, my friend. It's not just funny - it's indeed hilarious! Gloria mundi -
in this case it's a rather limited world. Kouros is still a top seller in Europe, and nowhere outside the US has Kouros been discussed as something particularly out of the ordinary, or weird! New is that such nonsense has found it's way into NYT (Meow Mix, Oct 21, 07) where C. Burr simply calls it unwearable, and the news seems to have spread. In support for this thesis Burr quotes the "hot, ripe smell of a French truckers Jockey shorts after a muggy day on the A51"
Neither does it help nor could it flatter Maitre Parfumeur Pierre Bourdon decorating him with two(!) stars for craftsmanship. Who does Burr (or anybody) think he is? I am not really interested in learning how he became an expert in the specific smell of truckers' underwear, or even French versions of it. But such knowledge cannot possibly suffice to qualify him to discuss men's perfumes in something like an expert's position. Just kidding, I guess. More than likely there will be the same thread in three to six months from now. Only the named will be different !
I like your ironic style, Narcus!
Especially the underwear expert part
Well, let`s think that C. Burr is working hard to change the world to the better one - Oh, Beautiful New World (as someone producing 20-100 out of 800 new fragrances a year would like to see it)!
The sooner they changes others habits, the more of new stuff they could sell