Originally Posted by Chassagne Montrachet
Antaeus (I own a vintage bottle).
In Kouros I am more disturbed by the very strong, in-your-face floral notes than by the civet note (which is not exactly a human BO note, like the sweat note of cumin in Eau d'Hermès or Déclaration, but rather an animalic, urinous note).
Both fragrances have impressive longevity. As far as sillage is concerned, I am not a sillage monger myself and I don't spray more than 2 sprays of my favorite powerhouses (especially when they are vintage!) so I am not really qualified to comment on their sillage.
I fully agree that Kouros is a landmark in male's fragrance history, even a masterpiece, but I can't wear it, really. More than 1 spray of Kouros gives me nausea and headache.
I put on Kouros EVERY DAY, without thinking. Before I go to work I use 2 or 3 sprays of Kouros. That's not much, and it doesen't give me a headache. If you use 3 sprays, you've got a bonus to longevity.
Because I used this ALL my life, my nose got used to it. I can't fell anything after 6 hours, but I get compliments after 8. I got used to that too. Very nice. Here's a trick: use 2 or 3 sprays of Kouros right after you take a shower. It will last for ever that way. Also, the body odor note in it is in fact your odor, so use Kouros Deodorant Spray for that.
So, what in the world stops you from using K every day ???