Originally Posted by tott
4-6 sprays of Kouros are just right. One at the nape of the neck, one at the front of the neck, twice on chest/stomach, once or twice on underarms.
D@mn Tott, that's pretty strong!
I actually enjoy a spray or two of Kouros' more polite father, Orange Spice underneath other citrus SOTD's, even though Orange Spice's topnote is fecal, the slight bit of Orange and Clove I really like, and I really really like the smooth, thick, musky "bleached bathroom" drydown, as it stays clean and smooth for quite a long time, never gets pissy. But everytime I try a spray of Kouros (happens every 6 mos or so), I always like the citrus/spice topnotes, thinking (oh good, maybe this time I'll like it), and then 30 minutes later, wham, the dirty white porcelain urinal comes and strangles the whole composition with it's dominating stench. That Urinal is not clean......it only has powerful aromachemicals cloaking it, and a thick layer of floor soap residue fused with grimy caked-on urine-solids.
Even the sportiest of the flankers, which seems to have so much promise initially...seem to give way ultimately to the undeniably filthy porcelain urinal, with it's caked on liquid grime.
All that said:
I have once applied maybe 26-28 sprays of Kouros to a single forearm to really test the scent, to bore all the way into it's core, to find all it's lesser notes. Even after frantically scrubbing 10 minutes later at home, I could not get it off, it took maybe 4-5 showers to really get every trace of it gone. I sometimes wonder how long it must have smelled like Kouros for, in that Ulta. True story that Ulta has now been shut down. Spot in the minimall is still vacant.