I open the black Kouros box, and a white Kouros bottle is inside. 100ml. The only metal is on the sprayer. This must be the new reformulation.
Here it comes. The first spray. The first wiff. I am excited. This is what I have been waiting for!
That is what I smell. Lots of alcohol. It smells like a doctor took a cotton ball and wiped with alcohol.
I settle myself down and say wait. Let the alcohol evaporate and smell again.
I'm not getting the dirty accord that so many people write about. No urinal cakes. No sweaty jock straps after wrestling with a horny musk deer that just made love to the town whore. No zoo smells. It doesn't smell like a mens locker room with hot steamy showers running. It doesn't smell like strong pee.
I'm getting a clean scent. It is powdery. It is soapy in a good way. It smells clean.
I want the civet! I want clove! I want skank!
Kouros is a weak scent. It is not very strong. It stays close to the skin. I have been wearing it for about 20 minutes now and I doubt this would last all day. It's too weak.
If vintage Kouros was a dirty-clean dichotomy, then YSL removed the dirty accord and only left the clean scent.
It's been drying down for half an hour. The only scent is soap and powder.
I want a creamy undertone! And dirty!
It's time to find a vintage bottle of Kouros. There has to be one somewhere. What a shame YSL castrated what must have been the best dirty fragrance. Is there anything like the original Kouros?
If the original Kouros was a sweaty football player after a game, the new Kouros is a chess player after using hand sanatizer.