Originally Posted by Mtnbkr123
Thanks guys. Just as I thought. I want Kouros for its skank. Apparently that is precisely what the current formulation lacks.
I'd really appreciate it if you could throw out some skank alternatives. I just don't want to get into a mad worldwide search for anything, nor do I want to spend a crapload of money on a blind buy. I know -- buy samples.
I'm going to check out Anteus again on my way home tonight. And maybe I'll order the current Kouros. It's cheap. Whatever. I just hate having bottles around I don't like, no matter how cheap. Like my Fresco *pick, pick*
The first time I tried Kouros it was all skank. It smelled awful. I washed my arms, and I could not get the smell of skank off. I wish I knew back then what I know now. I would have purchased a case!
The new Kouros doesn't have civet. That is where much of the dirty smell comes from in vintage Kouros.
The new Kouros doesn't have the same levels of oakmoss. Oakmoss is a banned substance, and Kouros uses a synthetic now, and much less of it. This affects the drydown. 2013 changed oakmoss levels allowed again, lowering the amount, so there will be another reformulation.
The new Kouros doesn't have very much honey in the drydown.
The new Kouros is a skin scent. It doesn't project. If you look at the packaging for Kouros, you will find Kouros from just 2 years ago had parfum as the #2 ingredient. Modern Kouros has parfum as the #3 ingredient. Modern Kouros is much weaker and doesn't last as long on the skin.
I may buy Houros, the Kouros knock off to see if they are close to the vintage scent. Has anyone tried Houros? Does it have skank in a bottle?