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    Default Amen or Kouros? Help choose my poison!

    I want to own one of these love or hate fragrances. Which can you recommend me? Also, I noticed that Kouros is not on sephora's website any longer. What major stores can you get it other than the boutique? Thanks!

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    Default Re: Amen or Kouros? Help choose my poison!

    Kouros works best in the summer.
    A*men works best in the winter.

    So it depends on whats the weather like of this place where you want to be injected with this poison :-)

    Well A*men is literally a poison in summers too....that way A*men is deadlier poison....GO FOR IT....

    gupts

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    Default Re: Amen or Kouros? Help choose my poison!

    Kouros is much more wearable on a regular basis, imo, so I vote Kouros.

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    Default Re: Amen or Kouros? Help choose my poison!

    Kouros .... wearable all year round

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    Default Re: Amen or Kouros? Help choose my poison!

    I agree with the comments on wearablity of Kouros. Further I don't like AMEN personally.

    BUT Amen is a modern masterpiece and it gets lots of compliments IF use moderately.
    And Kouros is an all seasons time-less classic.

    Your choice depends heavily on what you are looking for here.
    Classic lover? Kouros.
    Modern warm, sophisticated and sensual? Amen.

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    Default Re: Amen or Kouros? Help choose my poison!

    I agree with Gupts. Kouros I dislike in cold weather and A*men I dislike in hot weather.

    I'm unsure why they have all the summery light versions of Kouros, as that is when the original works best.

    Kouros was the one I disliked most on first sampling, I didn't appreciate it until I gave it a full wearing on a hot day.

    Kouros is a fougere which you can wear any time, while A*men is an oriental that I think more appropriate for going out at night.

    Take your pick.
    Renato

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    Default Re: Amen or Kouros? Help choose my poison!

    Gupts is right. As these two are so potent, I would simply get a small bottle of each one. Should last you a long time.

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    Default Re: Amen or Kouros? Help choose my poison!

    Kouros is much better IMHO.

    Of course, listen to advice and then make your own decision. Try each and decide which one (or both) works for you.

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    Default Re: Amen or Kouros? Help choose my poison!

    a*men seems to have more character, it's on my 'to buy' list while kouros is not.
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    Default Re: Amen or Kouros? Help choose my poison!

    Kouros - “C’est un grand parfum!”
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    Default Re: Amen or Kouros? Help choose my poison!

    Get 'em both and wear them at the same time!

    [puts on hazmat suit]

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    Default Re: Amen or Kouros? Help choose my poison!

    Two great fragrances, but my vote goes to Kouros.

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    Default Re: Amen or Kouros? Help choose my poison!

    Kouros

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    Default Re: Amen or Kouros? Help choose my poison!

    I'd definitely say get them both. However, for right now, A*Men would be best, especially if it is cold where you are. It is snowing here and A*Men hits the spot for cold weather/evenings. I wouldn't, however, rock this one in the summer time.

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    Default Re: Amen or Kouros? Help choose my poison!

    I'd go w/ Kouros.

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    Default Re: Amen or Kouros? Help choose my poison!

    I wore Amen recently and disliked it so much that I threw the spray mini away. And it was very cold that day. It just doesn't work for me.

    Kouros.

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    It took me 3 bottles to warm up to Kouros, now it's on my top 5. A*men I didn't even give a second look to. A*men is totally outclassed if you put it next to Kouros

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    Default Re: Amen or Kouros? Help choose my poison!

    Thank you for all your replies; I am truely thankful! My only memory of Amen was that I liked the woody tar note. So last summer, I had a sample. I agree that this cannot be worn in warm weather. It turned into a sickly sweet headache. However in the cold, it remained unaltered and was great. I dug through all my samples and minis last night. I found the tiniest little amen shower gel sample. So, I washed my hands with it and the smell was great.

    However, I am starting to feel that the majority is right; I feel like Kouros could be warn year around and anytime. Therefore, I believe I would get more wear out of it. I really want to conquere Indie's White Devil. Ha! I think I have grown tired of the light and fresh genre and want to wear something that demands respect and attention!

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    Default Re: Amen or Kouros? Help choose my poison!

    I don't know about respect, but both of these will get you plenty of attention.

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    Default Re: Amen or Kouros? Help choose my poison!

    When I was an undergrad in 1988, I was one of the two best smelling guys on campus.

    I wore Kouros. The other dude wore Anteaus.

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    Default Re: Amen or Kouros? Help choose my poison!

    Quote Originally Posted by lasta View Post
    I don't know about respect, but both of these will get you plenty of attention.
    Ditto that. Kouros is in my top 3 for summer fragrances, but only for certain occasions (outdoors, lots of air exchanges, quick escape route, fake ID...)
    Last edited by Snafoo; 3rd December 2007 at 11:16 PM.
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    Default Re: Amen or Kouros? Help choose my poison!

    Kouros, if you've tried it and you like it. It's far less commonplace, at least in the US.

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    Default Re: Amen or Kouros? Help choose my poison!

    Quote Originally Posted by Vibert View Post
    Kouros, if you've tried it and you like it. It's far less commonplace, at least in the US.
    I thought it was one of YSL's best sellers.

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