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    I am new to the whole fragrance scene which is why I put this thread in "just Starting Out".

    I recently bought samples of M7,Kouros,Lolita Lempicka, Opium PH, and Kouros Frachieur. I started off with M7 today giving all the hype it gets around here. When I first put it on the immediate impression I got is that it smells a little bit like Havana. It has been on for about 10 minutes and all I am getting is a powdery smell. I compared it to the baby powder in my bathroom and there is a remarkable resemblance. I do get a little bit of cherry but not the medicinal smell a lot of people describe. The opening does not impress me in the least bit.

    I passed my sister in the kitchen and she told me I smelled like my grandmother. Didn't even ask her to smell it. Things are not looking promising. It has been about 30 minutes and the scent has still yet to change. I'll check back in about another 30 minutes.
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    Hehe, nice "heavy weapons" selection . Looking forward to your reviews

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    Well I left M7 on for about 2 hours total. I sort of gave up on it for today since the powdery scent did not really change on my skin. A little disappointing but I will give it a full wearing in the next few days.

    I was excited to try Kouros so that is what I decided to put on next. Mind you I only bought a 1 ml sample of this juice but man a little goes a long way. I really really tried to be open minded regarding the opening. To me it smells like how a zoo would smell. I know I know, as a new comer to the fragrance scene I cannot appreciate these fine smells but I don't know how anyone can deny this. I walked upstairs for dinner and the first words uttered out of my mom's mouth was "did you just get done cleaning the bathroom Mike?" Definitely not what I was hoping for but her comment did not surprise me.

    The juice has been on me for about 20 minutes now. The more I smell it the more I am getting used to it although it has not really changed much from the opening. I will definitely give this a few hours to settle and mellow out on my skin. Thoughts are welcomed on first experiences with Kouros!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike1990 View Post
    I walked upstairs for dinner and the first words uttered out of my mom's mouth was "did you just get done cleaning the bathroom Mike?"...Thoughts are welcomed on first experiences with Kouros!
    It's interesting to hear this data on the "urinal cakes" issue from an objective observer.

    Good for you for sticking it out for a while - I'm interested to hear your thoughts after a full wearing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NillaGoon View Post
    It's interesting to hear this data on the "urinal cakes" issue from an objective observer.

    Good for you for sticking it out for a while - I'm interested to hear your thoughts after a full wearing.
    The more I sniff my wrist the more I like it. Yet what makes me nervous is the zoo smelling note I am getting. I sort of...like it? I am not sure how others would react to it though. A few more hours and I will give my verdict!

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    I had similar experiences with both M7 and Kouros. I've about come to the conclusion that YSL just isn't a house that suits me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thgolfer View Post
    I had similar experiences with both M7 and Kouros. I've about come to the conclusion that YSL just isn't a house that suits me.
    Well I am going to give M7 another shot. I still have Opium PH to try as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thgolfer View Post
    I had similar experiences with both M7 and Kouros. I've about come to the conclusion that YSL just isn't a house that suits me.
    Well, those are YSL's two most polarizing traditionally masculine scents. There may still be some joy in the lower-hanging fruit like Jazz or Live Jazz.

    You cannot and should not force yourself to like anything, but maybe revisit M7 and Kouros in a few months or a year and see how you feel then; I know I hated Kouros the first time I smelled it two years ago but I am really quite impressed with it now (if still slightly repulsed).

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    Ok well I REALLY tried to like Kouros but it just is not me! I kept it on for about 8 hours and although the scent did fade a little what I smelled stayed the same. It did not budge on my skin. I gave Lolita Lempicka a shot and man I love this stuff. First spray was a sweet but I really enjoy the dry down. Reminds me of Kouros Body! I definitely deem it to be a clubbing fragrace and MAYBE for everyday use if you can pull it off. Another add to my wishlist!

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