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    Default How long until Kouros mellows out?

    I bought a sample of Kouros and I am currently doing a review thread in the Just Starting Out section. Anyway I have had it on for about an hour and a half or so. Is there an approximate time frame that Kouros will mellow out? It is not nearly as strong on my wrist but smells almost identical from when I first put it on. Any tips for a first time Kouros testing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike1990 View Post
    I bought a sample of Kouros and I am currently doing a review thread in the Just Starting Out section. Anyway I have had it on for about an hour and a half or so. Is there an approximate time frame that Kouros will mellow out? It is not nearly as strong on my wrist but smells almost identical from when I first put it on. Any tips for a first time Kouros testing?
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    Default Re: How long until Kouros mellows out?

    It never did for me, but remained stuck in the top notes (or top & heart).

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    When you reach 35, it mellows out, sort of.
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    Kouros has a half-life similar to carbon-14, about 5,730 years.

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    I've been wearing this for at least 20 Years, It's still has'nt mellowed. I love it

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    I guess mellow is a relative term. For me, it's about 30 minutes before it settles to something not terribly civet laced.

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    Default Re: How long until Kouros mellows out?

    It goes on mellow. I don't understand the question.......?????
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    Default Re: How long until Kouros mellows out?

    I really like Kouros much better after about the first 20 minutes. I also would not put it on my wrists if you plan on eating or drinking.

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    That's a hard question to answer. I love every second it's on my skin, so I don't really notice the difference.

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    Default Re: How long until Kouros mellows out?

    I'd say after a couple hours at least

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    IMO it dies after 2 hours. All EDT-strength scents do.

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    Default Re: How long until Kouros mellows out?

    Quote Originally Posted by mike1990 View Post
    I have had it on for about an hour and a half or so. Is there an approximate time frame that Kouros will mellow out?
    If you're referring to the sharp, crushed pine needle aspect of it - hours and hours on tester paper. On my skin, that lasts 30-90 minutes at best before it dies down to a very mellow amber. Since I do like the opening, and the civet wasn't all that strong in the sample I tried, I've gone with other choices. Maybe I'll have to try it again sometime :shrug:

    Go ahead and give Kouros a full day's wear though, because it may be a matter of how strongly you've applied it relative to *your* skin's conditions. When I've sprayed one or two sprays too many of Xeryus, the artemisia top note would take half a day for just that one note to die down into something less "in your face."

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    Kouros is supposed to be a strong scent. It's not designed to smell disgusting at first, and then smell nice later on. It's a Powerhouse.

    It may be that you just don't like Kouros, and that's okay.
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    It will never mellow out....
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    I still think that Kouros has one of the most gorgeous dry downs in designer perfumery. I absolutely adore the dry down. I do not, however, enjoy every minute of the eight long hours that it takes for that dry down to begin. I am not too keen on the unwashed athletic smell (the civet note) which seems to dominate the first 6 to 8 hours. It 'almost' makes the dry down not worth waiting for, but I am still hooked, nevertheless. Kouros is full of character, but I will NEVER wear it in a formal setting (in formal attire) again ------> http://www.basenotes.net/group.php?d...&showignored=1 .

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