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    Default Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    Or unisex?

    What do you think?

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    Default Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    The oldschool members on this board will have a heart attack because of this topic.
    And I have to admit that I do find the question weird in this case, to the point that I think it's a joke.

    That being said, Kouros is 100% masculine. I think a lot of people agree with that.

    What makes you think it's feminine or unisex?

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    Default Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    It's quite sweet and heavily floral, but that's offset with a dirty-spiciness. I really don't see what makes it particularly gendered, really, but I find that true of many fragrances.

    Of course the old-school powerhouse crowd will come in and say "it's super-masculine!" And if that's what they need to think to enjoy the delightful Kouros, they're welcome to it.

    Either way, enjoy it as a great scent and don't worry about it, whoever you are.

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    Default Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    Masculine.

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    Default Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    Dosn't get much more masculine than this!
    But then again, I also find M7 to be über
    masculine, while others find it borderline
    feminine, so ...

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    Default Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    Wth? Seriously? And I thought people were over reacting saying there has been a string of ridiculous threads lately.

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    Default Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    This is fun! I don't remember seeing a big "K" thread for a while. I'm gonna say it's 100% feminine

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    Default Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    Well, on a less contentious issue, I think we can all agree it smells like urinal puckies.

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    Default Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    Trick question! It's neither! The correct answer is "disgusting".

    Honestly, I don't know how anybody could wear it....but there is no way I could picture a woman pulling this scent off.

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    Default Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    Masculine

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    Default Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    Masculine? Feminine? Barbarian...

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    Default Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    I'll say it's Masculine, because they don't usually have urinals in women's or shared rest rooms.
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    Default Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    To me it's masculine, but I'm a guy and I like it so naturally I'm going to say that.

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    Default Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    I <3 this thread. Talk about pushing buttons.

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    Default Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    I could see the opening being unisex, but the drydown is super masculine.

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    Default Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    Love Kouros and consider it masculine overall, but not 100%. Let's be honest: It's awfully floral, and most of the musk is pretty clean and powdery, similar to the musk in many feminine perfumes made today. The spices, herbs, lavender, woods, and "unwashed groin" quality are really the only factors keeping Kouros in the masculine realm, especially if it's smelled blind. I wouldn't go so far as to call Kouros unisex (come on), but doubtlessly 100% masculine...hardly.

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    Default Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    Quote Originally Posted by buzzley View Post
    Or unisex?

    What do you think?
    Is this a joke? It's a silly question.

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    Default Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    Unisex, but it's what my dream girlfriend would be wearing, along with a special type of belt.

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    Default Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    Well it is marketed as a men's fragrance, so it HAS to be masculine. Remember, the actual smell of the fragrance should never enter into the equation of determining whether a fragrance is masculine or feminine.
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    Default Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    Some females actually find it feminine, seriously.

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    Default Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    What the hell??

    Feminine of course! can't think of a man wearing this, that would be ridiculous!

    Most femenine frag only after Yatagan

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    Default Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    As far as I'm concerned NO fragrance is absolutely masculine/feminine. The individual nose decides.

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    Default Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    it's pansexual

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    Default Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    Quote Originally Posted by buzzley View Post
    Or unisex?

    What do you think?
    Somewhat more unisex than Quorum, more so if you associate amber and civet base notes with traditional feminine perfumes. Of the pine/artemisia fragrances I've tried, I can picture Yatagan being more popular with women than Kouros.

    I'd recommend sampling before giving it to your girlfriend or mother as a gift.

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    Default Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    I passed by a gorgeous blonde girl who wore something that smelled very similar to Kouros, it may have been a similar scent that just reacted well with her body chem.

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    Default Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    ..........
    Last edited by Descartes; 29th January 2012 at 02:09 PM.

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    Default Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    Quote Originally Posted by fountain View Post
    it's pansexual
    This has to be correct. In Jitterbug Perfume, the character Pan (the actual demigod) is very musky and very sexual, just like Kouros.
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    Default Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Suppressor View Post
    The oldschool members on this board will have a heart attack because of this topic.
    And I have to admit that I do find the question weird in this case, to the point that I think it's a joke.

    That being said, Kouros is 100% masculine. I think a lot of people agree with that.

    What makes you think it's feminine or unisex?
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    Default Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    I couldn't say Kouros is feminine smelling because I have never smelled Kouros on a woman before. I've only smelled it being worn by guys, so of course I think of it as a masculine smelling scent.

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    Default Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    I was wearing Kouros today and I think YSL missed out on making a "pour femme" version. Pair the basic Kouros accord with an enormous but well crafted floral note to bring the florals into stronger focus ( I'm thinking a big rose would be great in this, but so would tuberose or a skanky orange blossom ) and maybe remove the lavender ( it's already pretty quiet on me anyway ), and I think they would have had a winner on their hands.

    It's this kind of thing that makes me wish I knew enough about perfumery to tinker with frags.

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