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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?
    i agree this leans to the masc side quite a bit and i am putting it mildly i could not see a girl putting this on herself.

  2. #32

    Default Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    kouros smells like a mens urinal , that as man as it gets , that should answer ur question lol

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    Masculine.

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    Can't get any more masculine than Kouros.

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    Default Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
    As far as I'm concerned NO fragrance is absolutely masculine/feminine. The individual nose decides.
    +1 Totally agree there.

    Regardless of whether something is marketed or advertised as feminine or masculine, any perfume is simply down to the individual who enjoys wearing it. So if a man or woman prefers to buy and use something that is targeted towards their opposite sex, as long as they think it smells good on them and they enjoy it, what the heck

  6. #36

    Default Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    Sometimes Kouros is just Kouros.

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    Haven't read any reposes above. I'm guessing it's for shemales? Marsians or aliens? Maybe we should check their genitals?

  8. #38

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    ... i could not see a girl putting this on herself.
    Hey, guys, I can't resist jumping into the fray here. I agree that a GIRL probably wouldn't wear Kouros, but I think there are probably some WOMEN that would.

    I've sniffed Kouros before, but I haven't tried it on skin. I love the clove and incense but generally struggle with the sharpness of the oakmoss -- but oakmoss is an issue for me in any frag, not just Kouros. I have the same problem with vetiver.

    That being said, a number of my favorite frags trend toward the "masculine" end of the spectrum, and I've now decided that, just to be contrary, I'm going to sample Kouros on skin today or tomorrow and report back.

    But here are my general thoughts on this issue:

    (1) From the perspective of those who aren't wearing the scent (but smelling it), I think categorizing a fragrance as "masculine" or "feminine" has as much to do with the smeller's expectations as with the composition of the fragrance itself. My DH prefers it when I smell "girly," which for me means either Bois de Violette, Sarrasins, or Carnal Flower (although with the cumin, leather, and indolic notes, none of these 3 could be considered a "clean" feminine frag). However, I've received a surprisingly high number of compliments from both men and women in my office when I wear "masculine" scents like Amber Absolute, Avignon, Muscs Koublai Khan, Fumerie Turque, Je Suis Un Homme, and Halston Z-14. Those compliments generally fall into 2 categories: (a) "Oh my God, what are you wearing? It's so different, and it's incredible!" and (b) "That smells really familiar, and I can't place it, but it smells really good!" When they find out that I'm wearing what some/most would consider a men's fragrance, some are a little puzzled and not sure what to do with that (given that they liked it so much), and some are positively intrigued and, if anything, like it even more because it turned their expectations upside down. Interestingly, women tend to be more confused by my fragrance choices than men.

    (2) From the perspective of the wearer of the scent, I think it all depends on one's preferences and, perhaps, one's concerns about how others will react to a particular fragrance. I personally don't give a rat's ass whether a fragrance is categorized as masculine, feminine, or unisex. If I love it and think it smells good on me (e.g., my bones dissolve when I smell Avignon on me), I'm wearing it. Period. Full stop. If others are confused by my choices, or a twenty-something young woman asks me after sniffing a sample of Amber Absolute how I can wear something so "strong," I say that the strength and variety of my fragrances reflects my personality -- and, ultimately, I wear what makes me happy.

    I am not "typically feminine" in my fragrance choices (by which I mean predominantly -- and stereotypically -- floral, fruity, light musky, and clean). I NEED something dirty in my frags to keep it interesting for me, whether it's leather, skanky musk, amber, incense, smoke, tobacco, etc. If that means that I wear more "masculine" than "feminine" fragrances, so be it.

    Sorry for the novella, guys. I just find this conversation (and the one about males who wear feminine fragrances) very interesting.

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    Default Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    Quote Originally Posted by ExtremeKF View Post
    Hey, guys, I can't resist jumping into the fray here. I agree that a GIRL probably wouldn't wear Kouros, but I think there are probably some WOMEN that would.

    I've sniffed Kouros before, but I haven't tried it on skin. I love the clove and incense but generally struggle with the sharpness of the oakmoss -- but oakmoss is an issue for me in any frag, not just Kouros. I have the same problem with vetiver.

    That being said, a number of my favorite frags trend toward the "masculine" end of the spectrum, and I've now decided that, just to be contrary, I'm going to sample Kouros on skin today or tomorrow and report back.

    But here are my general thoughts on this issue:

    (1) From the perspective of those who aren't wearing the scent (but smelling it), I think categorizing a fragrance as "masculine" or "feminine" has as much to do with the smeller's expectations as with the composition of the fragrance itself. My DH prefers it when I smell "girly," which for me means either Bois de Violette, Sarrasins, or Carnal Flower (although with the cumin, leather, and indolic notes, none of these 3 could be considered a "clean" feminine frag). However, I've received a surprisingly high number of compliments from both men and women in my office when I wear "masculine" scents like Amber Absolute, Avignon, Muscs Koublai Khan, Fumerie Turque, Je Suis Un Homme, and Halston Z-14. Those compliments generally fall into 2 categories: (a) "Oh my God, what are you wearing? It's so different, and it's incredible!" and (b) "That smells really familiar, and I can't place it, but it smells really good!" When they find out that I'm wearing what some/most would consider a men's fragrance, some are a little puzzled and not sure what to do with that (given that they liked it so much), and some are positively intrigued and, if anything, like it even more because it turned their expectations upside down. Interestingly, women tend to be more confused by my fragrance choices than men.

    (2) From the perspective of the wearer of the scent, I think it all depends on one's preferences and, perhaps, one's concerns about how others will react to a particular fragrance. I personally don't give a rat's ass whether a fragrance is categorized as masculine, feminine, or unisex. If I love it and think it smells good on me (e.g., my bones dissolve when I smell Avignon on me), I'm wearing it. Period. Full stop. If others are confused by my choices, or a twenty-something young woman asks me after sniffing a sample of Amber Absolute how I can wear something so "strong," I say that the strength and variety of my fragrances reflects my personality -- and, ultimately, I wear what makes me happy.

    I am not "typically feminine" in my fragrance choices (by which I mean predominantly -- and stereotypically -- floral, fruity, light musky, and clean). I NEED something dirty in my frags to keep it interesting for me, whether it's leather, skanky musk, amber, incense, smoke, tobacco, etc. If that means that I wear more "masculine" than "feminine" fragrances, so be it.

    Sorry for the novella, guys. I just find this conversation (and the one about males who wear feminine fragrances) very interesting.
    Thank you ExtremeKF. We definitely appreciate your input.
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    Default Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    Regardless of whether something is marketed or advertised as feminine or masculine, any perfume is simply down to the individual who enjoys wearing it. So if a man or woman prefers to buy and use something that is targeted towards their opposite sex, as long as they think it smells good on them and they enjoy it, what the heck
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Remember, the actual smell of the fragrance should never enter into the equation of determining whether a fragrance is masculine or feminine.
    Kouros is whatever you want it to be.

  12. #42

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    I actually made a thread on Kouros not too long ago and commented seriuosly on its delicate femininity. Its a little more feminine than people give it credit for.

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    Default Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    Oh, I'm going to have to slap you upside the head! Sorry, but I've got to for the insolence of your query.
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    Double post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pappy View Post
    I actually made a thread on Kouros not too long ago and commented seriuosly on its delicate femininity. Its a little more feminine than people give it credit for.
    It definitely has some feminine notes up top, and I could see my wife wearing Kouros. It's a confounding formulation, but not as dangerous as many would have you believe. Just go easy on application and you'll find that it's very complex. It's better known for its strength than it complexity, and that's the problem....

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