hi guys. i just got a brand new tester of kouros, and it does not seem to be the longevity/projection monster i remember from my twink days. it seems like the update (which lacks the civet, apparently) is a weaker concoction compared to that from the early 80's. pls tell me, does it project nicely on you, and how many hours does it last, approximately?
i can still return it and get body kouros or lolita lempicka au masculin instead, which i love but have not worn for ages. the shop i got my kouros from have been reliable, only that they do not keep testers for their customers to try, so i cannot test the bk and au masculin for longevity/sillage. any serious advice would be more than welcome. thank you.
Last edited by fountain; 10th November 2010 at 06:54 PM.
In my experience, modern Kouros has more or less the same prescense and longevity as it used to, but it's not quite as rich and dense.
Kouros lasts a really long time and more or less never stops projecting. I get AT LEAST 12 hours of it.. any less is probably due to fatigue. I find that it works well on the chest.
also I'm pretty sure I have the newest or a newer bottle (got it from Perfumania)
Body Kouros are fantastic, but i dont get more than 4 hours of lasting.
Silage are weak too.
Its me, i have a dinosaur skin.
I have had absolutely no longevity problems with Kouros over the years.
I have a 100 ml tester of Kouros which I purchased within the past 2 years, and I have no projection/sillage or longevity issues whatsoever. It is a real monster of a fragrance, not at all deficient in the infamous civet note! Fantastic juice!
I have bought Kouros in the beginning of this year and you are right !! I read that due to new European standards, the formula has again changed... This is defenitly NOT the Kouros as it was... I ve worn it only two times since then... YSL, what are you doing with once such a great scent !!
I hold some vintage Kouros EDT in store.Even the after shave from the same line has tremendous longevity and projection.
I've never tried current version.What a shame if YSL changed this classic fragrance!
thank you very much, guys.