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    Default Does Kouros and Body Kouros smells similar? Body Kouros a flanker of Kouros?

    Anyone know if these two smells alike? I just blind bought Kouros, do you think I will need body Kouros?
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    Default Re: Does Kouros and Body Kouros smells similar? Body Kouros a flanker of Kouros?

    Totally different.

    They are like Egoiste and Platinum Egoiste, only share a name in common.

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    Default Re: Does Kouros and Body Kouros smells similar? Body Kouros a flanker of Kouros?

    Body Kouros is indeed a flanker, but I also agree tht they are highly different amongst each other

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    Default Re: Does Kouros and Body Kouros smells similar? Body Kouros a flanker of Kouros?

    I wouldn't say you NEED but I believe you probably will enjoy it a lot. BK is quite different from K. BK opens with a "dusty liptus", very unique and its drydown is also a dusty benjoim, also very incensed.

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    Default Re: Does Kouros and Body Kouros smells similar? Body Kouros a flanker of Kouros?

    I've got samples of both on the way. I'll post up when I receive them.

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    Default Re: Does Kouros and Body Kouros smells similar? Body Kouros a flanker of Kouros?

    Quote Originally Posted by lgarruda View Post
    BK....drydown is also a dusty benjoim
    So that's the Portuguese for benzoin, then? I actually like it better than the English.

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    Default Re: Does Kouros and Body Kouros smells similar? Body Kouros a flanker of Kouros?

    two different perfumes, completely


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    Default Re: Does Kouros and Body Kouros smells similar? Body Kouros a flanker of Kouros?

    it's confusing that they have the same name. They really have nothing else in common besides the general proportion of the bottle. I made the mistake of buying Kouros instead of Body Kouros in my early days, before I was savvy to such nonsense. I had tried it several years earlier and loved it but it was too expensive. I wondered why I didnt like it the same way I remembered. Then a few years later I went fragrance shopping again and found Body Kouros, and then I was happy. And despite inflation, cost had approximately halved in the interim. Its a nice scent, i'm onto my second bottle (but now it has a lot more competition since I've gone perfume crazy)

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    Default Re: Does Kouros and Body Kouros smells similar? Body Kouros a flanker of Kouros?

    Very different from each other.

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    Default Re: Does Kouros and Body Kouros smells similar? Body Kouros a flanker of Kouros?

    Very very different. Going by your top ten you'll like Body Kouros much better than the original.

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    Default Re: Does Kouros and Body Kouros smells similar? Body Kouros a flanker of Kouros?

    I have both and cannot for the life of me see any similarity whatsoever. I recall one BNer in a past thread made some sort of argument that there was some sort similarity in the "architecture" of both.

    It seems to me that they only named it as a "Kouros" to cash in on the more familiar name.

    Having said all that, you may well like, but not dependent on liking Kouros. It's a very sweet scent. A good date scent. I don't think most would consider it totally gourmand, but like most YSL scents, it's very well done. I like that it's not a very common scent...a little hard to find...you won't smell it on a lot of guys.

    It opens with a kind of burnt sugar note. Looking at your top 10, it's most similar in "personality" to M7 - not that it smells like M7.

    I blind bought it based on so many BNer raves. A little hard to peg you Change1, but my guess is you would like it. Put regular Kouros out your mind before you consider it. Read the reviews in directory.
    Last edited by StylinLA; 30th May 2011 at 06:29 PM.

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    Default Re: Does Kouros and Body Kouros smells similar? Body Kouros a flanker of Kouros?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilgamesh2003 View Post
    Very very different. Going by your top ten you'll like Body Kouros much better than the original.
    Exactly! But you never know.....

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    Default Re: Does Kouros and Body Kouros smells similar? Body Kouros a flanker of Kouros?

    They smell pretty much the same. I could not tell them apart.
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    Default Re: Does Kouros and Body Kouros smells similar? Body Kouros a flanker of Kouros?

    No, it has nothing to do with Kouros and it's crap. Don't even bother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pk116 View Post
    No, it has nothing to do with Kouros and it's crap. Don't even bother.
    Everyone here is entitled to their opinion of course.

    But bear in mind there are 110 reviews in the directory. 91 positive 83%, 9 negative 9%. I'd hardly think it qualifies as "crap" to a lot of people.
    Last edited by StylinLA; 30th May 2011 at 07:43 PM.

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    Default Re: Does Kouros and Body Kouros smells similar? Body Kouros a flanker of Kouros?

    The two scents have virtually noting, save the name, in common. Kouros is an animalic fougère, Body Kouros is a sweet, boozy, licorice-flavored gourmand oriental. It is possible to enjoy one and not the other, and owning both does not entail wardrobe redundancy.

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    Default Re: Does Kouros and Body Kouros smells similar? Body Kouros a flanker of Kouros?

    Not similar at all.Kouros smell divine.Body Kouros is the worst flanker of Kouros IMO.

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    Default Re: Does Kouros and Body Kouros smells similar? Body Kouros a flanker of Kouros?

    despite the similarity in the names, body kouros is not in the slightest a flanker to kouros. the only thing the two have in common is incense accords. otherwise they're totally different. they're both excellent for that matter. do consult the reviews section here. regards.

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    Default Re: Does Kouros and Body Kouros smells similar? Body Kouros a flanker of Kouros?

    Not similar....BK smells like a sweet licorice/eucalyptus scent while regular Kouros smells like dog shit.

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    Default Re: Does Kouros and Body Kouros smells similar? Body Kouros a flanker of Kouros?

    I am surprised no one has ever asked this question before.
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    Default Re: Does Kouros and Body Kouros smells similar? Body Kouros a flanker of Kouros?

    They aren't even distant cousins to my nose and could easily stand alongside each other in any wardrode though I'd hardly consider either to be safe blind buys.

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    Default Re: Does Kouros and Body Kouros smells similar? Body Kouros a flanker of Kouros?

    Quote Originally Posted by change1 View Post
    Anyone know if these two smells alike?
    Yes I know. They smell nothing alike.


    Quote Originally Posted by change1 View Post
    I just blind bought Kouros, do you think I will need body Kouros?
    Only if you need an anise / liquorice fragrance in your wardrobe.

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    Default Re: Does Kouros and Body Kouros smells similar? Body Kouros a flanker of Kouros?

    Totally different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    i am surprised no one has ever asked this question before.
    lol!

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    Default Re: Does Kouros and Body Kouros smells similar? Body Kouros a flanker of Kouros?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surfacing View Post
    They smell pretty much the same. I could not tell them apart.
    To my nose it is not even close!

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    Default Re: Does Kouros and Body Kouros smells similar? Body Kouros a flanker of Kouros?

    Body Kouros is for boys
    Kouros is for men

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    Body Kouros was purchased blind through BN and I must say...it is delicious to sniff...! Really really enjoy it and it definitely grows on you...

    Having said that, I tried Kouros and I gagged... Found it horrific!

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    Default Re: Does Kouros and Body Kouros smells similar? Body Kouros a flanker of Kouros?

    This scentwas so odd and weird when i tesdted it back in 2000 when it initially was launched. But it definitely is something that is unique. BK is totally amazing and definitely body worthy. the original Kouros is so offensive and harsh that i want to slap the shit out of someone wearing it. i say go BKand never look back

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    Default Re: Does Kouros and Body Kouros smells similar? Body Kouros a flanker of Kouros?

    The only thing they have in common with each other is that they're both good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by change1 View Post
    do you think I (will) need body Kouros?
    Yes !
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    Default Re: Does Kouros and Body Kouros smells similar? Body Kouros a flanker of Kouros?

    Quote Originally Posted by Force of One View Post
    Not similar....BK smells like a sweet licorice/eucalyptus scent while regular Kouros smells like dog shit.
    same for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by pk116 View Post
    No, it has nothing to do with Kouros and it's crap. Don't even bother.
    I tend to agree with this. Not at all impressed with Body Kouros, but love Kouros.
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