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    Default I finally found a public toilet smelling like Kouros, and it was wonderful!

    I honestly don't get all these people complaining about Kouros, one of my all time favourite collognes, smelling like urinal cake, toilet cleansing products or any other product related to human excretions. For me this is a clean and soapy smell with just enough civet to make it interesting and addictive. But last Friday, for the first time in my life, I visited a toilet in a small Hotel in a small Town of Switzerland that actually smelled like Kouros. I don't know which product they use for cleaning or dedodorizing it but it was probably the most wonderful smelling, clean and well attended toilet in my life and I wish every public restroom in the world would smell like this.

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    Default Re: I finally found a public toilet smelling like Kouros, and it was wonderful!

    The thing is once your nose has made the association with Kouros and toilet urinal cakes, do you really want to be smelling like one yourself.lol


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    Default Re: I finally found a public toilet smelling like Kouros, and it was wonderful!

    Thing is that I like wearing Kouros and I don't care what other people associate it with.

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    Default Re: I finally found a public toilet smelling like Kouros, and it was wonderful!

    <gags>

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    Default Re: I finally found a public toilet smelling like Kouros, and it was wonderful!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ender View Post
    Thing is that I like wearing Kouros and I don't care what other people associate it with.
    Same here.

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    Some restrooms smell like Kouros, some like (a possibly off) bottle of Maxim's ph. I enjoy them all.

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    Default Re: I finally found a public toilet smelling like Kouros, and it was wonderful!

    The smell of a clean maintenence bathroom is awesome... Kouros!!!
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    Default Re: I finally found a public toilet smelling like Kouros, and it was wonderful!

    I was intrigued by Kouros, then I started reading things like the topic the OP posted about, which turns me off from wanting to try the fragrance, but I'm still thinking about giving it a go.

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    Default Re: I finally found a public toilet smelling like Kouros, and it was wonderful!

    I don't like it, it is harsh and the incense smells like the cheapest stuff in a headshop. It is very much like a blue urinal cake being used as an incense holder. I also couldn't scrub it off, even with soap and a microfiber exfoliating washcloth.

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    Default Re: I finally found a public toilet smelling like Kouros, and it was wonderful!

    Well, if Kouros has this reputation, it was only a matter of time until this scent got replicated in real life

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    Default Re: I finally found a public toilet smelling like Kouros, and it was wonderful!

    Thanks, Ender. I think this completes the arc of the whole Kouros argument. There is a prophesy in the Book of Indoles that one day a child would come among the scholars in the temple arguing about whether Kouros smelled like urine cakes, and the child would say that he had found a urine cake that smelled like Kouros. So that makes Ender the Kouros Messiah. I can die now.
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    Default Re: I finally found a public toilet smelling like Kouros, and it was wonderful!

    Some people like smelling like toilets and others like smelling good.

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    Default Re: I finally found a public toilet smelling like Kouros, and it was wonderful!

    Or maybe the controversy rages on.
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    Default Re: I finally found a public toilet smelling like Kouros, and it was wonderful!

    Urinal cakes are tasty.
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    Default Re: I finally found a public toilet smelling like Kouros, and it was wonderful!

    Quote Originally Posted by Strollyourlobster View Post
    Thanks, Ender. I think this completes the arc of the whole Kouros argument. There is a prophesy in the Book of Indoles that one day a child would come among the scholars in the temple arguing about whether Kouros smelled like urine cakes, and the child would say that he had found a urine cake that smelled like Kouros. So that makes Ender the Kouros Messiah. I can die now.
    LMAO @ Book of Indoles

    "Ender"? Let us fervently hope he's not the Antikouros!
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    Default Re: I finally found a public toilet smelling like Kouros, and it was wonderful!

    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    LMAO @ Book of Indoles

    "Ender"? Let us fervently hope he's not the Antikouros!
    I'm neither I guess . Kouros is the perfume for the frenchman inside of me. It puts a big smile on my face and it makes me feel good everytime and everywhere I smell it, may it be in a public restroom or at the court of the Queen of England. I don't care the least if it makes me smell like a toilet as long as it is a fine smelling toilet...

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    Default Re: I finally found a public toilet smelling like Kouros, and it was wonderful!

    I finally found Kouros smelling like a public toilet, and it was awful!

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    Default Re: I finally found a public toilet smelling like Kouros, and it was wonderful!

    Well I finally smelled Kouros for the first time and...I like it. Why is everyone torn on this. It's a nice scent.

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    Default Re: I finally found a public toilet smelling like Kouros, and it was wonderful!

    Quote Originally Posted by Oupavoc View Post
    Well I finally smelled Kouros for the first time and...I like it. Why is everyone torn on this. It's a nice scent.
    I agree with you Oupavoc, it's a very nice fragrance.
    Last edited by laph; 30th December 2011 at 02:29 PM.

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    Default Re: I finally found a public toilet smelling like Kouros, and it was wonderful!

    Quote Originally Posted by Grottola View Post
    Urinal cakes are tasty.
    And calorie-free, too!
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    Thanks for making sure that Basenoters pet theme will continue

    to protect the innocent in 2012 also !

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    Default Re: I finally found a public toilet smelling like Kouros, and it was wonderful!

    Quote Originally Posted by narcus View Post

    Thanks for making sure that Basenoters pet theme will continue

    to protect the innocent in 2012 also !

    I thought the Basenotes pet theme was "Green Irish Tweed smells like Cool Water"...

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    Default Re: I finally found a public toilet smelling like Kouros, and it was wonderful!

    I'd rather hold it in....

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    Default Re: I finally found a public toilet smelling like Kouros, and it was wonderful!

    ..and I'd rather she held it.
    'Those who grow too big for their pants will be exposed in the end'--anon

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    Default Re: I finally found a public toilet smelling like Kouros, and it was wonderful!

    On a related note, I ran into a homeless guy on the subway, who from about 10 feet away, smelled exactly like the opening of Antaeus (reformulation). However, his smell became decidedly non-Chanel-like as you got closer.

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    Default Re: I finally found a public toilet smelling like Kouros, and it was wonderful!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ender View Post
    I thought the Basenotes pet theme was "Green Irish Tweed smells like Cool Water"...
    Ender, We need a poll, we need another poll
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    Default Re: I finally found a public toilet smelling like Kouros, and it was wonderful!

    Please join the debate about my theory. Actually I will be making a documentary on this subject that will air next year on The Perfume Channel, entitled Why Kouros makes Americans Puke

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/280...oom-Deodorizer

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    Default Re: I finally found a public toilet smelling like Kouros, and it was wonderful!

    Interesting. Yesterday at the changing room of the gym some nice fellow asked me if I was wearing Aqua di Parma just after having put on Kouros. I never thought that these two could be mistaken for each other, but now I see that he actually had a point. There's certainly a generous amount of fleur d'oranger and bergamot (?) in the opening notes of Kouros which give it a "colognish" touch.

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    Default Re: I finally found a public toilet smelling like Kouros, and it was wonderful!

    What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!

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