Code of Conduct
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 46
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Monterrey, Nuevo Len
    Posts
    443

    Unhappy recently reformulated kouros?

    yesterday i tried like for the fifth time kouros at an official retailer
    i was finally convinced and decided to Buy it

    so today afew moments ago i went to the grey market and Buy it (also Bought ysl - pour homme haute concentration, yeah imma ysl-head lol, but thats not the point)
    i just sprayed at my wrist, and it doesnt smell the like the one i tried yesterday
    it smells like it skipped the top notes and went straight to powdery middle notes
    it lacks the incrediBle sharp fresh top notes from the one i tested yesterday at an official stores

    But mayBe this official store/grey market thing its not the proBle (i've Bought almost all my Bottles there and all are authentics)
    Because i checked the serial numBer at the Bottom of the Bottle
    62h709 at checkcomestic.net
    and it says its valid for at least 30 months,
    Date of manufacture:july 2011

    so thats why im asking if kouros went through a reformulation or what?

    please some help me, i mayBe will Be returning it Before 9pm

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Monterrey, Nuevo Len
    Posts
    443

    Default Re: recently reformulated kouros?

    another detail that might Be important:
    only the cap has metal up and down

    the Bottle doesnt have the metal Bottom
    is white, same as the Bottle

  3. #3
    hednic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    McLean, NYC, & Bzios
    Posts
    109,556

    Default Re: recently reformulated kouros?

    If it has, it would be the first time I have heard of it happening.

  4. #4
    smeller
    Guest

    Default Re: recently reformulated kouros?

    Since I received a sealed bottle of recent Kouros (also 2011 according to CheckCosmetic) as a christmas gift, I'm also curious to know if some knowledged Kouros fan already did a serious comparison between the newer juice and the previous, as I don't feel safe to unseal this bottle yet. Kind of a Kouros "update thread".

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Monterrey, Nuevo Len
    Posts
    443

    Default Re: recently reformulated kouros?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWyvV...layer_embedded

    my Bottle is the same as in this video

  6. #6
    smeller
    Guest

    Default Re: recently reformulated kouros?

    neo_angel, could you please post a pic of your box bottom (where the codes are) and back (list of ingredients)?

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Monterrey, Nuevo Len
    Posts
    443

    Default Re: recently reformulated kouros?

    ok i'll try, imma have to find the passwords of photoBucket.com or something like that

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Monterrey, Nuevo Len
    Posts
    443

    Default Re: recently reformulated kouros?













  9. #9

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Monterrey, Nuevo Len
    Posts
    443

    Default Re: recently reformulated kouros?

    there you go

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Monterrey, Nuevo Len
    Posts
    443

    Default Re: recently reformulated kouros?

    can anyone post pictures of the Box of the not-so-reformulated kouros?

    i know even the ones with metalic shoulders and Bottom are reformulated
    But this one i have is reformulated as f....
    very toned down, no strong sharp top notes

  11. #11

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Monterrey, Nuevo Len
    Posts
    443

    Default Re: recently reformulated kouros?

    my cell phone takes crappy pictures
    But this is a Better picture of the Back of the Box:




  12. #12
    smeller
    Guest

    Default Re: recently reformulated kouros?

    Very interesting. So your box doesn't mentions "2YF02-2" or "2YF02-3".

    Am I wrong or the bottom of your box doesn't mention the number 81100 either? Are you sure it is legit?

    My sealed bottle is from april 2011 and mentions "2YF02-3" and 81100.

    Also, your box doesn't have barcodes in the bottom, and the ingredient's list is in the middle of the box, not in the lower part.

    Perhaps you just spotted a huge Kouros reformulation. I'm still waiting for other comments about this "non-metallic bottle", though.

  13. #13

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Monterrey, Nuevo Len
    Posts
    443

    Default Re: recently reformulated kouros?

    Quote Originally Posted by smeller View Post
    Very interesting. So your box doesn't mentions "2YF02-2" or "2YF02-3".

    Am I wrong or the bottom of your box doesn't mention the number 81100 either? Are you sure it is legit?

    My sealed bottle is from april 2011 and mentions "2YF02-3" and 81100.

    Also, your box doesn't have barcodes in the bottom, and the ingredient's list is in the middle of the box, not in the lower part.

    Perhaps you just spotted a huge Kouros reformulation. I'm still waiting for other comments about this "non-metallic bottle", though.
    the serial at the Bottom is in white text thats why the camera didnt catch it
    it says: 62h709
    that numBer actually appears as valid at checkcosmetic.net
    i think this is mayBe the latest Bottle design which came with a lower quality formulation

  14. #14
    bourbon108's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Boston, MA area
    Posts
    188

    Default Re: recently reformulated kouros?

    Quote Originally Posted by neo_angel View Post
    the serial at the Bottom is in white text thats why the camera didnt catch it
    it says: 62h709
    that numBer actually appears as valid at checkcosmetic.net
    i think this is mayBe the latest Bottle design which came with a lower quality formulation
    Something I noticed is that in the photos above, parfum/fragrance is listed as the third ingredient, after alcohol and water. It's listed as the second ingredient in my '2YF02-3' version.

    I'm not sure exactly how much this means, but perhaps something given we're comparing versions of the same fragrance.

  15. #15

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Monterrey, Nuevo Len
    Posts
    443

    Default Re: recently reformulated kouros?

    this version of kouros is not worth purchasing
    this is not the kouros i like, mayBe its a new Bottle design with a new formula
    But im not diggin it enuff, this is more soapy, powdery and digestiBle
    i know kouros at this point has Being reformulated several times
    But i didn't like this formulation
    the one i tried one day before with metalic shoulders and Bottom still awsome

    btw, is that ysl - pour homme haute concentration in your picture?
    awsome scent, i just got me one Bottle of that, im loving
    Blind Bought it, its just what i expected, herBal and strong and dated as f...

  16. #16
    smeller
    Guest

    Default Re: recently reformulated kouros?

    neo_angel, 88100 is not the batch code, but the product code. I wonder if your bottle brings that number in any place. The single fact of omitting this would be a strong sign of reformulation. Can you confirm that this number is really absent in your box?

  17. #17
    Dependent lovingthealien's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Melbourne, FL
    Posts
    1,341

    Default Re: recently reformulated kouros?

    I was skeptical until I saw the picture of the back of the box. The ingredients list is waaaaaaayyyyyyy different from my box. God damn it, L'Oreal! I HATE YOU!

  18. #18

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Monterrey, Nuevo Len
    Posts
    443

    Default Re: recently reformulated kouros?

    Quote Originally Posted by smeller View Post
    neo_angel, 88100 is not the batch code, but the product code. I wonder if your bottle brings that number in any place. The single fact of omitting this would be a strong sign of reformulation. Can you confirm that this number is really absent in your box?
    there's no nomBer such as 88100
    the serial numBer is in the Back of the Bottle
    the code is: 62h709
    it is inside the text in Black that it is all around the stamp
    the camera didnt get it Becus it is white and too small, and the picture were took By a cell phone

  19. #19

    Default Re: recently reformulated kouros?

    Kouros refuses to be reformulated. Bad a** that one.

  20. #20
    smeller
    Guest

    Default Re: recently reformulated kouros?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oproust View Post
    Kouros refuses to be reformulated. Bad a** that one.
    True, until they do it. If L'oreal already did it with with the dinosaur Polo Green, perhaps now it's Kouros time.

  21. #21
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    7,186

    Default Re: recently reformulated kouros?

    it sounds like it was not stored properly ... see >>>>> http://www.basenotes.net/threads/255...me-and-storage

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulSC View Post
    The top notes, being more volatile, are generally the first to go and will be the most vulnerable to heat and light. Properly stored, a fragrance can be good-as-new after 10 years.

  22. #22

    Default Re: recently reformulated kouros?

    Also keep in mind there is nothing preventing a maker of fakes from printing a valid batch # on the bottom.

  23. #23
    smeller
    Guest

    Default Re: recently reformulated kouros?

    According to the OP description, I think the probability of being a fake is higher than just bad storage. Sorry, neo_angel, but I hope you bottle is a fake.

  24. #24

    Default Re: recently reformulated kouros?

    OMG, they've reformulated Kouros?! So it doesn't smell of BO and Patchoulli anymore?!!? Damn...what a shame...

  25. #25

    Default Re: recently reformulated kouros?

    So is it just a change in the bottle, or also a reformulation of the juice?

  26. #26

    Default Re: recently reformulated kouros?

    Wasn't there a report about a year ago Kouros was being discontinued? I'm sure many of us would appreciate someone with accurate information about Kouros' current status.
    Current Top Five:

    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

  27. #27
    Delicious Scent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Regina, Saskatchewan
    Posts
    752

    Default

    Ah shit, I rarely used kouros because I can't tell how much I have left, and this news made me even more paranoid.

  28. #28
    smeller
    Guest

    Default Re: recently reformulated kouros?

    Quote Originally Posted by barclaydetolly View Post
    Wasn't there a report about a year ago Kouros was being discontinued? I'm sure many of us would appreciate someone with accurate information about Kouros' current status.
    There are rumours that they not only discontinued it, but there is also a CIA plan to take back all the bottles from our homes, no matter where we live, and use them as a weapon against terrorists. Some say that there are aliens involved.

  29. #29
    Duke Hunt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Heartbreak Hotel
    Posts
    3,725

    Default Re: recently reformulated kouros?

    I just purchased a 50ml of Kouros today, after getting home and giving the back of my hand a liberal spray, the fragrance seemed different and devoid of anything remotely animalic, almost like it was too muted/clean/smooth and had skipped right to the dry down. Finding this thread I used www.checkcosmetic.net only to find that the bottle was from 2009, supposedly only good for 36 months and with 1 month left to go of that time frame!

    Luckily I live across the road from the mall which I bought it, so I marched back over there and was very fortunate to get a full refund.

  30. #30

    Default Re: recently reformulated kouros?

    Quote Originally Posted by neo_angel View Post
    my cell phone takes crappy pictures
    But this is a Better picture of the Back of the Box:



    I looked on my box and the difference in ingredients is that you only have Evernia Prunastri (Oakmoss ex.), on my box there is E. Prunastri + E. Furfuracea (Tree moss extract).
    Mine is on checkcosmetics 2009

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 31
    Last Post: 19th December 2011, 03:55 PM
  2. Most reaching for recently?
    By ra08 in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 54
    Last Post: 19th May 2010, 08:32 PM
  3. Has Eucris been reformulated recently?
    By WillC in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 9th February 2010, 07:24 AM
  4. What would a reformulated KOUROS without tree moss smell like?
    By DesGrieux in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 8th December 2009, 03:03 AM
  5. Kouros, Body Kouros, Kouros Cologne Sport
    By walkman586 in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 15th February 2007, 03:18 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  



Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000