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    Have anyone ever tried this one? Diamond Horus? It's an imitation of YSL Kouros?


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    Why don't you try it and tell us what you think?
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    Default Re: Have anyone ever tried Horus? The imitation of YSL Kouros...

    I'll stick with the genuine version.

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    you gotta credit the fakers for coming up with quite creative names..Horus is not bad...kouros could have chosen it

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    I heard that if you pee on your hand and let it dry it smells pretty close to Horus.

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    Horrific!!! The idea scares me....why copy Kouros?

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    Why even consider junk like that.

    If you like Kouros go get it !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post
    Why even consider junk like that.

    If you like Kouros go get it !!!
    Because if Kouros already smells like urinal cake... Horus could smell like something much more horrific????
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    Default Re: Have anyone ever tried Horus? The imitation of YSL Kouros...

    Its not as good as Soruok or Suroh.

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    I'm actually curious as to what this smells like.

    Quote Originally Posted by fazilicious View Post
    you gotta credit the fakers for coming up with quite creative names..Horus is not bad...kouros could have chosen it
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    Default Re: Have anyone ever tried Horus? The imitation of YSL Kouros...

    I have tried it, and it's not half as good as Kouros. It kind of skips the top notes, and goes straight to the drydown, but gets stuck in the middle, and it's much much lighter than Kouros. It's not bad for $8, but it's no replacement for Kouros.
    Last edited by dwrestle; 3rd February 2012 at 05:26 PM.

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    More like Whoreus .... ;o)

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    Default Re: Have anyone ever tried Horus? The imitation of YSL Kouros...

    Quote Originally Posted by dwrestle View Post
    I have tried it, and it's not half as good as Kouros. It kind of skips the top notes, and goes straight to the drydown, but gets stuck in the middle, and it's much much lighter than Kouros. It's not bad for $8, but it's no replacement for Kouros.
    hm that sounds better than kouros to me...

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    Actually I could see people who dislike Kouros because of it's power liking Horus. It has a much cleaner more mainstream smell than Kouros does while still smelling mainly like Kouros if that makes sense.

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    Default Re: Have anyone ever tried Horus? The imitation of YSL Kouros...

    I've tried it and love it. In fact the day after I purchased my bottle, I ordered a second bottle. For $10 on eBay you can't go wrong. It's a steal. Once it dries down for 10-15 minutes it drives my girl crazy. A very wearable cologne. Very alluring. My girl loves it. And so do I. Classy, sophisticated, manly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwrestle View Post
    I have tried it, and it's not half as good as Kouros. It kind of skips the top notes, and goes straight to the drydown, but gets stuck in the middle, and it's much much lighter than Kouros. It's not bad for $8, but it's no replacement for Kouros.
    Is it like the modern reformulated Kouros?

    Any more reviews of Horus?
    Vintage Kouros rocks

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    I tried it

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    Default Re: Have anyone ever tried Horus? The imitation of YSL Kouros...

    Quote Originally Posted by ManHomme View Post
    I tried it
    Well what was it like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBars View Post
    Well what was it like?
    I bought it.

    It makes an interesting impression of Kouros, good enough to be a flanker. I would call it Kouros épices vert. Kouros' perfumy quality remains in Horus, and just as strong too, but instead of the rich soapy dirtiness, you get a cheaper, spicy version without the dirty notes. I certainly get a semi-clean toilet association rather than the urinal cakes you get with Kouros. The spicy quality combined with the aura of the opening of Kouros (which is bang on in Horus) lends to a greenish tinge, hence the 'vert'. The dry down comes much quicker with Horus, in about halt the time, and it is very close to Kouros but dirtier. Yes, dirtier.

    For this, I give Horus a pass mark. If you are a Kouros fan, it is worth owning, though it might annoy you as your nose keeps referencing Kouros yet Horus only delivers 86% with some new notes. If you are not a Kouros fan, well you might not like it because it is a veritable version of Kouros, and it does everything Kouros does, just differently.

    But for $10, what is there to lose?
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    Default Re: Have anyone ever tried Horus? The imitation of YSL Kouros...

    I got some too, which makes no sense, since I actually don't like Kouros. But I like Horus better, since it skips Kouros' searingly sweet top notes entirely. It does smell cheap, but it does also resemble Kouros.

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    Kouros is an uniques scent and i love it.
    Wouldnt care for this one from the descriptions.

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    Default Re: Have anyone ever tried Horus? The imitation of YSL Kouros...

    Sorry, I cannot bring myself to buying Horus. Nothing against those that have. I also WILL NOT buy current L'Oreal-produced Kouros...

    Vintage Kouros is a masterpiece. I'll stay there - and wear it with a grin!

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    Default Re: Have anyone ever tried Horus? The imitation of YSL Kouros...

    Just ran into "The Diamond Collection" myself.

    I thought I'd mention that these knock-offs get relatively good scores on Amazon. One review in particular for a DG for Men knockoff (called "Gentleman") was from a Chem student who actually put compared it to the real thing using Gas Chromotography. Interestingly both had very similar profiles though DB had it in higher concentrations.

    Still, not bad for $10.

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    Default Re: Have anyone ever tried Horus? The imitation of YSL Kouros...

    Respect for Horus here as well. When I read about how horrible some scent-matching operations do, where they send you something that doesn't even resemble what you wanted, I realize how good of a job this knock-off company is doing.

    Indeed - Horus smells very similar to any of the official "cleaned-up" flankers of Kouros. I still prefer Kouros, but I can see breaking out Horus for places where Kouros might be too much.

    At the price, Horus seems horribly sketchy, but man - it really smells very similar to Kouros.
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    There's a "cheapo" called Tobacco 1800 by Crusellas that is reasonably close to Kouros, especially at first, but then it becomes a lot weaker than Kouros, according to the Pour Monsieur blog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sybarite View Post
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    More like Whoreus .... ;o)
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