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    Default Re: Do you think that Kouros is the ultimate best male fragrance ever?

    Yes why not.

    What comes close to it? Nothing!

    I would like to reformulate your question by adding one word:

    Do you think that Kouros is the ultimate best alpha male fragrance ever?


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    I personnaly use one bottle of Kouros each month. I get compliments even from the cashiers at wal-mart...
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  2. #62

    Default Re: Do you think that Kouros is the ultimate best male fragrance ever?

    I think it is a bit lacking in structure and prefer the similar Joint for Men. Then there is the reformulation issue, which with the most recent Kouros formulation appears to be quite significant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    the most recent Kouros formulation appears to be quite significant.
    What? I was not reformulated okay!?
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    Default Re: Do you think that Kouros is the ultimate best male fragrance ever?

    I haven't smelled the current reformulation but, based on the version I have, I'd say that it could stake a claim to that title. I think Yatagan might be its most formidable competition.

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    Default Re: Do you think that Kouros is the ultimate best male fragrance ever?

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    F*** you! Smell it first. What did I told you about thinking?
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    I have a vintage bottle and I think it's a complex and wonderful fragrance. I have not tried the new formulation ,so, I cannot comment on it's character.
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    Default Re: Do you think that Kouros is the ultimate best male fragrance ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by Baldini View Post
    Possibly, if by "male fragrance", you mean "fragrance made from the essence of a male, including his pits, feet, and nether-regions". In that regard, nothing comes close.
    So true.
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    Default Re: Do you think that Kouros is the ultimate best male fragrance ever?

    C'mon man!

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    C'mon man!
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    Default Re: Do you think that Kouros is the ultimate best male fragrance ever?

    No, but it is one of the big boys

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    Default Re: Do you think that Kouros is the ultimate best male fragrance ever?

    To directly answer the question, no. It is very good and obviously original, but as always, labeling the "best" something or other in an area as subjective as fragrance is ultimately an exercise in futility.
    I don't have a signature fragrance. My signature changes a little bit every day, why shouldn't my fragrance?
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  10. #70

    Default Re: Do you think that Kouros is the ultimate best male fragrance ever?

    Not the absolute best, but I do love this one and wear it regularly. It works well with my skin. I have one of the more desired batches, if that makes sense. My bottles have more silver on them, on the bottom, top etc. Much different from most of the later reforms.

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    Kouros is probably the ultimate worst male fragrance ever.

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    Default Re: Do you think that Kouros is the ultimate best male fragrance ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by Temptation View Post
    Do you consider Kouros as the best and revolutionary male scent ever made compared to any niche or designer brands?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post
    YES!

    Nothing has yet beaten Kouros for me when you look at the overall package:

    Uniqueness of scent
    Brutality of smell
    Longevity & Projection combined
    Price
    Versatility - can be worn all year round, in summer it smells even better

    In short this fragrance is a mile mark in the history of male fragrances.

    I understand the guys who think this smells of urinal cake, hospital and dentist, they most likely will never whole hearted get to appreciate Kouros.
    For us fans - Kouros is what all niche frags only dream of being day in, day out - but will never be - NEVA' NEVER EVER !!
    Well said. Also it has the best name/bottle and excels when it comes to manly sexiness. It sits on the throne alongside Moustache Concentree. Just thinking about it makes me want to give my bottle of Pure Malt to my little niece.

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    Not really

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    Default Re: Do you think that Kouros is the ultimate best male fragrance ever?

    No :|

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    Quote Originally Posted by JyyskNotes View Post
    Kouros is probably the ultimate worst male fragrance ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JyyskNotes View Post
    Kouros is probably the ultimate worst male fragrance ever.
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    No, but I consider The Rotters Club by Hatfield & the North as one of the greatest albums ever made.

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    Default Re: Do you think that Kouros is the ultimate best male fragrance ever?

    Possibly the crappiest replies to a thread I have seen on Basenotes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinijo View Post
    Possibly the crappiest replies to a thread I have seen on Basenotes.

    (Apart from the pro Kouros ones)

    :-)

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    Default Re: Do you think that Kouros is the ultimate best male fragrance ever?

    No. It's a great classic but far from being the greatest.

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    its a really fine fragrance. but to be the finest... that's subjective

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    Default Re: Do you think that Kouros is the ultimate best male fragrance ever?

    Certainly top ten, possibly a top five.
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    Default Re: Do you think that Kouros is the ultimate best male fragrance ever?

    Not even close

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    Default Re: Do you think that Kouros is the ultimate best male fragrance ever?

    I think this one hasn't stood the test of time, I can't imagine very many younger folks trying to smell like this

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    Default Re: Do you think that Kouros is the ultimate best male fragrance ever?

    Kouros is a timeless classic, an unquestionable aphrodisiac, sensual, mysterious and romantic. It never fails to impress.

    I wear six sprays when I walk into the nightclub, I approach the most attractive woman in the room, she asks me what I'm wearing (and wishes her boyfriend would wear that) and I always end up at her place for the night.

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    Default Re: Do you think that Kouros is the ultimate best male fragrance ever?

    There is no way, IMHO, one can say any male fragrance is the best or worst ever. I think Kouros is a remarkable and wonderful fragrance, just like many others, including Angel for Men!

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    Default Re: Do you think that Kouros is the ultimate best male fragrance ever?

    A well made fragrance but I could not wear it. It simply is not for me. But more power to those who can rock Kouros.

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    Default Re: Do you think that Kouros is the ultimate best male fragrance ever?

    No. The ultimate male fragrance is that of a young mature man that wears no fragrance for three days while working hard. That is what a man smells like. Anything else is alchemy.
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    Default Re: Do you think that Kouros is the ultimate best male fragrance ever?

    I strongly concur. I was about to write something to this effect, but Ken_Russell, as always, contributed a perfect comment to this thread.

    Truly one of the most, if not THE most, polarizing scents of all time.

    To each, their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Maybe not the absolute best, but almost certainly a scent likely to be often talked about almost for good or at least for a long time - it polarizes radically like almost no other male scent, it provokes passions and repulsions, it is loved, hated, wildly, intensely and wittily discussed, but unlikely to be overlooked anytime in near future
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    Kouros again. You know...

    I hear all this stuff on Basenotes about Kouros being a polarizing fragrance. You either love it or hate it, rah rah rah carefully measured discourse rah rah rehashed arguments ad nauseam rah rah blah. As for my own thirty-three-odd years of actually living on this planet (in several places around the globe, just to fend off the inevitable regional argument), I have never smelled Kouros on another human being, and if I did I would be severely disturbed, if not outright disgusted.

    Not at all trying to disparage all of you fine gentlemen who are so vastly more well-versed in fine fragrance than I am, but seriously... to 99% of the populace, the people who don't share your refined tastes and knowledge, this either smells like urine or urinal cakes. Sure, this is a masterpiece of composition, and I applaud anyone who recognizes that and appreciates it for what it is, because hey, we're fume nerds over here and that's what this whole forum is about. But every time I hear someone say they actually wear Kouros on a day-to-day basis in the modern world with great success, it can't help but strike me as more wishful thinking internet-boasting than actual proper reality. Because, dude? Honestly. Urinal cakes. Even girls smell urinal cakes there, and they don't generally tend to even frequent places with urinal cakes in them.

    This juice's application for any practical purpose is close to nil. I actually shudder to think what the people around you think of you when they smell that odor on you. I carry a certain sense of admiration for it because of its historical stature, but not once in a blue moon would I be caught dead wearing it because the people around me (as well as every other person in the modern world) would not even have a clue what to make of me.

    It's like a 70s leisure suit: you can appreciate the historical stature, you can see the place it had in its particular cultural epoch and you can understand how it was awesome, but try wearing a Travolta-style white suit to a night out in any modern-day city and see how far it gets you, beyond the obvious novelty status. People will laugh and joke with you for a single drink, but try it beyond that and I'm guessing you'll see just how far the novelty stretches.

    Kouros is the fragrance world's polyester suit - it had its time, but that time is over and done with by a long shot. It's an interesting (even intriguing) historical footnote, but in terms of today it is sadly and completely finished.

    Kouros is dead; long live Kouros(?)
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