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    Default Body Kouros = The Dreamer???

    I know, I know. . .I'm messing with two BN'er legends here. Mea culpa.

    I own The Dreamer and recently sampled BK. When I sniffed the BK on my skin, all I could think of was The Dreamer.

    Is my nose not working correctly? Do I have some sore of rare genetic malformation?

    HELP!

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    Default Re: Body Kouros = The Dreamer???

    To my nose they are quite different.

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    Default Re: Body Kouros = The Dreamer???

    Shouldn't be similar
    Bk= eucalyptus and vanilla
    Dreamer= hmmmm, not eucalyptus and vanilla

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    Sounds like you are getting a lot of musky sweetness. Are you able to distinguish between vanilla and tonka/coumarin? And have you worn a lot of sweet frags? If no to both, then it makes sense. Your "nose" needs time to "develop." Doing lots of sampling can speed the process along.
    Last edited by Bigsly; 10th September 2012 at 02:51 AM.

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    Nothing alike.
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    Default Re: Body Kouros = The Dreamer???

    Other than some gourmand notes, I do not sense much similarity between the two.

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    Default Re: Body Kouros = The Dreamer???

    I also do not smell any similarities between the 2.

    I'm trying to get rid of my bottle of BK because I just can't stand it anymore.

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    I don't think they smell anything alike. I like The Dreamer, but don't care for Body Kouros.

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    Default Re: Body Kouros = The Dreamer???

    well they both have vanilla in them.

    but the dreamer has tobacco, lilies and tonka bean.
    body kouros has eucalyptus and licorice.

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    Very different to me. Prefer BK. Dreamer is a powder bomb on me.

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    Default Re: Body Kouros = The Dreamer???

    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    Very different to me.
    To me also.

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    I own them both, and they are worlds apart. I think BK can be comparable to Lolita Lempicka though, except LL is clearly gourmand, while BK is clearly oriental. The Dreamer is hard to categorize.. maybe floriental (oriental/floral). I have tried A LOT of designer fragrances, and NOTHING comes close to The Dreamer.
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    They're quite different I'd say . I like The Dreamer better .

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    Default Re: Body Kouros = The Dreamer???

    Quote Originally Posted by Alain27 View Post
    They're quite different I'd say. I like The Dreamer better .
    I agree ^^^.

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    Do you mean the top notes or is this based on a full wearing? Either way, though we all have more or less the same sort of tool for detecting smells our hardware and software, as it were, which we read and react to them with is often worlds apart. Now throw skin into the mix. With variables this extreme almost anything is possible.

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    Lump me in with *everyone else* in that I'm not sure how you arrived at this conclusion. On paper, they're drastically different, and in practice, they have very different vibes. They're both semi-sweet, but that's about it. BK has a licorice-freshness (that I personally don't care for) and The Dreamer has a powdery laundry-fresh tobacco vibe (that I do like). I'd say give each one another shot when you're nose is 'blank' again. I would hope you'll see that they're worlds apart.

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    I don't see any similarities in smell between the two...Dramer is quite unpleasant smelling to me, Body Kouros is very nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraghead View Post
    Nothing alike.
    I agree.....Gary

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    It's kind of funny, because I wore Body Kouros yesterday for the first time in a long time, and I kept thinking of how much it reminded me of The Dreamer. Not so much in individual notes, but more in overall spirit - aggressive synthetics, presented upfront in a love-it-or-hate-it up manner. I also kept getting Hypnotic Poison vibes - again, not so much in the actual composition, but more in the attitude.

    So yeah, I can see it.

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    Default Re: Body Kouros = The Dreamer???

    Your nose is effed

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    Body Kouros is like 30% similiar to Le Male.
    Dreamer is like 35% similiar to Le Male

    (numbers just shooting out of my ass lol)

    So yes, they are in some way similiar but overall world away from each other and I'd never missmatch this 2 because they are both unique in its own way and Body Kouros is much better fragrance.
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    Default Re: Body Kouros = The Dreamer???

    Nope, not much alike at all. Though, Body Kouros does smell a lot like Pi Fraiche (Benzoine is the most prominent note in both). I don't know anything that really smells like the Dreamer, but Le Male has a few similar notes.

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    Default Re: Body Kouros = The Dreamer???

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    I own them both, and they are worlds apart. I think BK can be comparable to Lolita Lempicka though, except LL is clearly gourmand, while BK is clearly oriental. The Dreamer is hard to categorize.. maybe floriental (oriental/floral). I have tried A LOT of designer fragrances, and NOTHING comes close to The Dreamer.
    agree

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    Default Re: Body Kouros = The Dreamer???

    BK is much better, sexier and comes in a much more awesome bottle (or at least it used to).

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    Default Re: Body Kouros = The Dreamer???

    They are miles apart

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    The Magic Tree 'New Car' air freshener is very reminiscent of The Dreamer. Well, the one hanging in my shoe cupboard is, anyway. Mmmmmm.

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    Default Re: Body Kouros = The Dreamer???

    Well, what are the odds that of the tens of thousands of people here, making tens of thousands of comparisons over the last 12 years, that nobody noticed that Body Kouros = Dreamer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    Well, what are the odds that of the tens of thousands of people here, making tens of thousands of comparisons over the last 12 years, that nobody noticed that Body Kouros = Dreamer?
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    Two different frags.

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    Default Re: Body Kouros = The Dreamer???

    i do not get similarities. I had trouble finding vanilla in BK, only really got eucalyptus.
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    Default Re: Body Kouros = The Dreamer???

    OK, my take on BK is....burning marshmallow. Yes. Take a big marshmallow, put it on a fork. Turn a burner on the stove, and steek the marshmallow een de fire. Blow out dee fire. Before you eat marshmallow, smell eet. ==> Body Kouros. (OK now, I got a BIG sample from someone here on BN, and I wore it with success. I like the scent, but it smells like....well you read that already.)

    Versace's Dreamer is a sweet vanilla pipe tobacco with a very mild spice to it and a big fat dollup of Iris right in the middle of all the notes.

    They're both sweet but different. As different as an apricot and a wad of cotton candy. Just my $0.02

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    Default Re: Body Kouros = The Dreamer???

    Include me among those who don't get the comparison.

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