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  • I wouldn't buy it for $25, much less $50 or $70

    15 31.25%
  • I would buy it for $25, but if it were more expensive, I wouldn't

    13 27.08%
  • It's a good fragrance, so it would even be worth double its price

    20 41.67%
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    Default Body Kouros: Good, or only good for the price?

    Do you think Body Kouros is mainly good because it is cheap or is it good in its own right?

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    Default Re: Body Kouros: Good, or only good for the price?

    It's a sweet frag that I like and think it's good, but yeah I guess the price is quite an allure with it. I don't think it's better than any of the following other sweet desigers: La Nuit, Le Male, The One, DH/DHI, LIDGE, DG PH, AMen and its pures, Rochas, Pi, these are off the top of my head that come to mind that I find better. Considering I own quite a few of those, I wouldn't buy Body Kouros since I think it's outclassed, regardless of the price

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    Default Re: Body Kouros: Good, or only good for the price?

    I don't like it. It was probably my worst blind buy to date.

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    Default Re: Body Kouros: Good, or only good for the price?

    While I am not particularly keen on it, I do acknowledge certain good notes of this one and would consider buying it for an affordable price.

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    Default Re: Body Kouros: Good, or only good for the price?

    I don't really like it. Not at all actually. I think it's one dimensional, heavy handed and lasts way too long.

    I usually love Annick Menardo's work, but Body Kouros just pushes the wrong buttons for me. I much prefer Le Male, which is similar but more complex and just so well done.

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    Default Re: Body Kouros: Good, or only good for the price?

    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    Do you think Body Kouros is mainly good because it is cheap or is it good in its own right?
    Good in its own right.

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    Default Re: Body Kouros: Good, or only good for the price?

    I do not like it.
    Current top 10 (No order):


    1. Pure Havane
    2. Menthe Fraiche
    3. Tobacco Vanille
    4. L'Air Du Desert Marocain
    5. Green Irish Tweed
    6. Fahrenheit
    7. Musc Ravageur
    8. Tonka Imperial
    9. Gucci Pour Homme II
    10. Dior Homme Intense

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    Default Re: Body Kouros: Good, or only good for the price?

    It's ok. Just not quite my style.

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    Default Re: Body Kouros: Good, or only good for the price?

    BK ain't cheap, it's 100$ in Europe. I think it's good compared to most designer crap you can find at Sephora...

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    Default Re: Body Kouros: Good, or only good for the price?

    not bad , I use to wear it after my workout as a balsamic element.
    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
    HdP 1725 Casanova
    eau de gloire parfum d'empire
    Dia man Amouage
    comme des garçons man 2

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    Default Re: Body Kouros: Good, or only good for the price?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Good in its own right.
    Agreed. I actually like it, I think it's better than many designer fragrances that are more expensive.

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    Default Re: Body Kouros: Good, or only good for the price?

    It's ok. I can take it or leave it, personally. I agree with the above post that Le Male and the Le Male clones (like 360 White) do this type of fragrance better. I think I would like Body Kouros more if it had actual vanilla in the base and not just the generic sweetness of benzoin/tonka. Also, the eucalyptus top could be toned down in favor of more smoky incense. The eucalyptus mixed with the other notes kinda gives me a hospital or medical bandage vibe. It is unique though, if that's what you like. My vote goes to ok for $25-30, which is what I paid, but I wouldn't buy it at full retail.

    If I was looking for a powdery winter/cold weather designer scent, I'd choose Le Male, 360 White, Burberry Brit, or even 212 Sexy over BK.
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    Default Re: Body Kouros: Good, or only good for the price?

    yes, body kouros is a strange smell, but it has great longevity. and it gets more pleasant during the drydown than in the opening.

    i agree, i like le male and rochas better, but body kouros is still good. i think i would still buy body kouros if it were $50, but i probably would have been lower on my to-buy list if the price were higher.

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    Default Re: Body Kouros: Good, or only good for the price?

    It's an okay frag imho. Nothing that I would write home about. I certainly would not pay more than $30.00 for it.

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    Default Re: Body Kouros: Good, or only good for the price?

    There's other similar fragrances that do the same thing for a cheaper price.
    My current favorites:

    Bleu De Chanel, Creed Green Irish Tweed, Zino Davidoff, Dior Homme Intense, Creed Royal Oud, M7 (all versions), Chanel Egoiste, Dior Homme Sport, and Thierry Mugler Pure Malt.

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    Default Re: Body Kouros: Good, or only good for the price?

    I like it and used to love it but right now its one of fragrances that I hardly wear and could easy live without. It projects and lasts better than most for that price but its just "too strange".
    Current TOP 7 from my collection:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Chanel Coromandel
    3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    4. Encre Noire
    5. Dior Homme Intense
    6. Timbuktu
    7. Dior Homme

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    Default Re: Body Kouros: Good, or only good for the price?

    I think it's a really goog frag in it's own. I don't like to buy backup bottles but i did with this one at 30 euro for 100 ml, it is amazing value for money

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    Default Re: Body Kouros: Good, or only good for the price?

    I don't mind Body Kouros. I was surprised in a big way when I smelled it and couldn't help but wonder why the heck it had the Kouros name on it. Still. I think it's interesting. Closer to its release date I think the price could be higher, and the fragrance still worthwhile because individuality in the designer world is always worth it to many. However now it's been around for a while I think it's only natural the price should drop. In this country it's one of the cheaper YSL masculines, and a fair price I think.

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    Default Re: Body Kouros: Good, or only good for the price?

    Hard to ignore Body Kouros for its name, longevity and sheer popularity. Just look at any thread here on top 10 , holy grail scents or sexiest scents and BK will come up over and over again. It is in fact in my own top 8 fragrance list. Great value for money and at the current price alot of bang for the buck.

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    Default Re: Body Kouros: Good, or only good for the price?

    I have a small decant of this somewhere, and was put off by the cloying heaviness of the scent. As one of the previous posters described it, it also struck me as heavy handed and one dimensional. It might be worth trying again at some point, but it's not something I can see myself ever buying. That said, I can definitely understand why some people like this.

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    Default Re: Body Kouros: Good, or only good for the price?

    I like it but seem to never find an occasion to wear it. It's a bit one-dimensional sweet, and I have other sweet frags that I like better.

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    I think it's an excellent scent, soothing yet stimulating. If it has one flaw, I find it somewhat linear, not really changing or evolving with time. I feel it has got somewhat more expensive over the past while, was formerly available at much cheaper prices, but remains decent value now.

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    Default Re: Body Kouros: Good, or only good for the price?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pegasus View Post
    Agreed. I actually like it, I think it's better than many designer fragrances that are more expensive.
    This is my opinion also. I'm a bit sick of it now but have gone through a couple of bottles to get to this point.
    Really good stuff. It's just easy to bash because it's not a classic like many other YSL men's fragrances.

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    You guys directed me to BK and for that I will be eternally grateful, this is one of my best finds due to Basenotes. I got it cheap but its easily worth double what I paid.

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    It's getting also very rare on the shelves in france. Maybe they really stopped production?

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    great along with kouros classic!
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    Default Re: Body Kouros: Good, or only good for the price?

    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    Do you think Body Kouros is mainly good because it is cheap or is it good in its own right?
    it's great in its own right!

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    I quite like it but I found myself very rarely reaching for my bottle. In the end I had to swap it.


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    Default Re: Body Kouros: Good, or only good for the price?

    This was YSL's attempt to replicate the megablockbuster success of Le Male. I think the idea was to create something in the profile of the JPG hit, and use it to reintroduce the Kouros brand to a new generation. Didn't quite work out, however.

    I was a big Le Male fan for many years, and I tried this to shake things up a bit, but it certainly didn't surpass its inspiration. I would rather spend the money for Le Male (which I hardly use anymore anyway) than live with the adequate but ultimately less satisfying Body Kouros.

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