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    Default I blind purchased KOUROS. What can I expect when it arrives?

    I want a musky, sweet vanilla, sex smell. How close is Kouros?

    I went from hating musks to loving musks and think scents like Keihls musk are way too weak. I want a strong musky sex scent. Is Kouros a good blind buy? I loved Tom Fords Urban Musc. I love gourmands.

    I won't get the package delivered until next week. I'm excited and can't wait to smell it! This is my first blind buy.

    My hopes:

    It has a musky sex smell
    It has 10+ hours longevity
    It has strong projection

    Was this a good blind buy? Will I like Kouros?

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    Default Re: I blind purchased KOUROS. What can I expect when it arrives?

    A very pleasant experience.

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    Default Re: I blind purchased KOUROS. What can I expect when it arrives?

    Given what you said, yes a good blind buy. If you a looking for something stronger than Keihls (and perhaps sharing a quality or two with Kouros) I'd bet you'll like it. I don't get a predominant musky vibe with Kouros; rather, it's quite mossy, leathery and incense once it settles down. I've only got the vintage Kouros so things might be different with the current incarnation.

    I see you have Urban Musk... have you checked out MR and MKK? With those I'd suggest you also try some Chaps Original. And, if you wanna be a mad man about it, check out some Ajmal Musk Gazelle Grade AA. I don't know if it gets any stronger than that.
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    Default Re: I blind purchased KOUROS. What can I expect when it arrives?

    You'll probably like it. Now, if you had said I like things like La Nuit de L'Homme and Acqua di Gio, what can I expect from Kouros, I'd be more concerned.

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    It seems a bit strange you didn't check before you bought it but whatever. Kouros is definitely not sweet vanilla, but you should get many hours of serious projection. Impossible to say if you will like it or not, but I will guess yes, in a big way.

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    A decent frag!

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    Default Re: I blind purchased KOUROS. What can I expect when it arrives?

    You can expect a parcel!
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    You may end up smelling like a urinal all day.

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    Default Re: I blind purchased KOUROS. What can I expect when it arrives?

    I admire your courage.
    Blind-Buying Kouros is a ballsy move.

    If you like Insence, Honey, and Groin-sweat, then you'll have found a good match.

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    Default Re: I blind purchased KOUROS. What can I expect when it arrives?

    Quote Originally Posted by DuNezDeBuzier View Post
    Given what you said, yes a good blind buy. If you a looking for something stronger than Keihls (and perhaps sharing a quality or two with Kouros) I'd bet you'll like it. I don't get a predominant musky vibe with Kouros; rather, it's quite mossy, leathery and incense once it settles down. I've only got the vintage Kouros so things might be different with the current incarnation.

    I see you have Urban Musk... have you checked out MR and MKK? With those I'd suggest you also try some Chaps Original. And, if you wanna be a mad man about it, check out some Ajmal Musk Gazelle Grade AA. I don't know if it gets any stronger than that.
    I've smelled MR and liked it. I don't know of any places that have MKK to test.

    I can't wait to get Kouros and smell it!!

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    Default Re: I blind purchased KOUROS. What can I expect when it arrives?

    Quote Originally Posted by jbthorpe View Post
    You will end up smelling like a urinal all day.
    fixed it

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    LOL.. please report your experience once your package arrives.

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    I never liked it and got a used bottle off ebay, it is nice. Distinctive! Cat Piss for sure but that does go.

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    You can expect a massive forearm to spring out of the box and jack you in the jaw. Like the old SNL "Coldcock Malt Liquor" ad.
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    Default Re: I blind purchased KOUROS. What can I expect when it arrives?

    I bought it blind a couple years ago and it is fantastic! Smells like honey and hot buttered rum. Delicious!

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    Headacche, nausea, vomiting, cough, eye irritation, blistering, dizziness, convulsions...

    I'm kidding of course. It's a powerhouse, for sure, and tends to polarize opinion but I happen to think it's quite impressive.

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    My dad used to wear it when I was much younger and I have pleasant memories. My brother owns a bottle now and it smells fantastic on him. I tried it, and sadly, I got the dreaded urinal vibe. I didn't scrub it off right away, hoping it would settle down but it didn't really work for me. I'm actually scared to try it again.

    My brother and I have very different skin types. I hope it works for you because when it does, it's truly wonderful.

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    Default Re: I blind purchased KOUROS. What can I expect when it arrives?

    Expect to be disappointed, then mad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Beast View Post
    Expect to be disappointed, then mad.
    ^^^ What this guy said!
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    Default Re: I blind purchased KOUROS. What can I expect when it arrives?

    Quote Originally Posted by fraddicted View Post
    I bought it blind a couple years ago and it is fantastic! Smells like honey and hot buttered rum. Delicious!
    Do you get any musky smells from kouros?

    I like vanilla and I think honey will work well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Beast View Post
    Expect to be disappointed, then mad.
    I concur......

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    One that have a good taste will like it.

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    Default Re: I blind purchased KOUROS. What can I expect when it arrives?

    The horror! The horror!
    Kurt smells like Teen Spirit

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    If that doesn't work out, Maharanih by Parfums de Nicolaï is one I suggest sampling.

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    If that doesn't work out, Maharanih by Parfums de Nicolaï is one I suggest sampling.

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    Unadulterated filth.

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    Is it the older formulation or the newer stuff with the white trim?

    Having smelled both, I can tell you that the newer stuff has less of the urinuous note, and I get a bit more bergamot and yes, a bit more vanilla (I don't really get any vanilla from the previous formulation).

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    Quote Originally Posted by fraddicted View Post
    I bought it blind a couple years ago and it is fantastic! Smells like honey and hot buttered rum. Delicious!

    I never get to the honey drydown. It seriously smells like a nasty urinal on me for hours and hours. I feel like people are looking at me trying to decide if I just lost control of my bladder or if I stole a soiled pair of pants from a homeless bum.

    I really wanted this one to work for me.

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    I love kouros but I'm not sure if you'll like it.... it smells like unwashed balls in a new pair of boxers with a dried streak mark of feces...
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    Default Re: I blind purchased KOUROS. What can I expect when it arrives?

    Quote Originally Posted by timdoeswell View Post
    Is it the older formulation or the newer stuff with the white trim?

    Having smelled both, I can tell you that the newer stuff has less of the urinuous note, and I get a bit more bergamot and yes, a bit more vanilla (I don't really get any vanilla from the previous formulation).
    I won't know if it's the new design or the old bottle until it arrives early next week. I am eager to smell this fragrance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbthorpe View Post
    I never get to the honey drydown. It seriously smells like a nasty urinal on me for hours and hours. I feel like people are looking at me trying to decide if I just lost control of my bladder or if I stole a soiled pair of pants from a homeless bum.

    I really wanted this one to work for me.
    Honey notes are often, but not always, the ones that smell rather animalic to me - at the very least I feel they heighten other animalic notes in a fragrance (including musk): Kouros, Boss No 1, Moustache, Mink, and even the relatively clean Paco Rabanne PH are all given a bit of 'stank' through honey.

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