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    Unhappy Body Kouros smells like Le Male?

    I just recently bought a 50 ml bottle of Body Kouros (blind buy) and tested it for the first time yesterday. Needless to say, it smells exactly like Le Male. Does anyone else get Le Male from this?

    I guess I'll have to keep testing it and see how I go, but for now, that's what I get out of it.

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    Default Re: Body Kouros smells like Le Male?

    I don't find it that similar but would put it in the same group as Le Male, along with Pi, Cuba Gold, Lolita L AM, Altamir, etc.

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    Default Re: Body Kouros smells like Le Male?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rüssel View Post
    I don't find it that similar but would put it in the same group as Le Male
    This, I guess. I wasn't a fan of BK, and gifted my bottle away. I had also bought it blind.

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    Default Re: Body Kouros smells like Le Male?

    not at all.... IMHO, these are 2 different scents.

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    Default Re: Body Kouros smells like Le Male?

    Nope. Not at all.

    It took me a while to get the incense and eucalyptus in BK but that burnt toffee accord always put it well above the dirty vanilla of Le Male.

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    Default Re: Body Kouros smells like Le Male?

    Maybe they share some similarities in the base but other than that they are nothing alike.
    Body Kouros is, in my opinion, the better of the two.

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    Default Re: Body Kouros smells like Le Male?

    Doesn't smell like Le Male to me.

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    Default Re: Body Kouros smells like Le Male?

    Blind bought that BK too (why oh why). Haven't tried Le Male yet.

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    Default Re: Body Kouros smells like Le Male?

    Le Male was famous/infamous as a "spin-off" from Joop Homme (the classic one by M. Almairac, 1989).
    Honestly, I can smell a lot of similarities....

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    Default Re: Body Kouros smells like Le Male?

    Negative.

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    Default Re: Body Kouros smells like Le Male?

    Not to me.

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    Default Re: Body Kouros smells like Le Male?

    I think the dry down is similar

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    Default Re: Body Kouros smells like Le Male?

    nothing alike

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    Default Re: Body Kouros smells like Le Male?

    To my nose BK and Le Male share 0 similarities.
    Saying that BK smells exactly like Le Male is like saying that Aqua di Gio smells exactly the same as YSL M7.
    IMO.

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    Default Re: Body Kouros smells like Le Male?

    Yeah, I'd recommend checking again. BK is creamy eucalyptus, incense and benzoin resin, while LM is powdery mint, lavender and vanilla. Perhaps the timbre, for want of a better term, of creamy and powdery are in the same ballpark, and eucalyptus and mint might be 2nd cousins, but that's about as far as I'd go in the similarity department.
    Please check out the bottles and samples in my swap list.

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    Default Re: Body Kouros smells like Le Male?

    To me they have just very far similarities in their vanilla of dry down if any.
    BK is much much more delicate to me and I like it as I don't like Le Male.
    My most favorite scents that I can't be without:
    Givenchy Xeryus Rouge
    Dior Homme Intense
    Fahrenheit

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    Default Re: Body Kouros smells like Le Male?

    Nop, no similarity. Is the bottle you received blue or black

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    Default Re: Body Kouros smells like Le Male?

    Body Kouros and Le Male share style but do not smell the same way.

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    Default Re: Body Kouros smells like Le Male?

    Not similar except for vanilla in both their drydowns.

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