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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post

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    Oh, it's been a while.

    "Broads"?!?

    I mean, I knew Kouros had powers, but I didn't know it could turn men into a 1940s film noir detective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack103 View Post
    Just one spray of the white shouldered formula to start things off.

    It's such a complex fragrance. There's a distinct chalky element, which is no doubt supposed to evoke the sun-soaked marble statues of ancient Greece. This mixes with the ambergris, further giving a slightly marine touch, as if the statues were also soaked by seawater. The clean soapy elements mixing with this give off the impression of the bath houses of antiquity, and the incense gives off a mystic temple sort of feeling. Really incredible stuff.

    I absolutely do not agree with this review of Kouros by Chandler Burr:
    That review doesn't make sense, but to be fair I think Burr's taste is more towards modern stuff.

    Kouros got a ***** review by Luca Turin, but I think Katie Puckrik has one of the best reviews of Kouros here.
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    Day's running thin now,been sunbathing and its all faded away.Now its time for this one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diddy View Post
    Did an early application of 1st edition Kouros by applying it as my SOTN. I mean, is all of June 1 Kouros day or not? Gotta make sure Iím wearing it when the calendar flips over. Throughout the day tomorrow Iíll likely wear either Fraicheur or díEte 2002. The weather is very hot in the southern US right now. Happy Kouros everyone!
    Well, I woke up still smelling like wow! Then did yard work and the heat reactivated all the goodness. Took a shower and switched up the wearing for an afternoon of Tattoo. Tattoo is VERY enjoyable.
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    The Original King Kouros by YSL for tonight...

    Happy Kouros day to all its lovers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    "Broads"?!?

    I mean, I knew Kouros had powers, but I didn't know it could turn men into a 1940s film noir detective.
    Time is a funny thing - and fragrance has its ways with it! Burr goes (or refuses to go) one place - I go another!

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    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    That review doesn't make sense, but to be fair I think Burr's taste is more towards modern stuff.

    Kouros got a ***** review by Luca Turin, but I think Katie Puckrik has one of the best reviews of Kouros here.
    Burr-beloved fragrances are almost an identifiable class unto themselves. Ethereal, nichey, svelte, society-page-grade. New York Times wedding scents. And yes - very modern, even if older (like Mugler Cologne). I love dozens of Burr frags, but eventually they make me yell "ENOUGH!" and run for something with meat on the bones.
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    ONE (1) spray of Kouros - a weak and partial spray - gentle enough to not spatter at all - and I had car-exiting sillage when the window was down.
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    Default Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    Broke open my Kouros 1998 splash bottle (Sanofi I think). Did a splash. Very, very nice. I love it.

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    The past couple years I'd been wearing Maai when looking for my civet, aldehyde, floral musk kicks... really happy to be reminded how mighty this juice is. Viva Kouros and a toast to everyone basking in it's glory today
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    Going for round 3 soon. Somebody stop me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    Broke open my Kouros 1998 splash bottle (Sanofi I think). Did a splash. Very, very nice. I love it.
    Doesn't take much, does it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oud Dude View Post
    The past couple years I'd been wearing Maai when looking for my civet, aldehyde, floral musk kicks... really happy to be reminded how mighty this juice is. Viva Kouros and a toast to everyone basking in it's glory today
    Cheers!!!

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    Going for round 3 soon. Somebody stop me.
    No way!!!

    I actually showered and scrubbed, but the base of my 1 weak spray was still there - and STRONG. So I ran out the door without any fragrance, and 3 hours later, I got a compliment.

    Hilarious. I haven't gotten a compliment in ages, and Big K gets one on the aggressive skin scent.
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    Oooh, good thing I saw this thread again. Just put some on of my 2012 bottle, maybe the one that started my love for Kouros.
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    Default Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Nothing gives broads that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    "Broads"?!?

    I mean, I knew Kouros had powers, but I didn't know it could turn men into a 1940s film noir detective.

    I missed the "broads", but the crinkle-nosed smile. . . I know that one.


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    Need to revisit this some day. Tried it three times. Couldnt take to it yet.
    Itís tragic to think that heroic manís great destiny is to become economic man, that men will be reduced to craven creatures who crawl across the globe competing for money, who spend their nights dreaming up new ways to swindle each other.

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    I was hoping to have a vintage sample to try in time for Kouros Day but that ultimately failed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ILikePeeps View Post
    Oooh, good thing I saw this thread again. Just put some on of my 2012 bottle, maybe the one that started my love for Kouros.
    How is that stuff? I have an unopened bottle from right around then.

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    I missed the "broads", but the crinkle-nosed smile. . . I know that one.


    Hilarious!

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    Finished the evening with Eau de Sport. The original, polished and buffed.

    Man Kouros is great. If you like fougeres, incense, honey, mineralics, clove, animalics, or any combination thereof, this is a must try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    How is that stuff? I have an unopened bottle from right around then.
    It's great! Opening may not be quite up to code for enthusiasts of Kouros, but it's still Kouros. Has like a... chalky aspect that I'm not sure when it was introduced in Kouros. But the drydown (and perhaps other stuff) is great. Nice sweet drydown.
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    Hard to believe a designer would be bold enough to do Kouros type thing today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    ONE (1) spray of Kouros - a weak and partial spray - gentle enough to not spatter at all - and I had car-exiting sillage when the window was down.
    Great minds think alike: I sprayed some on my knee (I was wearing shorts) when I got in my car tonight. I immediately had to roll the windows down. lol. And this is from the Kouros Fraicheur, not the original which is a bit bolder, in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ILikePeeps View Post
    It's great! Opening may not be quite up to code for enthusiasts of Kouros, but it's still Kouros. Has like a... chalky aspect that I'm not sure when it was introduced in Kouros. But the drydown (and perhaps other stuff) is great. Nice sweet drydown.
    Thanks! Sounds great!

    I think that chalky thing goes back all the way. The older stuff has more oakmoss, so it seems "slicker" and "shinier", and people often get imagery like white porcelain or tile, clearly supported by the bottle texture, marble statue themes, etc. My bet is that the chalky part is merely that stuff with less oakmoss. Not a problem - I'll bet it's great!
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    Finishing off Kouros day with 1 spray of 3rd edition. To say the very least, my wife canít wait for this Kouros day to be over. To her credit, she hasnít fussed. Sheís let me do my thing. Been a fun day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    Hard to believe a designer would be bold enough to do Kouros type thing today
    Ain't THAT the truth! I was thinking "Hey - Baccarat Rouge 540 is that bold of a move" - and yeah - it's not designer.

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Great minds think alike. I sprayed some on my knee (I was wearing shorts) in my car. I immediately had to roll the windows down. lol. And this is from the Kouros Fraicheur, not the original which is a bit bolder, in my opinion.

    The accord is so magnificent and big boned. It's fun to wear.
    I had so much fun with this. Unfortunately, I have to be careful. My wife caught the tail end of the scent, 5 hours after the compliment, 8 hours after the scrub, with a kind of suspicious "what's that I'm smelling?" - I could sense her ambivalence. Her nose can turn on a dime on Kouros, if the civet comes through.

    To that point, maybe it's flanker time for me, too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diddy View Post
    Finishing off Kouros day with 1 spray of 3rd edition. To say the very least, my wife can’t wait for this Kouros day to be over. To her credit, she hasn’t fussed. She’s let me do my thing. Been a fun day!
    That it has!
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    I have to shower eventually. Oh well.

    I'll follow it up with something equally stimulating.
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