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    Default Please give me some advice about Kiehl's original musk vs. Narciso Rodriguez for Him vs. Kouros

    Dear gents in this forum,
    I have been searching for musk frags for a long while.
    Some of the great musk frags are difficult to find in Taiwan.
    Now I limit my choices into the following three:
    Kiehl's original musk
    Narciso Rodriguez for Him
    Kouros


    I have sampled Kiehl's original musk some months ago, it is a bit too floral and feminal for me..
    I can not sampled the following two.
    My preferences for frags tend to be classic.
    I do not like frags with too mush sweetness.

    My collection contains
    Chanel Antaeus
    Chanel Egoiste
    Chanel Monsieur
    Cacharel PM
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Aramis Tuscany
    Aramis Havana
    CdG Avignon


    What I cannot live without
    CdG Avignon
    Aramis Tuscany
    Aramis Havana
    Cacharel PM (It is so versatile).
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Givenchy Gentleman


    Love it but a bit hard to wear
    Chanel Antaeus

    Besides, Old Spice after shave musk is my all-time favorite.
    I think my vote tends to go for dirty musk (with some spice is good.)

    Could you please give me some advice about choosing among the above three frags?
    Thank you all.

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    Default Re: Please give me some advice about Kiehl's original musk vs. Narciso Rodriguez for Him vs. Kouros

    Based on your wardrobe I would guess you would enjoy Kouros, if you like the idea of a dry, masculine floral accord over clove, ambergris, and animalic musk. There’s a bit of honey and an incense effect as well, but to me the biggest aspect is indolic flowers (jasmine, orange blossom) meeting the warmth and sensuality of spices and dirty musk.

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    Default Re: Please give me some advice about Kiehl's original musk vs. Narciso Rodriguez for Him vs. Kouros

    Also think that Kouros would probably be the way to go
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    Default Re: Please give me some advice about Kiehl's original musk vs. Narciso Rodriguez for Him vs. Kouros

    I’d go with Kouros. I tried Kiehl’s recently and it smelled like someone pee’d in a bouquet of flowers.

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    Default Re: Please give me some advice about Kiehl's original musk vs. Narciso Rodriguez for Him vs. Kouros

    Narciso Rodriguez for Him should be to your liking. Nice scent. Not sure what the writers of the Perfume Guide were smoking when they wrote that hostile review. Kouros you may want to try first as some people seem to associate it with the smell of urinals and/or cleaning products but it is a classic.

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    Default Re: Please give me some advice about Kiehl's original musk vs. Narciso Rodriguez for Him vs. Kouros

    Kouros is the King, especially in its vintage incarnation!

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    Default Re: Please give me some advice about Kiehl's original musk vs. Narciso Rodriguez for Him vs. Kouros

    I feel like I've been hunting a good masculine musk for a bit. Nothing seems to be hitting the spot. I'll be interested to see how this shakes out. I've been thinking I need to sample Narciso Rodriguez for him.
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    Default Re: Please give me some advice about Kiehl's original musk vs. Narciso Rodriguez for Him vs. Kouros

    I like Kiehl's as a safe, approachable and inexpensive musk. (I really don't get how some people find it smells of piss, but perhaps they prefer laundry musks instead.) Current versions seem more flowery than before, however.

    Strongly urge you to read Claire Vukevic's wonderful article here on musk, to help you decide on what might suit your tastes more. A safer, soft laundry musk, or something more "of the body", literally jism musks.

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    Default Re: Please give me some advice about Kiehl's original musk vs. Narciso Rodriguez for Him vs. Kouros

    Kouros is only slightly 'pissy'

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    Recommending either Kiehl's Musk and/or Narciso Rodriguez from this lineup
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    Default Re: Please give me some advice about Kiehl's original musk vs. Narciso Rodriguez for Him vs. Kouros

    If Kiehl's is too floral I think Kouros would be more to your liking.

    I personally am opposite in my tastes and prefer Kiehl's to either Kouros or FR. I do recall, that Kiehl's was a gift to me from my wife many years ago, and I initially didn't care for it, but wore it for her and began appreciating it with time. It has character and a lot of nuances. The floral notes tend to blend into the musk the longer you wear it IMO.

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    Default Re: Please give me some advice about Kiehl's original musk vs. Narciso Rodriguez for Him vs. Kouros

    All three would be good, but Kouros is the most distinctive of the three, and I would recommend that. In its current form, it is less dirty than it used to be, but it is still quite dirty.

    The narciso rodriguez is nice and smooth, and not dirty. I must be slightly anosmic to the musk in the kiehls because it feels quite weak to me after a while.

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    Default Re: Please give me some advice about Kiehl's original musk vs. Narciso Rodriguez for Him vs. Kouros

    New Musk Man by Dame Perfumery is another one you may want to sample.
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    Default Re: Please give me some advice about Kiehl's original musk vs. Narciso Rodriguez for Him vs. Kouros

    You lean towards vintage, Kouros would be the option. Now, if you find Antaeus hard to wear, you might find Kouros and Kiehl's on the same vein. That would leave Narciso Rodriguez for Him, which, BTW, find it an excellent blend.

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    Default Re: Please give me some advice about Kiehl's original musk vs. Narciso Rodriguez for Him vs. Kouros

    Narciso. Kouros is an excellent choice, but maybe you can find it hard to wear. But you must give it a try. It's a pillar in the male fragrance history.




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