Name of perfume: Kouros for men
Manufacturer: Yves Saint Laurent
$ 65.00 (3.3 oz)
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Top Notes: Laurel, Artemisia, Coriander, Bergamot
Middle Notes: Carnation, Cinnamom, Geranium, Jasmine
Base Notes: Vetiver, Patchouli, Amber, Musk
Most suitable for: Adult men
Yves Saint Laurent is a company that loves to take chances, even with its line of fragrances for men and women. And Kouros, launched in 1981, has proved to be one of the more successful chances taken by this company.
About the scent
This item is a very unusual, aromatic sort of cologne for men that cannot be compared to other colognes. And that is just the way Yves Saint Laurent likes it. This cologne is housed in a lovely simple silver bottle that lets the cologne speak for itself.
When you first begin to attempt a fragrance review, you will start off on a strange note with a very unusual foot. This is because of the aldehydes in the top notes of the cologne. This may be a bit of an acquired taste for some people. Artemisia, sage and coriander add a spice note to the beginning of this cologne. This is lightened by a touch of citrus.
Floral notes in the middle of a cologne or perfume are common in general. Carnation, jasmine and geranium are a great floral middle tone, but YSL takes it a little further. A few other materials are added to this. For a little spice carried through from the beginning, they uses cinnamon. And, in addition, a common base note for women’s perfumes is added: patchouli. Yes, patchouli, as strange as it may sound.
Musk, honey, leather and amber are all common base note ingredients in men’s colognes, and Kouros has them. In addition, there is vanilla, which may be a little unusual. But, to take it even further, adds the scent of civet. Now figure that out.
The bottom line
Kouros for men is most definitely a unique fragrance, so it lives up to the daring name of the company. It was obviously a hit, though, because it has stayed around for three decades.
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