Originally Posted by sniffstation
Please don't kill me, but I think the new one is just as good; I'd prefer that both are available, though.
The new one is tamer, yeah. Weaker and cleaner. But hey, if it means I can wear it more often than it's a deal. The old one for special, private occasions and the new one for public wearing.
It's still Kouros-y enough to make me (want to) close my eyes and "mmm" everytime I caught wafts of it. From paper strip. That I kept in my pocket. That says something about the strength, I think.
Originally Posted by Mtnbkr123
I have never had the pleasure of trying the old version, but for what it's worth, the current one is plenty dirty enough for me. And yes -- to me there is this dirty/clean tension going on, as you very aptly put it. A very skanky Rive Gauche on steroids kinda feel. I wore it Saturday. The longevity is very good for me. Near or at the top of what I have.
Originally Posted by cacio
Thanks, good to know. In retrospect, smelling the new version makes me think that the urinal/urinal cake vibe doesn't come from the animalics, which were more a background to highlight the central theme.
Skanky rive gauche on steroids is a good way to put it. RG feels like the sanitized part of a fougere, without the dirty masculine vibe.
Yes, yes...and yes.
While I fully understand the disappointment for the die-hard faithful to the original release, Kouros could just sell more as it is today...
Perhaps this last release will be easier to wear.
On a positive note, I was personally surprised and extremely glad at the same time to hear from various S.A. that today's Kouros buyers are not only "mature and older crowd" , as I wrongly assumed, but also young (early 20's) guys looking for something strongly masculine & radically different from the current mainstream offer and potent enough to cut through in crowds (night-clubs, parties,...)
I personally still have to get my first Kouros bottle... I will...in time