Kouros is one of the great successes of the 80s in the world of men’s perfumery . This animal fragrance perfectly embodies the “macho man” spirit. It conveys the image of triumphant masculinity and is a conquering fragrance with a powerful and intense trail. Although its character is dynamic and spicy, its flight remains very fresh and invigorating. Its structure is very sensual and powerful … In short, it is a great success that owes its longevity to the know-how at the origin of its creation. So, why deprive yourself of buying it?… Especially if it is cheaper!
Kouros, the story of its creation
Ten years after YSL for men, Yves Saint Laurent signs a success with the Kouros perfume . This perfume created in 1981 is strongly inspired by the universe of the Greek gods. You should know that at the base, Kouros is the name given to a statue representing a young man, dating from the archaic period of Greek sculpture. Moreover, Homer used this term to speak of young soldiers. Thus, it was during a trip to this country that Yves Saint Laurent discovered these immense statues and that he was inspired. He will declare a posteriori: “I had my new perfume.
And his name ! The concept is strong and at the height of this innovative and committed essence. The Kouros perfume is in a way the embodiment of the modern Greek god. This is why, in the various advertisements for this perfume, we often find a man’s body tanned and perfectly drawn on white and deep blue backgrounds reminiscent of the colors of the Greek flag. This masculine nectar is therefore intended for seducers and men of power. According to Yann Andrea, international marketing director for the brand’s fragrances, “Kouros is the strength of the Greek temple, that of the trophy too, which tells of valor, reveals the courage of the winner”.
The animal essence of Yves Saint Laurent
It is Pierre Bourdon who is at the origin of this perfume belonging to the “aromatic chypre” family. This one declares about the perfume Kouros: “Because of its animal note, it is one of the most daring perfumes that I have ever made”. Indeed, its flight is very animal and especially very innovative for the time. Yves Saint Laurent is not lacking in daring and affirms the strong character of the house with this fragrance with a tenacious and deep trail. Its leathery facet immediately grabs us then gives way to an aromatic component given by mugwort, coriander and lavender. Then the aldehydes give it a note reminiscent of Marseille soap on freshly washed skin. Finally, the main fern accord of Kouros is totally revisited and this is where all the complexity of this fragrance comes from.
Ses différentes facettes, qu’elles soient fleuries épicées avec l’œillet, cuirées avec la civette et la base animalis ou encore miellée, s’associent pour créer ce parfum qui ne manque pas d’originalité. Même si nous vous le proposons moins cher, tachez de ne pas oublier que la fragrance que vous tiendrez entre vos mains est un véritable chef d’œuvre olfactif. A l’image d’Yves Saint Laurent, il forme une association très réussie du classique et de l’audace.