In 1981, Yves Saint Laurent launched Kouros, “the scent of gods,” which corresponded with the 1980s codes exalting the virility of men.
Saint Laurent chose as his symbol the kouros, or “young man,” which referred to the statues depicting muscular
physiques during the archaic period. The perfume was launched during an event at the Opéra Comique, at which Rudolf Nureyev was invited to dance for 1,200 guests.
He is handsome like a god. He is handsome like a man. He is the Absolute, the eternal beauty, the miracle, the revelation of the divine, true and simple grandeur.
Yves Saint Laurent, press kit for Kouros.
With its intense, pungent almost orangey blast of the coriander opening it segues on to warm clove,
sensual oakmoss and a touch of ambergris and infamously civet, managing to smell both sweet and bitter at the same time,
urinous with sage, quite powdery which is unusual for men’s scents;
insolent, animalic, audacious! A real beast fragrance !!
It is usually recommended to all ages, but I can not picture it on the very, very young, nor the old. It’s best in between:
a little experience is necessary, but not that much! To be rediscovered by a new generation pretty soon.