The Man Silver by Milton-Lloyd / Jean Yves Cosmetics
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The Man Silver is a popular perfume by Milton-Lloyd / Jean Yves Cosmetics for men. The release year is unknown. The scent is animal-spicy. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesLaurelLaurel
ArtemisiaArtemisia
SageSage
Heart Notes Heart NotesCinnamonCinnamon
CorianderCoriander
BergamotBergamot
CarnationCarnation
Base Notes Base NotesVetiverVetiver
PatchouliPatchouli
LeatherLeather
HoneyHoney
AmberAmber
MuskMusk

Ratings

Scent

8.463 Ratings

Longevity

9.057 Ratings

Sillage

8.559 Ratings

Bottle

5.061 Ratings

Value for money

9.927 Ratings
Submitted by Michael, last update on 22.01.2022.
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8
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
3
Bottle
10
Pricing
Schallhoerer
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Schallhoerer
Top Review    18  
Of fallen kings and successors to the throne
The brand Milton Llyod is known for absolutely cheap fragrances that often copy successful fragrance DNAs. The problem with Kouros is actually that the fragrance has been watered down, adapted and ultimately neutered over the years. What was considered an absolute powerhouse in the early 80s is now a mere shadow of its former self. The current formulation of Kouros lacks pretty much everything that made up the old god. Those who know Kouros in its earliest formulations know that we are talking about an absolutely masculine-spicy fragrance with a slight animalic touch. A fragrance that felt like it made your chest hair grow a few more inches. In its original formulation, Kouros was for many the epitome of sexual self-confidence. But for many at the time, it was already too much, as some couldn't handle that slightly uriney note. While I can understand this urinal association, I don't share it. To my nose, Kouros doesn't smell dirty but fresh, aromatic and just like a men's locker room in the early nineties when we were at the indoor pool.

The bottle looks like a cheap DEO from the discount store. On the black front we have the lettering and the concentration, in this case Eau de Toilette. The sprayer is a special feature here. Because it is not a classic pump sprayer, where the fragrance is sprayed by vacuum from the bottle, it is much more a sprayer, as you know it from deodorants. Here, gas is used in the bottle. Theoretically, you can spray out the entire contents of the bottle by pressing the sprayer. The perfume mist is very fine and even. Just look that you confirm the sprayer only briefly.

The Man Silver actually smells like the Kouros from the late 80s and early 90s. You have a classic aromatic spicy scent here with laurel, artemisia and sage in the top notes. In the heart notes we have cinnamon, coriander, bergamot and clove and then in the base vetiver, patchouli, honey, leather, amber and musk.

At the first spray comes to you in the opening this mix of all kinds of spices in the nose. It's refreshing, spicy and absolutely invigorating. What makes Kouros is this subtle resonating animalic note from the honey and the musk, which together can create this association to a urinal in places. And The Man Silver doesn't hold back here. Where YSL's current Kouros formulation completely filed down and neutered the edges of the fragrance, The Man Silver really powers ahead here. These partly tart aromatic ingredients like the coriander or clove are perfectly balanced by sweet accents of cinnamon as well as honey. The leather comes in later and gives the fragrance a bit more profile in the direction of masculinity. Kouros is back. How Milton Llyod pulled this off will remain a mystery to me. But obviously they must have gotten hold of the original formula of Kouros. Otherwise I can't explain this almost perfect 1:1 vintage copy. The shelf life is an outstanding 10 hours. For an eau de toilette and this price simply incredible.


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8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
6
Bottle
10
Pricing
JackyJacky
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JackyJacky
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Tarzan as cannibal
I have read a lot about Kouros and was very interested as he is actually so. Since according to many previous speakers this fragrance is very similar to the original here and at the same time dirt cheap, I decided without further ado to a blind purchase...

What can I say... It smells really, really bad. My first thought is: "So smells dying", then come through more herbal, green notes, so that my association now goes more in the direction of Tarzan, masculine, broad-shouldered, uninhibited; but not the nice liana-wielding Tarzan we know from Disney - no, rather one who grabs Jane by the ankle and pulls into the undergrowth...
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9.5
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
ShaunBaker
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ShaunBaker
Top Review    6  
And there are gods!
The man Silver. What can I say? Could just as well be a scent of Omerta and its relatives, only from the presentation.

So if I didn't expect anything special, it could be any X- scent on the shelf at Kik. But blow cake!
You won't find such a fragrance there, let alone in the shop shelves of a drugstore chain...

When I first sprayed on the fine sample (many thanks to Cappellusman) I thought at first: "what is this?" Extremely Smoky, Extremely Animalic and downright dirty, repulsive.
After only 10 minutes of overcoming the opening note, the surprise of the year: Kouros! But not the softened soup you get touted for these days. No. It's Kouro's vintage!

I see the biggest difference with both in the top note, from the middle part almost no more difference, and as already stated by Snifff somewhat leatherier and minimally smoky, but there is no more difference. This has knocked me out positive!

Even the fact that the durability as well as Sillage are on the same level is, apart from the fabulous price, the icing on the cake of the whole thing. Thanks to Parfumo and the many great people here I have made a wonderful discovery again, which I have just ordered and I am really looking forward to torment my environment with this cracker olfaktorisch : )

As long as the scent still exists and Vintage Kouros meets your taste. Buy!!!
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10
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
5
Bottle
Snifff
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Snifff
Very helpful Review    7  
Brushhairsmell
This thing's got bumps. And right. Sillage and durability have sporting endurance. I'd almost call that extreme. But what use is such a fragrance if it keeps forever, but does not keep what it promises? And this even as a "twin fragrance of the (original) Kouros? That's right, I did. Problem is - Shit, he's doing it. That's all I can do. And beware: Where it is sprayed on, all shaved hair grows back without demand. Wherever.

Those who know the real Kouros will fall on their knees here. And shave and spray on it. The depth of this fragrance even knocks the original couros out of the mountain pines. This thing fills a concert hall when too much has been pressed on the tube. Boo calls not excluded...

The first time I tested it, I could hardly believe it. Who likes this fragrance, has found here the (fragrance) stone of the wise men. The top note is somewhat darker and less expansive from the start than from the (original) Kouros. The fragrance passes very quickly into the base / heart note, but remains firm and eternal on the horny level, where the fragrance brother finds only later in the finish. Voluminous and with the unmistakable, warm "Honey-Moschus-Vanilla-Mixture" it goes almost continuously to the point. Fantastic. Fantastic. This is complemented by a hint of leather, which makes the whole thing even rounder, more striking and more masculine than the (original) Kouros itself. And that's a real announcement! He uses it to loosely shave off his scented brother.

The low price is absolutely deceptive of the fragrance. No headache factor and no annoying background noise. No chemical odor or annoying.

However, the dosage form is unusual. It's not a pump, it's a spray button with (propellant) gas. There's a lot thundering on the skin - at least the first time.

So if you are looking for an at least equal (original) Kouros version, you should treat yourself to it. Everyone else can try out and experience what real Wummser can do;). Breast hair to spray on;)
4 Replies
9
Scent
9
Longevity
9
Sillage
5
Bottle
SirSmellALot

34 Reviews
SirSmellALot
SirSmellALot
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Old-school Kouros
This a clone of old-school Kouros. It has an animalic (some would say dirty) opening. It dries down to a clean and soapy scent, and becomes indistinguishable from the Kuoros available in the stores today. Longevity is an impressive 12 hours. It projects for about 3 hours or so and has a strong spillage. You only need 3 quick sprays of this (careful with the Milton Lloyd sprayer). You can pick this up for less than €5 if you shop around. This is must buy for Kuoros fans everywhere.


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Syzygy73Syzygy73 4 years ago
9.5
Scent
9
Longevity
9
Sillage
5
Bottle
Kouros by any other name is still king. This is reminiscent of the 1980s powerhouse in its pomp. Musky and manly without the barnyard stink.

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