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Yves Saint Laurent : Kouros - A statement!
Who grumbles here, has probably never really understood Yves Saint Laurent. And also not the high art of perfumes.
This fragrance is a milestone of haute couture fragrance creations and it is an absolute statement, a very successful statement. It is profound and fascinating and it is impossible to imagine life without it anyway.
He is the provocative and stylish statement of a man who was something different and who has thus gravely shaped the fashion world. A man, by the way, who has struggled with many contradictions and inner conflict, a man who has nevertheless, and probably because of this, had such a formative effect on his time as hardly any other in his industry. One of the most creative minds of his time in his profession.
In particular, his fragrance creations are primarily well thought-out provocations.
Provocations (like opium, or champagne), to which one is gladly addicted, because they are so refined. Because they also provide the outside world with a tool to make a statement. Everything follows conscious philosophy and a clear idea of what it should embody. Small universes with proper depth extend here.
Kouros is the prototype of what radiates masculinity and eroticism. It is a fragrance for individualists, not for the mainstream. The risk of rejection is always already included here, it has been part of the strategy. Kouros is a classic, whether you understand that or not.
A fragrance for men, not for boys. Because immature or mainstreamers will never really understand such fragrances and always quite silly, sometimes below the belt about it, because they can not do otherwise and because this philosophy, the statement, will forever deny themselves to them of a revelation.
Connoisseurs, on the other hand, will notice very quickly that here is a true masterpiece, which has involuntarily given generations of perfumers since its creation so some headaches, because it was just a provocation and also a small outrageous revolution for the industry.
By the way, Kouros has a lot in common with Joop Homme in its composition. However, Joop Homme has also been often enough and somewhat unjustly put down, although the accumulated sales success over the decades, similar to Kouros, has spoken quite different words.
So it doesn't hurt at all to look into the reviewed matter once before you then somewhat embarrassingly and publicly flaunt your lack of understanding and knowledge, instead of silently accepting your own inability.