Kouros (perfume)

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Kouros
Fragrance by Yves Saint Laurent
Notes Clove, Oakmoss, Incense
Released 1981
Label Yves Saint Laurent
Tagline Kouros, un parfum pour dieux vivants[1]
Flanker(s) Body Kouros

Kouros is a perfume for men produced by Yves Saint Laurent.[2] The perfume was introduced in 1981.[3] It was created by perfumer Pierre Bourdon.[2]

The perfume was inspired by a trip to Greece Saint Laurent had taken.[1] He was particularly impressed by the kouroi:

J’avais été fasciné par le bleu de la mer, le ciel, la fraîcheur intense qui émanait de cet univers voué à la beauté. Dans le même temps, j’ai revu les statues de ces jeunes hommes qui sont la splendeur de la statuaire grecque. ... J’avais mon nouveau parfum. Et son nom.[1]

A spin-off fragrance "Body Kouros" was released in 2000.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Chanial, Jean-Pierre (28 July 2012). "Kouros, succès et longévité d'un hymne à la virilité imaginé par Yves Saint Laurent". Le Figaro (in French) (Dassault Group). Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Chandler Burr (21 October 2007). "What the Cat Dragged In". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Kouros Debut Lacked Sweet Smell Of Success". Palm Beach Daily News. 5 March 1981. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Güzel bir kokunun karşı konulmaz çekiciliğini kim inkar edebilir ki?". Milliyet (in Turkish). 2002. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 

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