Kouros (perfume)

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

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]

(I had been fascinated by the blue of the sea, the sky, the intense freshness which emanated from this universe dedicated to beauty. At the same time, I saw the statues of these young men who are the splendor of Greek statuary . ... I had my new perfume. And its name.)

A spin-off fragrance Body Kouros was released in 2000,[4] and Kouros Fraicheur by Yves Saint Laurent, a woody chypre fragrance was launched in 1993[5]

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. 
  5. ^ "Kouros Fraicheur cologne for Men by Yves Saint Laurent". PerfumeMaster.org. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 

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