Kouros - Yves Saint Laurent
This is my first foray into designer deodorant reviews, and what gave me the idea to start this blog in the first place. OK, maybe I'm using this blog as an excuse to buy designer deodorants more often. Let's get that out of the way, first up. Yep, probably.
Now, onto the deodorant. I am reviewing the stick version, which I bought from a shop called Beauty Base in Ealing, west London, for £20.50. Yes, looking online now I can see I could have got it for £12.50 plus p&p, but that's not the point; I knew I would be paying over the odds (NEVER BUY COLOGNE/PERFUME/ANYTHING IN A SHOP, IT'S ALMOST ALWAYS AVAILABLE CHEAPER ONLINE), but a) I needed a deodorant there and then, and b) if I didn't buy it right then, I probably wouldn't have started this blog.
First things first, I have tried the cologne of Kouros several times in stores, mostly on tester strips, once on myself, and I have to say I'm a big fan. My first reaction on trying the cologne was, WOAH, THIS IS HARDCORE!
I had never smelled anything like it exactly, at one moment it was beautiful and clean, but at other times it was outrageously dirty and sexy, and I couldn't stop sniffing it on my wrist.
Anyway, to cut to the chase, I loved it, but wasn't brave enough to wear it, certainly not every day, certainly not to work in close confine with other people.
So I was curious about the deodorant. Would it be as powerful? Would it smell as good? The answers to these questions are, rather wonderfully, no and yes! The Kouros stick deodorant is a perfect recreation of the cologne scent, in deodorant form, however it doesn't jump out at you so much.
I first tried it after a shower at work, and came into my office smelling wonderfully soapy clean, a really amazingly fresh, green scent at the opening, which wakes you up and just makes you think, YES! Then, as the day unfolds, that grimier, dirtier, sexier side of Kouros begins to ooze out, warming and working with your body chemistry to create something carnal and just plain naughty.
But it's still subtle enough for office wear, you will smell it, not everyone else will, unless you happen to want them to...
So, in summary, this is a wonderful deodorant, faithful to the original cologne, with great longevity, deodorising power, and, most importantly, a wonderful scent. Go forth and enjoy!