In this day and age of bodybuilding, there are a contingent of fans who are quick to either right off amateurs looking to turn pro or in fact anyone who isn’t at the top of the heap. While it’s understandable to an extent, especially considering all the great bodybuilders who never went all the way, sometimes having high hopes for a prospect pays off. Cody Montgomery, Justin Compton, Dallas McCarver, these are just a few bodybuilders who were merely amateurs in the beginning but are all considered top prospects. McCarver himself has already cracked the top 10 in the world.
The only thing that everyone can probably agree on about this fragrance is that Kouros is very strong and long lasting. I'm clicking "like" on this not because it appeals to me but because it still intrigues me even after wearing it a number of times. The first time I wore it, my nose was not as developed yet and I was so overwhelmed that I could not detect any component notes. I've worn it a number of times since then and I discovered that different temperatures seemed to accentuate different notes. (I wonder if others have the same experience.)
Anyway, this morning I wore it and the soapy aldehyde top note (and some oakmoss) seemed sharp and dominant and lasted hours. It's only now, 8 hours later, that I feel like I'm experiencing a proper drydown where the musk and spices are beginning to assert themselves. For most of the day, it felt like a clean powdery scent...and now it's getting down and dirty.
Like I said, it's a very intriguing fragrance, and I look forward to having a different experience next time I wear it.