Kouros Type Formula

(2 customer reviews)


Kouros is a Aromatic Fougere fragrance formula for men. Top notes are Aldehydes, Coriander, Artemisia, Clary Sage and Bergamot; middle notes are Patchouli, Carnation, Vetiver, Cinnamon, Geranium, Jasmine and Orris Root; base notes are Civet, Honey, Leather, Musk, Oakmoss, Amber, Tonka Bean and Vanilla.

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This formula is based on high quality analysis, using common aromatic compounds, essential oils or absolutes. It's highly similar to the original fragrance.

After purchasing, you will be able to access the interactive formula page anytime or download a PDF file. Our customizable formula system shows every material with complete information (CAS, family, odor description, strength, allergens.. and many more), IFRA compliance, graphs and suggestions for replacements. You can customize the total amount and concentration, the formula is automatically recalculated.

Note: this formula was inspired by the fragrance stated here, using high quality analysis data and perfumery knowledge, but it is not an exact copy. The original formulations belong to the respective brands. We are not affiliated with any fragrance brand mentioned here. The presented images are merely illustrative. Our formulas are composed for educational purposes, inspired by the most popular perfumes on the market. It may be the basis for your personal experiments, studies or researches. Distribution is prohibited.


v2.0 – February 24, 2022

The formula has been completely reworked based on new chemical analysis, references, and olfactive studies. Many new materials were added, some were removed and replaced. The final result is even more similar to the reference fragrance.

v1.0 – May 21, 2021

Initial release.

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  1. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful

    guidofaber (verified owner)

    First impression after mixing: this smells the same as the original (maybe the vintage one?), fantastic!
    Except my mixture is slightly different because I’ve added some small amount of Costus root oil, Phenyl acetic acid and Civet abs.
    This formula is great for experimenting.

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    leshut7 (verified owner)

    Excellent formula that is Kouros as you know it.

    If you are wanting to make it more vintage (1981 to 1986 era) then replace the Oakmoss + Evernyl for Oakmoss Absolute (the pure non-IFRA variety if you have it) to really give it the power and longevity of the old formula.

    Civet Abs plus Castoreum really adds the animalic undertone but isn’t entirely necessary; if you do add them back in then use a light touch. Vintage Kouros was clean and balanced, not the complete dirty animal some people believe.

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