Yves Saint Laurent Kouros Tonique Eau de Toilette 100ml - £17.50 @ Boots
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Yves Saint Laurent Kouros Tonique Eau de Toilette 100ml - £17.50 @ Boots

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Found 2nd Sep 2014
Seems I'm quite good at finding perfume deals laterly :P This got positive review, it's not the standard Kouros but the Tonique version (they do like Apple with their iphones, change a bit and sell it as a new thing). I ordered some and got free collection in store and also used code Q2VCUK65 for 10 off £65 spend.

Here's the Fragrantica review:

fragrantica.com/per…tml

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Damn, was hoping the male version would be the same price

notahoarder

Damn, was hoping the male version would be the same price



It's listed under male

Thanks, price added

Original Poster

notahoarder

Damn, was hoping the male version would be the same price


Yep, this is the male version

Hi,
Just to let you all know this is the male version and have just ordered 2 bottles from Boots with free collection at local branch

Does this smell the same as the all white coloured bottle version?

jans

Does this smell the same as the all white coloured bottle version?


Apparently not. Just noticed that the proper stuff goes for £60 odd quid. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuu. (£37.99 on Amazon)

jans

Does this smell the same as the all white coloured bottle version?



No otherwise what's the point in it.

Shengis

Apparently not. Just noticed that the proper stuff goes for £60 odd quid. … Apparently not. Just noticed that the proper stuff goes for £60 odd quid. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuu. (£37.99 on Amazon)



Yeah, I later had a look at the info at the bottom of the page and compared the ingredients between them both and kind of firgured that they wouldn't be the same.

dontasciime

No otherwise what's the point in it.



Well considering the brand name and the actual perfume name is the same as the original along with the same style of bottle, I think it was a valid question. A lot of perfumes have various derivatives of the same thing with the same scent. Eau de parfum has the same smell as an eau de toilette of the same name only much more concentrated.

I think the main point would be if it's a totally different scent to Kouros why would Yves St Laurent put the Kouros name and Kouros bottle style to it when they could and should have called it something else altogether. In the same vein that Chanel doesn't market Chanel No19 as Chanel No5 and Coco Chanel. They all have their own individual names.

jans

Well considering the brand name and the actual perfume name is the same … Well considering the brand name and the actual perfume name is the same as the original along with the same style of bottle, I think it was a valid question. A lot of perfumes have various derivatives of the same thing with the same scent. Eau de parfum has the same smell as an eau de toilette of the same name only much more concentrated. I think the main point would be if it's a totally different scent to Kouros why would Yves St Laurent put the Kouros name and Kouros bottle style to it when they could and should have called it something else altogether. In the same vein that Chanel doesn't market Chanel No19 as Chanel No5 and Coco Chanel. They all have their own individual names.



jans

Yeah, I later had a look at the info at the bottom of the page and … Yeah, I later had a look at the info at the bottom of the page and compared the ingredients between them both and kind of firgured that they wouldn't be the same.



If it was the same name [which it's not] why would they go to all the expense of different branding/ bottle manufacture etc & you figured they were not the same once seeing the ingredients but still wanted to have a go at my reply wording. I'm sorry you thought i was having a go at you with the reply though.




Edited by: "dontasciime" 2nd Sep 2014

dontasciime

If it was the same name [which it's not] why would they go to all the … If it was the same name [which it's not] why would they go to all the expense of different branding/ bottle manufacture etc & you figured they were not the same once seeing the ingredients but still wanted to have a go at my reply wording. I'm sorry you thought i was having a go at you with the reply though.



Eh? I'm not getting you. You say they're not the same name?

[img]encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQGTyoDt-Nem_jvePptSk2lHp3-HKfRG9gmnJE-MwJp33d0JcWV4vxcG-gW[/img] [img]encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSBZZPvkcyWWFkZVyIk_hPCy6-7wPZS0Hok1QoaObV6HxxOVKTqXqiqgHNS[/img]

Apologies to the OP for hijacking your thread btw.



jans

Eh? I'm not getting you. You say they're not the same … Eh? I'm not getting you. You say they're not the same name?[img]https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQGTyoDt-Nem_jvePptSk2lHp3-HKfRG9gmnJE-MwJp33d0JcWV4vxcG-gW[/img] [img]https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSBZZPvkcyWWFkZVyIk_hPCy6-7wPZS0Hok1QoaObV6HxxOVKTqXqiqgHNS[/img]Apologies to the OP for hijacking your thread btw.



You post a picture which clearly shows they are not the same but want to argue that they are. Open your eyes :p.

They are different products. They don't look the same. They share the Kouros part but Kouros[left] and then Kouros Summer limited Edition [right]
Edited by: "dontasciime" 2nd Sep 2014

You post a picture which clearly shows they are not the same but want to … You post a picture which clearly shows they are not the same but want to argue that they are. Open your eyes :p.They are different products they don't look the same they share the Kouros part but Kouros[left] and then Kouros Summer limited Edition [right]



Ahh come on, you're just taking the mick now. Your words were "If it was the same name[which it's not]" when it couldn't be more obvious that they have the same product name. And where on that bottle/packaging does it say anything relating to it being a "Summer Limited Edition"?






Edited by: "jans" 2nd Sep 2014

jans

If it was the same name [which it's not] why would they go to all the … If it was the same name [which it's not] why would they go to all the expense of different branding/ bottle manufacture etc & you figured they were not the same once seeing the ingredients but still wanted to have a go at my reply wording. I'm sorry you thought i was having a go at you with the reply though.



Eh? I'm not getting you. You say they're not the same … Eh? I'm not getting you. You say they're not the same name?[img]https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQGTyoDt-Nem_jvePptSk2lHp3-HKfRG9gmnJE-MwJp33d0JcWV4vxcG-gW[/img] [img]https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSBZZPvkcyWWFkZVyIk_hPCy6-7wPZS0Hok1QoaObV6HxxOVKTqXqiqgHNS[/img]Apologies to the OP for hijacking your thread btw.



You post a picture which clearly shows they are not the same but want to … You post a picture which clearly shows they are not the same but want to argue that they are. Open your eyes :p.They are different products they don't look the same they share the Kouros part but Kouros[left] and then Kouros Summer limited Edition [right]



jans

Ahh come on, you're just taking the mick now. Your words were "If it was … Ahh come on, you're just taking the mick now. Your words were "If it was the same name[which it's not]" when it couldn't be more obvious that they have the same product name. And where on that bottle/packaging does it say anything relating to it being a "Summer Limited Edition"?








I'm not making it up they are not the same product I'm not taking the mick either look at them do they look the same or look at the box and spot the difference in the wording.

yslbeauty.co.uk/fra…ros

Kouros Limited Edition
Eau de Toilette
Following the success of previous years, Kouros Summer is back in 2013. With its name carved on a polished glass, the bottle enhances the freshness, crystalline
transparency and complexity of the fragrance. Like the blazing reflection of the sun in the sea!


Kouros Eau De Toilette Tonique
Collector Edition
The fragrance of an Olympian, blazing with the glory of summer sun. Sparkling, aquatic and instantly invigorating, Kouoros Energizing Eau de Toilette infuses the vital energy of summer with the piercing freshness of the open sea. The first note is a fresh marine breeze combined with a splash of citrus, which yields to a masculine base of wood.






Edited by: "dontasciime" 2nd Sep 2014

jans

If it was the same name [which it's not] why would they go to all the … If it was the same name [which it's not] why would they go to all the expense of different branding/ bottle manufacture etc & you figured they were not the same once seeing the ingredients but still wanted to have a go at my reply wording. I'm sorry you thought i was having a go at you with the reply though.

Eh? I'm not getting you. You say they're not the same … Eh? I'm not getting you. You say they're not the same name?[img]https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQGTyoDt-Nem_jvePptSk2lHp3-HKfRG9gmnJE-MwJp33d0JcWV4vxcG-gW[/img] [img]https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSBZZPvkcyWWFkZVyIk_hPCy6-7wPZS0Hok1QoaObV6HxxOVKTqXqiqgHNS[/img]Apologies to the OP for hijacking your thread btw.

You post a picture which clearly shows they are not the same but want … You post a picture which clearly shows they are not the same but want to argue that they are. Open your eyes :p.They are different products they don't look the same they share the Kouros part but Kouros[left] and then Kouros Summer limited Edition [right]

jans

Ahh come on, you're just taking the mick now. Your words were "If it was … Ahh come on, you're just taking the mick now. Your words were "If it was the same name[which it's not]" when it couldn't be more obvious that they have the same product name. And where on that bottle/packaging does it say anything relating to it being a "Summer Limited Edition"?



Look, I won't be replying again, but one last time to reiterate my point, you said they were NOT the same NAME when in fact they have the same brand and the same product name and same style of bottles and packaging. The only difference being is they've changed a colour to a lighter shade of the colour that they already use on their original primary packaging box, and that's all. Yves St Laurent is the brand name, Kouros is the product name. If it is a totally different smell/fragrance then they should have called it by a totally different product name, not used the same one. The way it stands, they haven't outwardly distinguished it from the original in any other than a lighter shade of colour change. Not good enough.

How many people have been fooled in to thinking it's the Kouros they were expecting, when it's not.

jans

If it was the same name [which it's not] why would they go to all the … If it was the same name [which it's not] why would they go to all the expense of different branding/ bottle manufacture etc & you figured they were not the same once seeing the ingredients but still wanted to have a go at my reply wording. I'm sorry you thought i was having a go at you with the reply though.

Eh? I'm not getting you. You say they're not the same … Eh? I'm not getting you. You say they're not the same name?[img]https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQGTyoDt-Nem_jvePptSk2lHp3-HKfRG9gmnJE-MwJp33d0JcWV4vxcG-gW[/img] [img]https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSBZZPvkcyWWFkZVyIk_hPCy6-7wPZS0Hok1QoaObV6HxxOVKTqXqiqgHNS[/img]Apologies to the OP for hijacking your thread btw.

You post a picture which clearly shows they are not the same but want … You post a picture which clearly shows they are not the same but want to argue that they are. Open your eyes :p.They are different products they don't look the same they share the Kouros part but Kouros[left] and then Kouros Summer limited Edition [right]

jans

Ahh come on, you're just taking the mick now. Your words were "If it … Ahh come on, you're just taking the mick now. Your words were "If it was the same name[which it's not]" when it couldn't be more obvious that they have the same product name. And where on that bottle/packaging does it say anything relating to it being a "Summer Limited Edition"?



http://i.imgur.com/0GC4yQ6.jpg

The tonique part is not referring to the concentration of aromatic compounds.

I bought a Kouros clone in Greece (same Opaque style Bottle), was stronger and better, and alot cheaper.

Original Poster

Just to clarify. Every summer the perfume brands release a slightly different product with more fresh/marine scent to make the point that this is the flavour of the season. Tonique is the same thing, a summer version of the original. Look on fragrantica for CK one and you'll realise they've made a different one for each season. It's like the football match game jerseys, they follow the traditional colours but they change each year.

Ordered thank you brought this a few weeks ago for my hubby it's not as strong as the original but it smells lovely so I'm treating him again

OOS

Original Poster

carlswife

Ordered thank you brought this a few weeks ago for my hubby it's not as … Ordered thank you brought this a few weeks ago for my hubby it's not as strong as the original but it smells lovely so I'm treating him again


Lucky hubby

Oos

Back in stock and ordered. Thanks.
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