Kouros Cologne for Men by Yves Saint Laurent, In 1981, Kouros cologne came onto the scene. There is a diverse array of notes featured in its composition. Clary sage, artemisia, bergamot, coriander and aldehydes are the notes at the top of the profile. Geranium, jasmine, cinnamon, carnation, vetiver, orris root and patchouli exist in the middle. Vanilla, civet, amber, leather, honey, oak moss, musk and tonka bean close everything out within the base.