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    Default GF ferre lui similiar to Rive gauche??

    Hi guys,

    yesterday I visited Douglas(I am from Germany) and asked a nice female assistant what fragrance would be similar to Rive gauche pour homme. She thought for a while, then she gave me

    Gianfranco Ferré: GF Ferré Lui / Him

    It smelled quite nice...does anybody know this frag? Do you think it is a good alternative to RG??

    Which frags do you think are similar to RG? Or do you think RG is the king and there is nothing beneath it??

    I already know:

    Versace Black Jeans (which is quite good in my opinion)
    Gucci pour homme and envy (both are too woody and they smell too old for me)
    Azzaro Visit (its not bad, but I think toooo spicy it is not so deep as Rive gauche)

    Ok the frag should be quite modern (I am 23 years old), sexy, a good evening frag and it should habe a good staying power and sillage.....

    Tanzfreak

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    Default Re: GF ferre lui similiar to Rive gauche??

    Kouros is the one true King.


    For you, I recommenr L'Instant or Burberry Brit.

    and Envy's drydown is certainly not "woody"... It's a very smooth vanilla that women love.

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    Default Re: GF ferre lui similiar to Rive gauche??

    I liked GF Lui, I got a sample of it. But, I think it was a litte too aromatic for me and it reminds me of a fragrance that I used to wear a long time ago, similar in its aromatic/spicy mixture, but I just can't think of the name.

    On the other hand, RG, is sweet/powdery/fresh/deep.
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    Default Re: GF ferre lui similiar to Rive gauche??

    What do you think of Guerlain L'instant pour homme?

    Do you think it fits in the same category....

    I tested it today, its not bad, but versatile for a 23 year old guy?? :-?

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    Default Re: GF ferre lui similiar to Rive gauche??

    L'Instant, I liked it but I don't know if I'll wear it. It's very sophisticated and classy. I don't know if I can get away with wearing L'Instant everyday at the office. Actually when I tried it, I was with my girl friends and I asked them what they thought of it, they told me that it smelled like their father.

    You might want to try Boss Elements Aqua or Body Kouros.
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    Default Re: GF ferre lui similiar to Rive gauche??

    Sorry for hijacking an old thread.
    Anyone else who could compare Rive gauche with Gianfranco Ferré? I absolutely love Rive Gauche, the barbershop vibe while still retaining some youthfullness... Does gianfranco smell older?

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    Default Re: GF ferre lui similiar to Rive gauche??

    No , they are different . Rive Gauche , for me , is similar to Paco Rabanne pour Homme , the same soapiness . Ferre is more woody ( but reading again the post , i think i'm writing about Ferre for Man ...)
    So , if you're looking ofr something similar to Rive Gauche , try Paco Rabanne pour Homme
    Last edited by Makassar; 13th March 2015 at 04:11 PM.

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    Default Re: GF ferre lui similiar to Rive gauche??

    I only know Rive Gauche from countless testing and for me it is the most wearable fougere. All the others have some "oldman" vibe for me which I don't want to wear with my 23 years. Even though they smell great, I admit. Just heard that GF is a fresh fougere, so I thought it could be something like Rive Gauche.

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    Default Re: GF ferre lui similiar to Rive gauche??

    Agree that Rive Gauche has a similar vibe to Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
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