LOL. That reminds me of those shampoo commercials where that girl gets a kick out of washing her hair.Originally Posted by Indie_Guy
Yes it's true.
Last night was very interesting. After showering, I was buttoning up my shirt thinking of what fragrance to wear to work. I decided to wear Rive Gauche Pour Homme. WHY? Well, because I was thinking about its status as "King of Compliments". And while its true that Rive Gauche has gotten more compliments than anything else in my drobe of 100, for whatever reason- I just don't wear it much.
So I gave my bare chest a good spray, dabbed a little on my neck, and went to work.
As soon as I got to work, I was counting my drawer for changeover. The AM bartender is a very cute girl, and she gets very physical sometimes at work- always grabbing, punching, kicking, hugging. Just a very cool girl to work with. She came over and stood next to me. One of my female managers came over and they were both standing beside me. I was trying to focus on counting money, but I thought I could hear them talking about how good I smelled.
And then this girl put her head close to my chest , inhaled deeply and then LIKE LIGHTNING she BIT me on the upper bicep. Like a rattlesnake or a cobra, in one fast move she managed to give me a very deep bite on the arm. As I was rubbing my arm I told her "Damn! That really hurts...but at the same time it feels really good..."
The next time some newbie asks that question about "What fragrance do chicks like?", instead of directing them to the sticky, you could just type in Rive.Gauche.Pour.Homme. When I compare the reactions I've gotten wearing Rive Gauche to EVERYTHING else in my 100 plus drobe and all the samples I've worn- It just isn't even close.
What is it about this seemingly simple fragrance that causes a girl to bite me? I've had girls tell me they loved alot of different fragrances I've worn (Passage D'Enfer, A*Men, M7, Michael, Himalaya, Dreamer, Skai, Jaisalmer -and I've got a good story for each), but most of the time when I wear these fragrances I get no comment or outright reaction. Practically EVERY TIME I wear Rive Gauche, something like this happens.
And as I was leaving work, a female manager walked by and I asked her if she was wearing CKBe and she was impressed that I could tell. So while on the subject of fragrances I put a sample of Rive Gauche Pour Homme up to her nose. She closed her eyes and purred "Ohhhhh, that smells so good" like she was having an orgasm. There you have it.
Oh , and after that girl bit me, she asked what I was doing tomorrow (tonight). She wants to go out for drinks. She's got a boyfriend, and I'm not the type of guy to mow another man's lawn. But If she attacks me, I'm not gonna run and hide!
LOL. That reminds me of those shampoo commercials where that girl gets a kick out of washing her hair.Originally Posted by teflondog
Or (gasp) those Axe Effect ads...yecch.
"The stench / The stench / Of summer sex / And CK Eternity, oh hell yes"
-Fall Out Boy, "Uma Thurman"
I love Rive Gauche coz it smells like a real, mature man. It's actually my number 3 right behind Baldassarini and GIT. Funny enough, my twin brother is not into fragrances at all, wouldn't wear any, he likes Baldi and GIT, but LOVES Rive Gauche. His comment "What is this... Smells so different from all the other ones you have."
But so far I didn't have women jumping at me like you... Maybe it IS you!!! ;D
LOL. That reminds me of those shampoo commercials where that girl gets a kick out of washing her hair.Originally Posted by MFfan310
Or (gasp) those Axe Effect ads...yecch.[/quote]
I agree those Axe ads are pretty stupid. But its weird- Rive Gauche delivers on the Axe "Effect"! I'd like to conduct some experiments. One more thing I should point out. This girl that bit me is 22. Sometimes I think of Rive Gauche as a mature scent, but some of the best reactions to it have been from girls under 25. And also a few rich MILFS in their 40s.
I'm going to have to get a bottle of the Intense version one of these days.
indie, i'm pretty sure it has something to do with you man. girls don't go around biting just any guy no matter how good they smell.
Traveller, there is no path. You make the path as you walk. -- A. Machado
There is an intense version? I thought the stuff was pretty intense (lasts decades on me), so they issued a light version...
Originally Posted by liquid
As much as I'd like to agree with that, it's just not the case. I'm sure she probably likes me in some way. BUT I've worn ALOT of scents around her, and I can tell which ones she likes and which ones she doesn't. I'd put money on it that I could have worn damn near anything else and not been bitten. It's hard to explain this to those not in the "Brotherhood of the Left Bank" ,But its like clockwork.
Today I wore THREE chest sprays of Rive Gauche and one wrist spray, and I didn't get so much as a peep my way. And I'm a very sociable guy too. [smiley=lolk.gif] And I put MOISTURIZER on my chest before applying Rive Gauche!!
It's a damn good thing I wear fragrances because I like them for myself, or else I'd sell 'em all... [smiley=lolk.gif]
No longer offering decants. Sorry!
Someone should start a "Best of basenotes" thread and add this to the list. Great story!
I think Indie needs to get some reward from the YSL company, since I am very sure this story will help them sell few more bottles of RG. ( Damn, crossed even my mind that I have to re-test this, at least)
oommmgggg rive gauche is SUCH a sexy fragrance. haha I love it, and so do the girls
If you can sue a company for making coffee that is too hot so you burnt your tongue, or another for making cigarettes that gave you cancer when you smoked them without you knowing about the risks I bet you could sue YSL for making a fragrance that make ppl bite you. I would do that and buy more scents instead of giving YSL more credit
Damn, I've been trying to find this locally to see if I like it, but the only YSL I can find is Kouros. Looks like I might have to order blind or get a decant.
Hmmm... I might have to try spritzing some on my fishing lures this spring...
Who needs cable when we can read Indie's stories. I'd like to suggest we give him an award in the category of "Best dramatic scent story with erotic content". He has the genre sown up IMO, and the guy can tell a story too.
Seriously though, I am sure Indie's co-worker likes him, but I explain "the Rive Gauche Pour Homme effect" in the following manner: Rive Gauche Pour Homme is the scent equivalent of wearing an slightly open-neck black shirt. Every man looks good in a black shirt. Rive Gauche Pour Homme has this going for it: it has an attraction enhancing feature, just like a black shirt. A far-fetched analogy?
We may never see Indie again if he wore Rive Gauche AND a black button-up shirt with top button undone. He might give Hugh Hefner a run for his money. And suddenly I'm very tempted to go shopping for some black shirts. ;D
No longer offering decants. Sorry!
Very interesting account.
She hasn't been bitten by a bat or other wild animal recently by any chance?
Enlightening story from Indie Guy as usual. I have yet to give it a try, but considering it's exclusivity to YSL stores, looks like I'll just have to buy the damn thing... ;D
You may want to sample the Rive Gauche Intense first before purchasing it.
I find it too syrupy, and different than the original. It may not have the desired effect you're looking for.
I was always afraid that Rive Gauche was a bit 'too much' to make a woman swoon and sniff deeply. Wow, Tom Ford knows the power of 70s/80s inspired scents evokes!
I always equate this fragrance style with Brut. Fougeres don't faze me as much, so what is it that I'm missing? Guess it doesn't matter if the girls are noticing it.
HA! Always thinking, eh...?! 8-)Originally Posted by shifts
...But if you sue 'em I can just about guarantee that YSL's next batch earmarked for the U.S. won't have a perfume label -- each bottle will just have a sticker instead that reads: *"WARNING! The Surgeon General has determined that spritzing R.G. is hazardous to your circulation!" ;D
Finally. A fragrance that says...
LOL!!!Originally Posted by Ezhno
Indeed great story!!!!! 8-)
;D ;D Great story, as always! Thanks Indie_Guy!
I'm going to have to mooch a sample of this from someone - now I gotta know! haha
Seriously though, I'm with Liquid on this one. It's got to have something to do with you other than your scent because I don't care how good a man smells, if he's unattractive or otherwise a goober he's getting a chaste sincere compliment at the most. No woman is biting a man simple because he smells good...unless it's "part of her act" as it can be with some gals. You guys probably know what I mean by that: it's meant to get attention but it goes nowhere.
Originally Posted by Octothorpe
Why wait until "spring" ;D ? *Btw, that jig was dipped in a bottle of a garlic-based scent and it works. I caught that Bass yesterday and was fishing shirtless until time for me to take the pic----71 degrees then!
I just got my first(blind) bottle of RG this AM at work. *I immediately sqirted some on the top of each hand, waited 30 minutes or so, and then asked three different women their opinion of it and they all smiled and said they liked it but none "bit" me ;D ;D !
"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force." Ayn Rand...
"The essence of fascism is to make laws forbidding everything and then enforce them selectively against your enemies."
I'm so glad you've returned with the stories. ;D
We actually talked about stuff like this in the chat once. I think it's only partly because you smelled good because one of the times it happened to me was back in high school when I didn't care much about how I smelled... I think I was wearing.. uhm... Axe. My shoulder was the target and yes, it really hurt. I actually thought the girl was really angry at me because it hurt so much - but when she stopped she just smiled and started laughing.
I guess you should just take it as some kind of weird compliment... that hurts. Quite a paradox. :P
Gonna test da bitabilities of dat Rive Gauche for sure - of course .... ;D ;D