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    What do you think Monsieur Gainsbourg would wear (besides cigarette smoke)? Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolas V
    What do you think Monsieur Gainsbourg would wear (besides cigarette smoke)? Any thoughts?
    Brigiite Bardot — who would need more?
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    I don't know about wear but isn't it a foregone conclusion that he would bathe in Habit Rouge? which I still haven't sampled.

    I saw Jane Birkin perform in Bilbao a couple of years ago
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolas V
    What do you think Monsieur Gainsbourg would wear (besides cigarette smoke)? Any thoughts?
    Please enlighten me since most of the time I'm bed ridden.
    Who is Serge Gainsbourg? I know I can Google this, I just wanted to hear it from the horses mouth.

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    Paco Rabane PH. He mentions it in that song with the title I can't remember right now. Fits him too.
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    Tabac. Although, now that I think of it, Lubin's Idole seems like it would be right up his Tin Pan Alley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredricktoo
    Please enlighten me since most of the time I'm bed ridden.
    Who is Serge Gainsbourg? I know I can Google this, I just wanted to hear it from the horses mouth.
    Oh, yeah, Fredrick, I didn't answer you because I'd like to hear it from the horse's mouth too.
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    Jazz Dans le Revin: Check it out. Splash on a fav frag, pour yourself a drink (Lillet and lots of it), put on "Du Jazz Dans le Revin" and bliss out--olfactory meets jazz with some soixante-neuf thrown in for good measure.

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    I tried wikipedia and the page came up blank.
    I got lucky on Google finding a distant relative "Puccini Gainsbourg" who died a broken and lonely man when his recipe for puttenesca sauce was stolen from him after 17 years of experimentation.
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    does anyone else have more up to date info?

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    Default Re: What fragrance would Serge Gainsbourg wear?

    Ok, now this is really strange. A few months ago I was thinking the same thought, what would SG wear? I was going to post it here but I forgot all about it! To answer the question, it can be none other than YSL Rive Gauche - manly, sexy, and smooth. Classic, just like SG.

    Now to the other question, just who is SG? Well, imagine Hugh Hefner with a penchant for Gitanes, a deliciously-smooth voice and a knack for writing a great pop song. He broke all the ladies' hearts and lived to sing about it. Brits envy him, the French hate him and Americans say "who"?
    "I exist for myself, and for those to whom my unquenchable thirst for freedom gives everything, but also for everyone, since insofar as I am able to love - I love everyone. Of noble hearts, I am the noblest - and the most generous of those that yearn to give love in return. - I am a human being, I love death and I love life."

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    My classics: Dior Homme EdT, YSL Rive Gauche PH, Helmut Lang Cuiron, L'Occitane Neroli (vintage), Davidoff Zino, L'Occitane Eau des Baux

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    Rive gauche is a great call--just what I was thinking! Of course, the Birkin/Hermes connection is strong, so she might have slipped him some Bel Ami, or he might have borrowed her Amazone (Belazone?)

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    Rive Gauche is too hairy chested. Serge, legendary loverman that he was (this is a guy who recorded a deut entitled "Lemon Incest"... with his daughter), is more of a soft, loutish lech. He needs something more floral and poetical. RG is way too blue-jeans-macho. My vote is for Zino.

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    Default Re: What fragrance would Serge Gainsbourg wear?

    Quote Originally Posted by manicboy
    He broke all the ladies' hearts and lived to sing about it.
    I think it was the other way around: several ladies broke his heart. For example both BB and Birkin left him.

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    his biggest hit in the US was with Jane Birkin this porno pop song called "Je ne t'aime plus, moi non plus" or something like that that had this sort of french pop muzak background track with Jane Birkin half singing half masturbating more or less in the foreground and him I guess grunting a little. It was the theme song to a movie with Joe Dallersandro and Jane B um I forget who made the film right now.

    Jane Birkin is this early 70s quasi androgynous sex symbol who has been in a lot of movies has an acting career sort of like Geraldine Chaplin's like the odd supercool directors will want her... very handsome woman with gapped teeth, gorgeous gorgeous...

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    Default Re: What fragrance would Serge Gainsbourg wear?

    Quote Originally Posted by DustB
    Paco Rabane PH. He mentions it in that song with the title I can't remember right now. Fits him too.
    That is what I'm wearing today — I thought I felt a little bit "serge" around the edges.
    There are people to whom the truth of language does not matter — they are known as liars.

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    AS ALL french person know - Serge was an extremely intelligent calm and organised person AT HOME never had mess arround.

    I think I would go for Vertyver from Guerlain all thoses beautifull women and men (yes!!) had to be attracted first ..........

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    Default Re: What fragrance would Serge Gainsbourg wear?

    Wow, this got some good responses. I had been away for a few days, so sorry that I was not able to reply to the question of exactly who Serge Gainsbourg is.

    Paco Rabanne? Really? I would never have guessed. It makes sense though: kinda sleezy, kinda classy; sexy and clean. Add a couple of Gitanes and you've got it.

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    Kingdom by Alexander McQueen or perhaps a splash of Bombay gin.
    Kingdom because he loved the smell of a P**SY, Bombay because he was a big drunk.
    Cheers!

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    Yes, Kingdom would be a great choice. Also, a deep, dirty, animalic musk like MKK because Gainsbourg loved to present himself as scruffy and unkempt as possible, he got a kick out of pissing off people like that.
    Oh, and Bandit. Definitely Bandit.

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    I say Eau D'Hermes.

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    ... i prefer Salvatore Adamo "les mal aimes" or Paolo Conte "via con me". These are great men. They can wear whatever they want.

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    i believe the factual answer is: van cleef PH
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    I could see him wearing something like Givenchy Gentleman, animalic warm but with a strong round and sweetish patchouli backtaste.

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