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    Default SotY: #3 Yves St. Laurent Rive Gauche pour Homme

    SotY #3 Yves St. Laurent Rive Gauche pour Homme

    Total Wears: 409 (0.7%)
    Number of weeks of at least one wear: 51
    Low week: 0 wears in week 44
    High week: 25 wears in week 14
    Average: 7.84 wears/week
    Number ones: 4
    Top 10ís: 29



    The #3 scent is Yves St. Laurent Rive Gauche pour Homme. This had one of the more interesting yearly patterns. It had the interesting pattern of 10 wears in week 43 and zero wears in week 44, the greatest drop from hero to zero of any scent. The spike in week 14 was due to wears in tribute to the death of Yves St. Laurent. That week was dominated by Yves St. Laurent scents. After the peak Rive Gauche pour Homme pretty much settled back to its levels before the spike. Rive Gauche pour Homme really soared in week 23-32 scoring double-digit weeks in all ten weeks but for one which was a nine. It had a 10.90 wears/week average over that span. Those weeks correspond to August through September, i.e the hottest months of the year. Rive Gauche pour Homme is a scent the community reaches for when the mercury soars.
    Rive Gauche pour Homme is the flagship scent for Yves St. Laurent and it is the most popular scent from that House for this community. It is probably one of the more widely owned scents on Basenotes and that helps keep its wears up. It isn't widely recommended on the boards but it does seem to be widely respected and that is reflected in its position in the top 10. There were a couple of regular posters for whom Rive Gauche pour Homme was a component of their regular rotation. The only female wears it got was during the tribute week, other than that it had zero female wears.
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    Default Re: SotY: #3 Yves St. Laurent Rive Gauche pour Homme

    Thanks SMM.

    I consider Rive Gauche pour Homme to be the best all-around men's fragrance - perfect for pretty much any occasion and in any season (at work, going out at night, casual weekend, etc.). Plus the price is unbeatable!

    I know I will never be without it in my collection.
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    Default Re: SotY: #3 Yves St. Laurent Rive Gauche pour Homme

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Thanks SMM.

    I consider Rive Gauche pour Homme to be the best all-around men's fragrance - perfect for pretty much any occasion and in any season (at work, going out at night, casual weekend, etc.). Plus the price is unbeatable!

    I know I will never be without it in my collection.
    I agree.

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    Default Re: SotY: #3 Yves St. Laurent Rive Gauche pour Homme

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Thanks SMM.

    I consider Rive Gauche pour Homme to be the best all-around men's fragrance - perfect for pretty much any occasion and in any season (at work, going out at night, casual weekend, etc.). Plus the price is unbeatable!

    I know I will never be without it in my collection.
    What he said, except edit to "one of the best all-around men's fragrances". I could never commit to just one.
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    Default Re: SotY: #3 Yves St. Laurent Rive Gauche pour Homme

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I know I will never be without it in my collection.
    Same here.
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    Thank you Somerville Metro Man

    I had purchased Rive Gauche pour Homme last year at this time blind, due to the high praise in the review section and hoping that it would be great for me. I do love this fragrance very much, although I have removed it from my regular rotation to try other samples.

    A great scent. At first I thought I had made a mistake when I initially got it, but I quickly adored this. Creamy and confident. Not to mention no one wears this in my city.

    Thanks again for these year end lists !

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    Default Re: SotY: #3 Yves St. Laurent Rive Gauche pour Homme

    Creamy and confident describes Rive Gauche perfectly!

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    Default Re: SotY: #3 Yves St. Laurent Rive Gauche pour Homme

    Quote Originally Posted by Sokkou View Post
    Creamy and confident describes Rive Gauche perfectly!
    Yeah, I agree. I love this fragrance!

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    It rocks, no doubt about it...

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    Default Re: SotY: #3 Yves St. Laurent Rive Gauche pour Homme

    So I wore this last night. Why? Ever so often I help a friend (a caterer) and when I wear fragrances to work with him, I'm always very careful about what I wear. I don't want to project too much sillage, wear something too challenging, etc. I swear, RGPH always works best for this. I'm constantly close to people (serving the food, walking past them, my body temperature rising from all of the running around) and all of the time the gentle sillage and that slight bitter almond and kernel of anise at the heart of this scent is keeping me softly scented for hours.

    I also think that RGPH is way more popular here on BN, than it is out there in the real world. Every time I meet someone and they ask me to recommend an affordable, nice, easy-to-love masculine I always recommend this. Almost every person I tell this to, says 'What's that? I never heard of it.' Gosh - thank goodness for Basenotes!

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    Default Re: SotY: #3 Yves St. Laurent Rive Gauche pour Homme

    Week #44 included the period around New Year's. I wonder whether for that week the regular Rive Gauche wearers wanted to choose something special for the holidays instead of one of their usual 'go-to' scents.

    Any thoughts, fellas, as to why you didn't wear RG from the end of December thru the first few days of January?
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