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    Default Is Rive Gauche Kouros' prettier younger brother?

    I should preface this by saying I hate Kourous even though I appreciate it's 'distinctive' character. However I love RG and I can detect similar qualities in the two fragrances.

    Luca Turin describes Kouros as striking that clean/dirty balance and I certainly pick up on a similar vibe with RG. I think it's the patchouli and clove that achieve this in RG and I seem to pick up on this theme well into the drydown, especially in warmer climates. Korous does seem to delve deeper into the dirtier side of this balance because of the animalic musks which makes RG stand out as the prettier and cleaner fragrance.

    For those of you who own both fragrances - do you see the similarities or have I lost the plot?

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    Default Re: Is Rive Gauche Kouros' prettier younger brother?

    No I would say it's Azzaro Pour Homme's younger brother. lol

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    Default Re: Is Rive Gauche Kouros' prettier younger brother?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    No I would say it's Azzaro Pour Homme's younger brother. lol
    Exactly!

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    Default Re: Is Rive Gauche Kouros' prettier younger brother?

    No way!


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    Default Re: Is Rive Gauche Kouros' prettier younger brother?

    Quote Originally Posted by ApolloSmintheus View Post
    For those of you who own both fragrances - do you see the similarities or have I lost the plot?
    I find them quite different.

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    Default Re: Is Rive Gauche Kouros' prettier younger brother?

    No similarities at all.

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    Not very close (and not close to Azzaro PH either, IMO). I love Kouros and really like RG.

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    Default Re: Is Rive Gauche Kouros' prettier younger brother?

    Kouros is quite handsome.
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    Default Re: Is Rive Gauche Kouros' prettier younger brother?

    Soapier and crisper, more solar younger brother (almost) for sure

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    Default Re: Is Rive Gauche Kouros' prettier younger brother?

    No, it's Kouros' incredibly handsome and brilliant younger brother.

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    For me, Kouros's prettier younger brother would be Rien (ELdO)

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    I don't get any similarities. I find nothing remotely dirty in Rive Gauche.

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    I can find no family lineage there what so ever!
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    Lol, must just be me then! I can't help but find similarities - I have always found RG to have a slightly dirty vibe to it and have never understood the barbershop comparisons...

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    Default Re: Is Rive Gauche Kouros' prettier younger brother?

    NO.

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    Default Re: Is Rive Gauche Kouros' prettier younger brother?

    Quote Originally Posted by ApolloSmintheus View Post
    Lol, must just be me then! I can't help but find similarities - I have always found RG to have a slightly dirty vibe to it and have never understood the barbershop comparisons...
    For many in North America perhaps, Rive Gauche has a scent quite similar to a highly available shaving cream called Barbasol. It's a relatively cheap canned cream, oft used by barbers for shaves, or to shave the hair off the back of your neck. It is overall a fougere, somewhat similar to a lot of the barbershop used scents of the recent past. Brut comes to mind.

    I've always found "barbershop" to a bit of a relative term. Some are North American barbershop; some are more European.
    Last edited by StylinLA; 23rd May 2011 at 03:42 AM.

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    Default Re: Is Rive Gauche Kouros' prettier younger brother?

    Smells like a slightly better version of Brut. But I can't well it, I would have to knock the 70 year old cougars off if I wore it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    No I would say it's Azzaro Pour Homme's younger brother. lol
    This.

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    Default Re: Is Rive Gauche Kouros' prettier younger brother?

    Quote Originally Posted by ApolloSmintheus View Post
    Is Rive Gauche Kouros' prettier younger brother?
    No.


    Quote Originally Posted by ApolloSmintheus View Post
    For those of you who own both fragrances - do you see the similarities or have I lost the plot?
    I do.
    I don't.
    I couldn't possibly comment.

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    Default Re: Is Rive Gauche Kouros' prettier younger brother?

    Kouros is way prettier.

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    Default Re: Is Rive Gauche Kouros' prettier younger brother?

    I dislike Kouros. I like Rive Gauche.
    So, no similarities at all

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    Default Re: Is Rive Gauche Kouros' prettier younger brother?

    Kouros is a monolithic and smoothy angular piece of futurist sculpture. Rive Gauche is a bowl of unbaked cake mixture.

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    Default Re: Is Rive Gauche Kouros' prettier younger brother?

    Kouros empties a room; Rive Gauche fills one

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    Default Re: Is Rive Gauche Kouros' prettier younger brother?

    I find a certain core of similarity in Kouros, RG and Jazz--it is kind of a barbershop-type base.

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