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    Default Just bought Rive Gauche Intense Pour Homme

    Is similar, better, worse than the original?

    Longevity and sillage compared to the original?

    I LOOOOOVE the regular, so rich, versatile, dense, smooth, powerful, oh god i think it fit me almost entirely.

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    Default Re: Just bought Rive Gauche Intense Pour Homme

    Parabens! I'm sure you are going to like it. Enjoy it.

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    Default Re: Just bought Rive Gauche Intense Pour Homme

    I like the original better. Rive Gauche Intense is thicker, richer, soapier, but also much more linear. I bought RGIPH first because I didn't like the top notes of RGPH. I loved it at first, but got bored by it because it was so linear. Then I went back to RGPH and I really enjoy it. On me longevity & sillage are more or less the same for both...

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    Default Re: Just bought Rive Gauche Intense Pour Homme

    IMO: almost identical. the intense is a little more green , the first 5 minute, then , is the same.
    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
    HdP 1725 Casanova
    eau de gloire parfum d'empire
    Dia man Amouage
    comme des garÁons man 2

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    Default Re: Just bought Rive Gauche Intense Pour Homme

    Quote Originally Posted by blackened View Post
    IMO: almost identical. the intense is a little more green , the first 5 minute, then , is the same.
    + 1

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    Default Re: Just bought Rive Gauche Intense Pour Homme

    Well, so basically i paid about twice the price for half the quantity of almost the same fragrance?

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    Default Re: Just bought Rive Gauche Intense Pour Homme

    Quote Originally Posted by d4N13L View Post
    Well, so basically i paid about twice the price for half the quantity of almost the same fragrance?
    Pretty much...

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    Default Re: Just bought Rive Gauche Intense Pour Homme

    Quote Originally Posted by d4N13L View Post
    Well, so basically i paid about twice the price for half the quantity of almost the same fragrance?
    Not in my opinion. Intense loses some of the barbershop vibe for a darker/deeper/heavier feel. The patchouli is more concentrated too. I personally prefer this version although I seem to be in the minority.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laph View Post
    Not in my opinion. Intense loses some of the barbershop vibe for a darker/deeper/heavier feel. The patchouli is more concentrated too. I personally prefer this version although I seem to be in the minority.
    I like the Intense quite a bit too! For me, the Intense has a more luxurious, dressed-up, big-evening kind of feel to it. Nobody will mistake the Intense for shaving-foam or anything like that. The Intense is awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indie_Guy View Post
    I like the Intense quite a bit too! For me, the Intense has a more luxurious, dressed-up, big-evening kind of feel to it. Nobody will mistake the Intense for shaving-foam or anything like that. The Intense is awesome!
    But the question is, will the Intense make women bite you?
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    Default Re: Just bought Rive Gauche Intense Pour Homme

    So im starting to get more excited about the Intense again.
    There are no differences in longevity and sillage, right?

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    Default Re: Just bought Rive Gauche Intense Pour Homme

    I had a sample of Intense and enjoyed it more than my bottle of standard Rive Gauche. I traded my bottle away because I didn't think it was that special. I have since revisited RG and still don't find it anything to rave about. It is nice but smells too much like grooming product aka shave cream. That's not a bad thing but use classic shave cream if you want that smell. I am not fond of any cologne that comes across as smelling like shower gel, shave foam or body spray deodorant. I had been on the hunt for Intense but no luck. So I am revisiting Tuscany and have thought about Azzaro PH which was RG inspiration.
    Last edited by Titan; 11th December 2011 at 04:33 PM.

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    Default Re: Just bought Rive Gauche Intense Pour Homme

    Quote Originally Posted by d4N13L View Post
    So im starting to get more excited about the Intense again.
    There are no differences in longevity and sillage, right?
    Not that I've noticed.

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    Default Re: Just bought Rive Gauche Intense Pour Homme

    I've been trying to seek out a bottle of this. I haven't tried it, but the bottle seems really nice. I really like the regular RG pH, but don't really wear it alot.
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    Default Re: Just bought Rive Gauche Intense Pour Homme

    I received my bottle last week. Very good stuff.

    Very sweet (much more than the regular), and a little velvety. More nocturne than the regular.
    Fantastic sillage (more than the regular) and equal longevity.

    Thumbs up.

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    Slightly off topic I'm afraid but I just want to say how excellent Rive Gauche smells to me right now. (The temperature has gone into the minus numbers in northern England the last few days and I have really noticed the difference in the scent.)

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    Default Re: Just bought Rive Gauche Intense Pour Homme

    Quote Originally Posted by Surfacing View Post
    I really like the regular RG pH, but don't really wear it alot.
    I feel the same way. I was thinking of getting a backup of Rive Gauche PH since the reissue seems worse, but it will take me many years before I go through my current 4.2oz bottle.

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