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    Default summer scent like Rive Gauche PH

    Simple, easy, elegant. these are the words I think of when i wear rive gauche. it has been a go to for me since this fall. It feels too heavy on me as the world warms up so im turning to my basenotes community for suggestions on what will achieve the same effect while being comfortable in the summer. For now I have Pasha Cartier but are there better fits? TY and
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    Try Infusion d'Homme by Prada, it's light, soapy and simply elegant.This one may fit the bill.

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    Alamo pour Homme by Gilles Cantuel

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    Quote Originally Posted by jss View Post
    Try Infusion d'Homme by Prada, it's light, soapy and simply elegant.This one may fit the bill.
    this ^^^^^^^^^^

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    Not a bad suggestion, but I'm looking for something with a slight barbershop vibe and prefereably designer so I can try a tester thanks

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    Default Re: summer scent like Rive Gauche PH

    Worth pour Homme may be a good choice.
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jss View Post
    Try Infusion d'Homme by Prada, it's light, soapy and simply elegant.This one may fit the bill.
    I'm wearing this today ^^^ (and I love Rive Gauche, usually wear it to work), and it is really great in warmer temperatures.

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    Rive Gauche PH Light...if you can find it lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by jss View Post
    Try Infusion d'Homme by Prada, it's light, soapy and simply elegant.This one may fit the bill.
    +++
    Seasonal favorites :

    Winter : The Dreamer & Burberry London & La Nuit de L'Homme
    Spring-Autumn : Aqua Fahrenheit & Bvlgari Pour Homme
    Summer : Bvlgari Extreme & Bvlgari Aqva & Bvlgari Aqva Marine
    All-Rounders : Terre D'Hermes & Bleu de Chanel

    Indispensible : The Dreamer & Bvlgari Extreme & Bvlgari Pour Homme & Bvlgari Aqva

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    Default Re: summer scent like Rive Gauche PH

    Wear one spray of RG to your chest. That should do it!

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    Azzaro PH

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    Tuscany. Has that Barbershop thing going on, but with a Mediterranean garden feel as well with the Lemon Grove top and the green florals of the Geranium in the middle. Smooth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    Wear one spray of RG to your chest. That should do it!
    + 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    Wear one spray of RG to your chest. That should do it!
    Haha yes!

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    Default Re: summer scent like Rive Gauche PH

    I've tried the one spray to the chest. its not the Power its the smell, I'm looking for same basic rive gauche structure with a Lasting lemon note.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10dadeo View Post
    I'm looking for same basic rive gauche structure with a Lasting lemon note.
    I would suggest soapy citrus like Monsieur de Givenchy ( from La Collection Mythique) and Ho Hang by Balanciaga. I don't know however if both have the same structure as Rive Gauche pour Homme.

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    A summer replacement for Rive Gauche PH would be quite welcome. Many people wear Rive Gauche year round but for me it is a fall/winter-only scent.

    In the summer I would maybe go with Givenchy Vetyver or Cereus 11.

    If the color of RGPH was opaque brown-blue, GV would be opaque white-green, and C11 would be opaque white. While all of them share a certain dry and clean feel, the latter two are lighter and well suited for the summer.

    Cereus 11 has a creamy woody center and a prominent anise note which bring it even closer to RGPH.
    Last edited by Balthazar; 19th April 2012 at 03:25 AM.

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    Default Re: summer scent like Rive Gauche PH

    what about PDN New York?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iivanita View Post
    what about PDN New York?
    Croatian summer must be very different from Florida's summer...
    My Top Ten:

    1: Guerlain - Habit Rouge
    2: Guerlain - Jicky
    3: Guerlain - Mouchoir de Monsieur
    4: Guerlain - Shalimar
    5: Knize - Knize Ten
    6: Caron - Yatagan
    7: Caron - Pour Un Homme
    8: Jean Desprez - Bal a Versailles
    9: Yves Saint Laurent - M7
    10: Salvador Dali - Dali Pour Homme

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    I find Ice Men somewhat similar to Rive Gauche and I suppose it is meant to be a summer scent. I'd say it's very casual though.

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    AdP Colonia is worth a try. old school, soft, cool and light.

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    Default Re: summer scent like Rive Gauche PH

    Versace Black Jeans is the closest thing I've smelled to RG and can be easily worn in the summer.
    My current favorites:

    Bleu De Chanel, Creed Green Irish Tweed, Zino Davidoff, Dior Homme Intense, Creed Royal Oud, M7 (all versions), Chanel Egoiste, Dior Homme Sport, and Thierry Mugler Pure Malt.

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    Narciso Rodriguez for Him Musc Collection EDP
    For those about to stink, I salute you!

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    I would search for Rive Gauche Light Pour Homme. It shows up periodically on eBay.

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26123772.html

    If you cannot locate a bottle I would also highly recommend you try a sample of Wild Fern by Trumper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andym72 View Post
    Tuscany. Has that Barbershop thing going on, but with a Mediterranean garden feel as well with the Lemon Grove top and the green florals of the Geranium in the middle. Smooth.

    i love the sound of that.. does it have similarities to pasha Cartier (minus the mint?) and i'm only 22, though i love rive gauche, could a young guy pull this one off too?

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    Default Re: summer scent like Rive Gauche PH

    i just found a cheap deal for Tuscany uomo on ebay.. should i jump on it??

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    i just found a cheap deal for Tuscany uomo on ebay.. should i jump on it??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Stinky View Post
    Narciso Rodriguez for Him Musc Collection EDP
    I find the resemblance between both remarkable!
    Kurt smells like Teen Spirit

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    The answer to all your questions is: Héritage

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    Default Re: summer scent like Rive Gauche PH

    +1000 on all the suggestions of Prada Infusion, I think that would work quite nicely in this scenario

    Also Voyage d'Hermes may fit the bill, very light while maintaining sophistication and extremely wearable in the summer

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    YSL pour Homme
    Hermes Eau d'Orange Verte

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10dadeo View Post
    Not a bad suggestion, but I'm looking for something with a slight barbershop vibe and prefereably designer so I can try a tester thanks
    You can try Lanvin L'Homme or the similar Alfred Sung Hei.

    They're both minty summer fragrances that are somewhat Old School and not overtly aquatic or fresh.

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    >>> Ermenegildo Zegna Z Zegna Extreme <<<

    Try this little baby. You'll be surprised.

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    No one does barbershop better than Thierry Mugler in Cologne....try that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uhbhatti88 View Post
    AdP Colonia is worth a try. old school, soft, cool and light.
    +1. I'm surprised this wasn't mentioned more often.

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    +1 on Versace Black Jeans though one should still be easy on the trigger

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    Azzaro L'eau..... nice classic Azzaro vibe but lightened up with citrus

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