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  • LOVE it

    50 34.97%
  • like it

    49 34.27%
  • nuetral

    16 11.19%
  • dislike it

    11 7.69%
  • HATE it

    1 0.70%
  • haven't tried it

    16 11.19%
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  1. #31

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    Dislike it: cheap shaving soap!

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    i voted 'i like it' but i should add, 'a lot'.

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    This is one fragrance that I found to be worth the hype, love it!

  4. #34

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    I can't say it's my favorite scent, but because it is so versatile it is probably my most worn fragrance. Well worth the low price it sells for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ubergeek View Post
    Not really a huge fan of this one.

    Don't hate it, but I don't even want to pay the $25 Walmart price for it. There are much better shave-and-a-haircut scents out there for not much more money.
    Mind sharing which "shave-and-a-haircut" scents come to your mind?

  6. #36

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    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
    Neutral. Could never really dislike it but after much perseverance I still can't work up much enthusiasm either.
    Me too, but my wife loves it. I just sold it, so I still wear the pants here.

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    I hate when people compare this to barber shop and barbasol. Yes, the opening smells like that, but the drydown is much different.

  8. #38

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    I hate when people compare this to barber shop and barbasol. Yes, the opening smells like that, but the drydown is much different.
    Agree! It's definitely barbershop to start with, great barbershop. But then it mellows to something rougher and less "clean" in a sense. Not at all like shaving foam, just natural top top fougere. It now occupies my top three fougeres:

    Invasion Barbare
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    Rive Gauche

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    It looks like they're relaunching this stuff in the UK, in fancier (and smaller) bottles with a price hike - at Debenhams, for example, it's 58 for 80ml.

    But CheapSmells still has the 125ml can, for 28.85.

    I haven't smelled it, but it sounds like it's close to mainstream fougere, which makes me think I'll like it - so I've taken the risk of a blind buy while it's still available here relatively cheap. Wish me luck
    Alan

  10. #40

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    Quite like this but just keep feeling that it needs to be a bit more potent. Just lacking that extra kick. Not tried the vintage version, so I wonder if that is any different to whats currently available in the high street stores.

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    I love it. Is it a fougere? If it is, it's my favorite one, unless Jicky counts as one too.

    It's a perfectly composed masculine with a beautiful evolution. I love the dry down at the end of the day, and the opening is brilliant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boosh View Post
    Agree! It's definitely barbershop to start with, great barbershop. But then it mellows to something rougher and less "clean" in a sense. Not at all like shaving foam, just natural top top fougere. It now occupies my top three fougeres:

    Invasion Barbare
    1725
    Rive Gauche

    Sartorial
    Yeah, I think of a moss scent when I smell this at dry down. An appealing moss scent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francesco View Post
    I love it but longevity is only 3/4 hour! I'm searching for another one with barbershop vibe (like opening of rgph) what can I try??
    You may want to give T&H Grafton a try. By itself, the longevity isn't the best, but when paired with the aftershave balm it lasts through most of the workday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grungevig View Post
    Mind sharing which "shave-and-a-haircut" scents come to your mind?
    Paco Rabanne PH, Azzaro PH and Aramis Tuscany spring to mind.

    I don't hate Rive Gauche, but there's something sulphurous in its dry down that leaves me not wanting to wear it anywhere.

  15. #45

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    just sampled this for the first time a few minutes ago. It on my skin now. Let me tell you, it definitely surprised me.

  16. #46

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    Rive Gauche is in my top five. I'm into all things retro (vinyl, film, etc.) and this fits my taste to a tee.

    I live in Minnesota, where unsolicited comments are extremely rare (especially among rural males). Yet, there are two complements that I consistently experience that are seemingly immune to race, socioeconomic status (or politics ?).

    1. My handlebar moustache (~1-2/week, 80% male, 20% female).
    2. Rive Gauche PH in about 10% rotation (~30 times/year, 50/50 male/female).

    My summary: If it looks and smells good to you and to others around you, and fits your aesthetic, then life is sublime.

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    My bottle arrived today, and it's good stuff! It's very much what I expect when I think "fougere", though it's a bit more delicate than I expected, which is good. I expected something a bit more "in yer face" - I don't know why really, probably the brash-looking bottle.

    The opening is quite restrained, and when the heart starts to develop, it's very nice indeed - I haven't had it on long enough for the base notes yet. The lavender does seem a little artificial, but I like it.

    One thing this thread is reinforcing for me is that the term "barber shop" is utterly meaningless when talking of fragrances - I've smelled half a dozen things now that are regularly described as "barber shop", and they're all completely different from each other.

    But anyway, at the discounted prices you can get the 125ml cans for these days, I reckon Rive Gauche is a must-have!

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    OK, I wore this stuff yesterday, and even had a quick spray on my pillow to help me sleep (I find lavender very relaxing). My wife is away at the moment, but I know she'll like it on me.

    Anyway, my point is just to say that I've had this for a little more than 24 hours, and I love it!
    Alan

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    I'd love a small sample of this and am willing to swap something from my list. UK only. Please PM me and I'll send you my list of frags. Thanks!

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    Definitely like the scent, but longevity doesn't seem too great on me. Will play with it some more before deciding if I want to keep it or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fragmeister View Post
    I'd love a small sample of this and am willing to swap something from my list. UK only. Please PM me and I'll send you my list of frags. Thanks!
    Check your inbox
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  21. #51

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    Like it, reminds of Azzaro Pour Homme a little.
    The sense of smell, like a faithful counsellor, foretells its character.

  22. #52

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    I have sampled it before and I thought it was okay. It is a fresh scent and great for the price!

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    Amazing stuff.

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    I find Rive Gauche to be an amazing scent! I mean the canned version not the bottled!
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