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    Default Is Rive Gauche pour homme suitable for a high school senior?

    I just blind bought YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme since the reviews were overwhelmingly positive and I got it for a decent price. Would it be suitable for me to wear in September when I go back to school or does it come off as an old man scent? Also, what is a good amount of sprays for this fragrance?

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    Default Re: Is Rive Gauche pour homme suitable for a high school senior?

    definitely suitable for any age. good choice, by the way, i love rive gauche. good amount of sprays, i'd say 3. one on the chest, one on the neck and one spray on the wrists.

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    Default Re: Is Rive Gauche pour homme suitable for a high school senior?

    Excellent fragrance for a high school student. Smells great and is very safe at close contact. Smart buy.

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    Any age can pull it off. It's a safe and pleasing scent. This fragrance lasts forever on me, three sprays should suffice.

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    Its a clean fresh scent, chicks love it

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    Definitely yes, and with 3-4 sprays at most, one cannot go wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinramani09 View Post
    Its a clean fresh scent, chicks love it
    I know what you mean, but using the words "clean" and "fresh" about it is somewhat unfortunate, given the current popular understanding of those terms.

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    I remember wearing this in HS, it was perfect, and def. stands out from all the ADG-types. 2-4 sprays and you're set.

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    Default Re: Is Rive Gauche pour homme suitable for a high school senior?

    IMO Yes.

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    Yes, 3 sprays.
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    Cant believe I'm going to be the lone dissenter on this one. I believe anyone can wear any scent they choose regardless of age, but this fragrance definitely has an old man vibe to it. It smells like Barbasol and you probably haven't even started shaving yet. I don't think it will be popular with girls your age, and if I smelled it on a highschooler I would think that he stole a spritz of his fathers cologne.

    Sorry just my opinion, I hope you can see it differently.

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    yep, easily.
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    Default Re: Is Rive Gauche pour homme suitable for a high school senior?

    You'll be alright with 3 sprays

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    Great scent! Fit for men of all ages. Spray away
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    Default Re: Is Rive Gauche pour homme suitable for a high school senior?

    I think so. It's great and cheap. As for the age issue, this depends on you. Few guys your age would choose to wear something like this, but then the HS guys tend to wear Axe body spray. Does that make Rive Gauche an "old man" scent? I don't think so.

    I know a 15 year old that wears Eau Sauvage - a ~50 year old fragrance - and he rocks it. If you tend to go with the crowd, you may feel a bit conspicuous wearing Rive Gauche PH. If you tend to do your own thing and feel comfortable and confident being different, I will set you apart in the haze of Axe fumes.
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    Default Re: Is Rive Gauche pour homme suitable for a high school senior?

    If you want to smell great and bang lots of high school girls then yes. Thats the only reason i wear igt.

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    I would suggest 3 sprays as well. That's how many I put on myself.
    Even 2 would be enough as it lasts well and projects - and it would never be inappropriate.

    Rive Gauche PH is so modern that it is difficult to associate it with an age... or age group that would be most likely to wear it. Let's also not forget that it was designed with Tom Ford who has helped create several avant garde fragrances.

    It is a favorite of mine especially during the colder months. It manages to be at the same time thick and fresh. Very very nice.

    P.S. I like it even better than M7 and it happens to be my most complimented scent.
    P.P.S. and if there is someone who doesn't like it, there's probably something wrong with them:P
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    Default Re: Is Rive Gauche pour homme suitable for a high school senior?

    Rive Gauche doesn't smell like old man cologne (too modern), but at the same time there is something very mature about the shaving cream vibe that makes me think it's better for the 25+ crowd. I'm not sure it would be a good frag for a high school senior, but it will certainly make you stand out. Just realize that it is not such a popular fragrance outside of basenotes, and it is completely unlike the fresh aquatics and sweet gourmands that are trendy right now. I definitely wouldn't have recommended blind buying it.

    It's a fairly strong frag, so I would limit the sprays to 3.

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    Default Re: Is Rive Gauche pour homme suitable for a high school senior?

    i concur that it is something that can be seen as dad's cologne and i do see the best audience of this as 30+, but there is no reason that someone under 30 or even someone in high school can't rock this. i'm 20, and i wear this with pride.

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