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    Default An Intense Battle - Rive Gauche Intense vs Dior Homme Intense

    Found both on online for a reasonable price and was debating which one I should buy. Never smelled either one as they never made it to the US. We all know the original versions are modern classics so I'm wondering will I be letdown by these versions. Does anybody think that these versions are better than the originals? If so, which ones? Or should I just be happy with what I have?
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    My classics: Dior Homme EdT, YSL Rive Gauche PH, Helmut Lang Cuiron, L'Occitane Neroli (vintage), Davidoff Zino, L'Occitane Eau des Baux

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    Default Re: An Intense Battle - Rive Gauche Intense vs Dior Homme Intense

    I haven't yet tried Dior Homme Intense, but can tell you right now that Rive Gauche Intense is like a very concentrated Rive Gauche, with less star anise and far more patchouli.

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    Default Re: An Intense Battle - Rive Gauche Intense vs Dior Homme Intense

    Dior Homme Intense is as the name implies, an intense version of the original, more concentrated, more sillage, longer lasting and maybe a bit woodier. Nice!

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    Default Re: An Intense Battle - Rive Gauche Intense vs Dior Homme Intense

    Rive Gauche for me. I don't like DH that much.

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    Default Re: An Intense Battle - Rive Gauche Intense vs Dior Homme Intense

    I've got both and it depends on what you like. Rive Gauche is the one you want if you don't like sweeter fragrances. To me it lives up to it's name "Intense" - it projects really well and at times I find that it lasts too long (and I'm all for longevity).

    Dior Homme on the other hand is very much a sweet oriental. I find that it doesn't give me the sillage I expect from an "Intense" (especially when compared to L'Instant Extreme and Scent Intense), however it is also quite longlasting, although not as much as Rive Gauche.

    I love both though

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    Default Re: An Intense Battle - Rive Gauche Intense vs Dior Homme Intense

    Oh, I like these two very much but they are so very different to be compared against each other this manner.

    It's like pitting french toast against popcorn which are both liked universally.
    Last edited by graffham; 26th March 2008 at 05:53 PM.

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    Default Re: An Intense Battle - Rive Gauche Intense vs Dior Homme Intense

    If you like the Dior Homme then Dior Homme Intense is a must have. Creamier and with the iris tempered.

    The Rive Gauche Intense is also a must have companion to the Rive Gauche. Stronger, deeper and very enjoyable.

    The same goes for Opium edp!

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    Dior Homme Intense without even a question!

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    Default Re: An Intense Battle - Rive Gauche Intense vs Dior Homme Intense

    Hmmm, a four and a half year old recommendation request thread. I wonder if the OP is still contemplating. OP, it's probably too late to get the vintage DHI, unless you're still in 2008.

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    Default Re: An Intense Battle - Rive Gauche Intense vs Dior Homme Intense

    The intense version of RG ruins RG. DHI is the winner.

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