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    Default Im loving Rive Gauche and Azzaro PH... What next for me?

    I've had RGPH and Azzaro PH for a week or so and am really digging what I smell. I'm ready to make a jump for another frag so I'm hoping for a few good suggestions. I'd like to keep my budget under $50 if possible.

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    Default Re: Im loving Rive Gauche and Azzaro PH... What next for me?

    Carbone de Balmain perhaps.

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    Just purchased Rive Gauche a few weeks ago. Great frag. Give Midnight in Paris a try. As always, try to sample first.

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    Give Chanel's Platinum Egoiste a sniff
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    Caron Pour un Homme
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    RGPH and Azzaro ph are both aromatic fougeres. Other good aromatic fougeres include Drakkar Noir (more butch) and the already mentioned Caron pour un homme (smoother).

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    The original Jazz by Yves Saint Laurent.
    It hasn't suffered too much from reformulations (like some other aromatic fougeres) and it can be bought quite cheaply on the Internet.

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    YSL Jazz
    Drakkar Noir
    Quorom

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    I forgot about Jazz, great suggestion.
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    Default Re: Im loving Rive Gauche and Azzaro PH... What next for me?

    If you're looking for another masculine scent that is dapper and has that old school, yet modern feel, I suggest checking out Boucheron Jaipur Homme (EDP or EDT). It's a good bit sweeter, but it's very plush and makes you feel like a modern gentleman. Polo Modern Reserve is another good one but with more of a green, forest-like powerhouse feel. Quorum, as mentioned earlier, is another good forest green powerhouse...although it is a bit dated compared to the others I mentioned. If it's the soapiness in Rive Gauche that tickles your fancy, then Prada Amber Pour Homme will make you feel like a million bucks. Although not like Rive Gauche at all, Chanel Allure Homme is a great modern Swiss army knife of a fragrance. It's very warm, inviting, and gentlemanly. If it weren't discontinued and near impossible to find for a reasonable price, I believe Gucci envy would have been a good next step. L'Occitane Eau de Vetyver gives me a similar vibe to Envy and is priced at $50 for a 100ml bottle. Oh, and a fragrance that is similar to Drakar Noir but more modern and with a soapy vibe is Abercrombie & Fitch Woods.
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    As above Jaipur Homme EDP will be lovely addition.

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    Mugler Cologne

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    Saw that mesaboogie mentioned Prada Amber Pour Homme as an anternative. I agree, and would point to Prada's brand new Luna Rossa as an even closer example of the type. Here, the focus is more on lavender and less on amber. It's no powerhouse in the way of an Azzaro or a Rive Gauche. But it is a very high quality aromatic fougere with a subtle but unmistakable barbership vibe. There's even an accompanying after shave splash version that has all the good stuff in the ingredients list, like witch hazel.

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    Paco Rabanne pour Homme
    Aramis Tuscany
    Cartier Santos

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    VINTAGE Paco Rabanne pour homme. Available from time to time on ebay.
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    Chanel pour Monsieur might be worth testing

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    Eloge du Traitre by Etat Libre d'Orange is the next step

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    Default Re: Im loving Rive Gauche and Azzaro PH... What next for me?

    Take a look at Heritage - Guerlain (a good friend of Rive Gauche's friends) and Tuscany - Aramis (an Azzaro PH good companion).
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    Default Re: Im loving Rive Gauche and Azzaro PH... What next for me?

    Apparently you like the very masculine scents. For $50 or less, you could get VanCleef & Arpels pour homme *and* something like Quorum or Bogart pour homme. These are very masculine "powerhouse" frags, and quite different from your RG and Azz. PH.
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    Good recommendations. Keep it going up.

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    Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui

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    Tsar by VC&A

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    Default Re: Im loving Rive Gauche and Azzaro PH... What next for me?

    Prada Amber is a great alternative to RG

    Ted Lapidus for Azzaro

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    Carven Homme
    Jaipur Homme

    Both of these have a similar old school, soft spicy, gentlemanly vibe.

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    Maybe Paco Rabanne PH, Tuscany, Monsieur Balmain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Chanel pour Monsieur might be worth testing
    +1.

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    Dior Eau Sauvage

    i think you should be able to find it for under $50?

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    Default Re: Im loving Rive Gauche and Azzaro PH... What next for me?

    How about some Yatagon? Nice classic manly scent, nice price too.


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    Cabaret Homme
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    penhaligons sartorial

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    Around the range of Rive Gauche:

    Caron pour un Homme is definitely worth it. Close to a barbershop vibe, will stand apart though. Around $30 for 125ml

    Habit Rouge is more dandified (more floral and powdery) but is my go-to after Rive Gauche

    Chanel Pour Monsieur is again, fantastic, less barbershop though

    MDCI's Invasion Barbare used to be mentioned a lot here. I have a decant, and it is phenomenal. And phenomenally pricey, ~$250 for 60ml.

    But really, you can't go wrong with any of the above!

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    Default Re: Im loving Rive Gauche and Azzaro PH... What next for me?

    ^ Are you referring to Habit Rouge EDT or EDP?

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    Davidoff zino is a darker version RG. RG still my prefer scent over zino.

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    YSL Jazz
    Pasha de Cartier
    Drakkar Noir

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    Its hard to keep the budget under $50 for anything with a big scent like the two you are used to. With Azzaro and RGPH you have very incensed fougere type fragrances. Maybe its time to move on to a pure incense or spice oriental fragrance. You could give a try to Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb, Michael Kors pour Homme, Gucci Pour Homme, or Divine L'Homme Sage. These all have big spice, tobacco and earthy feelings with also a bit of incense.

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    Carrington. Seriously, give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iMac View Post
    Good recommendations. Keep it going up.
    Keep it going?
    It was dormant for nearly a year
    Maybe Escada Pour Homme if you can find it...

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    How about the classic Carolina Herrera?
    It's a great fougere for the winter.

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    Both Rive Gauche and Azzaro pH are very versatile wearable safe masculine fragrances. Keeping it in these categories.. I recommend checking out Drakkar Noir, Tuscany, Givenchy Gentleman. Possibly Polo, and Havana (make sure you love tobacco).
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    Rive Gauche Light (2004)
    Fahrenheit (1988)
    Paul Smith Man (2009)
    Burberry London (2006)
    Prada Amber pour Homme (2006)
    Live Jazz (1998)
    Eau des Baux (2006)
    Midnight in Paris EDP (2010)
    Arpege pour Homme (2005)
    Eau Duelle (2010)

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    It's not a classic aromatic fougere (or is it?) but check out Guerlain Heritage. It hits a similar richness and combination of spices, florals, and patchouli, while creating a similar "classy, old-world" vibe as Rive Gauche Pour Homme and Azzaro Pour Homme.

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    +1 for Guerlain Heritage.

    Also you may want to look into Caron Le 3` Homme.

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    Sartorial is something you might enjoy.

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    Surprised to see Caron Pour un Homme listed but not 3rd Man? 3rd Man closer to RGPH & APH than PuH. I'd also recommend Sartorial too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francolino View Post
    Tsar by VC&A
    Add VC&A pour Homme to that... dynamic duo

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    I'd give Yatagan a shot.
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