Overall Scent - 3.5/5 (i love the scent, except for the anise, which is a note I naturally dont like)
Originality - 3.5/5 (original, but not gorund breaking)
Versatility - 3/5 (better suited for older people, but good any season)
Projection - 3/5
Longevity - 4.5/5
Value - 5/5 (for $40 this is an excellent deal)
Overall Rating - 3.5/5
Last edited by darren1; 20th February 2013 at 03:43 PM.
I recently swapped mine for a small decant of Creed Royal Oud. Before I swapped it, I bought a bottle of Brut. To me, Brut gives me a similar vibe, but I actually found Brut to be a little bit more pleasant, so I said I could live without Rive Gauche. But truthfully, tho I wanted to love RG, I just didn't. I'm still quite surprised by all the love it gets. I'd like to smell it on someone other than myself. Sometimes you'll grow to appreciate a fragrance because you smell it on someone else and it hits you differently than when you wear it.
well , I have to say, I can only scent the power sillage on rgph on the start , first 10 min. when it get powndery ( 1 hr later) and the scent is amazingly good the sillage stay close on skin on me.
Yesterday I went to a perfum store and i sprayed my rive gauche on my wrist ( because the atendant couldnt scent the perfum on me) and asked her opinion. She said that it was good light and soft, the top notes were similar to azzaro ( as we know)but very light and better as it goes to a clean scent. that being said brought me a doubt about the sillage of rive gauche and if in hot days, as here in brazil, rgph goes away very fast.
On my to buy list. Pretty cheap so why not.
"As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round."
I think it is a great scent. It lasts forever on me. But, it doesn't really fit my style, and it does feel a little old. I ended up selling my bottle. I'll pick up another in the future at some point.
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I wore RGPH in the office yesterday -- 1/2 (half) sprays on each side of my neck, and it was perfect. The first hour with the anise opening could be borderline mature. But, after that I kept getting whiffs and kept wondering, as I walked around the workplace, who smelled good. Then, I realized it was me.
Just tried Rive Guache for the first time. started off pretty strong floral but once into the mid notes it was a delight.
After wearing Giorgio to the office yesterday (mistake), I can definitely see RG at work. Nice resonant almost minty note in there - beautiful.
I also enjoy rive gauche. If your into that type of scent, make sure to try sartorial by penhaligans. A bit more refined and stays with you for a long time. Beautiful fragrance.
Thanks for the tip Jarrod. I realized that the thread was about RG Pour Homme. I looked up my perfumed court order and it's the original RG (not Pour Homme). Love it, but now must try the PH (and of course now Sartorial) :-)
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A masterpiece. Nothing short of it.
There is a common misconception that young guys should wear "young fragrances" and that only older guys should wear old school fragrances.
I disagree with this philosophy.
IMHO, it is all about balance.
If you look adolescent, wearing an insipid, modern calone-code-clone (CCC) may seem "age appropriate", but is it really doing you any favours?
Alternatively, if you look adolescent but wear a masculine, old school inspired fragrance like RG, you may present an image to the world that your balls have actually dropped.
If I were 18 again, I would always rock the uber masculine classics and leave the CCCs for my mates (who will all smell the same: ie. boring).
I know, I know... Basenoters will tell you to wear what you like... but the old school has SO MUCH variety, you will definitely find uber masculines that you will love to wear and which will get you noticed in a good way.
This perfume last and last and a modern classic to me. Gg big thumbs up.