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    Question Questions About Rive Gauche PH - Legit?

    I just received Rive Gauche PH, 4.2 oz. in tin can, yesterday. I blind bought this from Drugstore.com. I am a fan of these old school frags and am a big fan of Azzaro PH. My question is this: Rive Gauche seems nowhere near as powerful a frag vs. Azzaro when I put it on. Is RG a "lighter" scent compared to Azzaro/Quorum? I was expected something a bit more powerful.

    The RG bottle I received arrived in the original YSL box, shrink-wrapped with a YSL round sticker at the top. Any chance this could be watered down or is RG simply not as powerful as I was expecting?
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    Default Re: Questiosn About Rive Gauche PH - Legit?

    You're fine. Enjoy this wonderful scent.

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    Default Re: Questiosn About Rive Gauche PH - Legit?

    If it was sealed by the manufacturer, how could it be watered down?

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    Default Re: Questiosn About Rive Gauche PH - Legit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Attila View Post
    If it was sealed by the manufacturer, how could it be watered down?
    True - thanks for the responses.

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    The black tin with silver stripes has very good projection and lasts a very long time more so than Azzaro. There is a light version of Rive Gauche in a silver can with black stripes you do not have that version do you? Otherwise it sounds like it just did not meet your expectations, maybe give it time so your nose gets used too the scent.

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    To me longevity of RG is not up to Azzaro PH, however projection is somewhat better than that.
    and your bottle is the better version of Rive Gauche PH! so stick with it and enjoy...
    My current top 10 (with no particular order):
    Givenchy Xeryus Rouge
    Dior Homme Intense
    Dior Fahrenheit
    Costume National Scent Intense
    Terre d'Hermes EDT
    CK Eternity for Men
    Creed Aventus
    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme (Old Tin Can)
    Thierry Mugler Pure Malt
    Costume National Homme

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    There is no way someone would tamper or water down this fragrance.

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    It's tricky stuff. The first few times I wore it, I was underwhelmed with its longevity and projection. I hadn't gone near it for weeks. Then I wore it the other day. Longevity was insane -- 14 hours plus. Projection was moderate though throughout, which made it great for work.

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    Rive Gauche (tin can) has an awesome longevity on me. I wore it last night (sprayed between 8pm and 9pm), and I still smelled it when I woke up this morning. Easily 12+ hours.




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    Default Re: Questions About Rive Gauche PH - Legit?

    no doubt, Rive Gauche is NOT a power scent, and it's very different from Azzaro.

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    Default Re: Questions About Rive Gauche PH - Legit?

    Its just not as strong as in your fantasies.

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    Rive Gauche definitely projects and it lasts 12+ hours on my skin with projection throughout.

    You must keep in mind, though RG has a old school vibe it was made in 2003 so it isn't a classic powerhouse frag such as Azzaro (1978) and Quorum (1982).

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    Is it a cold and disgusting smell? If it is, you got the legit.

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    It's projection and longevity is deceptive. Don't worry your fine!

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    Default Re: Questions About Rive Gauche PH - Legit?

    Cool - thanks everyone! I will wear it proudly!

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    In my opinion rgph is not as pungent as the other colognes you mentioned but it projects like crazy and lasts for a long time

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