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    Default Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    On a related note, I think I read a study recently that certain fragrances can cause itchy-butt syndrome...

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    Default Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    On a related note, I think I read a study recently that certain fragrances can cause itchy-butt syndrome...
    I read that too! Oh, wait. No. I read something about camping and poison ivy.
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    Default Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    The only way you would have detected a fecal note in RG is if you had shat yourself while 'surfing the net'


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    Default Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    There are many things I would accuse Rive Gauche of being, but "fecal" would not be one of them. Are you sure it isn't the patchouli vibe? Not everyone gets on with patchouli - I know I'm quite sensitive to the overall blend when it's used as an ingredient.

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    Default Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    RG is not fecal at all.... if you want fecal try Dior Leather Oud...that's fecal...
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    Default Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    Quote Originally Posted by change1 View Post
    RG is not fecal at all.... if you want fecal try Dior Leather Oud...that's fecal...
    Leather Oud isn't fecal at all. Musky and animalic in the base, sure, with its civet and honey. But it's a warm, sensual effect in practice. If it smells like anything, it's sort of an old urine effect (which I'd ascribe to the honey mostly), but that's an association that goes away both by not smelling right up close, and with spending more time with the fragrance.

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    Default Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    I dont detect any fecal note in RG... Must be me

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    Default Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    Wait... brands use fecal notes ON PURPOSE??



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    Default Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    lol. That's unbelievable. Seems like something from The Onion.

    Sold 25 bottles at 40 pounds a pop. Crazy.

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    Default Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    Quote Originally Posted by CaliDude View Post
    Sold 25 bottles at 40 pounds a poop. Crazy.
    Fixed that for ya Cali!
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    Default Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    Quote Originally Posted by change1 View Post
    if you want fecal try Dior Leather Oud...that's fecal...
    Yeah, but that's just your run of the mill petting zoo -- just a subtle "fecal / leather / hay" mixture.

    You want real "Guess what you just stepped in - and slipped and fell in - and then rolled around in" kind of stuff - try Xerjoff Zafar. Now that's some hardcore poop there. Straight up outhouse.

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    Default Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    Must have been you upper lip because there is NOTHING like that in RG.
    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
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    Default Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Fixed that for ya Cali!
    LOL. Good one.

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    Default Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    Could you imagine how nice it would be if poop smelled like Rive Gauche?

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    Default Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    Fecal notes - Yatagan, my wife said it smelled like the elephant or rhino enclosure at the zoo. I sort of see what she meant.

    Rive Gauche PH - I have zero idea what you mean.

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    Default Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    very good fragrance with no fecal notes whatsoever. its all clean

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    Default Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    So does Rive Gauche have fecal notes or not? Need more replies.

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    Default Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    Quote Originally Posted by timmy-j View Post
    So does Rive Gauche have fecal notes or not? Need more replies.
    Hahahaha curse Basenotes and its ambiguity!

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    Default Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    Quote Originally Posted by onethinline View Post
    Leather Oud isn't fecal at all. Musky and animalic in the base, sure, with its civet and honey. But it's a warm, sensual effect in practice. If it smells like anything, it's sort of an old urine effect (which I'd ascribe to the honey mostly), but that's an association that goes away both by not smelling right up close, and with spending more time with the fragrance.
    I disagree, sorry. I most definitely get a faecal note from my bottle, especially when I've overapplied or the fragrance has begun to heat up. And with the ingredients it's no surprise. I love it.

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    Default Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    Quote Originally Posted by CaliDude View Post
    lol. That's unbelievable. Seems like something from The Onion.

    Sold 25 bottles at 40 pounds a pop. Crazy.
    Who's going to buy a bottle?!
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    Default Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    Ok, it obviously seems like a lot of people took the original post extremely personally.))

    First, let's make it clear that not all repulsive notes are fecal, because there are so many foul odours that are not even loosely related to shit.

    It is true that RGPH can smell unfriendly at first but that simply attests to its niche like quality and its unquestionable masculinity. Few other fragrances have as big balls as this.

    I have to mention that RG is by far my most complimented fragrance, and before I go on a fall/winter trip the question is what I should bring together with this.

    This is a wonderful fragrance and one that will remain in history. So modern, yet so classic.
    Last edited by Balthazar; 8th January 2014 at 08:33 AM.

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    Default Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    It smells like a bong and a messy shave. Esp when you rock stubble people will think you've shaved your nether bits when stoned.

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    Default Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    So, I guess the lesson to be learned is:

    Only buy Rive Gauche from the Duty-Free shops.

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    Default Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    I think this may have already been mentioned but the only time I have smelt a 'poo' type smell was in the topnotes of Santal Noble (original version) -- not sure if it's there now

    It was worth it to experience the rest of the fragrance though

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    Default Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    Rive Gauche is a very barbershop soapy clean smells , there are no civet or animalic notes in it.

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    Default Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    Because of this thread i learned a very important bit of info. There are 5 people on the planet who dont like the smell of Rive Gauche. I've already called the mercenaries in.....sorry guys.

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