On a related note, I think I read a study recently that certain fragrances can cause itchy-butt syndrome...
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.
RG is not fecal at all.... if you want fecal try Dior Leather Oud...that's fecal...
My Top 10
1. Amouage Homage Attar
2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
3. YSL M7
4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
5. Chanel Egoiste
6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
7. Amouage Epic Man
8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
10. Serge Lutens - Chergui
"A beautiful fragrance to the nose is like good jazz music to the ears, great food to the mouth, and Megan Fox and Jessica Alba to the eyes..."
I dont detect any fecal note in RG... Must be me
Wait... brands use fecal notes ON PURPOSE??
I guess that quote in American Hustle thread is more than just shock value script writing!
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.
Must have been you upper lip because there is NOTHING like that in RG.
Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
Could you imagine how nice it would be if poop smelled like Rive Gauche?
"Hey, Bob, did you just crap your pants?"
"Uhm, yeah, I did."
"Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam
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.
very good fragrance with no fecal notes whatsoever. its all clean
So does Rive Gauche have fecal notes or not? Need more replies.
Current Top Ten:
1) Polo Crest
2) Chypre Palatin
3) 34 Boulevard Saint Germain
4) One Man Show Gold Edition
5) Kouros (Vintage)
7) Tobacco Vanille
8) Interlude Man
9) More than Words
10) Ungaro II (Vintage)
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.
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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.
So, I guess the lesson to be learned is:
Only buy Rive Gauche from the Duty-Free shops.
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
Rive Gauche is a very barbershop soapy clean smells , there are no civet or animalic notes in it.
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.