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    Default Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    So it was going to be over 40 degrees Celsius today, and it was off to the beach. I put on 8 sprays of Rive Gauche PH in order to have something fresh on me for the car trip.

    At the beach I meet two female acquaintances. One started sniffing me continually, saying it was the best male scent she'd ever smelled.
    The other did the same and said "If I was your wife and you were wearing that, I'd be jumping all over you".

    They both wanted to know what it was called and where to buy it.

    After an hour of this I decided it was the wisest course to go into the water and rub it off.

    Funny thing is - I've never been particularly fond of Rive Gauche PH.
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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    no wonder! enjoy!

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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    Next time try one spray

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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    You mean to say in other words that you got called "that cologne smelling guy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    Next time try one spray
    Lol. Saw that coming!
    Currently wearing: Dia Man by Amouage

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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    Next time try one spray
    Can you imagine what would have happened had my wife decided to come down and saw them both smelling that one spot!!!!
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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    Which 'spot' you spray on?

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    Some fragrances should come with a stick to beat them off.

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    Was this the new one or the vintage as the latter gives me all day longevity with just one spray. Eight sprays - aaahhhhhhh run for your life!

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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    Wife couldn't stand the current formulation of RG so I have kept away from it, and that's with one spritz...

    Still not managed to get hold of the original though

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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Was this the new one or the vintage as the latter gives me all day longevity with just one spray. Eight sprays - aaahhhhhhh run for your life!
    I bought it about a year after it came out.
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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    Quote Originally Posted by iMac View Post
    Which 'spot' you spray on?
    I don't know - I've never sprayed on one spot other than for testing.
    But I wouldn't like to be seen with two women smelling one spot on my chest, say.
    Much better that I be enveloped with an aura (but the sea breeze kept blowing my aura everywhere).
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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    You mean to say in other words that you got called "that cologne smelling guy"
    One of those women has criticized me strongly in the past - she said that if I was going to wear a scent, I should really WEAR IT - and not do the half hearted effort I was wearing that day. I was wearing 8 sprays of Green Irish Tweed when she said this.
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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    One of those women has criticized me strongly in the past - she said that if I was going to wear a scent, I should really WEAR IT - and not do the half hearted effort I was wearing that day. I was wearing 8 sprays of Green Irish Tweed when she said this.
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    You sure they weren't having some fun with you by making you bathe in the stuff so that they could then have a good laugh?

    I haven't personally allowed things to get this bad with perfume-jokers (what else could I call them???), but almost did!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    You sure they weren't having some fun with you by making you bathe in the stuff so that they could then have a good laugh?

    I haven't personally allowed things to get this bad with perfume-jokers (what else could I call them???), but almost did!!
    One's a connoisseur, a real scent enthusiast - she wear's them loud. She even wears men's ones.
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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    was it the old rive gauche (the tall tin bottle) or the new one (cubic bottle) ?

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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    I love Rive Gauche PH, but I wouldn't dare put on more than 2 sprays of it, especially in the 40C/100F weather(!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewHaarlem View Post
    I love Rive Gauche PH, but I wouldn't dare put on more than 2 sprays of it, especially in the 40C/100F weather(!)
    Agreed. RGPH is a favorite of mine, although I don't care for it in hot or even warm weather. I appreciate it much more in cooler temps. Even then 2-3 sprays is perfect. Can't imagine 8 sprays of my bottle in *any* climate or situation.

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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    Quote Originally Posted by rüssel View Post
    some fragrances should come with a stick to beat them off.
    lol!

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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    That's the power of Rive Gauche

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    Don't know, but the RG i have is kinda weak. Some of my spanish friends feel the same way about it... so sad...
    ... And do me a favor - don't disturb my friend. He's dead tired.

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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    Ha! I'm wearing Rive Gauche today! I want half the reaction you had!

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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    Quote Originally Posted by joov84 View Post
    was it the old rive gauche (the tall tin bottle) or the new one (cubic bottle) ?
    It was the one in the tin bottle. They were getting rid of it dirt cheap down here, so I actually have a backup tin bottle - which I was pondering why I bought it, but after today it may become a prized possession.
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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHaarlem View Post
    I love Rive Gauche PH, but I wouldn't dare put on more than 2 sprays of it, especially in the 40C/100F weather(!)
    I think you are doing a strong disservice to all the women around you by only wearing 2 sprays!

    Actually, I usually only wear 6 sprays of anyy scent, but was worried it might conk out in the heat.
    I need not have worried - it is now 15 hours later, and my shirt is still putting out reasonable strength Rive Gauche. And it's 3am and the temperature outside which had dropped to 30C, has just risen to 33C.
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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    That's the power of Rive Gauche
    I know that other have posted similar things about Rive Gauche and its effects - but I didn't believe them till today.
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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Postumo View Post
    Don't know, but the RG i have is kinda weak. Some of my spanish friends feel the same way about it... so sad...
    Do you have the tin bottle or the glass one? I have the older tin bottle, and don't really find it that strong - I have heaps of stronger scents.
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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    Quote Originally Posted by tonghpafu View Post
    Ha! I'm wearing Rive Gauche today! I want half the reaction you had!
    And how many sprays are you wearing?

    Don't forget though - it's cold where you are, and Rive Gauche is very fresh. I'd be wearing thick non-fresh scents for that sort of weather.
    On the other hand, it's a good experiment to see if it works well in cool weather.
    Cheers,
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    Great fragrance indeed, almost irrespective of the reactions (that may well be a pleasant bonus just the same).

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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Postumo View Post
    Don't know, but the RG i have is kinda weak. Some of my spanish friends feel the same way about it... so sad...
    There's an old RG thread stating it was reformulated once -- and that version is weaker and released in 100 ml tin cans only, which is the reason why I bought a 50 ml to ensure I get the original formulation.

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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHaarlem View Post
    There's an old RG thread stating it was reformulated once -- and that version is weaker and released in 100 ml tin cans only, which is the reason why I bought a 50 ml to ensure I get the original formulation.
    Interesting thanks. That means my back-up bottle may not be as potent as my first. I'll have to go find it and do a comparison.
    Cheers,
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