I just bought 3 tin cans for $90 US total.
Last edited by Renato; 13th April 2014 at 03:47 PM.
I just bought 3 tin cans for $90 US total.
CURRENT TOP TEN FOR SUMMER (HOT):
1.) MFK Pluriel for him
2.) Vetiver Fatal
3.) Guerlain L'eau
4.) Anat Fritz Tzora
5.) Frank No. 2 L.A.
6.) Dior Homme Eau
7.) Invasion Barbare
8.) Xerjoff Nio
9.) Byredo Bal D'Afrique
10.) Escentric 02
The tin can I purchased off a fellow basenoter is the brown and silver and black version. Looks exactly like the pic below- it's a very dark brown. The lot code indicates March 2004 manufacture according to checkcosmetic.
I'm hoping someone can clarify something for me. Is the 4.2oz tin bottle considered "vintage"?
Man, my friends do not like this one at all. Word has gotten around at school that I have quite a collection and so i invited a few of my closer friends to check it out. They loved Cool Water and TDH, but when they got around to Rive Gauche, they were like, "Oh, it smells like Old Spice. Or my grandpa. Not in a bad way..." Hey, I like it a lot and they don't hate it so win win!
My 4.2oz tin can, which has the "Parfums" on the back, also looks black if I simply look without examining it. But when I take a picture with the flash on, the can turns to color brown.
I'm more of a fan of non-vintage (tin can) because it seems a bit brighter with added freshness. It doesn't last as long as the vintage, but it projects just as well on my skin. Rive Gauche Intense is a good one to pick up if you can't find the vintage bottle. Intense has a more pronounced opening and has a silky dark smoothness to it.
I'm still baffled by anyone spraying 6-10 times with ANY fragrance. I feel like I'm overdoing it with 3-4 at times. Some fragrances I dare to spray twice. I just don't want people to run out of the room because of me. In this case, 6-10 sprays and you'd run people off of the beach.
My top 5 changes like the Tennessee weather.
My tin can doesn't have "Parfums" on the back.
Rive Gauche ph is easily oversprayed. I noticed that while i had a time when i used this. I guess one developes olfactory fatique easily to this scent. A great scent that is, smells wonderful.
"Le parfum est la musique du corps"
Signature: Rochas Macassar (Nicolas Mamounas / Roger Pellegrino, 1980)
Current Top 7:
Chanel Antaeus (vtg) (Jaques Polge, 1981)
Terre d' Hermes EDT (2006-2009) (Jean-Claude Ellena, 2006)
Green Irish Tweed (Probably Oliver Creed / Pierre Bourdon, 1985)
Eau de Rochas Pour Homme (Gilles Romey, 1993)
Bleu de Chanel EDP (Jaques Polge, 2014)
Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme (vtg) (Max Gavary, 1994)
Chanel Allure Homme (vtg) (Jaques Polge, 1999)
There is my actual result, day after day - people do not run away, and in this case the exact opposite happened.
You are welcome to prove your expectation or to disprove my result.
Just do it - spray 6 to 10 sprays, and see what happens.
Surely, curiosity alone will now drive you to performing this experiment over say a week?
Last edited by Renato; 14th April 2014 at 02:10 AM.
I can smell you over seas, Renato!
But hey, whatever works for you!
Last edited by Renato; 14th April 2014 at 02:54 AM.
Probably one of my wife's very favorite scents on me. All time good stuff.
I use to own this, until I swapped it for something else. I got it because it was inexpensive, and it had great reviews, but to be quite honest, I never grew to love it. But I'm glad it seems to work on some of y'all!
1. Amouage Reflection Man
2. Gucci Pour Homme II
3. Divine L'Homme Sage
4. By Killian Back to Black
5. Amouage Interlude
6. Hermèssence Ambre Narguilé (2004)
7. By Killian Rose Oud
8. Serge Lutens Five O'Clock Au Gingembre (2008)
9. Maison Francis Kurkdjian APOM pour Homme
10.Creed Royal Water
ImageBeauty has it very cheap (4.2oz less than $38 shipped). The price went up on Amazon & FragranceNet has been out of stock for a while, so that's where I ordered mine.
I wouldn't say that I love the scent itself, but it is very effective. It projects well, and it gives off that masculine "I just shaved" feel. To me, I wear this for the ladies, not for myself. Great overall fragrance though.
I wore two sprays to an Easter party. I got all sorts of compliments from the women there. I never get compliments as I wear 1-2 sprays max. I was taken aback to hear all this feedback. I believe y'all now - RG PH has a special attraction.
I've never had any reactions like this when I wore it, but perhaps I will wear it tomorrow and see what happens!
What about the new version in the refresher smaller sized bottle ? Is it still good when compared to the vintage
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