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

    Quote Originally Posted by Foamywax View Post
    Women tend to love this ... one time a coworker wouldn't stop raving about it. She said it smells like a wonderful "powder"..
    I guess the question that really puzzles me is - the effects of Rive gauche PH have been well reported here over the years.

    Why wasn't it the huge selling 1Million of its day?
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    Last edited by Renato; 13th April 2014 at 03:47 PM.

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

    I just bought 3 tin cans for $90 US total.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonty Coppersmith View Post
    I just bought 3 tin cans for $90 US total.
    Wise move - congrats

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    I have never seen the brown tin cans of Rive Gauche before as the one I have is black and silver.
    mine too
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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    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.

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

    I'm hoping someone can clarify something for me. Is the 4.2oz tin bottle considered "vintage"?

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

    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!

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

    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.


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

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

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

    My tin can doesn't have "Parfums" on the back.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by UKisGR8 View Post
    In this case, 6-10 sprays and you'd run people off of the beach.
    There is your theoretical expectation that people would run away, and
    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?
    Cheers,
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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    Quote Originally Posted by tonghpafu View Post
    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!
    You haven't told us the gender of your friends.

    I know that I certainly was underwhelmed when I first smelled it, and only bought it when it was cheap to add to my YSL collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    You haven't told us the gender of your friends.

    I know that I certainly was underwhelmed when I first smelled it, and only bought it when it was cheap to add to my YSL collection.

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    Renato
    2 were male and 3 were female. We are in our early-mid 20's. They were trying to be polite but I knew they didn't really appreciate it like I do. I don't necessarily wear fragrances for others but I try to not to offend anyone so I think Rive Gauche passes the test. Musc Ravegeur, based on their reaction upon spraying on a card, on the other hand...

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

    I can smell you over seas, Renato!
    But hey, whatever works for you!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonty Coppersmith View Post
    I just bought 3 tin cans for $90 US total.
    Well done. Don't forget to spray liberally.
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    P.S. I just noticed this was my 11,000th official post.
    Last edited by Renato; 14th April 2014 at 02:54 AM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tonghpafu View Post
    2 were male and 3 were female. We are in our early-mid 20's. They were trying to be polite but I knew they didn't really appreciate it like I do. I don't necessarily wear fragrances for others but I try to not to offend anyone so I think Rive Gauche passes the test. Musc Ravegeur, based on their reaction upon spraying on a card, on the other hand...
    Thanks. Well, as you are wearing it, the next step is to see how the females respond to your wearing it loudly - make sure you have six sprays on next time you're with them. That'll determine whether younger women aren't interested in it. You may have to switch to my nephew's favourite with the girls - Paris Hilton For Men.
    Cheers,
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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    Probably one of my wife's very favorite scents on me. All time good stuff.
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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    Quote Originally Posted by nKelly95 View Post
    I can smell you over seas, Renato!
    But hey, whatever works for you!
    Well, basically I am determined - determined that no other guy wearing Brut, Old Spice or Lynx underarm antisperspirant is going to outdo me in the scent output stakes. And that won't happen with less than six sprays of EDT.
    Cheers,
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    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!
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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by That Guy View Post
    To me, I wear this for the ladies, not for myself. Great overall fragrance though.
    That's the sort of attitude I like to hear.
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    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.

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

    I've never had any reactions like this when I wore it, but perhaps I will wear it tomorrow and see what happens!

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    What about the new version in the refresher smaller sized bottle ? Is it still good when compared to the vintage

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DanHD View Post
    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.
    Now - you'll be wondering for a long time what would have happened if you'd really worn - with at least six sprays.
    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRM85282 View Post
    I've never had any reactions like this when I wore it, but perhaps I will wear it tomorrow and see what happens!
    It'll be interesting to see how it works in your neck of the woods.
    Regards,
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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    Quote Originally Posted by blackheart2925 View Post
    What about the new version in the refresher smaller sized bottle ? Is it still good when compared to the vintage
    Highly unlikely.
    That mob that regulates fragrance ingredients I think is determined to lower the birth rates around the world.
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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    Now - you'll be wondering for a long time what would have happened if you'd really worn - with at least six sprays.
    Cheers,
    Renato
    I'm not sure my wife would be too pleased with results of that experiment :-)


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