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  • Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane

    21 42.00%
  • YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    29 58.00%
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    Default Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/15/14) Round 2: Pure Havane vs Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    rubber or tin? Which one do you prefer?

    Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane
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    Default Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/15/14) Round 2: Pure Havane vs Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane
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    Default Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/15/14) Round 2: Pure Havane vs Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme in the tin for me. I really do like the Mugler, but nowhere near as much as I love RGPH.
    My current top 10 (subject to change) in no particular order:

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme, Essenza de Zegna, Zegna Essenze Amber Gold, Armani Privé Sable Or, Armani Privé Vétiver Babylone, Mancera Cedrat Bois, Acqua di Giò Profumo, Amouage Dia Man, L'Artisan Explosions d’Emotions: Amour Nocturne, Zegna Essenze Italian Bergamot/Acqua di Bergamotto
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    Default Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/15/14) Round 2: Pure Havane vs Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    I like both, but the edge goes to YSL in a tin.

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    Default Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/15/14) Round 2: Pure Havane vs Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    Pure Havane.
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    Default Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/15/14) Round 2: Pure Havane vs Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    I have both. I like Rive Gauche (tin can), but I love A*Men Pure Havane.


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    Rive Gauche(tin can)!
    Currently wearing: Équipage by Hermès

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    Vintage Rive Gauche.

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    Default Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/15/14) Round 2: Pure Havane vs Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    Oh, good one. Pure Havane for me, over vintage Rive Gauche. It's a case of "love" over "like".

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    Default Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/15/14) Round 2: Pure Havane vs Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    Pure Havane

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    Default Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/15/14) Round 2: Pure Havane vs Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    Pure Havane

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    Default Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/15/14) Round 2: Pure Havane vs Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    Vintage (tin can) Rive Gauche for me.

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    Though choice, because I simply adore both. Pure Havane by an insignificant difference, only because, unlike with Rive Gauche, it has quite a few more unexplored, uncharted complexities to discover (by me) in terms of its notes and their blending.
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    Default Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/15/14) Round 2: Pure Havane vs Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    YsL RG✔️
    "Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents" also Remember "Balance is everything and the key to appreciating "

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    Default Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/15/14) Round 2: Pure Havane vs Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    This is a tough choice. I like both equally, but I picked RG because I find it to be more versatile.
    Currently wearing: Tom Ford Noir by Tom Ford

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    Default Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/15/14) Round 2: Pure Havane vs Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Vintage Rive Gauche.
    Same here.
    Currently wearing: Woody by Arabian Oud

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    Default Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/15/14) Round 2: Pure Havane vs Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    Rive Gauche easily for me.

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    Default Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/15/14) Round 2: Pure Havane vs Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    Quote Originally Posted by anewtypedude View Post
    rubber or tin? Which one do you prefer?
    This is a poll comparing the tin canister for Rive Gauche with Pure Havane's rubber bottle? Yikes. Uhm. You might want to actually smell them. Not the bottle or the canister. I'm talking about the perfume. These two aren't comparable.

    Rive Gauche: a modern take on old school barbershop.
    Pure Havane: a cherry tobacco A*Men flanker.
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    Default Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/15/14) Round 2: Pure Havane vs Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    YSL RG for me!!!

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    Default Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/15/14) Round 2: Pure Havane vs Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    A*Men Pure Havane

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    Default Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/15/14) Round 2: Pure Havane vs Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    This is a poll comparing the tin canister for Rive Gauche with Pure Havane's rubber bottle? Yikes. Uhm. You might want to actually smell them. Not the bottle or the canister. I'm talking about the perfume. These two aren't comparable.

    Rive Gauche: a modern take on old school barbershop.
    Pure Havane: a cherry tobacco A*Men flanker.
    I'm with you man. These threads should be locked at the end of each day, just as the Scent of the Day threads are. That would, at the very least, keep the first forum page clear of additional spam.

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    Default Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/15/14) Round 2: Pure Havane vs Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    This is a really tough one for me. I think Pure Havane has a great tobacco note, but it's not a fragrance I would wear.

    Rive Gauche is a very good fragrance, perfectly wearable, but the anise note hurts it in my opinion.

    PH for quality. RG for practical use. Overall, RG wins

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    Default Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/15/14) Round 2: Pure Havane vs Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    Quote Originally Posted by caferacer View Post
    I'm with you man. These threads should be locked at the end of each day, just as the Scent of the Day threads are. That would, at the very least, keep the first forum page clear of additional spam.
    Yup. This is a multi-month-long daily spam fest, and we all know what the ending will be. This is basically 2+ months of Aventus trolling.
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    Default Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/15/14) Round 2: Pure Havane vs Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    And you've been trolling on these threads for awhile now?

    Can't be compared you say?
    (spray one on my right wrist and spray the other on my left wrist)
    Me: "Baby, which one smells better?"
    Babe: "Oh, I like this one better"

    See, it's not rocket science.


    On topic: Pure Havene shouldn't be losing to Rive Gauche
    Last edited by anewtypedude; 15th April 2014 at 09:45 PM.
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    Default Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/15/14) Round 2: Pure Havane vs Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    Quote Originally Posted by anewtypedude View Post
    Can't be compared you say?
    (spray one on my right wrist and spray the other on my left wrist)
    Me: "Baby, which one smells better?"
    Babe: "Oh, I like this one better"

    See, it's not rocket science.
    Wow. I guess that explains why you paired up things like Black Oud vs D&G Pour Homme. The idea that these are all the same is beginner stuff.

    Each of these scents serves a different purpose.
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    Default Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/15/14) Round 2: Pure Havane vs Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Yup. This is a multi-month-long daily spam fest, and we all know what the ending will be. This is basically 2+ months of Aventus trolling.
    It's a shame that when you mute someone, the posts they've stated still show up on the main forum page. It would make BN much more tolerable while this useless spam continues.

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    Default Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/15/14) Round 2: Pure Havane vs Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    Quote Originally Posted by caferacer View Post
    it's a shame that when you mute someone, the posts they've stated still show up on the main forum page. It would make bn much more tolerable while this useless spam continues.
    this.
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    Default Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/15/14) Round 2: Pure Havane vs Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    Quote Originally Posted by caferacer View Post
    It's a shame that when you mute someone, the posts they've stated still show up on the main forum page. It would make BN much more tolerable while this useless spam continues.
    Thank you for your opinion on these threads. Now Pure Havene or Rive Gauche?
    I wear fragrance to smell good to everyone, not just myself

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    Default Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/15/14) Round 2: Pure Havane vs Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    Quote Originally Posted by anewtypedude View Post
    Thank you for your opinion on these threads. Now Pure Havene or Rive Gauche?
    It needs context. Even a beginner should understand that.

    Going to a formal event: Rive Gauche.
    Going to a club or bar: Pure Havane.

    Black tie: Rive Gauche.
    Just a blazer: Pure Havane.

    Spring dressy: Rive Gauche.
    Fall casual: Pure Havane.

    Comparing the two without context is silly. That's why these belong in the beginner forum, though as I said, even a beginner should understand he or she would prefer one or the other based on when and where it's being worn.
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    Original Vetiver
    Pomelo Paradis
    Reflection Man
    Tom Ford Extreme
    Terre d'Hermes Parfum
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    Default Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/15/14) Round 2: Pure Havane vs Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    Yslrgtc

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