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    Default Rive Gauche Pour Homme Tin Can - any pitfalls?

    Hi guys,

    Wasn't sure if it's technically vintage because of the age, but I thought I'd raise the question here because the tin can version is out of production.

    I've made the decision to make the black can of Rive Gauche my first "vintage" pick up. Mostly because getting new bottles in Australia is not particularly easy through any major online retailers, so I'd have to hunt on EBay and the like irrespective of the container I pick.

    I've found one locally that seems ok, but given I have no idea what I'm supposed to be comparing it to I thought I'd ask for a bit of help here to confirm it's kosher.

    Also if there are any common pitfalls to check for when verifying a can I'd love to learn about them.

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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme Tin Can - any pitfalls?

    Grab that if the price is good. Don't wait. Those are already hundreds of dollars here in the US.
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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme Tin Can - any pitfalls?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zealot Crusader View Post
    Grab that if the price is good. Don't wait. Those are already hundreds of dollars here in the US.
    It's not cheap, but I can live with it. 95%+ full

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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme Tin Can - any pitfalls?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reventon View Post
    It's not cheap, but I can live with it. 95%+ full
    That's why I've erected an electrified fence and attack drones around my bottles. The prices skyrocketed instantly after word of discontinuation swept through the online fragrance community. It'll become "investment grade" like a 21st century Patou Pour Homme in another few more years.

    All that aside, it's about as faithful a barbershop scent as you could ask for, with your only current options to come anywhere close being similarly-priced luxury/niche brand fougères.
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    I'd go for it without hesitation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zealot Crusader View Post
    That's why I've erected an electrified fence and attack drones around my bottles.
    Wow, Zealot Crusader, you really ARE a security professional!
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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme Tin Can - any pitfalls?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reventon View Post
    It's not cheap, but I can live with it. 95%+ full
    If it's a tin can, how do you guys determine how full they are?

    (I've never seen one in person.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trilby Lark View Post
    Wow, Zealot Crusader, you really ARE a security professional!
    I see them eBay scalpers rappelling down on ropes like Tom Cruise from Mission Impossible trying to swap my Rive Gauche for a can of Barbasol undetected like:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zealot Crusader View Post
    I see them eBay scalpers rappelling down on ropes like Tom Cruise from Mission Impossible trying to swap my Rive Gauche for a can of Barbasol undetected like:
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    "Go ahead, make my scent of the day."
    Bahahahaha

    Add a roof to your electrified fence and hi-o, home made Faraday cage, baby!

    You'll be a step ahead in the future when Ebay-ers start acquiring more sophisticated scanning equipment.

    Also, thank you for the help (once again).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reventon View Post
    Bahahahaha

    Add a roof to your electrified fence and hi-o, home made Faraday cage, baby!

    You'll be a step ahead in the future when Ebay-ers start acquiring more sophisticated scanning equipment.

    Also, thank you for the help (once again).
    I already have a tinfoil hat. Should I upgrade to a colander helmet? I hear Sur le Table has a sale on anti-brainwave pasta strainers. That'll keep'em away from my RG.

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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme Tin Can - any pitfalls?

    Who needs a tinfoil hat when you can surround your head with tin cans of rive gauche?

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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme Tin Can - any pitfalls?

    Quote Originally Posted by Proust_Madeleine View Post
    Who needs a tinfoil hat when you can surround your head with tin cans of rive gauche?
    With the added bonus of making your head look like a minigun when viewed above from drone cam.... thought security, intimidation factor and a lovely scent.

    What could possibly go wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    If it's a tin can, how do you guys determine how full they are?

    (I've never seen one in person.)
    Refrigerate the can for a while, then take it out and wait for condensation to form. Apparently the fluid level will be visible on the outside of the can, because the condensation will be heavier where there is fluid on the other side of the can wall. I've not tried this, but it seems like it could work.

    I just thought of something else that might work: Spray the side of the can with one of those gas duster products. If you've used one, you may have seen frost form on the object being sprayed. I'm thinking that frost would form only on the section of the can wall where there is no fluid on the other side. Make sense? I may have to try this myself.

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    If the retailer is trustworthy would get this even without any investment/increasing price consideration, just because it is a simply amazing scent, perhaps even more so considering the smoothness, balance and nuances of its vintage rendition

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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme Tin Can - any pitfalls?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    If it's a tin can, how do you guys determine how full they are?
    Quote Originally Posted by roro View Post
    Refrigerate the can for a while, then take it out and wait for condensation to form. [...]

    Spray the side of the can with one of those gas duster products. [...]
    I have now tried both methods, and the results were inconclusive.
    In each case, I thought I might be seeing a boundary line, but it just wasn't clear enough for my liking.

    The thing is, even if the current level was known, there would be a problem in that I don't know where the line was when the can was new.
    I do know that my 125ml can currently weighs around 139 grams, and I doubt I've used even 10ml of the juice.

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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme Tin Can - any pitfalls?

    Quote Originally Posted by roro View Post
    I have now tried both methods, and the results were inconclusive.
    Bummer! That seemed like such a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proust_Madeleine View Post
    Who needs a tinfoil hat when you can surround your head with tin cans of rive gauche?
    Give this man a Nobel Peace Prize, he's onto something.
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    Default Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme Tin Can - any pitfalls?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    Bummer! That seemed like such a good idea.
    It may be that I didn't refrigerate it long enough. The can was in the fridge for nearly an hour, but I suppose it takes a good two hours to chill the liquid properly. And maybe the technique would work better in hot weather, so there would be a greater temperature differential when you take the can out.

    I was able to put a good frost on the can with the gas duster (held upside down), which melted within 20 seconds or so. The problem was I couldn't convince myself there was a clear line between areas where the frost melted at different speeds.




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