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5.0
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4 years ago

Rive Gauche has been a big love affair for me for longer than a decade. It was my first love affair with aldehydes - albeit clean ones and I am actually very happy that we have this reformulated...

About reviewer (766 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairRed

EyesHazel



5.0
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5 years ago

If I could only wear one fragrance for the rest of my life, I would probably pick this one. Such a versatile scent! This can be worn with everything, jeans and a sweater or a cocktail dress, it...

About reviewer (446 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairRed, Wavy, Coarse

EyesGreen


5.0
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5 years ago

Rive Gauche is classified as an aldehydic floral – a genre of fragrance that has fallen out of favour since the late ‘80s, much to the dismay of this glamour-loving writer. In keeping with this...

About reviewer (521 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinNormal, Other

HairBrown

EyesHazel


1.0
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7 years ago

I bought a small bottle of the vintage bath oil on eBay just for memory's sake. My mom had the iconic blue-and-silver bottle on her dresser when I was a kid and I never liked it much. I thought it...

About reviewer (280 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinNormal, Fair, Not Sure

HairRed, Other, Other

EyesBrown


5.0
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8 years ago

I just refuse to believe I didn't write a review for this perfume... I'm wearing it at the moment, it is cca 25Celsius, summer is about to end pretty soon and the chilliness of the morning is...

About reviewer (203 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairRed, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown


4.0
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9 years ago

Well, I'm reviewing this one on behalf of my mom. I don't wear it, but she has, ever since it came out in the seventies! The scent is light and breezy, with a full bouquet. I can't describe it, to...

About reviewer (172 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair, Cool

HairBlond, Straight, Fine

EyesGreen


4.0
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10 years ago

Here is something you can do for fun: get samples of Rive Gauche, Ma Griffe (Carven), and Calandre (Paco Rabanne) and smell them all together. (Important safety tip: if there's a thunderstorm going...

About reviewer (28 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinSensitive, Fair, Cool

HairBrunette, Other, Medium

EyesHazel


5.0
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11 years ago

I never liked this fragrance in the past! I sprayed it recently on a trip to Boots where I often try something that I have never tried before and for some reason this caught my eye. I was...

About reviewer (107 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination

HairBrunette

EyesGreen


1.0
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11 years ago

What on earth has L'oreal done to this perfume! This new formula smells so bad that i gave it away. Still have some of the older stuff [2 years ago] which i am rationing out..The YSL brand is...

About reviewer (1 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Medium

HairBrown

EyesBlue


2.0
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11 years ago

I remember having "Rive Gauche " as a present back in 1994,I was a teen then and having an Yves Saint Laurent perfume was like having dreams come true ..but once I sprayed it I got sooooooooo...

About reviewer (143 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesHazel


3.0
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12 years ago

Ah the memories; my mom used to wear this a lot in the 80s, she even gave me an empty bottle to play with when I was a little, Barbie crazed kid. So just looking at the bottle makes my heart all...

About reviewer (331 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinOily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBlond, Wavy, Fine

EyesHazel


5.0
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12 years ago

I always loved the name and the bottle of Rive Gauche, but when I tested it for the first time, it was way too sharp and bug spray on me. Then I tested it again, and now it is a beautiful, long...

About reviewer (357 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinNormal, Fair, Warm

HairRed, Straight, Coarse

EyesOther


5.0
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12 years ago

Abs goregous...this is the perfume that the 'Lilly Marlaine' black velvet rose should smell like...as its the most beautiful rose ever created..& when I smell Rive Gauche this is what I see... I've...

About reviewer (31 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Cool

HairBlond, Curly, Medium

EyesBlue


5.0
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13 years ago

I still love this fragrance, although I prefer the original formulation. Still, it evokes classic French chic, understated elegance. Seductive without being obvious, never boring!

About reviewer (52 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinDry, Fair, Cool

HairBlond, Wavy, Coarse

EyesBlue


5.0
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13 years ago

I met a guy last night who smelled divine. Turned out he was wearing the women's Rive Gauche without even knowing it was a women's scent. Just wanted to suggest that the guys out there looking...

About reviewer (32 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown


3.0
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13 years ago

Smelled promising at first--I began to see what Luca Turin meant by "the goddess Diana's bath soap." It does evoke a bar of white, rose-scented soap. Accented by a citrusy bite on top, greens,...

About reviewer (354 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBrunette

EyesHazel


4.0
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13 years ago

If Strange Invisible Perfumes didn't already have a scent called Aquarian Roses, I think this would fit YSL's iconic little number perfectly. Of course, Rive Gauche is a perfect name for this...

About reviewer (197 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Other, Other

EyesBrown


3.0
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13 years ago

Damn reformulations! I used to love the original, this one just vaguely reminds me of it. Such a shame. I don't know if this is supposed to be a more up to date version or they have just...

About reviewer (34 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Medium, Not Sure

HairBrown, Curly, Fine

EyesBrown


4.0
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15 years ago

when I first tested this I was disappointed. It smelled very musty and heavy. I usually give the classic fragrances a chance so I bought a small bottle. Well, I guess the tester bottle was old...

About reviewer (55 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBrunette

EyesHazel


5.0
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15 years ago

Oh, how I long for vintage Rive Gauche!!! Wore it in the early 80's and loved it. Revisited it recently by purchasing a bottle from YSL. Yes, it's similar, but not the same. Yet, it's still...

About reviewer (55 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Other

HairBlond

EyesBlue