Considering that the Rive Gauche body lotion is nowhere to be found on the market these days, it is an excellent alternative. I've never smelled the 'original' version, and probably will never have that pleasure. "Rive Gauche" or "Left Bank" generally refers to the Paris of an earlier era: the Paris of artists, writers, and philosophers, including Colette, Margaret Anderson, Djuna Barnes, Natalie Barney, Sylvia Beach, Erik Satie, Kay Boyle, Bryher, Caresse Crosby, Nancy Cunard, Hilda Doolittle (H.D. I wanted everything French. This is a classic which never ages, and has all the notes that i love and adore (big aldehydes, musk & amber fan here) and it lasts and evolves so gorgeously on the skin. En 1924 la stanitsa devient le centre administratif du raçon auquel elle donne son nom. Smells METALLIC. N’hésitez pas à en consulter un en plus de faire ces exercices. This is an all time classic... Give it a while before you judge.In the beginning it seems rather strong and a little old fashioned but after a while it is totally amazing. Longevity and silage are moderate on my skin, but on clothes it lasts forever. You could imagine that this was the scent that they would be wearing. But, the iris and aldehydes are growing on me with more exposure. My aunt always wore this fragrance, and it makes me think of her. I feel he diddnt get locked into one aesthetic with his fragrances, much like I feel Chanel did as a french counterpart. But also much more than that. Time to make everything old, new again and give the youth a dose of the classic chypre fragrances! My first impression was of a pleasant scent like an aunts dresser full of classy powders and lotions. Every weekend while growing up my family would go to the local town for shopping or just a walk and lunch and my mother would apply this just before getting in to the car and the aldehydes would make me feel nauseous in an enclosed space. I've already reviewed this beauty but I guess people and testes change... and my opinion changed on this, too. i have also tried prada "infusion d`iris" and it is lacking something... hmm.. any suggestions? I started using Rive Gauche in the 1970s as a teenager in my first job and Ma Griffe in the 1980s, a little older and perhaps a little more mature. Cold, mean, hard, miserable, cardboardy Calandre. I really really wanted to be able to wear this. Here is something you can do for fun: get samples of Rive Gauche, Ma Griffe, and Calandre and smell them all together. This is quintessentially Parisian. Always buying for my sister. Sad to say it's not for me. So do not despair people we have Ebay. Perhaps it's overly aldehydic for me? Probably not FB worthy for me, but I'm really happy that I tried it. ", "Left Bank" redirects here. Beauty Almanac |, Copyrights © 2006-2021 Fragrantica.com perfumes magazine - All Rights Reserved - do not copy anything without prior written permission. I remember feeling very sophisticated and "grown-up" when I bought it. I get it, we all love to cuddle with nostalgia and familiarity. www.infodimanche.com est le plus important site immobilier pour consulter toutes les propriétés dans la grande région du KRTB. The longevity is impressive though. Love the aldehydes, oakmoss, rose and the woody and green notes. When I was 17 years old. I have always loved YSL Rive Gauche when I first ever smelt it on my Manageress as a young girl of seventeen year's old!! The Latin Quarter is a Left Bank area in the 5th and 6th arrondissements in the vicinity of the University of Paris. Far too green and astringent and I quickly moved on to other scents I came to adore. all the new niche concoctions glorified and over priced, don't come close. I was so thankful to receive a small vintage one to try. This is what perfume should be like, it's what we perfume lovers pay for, not something that disappears in an hour or that you need to use lotions and oils to prolong. Rive Gauche is a fragrance for free and independent women, a gracious inhabitant of the city who likes the sun and wind more than anything but who is also quintessentially metropolitan. Read about this perfume in other languages: Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano, Русский, Polski, Português, Ελληνικά, 汉语, Nederlands, Srpski, Română, العربية, Українська, Монгол, עברית. Out of nostalgia I recently bought a current bottle which I assume has been reformulated and I'm thrilled to say I am not disappointed. This was a young, beautiful woman with a rebelious character and a romantic background. Thankfully I will continue to wear Rive Gauche very happily. I bought it in a little glass bottle for less than four dollars. The scent is absolutely feminine and wonderful. I only like this scent because its one of my moms signature scents. Truly unforgettable and it is unique as a perfume. This one smells so much of lipstick and make-up and old style perfume, the scent becomes a woman of one's imagination. I was lucky enough to receive a sample of the vintage stuff (thanks purecaramel!)  The area's origin story formed the basis of the saying, "Paris 'learned to think' on the Left Bank. As a daughter of a jeweler and a secretary, I always thought of her parents akin to movie stars with their diplomas and degrees, something I aspired to greatly. It is not easy to wear. Roses soured by aldehyde. It’s seems that some of the metallic note has been removed. I loved the smell and wanted to be just like her. The only downside is that crappy, cheap-looking bottle. Erotic without being vulgar. The bergamot and the green notes add just the right amount of tang, which stops this from being too powdery sweet. Anyhow, I'm no longer worried. I adore this fragrance .. if they could bottle the 1970s this would be it, Glamorous and very cool, it was my sister’s signature scent, it fills a room and it’s very classy. Not a good blind buy. It’s quite sophisticated and cooling, with a fresh, watery rose accord. Has it improved from its first re-formulation? It has stood the test of time and for good reason. Nous vous avons sélectionné des centaines d’offres de postes en alternance en ressources humaines, comptabilité, communication, marketing, informatique, commerce, transport-logistique ou même ingénierie - L'Etudiant Quelle hérésie ! Only thing I can say : try it before buying.I was curious and tried it in a shop. As far back as I can remember, it has smelled more or less the same, maybe a little thinner and harsher than it used to be, but still wonderful. I love the aluminium can - its very handbag friendly - I love the scent - everyone comments on it when I wear it . Spray on your chest and behind your ears and the magic will operate... if you like florals of course. I buy a sample. I must be using Rive Gauche now a good twentyseven year's & not once have I ever tired of it!! But really, having a test strip of this one lying around in my hotel room it feels as if a woman aged around 50-60 was present. Hi just wondering if anyone has Rive Gauche that they want to get rid of?? Beast of a bottle. A truly work of art. Then I'm smiling and back to childhood level happiness. (Guess the can container is well-played). Ainsi, Argenton-sur-Creuse se scinde en deux : la partie haute s’établit sur la rive gauche de la Creuse, tandis que la ville basse s’étend dès le XVème siècle sur la rive droite, reliée par le vieux pont. Those of us who loathe any kind of tobacco smoke might have assumed that Gauloises was a tobacco-scented fragrance, which it is not. It's still the same gorgeous, huge scent that I remember and am really happy to have in my collection again. My personal favorites from this group are Trigere and Gauloises, which I think might have lasted better on the market if it hadn't been designed to be a cigarette case. Might be the vintage was great ,never saw one ,but the current version is ............ How is it ????? 19 substitute. Dans le contexte actuel sanitaire, nous vous demandons de réserver votre assistance afin qu'elle soit garantie. This was my first *real* perfume. My boss loved it and bought it for his wife. I am just now learning to appreciate the powdery iris notes in scents, and this one does it very well. I hope someone responds. Y&T N°2021-100. Also I gave it to someone else. I was fearful of the reformulation but I must admit that it is identical to the vintage. And the male version drives me crazy, very ooh la la! Very feminine, albeit old-fashioned. Like the best perfumes, it is a complex bouquet of contrasting elements that transports you to an entirely new world. Classic, beautifull and very hard not to notice, - and think,-- ohh what a classy, beautifull woman. Sweet bottle of wistful, like the old song you can only listen to a few times. An unknowing perfume freak even then I had to have a sniff and this is what this perfume meant to me. I remember my grandmother had This when I was a child. ?? Close your eyes and it is Paris in the 1940s. So do I. I love this perfume. 10,796 were here. Unis, le réseau panafricain de lutte contre la corruption, a réagi à la plainte porté contre Jean-Jacques Lumumba, un de ses dirigeants, par la société EGAL pour imputations dommageables. I once had the body cream and dusting powder also. It is a fragrance that I treasure and hope to continue wearing forever. In 1974 or so, this was one of my first 'grown up' (I was fourteen) fragrances and I purchased it solely on the basis of the look of the canister, which was gorgeous and sophisticated. There is such a thing as time travel! It really is that bad. Just feels a bit more transparent. The Rive Gauche (French pronunciation: , Left Bank) is the southern bank of the river Seine in Paris.Here the river flows roughly westward, cutting the city in two: when facing downstream, the southern bank is to the left, and the northern bank (or Rive Droite) is to the right. I had a long love-hate relationship with this perfume but it kept intriguing me. She was an amazing lady and introduced me to an amazing fragrance, even if she didn't realise it! I prefer the fragrances women who are at least 10 years older than my mom (b.1946) wear/wore. I do have a large collection of perfumes of different notes, and for different occasions, but all of them feel like they were meant for me. Sooo disappointed. hahaha i just read wickly funny comment on another perfume site, from a lady called Lauren /2007 i felt need to re write it in her name hope she dont mind: Having worn the original 70’s formula, I can say I actually like this formulation. It's as if I was playing dress up, trying to be someone I'm not. I miss it so much, and wish I could find it again! I loved visiting their modest but still, lovely home in Mount Washington. I'm reviewing this perfume purely because it is my absolute scent nemesis. J’adooooore!!! En 1805 la stanitsa est déplacée à son emplacement actuel pour échapper aux crues du fleuve. Lovely scent!!! Fake 2013 bottle or new cheaper bottle ?? But I'm happy some people like or even love it. Both simply sublime. If I had to define what a French scent smelt like this would be it. There's nothing prissy, girly, or gaga gooey about it but it is still a distinctly feminine, tasteful, and beautiful smell. Very plush powder with aldehydes. The well-known and much loved composition of floral aldehydes was enriched in 2000s with clear woody and aromatic accords.