dianebrez   YSL Rive Gauche EDT Spray

Written by dianebrez   April 03, 2012  
 
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YSL Rive Gauche EDT Spray

Summary

Size
100 ml
Indicative Price
£52.00
Price per 100 ml/g
£52.00

Description

nspired by the French avant-garde, the classic fragrance of Rive Gauche was designed by Yves Saint Laurent to show in scent the independent and unpredictable spirit of YSL Rive Gauche Prêt-à-Porter. First, rose with bright bergamot highlights calls freshness to mind, but this floral can’t hide its capriciousness. An unexpected middle arises: oakmoss, vetiver and musk quickly take over, setting up the deeply quixotic finish. In the iconic column-inspired flacon of cobalt blue glass and metal.

Directions

Spray onto pulse points when required.
Top Notes: Aldehyde, Honeysuckle, Green Notes, Peach, Bergamot, Lemon
Middle Notes: Magnolia, Iris, Gardenia, Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, May Bells, Rose, Carnations
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Amber, Vetiver, Musk, Oak Moss
Scent: Soft Floral (soft flowers)

Ingredients

ALCOHOL. PARFUM (FRAGRANCE). AQUA (WATER). HEXYL CINNAMAL. HYDROXYISOHEXYL 3-CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDEHYDE. HYDROXYCITRONELLAL. ALPHA-METHYL IONONE. COUMARIN. LIMONENE. ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE. CITRONELLOL. BENZYL BENZOATE. LINALOOL. GERANIOL. BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE. CINNAMYL ALCOHOL. BENZYL SALICYLATE. BHT. EVERNIA FURFURACEA EXTRACT. EVERNIA PRUNASTRI EXTRACT. BENZYL ALCOHOL. CITRAL. FARNESOL. AMYL CINNAMAL. ISOEUGENOL. EUGENOL. "2YW01-3".

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User reviews

3 reviews

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Overall rating 
 
4.6
Value for money 
 
4.3  (3)
Packaging 
 
5.0  (3)
Scent 
 
4.3  (3)
Effectiveness 
 
4.0  (3)
Texture 
 
5.0  (3)
Ease of use 
 
5.0  (3)
A classic
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Value for money 
 
4.0
Packaging 
 
5.0
Scent 
 
5.0
Effectiveness 
 
4.0
Texture 
 
5.0
Ease of use 
 
5.0

User Reviews

Strongest points
Classic, sophisticated scent.
Weakest points
None
Summary
A classic. The formula seems to have been tweaked; it's fresher, but still keeps it's sophisticated character.
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
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Nostalgic But Not for Me
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Value for money 
 
4.0
Packaging 
 
5.0
Scent 
 
3.0
Effectiveness 
 
3.0
Texture 
 
5.0
Ease of use 
 
5.0

I originally tried this fragrance in the early 90’s and quite simply it was awful on my skin. I was convinced that my bottle was stale but I have since read many reported stories of the fragrance having ‘metallic’ top notes. This was certainly the case on my skin. Apparently this fragrance was changed from 2000 onward with the edition of more floral notes. With the onslaught of nostalgic fragrances hitting the shelves again I have recently re-attempted a spray of this fragrance. On application the tops notes are very floral with a powdery edge, I can smell rose and another note which I believe to be Gardenia? The base notes are a mix of oak moss, vetiver, musk and balsamic which are not strong but soft and powdery. They do add a little warmth to the green notes and freshness of the opening. The longevity is good up to 6 hours and the dry down is the best part in my opinion.
All said and done this perfume is raved about still after its debut on 1970’s so it has a cult following. On my skin it tends to smell a little soapy so it is not a favourite and would not purchase this now but of you were a fan back then you will still be a fan now

User Reviews

Strongest points
Floral fragrance with green notes and woody base. Attractive packaging
Weakest points
A little soapy smelling on my skin
Summary
A nostalgic and well recognised fragrance that has been re-formulated since its release in the 1970's
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
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another classic
(Updated: April 03, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Value for money 
 
5.0
Packaging 
 
5.0
Scent 
 
5.0
Effectiveness 
 
5.0
Texture 
 
5.0
Ease of use 
 
5.0

User Reviews

Strongest points
smells amazing. classy packaging
Weakest points
none
Summary
With foreign holidays becoming more available and affordable. a whole nation of women whose dressing table tops consisted of tweed and maybe blue grass suddenly found thanks to duty free they could now afford to buy fragrances by the top perfume houses of the world. Rive Gauche was one of duty free's top sellars for nearly 20 years and when you smell this you'll know why.Its subtle, sexy, sensusous and very french. it smells just as good today as it did then
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
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