Rive Gauche Eau De Toilette Spray

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Rive Gauche Eau De Toilette Spray
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Inspired 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.

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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Rive Gauche Eau De Toilette Spray
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Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Maria R: Mom's favorite perfume Jul 28, 2014
Mary Gina A: I like the smell! Jul 26, 2014
Susan C: This one of my old time favorites, I've been using this Eau De Toilette since the late 70's. I'm just happy that it is still available after all these years. Thanks you so much. Jul 18, 2014
Reshma S: I love this fragrance. Jul 10, 2014
Anna F: Because I have been using it over 35 years Jul 5, 2014
Dianne C: This is the only fragrance I ever wear. It is very light, not overwhelming. Jul 5, 2014
Mary Ann G: My favorite perfume Jun 30, 2014
Lori R B: I have been using this since 1976 and have never found anything I like better. I still get compliments and am asked what it is. Jun 30, 2014
ELESIA B: its my favorite, been using for 34 years!!! Jun 23, 2014
Gwynne E: This was my first perfume/cologne. I have always loved it and I always come back to it. I wish YSL would make other products in this fragrance, especially shower gel!! Jun 19, 2014
Jacqueline V: I chose Rive Gauche because it's my favorite fragrance ever! It's hard to find so I'm glad to be able to buy it directly. Thank you. Jun 19, 2014
Margarita A: Remember . Memories and I being Blessed to have in my life Rive Gauche Eau De Toilette since my youth Jun 19, 2014
Alejandra M: I love to use It! and would like to acquire the perfume. Jun 18, 2014
Deborah R: my favorite scent for the last 35 years. So hard to find though Jun 17, 2014
Regina V: I use it for 20 years and love it! Jun 9, 2014
Ellen B: Love it Jun 8, 2014
Susan S: gift for a visiting friend who adores this perfume Jun 6, 2014
June S: I used this fragrance years ago and loved it and I have not been able to purchase in department stores for years. I am so excited about being able to get this again. I am ecstatic and can't wait for it to arrive so I can again wear it. Jun 4, 2014
Helen E: Used to wear it many years ago. I am happy it's back! May 21, 2014
barbara d: only use this more than 30 yrs May 20, 2014
Darlene M: It was one of my all time favorite perfumes. May 13, 2014
Jean M: I have worn this since it first came out in 1971. I still love it!!
Wish it was easier to find!!!
May 13, 2014
Susan W: Have used only Rive Gauche for 27 years! May 12, 2014
Jacqueline Z: it is a gift for my mom it is her favorite fragrance May 9, 2014
Salma A: This is my mother's favorite perfume, but she hasn't been able to find it anywhere for years! It will be a perfect gift for mother's day. May 8, 2014
myriam s: I HAVE BEEN USING IT FOR 30 YEARS. THE BEST FRAGRANCE YOU EVER HAD.
PLEASE DONT DISCONTINUE
CNA´T FIND IT IN ANY STORE
May 5, 2014
HANG N: My Mom and I love this Yves Saint Laurent River Gauche Eau de Toilette for many years, thanks Company to produce it again !!! May 4, 2014
Julia S: As a gift, cannot find in stores, loved it for years. Apr 20, 2014
MAHESH L: My mom's favorite fragrance. Apr 5, 2014
alexandra g: A fresh, yet not flowery, feminine fragrance Apr 1, 2014
Ernestina S: I love it!! It is my fragrance since e1985. Mar 30, 2014
Heather W: My favorite perfume! Mar 27, 2014
Susan K: This perfume is quite unique. It has a light, yet distinct scent. It has been my signature scent since the early 1970's! Mar 19, 2014
Barbara C: Best Fragrance on the market , unfortunately no longer readily availabe Mar 17, 2014
Lisa P: This has been my mom's favorite perfume for over 30 years! She asked me to order her some and I did. I love my mom! Mar 14, 2014
Leah W: Haven't been able to find it for years. Now I did!! Mar 8, 2014
Willie Mae R: because it's the best! Feb 24, 2014
Gloria T: I am wearing the Rive gauche perfume on my first date and he noticed the smell. he requested the perfume for me to wear on our wedding, but sad to say that for some reason i couldn't find the perfume anymore. until now iam longing to have it back. am happy that i found the eau de toilette. i know i will surpise my husband when he comes back from abroad. Feb 20, 2014
Clayton S: My wife loves this fragrance and it is only available on line. Feb 20, 2014
Marcy B: I have worn this scent for many years and I could not count the times people have asked me what scent I am wearing as "you smell so good!" I love it! Feb 18, 2014
kathleen d: im happy to find this again, I orderedit today I can hardly wait until it comes Feb 9, 2014
Barbara F: I have used this scent for over 40 years - there is nothing I have found that compares. Feb 4, 2014
Cyril O: This is my wife favorite perfume Feb 2, 2014
Elaine K: Everyone knows that I have been there...this my scent Feb 1, 2014
Angelika H: Love the fragrance Jan 31, 2014
Sara B: This is my mom's favorite fragrance of all time. Jan 26, 2014
Susan K. B: I'm a regular customer and have always LOVED this scent! Please bring back purse size refill & full size perfume! Perfume is better than toilette spray. Jan 26, 2014
Carlos E: This has been my wife's only eau de toilette for over 20 years now. Jan 22, 2014
Paul B: Its my wifes favorite AND only perfume she would put on. Jan 18, 2014
Mita G: I have been using this product for ever. I like its smell - goes well with my body chemistry. Jan 14, 2014
Kay E: Have used this product for 39 years Jan 11, 2014
Norma T: I Love Jan 11, 2014
Patricia K: I always wanted to own a bottle. Jan 6, 2014
Joyce B: I have been wearing this for years. Always get compliments on the fragerance. Jan 2, 2014
Carol S: Love this fragrance Dec 30, 2013
Beverly S: Bought this for my daughter & can only find it on line Dec 30, 2013
S H: This was my signature fragrance in the 80's and early 90's loved the smell and received many compliments.... I have heard the formula changed I hope not too much.. I hope it still smells the same...I will try it and see, if it still smells pretty much the same to me I will continue to buy it. Dec 29, 2013
ONEYRA D: MY MOMS FAVORITE PERFUME, BEST PRICE!!! Dec 24, 2013
Jessica J: Perfect gift for my mom Dec 22, 2013
Alonso R: It's a holiday gift for my mother... Brings back memories. Dec 21, 2013
Frieda O: I have been wearing it for years Dec 19, 2013
William M: A lady happened to sit next to me at a coffee shop. Her perfume was intoxicating! I had to ask her what she was wearing. It was Rive Gauche! Dec 15, 2013
James R: My wife is a long-time user of Rive Gauche Dec 13, 2013
Michael C: It Is the favorite of my wife Dec 13, 2013
John M: This has been my Wife's favorite for many years.
She liked the Dusting Powder, Bath Scents, Parfaum ... every thing available
Dec 12, 2013
Gloria S: I have used it for 40 years Dec 12, 2013
cristian m: Great perfume, used by wife for many years Dec 10, 2013
Jaime G: Christmas gift Dec 9, 2013
MARGARET J: love this product since my husband purchased perfum in 1980, its hard to find Dec 9, 2013
Dina A: This is my mother's favorite perfume ever since I was a little girl. I love the smell and I always attribute it to her. I wish they never fully discontinue this perfume ever... Dec 8, 2013
Penney K: This is my mothers favorite perfume and it is hard to find at a decent price. Dec 7, 2013
Vivian L: for my mother who has been wearing for 20 years Dec 6, 2013
Leslie A: I have worn this since the 70's and tried other fragrances and people always comment on this one and want to know what this is

I wish you did not discontinue this

What fragrance would be similar?
Dec 5, 2013
Stephen C: my wife likes it Dec 5, 2013
Kurt L: The person that will get this gift has not been able to find it at stores so I thought that I would find it for her. Dec 5, 2013
Marilyn E: I get more compliments from "men" on this fragance than any other perfume I have ever worn, I am 64 years old. I love it. Dec 4, 2013
angeline a: because I use it since 1977 and like the fragrance. Dec 4, 2013
Luther F: My wife's favorite. I wish you carried the lotion, actual parfum, shower gel, and yes the bath powder Dec 3, 2013
Hank S: My wife has been using Rive Gauche for over 35 years. It is the only perfume she likes. Her birthday is Christmas day, so I always go out of my way to purchase this for her as it is someitmes hard to find. Dec 3, 2013
Johann S: past experience Dec 3, 2013
Antolina C: i can't find it in stores and i love this fragrance Dec 2, 2013
Laura D: I love this scent!! I've been wearing it for almost 40 years!! Dec 2, 2013
Linda G: I always get compliments from men about this perfume. Dec 2, 2013
MariaHelena A: Love the light subtle scent Dec 2, 2013
Edwin W: This is my wife's signature fragrance and nothing has ever smelled better on her than Rive Gauche. You have made her and me so very happy by still offering this wonderful fragrance. I hope you will carry it forever. Dec 1, 2013
Yasmeen G: It's my mother's absolute favorite. Bought it for her birthday.x Dec 1, 2013
ARMANDO P: WIFES FAVORITE OF ALL TIME Dec 1, 2013
sylvia b: this fragrance is a classic, romantic but not overly sweet. It is said that the great San Laurent himself favored this fragrance above all others.We are so happy that the company is continuing to produce it. Dec 1, 2013
COLIN W: PERSONAL PREFERENCE Nov 30, 2013
Stacy H: I loved Rive Gauche for 30 Years. Nov 29, 2013
Elena R: It's my mothers favorite and only perfume! Makes it very easy to shop for her during the holidays! Nov 29, 2013
carin c: Been wearing this fragrance for 40 years and still love it! Nov 28, 2013
Diana c: I have use this product for years and love it . Nov 27, 2013
Elizabeth D: I've been wearing it since high school. Works beautiful with my chemistry! I receive many compliments when wearing it. Nov 27, 2013
William H B: One of my wife's favorite fragrances. Nov 26, 2013
mary b: I have used this fragrance in the past. It is one of the few I can use without generating a headache. "MORE IMPORTANTLY" so many, many, many compliments when I wear it. Nov 24, 2013
Audrey H: It has been my favorite perfume for over 30 years. Timeless and classic! Nov 23, 2013
Sheila S: Absolutely love the perfume. I have been using for years Nov 23, 2013
MOUNIA T: I HAVE BEEN USING IT FOR YEARS. I LOVE IT Nov 20, 2013
Lida E: My mother's favorite perfume. Can't buy it in Puerto Rico. Nov 16, 2013
Michele D: Same as usual Nov 7, 2013
Klara S: Rive Gauche has been my perfume for over 20 years. I love it. Strangers often ask me what perfume I'm wearing. Nov 7, 2013
Robert E: My wife only uses this fragrance. Oct 30, 2013
Maria P: I used to wear this perfume when they sold it in the stores and I loved it! everyone commented on how good it smelled. Oct 26, 2013
Linda L: love the scent Oct 26, 2013
Macy P: My mother LOVES this fragrance and it's very hard to find. I am very happy that I found it here. Oct 18, 2013
Gretchen H: I met a woman today that was wearing this fragrance and I loved it. Had to get some for myself. : ) Oct 16, 2013
william n: My wife has been using it for many, many years. It is one of her top 3 scents that she always wants to have available. Oct 14, 2013
Teresa P: I've loved this fragrance for over 40 years. Lovely to see it is still available. My other two favourite perfumes have been discontinued. Oct 4, 2013
Cheryl V: I have been using Rive Gauche for, has to be, 30 years! I've never had so many compliments! Sep 23, 2013
Beth P: my favorite fragrance since 1971 Sep 17, 2013
Patricia H: Used when I was young. Sep 2, 2013
rita l: i have loved this fragrance for years...it is like no other! Aug 22, 2013
Dolores L: I love this fragrance and have worn it for 35 yrs or more. My children identify me by this fragrance. I've tried others but always come back to this. It's very hard to find. Aug 18, 2013
Alison C: Used it for 20 years and love it - so few places have it in stock apart from duty free! I buy it for my sister as well! Aug 18, 2013
Katherine K: I have liked it for years. Though it is very hard to find and usually is out of stock. Aug 12, 2013
JOYCE A: FOR YEARS, I COULD NOT FIND THIS PRODUCT, SO HAPPY TO FIND IT AGAIN. THIS COLOGNE IS MY FRAGRANCE BECAUSE IT STAYS WITH ME, THAT'S WHY I LOVE IT! Aug 12, 2013
Elsie W: I used the perfume in the past and I would like to use it again Aug 11, 2013
Sarah E: This perfume is my mom's favorite,when i smell it it brings me back to my childhhod Aug 9, 2013
Susan F: Love this perfume! By far my favorite and go to fragrance. Jul 28, 2013
Jeannie T: I have loved this fragrance since the 70's when my mother received it as a gift and gave it to me because I loved it so much. I was a teenager. I receive the best compliments when I wear this fragrance and my heart was broken when I couldn't find it for years. When I finally did run across it again, I jumped on it!! Jul 11, 2013
Melissa D. S: one of the most beautiful clean scents ever made Jun 30, 2013
Davina A: mom likes/wants it Jun 28, 2013
bob h: My wife has been using this toilette spray for at least the last 10 years and gets many compliments on it. Thanks Jun 24, 2013
Lynn O: I've used Rive Gauche for years. Love it! I do miss the soap and cream. Wish they would make it again Jun 24, 2013
Rosemarie B: Have used this unique, classy fragrence for years. Never fails to garner compliments from both men and women. Lasts and lasts. Even put it on our linens Jun 17, 2013
Kimberly H: I have worn this fragrance since the 70's, my signature fragrance. May 29, 2013
Rhonda A: I've been using it for more than 34 years and I always get compliments from people because of the mild scent that's timeless. Please e-mail me if this particular brand will go on sale so I could stock up on it. It's my one and only perfume and I don't want to try anything else. Thanks. May 17, 2013
Denise H: I have used this since 1975 May 15, 2013
ANITA D: I was wearing it for years while living in Poland. It smells beautifully. I want to make a big come-back from Chanel 5 and see how it feels now. May 13, 2013
Diane B: I have loved this fragrance for many years. My sister loves it, too, so I'm buying it for her for her birthday. Mar 31, 2013
Mary G: I have used it fr years ani love it. Mar 30, 2013
mila z: because I used this spray for over 25 years. ( back in Europe ) Mar 22, 2013
wonda g: have been using this smell for years.. Feb 25, 2013
lina p: Is for send to my best girlfriend in Colombia. She has a lot of time asking for it and finally I could find and send it to her. Jan 8, 2013
Thomas C: My wife has always loved this scent. we bough both the

rive
gauche and the YSL for men in Paris.
Dec 17, 2012
Angella B: This is the most UNIQUE fragrance. I wish YSL would consider carrying it in the Better Stores. Each time that I wear this Fragrance someone asks what it is and compliments. Dec 12, 2012
Elaine A: My mom has been wearing this scent since I was a little girl. Every time I smell it on her a warm, loving feeling takes over. Impossible to find in any legitimate U.S. store. Thrilled that you are making it available on-line. Dec 11, 2012
Susan M: Love it. Been wearing Rive Gauche since I was 29, 58 now.
Any plans for a luxury body lotion or body powder?/
Nov 23, 2012
Jeana A: This is my Mother's favorite perfume. Purchased for her birthday. Thank you for continuing to sell this item. Oct 21, 2012
Jeana A: This is my Mother's favorite perfume. Purchased for her birthday. Thank you for continuing to sell this item. Oct 21, 2012
Vicky S: favorite from many years ago Aug 13, 2012
Kathleen R: I've heard and read great things about this scent...not avaiable at any retail outlets near to me. Aug 4, 2012
Holly R: I have used Rive Gauche exclusively for 38 years. Aug 4, 2012
Jorge E: My wife has been using this Eau de Toilette for about 50 yuears and loves it Jul 5, 2012
Eleanor B: I enjoy its fragrance Jun 13, 2012
Arelia G: Loved this perfume in the 70's and still do. I am glad they brought it back. Jun 12, 2012
Rosemary K: It's a wonderful "all around" Fragrance. I have worn it for forty three years. I used to purchase it at a Local Drug Store for $7.95 for about 5 ozs. Jun 10, 2012
arlie h: my favourite perfume ever. so hard to find in the stores May 28, 2012
Vanessa R: Have used it for 35 years!!! LOVE it May 28, 2012
Maureen B: Have loved this fragrance since first sampled it in Europe many years ago on a student trip! May 10, 2012
Janice M: I started using Rive Gauche in 1984 and I have never found a fregrance it is and always be my favorite. Rive Gauche is definitely my husband's favorite. May 8, 2012
Eleanor B: I love this fragrance. Apr 15, 2012
maricela a: for me - this is one of my most favorite fragrances Apr 11, 2012
Maria T: I have been using Rive Gauche for about a year now. I get a tremendous amount of compliments on it. This is a gift for a friend who also loves the scent. It is considered to be one of the best fragrances ever created. Apr 9, 2012
Grace G: My friend, from Australia, bought this for me 2 years ago and I just love the
smell....so refreshing.
Mar 25, 2012
Carmen H: This is my favorite. It is fresh and clasic. Feb 29, 2012
Jesusa H: this is my favorite fragrance to-date ! Love it ! I have been using for so many years.. over 30 years Feb 23, 2012
A shopper asked: i would like to see the origenal perfume again , with me i think a lot of people ?! Jun 12, 2012
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Carlos E: My wife only uses Rive Gauche and has done so for years.
This is the second time I bought the Rive Gauche Eau de Toilett, directly from the YSL site and found out that she was very satisfied with the fragrance and from my side I was very satisfied with their customer service.

Carlos Escobar
Jun 12, 2012
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Eleanor B: a lovely fragrance, other perfumes cannot meet the "elegance" of Rive Gauche Jun 13, 2012
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Arelia G: This is is same as the original which I used to wear when I was in High School and in my 20"s. I ordered it last December and love it !!!! Jun 12, 2012
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Maria-Gabriella D: Yes! please bring back the Eau de Parfum!!! we are so many to miss it!! Apr 13, 2014
A shopper asked: Where can i find the body lotion, oil or cream. I love Rive Gauche, Opium and In Love Again.I miss the body oils? Thanks Carmen Feb 9, 2013
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Arelia G: I only bought the toilette spray and love it. Just like the one I wore 35 years ago. Feb 9, 2013
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A shopper asked: I have not been able to find the perfume oil of Rive Gauche for a long time now. Is it not being produced?

Thanks,
Linda
Dec 8, 2012
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Donna S: I never purchased the perfume oil, but this spray is the scent is authentic. Many people have complained that the formulation is different, but it does not seem different to me. For many years, I could only find rive gauche in europe, not US, and then not at all. Last year, when YSL put it back into the lineup, I bought the eau de toilette spray. It's great. Dec 9, 2012
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Liza Q: I actually bought it for my sister to give her for Christmas. I remembered how much she used to like it. Which is exactly what she said when she opened it; I said it's your favorite, right? And she said it used to be, she had not had any in years! This was the only place I found it. Cheers! Dec 10, 2012
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Cynthia F asked: Why is this scent so hard to find any more? It is so beautifully haunting and I have worn it since 1975! Each time I look for it, I have to delve to the depths to find it! People will wear it! Dec 4, 2012
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Michel D: I have found that Rive Gauche is one of the only scents that work with my body chemistry.........when I wear it I get compliments galore..especially fom my husband!!!!!!! It is very hard to find because Yves does not advertise it any longer....I have moved to NM and it is harder here than NYC to find so I order direct from Yves.......So Yves advertise it Dec 4, 2012
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leonard c: I AGREE. MY WIFE LOVES IT AND I CAN'T FIND IT EXCEPT ON. BLUETOO OUT FOR COUNTTRRTH. PLEASE .WATVH OUT FOR COUNTERFITS. Dec 5, 2012
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Gail R asked: I agree with Chris S...the formula does not smell the same, it's very strong at first and takes awhile to tone down, then it doesn't linger like the product from the 70's. This one reminds me of cloying, "great aunt Lydia" dusting powder!
I loved the lightness of the original and would love to see it come back. You may use the same recipe but the ingredients are not the same quality in my opinion. Any chance of bringing back the original recipe?
Jul 18, 2012
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Eleanor B: I agree, it does seem quite distinct at first (I love its fragrance), and then it seems to lose its aroma, Perhaps I've become accustomed to it by that time, I'm not sure.....BUT, i ENJOY IT WHENEVER I PICK UP THAT CANNISTER AND SPRAY AWAY, UMM, MY FAVORITE.

Eleanor
Jul 18, 2012
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Ollie A: I AGREE THAT THE SCENT DOESN'T LAST AS LONG AND IS NOT QUITE THE SAME AS IT WAS IN THE 70'S. IT'S ALWAYS BEEN MY FAVORITE SINCE THE 70'S OLLIE ALBRECHT Jul 18, 2012
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Denise C asked: Can I buy Rive Gauche lotion? Jul 11, 2012
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maricela a: i love rive gauche eau de toilette spray - it brings me special memories of a very dear friend who introduce me to this beautiful scent.when i lived in Alaska. i do not know if the lotion is manufactured. but if it is - i would love to purchase it. Jul 13, 2012
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Christine M asked: Is it correct that Rive Gauche Eau De Toilette Spray was reformulated shortly after 2000? If so, is it very different from the original? I personally really like the "sharpness" of the original - so would like to know if the fragrance still has the "sharpness". Also wondering how long-lasting it is on the skin. ANY info. gratefully appreciated!! Jul 28, 2013
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ANDREW M: We too were concerned about the "re-formulation" My wife used this fragrance in the early eighties, and hasn't seen it around for a while, so for a daily user we took the plunge and bought the eau de toilet for a blast fr the past. If it has been changed ( the formula) there isn't enough difference for us to notice bases on our memories of over 25 years ago and are therefor very happy with the product. As to how long it lasts on the skin, that's probably down to individual body chemistry and use. Under normal use my wife doesn't have to apply more than once befor going out. Jul 29, 2013
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Margot K: I have been wearing Rive Gauche for almost thirty years now so, if they did reformulate it at some point, it was not substantial enough to have been noticed. Yes, there is still a "sharpness" at first application that, to my nose anyway, dissipates then mellows and lingers throughout the day. For me, several small, strategic spritzes in the morning last the whole day-- I never have to re-apply. However, if you do want that "sharpness" you will need to spritz more than once a day.
Hope this helps!
Jul 28, 2013
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Grace G: Hi Christine, My friend, from Australia, bought me the Rive Gauche about
4 years ago and I have been using it ever since. There is no place in my
home town that I can buy this, so I buy from N.Y.C. I love it and wear it
all the time and get many compliments. It seems to me that the fragrance
is there all day. I don't think you would be unhappy with this at all. It
certainly is worth the money. Good luck.
Jul 28, 2013
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virginia h: I think it's just as good as ever. It stays on me all day and I always get comments about how how good the scent is . Around 2000 all of a sudden I couldn't find Rive Gauche any where and so for six years I ordered it from Paris, until I found this website. I still think Rive Gauche is the best and have used it for forty years. Hope this helps you. Enjoy. Virginia. Jul 28, 2013
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Rona G: I am always getting compliments on it, I believe the sharpness is still there and it definitely lasts quite a long time once put on. Go for it don't think you will be disappointed. Enjoy, Rona Jul 28, 2013
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Stacy L: It is exactly as I remembered when I received it as a gift twenty years ago. It is still sharp. It is rich and mysterious. It is lasting. Jul 28, 2013
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Stacy L: It is the same fragrance I remembered receiving as a gift 20 years ago. It is still sharp. It is rich and mysterious. It is lasting. Jul 28, 2013
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Carmen H: No it was created in 1970 and is still relative to 2013 and beyond.... Jul 28, 2013
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Gigi S: I have used forever, the new one is lighter which is better for me because of allergies but still is exquisite and unique. Jul 29, 2013
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Susan C asked: Is this product carried in any store? If so, where? Dec 20, 2012
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wonda g: Susan, i checked all major dept stores here in florida and could not find i had to order off line. thats such a shame it is a smell that is timeless. i have been wearing snce 1980's it was in all the major stores. I so wish they would put them back in the stores Feb 25, 2013
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Susan C: Thanks, Wonda. I, too, wish it would return to the stores. I've also worn it since the 80's. It's rare that I find something I like to wear. I'm down to my last few drops. Guess I'll order on line, too. I've checked all over Georgia. I used to find it at Perfumania, but no more. S Feb 25, 2013
Margot K: Hello Susan C,
I don't know where you live, but if you live in North America, I am very sorry to say that Rive Gauche is only available now online (if you live in the U.S.) or by calling the YSLBeautyUS 866 telephone number. As I don't live in the U.S., I cannot order online and it is quite a logistical hassle as the only way I can buy it is to send it to a U.S. shipping address. Having said that, I have been wearing Rive Gauche for over 30 years, so I remain quite motivated to always have it!
Hope this helps.
Dec 20, 2012
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Jesusa H: Unfortunately, it is not . The best way to get it is thru the http://www.yslbeautyus.com, and you are assured it is the real thing ! Dec 20, 2012
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Susan P: I live in Los Angeles and have not been able to find it in a store for many years. it used to be carried in some "stand alone perfumaries" in shopping malls but not in the past couple years. Dec 20, 2012
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Julie Z: Haven't been able to find in any store here in Riverside, CA that's why I bought this online? It's one of my Mom's favorite perfumes. Dec 20, 2012
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Eveleen H: Yes, in Oregon, the only store that carries is The Perfume House in SE Portland. Dec 20, 2012
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A shopper asked: What stores sell this perfume?Have been wearing this for years and still get compliments from men. Mar 22, 2012
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Denise H: I order mine direct from YSL. To me it's the easy way. Apr 15, 2012
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A shopper asked: I wear a perfume called oh la la who makes it? and do they make it anymore? Oct 28, 2013
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cheryl m asked: are there any gift sets for rive gauche for women?
Where can i buy rive gauche in houston, texas U.S.A.?
Sep 16, 2012
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Maria-Gabriella D asked: Please edit again thr Eau de Parfum of Rive Gauche...If you have left over bottles I would like to purchase them? Apr 19, 2014
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Nathalie E: Do you collect empty bottles? I got one but I use it (not empty). If you want me to keep the empty bottle for you, no prob! Have a nice day.
Nat
Apr 19, 2014
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Maria-Gabriella D: Thank you anyway Jorge
I hope this Parfum will be reedited
Thanks again
Apr 20, 2014
Maria-Gabriella D: Thanks Natalie... but no I am not a collector, looking for the Parfum.. Best Apr 19, 2014
Jorge E: Sorry, we do not have any left over bottles Apr 20, 2014
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Mary C: Do not have. Apr 21, 2014
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A shopper asked: Do you still produce soap? Apr 15, 2012
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Denise H: YSL asked me to answer you question. I doubt they still make the soap.If you have been wearing Rive Gauche for very long (me 37 years) you shoud have noticed that it does not smell the same. The orginial had a very long lasting after smell which I loved. It also smelled very strong when you first put it on.It had to clam down for about 30 mins. The info that i have been able to get is in 2000 they changed the formula to the one now. I have not been able to get skin lotion or powder. In the 70's I could get all kinds of Rive Gauche products, by the 90's hardly any. I wish I could still buy the original, I guess the new is better than no Rive Gauche at all. Apr 15, 2012
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ruth c: RIVE GAUCHE EAU DE TOILETTE IS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC.

I HAVE USED IT FOR YEARS AND LOVE IT LOVE IT THERE IS NO OTHER FRAGRANCE LIKE IT. IT IS A CLASSIC. I WILL SEARCH FOR IT IN FRANCE IF THEY STOP SELLING IT IN THE USA. I HOPE THIS HELPS YOU.
Apr 16, 2012
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edward b: It appears they are asking YSL if they make Rive Gauche soap. Still?
I might purchase some for my girlfriend if so.
Apr 16, 2012
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Amelda F: I have never tried the soap. Apr 15, 2012
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Eleanor B: no Apr 15, 2012
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A shopper asked: I see that there are 50 ml sprays advertised on Amazon, but the YSL site only lists a 100 ml spray. Is the Amazon one old stock, or is it counterfeit? Any insight? I have a large perfume collection so don't need 100 ml of anything! May 24, 2014
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Carlos E: I only once bought the Rive Gauche from a site other than the YSL site and it was counterfeit. It was not from Amazon, though. Since then I only buy from the official YSL site. 100 ml is quite alright for my wife. May 25, 2014
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Carmen H: You will only get the original scent of Rive Gauch is you purchase from the source. Do not waist your money. May 25, 2014
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Jim B: Bought the 100ml in 2012 and it was perfect. I would recommend it

Jim and Kathy
May 24, 2014
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Mary C: I would only buy from YSL. I purchased elsewhere and had to throw it away. May 24, 2014
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A shopper asked: How long has this fragrance been around? Apr 2, 2013
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Laurel S: I have been using this fragrance since the mid-70s. However, sadly it does not smell the same. The fragrance was reengineered after Yves St. Laurent died and a new company head was brought in - don't remember which one of the top of my head. Even with the change, it is still a great perfume with excellent lasting power. People always comment on it. Apr 11, 2013
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Helen D: Rive Gauche was created for YSL in 1970 by perfumer Michel Hy. Its name - 'Left Bank'- stands for the left side of the river Seine, an intellectual, hip and slightly more bohemian side of Paris, where YSL boutique is situated. Apr 11, 2013
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Carol B: I was wearing it in the 70's! Apr 11, 2013
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Nancy Y: This fragrance has been around for at least 30 years. It's wonderful. Apr 11, 2013
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Chris S asked: You shoud have noticed that it does not smell the same. The orginial had a very long lasting after smell which I loved. It also smelled very strong when you first put it on.It had to clam down for about 30 mins. Everybody asked what I'm wearing. But no, the new formation is not the same. I saw one in Paris 2 weeks ago. I was not sure if the formula in Europe is different from U.S. Is the old fornula back? Jun 15, 2012
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David B: David purchased this spray for me, his wife. He first introduced me to this fragrance possibly over 30-yrs ago. As the writer has asked, I too would like to ask the very same question. When I thought about it, it has been a very long time now since anyone commented on my lovely perfume, and what was it. I also checked with my two daughters, who realized they did not notice their Mom's nice scent any more. And I was almost known by it at one time. This has to say something about the present formulation I would think. As well as the purchase made in Nov. the one I am currently using was bought in Harrods in London at Christmastime ... and my most recent purchase was made at Madrid airport. We chose to buy when we see this product as it is not so easy to find any more ... sadly! I always have loved it ... and owned it. Jun 21, 2012
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David B: I believe this shopper is correct. The Eau de Toilette spray I purchased directly from you on November 2011 does not appear to have any lingering odor. Nor does the spray purchased in Harrods in December of last year. Previous purchases (over the last 4 years) - mainly from Heathrow airport, also appear to rapidly lose their scent.

Have you changed the formula?
Jun 21, 2012
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mila j: I agree. The new one is not the same and that should be recognized by tYSL. I don't know whether Europian market gets something different. Jun 16, 2012
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Carol B: No, it is no the same as in the 70's but I still get compliments. Jun 15, 2012
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Christine M asked: I have loved this fragrance since I first "discovered" it in 1981. Can anyone give me an idea of the approximate "shelf-life" of the Eau De Toilette? I have a bottle that I bought in around 1993 - still have some left but it doesn't smell quite the same..... Is it time to purchase a new one? Jul 28, 2013
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Carlos E: My wife has been using the Rive Gauche Eau de Toilette Spray for more than 20 years now, unfortunately we do not have the kind of dat you need because the longest a flask has been left on the shelf was one year and it kept the fragance.
Now, remember that one thing is to still be able to sense the fragrance immediately after sparaying it and the other is how long it will last on the skin.
1993 is probably too old, in my opinion you should buy a new one.
Jul 29, 2013
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ruth c: I love the fragrance very much I suggest you buy another one and keep it on your refrigerator door ,it will remain fresh.I have all my fragrances in the fridge and my face creams. I gave been doing it for many years. Purchase a new one and try it .
Jul 28, 2013
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Suzanne R: No. it is not time to purchase a new one. Keep using the one that doesn't smell quite the same. Jul 29, 2013
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Susan K asked: Where can the Intense Rive Gauche be found? Have been looking a long time for it. Jan 22, 2014
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Margot K: I'm not sure there ever was an "Intense Rive Gauche" unless by this you mean the perfume rather than the eau de toilette? I believe there may have been a perfume back in the 80s but no longer. If you are in North America, Rive Gauche eau de toilette spray is available only online or by calling the 866 # and you have to have a US shipping address. Hope this helps. Jan 22, 2014
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Carlos E: I buy the Rive Gauche Eau de Toilette Spray online on the YSL site.
I do not know what you mean by Intense, I am not familiar with this product.
Jan 22, 2014
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A shopper asked: where is the product ? Sep 28, 2013
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Nancy Y: I believe Nordstrom and Sephora carry this fragrance; maybe even Saks 5th Avenue and Neiman Marcus too. (Or, of course, I guess you can always go online.) Sep 28, 2013
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Suzanne R: In your bathroom. Sep 28, 2013
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Maria-Gabriella D asked: please bring us back the Eau de Parfum of Rive Gauche!!!
My last bottle is almost empty….I miss Eau de Parfum so much…
I also loved the Eau de Toilette light
Why was this discontinued?
It is a fantastic fragrance!
Apr 13, 2014
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roberto h asked: Hi everybody, do you know where I can get RG? I live in Mexico.thaks Jan 30, 2014
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Judy S asked: Is Rive Gauche body lotion still being produced? Have used this fragrance since my husband brought it back from France about 30 years ago & would love to have the lotion. Jan 9, 2014
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A shopper asked: Why is this so hard to find? Why would it not be more readily available from the manufacturer since it is so popular and has so many loyal users! I have also used RG for about 40 years and get very disappointed with it's lack of availability. Dec 10, 2013
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Linda G asked: Are any other products in the Rive Gauche line available outside the USA? Nov 11, 2013
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A shopper asked: Where could I find the Eau de Parfum version? Dec 27, 2012
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A shopper asked: If your in the Philippines where is your store outlet? Nov 10, 2012
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Customer Reviews

Rive Gauche Eau De Toilette Spray

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Please, YSL, begin reproducing this product. You can no longer obtain it, and I have worn it for years. I plead with you to put this back on the market. Sincerely, B

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Useful NOT useful 114 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I've practically bathed myself with Rive Gauche everyday since as long as I can remember. It certainly is lighter and doesn't last as long as it used to, I guess that's due to it being Eau de Toilette and not the 'parfume'. Please bring back the RG perfume, I promise to still 'bathe' in it and wear it everyday!!!

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Useful NOT useful 77 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

My mother wore it and now I do I love it and always takes me back when I would smell it on my mother since she passed I wear it now and my children and grand children know this fragrance is me

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Useful NOT useful 54 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I first was exposed to this scent in 1973; my best friend's mother wore it. I made it my own and have been wearing it ever since. I, like many others, feel the complete line should be brought back! I really miss the lotion, parfum, and would love the powder. Please, YSL, listen to those who know and love the true essence of this fragrance. I have been associated with it all these years, as was my mother! I brought it home and she loved it. Since she and my friend's mother have passed, I carry the torch!

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Useful NOT useful 57 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

Rive Gauche is my all time favortie scent. It is the only scent that I put on that doesn't change due to my body chemistry. In the 70's someone gave my mother a bottle as a Christmas gift and she let me have it because I loved it so. I have loved it ever since. For a long time I was unable to find it, but now that I can again, I hope I never have to give it up again.

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Useful NOT useful 52 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

The best scent I've ever used in my entire life. I've sprayed my linens, my scarves, my stationery...please bring back the full line. At one time I had the perfume, the body crème, the toilette...everything. It's so hard to get in the States, and I never see the perfume or rich body crème. I have not had any for years and people still ask about the perfume I used to wear.

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Useful NOT useful 60 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

As a 12 year old child, while watching my aunt prepare for work in front of the mirror, she turned to me and handed me a third full container of Rive Gauche. "Here, keep this!" Those words were my cue to spritz that amazing scent on me. I could not believe it, I owned such an exquisite scent. I remember using my beautiful Rive Gauche fragrance sparingly so as to preserve it. That moment and the fragrance have remained in my memory for my entire life. I have continued to wear Rive Gauche and love as much as when I was 12. I lead YSL to understand how difficult it is to obtain this most beautiful fragrance. I particularly like to be able to purchase a fragrance spontaneously from any retailer, since I run out of Rive Gauche frequently. My question is WHY is a fragrance, which is clearly the most beautiful on your entire line and in any retail store, on such a hiatus? Please stop making the many Rive Gauche customers have to buy such a limited line of your absolute winner, Rive Gauche. Bring back an entire line of Rive Gauche! There is nothing but garbage out there! Rive Gauche must return! Thank you, Smelling of Rive Gauche

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Useful NOT useful 23 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

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