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Rive Gauche Pour Homme Light Yves Saint Laurent for men

Rive Gauche Pour Homme Light Yves Saint Laurent for men
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Rive Gauche Pour Homme Light by Yves Saint Laurent is a Woody Aromatic fragrance for men. Rive Gauche Pour Homme Light was launched in 2004. Top notes are bergamot, star anise and mint; middle notes are lavender, geranium and patchouli; base notes are vetiver and guaiac wood.

Perfume rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 29 votes.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Bergamot Star Anise Mint

Middle Notes
Lavender Geranium Patchouli

Base Notes
Vetiver Guaiac Wood

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Rive Gauche Pour Homme Light Fragrance Reviews


i just got my rg light today ! a small dream came true (see my signature scent)

however...if there are great admirers of RG and only have the original in the metallic can...consider yourself lucky...
(1) because you have the original formulation of the true juice
(2) except for the (somewhat harsh) opening the light version isn't that different from the original...

it is definitely a bit less in longevity...


Conclusion : I adore ...RG intense, RG original, and RG Light...RG Rules ! (sounds a bit childish ? I don't care ...peace ...;o)

Guest_Colin Maillard
Guest_Colin Maillard

What a perfect flanker this is. It is indeed a lighter version of classic Rive Gauche but in a smart, fulfilling, unpredictable and very compelling way. It's not simply a "washed-down" version of it, not a "sport" flanker, it hasn't "just more citrus" as it often happens with "light" flankers; instead, as other reviewers already noted, it is 95% Rive Gauche (this implying it bears the same DNA of an amazing contemporary barbershop masterpiece) with a subtle, yet amazingly recognizable and brilliant tweaking of a couple of key knobs - notably, anise and geranium for me. In fact, it smells at once a bit more "azure", crisp and slightly more sugary thanks to a little more anise, and at the same time, kind of subtly fresher in a floral, "watery" way, thanks (I guess) to some more geranium. Just think of the immensely beautiful "new wave of barbershop fougères" embodied by Rive Gauche pour Homme, with the abovementioned variations.

The difference with Rive Gauche is quite subtle, but so cleverly made that it makes it absolutely not redundant to own both. Actually they smell much "complementary" for me - the Light flanker is slightly, elegantly fresher, more suitable for the day, also slightly less bold and thus something you can spray more liberally. While classic Rive Gauche is a bit more mature, more darker, somehow more formal too, and probably more powerful (although this Light version is definitely strong and long-lasting as well, don't worry about that). Again, not a massive difference, but not even that negligible. This is how flankers should smell for me - subtle, yet interesting and clever variations. Fantastic per se (it's Rive Gauche, after all) and a great addition if you already own Rive Gauche.



I agree with krmarich & endymion that this version of Rive Gauche strays very little from the original. That's not really a bad thing in my mind as Rive Gauche is not only my signature scent, but one of my most versatile, enjoyable, masculine & highly complimented fragrances. Of course when I saw this on sale I just had to grab a bottle.

Don't be fooled by the reference to 'light' in the name; as this is nearly as powerful as the original. There's only just a hint of mint in the opening and a slightly more muted anise note to tell the difference.

If you can still find this and you love the original version, do yourself a favour and grab a bottle.


This was my first flanker from YSL. I enjoyed the trend of offering alternatives rather than changing the originals altogether. This is not the case industry wide, nowdays. The cannister is SO great! The notes are slightly altered with a little mint at the top. Other than that, it is indentical to the original. Big, dark and long lasting.

The cloves are a bit too much for warmer weather and the patcholi is heavy. I still have most of it as RG goes a long way and I just a tiny spray is enough. This is nice because it was a limited edition! YSL was still rocking the industry while everyone else was changing for the worse.


A lovely woody/floral fragrance. It lasts quite a while too. You get nice wafts from this. It's a really gorgeous smell. Another finely crafted scent from YSL and, I think it's up there with the best.


I had the luck to buy this very cheap. The bottle look very cool! However, the scent is not much different to the original. I actually cannot really make difference...
Definately not light and not appropriate for summer, but still amazing as the original! ;)


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