Rive Gauche was created in 1970 by perfumer Michel Hy.
The well-known and much-loved composition of floral aldehydes was enriched in the 2000s with clear woody and aromatic accords. The aldehyde note is now surrounded by pelargonium and rose absolute, which somewhat softens the sharp metal note of the original composition, ending with a comfortable combination of oak moss, vetiver, musk and balsamic notes.
And yet those changes leave the fragrance very recognisable. It is a great addition to any perfume lover’s collection due to its true versatility and impeccable.