Received my decant of YSL Rive Gauche today. Newer version so no star anise present. Very nice all the same. I can see why it was so widely adopted as a shaving cream fragrance. Very clean, soapy, light. Very nice.
Intensely boozy with a cacao and vanilla undercurrent. Akin to the base of Olfactory Studio's 'Close Up', which I tried the other day, but without the cherry or flowers to lift it. Not sure I'd wear this one much, good job its a sample!