Rive Gauche by Yves Saint Laurent Perfume. Designed for independent spirits and fine tastes, Rive Gauche for women is a vintage scent with a modern twist and an undeniable French quality. Introduced in 1970 by Yves Saint Laurent and renowned for its floral character, the fragrance was revisited in 2000 and deepened with woody and aromatic tones. It is a chic blend of fresh lemon and bergamot, sweet peach, nectarous notes of honeysuckle and delicate aldehydes hints. The scent evokes femininity,happiness, freedom and grace all from a simple spritz on the wrist.