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on 9/20/2015 5:09:00 PM
More reviews by Aimbl
Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
Opening and middle evolution of this scent is evokative of many unisex niche offerings today, but particularly Reminds me of FM Eau de Hiver ( they share Hawthorne, bergamot and musk). I like Fahrenheit better because it is interesting on the skin in all stages and is not as powdery on me. Hours later, the remnants of this have become a skin scent that skews more traditionally masculine with Lavander, cedar, vetiver and musk. Fahrenheit is traditional enough not to be of interest to my husband ( he currently wears FM Vetiver Extraordinairre). But, I love vintage fragrances and wear scents regardless of gender, so this is not an issue for me. As per fragrantica, this is a 1988 floral, wood, musk with the following accords: lavender, mandarin, hawthorn, nutmeg, cedar, citrus, chamomile; honeysuckle, carnation, sandalwood, violet leaf, jasmine, lily; leather, tonka bean, amber, patchouli, musk and vetiver. Immediate dry down is spicy, smokey and wood focused and soft (I dab sparingly). I particularly like that it doesn't turn into an modern honeyed Amber wood oriental gourmand powdery with ambroxan and benzoin.The progression seems to be a floral sweetness honeysuckle (possibly where the impression of petrol in some reviews comes in); then Hawthorne, tempered by the green freshness of Violet leaves, citrus and cedar, finally Lavander, musk, spice and woods. I don't find this overly phenolic or rubbery. IMO, it's much more subtle and blended than SL tuberose criminelle or the niche Lys Epona which have a leather/petrol opening thrown into high contrast with tuberose or Lily respectively. this also has far less petrol and rubberiness than Bulgari Black. note: my older manufacturers sample is strong. A single dab will be more than enough. I think spraying this would be too much.
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on 11/15/2013 10:29:00 AM
More reviews by Moonchitaa
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
Pure sex in a bottle. Yes, its a late 80s/early 90s cologne but SO WHAT? So is Shalimar (80s), Opium (70s) and goodness knows how old Chanel no 5 is but people still rave about them so who cares when it was formulated? Top notes: Hawthorn, HoneysuckleMiddle notes: SandalwoodBase notes: Lenstiscus, StyraxI find this cologne very unique. There is nothing I can compare it to. To me, its pure animalistic, fragrant, masculine, pheromonic sweat. I dont know why but this cologne does something very primal to me. When a man wears this, I am completely under his spell. LOVE it :)
7 of 8 people found this helpful.
on 3/4/2012 12:18:00 PM
More reviews by tessture
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Fine
Goes on plastic smoke, very like Birch tar, and dries to lye soap. A suggestion of fake leather notes over the slightly fatty, dry-clean of homemade lye soap. Weird and sort of awful.
on 9/20/2011 4:33:00 AM
More reviews by Hamstershell
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Relaxed, Fine
I brought this for a guy I had a major crush on as a Christmas present way back in my teenie years. It is the most amazing masculine sexy scent and my number 1 fav on men. It is kinda of strong, and unfortunately my husband is not a fan of it, he is more into Hugo Boss scents, which I like too. But I have to admit, today when I get a whiff of this from any guy, I find myself doing a double take of that guy..... It will always be special for me.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 9/20/2011 4:08:00 AM
More reviews by condesadepitimini
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Other, Fine
Well...this frag is ageing so well (as first issued some 23 years ago, year 1988), I mean it's now a classic, like Eau Sauvage is (another timeless, winner men's cologne from Dior that is at least 40 years old). Of course the 2 frags have nothing in common a part the fact that they are tremendously well constructed and appealing, in their own peculiar way. Fahrenheit is a chypre/mossy/floral musk built on some unique accord of voilets, leather and patchouli. Indeed it's unique and I never ever smelled such a refined and enticing mixture (well, dupes do not count!) in other frags.Starts fresh and continues being round and spicy, warm and steady.. plenty of sillage and lasts until the day after. As everybody says, that is sex in a bottle. A bit overtly sported, the man wearing that is a self confident verging to "smartass" type of guy. He is hot! That is not for the shy ones!I have to confess that I was a very young lady and Fahrenheit was all the rage being just out; I recall walking in the street and I smelled it on a refined young man; the frag was soooooo good that I followed the guy all the way, completely forgetting where I was headed to, I was just so oblivious inhaling his fragrance!! I was like mesmerized. Talk about the The Magic Flute in perfumery! :o)No need to say that I have been buying this frag to all the guys I dated at the time. A real masterpiece in fragrance!_____________Notes: top note Mandarin, Bergamot middle note Violet leaves, Nutmeg, Carnation base note Vetiver, Patchouli, Leather
5 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 7/27/2008 8:53:00 PM
More reviews by dioraddict84
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse
Fahrenheit is a classic fragrance from Christian Dior. It is still one of their best sellling men's fragrances. It is quite strong and masculine. For a while I just resisted wearing it. It smells great on a lot of guys, but I always thought it wouldn't suit me. I tried it on and was surprised at how good it smelled on me. I like some musky scents but normally my fragrance is quite light and citrusy. This was a surprise for me! It's a classic scent, definitely smells like it came from the 80s.
on 3/9/2008 10:42:00 PM
More reviews by katebosworthfan
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Hate to be the one to give a negative review in the midst of all these raves but this product does absolutely nothing for me when my bf wears it. I can't smell it on him!! There is nothing wrong with my nose either...very strange. Wish he'd switch back to Joop...
on 10/15/2007 8:34:00 PM
More reviews by Gracious_Lady
Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm
Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium
Christian Dior's Fahrenheit is perfection in a bottle!!! I totally think it lives up to it's name... It is intensely sexy and a complete masterpiece, imo, and so far, no other men's fragrance has compared to it. It has a warmth and intensity that drives me to distraction, and if sex appeal could be bottled and sold, I believe it would smell like Fahrenheit. It's a mainstay in my husband's collection, and to be honest, I have seriously thought about wearing it myself. Can you tell the intense love I feel for this scent?! LOL There has only been one other men's fragrance that get's this type of reaction from me, so me liking a men's fragrance this much happens every 20 years or so...
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 6/16/2007 10:46:00 AM
More reviews by LittleBlackDog
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I discovered this scent on a middle aged repair man at my work. Hahaha. I ended up asking him after many trips past him, what it was. I then bought it for the BF. It's so true it IS sex in a bottle. Yummy. Smooth. Mmm.
on 6/20/2006 8:37:00 PM
More reviews by bennybenny
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Oh wow! I went looking for this fragrance in women's on MUA! No wonder I couldn't find it! My boyfriend sent a sample of this to me with a bottle of Comme des Garcons Flower Power- I didn't realize it was for men!!! I was just on the phone telling him how much I love it. And I do! I think I might keep wearing it, even though I'm a girl and the era of eau de unisex is ten years gone. Fahrenheit smells clean and dirty (sexy dirty) at the same time. Like ivory soap and something woodsy. I don't know how to describe it, but it's very subtle and settles nicely on the skin. I can see why it might drive so many girls crazy! Maybe I'll only wear it to bed!
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