After reading a number of negative reviews about this fragrance while trying to decide between this and the original, I still went ahead and got this masterpiece and believe me I'm not disappointed. I have an acquired taste for unique fragrances that are not generic and Fahrenheit 32 fits quite perfectly in my inventory... its fresh in a floral refined way but also evolves into this flamboyantly swanky vanilla vetiver union. Its definitely not for everyone but its rich ingredients might lure a couple of people though I think this is a must have for every collector with an acquired taste. I love this fragrance and really enjoying it.
A rich and complex fragrance; quite pleasant, and it really develops on the skin. It starts with a good balance between fresh and sweet. But it becomes a little too sticky-sweet later in the day, which is my only complaint. I'm not using it anymore, but that's mostly because I felt like it didn't quite suit me. But I can definitely see the appeal.
Fahrenheit 32 starts out as a shot of good old goofy fun: vanilla mint with coconut cream. Ten minutes later it’s deflated into a plain artificial vanilla that's too thin to disguise what seems to have become the standard-issue mass market masculine base note of loud, cloying powdery synthetic woods and amber.
Whoever makes this compound must be buried in cash right now, because it’s a major challenge to find a new release that doesn’t use it by the gallon. I’d love to know what it is, on the superstitious principle that being able to name an evil will empower me against it. Meanwhile, this nameless horror turns Fahrenheit 32 into an utter nightmare on me.
Metallic aldehydes opening with a vague echo of ambers and tropical fruits on vanilla, overal sweet and pleasant but also kind of cloying due to its pronounced synthetic feel. After a while you get a mentholated note, still on a soft vanilla base, and still with a disturbing "artificial" flavour. I get a tiny hint of rubbery vetiver on the very base, but it is quite subtle and a bit unpleasant - kind of a dry and "burnt-rubber" note similar to palisander synthetic oil. Although I do not agree with his rating, mr. Turin suggested on his guide a really nice and evocative description about this (something about a pale sky filmed with gradient filters that make it appear darker than it is).
Fantastic Vanilla and Vetiver Combination
This seems to be a fragrance that polarises opinion and anyone expecting something similar to the original Fahrenheit will be surprised or let-down but I think it stands on its own as a great fragrance.
I find this to be an exceptional vanilla and vetiver fragrance. It has a beautiful icy-cool note that seems to whistle through the fragrance and makes it great in both warm and cool weather. Fahrenheit 32 has great projection, sillage and longevity which are always admirable qualities I think.
It looks as though Fahrenheit 32 has been discontinued by Dior as it has disappeared from their counters here in the UK (though can still be found via online retailers at the time of writing).
Pros: Long-lasting and versatile.
Cons: Seems to have been discontinued."