As others have suggested, it's perhaps unfortunate that this has Fahrenheit in its name because that naturally draws comparison.
I agree that it's best to think of this as its own scent.
And, I've come to like it a lot.
It took multiple wearings, but this is great stuff: that orange/vanilla type accord really works for me.
A dark, harsh, chemical-smelling Fahrenheit flanker.
I think Buysblind's review captures the feel of this one well. I don't get much of the original in 32, but I suppose it's a juxtaposition rather than a comparison.
32 is wearable, long-lasting and versatile. I wore it to an outdoor wedding over the Labor Day weekend and was pleased with my choice. Might have been a tad cloying had I been inside the whole time, though I've also worn this to the office (one spray to the chest).
Overall, I'd categorize it as a more youthful spring/fall fragrance. It's fun. Imagine a "sun dog" on a cool spring day. You know, those rainbow-colored ice crystals on either side of the sun. Cool, yet bright. A happy, mostly unchallenging scent.
Mont Blanc's Legend Spirit captures these same aspects, as well, though perhaps less refined. I haven't sampled both side-by-side, but for anyone smitten by 32, Spirit might be worth a look.
So this is my first review here on BN....Anyway, I have just really recently been starting a modest collection and don't have a keen enough nose yet to pick out individual notes in most scents; I usually am more concerned with the fragrance as a whole. But in F32, I can definitly detect the Orange Blossom and Vanilla at the top and the Vetiver in the base.
When I first tested this out at the local Sephora I was taken aback at its uniqueness but couldn't stop sniffing my arm, It grew on me pretty quickly and I picked up a FB. Contrary to what one would think, F32 works best in the winter (at least for me). Longevity wise, I get a solid 8 hours.
Yes, its not the most masculine fragrance out there and I am still reluctant to wear it to work, but I have enjoyed it immensely.
Thumbs up for me!
Don't over-think Fahrenheit 32 and you may enjoy it. Don't compare it to the original. On a cool spring day apply 3 misty sprays in your general direction and allow it to take its course. You should be presented with a cool, minty sweet vanilla, light and airy, and paired with a clean, white orange blossom. The vetiver emerges later on as the solid, grounded backbone to what otherwise exists in a higher register; sky and clouds as opposed to wood and earth. And in abstract way, 32 is reflective of the original, however it's more about structure and texture rather than the smell itself. A unique and excellent fragrance when worn appropriately, though it may take some trial and error to get it all figured out.