It had been a while since I had smelled any Fahrenheits and I wanted to start with this. Citrus (though I don't get either orange or grapefruit out of this specifically) and mint are a fresh combo and definitely on the safe side as far as a spring/summer day scent. That combo almost gives it a melon vibe (perhaps watermelon or honeydew), which for me lasts beyond the opening into the dry down. The opening is more acerbic, the dry down softer, as expected. Not likely to offend or impress, modest in terms of projection and longevity (it's a borderline skin scent after a few hours, though I'm testing it in the winter), but also modest on pricing.
6 out of 10
The top is showing citrus, herbs and mint. It's not as calony as other aquatics which is a relief. It's all coming together like a wet cucumber smell. The leather adds some character to it. It's a good fresh scent but nothing exciting.
A lighter, more wearable Fahrenheit...
Aqua Fahrenheit is a new take on the original Fahrenheit, with a concept of "fire meets water", hence the "Aqua" prefix.
To me, I think this is a lighter, summer version of the original, a kind of "Eau de Fahrenheit" almost. It has a huge citrus note, provided by grapefruit, and this stays throughout the life of the fragrance, only drying down to original Fahrenheit at the end. You still get the violet leaf/leather (ie the "petrol" note) combination in the background, but the top and middle of the fragrance is dominated by the Grapefruit and Mandarin. I also get the mint and herbs, which combine with the citrus to give it a fresh feeling.
If I had to give it a name, I would call it Fahrenheit "fresh", because if you found the original stuffy and "too much", then give this one a try. It's a great clean, citrus take on the original "dark" and "heavy" Fahrenheit, and it can be worn all year round in my opinion. New, original take on a classic from Dior. Really good stuff.
I love the grapefruit note in this fragrance it gives it that uplifting feeling then that middle note of Violet leaf coaxes the fragrance down. And for the drydown Fahrenheit has that leather note.
Yes, Fahrenheit Aqua has the Fahrenheit heritage presented in a light, pleasant form. The greens are prominent in the structure, and the green notes themselves are varied and quite delightful – the basil gives just the right amount of sharpness and the mint is not overdone. Even the light leather in the drydown contributes to the general airiness of the fragrance.
Nice smell, quiet and competent performance, average sillage, linear, doesn’t smell synthetic, could-be-better longevity. For those who might want a lighter Fahrenheit for those hot days, this is likely a very agreeable choice. As for me, I’m not a fan of the original and I find this one a little too unexciting… but it’s a good fragrance.