Originally Posted by Jonty Coppersmith
Fahrenheit is no longer as good as it once was. On the other hand, Absolute is a great scent with good longevity. In the top notes there are whiffs of the original Fahrenheit DNA, but Absolute seems to me to be much more in the vein of something like Amouge Epic Man.
I've tried Fahrenheit many times the past year. Every time I try it, the gasoline smell is too strong for me. It reminds me of how my hand smells after pumping gas.
I remember wearing Fahrenheit in the very early 1990's. I only had a small 50ml bottle and I didn't wear it often, so I don't remember it as my favorite, but it was nice. It is nothing like Fahrenheit today. In 1990 Fahrenheit had a sweet floral smell to it. There wasn't gasoline in 1990 Fahrenheit.
I've heard a theory that the note that gives the sweet floral smell in Fahrenheit is one that can't be smelled by people over the age of 25 or 30. It's like the theory that some people can't smell Terre D'Hermes because a basenote is not one that all people can smell.