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    Default Vintage Fahrenheit?

    My dad, God bless him, bought a me a bottle of Fahrenheit back in the early 90's. Believe it or not, I've only worn it a few times as I didn't wear fragrance at all back then and really didn't care for the heavy petrol/musk fumes coming from it anyway. But I still kept it. With recent talk that it's been reformulated, I'm pretty sure it's vintage as it's also a splash EdT (does anybody make splash EdT/EdPs anymore?). There's been no bottle redesign to my knowledge which I hear is a sure sign for reformulation but can anybody pinpoint a year that it was changed?
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    I'm not sure what the exact year is, but it well after the early 90s (late 90s?). There are still a few splash bottles, but not many.

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    The bottle cap mostly and more so the packaging have been redesigned. Give me sometime, and I will find out when.


    VINTAGE




    CURRENT REFORMULATION with OLDER STYLE CAP



    NOTICE, THERE ARE ALSO NON VINTAGE BOTTLES WITH REDESIGNED CAPS



    scentemental

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    Thanks for the box pictures scentemental, I always wondered how I could tell vintage Fahrenheit from the outside box. Very helpful. I have been quietly looking for this one, every time I go to a local perfume shop.
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    I long for an original formulation Farenheit

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    I have a vintage 10ml splash bottle but it has gone bad after 7 years. I still have about 1ml left, its top note has completely gone rotten and that is frustrating. This small bottle is about 11-12 years old
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    Default Re: Vintage Fahrenheit?

    Scentemental, I believe there was another recent reformulation right before the redesigned cap, since my 2006 bottle is much better than the newer stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smeller View Post
    Scentemental, I believe there was another recent reformulation right before the redesigned cap, since my 2006 bottle is much better than the newer stuff.

    So the redesigned cap is the second reformulation. How interesting smeller. Your 2006 bottle is not the same as the original formulation though, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Thanks for the box pictures scentemental, I always wondered how I could tell vintage Fahrenheit from the outside box. Very helpful. I have been quietly looking for this one, every time I go to a local perfume shop.

    Any time Mike. Good luck with your search. Every know and then a bottle will turn up on eBay. My advice is to buy such bottles only when the seller has a picture of the actual vintage box and bottle showing. Many seller and e-retailers use photos of the vintage box and bottle and sell you a new bottle of reformulated juice.

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    Judging from the pics, I had the Vintage formulation -- I was lucky to get my hands on a 200ml bottle with the Apres Rasage in 100ml and 50ml of the shower gel too, all for the unbeatable price of $16.50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smeller View Post
    Scentemental, I believe there was another recent reformulation right before the redesigned cap, since my 2006 bottle is much better than the newer stuff.



    Okay, smeller, here's the newest bottle (with straight cap) and newest box as far as I can tell; I am assuming it's the one your 2006 bottle smells better than:



    I think this one pictured immediately above is the latest form of the bottle and box.



    There is, also a version that has the same box but has a bottle that has a ridged cap as can be seen in this photo:




    As far as I can tell, the bottle and box immediately below is the intermediate bottle (with reformulated juice) with a different style box that superseded the original vintage bottle and box:



    Does your bottle and box correspond to photo immediately above (of the intermediate bottle and box) or does it correspond to the third and latest version of the bottle with the ridged cap? If it corresponds to the latest bottle (with ridged cap) and box, then it's clear that the latest bottle (with straight cap) and bottle is a second reformulation.

    Just to have all the bottles and boxes on the same post, I am adding the photo of the vintage bottle and box of Fahrenheit with the original formulation:



    scentemental





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    I do not have the box but being that it's a splash EdT from the early 90's, I think I can safely assume it's vintage judging from the posts. I really don't wear it, but for scentemental reasons I would never, ever sell it.
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    Yes, scentemental, my 2006 bottle is the latest with ridged cap (third version).

    I can say the last one is a second reformulation because I purchased the 2009 bottle in january (fourth version). Fortunately, I sold it, so my guilt is partially relieved.

    Mine (2006) still has acceptable longevity and complexity, and that beautiful Fahrenheit feeling. The last one is very tamed and watered down to my nose.

    Another noticeable difference between mine and the latest (with straight cap) is the "Fahrenheit eau de toilette" silver letters in the upper part of the box. The "straight cap" version has the "eau the toilette" written in red, in the center of the box.

    The worst thing is there's only about 20 ml left of my bottle, so I stopped wearing it immediately after my sad "discovery".

    I almost got expelled from a mall store once, just because I asked if they still had the carcinogenic version of Fahrenheit...

    Quote Originally Posted by scentemental View Post




    Does your bottle and box correspond to photo immediately above (of the intermediate bottle and box) or does it correspond to the third and latest version of the bottle with the ridged cap? If it corresponds to the latest bottle (with ridged cap) and box, then it's clear that the latest bottle (with straight cap) and bottle is a second reformulation.

    scentemental


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    As far as I know, there have been 3 reformulations.
    One was during the mid 90's.
    I found about the second reformulation by late 2007, early 2008. I remember smelling Fahrenheit V. 2 (or 3 I am not sure) at the begining of 2007.
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    I am unfamiliar with both the original version and the most recent reformulation, but I am trying to track down a bottle in the original packaging. It is disappointing to hear about the latest reformulation.

    I have owned the third packaging of Fahrenheit for several years, and just today I bought the second version, the one scentemental believes is an intermediate packaging of the first reformulation.

    I too believe this is correct. I have compared these side by side this evening for several hours, and can find no appreciable difference. I was hoping that this packaging might hold the original version, but no, it appears to be the same as that in the third design, which is the first reformulation.

    I like this version very much, and am curious to know how it differs from the original. Can anyone describe these differences?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noggs View Post
    I am unfamiliar with both the original version and the most recent reformulation, but I am trying to track down a bottle in the original packaging. It is disappointing to hear about the latest reformulation.

    I have owned the third packaging of Fahrenheit for several years, and just today I bought the second version, the one scentemental believes is an intermediate packaging of the first reformulation.

    I too believe this is correct. I have compared these side by side this evening for several hours, and can find no appreciable difference. I was hoping that this packaging might hold the original version, but no, it appears to be the same as that in the third design, which is the first reformulation.

    I like this version very much, and am curious to know how it differs from the original. Can anyone describe these differences?

    noggs
    I'll try to get a sample at Sephora next time I'm there and see how it stands up to the vintage.
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    Interesting thread. I have a new bottle of Fahrenheit purchased in '09 and I swear I cannot detect a single change from the scent I had in the early 90's - if anything, I think it's better.
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    @Markymark: do you mind posting a pic of your bottle and the box? I totally have to get the original fahrenheit, or the second reformulation would be great too. The new bottle is so linear. Latest reformulation = the drydown of fahrenheit after around 8 hours. Really not worth the money. And where did you buy it?

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    As Irish says, there was a reformulation earlier, sometime before 2000. I got through a few bottles of the original formulation back in the day and was shocked when a friend gave me a bottle which just wasn't the same.
    Of all the reformulations I know this is one of the worst. Its like someone removed Tom Jones's voice and replaced it with an x-factor wannabe.

    Having said that, I had a severe allergic reaction while wearing it. To this day, I don't know for sure if it was caused by the farenheit (there was another possible factor - but I do think the frag was the most likely cause). If it was - I'm glad that ingredient has been restricted.
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    hello... im desperate to get the original one...
    i didnt get it yet, but smelled few times in my life, it is like in the movie "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" with Jean-Baptiste Grenouille's parfum
    i got few bottles since 2000 i think, and i didnt find that real one...

    here are the pictures of what i have and it IS REFORMULATED...

    30 ml bottom:


    50 ml bottom:


    100 ml bottom (tester):


    look, here under the label there is something like °10
    maybe it also does mean something...

    10 ml bottle (0,34 fl.oz) has ref. 166157991

    i made many other photos and i put them here (2,5 MB .zip file)

    maybe this will help, but i think the best is to trust only to our noses, go to stores and check, week by week... maybe there will be some unofficial batch as i was suprised in 2005, because last time in 2005 i smelled in sephora the real Fahrenheit... i was stupid thinking that only tester could smell so right (to make customers fooled), and i wanted to buy for double price this used to 1/3 tester, but lady didnt want to sell it to me.. i was fool not to buy EDT, and next week tester was new and shitty (i mean the actual, reformuled ...)

    anyone has the original Fahrenheit? i will pay double!;(
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    Fahrenheit has been reformulated 3 times now. The second one, is just a less potent version of the first, with slight changes; while the third which was said to have been reformulated around 2006 is a much different juice. I have the 2nd and very little left, which I use very sparingly. The original vintage formula is amazing. the 2nd one has more of a slight melon note in the opening and mostly smells like motor oil. The first smells more of honeysuckle.

    Either way, my favorite fragrance ever, I have yet to try the newest formulation of it, and I'm sort of afraid to because I don't want my image of this fragrance to change. I too would may double for a big 6.7 oz vintage! (that's 200+ bucks)

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    Today i made telephone call to Christian Dior, France
    and lady felt sorry with me, she was very sweet i must say...
    she understood my pain and said, that yes there have been reformulation in 2008, she didnt know about earlier ones, but after my telling stories she asked for my full name and e-mail and told that will put a feedback of what me and other people like us feel about it... gosh, the world's rinnin down, ecologists break into law and make everything upside down (f..kin IFRA !) i wonder when will they break into our pants and pass new bills out there! and very nerve-racking is the fact that 98% of people say that "this fragnance hasnt changed since the beginning" i wanna say to this kind of people "f..k you b.., you're blind!" even the woman might look the siexiest

    when i will get the real one, i will go to all parfum shops that they thought im madman (thinking that Fahrenhit changed) and say: "you see? see? so it didnt changed??!?!? so who's dull and blind?" omg.. people pay the money it is not worth, really... and they think they have a good stuff

    today i thought about writing a petition to Dior, from all of us, to make unofficial, first formula release (about 200 x 100ml) and i will get 10 of it, and we could ask for that every 10 years... not a bad idea, huh? then we will clean this forum about such a theme to make it underground and safe..
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    i have a big bottle i bought in the early 90s, possibly late 80s. its here. im here...i never liked it too much... its here...

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    definatly bought it in 1988. i was 18, i remember wearing it to high school wondering if it was as strong as it seemed. it was. i was concerned it might be too strong and get me made fun of. anyway, i bought it the year it came out. private message me.

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    Having never smelled the original formulation, I will say that the current Fahrenheit is fabulous, and one of my desert island scents. I own two bottles: The latest version with the redesigned cap, and the version just prior, with the older-style cap and oakmoss among the listed ingredients (no oakmoss in the latest stuff). The older bottle seems slightly richer and warmer, but only by a thin, wispy hair. In a blind sniff I'm sure I'd confuse the two. I both do and don't want to smell the vintage formula, afraid I'll fall in love. Really, though, the current Fahrenheit is still better than almost everything else in the men's department. I want to be pickled in a vat of it when I die, but I'll settle for a gift set this Christmas.

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    I wore it way back when it first came out. I tried a spritz at Sephora a few weeks ago and was perplexed by what the new formulation smelled like. A scent can take you back in time in an instant. Not the newer Fahrenheit. This stuff was disconnected from that experience. The original formulation smelled kind of like SMN Nostalgia but with a powerful violet opening that sliced through the air, as I recall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by subhuman85 View Post
    Having never smelled the original formulation, I will say that the current Fahrenheit is fabulous, and one of my desert island scents. I own two bottles: The latest version with the redesigned cap, and the version just prior, with the older-style cap and oakmoss among the listed ingredients (no oakmoss in the latest stuff). The older bottle seems slightly richer and warmer, but only by a thin, wispy hair. In a blind sniff I'm sure I'd confuse the two. I both do and don't want to smell the vintage formula, afraid I'll fall in love. Really, though, the current Fahrenheit is still better than almost everything else in the men's department. I want to be pickled in a vat of it when I die, but I'll settle for a gift set this Christmas.
    So the version just prior with oakmoss that you are talking about.. Is that bottle and box design just prior to the last one. Which would be with the Eau De Toilette written just below Fahrenheit on the box?

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    Adonis wow i got to check this SMN Nostalgia! i smelled some similar scents to fahrenheit whih i liked too but dont know the names...
    I feel nostalgic when thinking of the real fahrenheit's smell... like if someone abducted my woman..
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    I think the old bottle that I have was purchased in 1991, but it's a spray, not a splash. The old EdT of Givenchy Gentleman was a splash and as far as I can tell, it still looks the same. So maybe it still is.

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    Hi! I found a new bottle of Fahrenheit in my dad's collection, and I'm not sure if it's legit or not, maybe you guys can help:
    It looks like the vintage bottle ( with Eau de toilette, Cristian Dior Paris written on it), smells like the real deal, BUT: it doesn't seem to be the longevity and sillage monster I've heard it was ( it does last for hours, but it mellows down quite quickly) + ( big plus) there's no serial code on the bottom. Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance!



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