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    Default Fahrenheit Absolute - I own a bottle

    I am so excited. I managed to get myself a bottle of Dior's Fahrenheit Absolute today, well ahead of it's launch date.

    I have been waiting for this with anticipation after being told by various Dior SAs that it isn't launched until October. I couldn't believe my luck today and I am not disapointed. It's fabulous!

    The SA only sprayed a small mist onto my hand over 2 hours ago and even though there wasn't a lot on my hand, it still smells fantastic. The SA buckled under my pleading gaze and sold me a 100ml bottle which is only £10 more expensive than the 50ml.

    Straight away I could smell the oudh faintly mixed in with incense and myrrh, such a perfect combination. On my skin, I noticed that the violet leaf was a lot more subdued and in the background compared to the original. The drydown has definately got the myrrh more emphasized with it's signature dry woody smell.

    I'm sure that Fahrenheit/woody/oudh lovers will not be disapointed by this one. Well done Dior.
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    Ugh, I've been waiting for this since forever. I envy you.
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    Thanks for the review. I've been waiting with anticipation.

    How's the longevity and sillage compared to the original ?

    Any frags out that that smell similar to Absolute?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimothyX View Post
    Ugh, I've been waiting for this since forever. I envy you.
    sell us decants! hehe
    Hahaha

    Quote Originally Posted by JoNnY 4 View Post
    Thanks for the review. I've been waiting with anticipation.

    How's the longevity and sillage compared to the original ?

    Any frags out that that smell similar to Absolute?
    I haven't actually given it a full spray yet on my neck, but going from the small mist on my hand, it looks as if longevity and sillage are not going to be a problem at all. As for anything similar, I think that Dior have actually produced something original for us guys that is totally different from any other men's scents on the market. About time too, I am sick of sniffing recent releases that are just another copy of something else.
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    My hopes are even higher now, thanks for sharing.

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    I can't wait to get my hands on a bottle !

    Thanks once more Prince Barry
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    You're both very welcome.
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    Me wants...!

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    I didnt realise it wasnt out yet which may explain why Ive not found it yet . I cant wait to try it and hope its somewhere near the original formulation Farenheit

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    I have to agree with Prince Barry on this one, Dior have created another top notch fragrance with the new Absolute!

    I have to say that the insence/Myhrre combination is fantastic, smooth and sophisticated, having been on my hand for 90 minutes so far, and I cant wait to see what direction it goes in.

    With regards to similar fragrances, the only thing I can think of similar is the new Paul Smith Men fragrance, that has similar Insence accords, although it is much sweeter before the patchouli and musk comes through. I would say that Absolute is more sophisticated andd better crafted so far but both are in my top three designer fragrances for 2009 so far.

    For Pour_Monsiuer

    Please do not be expecting an original formulation of fahranheit. As much as I would love this too, the new fragrance does not go in that direction. Treat it as a new creation and you will have a greater appreciation of Dior's new creation.

    Just to let you know that I tried in in Boots, where they had it for sale at £39 for a 50ml and £54 for the 100ml. That was the Glasgow St Enoch Centre store for any Scottish Basenoters in the vicinity!
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    Thanks Lee , cant wait to give it a try

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    *wipes drool from chin*


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    This does indeed sound exciting! Does anyone know when it will be available in the USA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pour_Monsieur View Post
    I didnt realise it wasnt out yet which may explain why Ive not found it yet . I cant wait to try it and hope its somewhere near the original formulation Farenheit
    Boots have it in their fragrance section but not on the Dior counter. I tried it today and it's simply amazing, warm, spicy (and slightly skanky) oud, mixed with gorgeous chocolate and violet notes. In definitely going to get a bottle.
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    My word,
    This sounds too good to be true!
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    Holy s**t!!

    It just keps getting better and better!! the chocolate... the woods... why does this have to come out before I go on holiday???? I will now have to wait a few months before purchasing!

    However, I will be making my yearly pilgrimage to the Guerlain boutique in Walt Disney World, and I am allowing mysef the consolation of purchasing an exclusive fragrance there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by libertine View Post
    Boots have it in their fragrance section but not on the Dior counter. I tried it today and it's simply amazing, warm, spicy (and slightly skanky) oud, mixed with gorgeous chocolate and violet notes. In definitely going to get a bottle.
    Not sure if I would describe the Oudh as skanky, it's quite mellow. No chocolate note in it for me.
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    I cant wait , I feel the same when Polo Modern Reserve was announced, I am sure it will not disappoint me. I want iiiiit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Basteri View Post
    I cant wait , I feel the same when Polo Modern Reserve was announced, I am sure it will not disappoint me. I want iiiiit.

    I am really looking forward to trying it. I just hope I will not be as extremely disappointed as I was with Polo Modern Reserve.
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    Just ordered it!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
    Just ordered it!!!
    good to hear! Would you mind sharing where from? Thanks

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    I was in a UK based retail store today (John Lewis) and I politely asked an SA from the Dior counter when Fahrenheit Absolute would come out and another SA overheard me, this SA than gave a 5 star review of it saying it was an amazing scent....and well worth the wait. They checked their books and told me that the release date would be 17th September, which I assume is for the UK only.
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    So is there really no recognisable Fahrenheit "anything" in it at all ??? ... It just smells like a completely different frag altogether ??? .... I'm not sure if I am liking this fact or not !? ... I must say, I was expecting at very least a Fahrenheit skeleton to the the Absolute !

    I mean, if this is really the case ... I am now wondering why Dior didn't just call it something else altogether ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sybarite View Post
    I mean, if this is really the case ... I am now wondering why Dior didn't just call it something else altogether ???
    Because its easier to sell something with the Fahrenheit name on it, the label has a foundation. Especially if its such a novel genre of scent for the mass market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aerandir4 View Post
    I was in a UK based retail store today (John Lewis) and I politely asked an SA from the Dior counter when Fahrenheit Absolute would come out and another SA overheard me, this SA than gave a 5 star review of it saying it was an amazing scent....and well worth the wait. They checked their books and told me that the release date would be 17th September, which I assume is for the UK only.
    Have you tried the big Boots in the Arndale Centre? Boots have the launch for this scent and I'm sure that they will have it in, although it's not supposed to be sold until next Wednesday, they might sell you some.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sybarite View Post
    So is there really no recognisable Fahrenheit "anything" in it at all ??? ... It just smells like a completely different frag altogether ??? .... I'm not sure if I am liking this fact or not !? ... I must say, I was expecting at very least a Fahrenheit skeleton to the the Absolute !

    I mean, if this is really the case ... I am now wondering why Dior didn't just call it something else altogether ???
    Like I said in my original post, it does have the violet leaf in it which was the main note in the original that stood out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewfoo View Post
    good to hear! Would you mind sharing where from? Thanks
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    When is the US release date? I thought it was August??

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    To those of you who have been lucky enough to smell it: where were you?

    I don't expect to be able to buy a bottle, but I'd like to sniff it if possible. Should I just track down as many Dior booth SAs as possible, or is there a certain store that might be more likely to have a pre-release bottle on hand?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    To those of you who have been lucky enough to smell it: where were you?

    I don't expect to be able to buy a bottle, but I'd like to sniff it if possible. Should I just track down as many Dior booth SAs as possible, or is there a certain store that might be more likely to have a pre-release bottle on hand?
    So far it looks as if it's only in the UK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    To those of you who have been lucky enough to smell it: where were you?

    I don't expect to be able to buy a bottle, but I'd like to sniff it if possible. Should I just track down as many Dior booth SAs as possible, or is there a certain store that might be more likely to have a pre-release bottle on hand?
    I tested it in Boots, as did a few others. I did not see it in any of the department stores near me.
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