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    Default Fahrenheit by Christian Dior

    Rediscovering a long lost friend.

    I haven't posted in this forum for a while. It's been a combination of things really, too busy and also not having anything noteworthy to contribute. I haven't bought anything new since last November so I'm enjoying what's in my large-ish collection.

    Due to summer I've worn my warm weather frags, and the whole fragrance thing has become a bit mechanical. Just find something fresh / clean etc. spray X times, go to work. This morning the process changed; I decided to wear Fahrenheit. My bottle hasn't been used for a very long time and for some reason it called to me.

    The warm opening is amazing. Hints of florals transition to a deep green-violet accord. The base transitions to a sweet sandalwood, amber, & leather accord; perfectly blended. This complexity inspired me to write this post.

    Fahrenheit in my opinion is a better fragrance than most designer / niche offerrings in the market today. Unlike modern designers there is nothing "muted" about it, and it makes no apologies for that. In contrast to some modern "niche" releases (Tom Ford Private Blends I'm looking at you) it carries proper development, each transition is easily detected, more importantly each phase is beautiful to sniff

    Whilst not trendy it isn't dated, and it has character in spades. Wear it with pride!
    Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.

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    There can't be said enough good things about this frag!

    A true classic ... this juice will never, ever be discontinued.

    Viva Dior!

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    Discontinued?... God, I hope not. Ever

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    for me is the paradigm of the fragances. What´s a fragance?? a fragance is Farenheit.

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    Im so with you on this one J!

    I only recently rekindled my love affair with the original Fahrenheit as well - one that I haven't worn since 1993! Despite the subsequent reformulations, much like yourself, I too feel it is still a scent that trumps many other mainstream releases. Totally a modern classic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    Im so with you on this one J!

    I only recently rekindled my love affair with the original Fahrenheit as well - one that I haven't worn since 1993! Despite the subsequent reformulations, much like yourself, I too feel it is still a scent that trumps many other mainstream releases. Totally a modern classic.
    You know Dimi I didn't want to mention that Fahrenheit takes me back to the end of the eighties / start of the 90s for fear of my post sounding like sentimental sop... but it does transport me. Amazing how well it wears today.
    Last edited by jathanas; 21st March 2010 at 11:22 PM.
    Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    There can't be said enough good things about this frag!

    A true classic ... this juice will never, ever be discontinued.

    Viva Dior!
    Quote Originally Posted by seasoldiermarine View Post
    Discontinued?... God, I hope not. Ever
    Quote Originally Posted by blackened View Post
    for me is the paradigm of the fragances. What´s a fragance?? a fragance is Farenheit.
    Great to see the love
    Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jathanas View Post
    You know Dimi I didn't want to mention that Fahrenheit takes me back to the end of the eighties / start of the 90s for the fear of my post sounding like sentimental sop... but it does transport me. Amazing how well it wears today.
    Oh well, then we are both sops mate!
    I distinctly recall the launch of this in Myer Perth! I had just moved out of home, was in university and going crazy with the lay-deeez. Fahrenheit seems to bring it all back to me. And yes, its still very relevant today!

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    I can't help but think of my year 11 Geometry and Trigonometry every time I smell it. I received a '...if you like Fahrenheit, you'll love...' imitation bottle of this for my 15th birthday, and I remember wearing it to the G&T (which was my first class of the day 3 times a week).
    I should really buy a bottle; my girlfriend loves the smell of petrol, and its a very rich, full frag compared to some of the stuff being pumped out lately
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony87 View Post
    I can't help but think of my year 11 Geometry and Trigonometry every time I smell it. I received a '...if you like Fahrenheit, you'll love...' imitation bottle of this for my 15th birthday, and I remember wearing it to the G&T (which was my first class of the day 3 times a week).
    I should really buy a bottle; my girlfriend loves the smell of petrol, and its a very rich, full frag compared to some of the stuff being pumped out lately
    You know I remember those imitation frags, classy or what? Can't say I associate Fahrenheit with maths though...

    I was on the lookout for another 100ml bottle but it's hard to find Fahrenheit discounted (locally anyway)...
    Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.

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    I own and occasionally wear Farenheit , and I'm dying to try Farenheit Absolute, but it's not available anywhere in Canada yet. For those of you who know and love the original, how would you compare Farenheit Absolute?

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    I think it would be helpful if someone could speak to how the new formulation compares to the original. Thanks.

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    My mom once ranted to me all pissed off because my dad didn't like the scents she bought him: "I've bought him all the greats," she exclaimed. "Even Dior's Fahrenheit! Does he pick up on how I want him to smell? Hell no!"

    It is a great one. Not like anything from its period either. A total stand alone smell, I think. What a thing to make!
    That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.

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    There are no words to explain the Love i have for FAHRENHEIT, it is truly a masterpiece IMHO, The most complemented fragrance in my wardrobe.
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    I just tried it for the first time in at least 15 years (I'm always reticent to do this as it opens the memory and emotional floodgates of the past) and I gotta say, it does not smell the same as it did "back in the day". The violet is now much toned down.
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    god i love this fragrance. i was telling my friend who is an automotive enthusiast to get the bottle without sampling it since he cannot get a sample where he lives. the best way i can describe it is picture someone walking shirtless thru a rainforest whilt its pouring rain, getting that green, wet smell. then goinng underneath a car and working on it for 6+ hours and mixing in that motor oil/gasoline smell. love it.

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    Simply the best. Initial scent, long term scent, longevity, projection, versatility, bottle design. Just a masterpiece in every aspect and nothing will ever be as unique as this. I keep searching high and low to try to see if anything will ever replace my top shelf signature cologne Fahrenheit, and nothing has really come close. A lot of people are sick of hearing about Fahrenheit, but lets face it, it will forever be praised because it's just so damn good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jathanas View Post
    You know I remember those imitation frags, classy or what? Can't say I associate Fahrenheit with maths though...

    I was on the lookout for another 100ml bottle but it's hard to find Fahrenheit discounted (locally anyway)...
    I think Matthewfoo had a bottle for 60$ in his for sale thread? The Perfume Connection have tester sales for Christian Dior quite often, might pick one up there.
    K-Mart used to sell the imitations, I remember seeing 'Jail' (Joop) and thinking $10 was 'a bit too much.'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony87 View Post
    I remember seeing 'Jail' (Joop) and thinking $10 was 'a bit too much.'
    Hehehe--"Jail?" Hehehe. Actually, that's not a bad idea since it suggests where Joop wearers should go.
    That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony87 View Post
    I think Matthewfoo had a bottle for 60$ in his for sale thread? The Perfume Connection have tester sales for Christian Dior quite often, might pick one up there.
    K-Mart used to sell the imitations, I remember seeing 'Jail' (Joop) and thinking $10 was 'a bit too much.'
    I might waltz past a Perfume Connection on the way home. Cheers bud. Jail for $10... LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by DustB View Post
    Hehehe--"Jail?" Hehehe. Actually, that's not a bad idea since it suggests where Joop wearers should go.
    DustB: Joop could be used in high security situations or during times of unrest in prisons to stun the captives; or one could use something less painful (and less cruel) like tear gas.
    Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.

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    I agree the newer formulation is a little muted at the top and doesn't last quite as long. Go vintage with this one if you can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamchaser View Post
    I own and occasionally wear Farenheit , and I'm dying to try Farenheit Absolute, but it's not available anywhere in Canada yet. For those of you who know and love the original, how would you compare Farenheit Absolute?
    Absolute is interesting, but I much prefer the original. I don't get any of the original in the Absolute. It's about as close to the original as is Fahrenheit 32 (that is, not at all). Totally its own thing. Worth checking out, but I wouldn't spend a lot of money on a blind buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thierry mugler View Post
    There are no words to explain the Love i have for FAHRENHEIT, it is truly a masterpiece IMHO, The most complemented fragrance in my wardrobe.
    Didn't you do a youtube review of this one? - I liked it immediately!
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    If you'd allow a dissenter to chyme in, I'd like to say that I could never get to love the 'petroleum' accord in this one.
    I don't know if my nose picks up this accord more than anything else in this but that's all I could smell every time I tried.

    As the opinions expressed in this thread prove, it is quite a hit amongst a lot of people.

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    I've had the same bottle almost since the time it first came out. Barely touched it in years.
    Put some on yesterday and now I'm hooked!
    My friend has the newer formula and I can tell the difference a mile away.
    It took me a while with Fahrenheit, but now I "get it".

    Let this be a lesson to those who would throw out what they do not understand. I almost did.

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    After having read a few bad reviews, I decided to stay away from Fahrenheit, but I now think that my next purchase should include a sample of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerFist View Post
    After having read a few bad reviews, I decided to stay away from Fahrenheit, but I now think that my next purchase should include a sample of this.
    Its a love/hate classic (like Kouros), definitely worth sampling to get a good idea of a strong violet and petrol note!
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    Triple post
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    Triple post, stupid internets
    Last edited by Anthony87; 22nd March 2010 at 12:44 PM.
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    I've, perhaps unfairly, written off Fahrenheit for years only because of the massively annoying advertising campaigns for it here in the UK - it's as if no other frag exists.

    But reading this thread, and seeing as how I've got a real love affair going on with Eau Sauvage at the mo, perhaps I ought to give it a try.....

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