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    Surprisingly, I do like Fahrenheit. I usually detest green fragrances made in the 1980s, but this one smells damn good to me. I have never worn it as a SotD, so that will be the ultimate test for me. But smelling this on a card or on other men, I really like it ! I get no petrol note, but since I have smelled Knize Ten and a few other gargage like stinkers, this one is a "walk in the park" .

    Speaking of smelling Fahrenheit on other guys, this one became a great mystery for me. Every so often I would smell it on a man. Usually, the man was in his 40s. I never knew what it was. I thought it was Polo, except it is not piney. Then thought it was Azzaro, but it was not barbershop-esque like it. Finally, after being brave enough to sample Fahrenheit in a department store, I had it all nailed down .

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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?
    FA is available in Canada. Maybe not at The Bay or Sear or that awful place known as Holt Renfrew, but it is certainly here. Just try the smaller privately owned shos. There is one in my city that sells it.
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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.
    I think the best way of describing Fahrenheit to somebody who has never tried it is asking if when you go to gas stations do you try to inhale the smell of gasoline? I am the type that has always loved the smell, but obviously you don't wanna inhale too much because it could be dangerous. Fahrenheit lets you inhale this gasoline/motor oil safely. Combine that with some amazing honeysuckle and sandalwood, and there you have it.

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    C.D. Fahrenheit - never liked that stuff. Resent it to the bitter end, but I could never judge ppl who adore this. If a person has love for a fragrance and makes that person feel good, that's great! my 666th post...lol
    Last edited by Zgb; 22nd March 2010 at 07:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djamison66 View Post
    I don't get any of the original in the Absolute.
    I find this fascinating, as I personally get very definite echoes of the original in Absolute. Absolute is Fahrenheit with a dollop of skank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    I find this fascinating, as I personally get very definite echoes of the original in Absolute. Absolute is Fahrenheit with a dollop of skank.
    For some strange reason the first few times I tried FA I couldn't get any F at all. Then suddenly around the 4th time I tried it (I didn't want to give up on it that easily) I got most of F inside FA. I think this woody/gourmand/nutty note that is so common in so many of the recent masculine designer scents (FA, Zen for Men, Paul Smith Man etc) was what shocked me and covered up everything else. It makes me feel like a termite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    I find this fascinating, as I personally get very definite echoes of the original in Absolute. Absolute is Fahrenheit with a dollop of skank.
    Quote Originally Posted by cpk View Post
    For some strange reason the first few times I tried FA I couldn't get any F at all. Then suddenly around the 4th time I tried it (I didn't want to give up on it that easily) I got most of F inside FA. I think this woody/gourmand/nutty note that is so common in so many of the recent masculine designer scents (FA, Zen for Men, Paul Smith Man etc) was what shocked me and covered up everything else. It makes me feel like a termite.
    I also do smell the similarities between the two. "echoes " is a good term to use, Dimitri .
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    I went hunting for a sniff of the Absolute today but couldn't find it. I did get sniffing on the reformulated Fahrenheit though, and, well, it's not the great stuff, but the light topnotes seem as pungent and like they stick around a long time. I'm not against the reformulation as a result. It doesn't have the deep rich follow through, and comes off as more honeysuckle, but that's not bad. I still think it's compelling and holds onto its weirdness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    I find this fascinating, as I personally get very definite echoes of the original in Absolute. Absolute is Fahrenheit with a dollop of skank.

    exactly what he said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DustB View Post
    I went hunting for a sniff of the Absolute today but couldn't find it. I did get sniffing on the reformulated Fahrenheit though, and, well, it's not the great stuff, but the light topnotes seem as pungent and like they stick around a long time. I'm not against the reformulation as a result. It doesn't have the deep rich follow through, and comes off as more honeysuckle, but that's not bad. I still think it's compelling and holds onto its weirdness.
    That sums the reformulation for me. The base isn't as aromatic or vibrant as it was (or as I remember it).

    Bottom line: Its uniqueness is preserved, there's still nothing like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfacing View Post
    I get no petrol note...
    Same here. Granted, I've only given the original Fahrenheit a couple of wearings so far. What I do get is an immediate blood and rust smell, followed by an overwhelming dose of hawthorn blossoms. We had hawthorn trees in back of our house growing up, and I always found it an odd smell. Fascination/repulsion. So Fahrenheit, while sadly not translating into petrol for me, is definitely intriguing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    ...I personally get very definite echoes of the original in Absolute. Absolute is Fahrenheit with a dollop of skank.
    Yeah, I actually "get" the petrol note in the Absolute. This is one fragrance I did a complete 180 on and I fell for it bad. Love the skank. I mean - um - base.
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    I respect Fahrenheit as something unique with its "petrol" note. It has "dirty" opening, like Le Male but in different way than Le Male. Both of them are synonym of masculine modern fragrances to me. I like Fahrenheit but I dont think I am type to wear it well.. Anyway, it is quite popular here in Slovakia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer81
    I respect Fahrenheit as something unique with its "petrol" note. It has "dirty" opening, like Le Male but in different way than Le Male. Both of them are synonym of masculine modern fragrances to me.
    Le Male dirty? If only. I'd wear it a lot more if its powdery softness had a touch of raunch to it. Fahrenheit, on the other hand...my first sniff at a department store was not a positive one. "Gah! Old man stink!" I found it incredibly peppery, bitter, and musky. I couldn't fathom why it was a bestseller. This was a while ago, though, and I've been meaning to go back and give it another try since discovering my appreciation for older, stronger, more individualistic fragrances.

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    ^ Yep, to me Le Male has dirty synthetic unpleasant OPENING. To me dirty is something that is far from "natural" & reminds me some industrial smells. I dont get anything fresh from Le Male as some people mention. Of course its bit powdery and sweet later and I actually love it when it settles down a bit but I love vanilla (and not just fragrances but also ice cream, protein drinks, etc ) in general.

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