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    Default Fahrenheit Absolute , thoughts ?

    Hey folks,


    Im a huge fan of the original Fahrenheit and the Absolute version seems to get many great reviews. In your opinion, is this one worth checking out if I already have the original? I am a fan of dark incense fragrances..

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    Default Re: Fahrenheit Absolute , thoughts ?

    It's a great fragrance, and different from the original - definitely worth checking out.
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    Default Re: Fahrenheit Absolute , thoughts ?

    I own it and to me it smells like the original Fahrenheit, with the gasoline left out and added with myrrh and oud.
    I also smell a certain Dior Homme vibe in it (like Dior homme, without iris, added with myrrh and some oud/incense).

    Anyway, it's not easy to describe this fragrance as many things are going on (flowers, herbs, oud and incense).
    Try before you buy and base your opinion on all stages of notes plz (opening, heart and base) as this frag evolves!

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    Default Re: Fahrenheit Absolute , thoughts ?

    I have both and I love them!
    They are not the same at all!
    Only in the opening and for 2-3 seconds the Absolute version smells like the original, because of the violet.
    After that they are completely different.
    Fahrenheit Absolute is smoky, dark. incense and myrrh domination in the drydown and the base of this fragrance.
    It's sweeter against the original but smoky and dark at the same time.

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    Just yesterday I was thinking that Fahrenheit Absolute needs more love and hype here because it is great stuff.
    On my skin it is incensey myrrh, not as much violet or oudh (its barely detectable here). I dont think it is dark (for example L'Air du Dessert Marocain is bit darker)

    Good points:

    * Masculine
    * Modern
    * Great signature scent because it is very versatile
    * Not as unique as original but still has some personality
    * Just enough spicy and sweet without being feminine
    * Excellent longevity on par with original


    Bad points:

    *Not as unique and original as Fahrenheit but its not exactly wrong thing because it is very wearable

    I highly recommend it. If I was forced to live with just 1 scent for the rest of my life this is one of candidates (another would be Gucci PH II, Dior Homme Intense or Terre d'Hermes)
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    It's superb.

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    I don't like it, in fact I don't like any of Dior Fahrenheit's

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    Default Re: Fahrenheit Absolute , thoughts ?

    I love the original and was surprised that the absolute though different was still a nice fragrance in it's own right.

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    Default Re: Fahrenheit Absolute , thoughts ?

    Good scent, worth a try.

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    Quite different from the original, but it is a top top scent!
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    Default Re: Fahrenheit Absolute , thoughts ?

    I like it a lot.

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    I like it, different from the original classic, I prefer this one actually
    I agree it's a modern masculine with great longevity and quite a presence
    however could be cloying if you apply too much, it's strong enough
    I got a sexy modern masculine vibe from it
    worth checking for me

    women seem to like it, it's like the mighty god Aventus without the pineapple (just kidding lol)
    in fact maybe Aventus's darker brother, but more mysteriouuus..
    (does it smell like Aventus? who knows lol)
    However I would understand if this one got the same status, nice stuff!
    Yes it deserves more love, very nice fragrance. Dune as well..

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    Default Re: Fahrenheit Absolute , thoughts ?

    I love the original but did not care much for Absolute. The Oud substituted for the petrol did not work well, IMO.
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    Default Re: Fahrenheit Absolute , thoughts ?

    Mmm, this definitely sounds like my kind of thing. I have a sample of this lying around and been meaning to try it for some time. Really going to try this as soon as possible now. How prominent is the Myrrh in this one?

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    Fahrenheit Absolute was one of the few fragrances that elicited a "WOW" from me when I first tried it. Personally, I'll take it over the original, as fine as the original is.
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    Fahrenheit Absolute by Christian Dior - Any similarity to its ancestral Farhrenit is left by the wayside in its opening; this is not a bad thing, inasmuch as this challenging fragrance indeed stands on its own extraordinary merits. The opening is a beautiful violet leaf, toned down by the additon of alluring myrrh, giving the impression of a darkened house of worship, after service, with vases of lovely violets scattered here and there. The heart with its smoky frankincense, a light oud and kisses of leather, beckons and subsumes the violet and myrrh into a warm melange. With the violet still twinkling here and there, this mixture segues into the comforting base with the its dark cedar and agarwood, tempered nicely by coumarin with its tonka bean vanilla. Evoking a dark yet mellow character, this somewhat avant-garde composition is well done. Being a cool weather and evening scent, it has very good longevity and projection.

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    Default Re: Fahrenheit Absolute , thoughts ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daze View Post
    How prominent is the Myrrh in this one?
    On my skin it is major player.
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    2. Creed Millesime Imperial
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daze View Post
    How prominent is the Myrrh in this one?
    On my skin it is:

    50 % Myrrh, 30% Incense, 10% Violet, 10% Oud
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    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Creed Millesime Imperial
    3. Lalique Encre Noire


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    1. Dior Homme
    2. Eau Des Baux
    3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    Currently wearing: Eau des Baux by L'Occitane

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer81 View Post
    On my skin it is major player.
    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer81 View Post
    On my skin it is:

    50 % Myrrh, 30% Incense, 10% Violet, 10% Oud
    Thanks dreamer81, sounds gooood...

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    Default Re: Fahrenheit Absolute , thoughts ?

    Thank you for the replies folks, does it remind you of Anything out on the market ?

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    Default Re: Fahrenheit Absolute , thoughts ?

    It's a great flanker, definitely different than most on the market, definitely worth a try, and from your description it sounds like you would enjoy it.

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    I prefer the original one, but Absolute is still great! If you like incense fragrances, you'll probably love it.

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    I dont like any of the Fahrenheits. But still, original one and absoute are great creations, just not my style.

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    Like powerhouse with a contemporary twist -which, in my opinion, might be "the best of both worlds"

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    Default Re: Fahrenheit Absolute , thoughts ?

    Quote Originally Posted by starshipvelcro View Post
    It's a great flanker, definitely different than most on the market, definitely worth a try, and from your description it sounds like you would enjoy it.
    I'm am a fan if incense fragrances such as Amber Absolute and L'air Desert Marocain. I also like the oud found in M7. Does absolute smell similiar to any of these ??

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    Default Re: Fahrenheit Absolute , thoughts ?

    Quote Originally Posted by starshipvelcro View Post
    It's a great flanker, definitely different than most on the market, definitely worth a try, and from your description it sounds like you would enjoy it.
    I'm am a fan if incense fragrances such as Amber Absolute and L'air Desert Marocain. I also like the oud found in M7. Does absolute smell similiar to any of these ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by starshipvelcro View Post
    It's a great flanker, definitely different than most on the market, definitely worth a try, and from your description it sounds like you would enjoy it.
    +1. It`s fabulous!

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    Default Re: Fahrenheit Absolute , thoughts ?

    They both share the violet leaf note but not the petrol vibe. Fahrenheit Absolute while not in the class of vintage Fahrenheit id still worth a decant imo.
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    Default Re: Fahrenheit Absolute , thoughts ?

    Quote Originally Posted by checker View Post
    I'm am a fan if incense fragrances such as Amber Absolute and L'air Desert Marocain. I also like the oud found in M7. Does absolute smell similiar to any of these ??
    I think the incense is a little darker and less sweet than AA or LDDM, maybe closer to a Comme desGgarcon. The oud in M7 is a close estimation in my mind.

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    Default Re: Fahrenheit Absolute , thoughts ?

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    It's a great fragrance, and different from the original - definitely worth checking out.
    indeed

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