Thread: Fahrenheit Absolute , thoughts ?
I liked the sound of it and got a sample but it wasn't for me. Harsh, chemical and unpleasant. YMMV.
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What the heck?! Either my Fahrenheit Absolute sample has gone totally bad or my expectations of this fragrances were WAY off. Judging by the descriptions of this fragrance I guess it's the first. What I get after spraying my sample in NO way matches the reviews I've read. What I get is a very, very cheap smelling, sickingly synthetic, sweet scent that's really similar to Le Male, but a really bad fake version of it. No myrrh, no incense, no smoke, no dark AT ALL.
I got my sample on eBay, I never buy fragrances at eBay but I thought a sample would be pretty safe cause who in their right mind would fake a sample. But my first thought was it's a fake sample. The sprayer and the card look 100% authentic however, identical to my other Fahrenheit samples so I can hardly believe it's fake but the stuff inside is DEFINITELY not OK. But if it has gone bad, what's pretty unlikely since the sample is only 2 years old (I checked the batch code) how on earth could it change from Fahrenheit Absolute to Le Male, doesn't make any freaking sense to me at all. I'm totally flabbergasted by this to be honest...
A great fragrance, I prefer it over the original (though I have only tried the 2011 version of the original)
Fahrenheit was my signature scent way back in the day (mid-90s, so definitely the vintage version). I still love that juice. Honestly, as others have said, Absolute bears little resemblance to its daddy; some violet in the opening is about the only common note.
Maybe I had different notions of what myrrh smells like, but I don't get a dark and resinous feel from Fahrenheit Absolute. Instead it wears as warm and fuzzy, like a soft cuddly blanket. There's an element that reminds me of laundry detergent or fabric softener (which is probably because of some common note in a product I used at one point -- dammit). That surprised me a little. The first few times I wore it I agreed with others that the oud was barely detectable, but on my last wearing it kept leaping out at times, showing its distinct medicinal sheen. So the oud is certainly there.
I like the fragrance overall, and I'm glad I have it. It's impressive for a flanker, and reassuring as a recent designer release (hooray for not another boring Sport or Fresh or Aqua clone). But at the same time, if you're looking for a dark challenging take on oud (in the vein of M7 or Dior Leather Oud), or a rich incense vibe (CdG Avignon, or the first half of Gucci Pour Homme), you may not find it here. This is its own cuddly animal.
Very interesting how so many don't pick up on much resemblance between original Fahrenheit and this flanker...and based on on one of the more high-profile YouTube reviewers who described it as some kind of incense bomb/high-mass number, I didn't even intend to test it...to my nose, it shares at least 60% of the same pyramid as the original and I love them both!!
I didn't like Fahrenheit, Absolute is pretty decent but I found it to come off a little too mature smelling for my taste.
It's nice, but not as good as the original. The orginal is a darker fragrance to me, FA has a sweet powderiness to it and I don't get any incense whatsoever. The petrol note in the original makes the composition darker to me.
Can anyone compare this to Memoir Man?
I'm always surprised how few BNers note the blaring cumin accord in FA. I find it a raunchy and disagreeable combination with the violet leaf and oud. The sweet balsamic vanilla just makes it that much less appealing to me compared with the groundbreaking original.
The basenotes of Fahrenheit Absolute (dry down) is actually superior to Memoir. But the harsh opening really made me not a fan of Absolute. Memoir's opening wins. It's (Memoir) more lively to my neophyte nose.
I may go too far with this comment but IMO Fahrenheit Absolute can be considered as a Diors more masculine and casual version of DHI
Great scent and actually prefer it over its older brother. I have also noticed that longevity is better compared to the original (reformulated) version. Farenheit Absolute will last over 8 hours on my skin while the reformulated Farenheit will give me at most 4-5 hours.
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I got me another sample just to be sure nothing was wrong with my other sample (see my earlier post). The new sample is indeed slightly different than the other one. It's less sweet, powdery and cheap smelling and doesn't really remind me of Le Male like the other one did, but it's still not what I had hoped for. I guess my expectations for this fragrance were just way off, there's still hardly any trace of the dark, smokey, incense and myrrh based fragrance most are talking about. I guess it just doesn't really work on my skin.
Only very late in the drydown I get some smokey/ashy note which pretty strongly reminded me of another fragrance but I couldn't figure out which one. Now I know, the drydown actually reminds me of Creed Aventus. At least the sample of Aventus that I tried, which was really ashy without much pineapple. Anyone else get that similarity?
Time to bring up this thread. There is a rumor that Fahrenheit Absolute is about to be discontinued, so I purchased a bottle just in case based on that notion alone. As I was reading through this thread, most coments seem to be quite favorable except for the bothersome comments regarding the cumin note which resembles the sweat odor. Can anyone elaborate on that? Thanks.
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I thought about blind buying this one many times. But I really dislike the original Fahrenheit. Any chance I'll like this?
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Yes there is a cumin note and on some skins it does create a sweat smell. I remember testing this back in 2009, and not liking it but my nose has changed a lot since then so I dont know. I should try this one again.
As you can see from my old posts I was big fan of Fahrenheit Absolute (i had 10ml decant and bought 50ml bottle later). Now with rumours about its discontinuation I revisited it just to make sure whether or not I need back up bottle but strange thing happened. I sprayed it on myself 3 hours before goign to bed and everything was ok but later on, I could not fall asleep. Then I realized its scent thats bothering me big time. I tried to wash it away but it was very hard and I could still smell traces of it. It was such huge turn off for me that I dont care about scent anymore... I really hate when some scent do this for me so its huge no no.
Am I the only one who doesn't like this?
I found this to be a bit too strong (in a dark manner) and couldn't imagine myself wearing it. I don't know what it was in it that made me dislike it, though I really love the original for its warmth and for what it is.
I sprayed this on a tester strip in a department store last year and on first sniff didn't think it was a lot different to the original. However, when I smelt the strip when I got home I fell in love with it. Unlike others I do smell a similarity with the original throughout the fragrance, but with the added notes that have been mentioned. With rumours of a discontinuation I bought a backup 100ml bottle yesterday from trusted UK site allbeauty (formally cheapsmells).
This is interesting that some folks pick up the "body odor" note here. I also was told that Black Afgano kinda smells like sweat/BO. This leads me to a theory that there must be something in the oud and incense combo that results in this percieved quality. I also happen to like black afgano a lot and hoping this dior would be something with a similar vibe.
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