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    Default Fahrenheit gasoline?!?!!?

    Hey there, I am new to Basenotes.
    I was wondering, for Fahrenheit why exactly would there be this gasoline note?
    And if there is a gasoline note, what are your thoughts on it?
    is it supposed to be elegant and pleasant?

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    I love this scent but personally never got that note that others talk about.

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    Default Re: Fahrenheit gasoline?!?!!?

    I own Fahrenheit and it happens to be my favorite male fragrance of all time, so I will answer this question.

    I'm not sure if there is a petroleum note. There could be but I doubt it. In a way, if you smell it, you can interpret it as a gasoline-like smell. It is similar to gasoline, but it's not gasoline.

    If you haven't tried Fahrenheit, don't get the impression that it smells like a gas station.

    Not everyone will like Fahrenheit, maybe 1/3 of people won't like it, but many of the people who do like it, will fall in love with it.

    It is sweet floral (but at the same time vibrant and invigorating), redolent of fresh-cut grass, it feels very masculine and unlike anything else on the market.

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    Maybe this has something to do with the current formulation of Fahrenheit? I think that the older versions had a lot more oomph and maybe even this piercing petroleum-note? All I know is that the Fahrenheitchen one can smell today has little to do with the characteristic one from years ago; it now seems tame and somewhat "compressed".

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    Welcome. I believe the gasoline accord comes from the combination of the violet leaf and the honeysuckle notes. It has a bit of this but it's not unpleasant. Actually, it's what makes the vintage version so good.
    My current favorites:

    Bleu De Chanel, Creed Green Irish Tweed, Zino Davidoff, Dior Homme Intense, Creed Royal Oud, M7 (all versions), Chanel Egoiste, Dior Homme Sport, and Thierry Mugler Pure Malt.

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    Default Re: Fahrenheit gasoline?!?!!?

    Perhaps you have very nice smelling gasoline in the USA.
    I can't detect any such note.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    Perhaps you have very nice smelling gasoline in the USA.
    I can't detect any such note.
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    Bleu De Chanel, Creed Green Irish Tweed, Zino Davidoff, Dior Homme Intense, Creed Royal Oud, M7 (all versions), Chanel Egoiste, Dior Homme Sport, and Thierry Mugler Pure Malt.

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    Default Re: Fahrenheit gasoline?!?!!?

    Okay. I'll be honest here. I actually love the smell of gasoline. And I'm sure I'm not the only human being that does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    Okay. I'll be honest here. I actually love the smell of gasoline. And I'm sure I'm not the only human being that does.
    There you go!!! Anyone that says they don't take a whiff is a flat out liar.
    My current favorites:

    Bleu De Chanel, Creed Green Irish Tweed, Zino Davidoff, Dior Homme Intense, Creed Royal Oud, M7 (all versions), Chanel Egoiste, Dior Homme Sport, and Thierry Mugler Pure Malt.

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    I love the smell of petrol, and I think the petrol note in Fahrenheit is actually quite nice but I never really took to the whole composition. I think the petrol note must be a combination of the lighter more piercing violet leaf, cedar and mandarin/citrus. In fact I've noticed a pronounced aromatic hydrocarbon character in all of those materials over the years.

    I prefer Fahrenheit Absolute though.

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    I can't even make the connection to gasoline anymore after smelling it over and over, but at first I sure did. I think if you continue to pick it apart you'll find something different over time.

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    I can't even make the connection to gasoline anymore after smelling it over and over, but at first I sure did. I think if you continue to pick it apart you'll find something different over time.

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    Thank you guys!

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    I had a small decant of this last year, and during my first wearing basically all I could smell was gas. I didn't notice it as much on my next couple wearings, but it was still overwhelming to my nose.

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    Since I was a kid ive always thought that it smells like gas but in a good way.
    Have you actually smelled it?
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    Yes there is a distinct petroleum-gasoline note. I, on the other, associate it more with the smell of a fresh vat of hydrocarbons rather than the finished product petroleum.
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    Default Re: Fahrenheit gasoline?!?!!?

    Just curious - does anybody perhaps also smell something green and mossy in Fahrenheit?
    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    Okay. I'll be honest here. I actually love the smell of gasoline. And I'm sure I'm not the only human being that does.
    Especially VP-110 Racing Fuel. Sweetest fuel you have ever smelled.

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    Default Re: Fahrenheit gasoline?!?!!?

    Admittedly, with its dark and somewhat complex opening, with its petro-grungy facets melding with lush greenness, Fahrenheit could prove challenging. However, the overall scent is, perhaps, one of the best, green scents. The nuances from the opening, middle and base were and are the epitome of a ground-breaking scent, and, to me, defines sexy, classy and sophisticated.

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    That gasoline note is so bad ass, works perfect in this scent. It's the best paradox fragrance there is, hence why it's a classic, but it has that undeniable charm that still the masses like so it's a winner.

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    Gasoline and asphalt yes. Difference is that I used to hate it, now I appreciate it. It took time to accept, to understand.

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    I love the smell of gasoline and I love Fahrenheit! However, what I get in Fahrenheit is more motoroil with just a hint of gasoline.
    http://www.cbihateperfume.com/gasoline.html
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    I get the petrol and I love it.

    I also like the "gasoline" note in Caron's En Avion.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    I really want to try the vintage stuff. I love the smell of gasoline. It reminds me of mowing the lawn in the summer and outboard motor boats on the lake.

    Do you think this 1000ml bottle is vintage? I sure hope so, at $15,000...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rarity-Fahre...item3cc194c8af

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbes22 View Post
    I sure hope so, at $15,000...
    That's plain outrageous! Clive Christian will commit suicide if he sees this price demanded for a cologne other than his own.

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