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    i own the vintage version and i bought a new version (the reformulation with the darker bottle). i have to say that i like the newer version better, as to me, it is far more redolent of a rubber-gasoline note than the original

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    I'm a fan of the current formulation too as it lasts and projects and smells great.

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    I've owned both (simultaneously) and if I was asked to choose a preference I would go for the modern version as well (ever-so-slightly more bite). There's hardly any difference, to be honest. It's a SUPERB reformulation.

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    The vintage version is a masterpiece. The current version is mediocre, at best.
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    I have the original release but also find what's out there now is just as good.

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    I went through several bottles of the vintage which I used to wear when it was originally released. I recently bought a bottle of the current formulation and swapped it right away...Yes, it is still pretty good but I was so familiar with the original formulation that the new one seemd somewhat extraneous...


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    The original formulation was much better. Lasted longer and what great projection. I went through bottles of Fahrenheit when it first came out. The re-formulated version is okay, but breaks my heart when I think of how much I enjoyed wearing the original version.

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    So, if the original has a less prominent diesel vibe, what does it have in its place? I've never come across it, though I do like the current version when the weather permits.

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    The new formulation lacks the warmth of the older ones.

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    There are many formulations as of 1988 of this scent.

    I own a 50ml silver limited edition from 2005 I guess, looking at batch code and in my bottle the gasoline note is not as heavy as the real vintage ones but just right and better imo than the current version where 'eau de toilette' is not written on the bottle anymore (right under Fahrenheit).
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    The vintage version is a masterpiece. The current version is mediocre, at best.
    Agree. My roommate in college(88-92) owned Fahrenheit and I loved wearing it. Distinctive and it had a "spice" to it that I still can't find to this day. I tried the new version and the first 30 seconds brings me back to the original and then that gasoline/rubber smell kicks in and I hate it. I never remember that being so out there.
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    Default Re: fahrenheit reformulated

    the modern one is much more pungent, whereas the vintage one was smoother. i like the pungent smell to this reformulation as it makes it smell even more like petroleum.

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    I'm currently using the current and I love it. That said I've never smelt the vintage. It still seems to have great lasting power and projection. Well complimented too...people still love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
    There are many formulations as of 1988 of this scent.
    This is the real challenge of discussing reformulations. Everybody thinks the version they smelled first was the original, but unless yours is nearly 20 years old, odds are good that your 'vintage' is actually a reformulation. As Slayerized correctly points out, it's been reformulated different times through the past 24 years. I don't doubt there's been an earlier formulation that was better, and I wouldn't be surprised if there was a previous formulation that wasn't as good. It's easy to split hairs over these things, but it's important to keep it in perspective. There's a lot of designer trash that comes and goes. Fahrenheit was and still is a work of fragrance art.

    I enjoy the current version very much. The scent is excellent and I get marvelous longevity from it.
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    The vintage formulation smells like flowers and freshly cut violet leaves. It's opening is alive and bright due to the honeysuckle, then darkens. The newer one smells pretty good, but is synthetic smelling and smells more like motor oil. Longevity is much better with the new juice, but to me the original formulation smells better: much better. That being said, if you like the motor oil/gasoline qualities in Fahrenheit, you might prefer the modern interpretation.

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    I like the current formulation, but love, own and wear the vintage. The newer stuff is just not as good, IMO.
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    I like all the formulations. I actually like them in order of formulation, but I wear the current one the most.
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    Default Re: fahrenheit reformulated

    Quote Originally Posted by bejahu View Post
    The vintage formulation smells like flowers and freshly cut violet leaves. It's opening is alive and bright due to the honeysuckle, then darkens. The newer one smells pretty good, but is synthetic smelling and smells more like motor oil. Longevity is much better with the new juice, but to me the original formulation smells better: much better. That being said, if you like the motor oil/gasoline qualities in Fahrenheit, you might prefer the modern interpretation.
    Very well said. It is that subdued, yet very present, floral element that makes the difference between the wonderful vintage and the 'acceptable' reformulation.
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    Default Re: fahrenheit reformulated

    older fahrenheit is a honeysuckle floral.
    modern fahrenheit is total motor oil, which is why i like it so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bejahu View Post
    The vintage formulation smells like flowers and freshly cut violet leaves. It's opening is alive and bright due to the honeysuckle, then darkens. The newer one smells pretty good, but is synthetic smelling and smells more like motor oil. Longevity is much better with the new juice, but to me the original formulation smells better: much better. That being said, if you like the motor oil/gasoline qualities in Fahrenheit, you might prefer the modern interpretation.
    THIS^^^^^^^^

    As I said above, my roommate and I basically split bottles and this was 1988-1992 so this was the original stuff. There was such a great smoothness to the original. The motor oil/gas/rubber or whatever is just a blast in the face that is nothing like the version I remember.
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    I'm just doing public service announcement: The original Fahrenheit was fantastic with an overdose of a violet molecule which is now very limited. Without this molecule, you rip the spine of the real fragrance.
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