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    Default Re: Vintage FAHRENHEIT: marvelous memories from the past (Christian Dior, 1988)

    BTW this is a magazine from February 1995. How the bottle appeared, in that year.

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    Default Re: Vintage FAHRENHEIT: marvelous memories from the past (Christian Dior, 1988)

    Great post, I remember getting a Dior mini pack of fragrances a few years ago and I loved using Fahrenheit so much in the cold winters that I went out and purchased it.

    A true classic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrè Moreau View Post
    My original point was simply to say that there seem to be inconsistencies -- in boxes and batch codes (i.e. reuse of old codes, etc.) as well. And I wanted to suggest to others that if they are looking at a burning-red-planet box printed with simple, flat text, they should not assume that the product is counterfeit based on that alone.

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    Default Re: Vintage FAHRENHEIT: marvelous memories from the past (Christian Dior, 1988)

    Andre Moreau, That was great! Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph, label and post this for us, along with the history lessons.
    I love Fahrenheit and will now need to start scouring sleepy, little drug stores for a good deal in its After-shave.
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    Default Re: Vintage FAHRENHEIT: marvelous memories from the past (Christian Dior, 1988)

    Usually I don't frequent the men's forum, but I saw the words 'vintage Fahrenheit' and couldn't resist. Sometime around 1990, I was shopping and saw a bottle at a men's cosmetic counter. I opened the cap, took a good sniff, and considered buying it for myself because it smelled so good.

    Thanks for the thorough tutorial!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schilling View Post
    RoRo, That was great! Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph, label and post this for us, along with the history lessons.
    I love Fahrenheit and will now need to start scouring sleepy, little drug stores for a good deal in its After-shave.
    No, no, no! Credit Andrè for the great photos . He has done us all a service. My contribution was small, and specifically about the boxes.

    Rob

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    Default Re: Vintage FAHRENHEIT: marvelous memories from the past (Christian Dior, 1988)

    Quote Originally Posted by RoRo View Post
    No, no, no! Credit Andrè for the great photos . He has done us all a service. My contribution was small, and specifically about the boxes.

    Rob
    Done. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoRo View Post
    Well, I thought the batch code (100ml bottle) was white, but upon close inspection in good light with a magnifying glass, I see it actually silver. lol

    9M01 in silver/white/grey (whatever you call it) printing = 1999

    Quote Originally Posted by RoRo View Post
    One more thing -- isn't your bottle older than 1997? Are you dating it based on something other than the bar code? I have reason to believe that all boxes* have had bar codes on them from the earliest batches.
    No, his bottle really is from 1997. 7473J in silver printing = 1997

    Regarding the barcode: I have one bottle from 1990 without a barcode, while another bottle from 1991 does have the barcode. So I assume that all boxes from 1991 onwards have barcodes.

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    Interesting. It really is getting too much to keep track of all the packaging oddities.

    But 1999? In the original design bottle and box? *sigh* I am rapidly becoming a convert -- convinced by those who suggest it's best to simply wear the stuff and enjoy it. lol

    My 50ml bottle has a batch code of 4440V... at least I know what's in that one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoRo View Post
    Interesting. It really is getting too much to keep track of all the packaging oddities.

    But 1999? In the original design bottle and box? *sigh*
    The box design appearently changed in 2002. mdclx posted an old box design from 2001 (see above) and I have two boxes from 2002, which are the follow up design (red bottom, blue top). Strangely enough, the bach code color on the bottle seems to have changed within the year 2002, as one of my bottles has a silver batch code while the other one has a black batch code.

    Quote Originally Posted by RoRo View Post
    My 50ml bottle has a batch code of 4440V... at least I know what's in that one!
    That would be from 1994.

    By the way, two things are strange about your 100 ml bottle.

    1. "Fahrenheit" on the box is not embossed - All other old style boxes I've seen have the letters embossed, only the newer boxes (those two from 2002 I have) have it only printed rather than embossed.

    2. Your bottle seems to go yellow towards the bottom. I thought they had changed that design by 1999, because I have a 50 ml bottle from 1999 that is red all the way through.

    I really can't explain this, but it doesn't really matter ...

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    Default Re: Vintage FAHRENHEIT: marvelous memories from the past (Christian Dior, 1988)

    Anyway, all perfumes (all brands) since 1950 should have a batch code printed/carved/painted somewhere.....
    Anyway, remember to check the so-called "Green Dot Symbol" on the box. It was adopted through 1994-1996.
    If it's missing, your bottle is surely 1988 to 1994
    Last edited by Andrè Moreau; 1st May 2013 at 07:35 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrè Moreau View Post
    Anyway, remember to check the so-called "Green Dot Symbol" on the box. It was adopted through 1994-1996.
    If it's missing, your bottle is surely 1988 to 1994
    True, my 1994 bottle does not have the Green Dot yet.

    By the way, when did they start engraving the batch code into the bottom of the box instead of printing it onto the plastic wrap? The earliest box I have that has the batchcode engraved directly into the box is from 1997. In 1994 it was only printed on the plastic.

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    I remember when Fahrenheit was launched in the 80's it immidiately made me curious but after trying it to my skin, i immidiately realized this is not my cup of coffee. Don't like it nowadays a bit better. Yet i admit it's a well made fragrance and suits to some.
    "Le parfum est la musique du corps"
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    Signature: Rochas Macassar (Nicolas Mamounas / Roger Pellegrino, 1980)

    Current Top 6:

    Chanel Antaeus (vtg) (Jaques Polge, 1981)
    Terre d' Hermes EDT (2006-2009) (Jean-Claude Ellena, 2006)
    Green Irish Tweed (Probably Oliver Creed / Pierre Bourdon, 1985)
    Eau de Rochas Pour Homme (Gilles Romey, 1993)
    Bleu de Chanel EDP (Jaques Polge, 2014)
    YSL Jazz (vtg) (Jean-François Latty, 1988)
    Currently wearing: Macassar by Rochas

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    I just feel nostalgic viewing these pictures!
    and of course regret not buying those precious bottles sooner when they were widely available...!
    My all time favorite:

    Dior Fahrenheit

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    again thanks Andre for your great efforts...
    My all time favorite:

    Dior Fahrenheit

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    Hi,

    Very informative stuff. I am trying to date my Fahrenheit (it is sealed so I have not looked at the bottle yet). I am thinking 1998 by the code but the only thing I am a bit confused by is ingredients. In Andre's post above it is a 1997 bottle but there is a list of ingredients. On my box it only has two ingredients. See photo's. Any idea's? Thanks


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    It's 1998. Clues are: 4 digits & by 1996/7, they had stopped printing the batch code on the cellophane.

    Check here: http://www.jasonnewton.net/blog/?tag=dior

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    Just picked up a bottle of this myself and suspect it may be a vintage:





    Batch code is 0F02 and the bottle states Eau De Toilette under the Fahrenheit and the lower brand is marked Christian Dior as opposed to just Dior.

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    Managed to buy a vintage bottle of the EdT on ebay. Looking forward. My brother used to wear it 20 years ago or s. I have always liked it when used with moderation. I do wear lots of male scents. This one will be difficult to pull off though. Not because it is so super masculine, but because it is so well known as a men's scent and easily recognizable.

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    Default Re: Vintage FAHRENHEIT: marvelous memories from the past (Christian Dior, 1988)

    Vintage Fahrenheit is just exquisite. I do wish it would be re-interpreted with better quality materials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 61824 View Post
    Just picked up a bottle of this myself and suspect it may be a vintage:

    Batch code is 0F02 and the bottle states Eau De Toilette under the Fahrenheit and the lower brand is marked Christian Dior as opposed to just Dior.
    It's from the year 2000 ... :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by osoblanco View Post
    It's from the year 2000 ... :-)
    Superb, thanks for that. Will be giving it a wear soon to compare against the modern version.

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    If you had the money would you buy this??!!

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fahrenheit...item19efc1e4d7

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripjean View Post
    If you had the money would you buy this??!!

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fahrenheit...item19efc1e4d7
    What the f... no!

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    Default Re: Vintage FAHRENHEIT: marvelous memories from the past (Christian Dior, 1988)

    I love this thread, nice to see people's admiration of this classic.

    Every time I walk into a small shop with some rarities I hope to myself that theres some vintage Fahrenheit laying around (including the aftershave). I've been eager to try to find something in the early 2000's and prior but haven't seen anything older than mid 2000's. Oh well, I'll stumble upon some one day as I'm a die hard Fahrenheit fan.

    (I'd also love to find some of those mini vintage Fahrenheit bottles! They look awesome)

    Also great guide by Andrè, its really taught me to know the distinctions between different reformulations.

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