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Fahrenheit Parfum (2014)
by Christian Dior

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Fahrenheit Parfum information

Year of Launch2014
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 178 votes)

People and companies

HouseChristian Dior
PerfumerFrançois Demachy
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

About Fahrenheit Parfum

Fahrenheit Parfum is a masculine fragrance by Christian Dior. The scent was launched in 2014 and the fragrance was created by perfumer François Demachy

Fahrenheit Parfum fragrance notes

Reviews of Fahrenheit Parfum

Dior Fahrenheit Le Parfum (2014) takes the DNA of the original controversial Dior Fahrenheit (1988) and effectively gives it a huge dose of civility and replaces its black leather jacket bad boy sex appeal with silk shirt and bedroom theatrics sex appeal instead. The results of this personality re-assignment create a fragrance that at its core is still the same one you know a love, but with the animal magnetism growl that either attracts or repells fight-or-flight style with something more deliberate in its flirtations, and something marginally more approachable as a result. Of the many flankers Dior has introduced then killed in quick succession over the years, Fahrenheit Le Parfum is among those likely most to be enjoyed by hardcore fans of the original Fahrenheit, while others such as Fahrenheit 0 Degree (2003), Fahrenheit 32 (2007), and Aqua Fahrenheit (2011) have been met with more mixed reception. It just seems outside of the sadly-axed Fahrenheit Absolute (2009), which was an oud reinterpration of the classic pillar, that there hasn't been much traction with the loyal fans for flankers of this range, and Le Parfum may be a step in the proper direction to keep the line relevant despite being into its third decade on the market by then. The basic gist of Le Parfum is to be a smoother, sweeter, more woodsy Fahrenheit. Clever noses that were around for the brief unpublished re-orchestration of the original Fahrenheit in the mid-2000's, which led to the scent being more vanilla-heavy and lacking a lot of the infamous "barrel note" the scent was known for, may recall some of that in Le Parfum.

It seems after reformulating Fahrenheit proper to be back in a form closer to the original release, house perfumer François Demachy took notes and kept in mind a proper place for this experimentation, and Fahrenheit Le Parfum is that place. Now this isn't to say that Le Parfum is just a higher-concentration version of those mid-2000's Fahrenheit batches, just that there is some lineage from them present. Ultimately, we see a sweeter opening infused with lavender and thickened with pink peppercorn introduce the famous "petrol violet" of Fahrenheit into the heart, which then slides up alongside a thicker vanilla to feel more like violet candy, something it shares in common with Mancera Aoud Violet (2014). The massive gourmand boozy benzoin and amber notes then lay on top of Fahrenheit's leather and vetiver accord, with smokiness from birch and patchouli completing it. The sweetness remains an important part so if you hate sweet you'll hate this. One can recognize most of the good old Fahrenheit we know and love is there, but it's had a few drinks, eaten some sweets, and kicks back with an unbuttoned shirt waiting to whisper sweet nothings at us like Bacchus. All of the nose-tweaking fight in Fahrenheit is gone from Le Parfum, but if you're looking for a more relaxed take that doesn't smell like a dilution such as some other flankers, Le Parfum nails it for you. Wear time is 12 hours and sillage is strong but close after the first hour. I see this being a winter fragrance much like the original too, but with more flexibility for romantic evenings or formal wear for those who don't want to "smell like pure gasoline" like the titular character said in the movie Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.

There is the little issue about price and availability though, as it seems like with all Fahrenheit flankers, Fahrenheit Le Parfum was pulled from the global market and possibly discontinued, or at very least is only being sold in France and neighboring countries much like Dior Homme Parfum (2014) released in the same year. Oh well, I guess Dior doesn't think much of it's overseas audience outside of shoving Dior Sauvage (2015) or endless watercolor florals down everyone's throats because it's what the young, dumb, beautiful, and flush with cash boobosie crave, since they just want "nice things" with a brag-worthy price tag without the baggage of substance or meaning. In any case, Fahrenheit Le Parfum does filter down into discounters and the gray market, but doesn't really come with a discount even then, costing north of $100 for 75ml/2.5 oz of parfum. I guess this isn't terrible, considering if it suffered from online fragrance community hype like Dior Homme Parfum did, it would easily be $200 to $300+ for the same quantity of fragrance from resellers ordering from France and scalping up to meet that hype. Crap like this really makes me hate the online fragrance community sometimes, with so many sweaty try-hards throwing cash at clout, but I digress. Whatever the price, Dior Fahrenheit Le Parfum has, or at least had, the makings of a good cold weather or cozy time flanker to the original if a bit more sweetness and roundness is okay by you, but it cannot replace the original; nothing really can. Whether or not you choose to take the plunge based on that analysis is up to you, but I think Demachy did justice to the original "accident" of Michael Almairac, Maurice Roger, and Jean-Louis Sieuzac. Thumbs up
11th July, 2021
FP has the original Fahrenheit DNA with a slightly sweeter and woody floral vibe. Nice! 7.5/10
01st December, 2020
Take Bentley Intense, add Green Valley to it and you get this. But this is a lot smoother, softer and has that green/vanilla contrast thing going on.
Very faintly smells like the original, but character is vastly different. This smells most alike Bentley then anything on the market.
Very intoxicating scent, not at all fresh, and definitely for cooler weathers. Not a club going scent.
Boozy incense iso E with green top. Very smooth and soft ( with that green vs vanilla tension).
23rd October, 2020
Took a few wears for me to come around on this one. Initially the lavender came off really harshly with spice and booze... granted, this was also at the tail end of summer. Cold weather is transformative... it really elevates this to another level. Also, Clockwork Alice’s observation that this leans unisex, if not slightly femme, makes perfect sense. Doesn’t put me off wearing it, I just see this as Fahrenheit that can be shared with greater ease.

The first ten minutes of application are still my least favourite, but as this develops on skin in colder weather some magic happens. As the screeching lavender and pepper get kicked off stage, this goes a little umami on my skin, almost vaguely reminiscent of boozy, violet leaf soy sauce, which then falls into the leather jacket accord from the EDT.

The vanilla and benzoins in the base form a lovely anchor with the patchouli and woods, and the dry down becomes what I’d probably best call a ruggedly smooth experience. It’s good, leans gourmand without going gooey and never quite gives up its bite.

This goes in a couple of different directions before finally settling into a solid accord, but when it does it’s stunning.

Not a favourite for me, because it falls short of the mark left by the EDT. It does fill a cold weather gap for lovers of the DNA, but still leaves me feeling a little unfulfilled. Still a solid thumbs up.
09th February, 2020 (last edited: 03rd March, 2020)
A Fahrenheit that is sweet! I was shocked at first how sweet and feminine it is – at least for Fahrenheit. But it is beautiful. Gasoline with vanilla and leather and some booze. And patchouli!
I would wear this gourmand Fahrenheit with ease and joy, especially in autumn. Seems very unisex to me - maybe even leaning slightly feminine. It also reminds me of something I have tried and liked before, but I don't remember what it is, maybe something from A*Men range (they also felt quite feminine/unisex to me), maybe something from Les Senteurs Gourmands fragrances or even Burberry London for men? Or maybe I'm feeling this because of this unexpected combination of Fahrenheit and warm boozy and slightly spicy patchouli sweetened with vanilla. It's like Fahrenheit meeting Black Opium in a way – I am sorry for this comparison, but I do like both, and with this scent I can actually wear both at once.
I could see myself with a bottle of this warm and sensual Fahrenheit in the future.
14th October, 2019
This is a special one. How do you take something lavender fronted and make it mature and masculine? By loading it up with warmth, booze, and vanilla, that's how! The rum note is great in this.

And speaking of warmth, it's impressive how this can be a wholly distinct scent from the EDT while still connecting in your mind through that heat. There's something a little smokey or metallic (I think it's from the violet leaves) that is ever so slightly evocative of the original, while still being sophisticated and not smelling like you just got off work at the auto shop. I do love the original in it's own right though.

As some other Fahrenheit flankers have gotten discontinued over the years, I made sure to grab a 75ml, which I'll cherish as long as I can.
17th June, 2019

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