Fahrenheit Absolute 2009

Fahrenheit Absolute by Dior
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Fahrenheit Absolute is a popular perfume by Dior for men and was released in 2009. The scent is oriental-spicy. The longevity is above-average. The production was apparently discontinued. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAromatic notes, Myrrh, Violet
Heart Notes Heart NotesLeather, Frankincense
Base Notes Base NotesOriental notes, Oud

Ratings

Scent

8.2 (272 Ratings)

Longevity

8.4 (196 Ratings)

Sillage

7.5 (181 Ratings)

Bottle

7.7 (179 Ratings)
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6.5
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7
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7
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7
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Chizza
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Chizza
Chizza
Top Review    12  
Possible creation scenario of Fahrenheit Absolute
Recently, on a rainy day at the headquarters of Wolles Eleven, also known as The Beer Tent in Kalle's Garden: they pondered on topics such as the food emergency in the Corona crisis (what kind of beer would still be sold and would you drink Kölsch if necessary?), the cancellation of the motorcycle trip to Portugal (they moved it to the Sauerland) and swung over to well-known leather perfumes. Suddenly Rudi remembered that Wolle had worked for Dior many years ago.
"Man, wool, tell me, after Fahrenheit was rather meagre." Wool drew on his harvest 23 and then replied: "You are right, I was working on the Absolute at that time. He was hired, but he wasn't for the people." "I'd like to test it, shall we go to the perfume shop like the other day?" "Hecki, you idiot, he was hired, he's no longer available. But I still have some samples here. We're testing. Better now when I look at Udo. He's already hanging in the ropes

"You better tell us how it went in the development, wool!"
"Sure: you know, we always pumped out the gas at the petrol stations at night, that's why Fahrenheit always smelled that way. And now it was once a colleague and I were on it at night. So off to the gas station, hijacked the Aral car and pumped it out. Now I must say it was Christmas time. The colleague and I were on the Dior 3 Wise Men team. Before that we had a gig. He was the one with the myrrh, I was the one with the incense. The colleague from the works council, the one with the gold."
"Wasn't entrusted to you, it was immediately clear!", Kalle shouted in between and everyone laughed. "No, they were chocolate gold coins." "They were entrusted to you?" "I'd rather not say anything," said Wolle, sipping his beer. Everyone laughed except Udo, who didn't get the punch line.
"Anyway, we go to the gas station, and the colleague has myrrh falling into the stolen fuel! I dance angrily around him, the little bag of incense resin falls into my hands. So we're in trouble and haven't said anything yet. Then they put Fahrenheit together and someone says why the new incense has a slightly warm, spicy touch. If there was a new kind of Sprits." Wool paused theatrically, sucked on his cigarette, coughed and then realized that the cigarette wasn't even lit. He quickly went on

"I'll ask him what he means. Vodka rhubarb or what? He said if we two idiots put anything in there. I said, only if it smells good. Then his boss came and took us aside. He said it smelled different, it would sell for sure, we could put a bit more in and sell a flanker to Fahrenheit Yeah, yeah, yeah. Thanks to the myrrh, the start smelled warm and spicy, a bit strong. So it already smelled like Fahrenheit, but the petrol note was quickly replaced by myrrh and violet. That smelled a bit earthy to leafy, radiated strongly, moved towards herbaceous, so it fit."
"Why violets, wool?"
"There was nothing else in the meadow behind the lab." Then incense and leather were to follow, but both were more visible in the background, because the violet now outshone everything and slowly became musty. Reminded me at times of my never cleaned robe. By the way, before you ask: "Leather because we got a pair of leather gloves, nice guy." "Oh, really? What do you mean, "Really?" "Oh, some guy wanted to get rid of his surgery stuff and was all grateful that we took off his gloves. He just had to get rid of the knife."

Uwe hesitated: "At night? A doctor who secretly disposes of and gives away surgical equipment somewhere else? And wears leather gloves in the operating theatre?" "I was surprised, too, but he bought us another beer, showed us his motorbike where he had stored syringes and such in the side pocket. He said he was a country doctor, so he had all this with him and in the country it's easier to get around on a motorcycle. Sounded plausible." Everyone looked at each other questioningly but didn't want to add to the confusing story.
"Then what does oriental music mean?"
"More myrrh. And some spices we just had in the kitchen. Let's face it, you don't smell much of anything except a warmer, spicier Fahrenheit." "And the oud?" "What's the matter? What is that? I can't even write this! I'm sure it's just because it was fancy!" "Oud is eagle wood, wool." "Yeah, they put some synthetic stuff in there where they thought it was woody and all the rage! One of the salesmen was already tap-dancing in his dollar bill suit."
Wool stopped, then he said: " that'll do, boys. Pass that drop over here, what is that?" "You're drinking your Bentley Intense, Wool."

Fahrenheit Absolute is - and here I feel the fragrance differently from many commentators I appreciate - by no means the better Fahrenheit. Fahrenheit Absolute is spicier, warmer and thus altogether more approachable. In general, the fanned oriental touch doesn't harmonize with Fahrenheit per se, which is why the fragrance doesn't work in my eyes, because what I like about Fahrenheit is precisely this mediated coolness and distance. The violet and myrrh unfortunately act diametrically to these notes, leather and incense play in the background, oud and oriental notes are there for me, but not intense and above all they don't lift the fragrance any more. The end sounds solid, nothing burns anymore.
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TomFragance

27 Reviews
TomFragance
TomFragance
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Meteorite bomb
If Dior Fahrenheit is a burning forest, this is a meteorite on the asphalt! It was not easy to flank the older brother but this flaker does it great. Very dark and more modern than the predecessor, oh God, the conjunction with Fahrenheit is there, the indistinguishable note of violet and the leather that accompanies it, but then absolute becomes more dusty, more rubber, darker, more incense and with the oud, oud that is not the absolute protagonist of the perfume but you feel it bouncing between the liturgical notes, it is not the oud that is flattened in your face, but it is the one that accompanies you gently.
The opening is fantastic, an explosion of scents, almost all the notes are heard, but then it rests and becomes "silent", after the aggressive opening it becomes very calm and meditative, a sort of modern / metallic, perhaps the combination of myrrh incense and oud, it disturbs a little, after that opening you expect more. Certainly simpler and less overwhelming than the original but equally fascinating. Very gloomy, from the absolute name one would expect a more full-bodied and rich perfume, instead I consider it more simple and subtle. Do not get me wrong, absolutely not boring, indeed it has an opening to scream. Very contemplative, black and flowery.

Rating 9
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6
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6
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10
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MikeMike

34 Reviews
MikeMike
MikeMike
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Notable flanker
If original Fahrenheit is a car mechanic Fahrenheit Absolute is a car salesman. It is more subtle and with castrated petroleum accords, therefore, less bold and masculine.

It reminds a mix of Dior Homme Intense and original Fahrenheit, both scents which I really enjoy. But here is a catch, not always mixing two great things gives a sum of them. I'm lacking a bit of some statement here, but I can imagine that people looking at different things in perfumes at a lot of the will appreciate that one being on a bit quieter side.

An interesting fact is that under the Chart tab they marked as a heavy winter one, wherein my opinion they are the best fit for cold spring days/end of winter.

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7
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Smora

147 Reviews
Smora
Smora
Very helpful Review    4  
Lost Black Diamond
Scentrack: Photek - Modus Operandi

An excellent release from Dior. A transformation of old Fahrenheit into darker, introverted and mellow fragrance. It started Fahrenheit-like, but very soon chose its own way. Electric violet combined with dark incense and soft oud, rounded by sticky miro resin.
Dark, inflammable and little bit dirty. A perfect scentrack for Sean Connery in "The Name of the Rose". Transcended incense of church becoming passionate and sexy. Unexplained transformation and duality. Sacred-profane, good-evil, cold-hot, right-wrong.
Really sad to see this piece of art discontinued, while superior in my opinion to Fahrenheit Le Parfum or notorious Sauvage.

Rating: 9/10

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ColinM

516 Reviews
ColinM
ColinM
Helpful Review    7  
Remarkable flanker
Flowers out of black asphalt. It wasn’t surely easy to come up with a successful flanker of such a pillar as Fahrenheit, but this Absolute version, well, “absolutely” nails it. The connection with Fahnrenheit is as much subtle as clear in fact: the same sort of oil-leather accord, that “asphalt” terpenic note, is here too. But with a definitely charming and kind of more “modern-transparent” twist: less leathery and more rubbery, silkier, cozier, more mellow, with a tremendous powdery accord of violet (and lavender?) which adds a sprinkle of talc to Fahrenheit’s signature darkness. The darker side of Absolute is the main connection with the original version, but it’s still quite different enough to be appreciated as a different fragrance. First of all it’s not as deep and overwhelming as in Fahrenheit, and as I said is also less centered on leather and more on a synthetic, smoky oud note (more rubbery smoke than oud, actually); plus it’s overall far more discreet, velvety, refined, with an almost “liturgical” vibe underneath. It may be resins or something quite close to incense, but I do get an intimate, kind of meditative dark feel out of this Absolute. Still with a really modern, kind of “retro-futuristic” pungent metallic nuance. And soapy shades. Simple but fantastic, a truly remarkable modern take on a classic. With a really enjoyable “whiter” drydown, powder on black rubber. The name of this flanker is definitely misleading; one may expect a thicker, bolder version of Fahrenheit, while this is a rather gentler and way smoother version of it. Darker, in a more subtle way – quiet, gloomy and smoky. By no means I would consider duller or simpler than the original Fahnreheit, though; just a really creative different version of it, maybe a bit more sophisticated, meditative, somehow more shady and ambiguous. Extremely fascinating and great to wear, and above all, with the same distinctive creativity that made Fahrenheit beyond unique.

8-8,5/10
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Silverfire

130 Reviews
Silverfire
Silverfire
Helpful Review    7  
Compelling
A dirty little secret: samples of this are virtually nonexistent online unless you go the ebay route. I love ebay, but fragrance acquisitions from there have always seemed too risky. A decant from the gracious Digindirt brought this scent to me at last. Another dirty little secret: Fahrenheit is one of my favorite scents. Am I biased, expecting great things of Dior? You bet.

Instead of starting out with a gas note, Fahrenheit Absolute starts out with an incense-vanilla-oud note, which smells fantastic. Soon the incense whispers away to leave the oud in all its "noble rot" glory, with the remaining vanilla sweetening it just the right amount. Initially, the silage is restrained, at about a foot.

By an hour or so, the silage expands to a few feet -- an aromatic but not obnoxious effect area. It stays this strong for six hours and falls off slowly afterwards. During this time, the scent itself remains a high-quality oud. Spicy and woodsy notes unveil themselves in supporting roles, but the overall effect is not as earthen as Memoir Man.

Once you apply some heat to the scent (in terms of working out), out comes some kind of orange and more vanilla; again, it's just the proper amount of vanilla, demonstrating power under control.

Fahrenheit Absolute changes little throughout its thirteen hour life and is almost a linear scent. I found it to be exotic, serious, weighty, and refined. It is not oppressive; it is not quite moody; it has a restrained sensuality. In a word -- compelling.
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Momoo

7 Reviews
Momoo
Momoo
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Absolutely dark Absolutely mysterious
when you mention dior then you mention the high quality for me dior is number 1 from all designer houses and absolute is not an exception it is darker than the original Fahrenheit more mysterious because of oud and incense & leather . absolute removed the petroleum smell which i did not like in the original . it has an impressive longevity & good sillage . great one for cold weather
thanks dior .
smell : 8.5
long : 9.5
sillage : 8
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Drseid

745 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
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Absolutely Not...
Absolute really does not remind me of the incredible original Fahrenheit at all. Instead I get Cartier Declaration, but leather and oud instead of fresh. Also like Declaration, the dreaded "BO" note that made me dislike that one makes an unwanted appearance... I think there must be some cumin in here even though it is not listed in the official notes. In any case, I don't loathe Absolute, I just don't like it and when you can easily buy the classic original for reasonable money, why buy this? 2 to 2.5 stars out of 5.

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Carlitos01Carlitos01 3 years ago
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To all Fahrenheit Absolute lovers that morn its discontinuing by Dior:
Do try "Hommage à l'Homme" by Lalique.
They are similar as brothers.

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