Fahrenheit Absolute (2009)

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

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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 (256 Ratings)

Longevity

8.3 (181 Ratings)

Sillage

7.4 (166 Ratings)

Bottle

7.6 (166 Ratings)
Submitted by Seglein, last update on 05.09.2019
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Smora

142 Reviews
Smora
Smora
Very helpful Review    5
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
Very 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.

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Silverfire

126 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
Helpful Review    1
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

671 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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Carlitos01 20 months ago
To all Fahrenheit Absolute lovers that morn its discontinuing by Dior:
Do try "Hommage à l'Homme" by Lalique.
They are similar as brothers.+4
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