Fahrenheit 1988 Eau de Toilette

Fahrenheit (Eau de Toilette) by Dior
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Fahrenheit (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Dior for men and was released in 1988. The scent is leathery-spicy. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by LVMH. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot
CamomileCamomile
LavenderLavender
Mandarin orangeMandarin orange
MaceMace
HawthornHawthorn
CedarCedar
LemonLemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesCarnationCarnation
HoneysuckleHoneysuckle
JasmineJasmine
Lily of the valleyLily of the valley
NutmegNutmeg
SandalwoodSandalwood
Violet leafViolet leaf
CedarCedar
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber
LeatherLeather
MuskMusk
PatchouliPatchouli
Tonka beanTonka bean
VetiverVetiver

Ratings

Scent

8.11433 Ratings

Longevity

8.31110 Ratings

Sillage

8.01084 Ratings

Bottle

7.91105 Ratings

Value for money

7.5165 Ratings
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Honigdachs
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For the man who wants more
Everything comes together in this fragrance, the freshness of the bergamot, which seems to be balanced by the chamomile very discreetly, not to awaken associations directly, but leaves room so that finally this tart romance of a freshly refueled leather jacket, which does not have to wait long to be perceived by anyone / everyone and either you put on the jacket and feel wrapped and carried, or you leave it on the left because it is too heavy for you.

Was my first signature fragrance, in times when there was still the 30ML filling for 24.95 € or 29.95 €, has then also just enough so a month, because I could not get enough of this fragrance, my environment was there but rather split.

Wear after 15 years this fragrance even regularly.
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Greenfan1701
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Greenfan1701
Helpful Review    14  
Nothing to compare with
I had seen the Truffaut film version of FAHRENHEIT 451 after Ray Bradbury. The film had impressed me very much, firstly because of the story (book burnings) and secondly because of Oskar Werner, the brilliant actor, whom I like very much, also because of his great voice. Therefore, I was very taken when I had learned then, there is a perfume called "Fahrenheit".

So bought a bottle of it and applied it, and WOW, what a scent. When you read through all the ingredients, you may not believe that this is all contained. Hawthorn, nutmeg, chamomile, I don't know if that's what makes it smell the way it does.

All I can say is that you can't compare this scent to any other, at least I don't know any that compare. But of course I do not know ALL the fragrances of this world :-)

But I also don't care, because perfumes smell different for everyone anyway and the preferences are also so diverse, so you can't say what smells good and what doesn't anyway. For me, this fragrance is more something for those late summer or early fall days, like now. A pleasant mixture of masculine leather patchouli vetiver and ladylike lavender lily of the valley honeysuckle fragrance mixture.

If you want something out of the ordinary, Fahrenheit is best suited for that, but if you're looking for something lovely and sweet, you're not well advised here, you should rather leave it alone. Although, curious I would be already, if I did not know the yet :-)

Be well and a nice weekend I wish all.

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Bleauri
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Bleauri
Helpful Review    7  
The perfect beginning (for me)
(Note: My first review to the new entry on "Parfumo". In view of many accurate fragrance descriptions and analysis of the components, I will probably only describe quite subjective impressions here.)

My first really expensive perfume, after I had limited myself in my teenage years to "Tabac" and "CD" deodorant, but had already overcome my teenage disdain for sniffing each other. Was I massively influenced by the (TV) advertising for the launch of the brand in 1988? Anyway, for the first time in my life I marched into a local scent temple, tested only this stuff and paid 90,- Mark for the 100 ml. What a freaky smell of gasoline / diesel. For lack of comparison possibilities in the fragrance sector, the question did not arise with me at all: THAT should be a fragrance? After being joined by a few other scents later, I was sure that this is and will remain my signature scent because it is so unique. And which, like my other favorite scents, tells a story, in this case set in an almost post-apocalyptic beach setting with a deep red, setting sun. It could be idyllic, but there are also oil slicks sloshing on the waves and derelict industrial / port facilities rising in the background. In short, I see the vision Terry Gilliam had in mind as a starting point for his film "Brazil". Probably it was the price that made me buy another 100ml bottle once or twice at most after 1988, until I abruptly woke up from a half-sleep dream during a morning nap with my youngest at the end of the noughties and had to have "Fahrenheit" - IMMEDIATELY, UNCONDITIONALLY. A measly 30ml at a naturally (the smaller, the more expensive) disastrous price-performance ratio from the drugstore was procured in hours. Consumed. Afterwards bought again and again and regarded with concern that with various reformulations this powerhouse fragrance degenerates to a pale memory. Nevertheless, a thick recommendation in times of myriads of generic fragrances; this is distinctive!
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Amoment
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Papa
I was born in 1996,but can remember like it was yesterday.

I was 3years old,and daddy always smelled "nice" to me as a little girl.
What that was exactly I didn't know,of course.

Daddy smelled warm and fresh,Daddy smelled like home,I loved that smell.
At some point mom tells me that she had given dad this scent in 1992 and he liked it so much that it became his signature scent.
Fahrenheit is a classic, for me he just has a special meaning.

Fahrenheit is timeless in my opinion
he fits evenings as well as for everyday life, in summer as well as in winter. He has that certain something I will always love this fragrance
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JackRH
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JackRH
Very helpful Review    10  
Standout, iconic, non-conformist
Fahrenheit is certainly one of those fragrances that you simply have to experience for yourself and that you only come close to doing justice to with a written description.

Nevertheless, I give you here times my impression with.

Right up front: the infamous gasoline / petroleum note. When I tested the fragrance for the very first time, I also got a relatively protruding petrol note, which clearly shapes the overall initial impression, of course, in addition to the remaining components of the fragrance.

For the rest of the day, in which I could perceive the smell on me, also came now and then the thought "Hm, really very interesting ... but maybe not a little much after all?"

I admit that from the beginning I wanted to like this fragrance very much because of its image and therefore had to be careful not to tell myself anything wrong.

Over the days, two more tests followed.... and the joy and enthusiasm for Fahrenheit slowly but surely set in!

One indeed gets used to the sharpness and loudness that emerges at first, and comes to enjoy the deep olfactory world of the numerous notes hiding behind, which create a very nice, warm, leathery overall result.
Exactly how I perceive the fragrance by now - as pleasant, warm, complex and always with the feeling of just wearing a brand new, high quality leather jacket. Overall, a fragrance that I will almost certainly keep in my collection for many years to come.

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CONCLUSION So: Definitely test it yourself, and if you have a penchant for the general DNA of the fragrance and don't mind smelling very contrary to the contemporaneous fragrance landscape and you have the personality to embody this willingly, don't be put off. For one or two, this can be a real treasure.

Sillage and durability are above average for an EDT. An interesting scent progression is also present in any case; the fragrance becomes softer and opens more with the hours.

Would there be a version with even longer shelf life, that would be the absolute hammer, but if you reach u.U. equal to the large bottles, the price-performance ratio here is also very, very good.
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INDIGOSPHINX

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INDIGOSPHINX
INDIGOSPHINX
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Compare this with TF ombre leather
So.. I have not tried too many leather dominant (not just as a note but truly smells like leather) fragrances. But I think most people are interested in these two so I want to offer some insights on which one you should buy and if you have one should you go for the other

for convenience sake, OL is ombre leather and FH is Fahrenheit

The overall experience of OL is a black, rough leather. Imagine some raw hide that has just been processed out of factory and ready to be used for whatever purposes. They have a certain chemical rough smell to them that is well... leathery. And they are not flexible at all. OL also seems more linear to me, after the opening slightly jasmine and fruit smell for less than 10 sec it jumps straight into that fresh raw rough leather smell and it stays like that.

FH on the other hand, smells more complex, much more complex. after the opening of fresh violet leaf ozonic airyness, I can detect chamomile, nutmeg and some floral green sweetness. The leather in FH is soft, supple, and reminds me much more of the texture of a woman's leather glove. or that from a vintage sports car where the leather has been weathered so much that they are very soft and flexible.

Which one I like better? I like FH better because it's more interesting to me. in a sense, it is less rough/masculine than OL but OL gives off a vibe that is very biker like.

If you are a student of leather frags, please do buy both. For mass appeal, I'd recommend FH. For those who want the most authentic leather smell, go for OL.

Neither smells...elegant per se.. but the impression of FH is more acceptable in business settings IMO.
If you are a biker at heart or a fan of PURE LEATHER smell, OL would do you better

in terms of wearability, FH>OL. FH has more freshness so in the summer it's also wearable. Additionally, the new batches of FH have great performance and is more bang for buck
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MrMagic
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Fire and flame...
...I am for this fragrance!
One thing I have to let Dior yes: Among countless fragrances for me to test, it just had to be Fahrenheit, which landed very high on my list. The name, the reputation to be a "Hate or Love" fragrance, the uniqueness and ultimately the entire presentation have done it to me. At the same time, it is then still said that the fragrance would simply smell like gasoline, which made it not very interesting for me. But wrong thought:
When I sprayed the fragrance on the test strip and smelled it for the first time, I tore open my eyes and looked for a brief moment dumbfounded to the test strip, because this fragrance is really unique and as that is so with unique fragrances, they like to polarize.
I've never smelled anything like Fahrenheit before, but I liked it immediately. I understand the gasoline/engine oil association, but don't think it does the scent justice. Fahrenheit is just so much more!
Incidentally, I expected something sharp, downright smelling of spirit, which makes the fragrance for so many as a gasoline scent. But wrongly thought, Fahrenheit has no sharp after nail polish remover, turpentine or even just to be declared as spicy accord. Fahrenheit picks up somewhat, by that I mean only somewhat, the inherent smell of gasoline and that only mainly in the opening. Since this is supposed to be much more pronounced according to some statements and reviews in the vintage version (My goodness, I must definitely test!), I can well imagine that some rated here from memory.
Otherwise, I can not explain "This smells only of gasoline", because even my untrained nose gets from beginning to end tangerine violet leaf leather in combination with a pinch of chamomile.
All in all, the fragrance strikes me as slightly fruity-green with a distinct leather note.

The durability varies, is with me but mostly at 10-11 hours. Complain can not be there. With the Silllage I had the biggest problems, because I perceive the fragrance itself times, then also a time no longer. I experimented a bit with the number of sprays and even with 15+ sprays, I didn't find myself swooning into unconsciousness once, which I think would have been the case with most fragrances that are a bit more intrusive. So there is something about Fahrenheit that I sometimes notice and sometimes don't. I know the nose gets used to scents, but I haven't wandered that much in between "Is it gone now?" and "No, it's still there!" yet. Certainty there was every time at the latest when the nose wandered to the sprayed wrist, because with the nose on the skin, the scent is, as already noted, very long perceptible.
But I also involved other people who could perceive me a few hours after spraying still clearly, albeit pleasantly. All in all, therefore, not a fragrance that beats up your counterpart still after hours the nose, but definitely more than skin close and thus also above average will make itself felt.

The Falkon, the name, the class sprayer: here really fits everything together.
Exactly the name and the bottle looking like a flame have attracted my attention and enticed me, among other things, to test the fragrance. Nevertheless, there are also here even more beautiful works of art, the cap could also be better.

The bottom line is that Fahrenheit is exactly what I was looking for. He is unique, he is uncompromising, he polarizes. It combines many aspects that I miss in today's selection of fragrances. Certainly a fragrance that will stay with me for a long time and will fill the shopping list in 200ml. I'll also give the Flanker another try, though it'll be hard to top this one. This scent has absolute potential to be a signature scent for small manageable collections, is wearable for young to old and all but the height of summer.
Do not be deterred by the others, test it and form your own opinion.

Thanks for reading!

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Kurai

102 Reviews
Kurai
Kurai
Helpful Review    3  
Drinks
In moderation he is a pleasant companion, a good conversation. The subtlety of florals, spice and vetiver complement the strong leather basis.

Overdo it and he gets obnoxious, unbuttons his shirt, makes inappropriate jokes and starts a fight in the parking lot.
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Intersport
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Reflections on Fahrenheit
Fahrenheit gets better and better over the years. By that I don't mean due to any chemical reactions that affect the quality of some wines, similar to the storage of some wines, nor that the perfume is improved with increasing reformulations, but rather that with each further standard mush on the designer field, each further flanker, including those of Fahrenheit, the original Fahrenheit Eau de Toilette stands out more and more and can claim its position as a solitaire. For this reason, it is also why it always needs more comments on Fahrenheit, although about the fragrance, here and in the Internet archive, a lot has already been said.

I can remember my first contact with Fahrenheit exactly. Summer 1990, I was to buy with a perfume, then as a teenager, still with saved pocket money I have very carefully considered what it should be - today you would probably call such a thing as research. My parents' neighbour wore Fahrenheit and during a conversation over the garden fence I was presented with it. The fact that a woman preferred Fahrenheit, which was declared as a men's fragrance, caught my attention before. My choice fell at that time nevertheless on Égoïste - what with its history with Chanel, the left to Bois des Îles and Bois Noir, a completely different, but similarly important place occupies.

Fahrenheit remains a solitaire. Never was a designer perfume with extensive distribution again so crafty and experimental. It is often described as a leather fragrance, but I see it more as a floral perfume, where especially fragrances around violets are skillfully staged, see Jean Doré's excellent comment on the use of methyl octyl carbonate (https://auparfum.bynez.com/fahrenheit,227).

Another reason to revisit Fahrenheit right now is that the current version is again quite a bit closer to older versions. I wonder if the 40th anniversary 1988 - 2018 was the reason for that Seven or eight years ago there was a horrible vanilla-heavy formulation where apparently a bottle of Fahrenheit Absolut fell into the vat - thankfully that's been ironed out, back when I was happy to reach for the excellent Cuir Pleine Fleur as a 'replacement'. I would love to know more about the special solvent/petrol note that is another special Fahrenheit. This one is there too, and perhaps a tad more pronounced and at the same time brighter than before (this idea has been spun on quite cleverly, among others, most notably with Santa Maria Novella's Nostalgia and also Comme des Garçons Garage and Tar). Sure, Fahrenheit 2020 smells different from what it did 30 or 40 years ago. Some changes were certainly inevitable, but Dior Parfums doesn't have the best reputation as an ethical house. We are very far from the subtlety displayed here by, for example, YSL when they released their La Collection reissues, or when they reissued Helmut Lang's perfumes. Despite all the differences I see with my currently oldest bottle from 2000, the current version is great
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Cnt
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You stand out
Fahrenheit met me the first time in my youth.
In a disco, back when you were still allowed to smoke inside uninhibited when you drank. From a brew of tobacco smoke, sweat and tilted drinks to stick out is not so easy. But Fahrenheit succeeds without any problems.
1 man under 100 put on this scent.... I go every bet that one smells him.
It may have been the environment, the wearer themselves, or both combined. But Fahrenheit reminds me of a pimp.... In the late 70s or early 80s. Gold chain, mustache, an open shirt with chest hair spilling out of it.... Self-centered smile Although I really like the scent, but not everyone can wear it.
Of course, one (s) must be no image described above *laughs* but charisma you need for the already.
He is not for early 20s... Also nothing for early 30s... Unless you are already a man then. Way ahead of his time back then.
H/S is above average. Carefully dosed he also does not annoy.
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JMWeedJMWeed 29 days ago
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Gasoline is not my thing and if I wear this again my wife may kick me out of the house/car
FefewinstonFefewinston 1 month ago
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A true man's fragrance, Dior Fahrenheit is a gasoline-honeysuckle-tinged gut punch released in 1988 and still popular today. Exceptional.
CaspikaarCaspikaar 6 months ago
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The name says it all.
You could experience this scent in two extremes/perspectives; Extremely cool or super hot. A unique sophisticated gem
BertolucciKBertolucciK 11 months ago
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The scent from my teenage years is characterized by a powerful opening with a petrol vibe. In the drydown, a slightly smoked earthy leather.
DemeteraDemetera 12 months ago
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Feels old, but well aged, not outdated at all. Smells like leathery-earthy-smoky-gasoline 100% love or hate type, but there is lot to love.
Finerthings8Finerthings8 1 year ago
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Love at second sniff . Daring and unusual for a designer brand .takes time to appreciate but definitely worth it.
Redsn4pperRedsn4pper 1 year ago
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Just tried layering this with Dior Homme EDT (2011) today. A match made in heaven! The leather got amped up, with more floral nuances.
HubertGHubertG 2 years ago
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Top 10 lifetime fragrances, classic but different, masterpiece from Dior.
NGL7NGL7 2 years ago
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Black leather jacket and Chevy Camaro: " 'cos if you wanna run cool
If you wanna run cool, you got to run
On heavy, heavy fuel"
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PolarrfoxPolarrfox 2 years ago
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You love it or You hate it. Nothing between this. Strong, spicy, masculine scent with lots of licquorice aroma. Parfum is much better.
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