Finally got Fahrenheit

bigsteve

Basenotes Dependent
Oct 13, 2012
Been wanting Fahrenheit for a while, but was holding back due to cost. Wife went to the UK to visit family, and picked me up some in the Duty Free Shop at London Heathrow. Actually got it for a pretty good price. I assume this is a current batch, and wondering if others have longevity probs with Big F.

Doesn't seem too good to me, unless I spray like 4 times, and work outside a little bit or do something like that to warm up my skin or make me sweat a little. Then it radiates and I can smell it a while longer. Indoors, wife can't smell it on me after just 1-1/2 to hours or so.

Any other opinions/observations on current Fahrenheit?? If there's a consensus that current longevity is poor, I am not above selling it.
 

classics4me

always learning--often laughing
Feb 8, 2017
Been wanting Fahrenheit for a while, but was holding back due to cost. Wife went to the UK to visit family, and picked me up some in the Duty Free Shop at London Heathrow. Actually got it for a pretty good price. I assume this is a current batch, and wondering if others have longevity probs with Big F.

Doesn't seem too good to me, unless I spray like 4 times, and work outside a little bit or do something like that to warm up my skin or make me sweat a little. Then it radiates and I can smell it a while longer. Indoors, wife can't smell it on me after just 1-1/2 to hours or so.

Any other opinions/observations on current Fahrenheit?? If there's a consensus that current longevity is poor, I am not above selling it.
May I suggest that the performance will likely improve after the bottle aerates and matures some? I always find this to be the case.
 

Schnitter

Basenotes Junkie
Aug 11, 2014
Congrats on your purchase.

Sadly, it has been reformulated so many times that I'm lost at which years its still good. Several years ago, I researched that the last real strong long lasting and petroleum smelling was 2016. It then got watered down, then the petroleum note change to violet smelling, and then they changed it back to smelling good. That was the last of it I remember. Not sure the status of it these days. I hunted down two bottles of 2016 and called it a day.
 

Andylalal

Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Feb 2, 2022
May I suggest that the performance will likely improve after the bottle aerates and matures some? I always find this to be the case.
Good advise. Lost count how many full bottles upon purchase really don't meet expectations... from sampling or decants, even after several wears. I leave it alone for a while, eventually revisiting it to find it much more enjoyable and up-to-par.
 

Renato

Basenotes Institution
Oct 21, 2002
That's a shame. I suggest spraying some on the back of your hand and spraying some on a piece of paper at the same time.
Check each at say the two and three hour mark.
If both are weak, reformulation is the problem.
If it's only weak on your hand and strong on the paper, your skin is the problem - it does happen.
That's why I usually spray scents on my hands and wander around for a few hours to see how they perform on my skin.
Regards,
Renato
 

Ken_Russell

Basenotes Institution
Jan 21, 2006
Congratulations!
From a personal viewpoint alone, the current version of this has a still decent performance and does therefore not justify selling, as much as keeping this to be worn and enjoyed (if liking its notes).
 

Toxicon

Basenotes Junkie
May 29, 2021
My 2020 bottle is a very good performer - maybe not the full on beast mode of vintage years, but 2 sprays lasts all day, 3 is usually overkill.

Bear in mind, it's easy to go to noseblind to Fahrenheit, so if you're spraying close to your face, it could be that. It's something like 25% ISO E, and I have similar issues with other ISO E-heavy frags like Terre d'Hermes, Burberry London, Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee, etc. I've also had this happen with Fahrenheit a few times, but now I'm just careful to spray further down on my chest and away from my neck and face and I get great performance.

EDIT: I realize you mentioned your wife can't smell it, so maybe that's not the issue, unless she's going noseblind from close contact or repeated exposure? Hard to say.
 

Foamywax

Basenotes Dependent
May 2, 2013
I have a batch from this year -my very first bottle. I can't make a final judgement just yet as it still needs some maceration. I get 4-5 hours out of it as of now but it does project. I am hoping I get the all day longevity that some here talk about but at the moment I'm not getting the performance I get put of other Dior fragrances I own. Having said that, I bought it a little over a month ago so it's still new. I may be going nose blind as well as I do have a problem with iso e super. I bought Dior homme 2020 some months ago and I go nose blind very easily with that one. But with Fahrenheit I'm a bit let down by the performance NOT by the scent which is a masterpiece in my opinion. I will definitely give it more time to mature.
I had the exact same problem with DHI a year ago.
I was so disappointed at first as it seemed so weak. Over a year later it's like a totally different fragrance now. Strong rich and wonderful.
This past week has been horrible anyway.
I caught covid last week and I cannot smell anything.
 

Toxicon

Basenotes Junkie
May 29, 2021
This past week has been horrible anyway.
I caught covid last week and I cannot smell anything.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery! (My family also came down with covid this week; I haven't tested positive yet, but I keep thinking my sense of smell is flickering out. Fortunately I have lots of perfume on hand to test my nose every few hours.)
 

tspencer

Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Jul 12, 2016
Yeah. I'll never forget when I first smelled the tester strip back in 2016 (the year I started the hobby).......I was like 'wow'. I bought it on the spot. Since I was rather new to fragrance I had no clue that it was a decades-old beloved fragrance. I thought I found something 'new' on the shelf. LOL. Fahrenheit is timeless. It doesn't have a smell that has an 'age'. It's always young and ready for fun.
 

Foamywax

Basenotes Dependent
May 2, 2013
Best wishes for a speedy recovery! (My family also came down with covid this week; I haven't tested positive yet, but I keep thinking my sense of smell is flickering out. Fortunately I have lots of perfume on hand to test my nose every few hours.)
Thanks!!
 

PuddleMonkey

Basenotes Dependent
Nov 21, 2010
I don't remember much about this fragrance other than it starts out smelling a bit like gasoline, I was too young for this upon release. Didn't know it was still expensive, would have thought after all these years it'd be at Walgreens for $7.99. I look forward to revisiting it.
 

Ifti

Basenotes Dependent
Aug 5, 2016
My first intro to Fahrenheit was a flanker.

The current original ones I smell on the counter are compared to that much more floral.
To date haven't had any compulsion to rabbidly find everything to know about it ( as I / we often do with frags) and knew very little of it bar seeing the name.

Neither smell dated in any way to me. "Quality"

Dig the flanker ( absolute) which I know know is like swimming upstream back to the original (!), and I'm sure if there's a deal to be had I'll try and land it!
 

Schnitter

Basenotes Junkie
Aug 11, 2014
My first intro to Fahrenheit was a flanker.

The current original ones I smell on the counter are compared to that much more floral.
To date haven't had any compulsion to rabbidly find everything to know about it ( as I / we often do with frags) and knew very little of it bar seeing the name.

Neither smell dated in any way to me. "Quality"

Dig the flanker ( absolute) which I know know is like swimming upstream back to the original (!), and I'm sure if there's a deal to be had I'll try and land it!
Absolute is a great flanker. I might like it more than the original. It was discontinued, so contrats on having it. I think I might have a backup of it too.
 

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