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Fahrenheit is a classic and something that I have been wearing on an off since I was a teenager. A lot of people seem to either love Fahrenheit or else they hate it but I am definitely in the latter camp as I think it is an amazing men's fragrance and each time I smell it in a department store I wonder why I have waited so long in between bottles to buy it myself more.
~~~~~~~~~~ Fahrenheit ~~~~~~~~~~
Fahrenheit comes from the French design house of Dior and is available in a few different incarnations these days with lighter versions and more intense versions but for me although these versions are nice they can't compete with the scent and the complexity of the original.
You can buy the original Fahrenheit in either a spray on Eau de Toilette or an aftershave splash but for me I much prefer the simplicity of the spray bottle as I can just pick it up and spray it either on my skin or clothes. I also think that the spray is much less wasteful than a splash as when I have used splashes I have tended to pour too much in my hands and lost a lot through my fingers.
Fahrenheit was designed by the perfumers Jean-Louis Sieuzac and Maurice Roger and has been in production since 1988 and was immediately a best seller and remains one of Dior's biggest men's fragrance to this day.
~~~~~~~~~~ Notes ~~~~~~~~~~
***** Top Notes *****Hawthorn ( a strange one this as apparently in the middle ages it was referred to as smelling just like deaths from the great plague) Personally I think this is where a lot of the sweetness of Fahrenheit comes from. ***** Honeysuckle ***** Again a really sweet smelling British flower that always reminds me of summer when it grows in abundance in the countryside.
***** Middle Notes ***** The middle notes of Fahrenheit are Sandalwood which is one of my favourite ingredients in men's aftershaves. It is both woody and spicy and very warming and is a staple of a lot of men's fragrances and Patchouli. Patchouli is an earthy smell with a slight sweetness to it. It seems to be one of those smells that people either love or detest.
***** Base Notes ***** The base notes are even more unusual than the top notes as I had no idea what they were and had to look them up. Lentiscus is a Mediterranean shrub where the fragrance is taken from the resin of the shrub. Apparently is smells similar to pine or cedar. Styrax Benzoin is the last basenote and is apparently a tree that is native only to Sumatra.
~~~~~~~~~~ My thoughts on the fragrance ~~~~~~~~~~
Well as I mentioned earlier I love Fahrenheit and have worn it on and off for many years now. Even though it has been in production for so many years it is still unique and there is nothing out there that smells quite like it. This is either a good thing or a bad thing depending on where you stand about the fragrance but at least it is distinctive and anyone in close proximity to you will immediately know that you are wearing Fahrenheit.
Fahrenheit has a lot of connotations about being an 80's fragrance and being slightly old fashioned but I personally prefer to think of it as being classic. Besides I think it is coming back in to fashion as I know a few people who now wear this exclusively. I think people are getting sick of the same generic smelling men's fragrances and are looking for something that is more unique and distinctive and this definitely fits the bill.
I find describing the this a bit difficult because it is such a complex smelling fragrance. It is both sweet but also very earthy and woody. The patchouli and sandalwood do a good job of taking away from the sweet and floral smell of the other notes and it is really warming and spicy too. It is a VERY masculine fragrance and this definitely isn't the type of fragrance that boyfriends and girlfriends could share as there is no way to disguise this is a fragrance made for men. I do always think it has a slight petrol smell to it too which works surprisingly well in a man's fragrance.
Fahrenheit lends itself perfectly to night time wear as it is such a powerful and potent smell and body heat only helps activate the notes in it. I always think this is one of the sexiest men's fragrances, well as sexy as an aftershave can be and it reminds me of late nights and nightclubs. This is one of those fragrances that can really change my mind set and put me in the mood for a night out. I also think it can be worn at any time of the year. Some fragrances lend themselves to summer or winter wear but although at first smell this seems more suited to winter due to it being so heavy the heat and sun really do change the feel of it and make it seem more exotic.
The only downside to this particular fragrance is just how strong it is though again this depends on the person as to whether or not it is actually a downside. For me personally I actually like the fact it is so strong. Aftershave is expensive and if I buy one I want to be able to smell it on myself as I am not buying it for the benefit of other people. I have absolutely no trouble with smelling this as it is really potent especially as it is only an eau de toilette. A couple of sprays is usually enough for me to be able to smell this for hours. Longevity and projection are excellent and if I squirt some on a scarf for instance I can still smell it days later.
~~~~~~~~~~ Price and availability ~~~~~~~~~~
Fahrenheit has to be one of the most widely available men's fragrances out there as I have yet to not see it in a shop that sells aftershaves. You can pick it up in any department store and it is also available from loads of places online. Expect to pay in the region of £45 for a 50ml bottle of the eau de toilette spay and up to £65 for a 100ml bottle.
~~~~~~~~~~ Conclusion ~~~~~~~~~~
Well as you can probably tell from my review I am a big fan of Fahrenheit and really enjoy wearing it. I can totally see why some people may not be keen on it due to it being so unique and also so strong but for me it is a classic man's fragrance and one that I hope to keep wearing for years to come. I am normally attracted to more clean and fresh scented aftershaves but there is something about this that really attracts me and keeps me coming back again and again. I can finish a bottle and then not buy another one for a year or so and am always amazed that it has taken me so long to buy it again because every I smell it it is love at first sniff again for me.
This would be best appreciated by someone that likes strong and heady aftershaves. It used to have an older demographic but I really think it would suit all ages as I have worn it myself since I was a teenager and am now only in my late 20's and whenever I have worn this I have never failed to garner compliments from both sexes and they always know immediately that it is Fahrenheit that I am wearing. I do think it is on the expensive side but unlike a lot of other aftershaves at least the quality of this warrants the price. There are loads of other fragrances in the same price range that cannot last as long as this or give the same projection. A lot of other more modern fragrances start to smell the same after a while and at least with this one you are buying something unique and distinctive and something which doesn't smell like every other aftershave on the market.
A classic fragrance, an iconic fragrance. This fragrance has been out for some time, but it still holds people's attention, it is possibly my all time favourite everyday fragrance as it's light enough for daily wear but still has a bit of a wow factor. It is quite strong, and the smell is recognisable, so anyone who's ever smelt it will instantly know what you're wearing- this can be good or bad depending on whether you like exclusivity.
it has a really manly smell, a classic smell, but a refined smell. It is quite spicey, a little bit woody too- it's great and has universal appeal.
The bottle is really classy, simple but looks great on the shelf, different from the hundreds of squared off glass bottles that most fragrances come in.
It is quite cheap at around £50 for 50ml- which is pretty much standard fare for a good, designer label edt.
I highly recommend this, it makes a wonderful gift for someone if you've no clue what to get them, or if you want to treat yourself then you can do a lot worse, I highly doubt you'd not like this fragrance, but it might be too potent for some.
I've never been an aftershave wearer but a few years ago the wife decided I should fancy myself up a bit and bought me a bottle of Fahrenheit in a Debenhams sale, and there it sat on my shelf for about a year. Until she told me what she'd paid for it! Cue frantic appreciation of the said aftershave.
Fahrenheit is from the Christian Dior fragrance range and has been around for some time, though not one of the great old classics it has developed a firm following in the relatively short time (fragrance wise) it has been in the market (since 1988), and has become a 'modern' classic.
The styling of the bottle is quite aesthetically pleasing and has an equally satisfying firm wide base to sit upon. You can see exactly what it looks like from the Dooyoo picture as it is up to date. The spray is very good, and delivers a perfect amount of fragrance in one shot, and the spread of the spray is good enough to be accurate, but not too narrow to leave the liquid in a wet spot on your wrist or anywhere else you chose to use it.
Fahrenheit is currently selling at Boots at £40 for 100ml £29 for 55ml and can be sourced a little more cheaply on the internet, though I haven't found any great reductions as the sites that I've come across that offer about £10 off are all out of stock, whether this is because it's a popular fragrance or they just don't get hold of much stock in the first place I don't know.
How do Dior describe the scent?
"A revolutionary fragrance. Mythical and incomparably unique. Fahrenheit heralded the new vision of manhood: a free man in his quest for meaning and the infinite, open to the world and nature"
What an absolute load of old cobblers, anyone who is sucked in by that pretentious dross would immediately be struck of my friend list. Not only is it appallingly hyperbolic it tells me sweet Fanny Adams about the fragrance itself. In fact I was so mortified by this overblown nonsense (which matches perfectly Dior adverts) that I had to be restrained from throwing the remainder down the toilet.
Despite my initial reluctance and Diors bull I actually rather like this. It's quite strong and masculine without being hard and sharp as some male fragrances can be. It has a soft woody fragrance with a very slight floral underbelly that isn't too sickly or overtly feminine. Some have described it as having on initial application a sort of a petroly and leathery smell but I don't get that one little bit. Though this was created with men in mind I can see why it has a dedicated female following too, and my eldest daughter can often be found dipping into it.
The notes as described on 'cheapsmells' where it can be bought for (strangely a lot more than at Boots considering the name of the site) £39 for 50ml, are as follows :
a "woody, mossy fragrance . . . contains bergamot, lemon, lavender and is accented with violet, cedar and leather" On me the general woody scent is the longest lasting, and the violets too seem to come to the fore.
I initially made the mistake of thinking of this as an aftershave, but of course it's a fragrance, which is good in my case as I have quite sensitive skin and often suffer with razor burn, and wouldn't have been able to enjoy this in a traditional splash it on way. when I have that.
The fragrance lasts very well considering it's and eau de toilette and not a perfume, and on my skin the character of the smell doesn't change very much through the day, it just seems to gradually fade. It is slightly more 'fruity' initially, and warms down to a very nice smooth scent, if I've applied it in the morning it can still be smelt *very*subtly at the end of the day.
I believe the fragrance is suitable for most occasions, and although I don't wear it to work I don't think it would seem to out of place if I did.
I did get compliments while wearing this (mainly from female relatives), one of my mates asked if the wife and I had split up - apparently sudden interest in ones appearance and grooming after years of neglect is a classic sign of the recently or about to divorce/split. I would say this is a good example of how well the fragrance 'projects' or is noticeable to others. as normally he's pretty oblivious and if something doesn't have an engine and go over 50 miles an hour he's not interested. Although the scent is strong enough for people to notice it doesn't fill the room, and hit people in the face, it's more of a warm olfactory glow, rather than a big shiny suit of smelly armour.
I've enjoyed using this fragrance more than I thought I would, but it's not something I would miss if I didn't have it. I won't repurchase once this has been used up as it's out of my price range for personal non essentials. This is no reflection on the product at all, I'm just not that into fragrances on me. If I were to received it as a gift in the future again it wouldn't sit on the shelf this time, I would be very pleased to use it. .
This has to be my all time favourite fragrance. It can be described as quite a potent woody smell. You can expect to pay around £50 for a decent sized bottle of the stuff and if you use it as much as I do it will probably only last a couple of months. I can nearly guarantee that you will get compliments wearing this stuff as I have so many times. Walking past people they can easily get a whiff of this lovely stuff! It can definitley be described as a strong smell so its perfect for a night out lads if you want to get noticed ;). If you spray as obsessivley as I do (shoulders, crotch, hair, neck & forearms) then be careful as if you have your hair dyed this stuff will rub the dye out of your hair and onto your pillows! I think a normal person would probably just have a few squirts on the shoulders but I could literally bath in this stuff lol.
Christian Dior was born in 1905 in Normandy, in 1910 he moved to Paris where he was studying political science in 1923. Besides this study, he spent much time in the Parisian artistic circles and in 1928 he opened a small gallery. Because of the economic crisis in the thirties he had to close it down and started to live with a friend and started to make drawings of dresses and hats. This let to his beautiful creations and of course later on to his first fragrance.
He started with a fragrance for women but soon started with fragrances for men. Christian Dior Fahrenheit - Eau de Toilette is one of them and became a great success since it came out on the in 1988. It's a typical spicy oriental scent and really soft. You can buy this fragrance in a 100 and 50ml bottle. The ingredients are sandal wood which is responsible for the more spicy and sweet scent, Honeysuckle which is also spicy and sweet and then you have cedar, patchouli and hawthorn. All together I think you can really notice the sandal wood with the honeysuckle and gives a sweet soft scent.
The bottle itself is unique love the red dark feeling it has. For me it says really a more winter evening scent because it's a bit dark. It has that soft appearance. I nice bottle with all the needed information and it works. It's very elegant and looks great in the bathroom with the other bottles.
I think it's a great fragrance and no wonder after more then 20 years since it got introduced it's still around. It's a wonderful spicy and oriental scent that might be a bit strong at first when you spray it but then settles down and becomes great. The scent is long lasting and stays with you for around half a day. The only negative I can think of is that it doesn't come cheap with a price of 35 pounds for 50ml but it's worth it.
First review is for my favourite - Fahrenheit: This is one that I actually bought for myself one year on the way back from some foreign jaunt with some money to use up on the plane. As is often the case, the price was reasonable and, unusually, they had a tester on the plane and, quite simply, I like the smell.
It's a kind of flowery hippy kind of smell but not in an overtly patchouli sort of way. The smell lingers but is not too strong and it doesn't have that awful surgical spirit type smell. The girls seem to like it too and I have had several positive comments. We all like a bit of flattery don't we. I have two bottles of this, one in the bathroom and one in the car.
It comes in an attractive shaped bottle in a graduated shade of brown with a screw-on cap and you get quite a lot for your money - by that, I mean that you are not paying a huge premium for a brand name with an inflated value. It's made by Christian Dior and I have both a 50ml and 100ml bottle. It was first launched in 1988 and at the time was the most successful perfume, outselling the previous record holder Opium. The fact that I am still wearing it today says something about the longevity of the product. If you like a smell, you tend not to suddenly or even progressively come to dislike it, so stick with what works for you.
If you like to smell of something other than your natural smell, you ought to buy one you like - not pander to the latest craze or buy something modern just because it's modern. Be your own man. "Don't walk in the footsteps of others or you will make none of your own".
I can't really describe a smell in any kind of meaningful way, but I would urge all perfume wearers to buy what THEY like and not be over-influenced by others.
This is the first Dior eau de toilette I ever owned and it has not been the last.
Although it is more expensive than many alternatives (currently selling for £49 per 100ml at Boots), the cost is reflected in the quality.
It it is an incredibly intense and powerful scent, which demonstrates both longevity and finesse. A little goes a long way...
Of course fragrance is a very subjective issue, and what one man likes another hates. However, for an average bloke this hits the right notes - it has a sandalwood base, and ginger overtones. It is more masculine than many other brands (notably CK which opt for more floral characteristics).
The bottle is a work of art in itself: it is a beguiling fusion of orange and red glass which looks very smart on my dresser. The glass flows into itself like volcanic lava, perhaps echoing the temperature of it's name.
So, if you can afford to splash out then this perfume will please your nose and your friends.
Fahrenheit by christian dior is my favourite all time men's aftershave. My husband has been wearing this ever since we met and I loved his smell straight away.
It is just gorgeous and has a rich woody smell to it which is strong but not over powering. The spray bottles are more expensive than the splash bottles but it is worth paying extra as it goes so much further in a spray form.
Its really good value as even a tiny bottle can last around 3 months even when used frequently. It is easy to get hold of from chemists, supermarkets and various online retailers.
Its one of those scents that will suit most people. The packaging is just a plain dark red box which doesn't stand out too much so can be harder to spot in shops than other fragrances.
This makes a great gift for any man and is most definitely a hit with the women.
Fahrenheit, what a classic and soft fragrance. My husband only uses this aftershave that must be in spray form! It costs him a fortune though and I do think its expensive but have to say, love the smell on him.
Its quite a gentle fragrance, thats not over-powering.... no matter how much he sprays on, which is normally a lot!
I do however find it very hard to purchase but have managed to track it down at [The Perfume shop] were they always do special prices and are most reasonably priced against boots and superdrug. This product is also available as a deodorant body spray and shower gel, so for you ladies that like your men to smell nice... this is a must have fragrance and one that not many men dislike. My husband adores it and has tried many others but nothing ever comes close to the distinct Fahrenheit fragrance. Go get buying!
I first discovered Fahrenheit by Christian Dior when I was in my first year at university. A friend had recommended it and as such I had been a teenager when I first started wearing mens fragrances, namely Jazz and Kouros by Yves Saint-Laurent. As such I wasnt heavily into wearing aftershave until I hit my first year at university, so it made sense to shop around and check what was on offer at that time.
Even when I think back to growing up at 17 and starting to shave, there werent a lot of unisexual fragrances out there and indeed I met plenty of girls who loved Fahrenheit for themselves, not just purely for men. Thus Fahrenheit is one of my favourite all time brands, not just because there is a whole range of products that Christian Dior have marketed over the years, but because put simply it still sells and still since day one, it smells remarkable to me. It is no wonder that this has become my scent and my friends often remark that this scent is very me. Also Christian Dior has released so many different types of this scent in different ways that it really serves up something which allows anything for anybody.
** What does Fahrenheit smell like? **
Fahrenheit is supposed to contain honeysuckle, sandalwood, cedar, patchouli and hawthorn. I have to admit that this is quite a close description but Ive often thought that there is oak as well as I can detect it in this thick, rich, golden mix. Often I can smell the Patchouli on its own (I use to burn the same oil as a student) whilst Cedar, Sandalwood and honeysuckle are all perfectly balanced. I have to admit though that when I wore Fahrenheit in Spain all I could smell was the richness of the woodiness of the scent so perhaps hot places have a lot to do with the change in the scent.
As such I have found that Fahrenheit is a calming, sensual and positively mind blowing fragrance at times. Its a scent which for me is something that I am enthralled about and I dont think there has really been a scent that I have loved since I first discovered it. However with experience (and my experience is large with this aftershave) the aftershave splash on and spray sting the hell out of my skin if used in copious amounts. One spray/hit is really enough to usually last me the whole day and its mostly women who coo at me and say Ooh thats nice, whatever you are wearing or guess that its Fahrenheit straight away.
I make no apology for this review being long, it certainly highlights my love for this scent and it is available in so many versions. However as you may find out not all versions and varieties are the same;
Product Ranges Available:
Eau De Toilette (EDT)
£25-00 for 50ml (splash on)
£28-00 for 50ml (Atomiser/Spray)
£41-00 for 100ml (splash on)
£ 32-50 for 100ml
£ 23-00 for 50ml.
£ 15-50 for 150ml.
Body & Hair Gel
£ 16-50 for 200ml.
£ 10-00 for 150ml.
Shaving Gel (sometimes known as Fahrenheit Face System)
*please note that these prices have been listed as a general guideline as to product prices and availability of product.
* Gift Packs *
Previously a gift pack (the very same one that I got as a Christmas gift this year) priced at £41-00 has now dropped to a bargain £28-33. This is simply a classy boarded soft material dark blue (as befitting to its label colouring) Mens branded toiletry bag which contains a 75ml tube of the body and hair shampoo (which you cannot find on its own), 100ml Eau de Toilette in a spray, and a small canister spray of the deodorant (50ml, again not an individually priced item) thrown in for free Even at £41-00 you are still making a huge saving as you would normally with two bottles of EDT at 50ml together.
Other gift packs I have received in the past for example consisted of the Bathroom soap, a 50ml of aftershave and a sports duffle bag in navy blue with red piping and the Fahrenheit in a small understated branding label. I still have that bag which goes to show almost 10 years of longevity and use! Both these gift packs came at House of Frasers which I consider the largest stockist, certainly in Scotland for Fahrenheit.
Gift packs by Christian Dior are usually seasonal although more about this later as to stockist availability.
** Season Special Editions **
I have a feeling that the latter toilet bag was a special edition for Christmas as I have never seen this before in the Fahrenheit range. Boots used to sell a similar 3 pack of tubes which were all 75ml in size and came in the range of aftershave cream, moisturiser and sachets of moist tissues thrown in for free. For this pack it was priced at around £25-00. If like me you are an avid fan then sometimes gift packs are better to buy than just one product at a time but if you like Fahrenheit, dont go by law to just one chain store do shop around as value for money counts.
** Range of Products Used & Reviewed **
Now I dont possess to know all but over the years I have received Fahrenheit in various forms as gifts from close friends and family.
* Eau De Toilette * (or EDT as Christian Dior and I choose to call it for this review!)
Now the Eau de Toilette is really for me, the stronger of the two compared to the Aftershave lotion the "lotion" is a clear water and it doesnt have a spray unless you get a special pack or choose to order it in. The Eau de Toilette (EDT) sprays on easy from its classy dark brown glass bottle which means that the spray gets around to masses of skin in a more proportionate way. I prefer having a Spray action as opposed to the splash on which in effect means you, can waste a lot as opposed to a spray.
With such a large range available, its easy to bypass most products and just plump for the EDT since it is one of the widest available. Any man who gets this will probably admire you as well as appreciate it unless they can't stand the product.
The problem with Fahrenheit is that it's a bit like Yves Saint Laurent's Jazz aftershave; you either love it or loathe it and many people may detest Fahrenheit simply because its too strong. This is perhaps in hindsight to why the splash on EDT is available since it can be watered down and doesn't appear too heady.
* Aftershave or After-Shave Lotion *
Christian Dior chooses to call it a lotion which is supposed to clear the skin and refreshes it similarly to skin tonic water. As such the scent isnt as strong but does last over a period of time in the same way that the EDT does. It just seems to be more understated. So if you like the understated way, get the Aftershave lotion. It just seems a bit of a waste of money given that the EDT is stronger overall but cheaper to buy!
These two UK products are available in one type of bottle packaging. Namely a minimal brown coloured glass bottle with a narrow neck and simple but classy pull or twist off black round top. This plastic black top is a tall stubby affair that is classy and complements the style of the bottle well. Both bottles state clearly in white creamy lettering as to what the product is, written in French first and English secondly.
* Spray Deodorant & Roll on Stick *
The spray deodorant I have found in the past leaves a softer lasting result but soon the scent begins to lose its edge as the day gets longer. I have used aftershave deodorants before but thankfully whilst this type of the aftershave variety does last it doesnt give me any lumps. The roll on stick is of the wet type roll on gel, which is evident by the beads of moisture that can be seen on the top lip of the gel itself. This is the one I avoid as it has reacted badly with me in the past.
The roll on stick is a seasonal product that comes and goes with various stockists.
* Body and Hair Shampoo *
By far the best bargain priced variation of Fahrenheit I have ever received and continue to buy is undoubtedly the shower gel, or Body and Hair Shampoo as Christian Dior chooses to call it. I call it a gel because this is what resembles in texture. Its a clear gel which upon contact with dry skin (i.e. before you pop into the shower) it leaves a slight numbing feeling on skin. The scent is very potent, just as strong as the usual scent but there seems to be more oak and sandalwood in the fragrance mix which overall can become too heady in the shower. This doesnt necessarily mean over powering though, as you dont get fixated on the fumes!
What the gel does do is act like a subtle aftershave. For the standard price this is a lot cheaper than the actual aftershave and EDT itself I dont normally have to put any aftershave or EDT on once I have bathed in the shower gel.
Like all Fahrenheit products, the shower gel is coloured in a deep classy red burgundy with a black top. It is not designed to be used in the shower though as it has a somewhat stout wide design of the plastic bottle and doesnt have a flip up hook or top cap. There is just a twist off cap on this body gel which can become annoying if you have no space to put the cap whilst applying the gel to your body.
As for its shampoo properties, walk away if you think this is a Head & Shoulders product. It isnt and all its properties are concentrated on a mild shampoo that just washes hair - but at the same time since I have a mild sensitive scalp I can testify that it doesnt somehow numb the head to the point that you feel as if you have just combed in ice. The scent is wonderfully rounded when its used to wash hair.
* Bathroom Soap *
The soap comes in a well designed sturdy plastic soap container box which is similar to the various soaps for men offered up by Clinique. Only difference is that the box is self coloured in the burgundy red colouring like all the other products. The top of the box displays the brand in gold lettering which looks very classy in the bathroom. What I do like about the soap in particular is the fact that it comes with an inner tray so in effect it is really the soap AND a soap dish that you get for £10-00!
* Shaving Gel *
I have very rarely seen this never mind used it, so for this product I cannot comment!
* Skincare Moisturiser *
Now this is a newer product from the range which I have never used, never mind seen.
However I have used a similar variety of moisturiser backed by Fahrenheit in the sense that it was originally an aftershave moisturising cream. Coming in at 100ml, this cream lotion which came in the usual brown glass bottle and no spray function was not very good as it dried up my face more than anything from the range I have tried. As such if this is the same product then avoid at all costs if you have sensitive skin. Stick to the normal after shave lotion though and you shouldnt have any problems. This type of lotion was previously called Aftershave lotion moisturiser.
Largely then as a buyer and fan of Fahrenheit, over the years I have bought the after shave and EDT but also recently with the price coming down in the shower gel and soap I have also made several purchases of these varieties.
Christian Dior recently released a 3 pack of shaving gel, shaving moisturiser lotion and a small 50ml bottle of aftershave. It is known as the Fahrenheit Face System, and at times the contents do change as to season.
** Stockist Availability **
Now here is where it gets difficult. I have found in the past that online its difficult to ascertain what is actually out there in terms of product variety and range.
Boots usually have a small compact range of products such as the aftershave, EDT and sometimes the alcohol loaded roll on stick or spray deodorant. Boots are notoriously good for gift packs though, so keep an eye out at Boots, especially if you have some free points on your Advantage card! One year for example I bought the spray deodorant and shower gel using the points I had saved and still had points left for another bottle if I so chose to redeem.
House of Frasers which virtually has anything you need. If they dont, House of Frasers can specially order the product you want, not just in the Christian Dior range for men.
The Perfume Shop stock Fahrenheit too but as far as Im aware only the EDT is available. Prices for this variety have been around the £35-00 mark for the 100ml bottle but again since this shop is constantly and usually the first port of call in mass shopping malls, availability is extremely limited. Do check though as The Perfume Shop regularly change their stock.
** Gift Pack & Stockist Information 2 **
Airports are notorious for charging cheap prices on aftershave and Fahrenheit is by no means an exception. If you see any aftershave or EDT going, then look out for it by its all silver bottle colour design. It usually comes in a silver box anyway and carries a limited, or special edition, tag along with it. I have received many bottles of this type in the past, whilst different in packaging the product was still the same. Gift packs are also available to buy in airports and again if you do happen to go to an airport for travelling, pop into the shops to see what is on offer.
** Any Downsides? **
Some of the products arent always available everywhere so you do have to check with places. I have listed the stockists that I use but I admit freely that House of Frasers and Boots are the most common places I use to buy Fahrenheit. This is because that both these companies offer particularly good deals and from time to time have season packs as opposed to just one type of range available. It does depend in Boots case on the size of the store though. I guess you do have to shop around to what you want these days, but it would be handy if the whole Fahrenheit range was available in one big outlet!
Semi Chem this year launched a small limited edition 25ml and 50ml EDT kit which I received (again!) from another friend who knows I adore this stuff! I guess I should collect the bottles and then put them on EBay for some crazed collector; I have yet to see another 25ml bottle.
** Product Conclusion **
From what its title name suggests, Fahrenheit is by its very nature a very hot deep, strong scent that is hardly understated. Effectively it one of those scents that you either like, love or loathe. Even I will readily admit that Fahrenheit can be too strong for its own good but since one 100ml EDT spray lasted me for two years, it does depend on how you use it as to how long it lasts. In terms of daily anointment then, I rarely needed to spray or apply twice. There have been odd occasions such as sitting in a greasy spoon restaurant and walking out smelling of grease that Fahrenheit has needed to be applied again, but nothing as bad as this occurs regularly to me.
Lastly the difference between the spray and having nothing at all on the aftershave bottles do depend on personal consumer and user preference. I have found without a spray button for example that the non spray versions get wasted as opposed to a finely deposited spray. Also unlike some rivals the spray tube inside the bottle goes just to half an inch to the bottom of the bottle so by careful swinging by your own hand, you can really get the last few drops remaining!
I have always found that the bottle packaging in general to be very classy and understated which is at odds with the power of this scent. It is totally obvious that this scent was one of the founders of male scents released by Christian Dior its longevity and availability proves this. But not just that, women I know wear the mens fragrance because of its deep fruitiness and sensual tones. Thats the beauty of Fahrenheit; it stirs up the embers in everyone and one squirt is really all you need because its overpowering for reasons of sensuality Thanks for reading! ©Nar2 2007.
This classic fragrance by the House of Dior is the ideal spring/summer fragrance. It has a distinctive scent of jasmine and is sweet and colourful. Although not my cup of tea, I can see this fragrance being very popular among the younger generations. I think it is predominantly a day time fragrance with great staying power.
However, it can get annoying as it lasts and lasts and could offend hay fever sufferers.
All-in-all this is a good fragrance to keep in the cupboard for those summer BBQs.
Designed by Christian Dior in 1988, Fahrenheit is a refreshing, woody, mossy fragrance. This contemporary masculine scent contains bergamot, lemon, lavender and is accented with violet, cedar and leather making Fahrenheit perfect for casual and formal use