Product Type: Christian Dior fragrances
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Dior Fahrenheit Eau de Toilette
Member Name: vanillaman
Dior Fahrenheit Eau de Toilette
Advantages: Smells smooth and 'projects' well. Although it's strong it't not in your face.
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. .
Summary: Cuddly enough for your granny, and sexy enough to go out on the pull.
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