In early 1990's, I got myself my one and only bottle of Fahrenheit by Christian Dior. I loved it but once the container was clean I didn’t restock the perfume; the world was full of scents I wanted to own and then there wasn't any time for repeat. In preparing to evaluation Fahrenheit, I made a decision to take another look at Fahrenheit. That it was a happy reunion.
Fahrenheit cologne was introduced in 1988 and have become a runaway hit around the globe; it had one of the most successful first 3-month profits of any parfum release about that period. (It defeat the earlier winner: Poison.) According to Dior, Fahrenheit sold 1.4 million bottles in October-December of 1988 in The european union alone (Poison had distributed 1.2 million bottles in the first three months of its 1985 Euro release.) (by means of Women's Wear Daily, 2/13/1989)
Fahrenheit’s listed ingredients are hawthorn, bergamot, patchouli, sandalwood, violet, nutmeg, cedar, honeysuckle and tonka bean. Florasynth perfumer Jean Louis Sieuzac created Fahrenheit, as well as release, Maurice Roger, the president of Parfums Christian Dior, was quoted in Women's Wear Daily (9/9/1988): For many years the males's perfume marketplace has been filled with cypress or fern extracts boosted by cocktails of aromatic notes - ingredients of lavender,sage, rosemary, etc. Roger said Fahrenheit was developed on the rather floral concept, but not a standard females's flower like jasmine. Honeysuckle is a rather wild, natural floral. My observation from the market place was that there are a number of virtually identical aromas based upon Mediterranean cocktails. In case you test out each of the new introductions, you can find similar propositions.
What a idea: a fragrance house attempting to develop a thing unique, something different from that which was readily available! Monsieur Roger - je t’aime.
Fahrenheit’s scintillating, but fleeting, flower opening up leads to an unusual, longer-lasting nutmeg-violet accord. This unusual agreement is actually difficult to describe; to me it smells like an existing wood made telephone pole painted with dry tar! In Fahrenheit’s last phase of progress, ‘dusty’ cedar and sandalwood and muted patchouli create dry and warm aromas that tell me of the place where soil, rocks and chapparal bake under a summer sun. Every stage of Fahrenheit is really a satisfaction to smell.
Though Fahrenheit has been in existence for almost 30 years, it scents “fresher” (more sophisticated) and a lot better than the majority of men’s perfumes released nowadays…well-known or niche.
Right after my first date with a certain person, I had to get to the local retailer the very next day only to get my nose with this once again. When the SA sprayed the card I just closed my nose and inhaled… it was the hottest thing I had actually smelled. I do believe I smelled that card much more times that day, I longed to scent it on him once again. Fortunately for me personally I be able to scent it every day of my life, on my husband, when he kisses me good-bye and goes off to work. 17+ years and I still get weak when I smell it. That's a fantastic parfum!