Dior Fahrenheit was launched in 1988, created by Jean-Louis Sieuzac and Michel Almairac. This is one of the big classic Dior men's fragrances. It is beautifully blended and easy to wear for about anything - opens with diesel fuel, then morphs into a little outdoorsy and leather-woodsy, but not going into cowboy territory.
It is a woody floral musk. Notes of lavender, mandarin, hawthorn, nutmeg, flower, cedar, bergamot, chamomile, lemon, nutmeg, honeysuckle, carnation, sandalwood, violet leaf, jasmine, lily of the valley, cedar, leather, tonka, amber, patchouli, musk and vetiver.
From Dapper Confidential - "The projection is solid — you won't have to worry if your cologne is actually working. I would say it is on the heavier side, giving off those strong leather and violet scents. Fahrenheit cologne is long-lasting, about six hours or so, though it will still linger through the whole day."
Just go read the reviews of Fahrenheit on Basenotes, they are amazing! Some snippets...
From Basenotes - "It smells like gas. This is a good thing. It is manly. There is just nothing like it. Unbelievable that it got green lighted. Masterpiece. Benchmark. Thumbs up so hard it hurts."
"Fahrenheit is a watershed fragrance on the same level of provocation as most Dior masculines, save maybe the mild-mannered Jules (1980), and has both a legion of devout users and folks who've "crossed paths" with the scent unsuccessfully. Whether or not you find the scent fascinating in it's appeal or just altogether odd depends on how you feel about it's "barrel note", but more on that later. Fahrenheit plays on hot and cold tones within it's main structure, fusing a cool floral top with a warm woodsy middle, a base of green leather and tonka, plus that all-powerful X factor no other fragrance has, nor even can have, because the creation of Fahrenheit's most characteristic quality was a total accident."
"It really does smell like some sort of vehicle lubricant. I had to get it, to see what the hype is about, and it's not good. It hasn't completely dried down as I write this, and i will give it a chance, but I cant see it improving from here. It smells like roses soaked in watered down gasoline or car oil. I am younger, but I do enjoy a mature scent, when the right mixture is present, but oh boy it's bad."
"The stench that keeps on giving. Fahrenheit is just devastatingly terrible in my opinion. I can't think of a better way to describe it than to say something similar to what DEAN ja described in their review. It really does smell like pouring gasoline in to an old lawnmower. The gasoline smell has been spilled a lot on the lawnmower over the years, and the cut grass has been baked onto the lawnmower as well. This combination of gasoline and baked, old hot lawn clippings is a pretty good summation of the Fahrenheit experience. For those who enjoy that smell...this juice is for you."