RETRO - Christian Dior Fahrenheit EDT
Year Introduced: 1988 - Masculine
Notes: Top notes of nutmeg flower, lavender, cedar, mandarin orange, chamomile, hawthorn, bergamot and lemon; middle notes of violet leaf, nutmeg, cedar, sandalwood, honeysuckle, carnation, jasmine and lily-of-the-valley; and base notes of leather, vetiver, musk, amber, patchouli and tonka bean.
Dior Fahrenheit was launched in 1988 and was created by Jean-Louis Sieuzac and Michel Almairac. This is one of the big classic Dior men's fragrances. It 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.
Fahrenheit is still available for purchase but it has been reformulated numerous times.
The bottle that we are decanting from is an unopened bottle still in its cellophane wrapping and is from 1997.
An excerpt of a review from Fragrantica:
The original version of Fahrenheit was a stunning masterpiece, consisting of various magnificently crafted contrasts, which maintained tensions throughout the perfume. It was an elusive, intriguing and intoxicating fragrance. It transformed from a slightly cool and sweet opening, to a literally breathtaking blend of spices and flowers during the heart, accompanied by a long-lasting impression of glowing woods from the base.
To me, Fahrenheit has always been the ultimate autumn scent, combining the lustre, tranquility and melancholy of the season; the last show of summer splendour with everywhere the brilliant fall of colourful leafs... rainy days with an earthy smell... a world preparing for the coming winter…
Francis Kurkdjian (Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris)