Introduced in 2007 by Christian Dior, Fahrenheit by Christian Dior For Men Eau De Toilette Spray is a woody, floral musk created by perfumers Jean-Louis Sieuzac and Maurice Roger. is a citrus, spicy cologne designed by perfumer-creator Francois Demachy. An expert in the fragrance industry, Demachy grew up in the town of Grasse, known as the perfume capitol of the world. He has great experience in the fragrance industry dating back to when he was a young man training in the Grasse perfume factories and workshops.
Demachy joined Christian Dior in 2006 as their in-house perfumer and delivers satisfying and appealing fragrances time after time. It is no doubt that his unconditional love for fine materials plays a huge role in delivering such wonderful perfumes. Demachy continually strives to maintain the Dior signature - high quality, unique fragrances - throughout his perfumes and colognes. He is the nose behind this cologne, and it is no wonder that it delivers such a pleasant scent.
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Fahrenheit 32 EDT gives off a bright, citrus scent from the top which is immediately noticeable. Opening notes consist of mandarin, bergamot, and lemon. The middle, second layer contains a french violet accord, as unmistakable as the original Fahrenheit. Because the violet is the only floral scent in this cologne, it does not come off as too feminine even though it is a lighter fragrance. The base notes are spicy, but not strong, including scents of haitian vetiver, cedar, nutmeg, and caraway. This cologne has a similar smell to Aqua Fahrenheit, but with less of the leather notes, and more of the citrus and violet accords. It has a subtle but very pleasant smell to it. Francois Demachy did a great job at keeping the original Fahrenheit DNA and creating a softer, refreshing, more versatile cologne.
Dior's Fahrenheit 32 perfume comes in a smooth, white glass bottle with red type. Visually the icy exterior it makes sense as 32 degrees Fahrenheit is the freezing point of water. Whereas the original was all about fire and masculinity, this is quite the reverse.
Fahrenheit's fragrance is brightened by citrus and is perfect for warmer seasons. Plus it doesn't heat up the way the original Fahrenheit does. Since it is light and fresh, it is appropriate to wear in a variety of places too — at work to the office or a casual day around town. I'd probably avoid it for a romantic date night or evening wear in general — it's just a bit too subtle.
Sillage and Longevity
The projection is not strong at all, but then again that is what some people particularly like about this cologne. It's one people have to be pretty close to notice. It also has a good longevity somewhere around 8 hours or so. Perfect to get you through the workday.
Because of its versatility and softer, refreshing nature, I think this Fahrenheit 32 cologne is certainly worth trying. It's definitely not as overbearing as the original Fahrenheit. Rather, it allows you to wear the signature citrus scent that is undeniably Dior, but in a more toned back manner. If you find the original Fahrenheit too powerful, this is a great alternative.
It's one that I'd say is safe for a blind buy — even if you don't absolutely love it, it's so subtle, you probably won't find it offensive either.
I would not recommend this cologne, however, to someone who prefers a strong, masculine smell. And if you are looking for those strong petrol notes that are in the original Fahrenheit, you will be disappointed because they are missing here. Some have even gone as far to say that this fragrance can be considered unisex as light and warm as it is, so it is definitely not a good choice for men who want a more powerful, noticeable scent. You certainly won't be turning any heads when you walk into a room when wearing this cologne. (Decide for yourself if that's good or bad).
If you're not looking to turn heads but just looking for a subtle, classy summertime scent, try Fahrenheit 32.