I have a friend who is so obsessed with Dior perfumes and especially Fahrenheit that, no matter how hard I tried to present him with numerous excellent alternatives, he keeps coming back to his obsession, because he consider it as his signature fragrance.
I imagine that this type of customer represents the ideal target for the most recent flanker to 1988’s Fahrenheit, called Aqua Fahrenheit and introduced in February 2011. Developed by CD house perfumer, Francois Demachy, this woody floral musk is the third iteration (I’m not counting the minor line extensions!) from a series that included 2007’s Fahrenheit 32 and 2009’s Fahrenheit Absolute. As I’m sure I’ve said here before, the latter is the only one that pleases me, given that is spite of their popularity, the rest of the scent that bear the name Fahrenheit simply does not do it for me.
Described on the official website as a fragrance that “embodies the explosive encounter between fire and water”, Aqua Fahrenheit could be classified as a strong scent of a volatile freshness. While testing it last summer, I was surprised by its top notes, shape by a mix of mandarin note and Italian grapefruit. Later, in the mid development, the aroma of violet bloom kicks off and dominates this entire phase, balanced by a perfect dose of Brazilian spearmint. Subsequent to a little more than two hours, the dry down revealed a warm accord of wood, combined with Haitian vetiver.
In spite of the fact that Aqua Fahrenheit is less powerful in intensity, compared to its source of inspiration, I would prefer it any time, because in my opinion it is far more elegant than the original. The flacon that contains Aqua Fahrenheit preserves its signature shape, this time showcased by a glass made from a combination of a burning red and orange color scheme. The video advertisement continues the idea of journey initiated with Fahrenheit, this time the man reaching a territory where the earth meets the water.
Dior Aqua Fahrenheit Perfume Details
- Dior Aqua Fahrenheit is available in 75 and 125 ml Eau de Toilette Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Floral Musk
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2011
- Perfumer: Francois Demachy
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual
Dior Aqua Fahrenheit Video Commercial