Dior Fahrenheit Le Parfum - bottle and box 1

Fahrenheit Le Parfum by Christian Dior is a spicy oriental fragrance for men. It was released in 2014 and created by François Demachy.

This latest Fahrenheit flanker retains the essential elements that made the 80s legend, including its unique gasoline accord, masculine florals, and rugged black leather.

However, it undergoes a significant transformation to align with the preferences of younger crowds.

I have seen everything during the last ten years since this Eau de Parfum was launched.

From YouTubers calling it an upgrade, a better version, or even going so far as saying that it is a masterpiece.

After sampling Le Parfum, both original and current formulations, since 2016 and comparing it with the original Eau de Toilette, this review serves as a real-life experience with this scent and sheds myths about it.

Dior Fahrenheit Le Parfum in three words: WARM – SPICY – BORING

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As someone who has real credibility when reviewing fragrances and doesn’t fall for any hype in the perfume world, this one will be pretty interesting for anyone deciding whether this fragrance is worth buying. Let’s begin.


Dior Fahrenheit Le Parfum - cover

Fahrenheit Parfum builds upon the original legacy, offering a more prestigious and intense interpretation of the classic by introducing a different blend to achieve a similar effect.

Released in 2014 and created by now legendary perfumer François Demachy, it is wrapped in vibrant and sensual notes infused with more natural and rare ingredients.

Contrary to popular belief, all of Dior’s “Parfums” are Eau de Parfums, which can quickly be confirmed if you purchase a tester version that clearly states their oil concentrations.

This new version is based upon raw materials such as Sicilian mandarin orange, leather accord, and bourbon vanilla.

This perfume is still in production and available in a single 75ml size for $147.00.


A NOTE FROM THE BRAND: “Fahrenheit Parfum invents a power of attraction. An immediately addictive trail that highlights the harmony of extraordinary olfactory accords. A scented script that blends extremes, where flower meets leather and woods. The legendary signature of the Fahrenheit fragrance is wrapped in a vibrant, sensual accord with accents of Violet and Leather, enhanced by Bourbon Vanilla absolute. The irresistible attraction of a fragrance exalted by rare ingredients.”


  • Perfumer: François Demachy
  • Perfume Oil Concentration: Eau de Parfum
  • Fragrance Type: Spicy Oriental
  • Release Date: 2014
  • Target Audience: Men
  • Masculine/Feminine: 70% – 30%
  • Most dominant notes: Violet Leaf, Suede, and Vanilla
  • Age Group: 20+
  • Seasons: Fall and Winter
  • Occasions: Night Out and Business
  • Longevity and Projection: 8 – 10 hours with very good projection
  • The recommended number of sprays: 2 – 4
  • Compliments: Moderate
  • Likeability: High
  • Uniqueness: 2/5
  • Presentation: 4/5
  • Value for money: 7/10
  • Price: $$
  • Accords: Oriental, Ozonic, Leather
  • Reviewed batch code: 3G02 – July 2023
  • Reformulated: Yes
  • Holy Grail Scent Rating: B
  • Sample/Buy/Pass: Sample
  • Testing Period: 8 years
  • Production: Available

Top notes: Lavender, Licorice, Pink Pepper, Lemon, Sicilian Mandarin Orange
Heart notes: Suede, Violet Leaf, Coriander, Cumin, Rum
Base notes: Bourbon Vanilla Absolute, Amber, Benzoin, Birch, Guaiac Wood, Patchouli, Cedar, Vetiver


Dior Fahrenheit Le Parfum - box

I love Dior’s presentation. Even in their “entry-level” mainstream releases, they always provide excellent value for money. The same applies here.

While respecting the original Eau de Toilette design, this 2014 release has a few neat twists so that no one will be confused about which version they buy.

The outer box perfectly complements the bottle colour-wise. It’s a cardboard box finished in a matte black and red combination, with a subtle, embossed brand logo and perfume name on the front.

Since this is still at the designer-level price point, I am okay with the quality of the cardboard, which is just above average.

The iconic Fahrenheit silhouette gets a modern upgrade in Le Parfum, with this edition looking like a smaller “chubby” boy compared to the sleek design of the Eau de Toilette.

This mesmerizing effect transitions from a deep, inky black at the top to a fiery crimson in the middle, culminating in a vibrant, sunny yellow at the base.

The colours look more vivid and intense in Eau de Parfum for a more stunning effect. The cap snaps in two and is a little too large compared to EDT.

Unfortunately, the atomizer lacks the pressurized effect for which the Dior Homme and Sauvage fragrance lines are known, which is a missed opportunity.

Besides a few gripes that might not be your case, this is a classic and future-proof presentation that will stand the test of time. 


Fahrenheit Le Parfum - mandarin orange

  • Lavender
  • Licorice
  • Pink Pepper
  • Lemon
  • Sicilian Mandarin Orange

The one thing anyone who has loved this fragrance for years will notice is the unfortunate fact that it is being reformulated.

This especially hits hard at the distinct depth it used to have in prior formulations. These days, Le Parfum is slightly thinner and doesn’t perform like a beast as it used to. 

Since the original EDT was an airy fragrance, this doesn’t bother me, but it is worth noting. Besides the apparent downfalls, the blend is essentially the same, which makes it more versatile. 

Although we are way past the reformulation era, and now everything that could have been restricted or banned has already been done, the only reason perfume houses do this now is for monetary reasons.

While checking various official websites about the note pyramid and doing sampling tests, I noticed that what you see here is more or less what you’ll have from the fragrance.

What made me smile was not that “gasoline accord” but a beautiful mandarin orange in the opening, which both EDT and EDP now share. 

Many overhyped new-age niche brands put similar oils in their perfumes and charge five times Fahrenheit.

It’s beautiful, and Dior has access to the most premium ingredients on the market without asking for $400.00 for a bottle.

I also get slight hints of something spicy and aromatic, along with the newcomer to this blend: rum.

This rum smells more like those little rum bottles you would use for baking than a classic rum alcohol drink, which is a nice touch.

The vague booziness lingers throughout the opening, along with a tame gasoline effect from violet leaf, but nowhere dark as in the original release.

Great start to a proper flanker.


Fahrenheit Le Parfum - leather bag

  • Suede
  • Violet Leaf
  • Coriander
  • Cumin
  • Rum

I wish the opening had lasted longer since it was original and pleasant, but from then on, it is nothing new and nowhere near the level of the 80s legend.

As some other reviewers have said, unnamed spices are here, but I would love to hear from them about where they are getting all of them. Maybe cumin, but just maybe.

I don’t understand why some reviewers have wild imaginations, which is a sad state of affairs in the fragrance community.

Besides unnamed spices, the suede leather gets more intense, and the sweetness intensifies, making it an excellent choice for a different kind of clubbing or a regular night-out winter fragrance.

The rum isn’t overpowering; it provides a subtle sweetness and a hint of woody smokiness.

It balances the slightly ozonic undertones of the violet leaf, creating a more intriguing and enchanting aroma.


Fahrenheit Le Parfum - vanilla sky

  • Bourbon Vanilla Absolute
  • Amber
  • Benzoin
  • Birch
  • Guaiac Wood
  • Patchouli
  • Cedar
  • Vetiver
  • Tonka Bean

And, now, the dry down. Powdery vanilla, benzoin, amber, and an overload of smooth tonka bean(first mentioned on Scent Grail) are what I get.

The violet, leather, and rum are still present, but this massive amount of vanillic notes, accords, and notes kills this one for me.

I may have grown tired of these kinds of perfumes, or I’m at a different stage of my perfume journey, but the vanilla extreme will get tiresome to almost everyone after enough time has passed. 

I would never have infused this composition with the holy grail combination of oriental fragrances (vanilla, amber, and benzoin).

I get that modern audiences will use Le Parfum 10 out of 10 times rather than the original 1988 release, but this gets boring after some time.

Even the Absolute version is boring to me. Oud should never have been mixed with the classic Fahrenheit mix.

That is why I would instead bring back something like Fahrenheit 32, which had a slight touch of gasoline accord combined with florals and woods, then this any time, any day.

Ultimately, it is a pleasant mix of everything that worked before, but it is too sweet and unoriginal for me.

Nonetheless, the ingredients and the blend are on the much more expensive niche level.


The longevity is still great. I get around 8 to 10 hours each time in colder weather, and you’ll have no issues with this even in its reformulated stage.

It is well enough to spray yourself with two to four sprays, and you are good to go since everyone will notice your fragrance quickly for at least five hours of application.

Sillage is weird. At first, I thought it was lower than it is, but due to its heavy notes, you’ll probably go nose blind quickly, so be careful not to overspray.

The scent bubble will easily reach across a relatively minor room and potentially choke other people around you.

LONGEVITY: 8 – 10 hours
SILLAGE: Moderate-High


It’s less masculine than EDT and ideal for younger fragrance lovers, but I would still suggest starting with the original release in case you haven’t smelled any Fahrenheit before.

You won’t stand out from the crowd, but you’ll wear something better blended than 90% of the fragrances people are wearing around you.

As mentioned, wearing Dior is more premium than any Xerjoff, Roja, or similar brands, regardless of the price point.

Everyone in their 20s, both men and women, can pull this one off. Unfortunately, it has become a unisex fragrance, which is quite a shocker.

If you hope the latest EDP will get you more compliments than EDT, you might be surprised.

The 1988 release was and still is a compliment magnet that has aged better than this 10-year-old fragrance.

The positive comments will arrive, but don’t expect an overload of them.

People have already started to get bored of these boozy vanilla fragrances. Either way, it is an excellent choice if you are searching for positive attention.



No matter what you have read or seen before reading this review, Le Parfum is an exclusive cold-weather fragrance that doesn’t work in spring or summer.

Just reread the notes, and you’ll get my point. What is the point of wearing leathery, boozy, and sweet fragrances in hotter months when there are many better options?

As for the occasions, it is a night out or date night fragrance that also works at professional settings or dinners where you must dress up.

Reformulation made it slightly more versatile but not to the point as in the case of the EDT.

SEASONS: Fall and Winter
OCCASIONS: Night Out and Business
ATTIRE: Formal, Tailored Suit, Leather Jacket and Dark Jeans, Dark Blazer and Designer Jeans


Contrary to what some might say, I found this release not original and quite familiar with the many sweet and boozy fragrances already on the market.

Yes, the quality that comes with these expensive ingredients is here, but if you are a seasonal fragrance enthusiast, this is your usual territory.

Gourmand twist to the original formula is a nice touch and feels like you are eating rum-infused cookies by a fireplace, but not enough to say, wow, I haven’t tried anything like this before.

While Fahrenheit Le Parfum certainly isn’t a budget-friendly fragrance, it can be purchased for a decent price at fragrance discounters, which I highly encourage you to do if you are planning to buy it.

Despite what you hear or read online, the fragrance is not discontinued, so do not overpay.

This is not a signature scent, so your 75ml bottle will last for a good couple of years.



Each composition brings charm, complexities, and shortcomings to the diverse perfume landscape.

Exploring the pros and cons provides a comprehensive view, aiding fragrance enthusiasts in their quest for the perfect olfactory experience.

Understanding these nuances allows you to make a more well-informed choice, ensuring a tailored match for individual tastes.


  • Better blend than 90% of similar niche fragrances on the market
  • A lot of natural, high-quality raw ingredients
  • Still performs excellently
  • Can be purchased at a decent price from fragrance discounters


  • Not unique
  • Reformulated
  • Can’t hold a candle to the original Fahrenheit from 1988
  • Too much vanilla, and too little of the original DNA


Fahrenheit Parfum is a part of the legendary Dior’s Fahrenheit line, which is slowly but surely reaching its 40th anniversary

Unfortunately, most of them are now discontinued, and only a few releases still are available. 

Le Pforfum is the latest release from the line, and a new flanker has not appeared since 2014.


  • Dior Aqua Fahrenheit – a citrus floral fragrance released in 2011. The main notes include grapefruit, violet, and leather. The lasting power is between 6 – 8 hours with moderate projection.
  • Dior Fahrenheit Cologne – a citrus floral fragrance released in 2015. The main notes include violet, Calabrian bergamot, and Sicilian mandarin. The lasting power is between 6 – 8 hours with moderate projection.
  • Dior Fahrenheit – a floral leather fragrance released in 1988. The main notes include nutmeg, violet, and leather. The lasting power is between 6 – 8 hours with moderate projection.


  • Givenchy Gentleman Eau de Parfum Reserve Privée – an oriental fragrance released in 2022. The main notes include iris, whiskey, and chestnut. The lasting power is between 8 – 10 hours with moderate projection.
  • Eight & Bob Cap d’Antibes – a floral woody fragrance released in 2014. The main notes include violet leaf, mint, and birch. The lasting power is between 4 – 6 hours with moderate projection.
  • Jacques Fath Fath Pour L’Homme – a spicy oriental fragrance released in 1988. The main notes include amber, tonka bean, and spices. The lasting power is between 8 – 10 hours with moderate projection.


  • Amouage Portrayl Man – a woody aromatic fragrance released in 2019. The main notes include violet leaves, cade oil, and vetiver. The lasting power is between 10 – 12 hours with great projection.


Dior Fahrenheit Le Parfum - bottle and box 2

So, there you have it. The latest flanker of the masterpiece is known as Fahrenheit. 

In my opinion, this is Dior’s third-best “Parfum” release, after Eau Sauvage Parfum and Dior Homme Parfum(also overhyped), but better than Sauvage Parfum.

It’s a safe blind buy that you can easily wear during the colder months and chilly nights to gather a positive impression.

Since you never know when Dior will discontinue anything, I’ll keep this bottle and continue using it sparingly in the coming years.

But remember that this edition is far from as good or original as the one and only Fahrenheit Eau de Toilette. 

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