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Fahrenheit cologne by Christian Dior is yet another one of those classic fragrances that just won’t seem to go away. I can remember buying my first bottle of cologne. I was 14 years old, at the local mall with some friends. We were convinced that some good cologne would go a long way toward attracting girls, and took our cologne shopping very seriously. This was a scent that would stick with us for months, or possibly longer if we decided to buy another one. After sampling a handful of fragrances that were popular at the time (Cool Water, Safari, Polo Sport, Obsession), I decided to go with one that really made an impression on me: Fahrenheit cologne.
I can still remember walking through my high school with the scent coming off of my body. It’s a strong scent that has hints of spices, and to me, almost had the smell of fresh paper. I guess they’d call that woodsy. Anyway, I finished my 3.4 ounce bottle within the span of several months, and ended up buying another one right after. While I don’t still wear Christian Dior Fahrenheit cologne on a daily basis, I still have a bottle to this day that sits alongside a few other colognes that I wear.
Anyway, this has been one of the most successful selling colognes of all-time for good reason: people simply love the smell. Females are especially drawn to it, which is probably responsible for the success of the brand.
Fahrenheit cologne comes in multiple versions: there’s Fahrenheit Eau de Toilette, and there’s Fahrenheit aftershave. Like any fragrance, the aftershave will be cheaper than the Eau de Toilette, but both are a bit on the pricier side for cologne these days. The reason? It’s in scarcer supply than it was in the past. Then again, it’s always been on the more expensive side given its high quality scent and lasting appeal.
Average prices range from $60-70 for the Fahrenheit 3.4 oz Eau de Toilette spray bottle, to about $45-55 for the Fahrenheit 1.7 oz Eau de Toilette spray. About 100 millileters of the aftershave can be bought for about $65-70.
The best value, though, might be found in the giant 6.8 oz bottle offered by many online retailers. This, however, is a huge bottle and could easily last you a year, even if worn every day. I’d only recommend buying a Fahrenheit 6.8 ounce cologne bottle if you already know you like the fragrance. Otherwise, it’s something that could literally last you for the rest of your life if you only chose to wear it once in a while.
There have also been offshoots of the Fahrenheit cologne brand. There’s Fahrenheit summer cologne, Fahrenheit 23 cologne, and Fahrenheit Zero cologne, all of which bear similarities to the classic fragrance, but none have been nearly as successful as the original.
A cologne introduced in 1988 still has tremendous appeal over 20 years later. This is the mark of a great fragrance. Christian Dior Fahrenheit cologne is a classic, and looks to remain that way for quite some time.