Fahrenheit is a classic aromatic fragrance released by Christian Dior in 1988. It is popular due to its versatility and universal appeal across generations. If you love the vibe of Fahrenheit and are looking for similar clones or alternatives to this fragrance, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve rounded up ten clones and alternatives to Fahrenheit that you should try if you can’t get your hands on a bottle of the real thing.
What Similarities Are We looking for in Fahrenheit
Fahrenheit is an iconic fragrance that smells like a combination of floral and masculine notes set upon a backdrop of citrus and freshly cut greens. There is a layering effect of violent and green notes that intertwine with rich leather, that creates a gasoline vibe.
This fragrance is bold, and wearing it will get you noticed as soon as you walk into a room. The dry down is sweet and musky with a mix of amber, patchouli, and tonka bean. The leather note remains prevalent throughout wear.
A good clone of Fahrenheit should feature characteristics like these while projecting very well.
Without further delay, here is my top ten list of similar perfumes you should try if you enjoy Fahrenheit.
10 Clones of Fahrenheit
1. Our Impression of Christian Dior – Fahrenheit By Oil Perfumery
If you enjoy Fahrenheit’s complex, masculine profile, check out the clone Our Impression of Christian Dior Fahrenheit by OilPerfumery. The opening is similar to Fahrenheit yet is slightly greener with some hints of lavender, hawthorn, and cedar. As these notes develop, citrusy orange, bergamot, and lemon give way to a floral, sandalwood heart. The base is masculine, with leather notes followed by tonka bean, musk, patchouli, and amber.
This clone has good longevity, and I think it stands up to the real deal. To my nose, the jasmine note is much more prominent than in Fahrenheit, which is something to consider if you’re not a big fan of heavy floral notes.
2. Ferrari Uomo by Ferrari
If you enjoy the overall vibe of Fahrenheit but are looking for something less floral and woody, check out Ferrari Uomo. This fragrance opens with fresh citrus notes mixed with juniper before moving through middle notes of leather, nutmeg, and cedar.
Like Fahrenheit, there is a hint of gasoline at the opening, but it quickly fades into the background. The leather notes are much more transient than those in Fahrenheit, and they disappear before settling into a base of tonka bean, French labdanum, and patchouli.
To my nose, this fragrance settles much more intimately on the skin, though the projection is moderate. This fragrance requires at least one reapplication during the day, but it does perform better in cooler weather.
If you’re looking for a lighter scent with less sillage, check out Ferrari Uomo.
3. 69 Fahrenheit Inspired By Vintage Dior Fahrenheit by Alexandria Fragrances
While some people enjoy the strong gasoline vibes that Fahrenheit has, others find this note too overwhelming. For a more subtle option, I suggest checking out 69 Fahrenheit by Alexandria Fragrances.
The opening is a familiar layering of citrus, lavender, and nutmeg notes before it gives way to a heart of violet, honeysuckle, and cedar. I noticed that this formulation is more streamlined than Fahrenheit, and it goes through discernable phases from the opening through the dry down. The base features vetiver, amber, and patchouli with a strong leather note that carries through until the end.
I experienced about four hours of decent projection with a couple of sprays, so you may want to spray more liberally if you need it to get you through a long workday. This option is a good choice for everyday wear and is versatile enough to wear day or night.
4. Hitfire by La Rive
If you’re looking for something with a little less projection and slightly sweeter than Fahrenheit, then check out Hitfire. To my nose, Hitfire lacks the strong gasoline vibes that Fahrenheit is known for, but it still captures its overall essence. While the opening is much more floral and citrusy than Fahrenheit, the dry down is very similar.
The scent is powdery with soft notes of cedar and musk that develop throughout the day. There is a notable absence of leather notes within Hitfire. However, subtle hints of that fuel smell found in Fahrenheit appear and fade through the course of wear.
You’ll need to reapply Hitfire if you want it to project well. I think it seems to last longer when sprayed directly on your clothes.
5. Diavolo by Antonio Banderas
If you enjoy the leather base notes and citrusy opening of Fahrenheit but dislike bold floral notes, check out Diavolo.
The opening is bright and fresh, with citrus and green notes that fill the room. Peppery notes with hints of geranium quickly develop and project well through dry down. The base is similar to Fahrenheit, and leather notes take center stage. There is a soft base of musk and sandalwood, which linger through the rest of the wear.
I did not detect a gasoline vibe at all. At times, I could pick up a slight cinnamon note. Overall, I think this fragrance has decent longevity and is better suited for cooler weather.
6. Celsius Water by The Dua Brand
Some people struggle with the gasoline vibe that Fahrenheit projects. If you dislike this vibe, give Celsius Water by The Dua Brand a try. Upon the first spray, I immediately detect bright grapefruit notes with refreshing mint. This opening is a bit cooler than Fahrenheit and becomes sweeter as it moves through a violet heart. This sweetness lingers as it dries down into warm leather notes before taking on a powdery quality.
There is an aquatic vibe I pick up that is unlike Fahrenheit. This is likely due to the absence of gasoline vibes. Overall, I think Celsius Water is a decent alternative to Fahrenheit, though it doesn’t project very well. You may want to layer it with something featuring more woody or spicy notes to elevate its performance.
7. Aqua Fahrenheit by Dior
Next on my list is Aqua Fahrenheit. This Fahrenheit flanker was released in 2011 and contains a more streamlined composition with heavy leather notes that are apparent right at first spray. As it settles, I detect mandarin and grapefruit notes before it moves into a violet heart surrounded by fragrant basil and cool mint. Vetiver and leather round out the bottom notes, though the leather notes are heavily present from the beginning.
As its name suggests, there is an aquatic vibe, but it lacks the gasoline notes that are synonymous with the original Fahrenheit. Overall, its longevity is strong, and the sillage is moderate. While it’s not an exact clone, it may work for you if you’d like an option featuring bolder leather notes.
8. Mercedes Benz Intense by Mercedes-Benz
For an option that has a more flowery vibe that’s much smoother and streamlined, check out Mercedes Benz Intense. Based on my experience, this fragrance performs better in warmer temperatures and has a woodier feel than Fahrenheit.
I detected fragrant violet top notes against a citrus backdrop as soon as I sprayed it. It moves through a spicy middle accord filled with bourbon pepper, nutmeg, and galbanum. The base is a bit animalic with musky notes of cetalox, vetiver, and cedar that redevelop throughout the day. This fragrance projects well and is a safe, casual option suitable for everyday wear.
9. 10.0 Zara by Zara
For something more aquatic that’s a good summer option, check out 10.0 Zara by Zara. While the opening is very citrusy, it transforms into a more aquatic vibe with watery notes reminiscent of a day at the beach. To my nose, this fragrance becomes much greener as it develops throughout the day, and there is a strong floral heart that projects before it dries down into a woody base.
A hint of gasoline right after the opening reminds me of Fahrenheit, but this note is fleeting and disappears quickly after application. Check out this fragrance if you’re looking for a similar accord to Fahrenheit but with more aquatic vibes.
10. Portrayal Man by Amouage
To me, Portrayal Man smells more mature than most other fragrances on my Fahrenheit clones list. It opens with bold violet and gasoline vibes that carry through for the first six hours of wear. This fragrance projects well and has good longevity.
As it develops through the day, it eventually settles into a soft vetiver base. I noticed that it transitions into an intimate skin scent before softly fading away. The sillage is quite strong, so you may want to try this one out before purchasing it.