Summary: Thumbs up, thought I'm not really finding Antaeus that exciting. It kicks off with bright, almost metallic lavender lifted with mint, over a pleasantly sweet sludge of herbs and flowers. All of this plays out over an upfront leathery chypre smell. Given time, the leathery chypre elements become the stars, albeit dusted with pleasant pie spices.
Summary: Very Masculine scent... This is probably the best Chanel masculine, and one of the best masculines ever made. It's warm, woody, deep, rich, dark, smokey, animalic and sensual all at the same time! Blends really well with the skin to give off an incredible manly, musky, testosterone-filled vibe. I wouldn't call it dirty. It's incredibly well refined and very classy. A dangerous fragrance. This may be the fragrance for the big, strong, man with the muscles...
Summary: Medal worthy sports flanker A crisp citrus-bergamot-mint opening is soon softened by a jasmine note. In the drydown a very nice rose appears, whose sweetness is dampened by a white pepper counterpoint; then a delightful raisinous nose gives it added depth and character. A beautiful gentle patchouli emerges in the base, not harsh or sharp.
Summary: Power scent Antaeus opens with a powerful blast of spicy coriander, citrus, and sage straight out of the 1980's. If there is any criticism of Antaeus, it is in these opening moments. For today's muted "EMO" types, this will feel overbearing. They may not give Antaeus a chance to work it's magic, which happens in the heart notes and drydown.
Summary: Bitter and Unpleasant Purchased a sample of this, and I'm glad I did before investing in a full bottle. Has the depth and complexity that I'm used to with Chanel, but the coriander is so overwhelmingly bitter that I was turned off right away. Spicy is great, but not overpoweringly so.
Summary: Chanel Antaeus If you mostly enjoy modern releases, you will probably find this one to be a bit dated. It's not really a powerhouse, but just a dirty musty floral fragrance that really doesn't stand out in a meaningful way. It's not unpleasant, but it's something I can only enjoy when I put a great amount of effort into appreciating it rather than something that is naturally just good.
Summary: Chanel Antaeus was the first perfume of my own. I don’t remember who gave it to me, but I didn’t choose it myself. Looking back, my touchstones in perfume were Patou Joy, Lanvin Arpege, Dior Eau Sauvage and Paco Rabanne pour Homme. The first two my mother had, and introduced me to classical perfumery. I would sniff them out of the bottle and relish them. I was, maybe, 8 years old. 9? I knew nothing about perfume, but somehow they got me thinking.
Summary: I can truly say that I've been in on a good thing for a longtime! Chanel Antaeus has been my signature scent since High School. Its spicy. Masculine. Though I don't care. I can wear sweet spicy. But no soapy or musk. My best girlfriend for years wore the same scent. It was doubly compelling on her. She was womanly but I understood her attraction. It made her edgy.
Summary: I tried Antaeus for the first time today, and the first spray shocked me it was such a gorgeous smell. I was expecting something strong and interesting with some smells that I would have to learn to enjoy. And this first smell was uncompromising but it was also plain out delicious, a beautiful experience rich and woody and sweet with nothing I needed to learn to like. And it wasn't strange in anyway or unfamiliar.
Summary: here's the refined and elegant masculine. when Kouros is best described by Arnold Scwartzenegger at 80's with all Muscle man, the Antaeus is Arnold in 2010's. a refined politician in a suit, with a style and authority on him the animalic notes, while harsh but still smoothly done and shows balls to others, not in uber-masculine way but rather in uber-elegant way.