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Antaeus (1981)
by Chanel


Antaeus information

Year of Launch1981
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 963 votes)

People and companies

PerfumerJacques Polge
Parent CompanyWertheimer

About Antaeus

Antaeus was a handsome hero, son of Greek Goddess of the Earth, Gaeia and God of the Sea, Poseidon.
A warm, woody fragrance with notes of Sage, Patchouli and Labdanum.

Antaeus fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Antaeus

Antaeus is an absolutely wonderful scent that is a bit different than what one might expect from Chanel. It's 80's strong, and has that leathery, lemony, masculine, testosterone amplification that is rare in this house and in today's fragrance market. As it begins to dry, the opening leather softens and I get a nice balanced patchouli and wood scent with leathery lemon notes. Lemon pledge wood polish is apt, but it's much more refined and classy.

Not sure if Antaeus is a "buy" for me, as it's very strong and has limited places I could wear it IMO, but a great fragrance none the less.
14th August, 2015
One of the best creations ever. A must have !
04th August, 2015
Tested from a sample this morning, and again this afternoon. Ueber-powerful lemon soapy, like biting into a bar of lemon soap. I can not only smell it, but taste it on my tongue and soft pallet. Powerful, masculine, in your face, smells like a big, blonde or red haired hairy-chested rugby player fresh out of the shower. Reminds me of Kouros (maybe the animalic notes), but Kouros doesn't smell like lemon air freshener, like this does. After a minute or two it suddenly reminds me briefly of Polo green, which I love. It then goes through a stage where it's actually fresher than before, nice. The fade-down is sweet, powdery, sherbety. Gone in 4 hours.
This is not for me, but it isn't a negative review. It's an alpha male scent. Someone who likes Kouros and lemon soap, and expects to have scored by the time the "dry down" comes. But this guy didn't even notice the soap or the name of his spray. He's paraded unashamedly naked around the shower room talking about the game, and now he's clean shaven, smart shirt and trousers on, off out on the town with one thing on his mind. Be grateful he slapped you on the back on his way out - at least he saw you.
Thumbs up, cos I'd love to be the guy who wears this for a day (or better, night) :)
July 2015
24th July, 2015

Another powerhouse from the 1980s that never go out of style as it is one of the best kept secrets in the fragrance industry. ANTAEUS is a mysterious leathery, smoky accord of the rarest ingredients that can only be appreciated by a true connoisseur.a intense yet gentlemanly interpretation of sensuality for a man with a strong personality. this skin-deep fragrance leaves an unforgettable impression. Luxurious,Rich, Timeless,Classic, Complex,Sophisticated and Resolutely Masculine.

This mastreful scent boldly explores an uncharted path by blending bergamot,coriander,myrhh,decadent clary sage and jasmine that harmonize over a full and luxurious base rife with deep notes like vintage leather and rich oakmoss with a subtle touch of patchouli in a uniquely classic doubt this awesome fragrance is for a self-assured character and i highly recommend it to anyone looking for a deep, sensual and ultra classic scent with a powerful enchanting trail.


Longevity?Excellent on my skin.

13th June, 2015
Wooo!!! Is this a powerhouse or WHAT! I'm 21 years old, like to wear suit and tie occasionally and this tough guy DOES NOT disappoint. This makes me feel like "Mess with the bull and you GET THE HORNS!". I'm sure the vintage version that was even stronger was more amazing but even the reformulated version is really good.

May not be a crowd pleaser to everyone, this is either a TAME IT OR BE TAMED fragrance so use with caution. You don't have to be huge to wear this, it's the attitude and how you own it.

For me this fragrance gives confidence, more sexual heat, beast mode on, the "I have ARRIVED" smell!

30th April, 2015
Well, honestly I was expecting something else out of this fragrance. based on the main notes and dominating castoreum note I was expecting something extremely animalic with kind of dirty buttery leather type of scent but this is more toward smoky type of leather with only hint of animalic feel.

At the opening I can smell a dark green, smoky, mossy and earthy scent which definitely is something manly.
Even though it has been made in 80's the smell is very modern and It doesn't smell dated at all!

As time passes and in the mid scent gets smokier and more leathery plus hint of dirty animalic feeling of castoreum note which is very lovely.
In the base I can smell pretty the same smell only a little bit more smoky and earthy.
It's a completely linear scent and do not expect something very complex. what you get at the opening is exactly what you will get till the end.
Projection is strong and longevity is something between 7-8 hours on the skin.
It's a solid masculine scent but I was expecting something much more daring and much more complex!
27th April, 2015

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