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Antaeus (1981)
by Chanel


Antaeus information

Year of Launch1981
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 978 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

goes on a lighter than it used to back in the day. There is a density that is lacking in the more current reformulations, but thats fine with me, because the earlier versions of it, were extremely heavy...sometimes to the point of making me cough and gag. Antaeus had a "Kouros-like reputation", back in the day, that was very "take it or leave it". There really wasnt any middle ground with this stuff.

the reformulation I have now, seems to be centered more around iris/violet, patch', leather and vetiver. The note pyramid above is not very accurate...there are MANY more notes in Antaeus than the pyramid reveals.

I like the current reformulations much better, because the lack of "thickness" and blatant heaviness, makes this fragrance much easier to wear, in my opinion...years ago, I would never imagine Antaeus to be an office scent...but thats how I think of it now. Its much more versatile, in other words. Beautiful stuff..
20th November, 2015
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
24th July, 2015 (last edited: 07th February, 2016)

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

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