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Antihéros (2006)
by Etat Libre d'Orange


Antihéros information

Year of Launch2006
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 77 votes)

People and companies

HouseEtat Libre d'Orange
PerfumerAntoine Maisondieu

About Antihéros

Antihéros is a shared / unisex perfume by Etat Libre d'Orange. The scent was launched in 2006 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Antoine Maisondieu

Antihéros fragrance notes

Reviews of Antihéros

Antihéros starts out with a sweetish lavender and a hint of nail varnish remover which thankfully dissipates quickly. The lavender deepens quickly. I like lavender as a smell but never associate it with perfume. I was thinking Antihéros was a bit pale, and took a sniff of some lavender bubble bath that's hanging around the bathroom. The ELDO is much stronger and clearer. Maybe my mind's smellograph for lavender is of the plant itself, dried sprigs of lavender, or lavender oil. In any case, I guess Antihéros is actually plenty strong for a perfume/cologne, as it develops. In fact, it is very simple and quite soapy. In view of the company's self-promotion as iconoclasts, I keep waiting for something crazy to happen, but so far it's linear lavender..
20th July, 2017
Here are three lavender scents for you:

Oxford & Cambridge - spring morning with friends.

Ungaro II pour Homme - spring morning with lover.

Antihéros - spring morning with uptight auntie.

Antihéros is a lavender-musk affair that sits halfway between Caron Pour Un Homme and Gris Clair, and has none of the interesting nuances of either. The sharp edges of lavender are rounded off to add a comforting sweetness - with a fresh, clean musk note and hints of creamy wood. This might sound attractive, even when it's a more or less linear affair from start to finish. However, it is also extremely muted and unreasonably dull.

08th May, 2017
A minty, peppery blast of lavender is followed by a soft, powdery dry down, supported by musk and cedar. Pretty much a soliflore, taking after Caron's classic Pour Un Homme, or more specifically, its parfum take on that formula, Impact.

One can get the same effect by spending a few dollars on lavender oil, so why shell out almost a hundred for a 50 ml. bottle of Antiheros?

The classy Caron scent, softened further by a perfect vanilla balance, is for me the only choice in this scent genre.

Antiheros is good, just not good enough to make it unique.
24th October, 2015
Wow! Lavender overload. A high quality lavender explodes out of the bottle. It is a little musky, I think, which contributes nicely to the quality. The lavender tones down, as a normal lavender does, to a point where it acts smoothly in conjunction with the musk and cedar. The new accord is far too normal for Etat Libre d’Orange fragrance – it is also rather generic… excellent quality and very pleasant, but not unique. Later, the woods move further into the accord, and the lavender is pretty much gone.
Antiheros lasts quite well for a lavender fragrance; the initial lavender blast is temporary... it settles down nicely. The remainder of Antiheros is quite discreet and perfect for a pleasant, quality office scent. I enjoy the fact that this fragrance doesn’t add vanilla to the lavender – I dislike that combination. Lavender isn’t my favorite, but this one deserves a thumbs up.
28th August, 2015
Antiheros by Etat Libre d`Orange opens as a “one note mind melter” and displays a beautiful lavender note. One needs to enjoy lavender to enjoy antiheros—stay away if that isn’t the case. The lavender fades to expose a musky base.

Very refreshing 3.5/5
24th December, 2013
Lavender soap in a bottle

Lavender, musk and cedar. This was the first perfume that I could guess all the official notes right and only in few seconds. So one can say it's quite simple, but it's nice nevertheless.
It's starts with lavender that has some minty bite to it. Then it developes to more soapy direction. You don't feel that you are wearing perfume, but you have washed you hands or clothes with most luxurious lavender soap ever.

Pros: Clean, office friendly
Cons: Simple

28th June, 2013

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