Perfume Reviews

Neutral Reviews of Antihéros by Etat Libre d'Orange

Total Reviews: 5
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
caron pour un homme in another bottle... less content , less complex, less civet and more expensive.
26th October, 2010
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This “unexpected superman” (as the Etat Libre d'Orange packaging calls it) is all lavender, all day. I can't make out any other notes. I mean, really nice lavender. Clean, bright, saturated, lavender, like your favorite linen spray on steroids. A guy who irons? That’s my kind of hero. I'll take Clark Kent over Superman any day. But all that lavender in the phone booth eventually makes me claustrophobic. In the end, it's just too much of a good thing.
04th February, 2009
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Russian Federation
In order to be the same as a lot of Parisiennes with great historical perfume experience, this Caron-like scent is good.

It`s a classic made under scandalious name :)
19th June, 2007