I guess the dry, leathery herbal quality strikes me as "floral." It may be that the blending is such that it came across as a harsh floral blur to me. I put a couple of dabs on my arm, so that I can use my hand to create a waft whenever I want. I do this after I make sure it's not going to nauseate me by sampling first just above the ankle. The comments in the BN directory about how powerful this is are confusing, unless it is being sprayed 10 times or so. I found it unpleasant, but only mildly so, and certainly not a "power frag." I also don't see the connection to Yatagan, which has been commented upon in the directory as well, because there the notes are obvious, and yet they don't keep coming at you, but you get wafts every now and then. With Antaeus, there's a solid block of the dry herbal/leather that just lies there doing nothing, and as I said, I don't find it especially pleasant. I guess LT was referring to an empty cigar box, though I never got any strong wood quality from Antaeus.