Originally Posted by brandon_ha
Hi as a Canadian, winter is obviously a large part of the year and as a relatively new entry into the world of fragrances I find my self lacking a scent for the colder part of the year.
I'm looking at Antaeus by Chanel, but felt it may be A) too strong for a daily wear daytime fragrance, perhaps more suited to the bars and clubs and B) inappropriate for someone of my age, more apropos to someone in their 30's.
Would this be an accurate assumption, or am I over thinking things? I am absolutely open to any other suggestion you may have and would appreciate any input.
You're over thinking it--but not by much.
As to ' A' it's a bit like asking "Should I wear black in the daytime? " I'm sure some French fashion magazine has said that's not done--both for women and men. Now, if your crowd reads French fashion magazines there may be a bit of a problem
If the temperature is cold, you can wear Antaeus in the day time. The secret is to go very light in spraying it on.
The aldehydes initially make it so strong that one spritz is too much. Wait for it to settle down and you'll be OK As to your age, provided you're past adolescent geekdom, you're fine.
Having said all that, yes Antaeus is best as a nighttime ladies man's scent. For that matter, so is Egoiste.
Don't play volleyball or hockey while wearing either. But otherwise you will stand out from the crowd---in a very good way.
Winter is usually the time for the " Oriental Category " in scents. Which means if you find Antaeus too much for everyday wear you can always go with Bulgari Black
Some others, which I'd consider 5 star scents:
Royal English Leather by Creed
Roma Uomo by Laura Biagiotti (underestimated, imho and some
will say it's just for teenagers)
Baie de Genièvre also by Creed
Cacharel Pour L'Homme by Cacharel
Besides Orientals, you can also get away with 'anti-frags' in winter. Scents that are a right cross to the jaw but while they are often considered over the top by some in summer, in winter they are warm; two already mentioned are Azzaro PH and Tuscany/Etruscan. Another is the poor man's Vintage Tabarome: Grey Flannel
And then there's the pine-needle " daytime Antaeus " (in terms of sophistication) ; Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet
Look up the reviews and if something sounds appealing, give it a sample.