I didnt find Antaeus to be powdery, but I did like it quite a bit.
With VDR I swapped my bottle away pretty quick becuase it's really more about patchoulli (as many basenoters have noted) and less about the roses, though they are definatley there.
Never tried Luce, though Mare is excellent.
I sold my bottle of 88 to another fine basenoter, and I do miss it from time to time.
DONT LISTEN ANNIE BASALA IS A SPICY AS HELL MAN SCENT! Had to save her before she tried it and it knocked her out.
Havana is beautiful, but WAY different than Egoiste. Egoiste smells kinda like a very "bright" apple pie. To me anyway....
Fou d'Absinthe but my bottle went to another basenoter cause I found that it was just to piney for me, though longevity was excellent.
Philosykos is nice. Might I suggest Premier Figuer Extreme by L'artisan? I got rid of my bottle of that as well.
Damn! Why do I get rid of stuff and then wish I hadnt? Oh yeah, I'm a junkie! I remember now.