Thread: S o t D, Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Top Notes: Lemon, Lime, Coriander, Clary Sage, Myrtle, Bergamot, Cedar Oil, Fruity Notes
Middle Notes: Thyme, Basil, Rose, Jasmine, Orris Root
Base Notes: Labdanum, Beeswax Absolute, Oakmoss, Castoreum, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Amber, Leather, Musk
Antaeus is a masterpiece of its genre. The combination of myrtle and clary sage in the top note is an incredibly powerful reinforcement of the woody notes of cedar and sandalwood, and the perfect complement for the chypre accord of bergamot, oakmoss and patchouli. in fact the patchouli function in the chypre accord is helped by labdanum in the base, as well as being strengthened by the animalic notes of beeswax and castoreum. This scent has a wonderful sillage and longevity. It is attributed legendary powers of seduction. That's as may be, but for whatever reason, it undeniably turns heads. Some people put this down as a power scent from the 80s, and they may have reason to categorize it that way, but it is paradigmatic of its type, and far above even the best of its imitators.
Last edited by JaimeB; 27th April 2010 at 06:10 AM.
Yr good bud,
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Fiat justitia ruat cælum.
Let justice be done, even if the sky should fall.
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Qui nihil potest sperare, desperet nihil.
Let him who can hope for nothing despair of nothing.
Male irato ferrum committitur.
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Chanel pour Monsieur
Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme
TL pour lui
by Ted Lapidus
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
A woody manly scent from Caron
Serge Lutens - Bois de Violette
Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa.
Joining JaimeB in vintage Antaeus
Van Cleef & Arpels - Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme
Michael Kors - Michael for Men
Chanel Egoiste Cologne Concentree
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
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It felt like Knize Ten and man, what a choice on this sunny, crisp morning!
millesime imperial by creed
Carven Homme by Carven
Top Notes: Orange, Mahogany, Coriander, Lavender, Vodka, Sage, Lemon.
Middle Notes: Jasmine, Lily-of-the-valley, Rose, Geranium.
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Patchouli, Musk, Oakmoss, Vetiver, Cedar.
Arsene Lupin Guerlain - on my left hand, and La Cologne du Parfumeur Guerlain - on my right hand!!!
Both are wonderful, but I gonna buy this Arsene Lupin this Autumn definitely!
(you could read my short review in Launches 2010 thread)
Vetiver The Great!!!
eau de Cartier concentrée
My Top Favorites: Mitsouko,Houbigant Fougere Royale Jean Patou Homme & Privé. Kilian-A Taste of Heaven.Caron-3rd Man.Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur. YSL River Gauche.Satori Parfum - Satori . Satori-Mother Road 66. Diptique-Eau de Lavande. Creed Bois du Portugal.Nicolai New York. Chanel Pour Monsieur.Aramis Havana.Aramis Tuscany.Azzaro Pour Homme. Hermes Poivre Samarcande.Amouage Homage Attar. Amouage Memoir Man..LArtisan Dzing! Musc Ravageur.
Escale a Portofino - Dior
Wishlist is pointless.
Dunhill for Men 1934
Villoresi Uomo Profumo