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    Cool Today I wear Chanel Antaeus for the 1st time.

    My Scent of the day : Antaeus by Chanel (1981)
    Classy, woody, & masculine fragrance



    I wear it to the office, I think it is a formal dinner in suit & tie fragrance. (I usually use Platinum Egoiste or L'Eau D'Issey pour Homme or Cool Water for the office)

    The top notes are really strong, a bit too strong for my taste, but it grows on me.
    The middle & base notes are really awesome. It is so classy & masculine.


    I have a question.
    How many sprays and where should I spray ?
    I live in Thailand where it is so hot & humid.
    I use 2 sprays on my neck & 1 on my chest (under clothes), but my colleague said he can hardly smelt it. I can smell now, but I think it is so close to my skin or it is not expose to the air.

    Should I use 2 more sprays on my wrists so the fragrance will be more exposed to the air ?

    Ps. I am still trying to find Egoiste, it is already sold out here.
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    I don't know if I would wear such fragrances, with strong castoreum notes, if I was going to be outside in hot weather.

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    Default Re: Today I wear Chanel Antaeus for the 1st time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wit_Siamese View Post
    How many sprays and where should I spray ?
    I live in Thailand where it is so hot & humid.
    I use 2 sprays on my neck & 1 on my chest.
    Good enough IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    I don't know if I would wear such fragrances, with strong castoreum notes, if I was going to be outside in hot weather.
    I wear it to test it with the weather without knowing about the castoreum notes. That's why I post that is is "a formal dinner in suit & tie fragrance", I usually use light fragrances for the office.
    ***My favourite from my collection***

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    -------- Amouage: Epic Man
    ------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir
    -------- Terre D'Hermès Pure Parfum
    ------ EDP FM: Carnal Flower
    -------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
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    I spray on my armpits, including the shirt. Armpits are warm, so this will increase sillage. If you wear a suit, of course, this won't help sillage.

    cacio

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    3 to 5 sprays are good enough for the average (tame) user.

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    ...I thought hedonist was going to suggest the usual 15! But then, Thailand must be almost as hot as the Gulf ...

    cacio

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    I wear it for the first time today, also in the office. One spray on the chest and one on the neck is good enough, wouldn't dare to put more, not for the office, no way, I mean you can if you want to suffocate someone

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    ...I thought hedonist was going to suggest the usual 15! But then, Thailand must be almost as hot as the Gulf ...

    cacio
    haha Antaeus is powerful. I would spray 7 at max.

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    ... as Luca Turin said, gay bar stank of Antaeus until people learned to use less than half bottle each time... Fortunately or unfortunately, I missed the period. Certainly preferable to the usual chemical mix of Light blue, AdG and eau d'issey.

    cacio

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    Default Re: Today I wear Chanel Antaeus for the 1st time.

    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    haha Antaeus is powerful. I would spray 7 at max.
    Ha ha

    I just return from lunch and I am going to faint.

    Just kidding! It is not that bad, but I am going to put a note for myself that I must not use it again for the office in the summer.

    I want to take a riskby wearing it to the office, but it is quit a bad idea.
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    -------- Amouage: Epic Man
    ------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir
    -------- Terre D'Hermès Pure Parfum
    ------ EDP FM: Carnal Flower
    -------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
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    ------- Hermèssence: Ambre Narguilé

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    Default Re: Today I wear Chanel Antaeus for the 1st time.

    Antaeus in hot weather is prob not the first fragrance I would reach for. Would be very careful with the sprayer, this might be a situation that I would mist and walk into which I don't do with many fragrances

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    For office wearing, I use 1/2 spray on each side of of my neck, 1spray on chest under shirt, 1 spray on shirt and finally a split on the back of my hands. Antaeus is quite strong but the longevity is only decent on my skin, for this reason i often add a additional spray in the afternoon.

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    Default Re: Today I wear Chanel Antaeus for the 1st time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sidney_Falco View Post
    Antaeus in hot weather is prob not the first fragrance I would reach for. Would be very careful with the sprayer, this might be a situation that I would mist and walk into which I don't do with many fragrances
    It is an experience project and now I get the conclusion : Never use Antaeus for office in hot weather!
    ***My favourite from my collection***

    -------- Amouage Tribute Attar
    ------ Serge Lutens: Ambre Sultan
    -------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore
    ------ Amouage: Fate Man
    -------- Amouage: Epic Man
    ------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir
    -------- Terre D'Hermès Pure Parfum
    ------ EDP FM: Carnal Flower
    -------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
    ------ Dior: Leather Oud
    ------- Hermèssence: Ambre Narguilé

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    Quote Originally Posted by jss View Post
    For office wearing, I use 1/2 spray on each side of of my neck,
    1/2 spray??? I didnt even know this denomination of spray even existed.... LOL

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    Even 2 sprays project and last quite well

    Congrats for discovering this stylish classic

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    1/2 spray??? I didnt even know this denomination of spray even existed.... LOL
    Fortunately, Chanel's spray mechanism is so smooth, I can easily control the amount of the juice i want from the bottle by pressing only the halfway.

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    6 sprays do the job for me.
    Start strong but only for the first 30 minutes.
    Them the strenght is average

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    i use 1/4 spray....no kidding.

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    Default Re: Today I wear Chanel Antaeus for the 1st time.

    Thanks for all advises.

    I am still working at the office (15 hours after I sprayed), it might be my imagination, but I think I still can smell the scents a little.
    ***My favourite from my collection***

    -------- Amouage Tribute Attar
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    -------- Terre D'Hermès Pure Parfum
    ------ EDP FM: Carnal Flower
    -------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
    ------ Dior: Leather Oud
    ------- Hermèssence: Ambre Narguilé

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Good enough IMO.
    agreed , hot/humid weather and for office uses , with Antaeus less is more;
    so.. I´ll say 4 sprays at the most.
    Enjoy this poison , friend!!.. It´s so unique!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    3 to 5 sprays are good enough for the average (tame) user.
    Haha, word!

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    I love this scent, but it is very strong to start. I use 2.5 sprays (1 chest, 1 neck , 1/2 mist and walk into it)

    It is a classic.
    Five that I am enjoying right now

    1) Sel de Vetiver by The Different Company
    2) Spiritueuse Double Vanille by Guerlain
    3) Bois des Iles by Chanel
    4) Devin by Aramis
    5) Coromandel by Chanel

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    I used it as an air freshener at the office today and people almost fainted. Can´t wait to wear it tomorrow properly!

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    This is a scent that begs to be worn with abandon! My favorite masculine of all time!

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    Default Re: Today I wear Chanel Antaeus for the 1st time.

    Quote Originally Posted by scent View Post
    This is a scent that begs to be worn with abandon! My favorite masculine of all time!
    Yes - I love to spray it all over before bed - then wake up in the midst of the drydown, but it is going as strong as a normal scent, just applied!
    * * * *

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    A cold weather fragrance for me.....4 sprays are plenty.....A formal scent for sure!!!
    gary

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    Default Re: Today I wear Chanel Antaeus for the 1st time.

    Wearing it tonight for Thanksgiving dinner - I used 2 sprays (one behind each ear for all the hugs) and 2 sprays to the clothes. After 45 minutes it has calmed down to a gorgeous scent. Got the "you always smell nice compliment."

    Loving Antaeus, its so daring, different, and masculine. Cheers.

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    3/4 of a spray

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