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    Lightbulb Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    Not sure if I should, so just wondering really. Is Aventus comparable to Chanel's Antaeus? I have and love Aventus, but having tried Antaeus recently, I'm tempted to get a 50ml bottle (right, like I need another fragrance!). Based on my wardrobe, would you recommend this as one to have in the fragrance wardrobe, or is it overkill? After all, Aventus is manly enough is it not?

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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    Worth owning both imo. They're nothing alike.

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    Totally different so if you like it buy it.

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    Wow, super fast responses - thanks both!

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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    There are so different like an apple & an orange.

    Based on your collection, you seems like like somethings fresh, but Antaeus is a leather chype with civet so it is not fresh at all.

    However, it is a must-try since it is one of the classic & a masterpiece.
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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wit_Siamese View Post
    There are so different like an apple & an orange.

    Based on your collection, you seems like like somethings fresh, but Antaeus is a leather chype with civet so it is not fresh at all.

    However, it is a must-try since it is one of the classic & a masterpiece.
    That's one reason why I considered it. We get a lot of cool weather here in the UK and sometimes winter can be grey and dull, so a leathery chypre is something I could do with. That beeswax note is pretty amazing I have to say....

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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    The only things they have in common are A, e, n, t, u and s.

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    I would get Antaeus. Legendary fragrance!
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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    they only share some common letters and sound like one is the anagram of the other...that's it.


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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    IMHO, both are worth getting, considering also the fact that they are not alike.

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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    I would say no.
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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    Antaeus is perfectly suited to our climate. Jump on it.

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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    Definitely one to try then after work! Thanks for all the replies so far

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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    They are nothing alike. Aventus is fresh and modern. Antaeus is a spicy leather that is somewhat dates. The leather didn't come through all the spices enough for me.
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    Totally diff frags... like comparing smoked pineapples to spicy latex condoms....
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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tropics View Post
    Worth owning both imo. They're nothing alike.
    Agree

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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    Although I'm not a fan of modern Antaeus, its smell is utterly different from Aventus (which, to me, smells like nothing else). No reason not to have both if you enjoy them. That seems to be the consensus. Though if Pipsta thinks Antaeus smells like spicy latex condoms, I wonder where he's shopping . . . .
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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    I'm gonna have to disagree with most of the guys here and say that I feel these 2 fragrances smell pretty darn close to one another. Depending if you don't mind 2 fragrances that similar, I would say go for it. But if not, then stay away and find something a bit different than Aventus.
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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    Try to find vintage Antaeus if you can its really worth it

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    The only thing they have in common is that they are utter shit.
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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Candide View Post
    The only things they have in common are A, e, n, t, u and s.
    haha, that's what I was thinking. I have to admit getting the two confused for awhile when reading things here here simply because the names are so similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    Definitely one to try then after work! Thanks for all the replies so far
    It will be intresting to hear your thoughts on it :-)

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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    Other than their names rhyming they are not similar at all.

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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    Yes, but if you like Aventus, Antaeus is very, very different. Sample before you buy.

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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    Not sure if I should, so just wondering really. Is Aventus comparable to Chanel's Antaeus? I have and love Aventus, but having tried Antaeus recently, I'm tempted to get a 50ml bottle (right, like I need another fragrance!). Based on my wardrobe, would you recommend this as one to have in the fragrance wardrobe, or is it overkill? After all, Aventus is manly enough is it not?
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    They share NOTHING other than they both are great smelling scented water, you can spray on yourself to smell better.
    No similarities at all - other than they both start with an A.
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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oslo-Fjord View Post
    It will be intresting to hear your thoughts on it :-)
    Well i got a 50ml bottle :-)

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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    They are completely different but both worth having. Enjoy.

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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    I think that both have a similar vibe in the drydown, so I understand the comparison. Antaeus is good, but I find Aventus better overall.

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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    These two scents are polar opposites of eachother

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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    They are very different, I agree, however I can easily see the OP's comparison of Antaeus' dark woods atmosphere to the smokiness of Aventus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by candide View Post
    the only things they have in common are a, e, n, t, u and s.
    lol.

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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    Well i got a 50ml bottle :-)
    So what do you think?

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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    Antaeus smells like a bugspray to me. Yuck.

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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    If I had Aventus I would see no reason to get Antaeus though.

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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wit_Siamese View Post
    There are so different like an apple & an orange.

    Based on your collection, you seems like like somethings fresh, but Antaeus is a leather chype with civet so it is not fresh at all.

    However, it is a must-try since it is one of the classic & a masterpiece.
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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    Not at all, specially if you collect fragrances based on their brandnames: it would be redundant for they both have the "us" in common.
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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    I do not understand the comparison between the two, for they are both world's apart from one another. However, they are both great fragrances and make excellent additions to your fragrance wardrobe.

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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    Yes. They are quite different.

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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    If you have Aventus you don't need to buy any other fragrances, so no, Antaeus isn't worth getting.
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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    This haaas to be a troll post. It doesn't make any sense. The two are in two totally different zip codes.

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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    These are NOTHING alike. Aventus is modern, Antaeus is old. Both are very good, but if you are < 35 years old, you may want to hold off on Antaeus...
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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    There are some major issues regarding Antaeus' composition. The opening is majestic, but then it kind of dies. I got rid of my bottle (thank God) after I had worn it, like, once or twice. No sillage, no nothing, don't buy it!

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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    Quote Originally Posted by mihailo View Post
    There are some major issues regarding Antaeus' composition. The opening is majestic, but then it kind of dies. I got rid of my bottle (thank God) after I had worn it, like, once or twice. No sillage, no nothing, don't buy it!
    Strange. I have always thought Antaeus has one of the strongest sillage (trail it leaves behind)
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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    ^
    It's incredibly long lasting, but it always stays so close to the skin. I am talking about the current version. The opening is great and then it gets real stuffy

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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    Worth getting Antaeus even if you have every other scent in the world. Aventus is nice, but Antaeus is a must.

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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    Antaeus is a Demigod. Strong, like a god, and gentle as a man, Antaeus belongs to those perfumes of expressed individuality and strong character which emphasize masculinity ( Another Alpha macho powerhouse next to Kouros ) A drop of this can stay anywhere from 5-8 days in clothing, and will change during it's course.


    Aventus celebrates strength, vision and success, inspired by the dramatic life of war, peace and romance lived by Emperor Napoleon. If you get the right batch you can get anywhere from 2-5 days base note longevity with a couple sprays in your clothes, otherwise be prepared for only a few hours of projection. Yet very fresh, very attractive.


    I love both, they are unique, and masculine. but slightly prefer the Powerhouse due to longer longevity, and multiple scent stages.


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    Lol at this thread. You've come a long way in 2 years, rum.

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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    Boy, who dug up this old fossil? Obviously irrelevant to the OP over 2 years later but as most others have already said they have nothing in common. One is excellent and recommended (vintage Antaeus) and the other isn't (the lesser "A").
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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrAndySais View Post
    The only thing they have in common is that they are utter shit.
    Completely agree for Aventus, but for Antaeus... sometimes I think I should just stop reading the forum.

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    Is it worth buying Clive Christian No. 1 if you already own Molecule 01?
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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    Chanel seriously needs to get their vintage reformulations on point, same for Yves Saint Laurent ( Kouros )

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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    Way Way different. Antaeus is a classic in the likes of Eau Savage, Robert Piguet Cravache, Chanel Pour Monsieur, Caron 3 homme. they are not in the same category at all.

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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    They are very different, I agree, however I can easily see the OP's comparison of Antaeus' dark woods atmosphere to the smokiness of Aventus.
    That's it. The OP probably thinks he would wear both fragrances in similar situations (for formal ocasions, or work, etc).

    I would say yes, they are different enough to own both, but if the OP thinks that above, and wants to keep a small wardrobe, it woulde be better to decide which one he likes better.

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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    Aventus redundant with Antaeus? Other than a similar spelling, they share very little in common, IMO.

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    Default Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    Yes. Rive Gauche has more to do with Antaeus than Aventus. It's one of the best Chanel offerings.

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