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    Default Seeking an honest opinion about Chanel Antaeus pour Homme.

    I found a 50ml mint and sealed bottle batched "8812" for 50 euros (65 $), it should be produced around year 2007 according to Cosmetic Check.

    Well, since I have read so many reviews about at least TWO reformulations, about "Antaeus is not a good frag anymore", about "ruining a great scent" and blah blah blah..... I'd like to know your HONEST opinion: if a 2007 bottle is worth of a blind buy.
    I remember it in the beginning of '90, and It was really a strong and masculine scent. More than 20 years ( and some reformulation ) ago.
    What's your opinion? To buy or to wait again for a vintage bottle?

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    Default Re: Seeking an honest opinion about Chanel Antaeus pour Homme.

    Fair deal

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    I've only tried the recent formulation but I like it. Kinda harsh and a little pissy!

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    Yep! Fair deal. I have both vintage and modern,
    and I actually prefer the modern one.
    It has sharper and longerlasting top notes. And
    it's the top notes I love the most in Antaeus.

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    I liked it but had to get rid of it has I got so many negative reactions from people wearing it.

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    The price seems fair; the only issue is whether you like it. I never had the privilege of trying the vintage, but hate the current version. I think more people like Antaeus than dislike it, but there are lots who think it smells bad.

    Really, your question doesn't have an answer. You need to try it yourself.
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    I like it, and yes that is a good price. I had no idea it was such a divisive scent; to me it's very soft and was immediately likeable. Not sure if I have the vintage or the modern version though.
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    Default Re: Seeking an honest opinion about Chanel Antaeus pour Homme.

    The consensus is that most people like Antaeus, in both formulations, than not; myself included. So I would take the deal.
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    Default Re: Seeking an honest opinion about Chanel Antaeus pour Homme.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrč Moreau View Post
    I'd like to know your HONEST opinion: if a 2007 bottle is worth of a blind buy.
    In my opinion - Yes.

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    Default Re: Seeking an honest opinion about Chanel Antaeus pour Homme.

    i tried the modern bottle. it was good - not great. the fact that it weakened wasn't its biggest flaw. its subtlety in fact was one of its greatest strengths

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    Default Re: Seeking an honest opinion about Chanel Antaeus pour Homme.

    Have you already tried it, or are you planning to blind buy?

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    its a good deal. anyway, if its slightly weaker than the old ones, I believe that would be... better? I dont think I want to strongly smells of castoreum when I walk to a party

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    I think it's an outdated scent. It was great in its day. Not so much for the current times. That's just my two cents. That said, I would choose it over 1 Million any day!

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    I like it, but with todays version I don't get that "power" vibe everybody talks about. After 30min I can almost not smell it on my skin anymore. Can it be nose-fatigue?

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    Constantly enjoyed this fragrance in any formulation.

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    Default Re: Seeking an honest opinion about Chanel Antaeus pour Homme.

    I really enjoy it - great woods. But about 8 hours in, it just overtakes me and I have to scrub it off. That said, I'm going to order another decant so I can experience the beginning again.

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