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    Hello everyone.
    I tried Chanel Antaeus several days ago and I really liked it, but my girlfriend finds it really offending. She said it smells like her grandfather and doesn't like it at all. I really like what the fragrance does and the energy that it kind of gives me.
    Can you suggest something similar, but maybe less offending? (if there is such thing)

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    There is only one Antaeus, there are many girlfriends. You know what to do.

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    Oh, the mighty Antaeus...there's nothing like it. The scent of power.
    Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??

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    Default Re: Suggest something similar to Antaeus

    For a different scent that has similarities to Antaeus - similar vintage, complexity, projection, longevity, and impact in perfume history - try Kouros.

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    I see that you're 28. How old is she?
    Currently wearing: Agar Attar by Agar Aura

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    Antaeus is too much for post-modern tastes. There is nothing we can do.

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    I concur.

    Leave it at that...cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by knightowl View Post
    Oh, the mighty Antaeus...there's nothing like it. The scent of power.
    “Some perfumes are as fragrant as an infant’s flesh, sweet as an oboe’s cry, and greener than the spring; While others are triumphant, decadent or rich; Having the expansion of infinite things, like ambergris and musk, benzoin and frankincense, which sing the transports of the mind and every sense.”

    ― Charles Baudelaire, The Flowers of Evil & Paris Spleen

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    She is 30, but she really didn't like it. Actually it is the first time she dislike a fragrance that I wear so much.

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    When I first tried Antaeus my gf said it was offensive and smelled of old man. Several weeks later I bought it anyway as I had to have it. After a few wearings she has tolerated it a little better. It had become one of my favourites even thougj I get thr odd look once in a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awakening950 View Post
    There is only one Antaeus, there are many girlfriends. You know what to do.
    Yikes!

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    cuko
    Yeah, I might do the same thing and see what is going to happen. I can always wear it when I'm going out alone, anyway.

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    Default Re: Suggest something similar to Antaeus

    My dad used to wear Antaeus, and in my quest to find him something similar but less *ahem* potent, I found him John Varvatos Vintage. He really likes it, so maybe give that a try.
    Looking for THE femme fatale scent. If you think there is something I should smell please PM me!

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    Antaeus imho in many ways is similar to the Aramis classis, especially the top to mid smells almost the same. Difference is that while Aramis tends to get herbal dry incensy Antaeus gets into the directions of soft rose and beeswax. Antaeus is Aramis and Oscar pl mixed together and Chanel-ized and may be the sensibilities of Kouros reflected in it too.

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    Default Re: Suggest something similar to Antaeus

    As others were saying, it's hard to find something similar. But it really depends on what your girlfriend didn't like. If you like the musky feel of power, as others have suggested, you could check other vintage powerhouses of the era like Kouros (vintage, though, the reformulation is reportedly weaker), some of the Aramis (eg Aramis 900), Dior Jules. But perhaps she'll find them grandfatherly too.

    Perhaps then Caron Yatagan. This was another butch powerhouse, but it reached its scope via a vegetal blast and a dark woody background. As Luca Turin commented, Yatagan goes for a menacing, high pitched, hissing tone, to most other masculines dark baritone.

    Incidentally, sometimes I use Antaeus shower gel. It's excellent, close to the frag, but only lasts for the shower, so you can get some satisfaction from it, if shortlived.

    cacio

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    Thank you all for your responds. I will definitely try Aramis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finally24 View Post
    Hello everyone.
    I tried Chanel Antaeus several days ago and I really liked it, but my girlfriend finds it really offending. She said it smells like her grandfather and doesn't like it at all. I really like what the fragrance does and the energy that it kind of gives me.
    Can you suggest something similar, but maybe less offending? (if there is such thing)
    The smell of new girlfriend.
    I smell marshmallows!
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    Quote Originally Posted by usedtowork View Post
    For a different scent that has similarities to Antaeus - similar vintage, complexity, projection, longevity, and impact in perfume history - try Kouros.
    That is one way to send her packing.....
    Currently wearing: Yatagan by Caron

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    .....Caron Yatagan.....
    I like Antaeus, but this one is better, and your gf will probably like it. But you should keep and wear the Antaeus whenever you want, when she's not around, etc.

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    Aramis smells like Antaeus.

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    While not 100% similar, Santos de Cartier, Esencia Loewe, Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme, Zino Davidoff and Aramis Tuscany all share, in different ways, a vibe somewhat resembling Antaeus and may get a better feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awakening950 View Post
    There is only one Antaeus, there are many girlfriends. You know what to do.
    LOL>> lovely antaeus... I remember the first time i tried it clearly in my mind. Well, santos is somewhat similar but without that honey-like drydown. I would suggest you other two good scents in the same vibe: troisieme man by Caron and Obsession by Calvin Klein.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awakening950 View Post
    There is only one Antaeus, there are many girlfriends. You know what to do.
    Well said sir. Well said indeed! XD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awakening950 View Post
    There is only one Antaeus, there are many girlfriends. You know what to do.
    Now now gentlemen... let's not be too hasty... we must first gather the necessary evidence before giving appropriate advice... so the question is, just how hot is the lady in question? ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericrico View Post
    I concur.

    Leave it at that...cheers,

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    I found Versace Lhomme to have similar vibe to Antaeus, atleast to my nose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergius View Post
    Aramis smells like Antaeus.
    hmmm...no.
    Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??

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    Quote Originally Posted by musky_monkey View Post
    Now now gentlemen... let's not be too hasty... we must first gather the necessary evidence before giving appropriate advice... so the question is, just how hot is the lady in question? ;-)
    Slightly hotter than Antaeus, LOL. But she doesn't like most of my fragrances. Especially DHI, she finds it too sweet for a man. So I'm stuck with Bleu de Chanel when I go out, that is the only one she likes, apart of Azzaro Visit.

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    ::whipcrack::

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    Quote Originally Posted by gandhajala View Post
    ::whipcrack::
    The evidence presented so far is that the lady in question is hotter than Antaeus...
    Finally24 is wise to make some effort to please such a specimen... such a prize is worth jumping a few hoops. ;-)

    A fragrance I sometimes wear as an alternative to Antaeus is YSL M7.
    They are not the same, however they serve a similar purpose and climate.

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    Default Re: Suggest something similar to Antaeus

    Nothing smells like it. It is not on my top list either.

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