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    Default Would I like Chanel Antaeus?

    Hello experienced fragrance people,

    I'm very interested in Chanel Antaeus after seeing someone post their top two most worn fragrances: #1 was Chanel Antaeus, and #2 was Dior Fahrenheit. That immediately made me very curious to look up Antaeus, because I love Fahrenheit. After reading all about it here and on Fragrantica, my curiosity is definitely piqued.

    I can't find it anywhere like Nordstroms or Neiman Marcus, so it would have to be a blind buy. My main question is: does this fragrance smell dated?

    The reason I ask is because even though Fahrenheit has been out since the 80's, it obviously still smells great and doesn't smell "dated". (That's probably a very subjective and loaded term). I have tried both Guerlain Vetiver and Guerlain Vetiver Extreme, but did not keep either because they smelled too dated for me with the nutmeg and tabacco and licorice and frankincense notes. I'm not trying to bash those fragrances, but I couldn't wear them regularly.

    Fragrances that I really enjoy and wear regularly include:
    1). Dior Fahrenheit
    2). Gucci Guilty Absolute
    3). Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum (2017)
    4). Terre d'Hermes EDT
    5). Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    6). Dior Fahrenheit Parfum
    7). Dior Aqua Fahrenheit

    I really enjoy the leather, woody and earthy accords. Is there any indication I would really like Chanel Antaeus and that it's worth a blind buy? After reading about it and watching a couple YouTube reviews, I'm super curious about it since it was described as being "ultra-masculine" and powerful, but also refined and classy.

    Thanks for reading. I appreciate any input.
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    Default Re: Would I like Chanel Antaeus?

    Can't know for sure, but I think there's a good chance you will. IMO a great scent. I'd give it a shot.
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    Default Re: Would I like Chanel Antaeus?

    I think that it’s going to be to your liking.

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    Fahrenheit and Gucci Guilty Absolute are very rugged, macho fragrances.You can wear both of these with some jeans and a white tee if you wanted.
    Terre d'Hermes and Platinum Egoiste are more on the fresh side.

    Chanel Antaeus is very perfumey. It's not casual whatsoever. Considering how dated it is, it feels more suited to being paired with formal wear.

    I personally think it's a nice fragrance, but one spray and I felt like I was choking out everyone around me, and I was outdoors. Definitely get a sample before blind buying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh V. View Post
    Fahrenheit and Gucci Guilty Absolute are very rugged, macho fragrances.You can wear both of these with some jeans and a white tee if you wanted.
    Terre d'Hermes and Platinum Egoiste are more on the fresh side.

    Chanel Antaeus is very perfumey. It's not casual whatsoever. Considering how dated it is, it feels more suited to being paired with formal wear.

    I personally think it's a nice fragrance, but one spray and I felt like I was choking out everyone around me, and I was outdoors. Definitely get a sample before blind buying.
    Hmmm, that's exactly what I was wondering. I dress casually 99% of the time, as I work in a casual environment and live in Austin, TX (a very casual city, haha).

    I was hoping that Antaeus would be an "ultra-masculine" fragrance that I could wear one spray to work with jeans, nice sneakers, and a polo.

    So you don't think it's that versatile?
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    Quote Originally Posted by smellyD View Post
    Hmmm, that's exactly what I was wondering. I dress casually 99% of the time, as I work in a casual environment and live in Austin, TX (a very casual city, haha).

    I was hoping that Antaeus would be an "ultra-masculine" fragrance that I could wear one spray to work with jeans, nice sneakers, and a polo.

    So you don't think it's that versatile?
    IMO, it’s not that versatile, very structured, mossy and sharp.

    You might want to give something like rive gauche a try, seems a bit more in line being dressed up or down to me.

    Antaeus is fantastic though, smelled numerous times but do not own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smellyD View Post
    Hmmm, that's exactly what I was wondering. I dress casually 99% of the time, as I work in a casual environment and live in Austin, TX (a very casual city, haha).

    I was hoping that Antaeus would be an "ultra-masculine" fragrance that I could wear one spray to work with jeans, nice sneakers, and a polo.

    So you don't think it's that versatile?
    Not at all. Fahrenheit still has a modern vibe IMO, which is what makes it so great despite not necessarily being a dumb grab crowd pleaser. Antaeus is like the stereotypical 1980s fragrance. Loud and opulent. It's what I think men were wearing in Dynasty. I think it's too formal for even Gordon Gekko.

    Quote Originally Posted by Primatesinplaid View Post
    IMO, it’s not that versatile, very structured, mossy and sharp.

    You might want to give something like rive gauche a try, seems a bit more in line being dressed up or down to me.

    Antaeus is fantastic though, smelled numerous times but do not own.
    I agree, Antaeus is a nice fragrance, I think I might like it better than Kouros.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smellyD View Post
    Hello experienced fragrance people,

    I'm very interested in Chanel Antaeus after seeing someone post their top two most worn fragrances: #1 was Chanel Antaeus, and #2 was Dior Fahrenheit. That immediately made me very curious to look up Antaeus, because I love Fahrenheit. After reading all about it here and on Fragrantica, my curiosity is definitely piqued.

    I can't find it anywhere like Nordstroms or Neiman Marcus, so it would have to be a blind buy. My main question is: does this fragrance smell dated?

    The reason I ask is because even though Fahrenheit has been out since the 80's, it obviously still smells great and doesn't smell "dated". (That's probably a very subjective and loaded term). I have tried both Guerlain Vetiver and Guerlain Vetiver Extreme, but did not keep either because they smelled too dated for me with the nutmeg and tabacco and licorice and frankincense notes. I'm not trying to bash those fragrances, but I couldn't wear them regularly.

    Fragrances that I really enjoy and wear regularly include:
    1). Dior Fahrenheit
    2). Gucci Guilty Absolute
    3). Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum (2017)
    4). Terre d'Hermes EDT
    5). Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    6). Dior Fahrenheit Parfum
    7). Dior Aqua Fahrenheit

    I really enjoy the leather, woody and earthy accords. Is there any indication I would really like Chanel Antaeus and that it's worth a blind buy? After reading about it and watching a couple YouTube reviews, I'm super curious about it since it was described as being "ultra-masculine" and powerful, but also refined and classy.

    Thanks for reading. I appreciate any input.
    Why don't you buy a sample/decant from someone, rather than risking a blind-buy?

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    Sampling is the way to go. You might also enjoy Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver, if Antaeus is not quite to your liking.
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    IMO risky for you. Chances you will find it dated are high. Try before you buy.
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    If you end up liking it, then you might get sucked into the Antaeus rabbit hole like I did.

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    You will have to sample it to know for sure. I personally enjoy the 80s formulations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamn2020 View Post
    If you end up liking it, then you might get sucked into the Antaeus rabbit hole like I did.
    No regrets?
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    Don't do so difficult: it's only a perfume...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
    Don't do so difficult: it's only a perfume...
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    Default Re: Would I like Chanel Antaeus?

    Based on your current taste I would say yes, it’s a excellent fragrance and would fit nicely in your wardrobe. Nordstrom sells it or you can order it from Chanel both of which except returns. Chanel fragrances hold there value so reselling at near retail price is never an issue. I’m another one that throughly enjoy Antaeus, my favorite fragrance was Royal Oud then I smelled Antaeus and that took that spot. Of all the fragrances I have smelled so far Antaeus is hard to beat and definitely worth owning and wearing imo.
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    Q: I like beef burgers and hotdogs; would I enjoy a burrito?

    A: How the **** would I know??
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    You will love it!

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    I think it will be a good one for the original poster. It might smell dated at first, but that is just one aspect of a complex fragrance. The woods in Antaeus are great.

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
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    Start with a beef burrito done up similar to the way you like your burgers, lettuce, tomato, onion, etc., and I think you'll be happy. Welcome to TexMex!

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    Quite likely, based both on your current preferences and also considering that present day Antaeus does smell quite classic, powerhouse and thus garnering fairly good performance, yet still not in a "dated" and also not old fashioned way.

    Especially if you already like Fahrenheit and/or its flankers, but also Egoiste and also TDH plus the flankers of either, Antaeus may be a fairly safe bet even as blind buy, mainly as a continuation of certain solid, timeless French designer perfumes.
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    Considering that you perceived Vetiver as dated and looking at the perfumes you've listed, I'd say it's a bit of a risky blind buy for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh V. View Post
    Not at all. Fahrenheit still has a modern vibe IMO, which is what makes it so great despite not necessarily being a dumb grab crowd pleaser. Antaeus is like the stereotypical 1980s fragrance. Loud and opulent. It's what I think men were wearing in Dynasty. I think it's too formal for even Gordon Gekko.
    That's exactly how I feel about Fahrenheit. The way you broke it down earlier, I think our preferences are similar.

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    IMO risky for you. Chances you will find it dated are high. Try before you buy.
    Hmmm, I'm starting to think you are right.

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    Don't do so difficult: it's only a perfume...
    That's a slippery slope... you'd end up buying everything with that attitude!

    Quote Originally Posted by speckmann0706 View Post
    Based on your current taste I would say yes, it’s a excellent fragrance and would fit nicely in your wardrobe. Nordstrom sells it or you can order it from Chanel both of which except returns. Chanel fragrances hold there value so reselling at near retail price is never an issue. I’m another one that throughly enjoy Antaeus, my favorite fragrance was Royal Oud then I smelled Antaeus and that took that spot. Of all the fragrances I have smelled so far Antaeus is hard to beat and definitely worth owning and wearing imo.
    Good call on Nordstrom's. They don't have it in store, but I could get it and return it there.

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    You will love it!
    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Quite likely, based both on your current preferences and also considering that present day Antaeus does smell quite classic, powerhouse and thus garnering fairly good performance, yet still not in a "dated" and also not old fashioned way.

    Especially if you already like Fahrenheit and/or its flankers, but also Egoiste and also TDH plus the flankers of either, Antaeus may be a fairly safe bet even as blind buy, mainly as a continuation of certain solid, timeless French designer perfumes.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rüssel View Post
    Considering that you perceived Vetiver as dated and looking at the perfumes you've listed, I'd say it's a bit of a risky blind buy for you.
    Thanks for all the input. I think at this point I'll have to make this one my next buy out of pure curiosity. I have a feeling I will think it's "dated" but I also think it might grow on me. And if I end up liking it, I'll definitely wear it to work casually... I can't not wear something I like just because it doesn't fit the preconceived "ideal occasions" for wear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    No regrets?
    Absolutely not. It’s one of the best that I own.

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    Default Re: Would I like Chanel Antaeus?

    Antaeus doesn’t smell like any of the fragrances you like.
    Most of the colognes you listed are full of super iso e (platinum egoiste Terre d Hermes , Sauvage ) and I personally dislike those.
    Never been fan of Fehreheit but Antaeus is different league all together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamn2020 View Post
    Absolutely not. It’s one of the best that I own.
    It's one of my absolute favorites from Chanel.
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    Great fragrance. I own it but would never wear it on a jeans and t shirt. I guess one could, but why would you if you have so many others that might fit that style better.

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    Try to get a sample first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by satyen View Post
    Great fragrance. I own it but would never wear it on a jeans and t shirt. I guess one could, but why would you if you have so many others that might fit that style better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    Try to get a sample first.
    I just ordered a 5 ml sample from myfragrancesamples.com. Got 15% off with the code CFR15.

    I will definitely post after I sample it... Can I handle an 80s powerhouse or not? I'm looking forward to finding out. Thanks Hugh V. and others for weighing in.

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    Default Re: Would I like Chanel Antaeus?

    It’s quite versatile just dresses up very nicely, easily a signature fragrance that can be worn in all situations but when dressed up you own the moment!
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