Antaeus (1981) Eau de Toilette

Antaeus (Eau de Toilette) by Chanel
Bottle Design: Jacques Helleu
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Antaeus (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Chanel for men and was released in 1981. The scent is spicy-woody. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production.

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Coriander, Lime, Clary sage, Myrrh, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesBasil, Jasmine, Rose, Thyme
Base Notes Base NotesCastoreum, Oakmoss, Labdanum, Patchouli



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Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 22.07.2018

Interesting Facts

In Greek mythology, Antaeus was an almost invincible half-giant, the son of Poseidon and Gaia.

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Bottle 7.0/10 Sillage 7.0/10 Longevity 8.0/10 Scent 7.5/10
Helpful Review    4
A now pretty legendary Chanel masculine reviewed here by me. The review is based on the currently available version, and without any experience of the vintage...

Bottle 7.0/10 Sillage 8.0/10 Longevity 9.0/10 Scent 8.5/10
Old school
This is an old school of the 80's from the house of Channel. Very masculine, spicy, woody, leathery, a llittle bit sweet and resinous in the drawdown (from the labdanum) I cannot imagine a lady using this power stuff. This has a beast longevity, after 24 hours I still smell this scent. They don't... Read more
Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 7.0/10
A plain chypre
Antaeus is a rigid animalic chypre for classic addicts. Although after wearing classics for several years, this perfume has not the same effect it had the first I tried, still makes be heart bump with that sophisticated bitter opening. It's smell of muscle and testosterone. Chanel Antaeus is a... Read more
Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 10.0/10
Very helpful Review    4
Very Masculine scent...
This is probably the best Chanel masculine, and one of the best masculines ever made. It's warm, woody, deep, rich, dark, smokey, animalic and sensual all at the same time! Blends really well with the skin to give off an incredible manly, musky, testosterone-filled vibe. I wouldn't call it... Read more
Very helpful Review    10
first fragrance
Chanel Antaeus was the first perfume of my own. I don’t remember who gave it to me, but I didn’t choose it myself. Looking back, my touchstones in perfume were Patou Joy, Lanvin Arpege, Dior Eau Sauvage and Paco Rabanne pour Homme. The first two my mother had, and introduced me to classical... Read more
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Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 8.0/10
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A Chanel Classic...
Antaeus (vintage) opens with an almost cinnamon smell mildly reminiscent of Halston Z-14 before quickly transitioning to a somewhat dirty animalic leathery scent derived from a combination of clary sage, with more than a dollop of castoreum and just a bit if civet added in for good measure. The... Read more
Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 7.0/10
Very helpful Review    4
Dense and bitter greeness
It was a strange moment when I first smelt Antaeus, it struck me as an almost masculine version of Chanel No.19. There was an undeniable green bitterness that caught my nose almost immediately which was then followed by a rich, slightly sweet woodsy-ness with an odd leathery note. I guess if... Read more
Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 8.0/10
Greatly helpful Review    6
The Grey Governess
Antaeus is a great fragrance beyond question. But I am quite shocked when I apply it. I do not know any other perfume that gives off such an aura of rigour and strictness. I feel that Antaeus is space-consuming and sophisticated. Always in a bad mood, it is driven by the need to spoil any... Read more


Olfactory60 10 months ago
I read the review by Apicus, and it got me wondering if Antaeus is the bitter grey forbear of Lalique's Encre Noir....+2

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