Chanel Antaeus is a powerful yet subtle leather-aromatic fragrance. The striking alchemy of fresh, aromatic lavender and a rare and complex leather accord,Indonesian heightened with wood and spices. Its spirited, exotic trail is enriched with notes of Cistus Labdanum, Clary Sage and Patchouli. Antaeus was a handsome hero, son of Greek Goddess of the Earth, Gaeia and God of the Sea, Poseidon
ANTAEUS celebrates the fleeting virility of a Greek hero who was only strong as long as his feet remained grounded. A nuanced masculinity, equally powerful and sensitive. A fragrance that contrasts the power of a myth with the sensitivity of a man.
It was the concept brought about by “Ambra” of Acqua di Parma’s signle note collection that made me wonder “rose and leather – really?”. I hated the AdP for its content of norlimbanol but the idea stuck in my head that this had been thought of before. Reading a blog later that month dawned on me that this was indeed a case of deja vu – Antaeus!
The slightly rosey, beeswaxy, leathery and soapy-clean scent that I dismissed before, trying and re-trying to understand or like is what caught my eye (nose?) not long before.
As luck would have it, I stumbled on a vintage bottle of the regular EdT (not the Sport version). It’s not that far off the current stuff (2017 – well done Chanel!) and the strength of this means you need to go easy on the trigger. It’s perfect for casual or formal.