Antaeus by Chanel is a Woody Chypre fragrance for men. Antaeus was launched in 1981. The nose behind this fragrance is Jacques Polge. Top notes are Myrhh, Clary Sage, Coriander, Bergamot, Lime and Amalfi Lemon; middle notes are Rose, Thyme, Basil and Jasmine; base notes are Castoreum, Oakmoss, Patchouli and French labdanum.
Antaeus is the name of ancient Greek demigod. Strong, like a god, and gentle as a man, Antaeus belongs to those perfumes of expressed individuality and strong character which emphasize masculinity, what was a trend in 1980-ies. Myrtle and sage, lime and thyme have united to give the fragrance a special freshness and masculine character. The fragrance is warming up and becomes intensive at the end due to patchouli, sandal and labdanum in the base. Sharp animalistic nuance is brought in by the notes of castoreum and leather.
The top notes include lemon, lime, coriander, myrtle, clary sage, and bergamot. The heart is composed of thyme, basil, rose and jasmine, while the base of patchouli, castoreum, labdanum, and oak moss. The perfume was created by Jacques Polge in 1981.