I haven’t covered a ton of celebrity fragrances on this site, at least not in a while, but I figured that I should give some more attention to these popular scents that are usually in the more affordable range versus the high end designers. Antonio Banderas has actually established himself over the past 20 years or so in this niche, whereas, many other actors will put out one fragrance…Antonio has released dozens. For this post, I wanted to select five from his line which could be considered his best colognes, that he’s released so far.
Antonio Banderas The Golden Secret for Men Eau de Toilette Spray, 6.75 Ounce– There is a distinct similarity between The Golden Secret and 1 Million by Paco Rabanne, beyond the bottles looking closely related, they also share many of the same notes. The Golden Secret is like a more subdued version of 1 Million, with slight differences that become noticeable, once you have worn both colognes.
Antonio Banderas EDT Spray for Men, Mediterraneo, 6.75 Ounce– Not sure if this is still in production or not (it sells on Amazon, at least), but Mediterraneo is a simple, masculine fragrance with citrus aromas combined with a slightly spicy mix of ginger and pepper. Good late spring/summer scent.
Antonio Banderas Blue Seduction for Men Eau De Toilette Spray, 6.75 Ounce An excellent summertime blend of sweet fruit and aquatic notes. It smells vaguely familiar to some other colognes out on the market but still a bit different and at an attractive price point.A great choice if you enjoy the aquatic/marine type of scent.
Antonio Banderas King of Seduction Men Eau de Toilette Spray, 3.4 Ounce– Has some similarities with Blue Seduction and a hint of Aventus by Creed. Another summer scent with a vetiver and cedar base to prevent it from going too far into the aquatic category.
The Secret Temptation– This is a low key winner in the realm of affordable fragrances for guys. Now, it’s kind of soft in how it projects, but it does have pretty nice longevity and smells really good. You might have to experiment and double the sprays to give it an extra boost but the pleasing cardamom, vanilla, bergamot, and pink pepper give The Secret Temptation a very solid formula.