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The Golden Secret (2011)
by Antonio Banderas


The Golden Secret information

Year of Launch2011
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 16 votes)

People and companies

HouseAntonio Banderas
PerfumerChristophe Raynaud
Parent CompanyPuig Beauty & Fashion Group > Puig Fragrance & Personal Care

About The Golden Secret

The Golden Secret is a masculine fragrance by Antonio Banderas. The scent was launched in 2011 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Christophe Raynaud

The Golden Secret fragrance notes

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Reviews of The Golden Secret

The Golden Secret is the only Antonio Banderas fragrance I've tried recently and it's a great clone of 1 Million at a superb price (on FragranceNet it's $20 for 100ml or $24 for 200ml), so with the original being so much more expensive, the main question to answer would be whether to opt for this over Cuba Royal, and the easiest answer may be that Cuba Royal is a bit brighter and The Golden Secret is a bit tamer, but they're very close to one another. Fantastic in terms of value and a spot-on replica of 1 Million, The Golden Secret can be a blind buy for any fans.

7 out of 10
01st November, 2015
A nice suprise from Antonio Banderas

A very good scent in itself - unique, cedar-based. Quite linear, but that is not a disadvantage here. A good buy considering the price. However, the longevity is a serious drawback, at least on my skin. Have been testing it for a couple of days - the longest it lasted was up to an hour.

Pros: Very good scent for everybody
Cons: Short-lived"

13th October, 2013
Fantastic Scent

I bought this the other day on a whim, plus i had enjoyed Seduction in Black so i figured this might be worth a try. This has honestly become one of my favorite scents (in a collection of many high end fragrances).

Many people liken this to 1 Million. It's nothing like it, it's not as spicy and it smells more fresh. The price cannot be beat, as this will run you anywhere from 20-30 bucks which isn't bad considering the quality.

BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY. The ladies go crazy over it.... calling it "intoxicating" and "seductive"

If there is one thing you really should be basing your cologne selection off of, it would be the reviews of women.

Highly recommended.

Pros: Long lasting, unique scent, not overpowering

14th June, 2013
I really love this scent. So much so I bought it for my husband.
14th January, 2013
Honestly I did not expect Banderas to come out with something this good.
A sweet cedar opens this fragrance and actually no much more either, very linear, but very nice. I detect some leather and some spicy tobacco in the backgroud, but in any way interfering with the grandiose cedar. The drydown is more cedar but drier than the opening. Very masculine indeed. Sillage and longevity just adecuate.
If you like cedar, this is your fragrance.
Thumbs up!!!!
14th June, 2012
This is definitely a great scent I would recommend to anyone. Very fresh and semi-sweet scent with a little warmth to it. It definitely takes after Paco Rabbane One Million, but in my opinion it is much better. One Million can be a bit to sweet and overpowering where this is a bit smoother and more sensual. The price is way lower than one million. You can get a 3.34oz for around $25.

I would recommend this scent for anyone that doesn't mind a little sweetness. It can be worn in the Fall, Winter, Spring, or a cool Summer night.
08th April, 2012

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