Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto
... The last Banderas scent I tried was very close to being a keeper.)
I hate the concept under which they are sold, but Puig made it for the fragrances sold under the brandname are excelent value for money. Let me explain: Mediterraneo has some calone in it (which is logical given the brandname), but after it is gone, what is left is a very nice composition that resembles a lot that of Signorricci 1. So I wonder if this is nothing but an updated version of the first one.
Antonio behaves much in the same pattern, to a point mid and base notes are, IMHO, classical.
Spirit VIP feels contemporary in a good way and manly. If you want with that feeling and you are not looking for originality, don't go over spending and choose this one.
Seduction in Black is Armani Code and the many designed after it. Same observation as the one before.
In terms of sillage and longevity, there is enough of them for you to feel what you arer wearing without the undesired effect of smelling them in other people, the way it happens with most best sellers.
I would not be surprised if they applied the same criteria when blending The Secret.
So, get over Antonio Banderas, you might as well say you are wearing something more expensive for people will believe you. In my case, I love to mention I am wearing a cheap drugstore scent marketed under a very tacky concept, it brings a face of surprise that is quite enjoyable.