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The Golden Secret Antonio Banderas for men

The Golden Secret Antonio Banderas for men
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The Golden Secret by Antonio Banderas is a new version of The Secret fragrance introduced in 2010. The nose behind this fragrance is Christophe Raynaud. The fragrance features a cedar note, amber, nutmeg, cumin, apple liquor, leather and black pepper. The Golden Secret was launched in 2011.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Mint Green Notes Apple

Middle Notes
Pepper Nutmeg Cumin

Base Notes
Musk Cedar Leather

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poor 3
 
weak 13
 
moderate 33
 
long lasting 6
 
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soft 15
 
moderate 38
 
heavy 6
 
enormous 1
 

This perfume reminds me of  
1 Million
7 no yes
Halloween Man
6 no yes
The Secret
4 no yes

The Golden Secret Fragrance Reviews

b.a.denney
b.a.denney

I got this for my husband because I found it on clearance. I was familiar with the reviews for this, so I took a chance and got it. I really, really love the scent of this. It's sexy and warm smelling. It could be stronger, and by the time he coms home from work it has worn off, but I still love it. Next time I'll just get him a larger bottle and he can reapply as much as he likes. My husband seems to like it too, and he can be pretty particular about what he wears. The bottle is nice and overall I'm pretty impressed with this. When I met my husband he wore a much more expensive cologne and I hated it. It was too sharp and loud in a bad way. To me Golden Secret is smooth and sexy. Much more fitting for my handsome man.

Jan
26
2014
trapjaw
trapjaw

A $12 blind buy turned out well. Never smelled 1mil, but this smells good. Yet im getting dizzy trying to smell it since its faded pretty fast on my arm now a few hours after putting 1 spray on. Which I do have a slight sinus cold. I do smell a sweet apple-ish note if I shove my nose in it. lol. I'd definitely recommend it.
ps. and to give u another idea of what the antonio gold secret smells like. to me its like if u mixed 360 black and white together
while making gingerbread men..naked.. with a donkey.
bouncing on a pogo stick..
yea, Antonio likes that.

Nov
23
2013
antoneux
antoneux

Recently bought this at Ross for 9.99. Was a total blind buy. It's okay I guess, nothing amazing. I feel like it can be somewhat cloying with its intense dirty sweetness. It doesn't last long on my skin, after a couple hours its pretty much completely gone. It goes from top notes to gone in like 2 hours, I didn't notice a middle period. I guess you get what you pay for, for this one anyway.

This one gets a C- grade from me.

Nov
04
2013
robori
robori

im very impress with this, in a good way, its sweet, spicy and have a moderate lasting, i use almost everyday, i think its a nice casual fragrance that not scream for attention, its not stronger, i think its a sweet spicy casual soft mans fragrance

Oct
24
2013
robori
robori

im very impress with this, in a good way, its sweet, spicy and have a moderate lasting, i use almost everyday, i think its a nice casual fragrance that not scream for attention, its not stronger, i think its a sweet spicy casual soft mans fragrance

Oct
24
2013
matiasjavierdm
matiasjavierdm

Sorry but nope. It's similar to PR 1M except that it is slightly less aggressive.
However, duration is awful at least on my skin. PR 1M lasts 8hs minimum while this lasts 2hs tops.

Oct
14
2013
Budman
Budman

I must be the oddball with this one. I picked up a small bottle of this for $10 clearance. Excited because of the constant comparisons to the delicious One Million. It IS similar and close enough I'm sure many could wear this and whiffs from others will think OM. Maybe less of a hint of sophistication but very well a decent OM clone.

But on MY skin, after 10-15 minutes, I seriously get more of a URINE smell.

Yesterday I was wearing for first time around my wife and we had our toddler in the car. She was fussing with him in car seat and she was like "did you go pee pee in you pants?" "I smell urine somewhere". OMG I was right in my own assessment smelling it on my arm and now am even more self conscious of this. In the trash bin it goes.

Oct
12
2013
warlockss
warlockss

ok i am back with this one got my second bottle of this stuff , its simply amazing its a pure hidden little gem , the smell is like 1 million but not as in your face or anyone elses for that matter . its smells very refined and more balanced out and it does not smell synthetic as the 1 million crap does lol , bottle looks excellent aswell in person, it looks like its more expensive than it actually is . this also goes incredibly well mixed with ted lapidus altimar words cannot describe it when those 2 are mixed its just heaven lol

10/10

Aug
20
2013
Deniro98
Deniro98

It´s definitely a decent copy of One Million and VIP but sweeter with strong blend of vanilla as well. I think is a good option because the price and the popularity of ones mentioned above.

Aug
08
2013
bossontherun
bossontherun

Less "To the Face" version of 1 Million. Where have you been all that time!? What a GOLDEN SECRET. But No More, cause I have found it! Hahaha

Aug
07
2013
warlockss
warlockss

i think they should start supplying 1 million scent in the water supply , every man wants 1 million its the ultimate smelling scent that smells like it , maybe some chemistry in our brain is telling us this is the scent we all want and nothing else . this smells good , if you dont want to break the bank get this no one else is going to tell the differance and its cheaper too .

Jul
05
2013
steve2
steve2

Smells great on my skin and it is better and cheaper than 1 million. Good buy

May
20
2013
kenney77
kenney77

Amazing scent love it

Mar
27
2013
Migalex
Migalex

Quite similar to 1 million, although not exaclty the same. It is noticeably different. It smells very much of sweet orange and cinnamon. It is very much a gourmand scent. It is much less spicy than 1 million and also has got much less if any Patchouly. I actually find it more pleasant. Smells to me of orange juice and biscuits. It smells nice, but I am not fond of gourmand scents. Even if I enjoy a sniff, I usually do not enjoy wearing them, as I do not enjoy wearing this one. I find 1 million quite cloying while the secret I do find pleasant. But it is too weak and shortlived. Staying power is even much worse than Spirit's, not to mention the silage, which is equally none. It is very cheap and I would buy it if longevity was better, but the way it is I consider it a waste of money. Also, I do not find it well structured, seems to lack a base and depth, very thin. The fact that it is Antonio Banderas does not add any more charm to the scent in my eyes. I do not have anything against the man, I just happen not to admire his style.
PS: I do not think the compositon listed above is right.

Mar
22
2013
guitarravolador
guitarravolador

Beautiful fragrance.. would love it but it doesnt last on my skin. Might buy it again considering how cheap cheap cheap it is lol.

My girlfriend loves it yay!

Jan
08
2013
grgfourtinas
grgfourtinas

Wow, i really liked The Secret but this one is even better ! The Golden Secret starts out with a blast of jucie green apple and a sharp mint giving the opening a a sharp freshness ! In the drydown the mint and apple tone down and the nutmeg and caraway come up with undertones of leather and musk which make this a spicey fruity fragrance ! When i wore this one day to the army on a cold morning some one told me i smelled like apple pie , and i do see that ! The progection and longevity are decent for the price, about 6-8hrs. on my skin. So if you like apple pie smelling fragrances , check this one out ! I Love wearing this in the fall ! This is a staple in my collection, my little "secret" !!

Dec
10
2012
HebaD'Opium
HebaD'Opium

This is a sexy, elegant and chic.
My brother has it and OMG!! I just love it.

When you first spray it you def smell LEATHER, pepper and nutmeg, it's so obvious the nutmeg that is.
The musk anchors this scent btw. I'm surprised that it wasn't ranked. Maybe because i'm used to musk in my perfumes so i can sniff it out. I smell apple in it too.
What even surprises me the most is no one ranked MINT in this, come on people it's saying I'M IN HERE.
It's what's giving this perfume this freshness that can't be explained. I actually told my brother when he was testing it that i'm sure it has mint and when i checked it here, there it was.

My brother also has 1 million but i've to say that i love this more.....way more.
It's silly that people say they're similar yet they can't even make out that it's THE MINT in common >.>

Oct
25
2012
kavi
kavi

I am more than impressed with this beauty! I had 1 Million a while back and I never thought Id buy another bottle. A friend bought this and explained it's resemblance to 1M, I never believe him (or others on these remarks because I find differences so easily), but this was in a whole different realm of similarity!!

I will simply say this is an upgraded version of 1 Million. Someone also mentioned this having elements of Lancome's Hypnose, another I also happen to love, and I do agree very much. Overall, this has gotta be one of my favourites. On me, longevity is beastly and projection was excellent as well, leaving a really nice scent trail behind me.

I will keep this as my little secret, or shall I say, my golden secret Hahaha!! =P

Oct
13
2012
tobbe.sjodin
tobbe.sjodin

Just got it! Pretty impressed for the money I paid for it! the most cheeap perfume I have ever bought, I cold buy 100 ml for 20 euro...thats amazing!!

Oct
10
2012
lee.wok
lee.wok

Definitely smells like 1 Million. Projection is noticeably weaker, longevity is alright 4-6 hours on my skin. I have both and I prefer the real thing.

Sep
26
2012
layken39
layken39

whats the difference between this and the secret?

Aug
24
2012
orestes
orestes

Another one copy of 212 vip & 1 million...... thanks puig

Aug
22
2012
mirda
mirda

I would say it's like tuned down 1 million, less sweet and longevity is not as 1 million. To me it's more wearable and even better. I love the pepper note in it. And for the price it's a must have!

Aug
20
2012
istateistate
istateistate

Exactly like one million but cheaper. Worth it.

Aug
11
2012
pearhunter
pearhunter

Exact copy of 1 Million cologne. Bravo. Has a sweeter more Tooty Fruity Gum scent also. Very wearable1

Jul
30
2012
periquito89
periquito89

A bit more timid than 1 Million, with some little differences as noted by the users below. Has the same spirit tho. For whom like sweet scents and wants a slightly variation on the traditionals as Pi, can be a choice. More close to 1 Million than The Secret.

Jul
13
2012
BelleofRivendell
BelleofRivendell

OFF TOPIC: @Sugarscent: Please don't use any kind of human perfume on your pets. It is harmful to them. Just google it or ask your vet.

Jun
26
2012
mehrdad
mehrdad

با سلام و ادب
وان میلیونی از برند آنتونیو باندراس
گرم و شیرین
کلاسیک
شیرینی اش بی آزار است
جذاب و دوست داشتنی
مورد علاقه کسانی که از روایح شیرین و گرم لذت می برند
وان میلیون با قیمتی ارزانتر
با احترام
مهرداد

Jun
26
2012
Sugarscent
Sugarscent

WOW! This is AMAZING! I am very new at trying to analyze scents so my description is definitely from the layperson's perspective. ((Rolling my eyes and blushing))

There is a powerful slightly sweet cedar at first. It calms down to a rich mellow amber with cedar hanging on. Very happy there isn't any powdery note.

This smells so good I bought a second bottle to spritz on my Shiloh Shepherd Zak. It seems most days I spend more time with Zak than my husband and this frag is something I am happy to smell all day!

Jun
10
2012
mvhooper2
mvhooper2

This frag is GREAT, especially for the price. Very similar to one million with a nicer bottle. Smells similar to one million as well with slightly different top notes(apple standing out), and has a little pepper as opposed to one million's powdery spices. I hope they don't discontinue this anytime soon!

EDIT: Very rich and modern, and one of the best smelling frags ive smelled to date. I dont consider this hanging out with the guys/going to class casual. This is DEF for a date night scent/ special occasion( at least that's what I reserve it for lol)

Apr
20
2012
dmoman
dmoman

Exactly the same as One Million by Paco Rabanne as scent goes, tried this at a perfumia. Projects about the same and longevity about as good but for the price you get more out of this than One Million as far as money goes. An alternative to One Million, try replacement due to how dirty cheap this is. If someone reconizes this scent they are going to think its One Million, you can just lie.

Feb
14
2012
partan.iran
partan.iran

شیک و ملایم
شاید کمی بوی one million رو احساس کنید
نسبت به قیمت بسیار مناسب
بوی خوشمزه ای داره ،و شیرینیش اصلا اذیت نمیکنه
این عطر بعد از سکرت که به رنگ نقره ای هست لانچ شد
و یک جورایی شیرینی به اون اضافه شده
از کارهای پرفروش هست ، و خیلی ها اون رو از کارهای خوب 2011 میدونند

Jan
25
2012
phase4
phase4

A hidden & cheap gem. Smells fantastic. Get about 6 hrs with this. Sure its no power type frag- so what,
smells dang good & so is the price.

Great fall/winter scent.

Nov
02
2011
bp
bp

Absolutely spectacular.
One of the best perfumes of the year 2011.
Everything about this perfume is perfect.
And best of all, it's a perfume of high quality, longevity and good projection, which has a very attractive price.
I love this perfume.
I recommend it highly for those who do not want to spend much money and want to acquire a modern perfume, well designed and very stylish.

Oct
31
2011
burgas69
burgas69

smells almost like 1 million and smells about 6-7 hours, this price is awesome!

Oct
19
2011
moura91
moura91

If you dont have enough money to buy the original(1 million), buy this ... its exactly the same thing

Oct
17
2011
krayonkid
krayonkid

Getting this, purely because i have gotten to love AB fragrances. Its notes do not differ much from original so I know it'll smell similiar to the original and 1million, but i'm getting it anyway :D

Oct
15
2011
nattonline
nattonline

It's not as loud as One Million by Paco Robanne, but there is a resemblance I can see. Plus, I wanna mention Hypnôse Homme by Lancôme as well. Not sure why it's listed as "Spicy" because I don't get anything spicy at all. It's rather sweet. It starts out warm and stay warm and inviting and yet there is a distinctive freshness to it; probably from apple. Golden Secret is a very nice option. So affordable and smells good. No complaint here.

Oct
12
2011
Odiee99
Odiee99

Just happened to be in Walgreens shopping and I spotted this on sale. A one ounce bottle for $13.99. I wanted to sample it but there were none open so I bought it blind. This is without a doubt a clone of Paco Rabanne 1 Million. This is a very nice fragrance. It is not as in your face sweet like 1 million. It is more subtle which is what I really like about it. It still reminds me of apple pie when first applied though, which isn't necessarily bad.

Longevity is around 5 to 6 hours, not bad. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes sweet fragrances. If you like 1 million but are turned off by how powerful it is you should try this. For $13.99 it was a good buy.

Oct
09
2011

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