The Secret Temptation (2017)

The Secret Temptation by Antonio Banderas
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The Secret Temptation is a perfume by Antonio Banderas for men and was released in 2017. The scent is sweet-spicy. It is being marketed by Puig.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Green cardamom, Pink pepper, Elemi resin
Heart Notes Heart NotesArtemisia, Basil, Jasmine
Base Notes Base NotesVetiver, Cedarwood, Vanilla, Musk



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Very helpful Review    11
One Grail is another's torment
As I am currently in an olfactory acquisition phase, I have been tempted to blindly buy this low-end fragrance, which an enthusiast in an Anglophone fragrance forum raved about as a clone of Guerlain's L'Instant Extrême. This only shows again how difficult it is for our culture, which is not deeply connected to the smell, to put scents intersubjectively into words - for the people of the Ongee, whose sensory regime and cosmology is dominated by olfactory, this would be much easier. I smell here neither a secret, nor a seduction, but a conventional, almost modular arrangement of cheap aroma chemicals in a low-cost bun dosage - which, however, benefits the fragrance, because this is how what would otherwise be an olfactory C-weapon attack works, tolerably thin - but unfortunately not really good. The perfume software (don't imagine, such formulas are still designed by humans, which Mark Buxton, among others, already talked about some years ago on the Einstein forum about smell from the sewing box) has here among other things sweet Maltol notes, Ambrox and diffusion effects, so that there is by no means even a hint of classic Guerlain to be felt, but rather the olfactory average of the male proportion of a public transport journey in rush hour. The fragrance pyramid is almost touching. The consolation remains that there are also much more expensive fragrances that do not smell any more sophisticated or precious and sometimes fall behind the temporary secretion even from the construction. Here at least the coherence of price (approx. € 20), quality (drugstore middle class) and requirement (use smell without luxury or individuality) is reasonably preserved. But latürnich needs no one who really loves perfume, something like that.
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An economic gem
For my taste, without a doubt, one of the best perfumes of this house, along with "Spirit" and "Seduction in Black".

The beginning is insignificant, almost imperceptible for a moment, and you think it is a tease, but nothing is further from the truth, because, little by little, an aroma begins to emerge between citrus and spicy, with intensity in crescendo, very elegant , fresh and very herbaceous, an almost bitter fragrance, but of an exquisite resinous warmth, with a slightly floral, very masculine touch. Then, the woody notes take over the perfume, feeling a smoked wood, spicy and with a slight piece of vanilla, really nice, fine and elegant.

The performance of this perfume is very good for the segment in which it is framed, reaching to remain between 5 and 6 hours in skin, with a low moderate wake, which is not bad for the price at which it is.

Warm aroma of climates, rather, fresh or tempered, and preferably of nocturnal use, although, due to its low projection, it is a perfume that could be enjoyed in the cool mornings of winter or autumn perfectly.

Magnificent quality / price ratio.

Sorry for my bad english.


Juanjiniko 77 days ago
¿Se parece un montón a Layton de Parfums du Marly, o es cosa mía?

Fantástica fragancia.

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