MY SECRET FASCINATION.
My fascination with fragrance began many years ago, when I still wore shorts and my knees were filled with scratches.
To me, perfume has always been about coming home, a look back at my childhood, my school years, my first kiss, my home in Malaga, and the very roots that make me who I am today.
If there is one Spanish actor who has transcended global barriers that must be, undoubtedly, Antonio Banderas.
A seductive personality and natural charisma make him irresistible in both his professional and personal life.
Yet those close to him are quick to point out that he has come this far only through tough, hard work, as people say in his hometown, Málaga.
As my fellow Sevillian Antonio Machado used to say, “Traveler, there is no path, you make the path by walking it.”
And the truth is that he was right. And as a good traveler, when I look back, I see the path that I shall possibly never tread again, but which has brought me so much satisfaction and so many good memories. It is the quintessence of my best years.
Starred in ‘Laberinto de Pasiones’ directed by Pedro Almodóvar and ‘Pestañas postizas’ by Enrique Belloch.
Appeared in ‘Los Zancos’ by Carlos Saura, ‘El señor Galíndez’ (Rodolpho Kuhn) and ‘El Caso Almería’ (Pedro Costa).
Starred in ‘La Corte del Faraón’ (J.L. García Sánchez), ‘Réquiem por un campesino español’ (Francesc Betriu) and ‘Caso Cerrado’ (Juan Cano).
Starred in ‘Veintisiete Horas’ (Montxo Armendáriz), ‘Matador’ (Pedro Almodóvar), ‘Puzzle’ (Louis Jose Comelon), ‘Así como habían sido’ (Lineras Andrew) y ‘El Acto’ (Héctor Faver).
Starred in ‘El Placer de Matar’ (Félix Rotaeta) and ‘La Ley del Deseo’ (Pedro Almodóvar).
Starred in ‘Baton Rouge’ (Rafael Monleon), ‘Bajarse al Moro’ (Fernando Colomo), ‘Women on the Verge of Nervous Breakdown’ (Pedro Almodóvar).
Starred in ‘La blanca Paloma’ (Juan Minioni) and ‘Si te dicen que caí’ (Rafa Moleon).
Starred in ‘Contra el Viento’ (Francisco Periñán) and ‘Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!’ (Pedro Almodóvar).
Starred in ‘Terranova’ (Calogero Salvo).
Starred in The Mambo Kings’(Anne Glimcher), ‘Una mujer bajo la lluvia’ (Gerardo Vera) and ‘Young Mussolin’ (Luigi Calderone).
Starred in ‘Philadelphia’ (Jonathan Demme), ‘House of the Spirits’ (Bille August) and ‘Dispara’ (Carlos Saura).
Starred in ‘Interview with the Vampire’ (Neil Jordan) y ‘Of Love and Shadows’ (Betty Kaplan).
Starred in ‘Desperado’ (Robert Rodríguez), ‘Four Rooms’ (Robert Rodríguez and Quentin Tarantino), ‘Miami Rhapsody’ (David Frankel), ‘Never Talk to Strangers’ (Meter Hall) and ‘Assassins’ (Richard Donner).
Starred in ‘Two Much’ (Fernando Trueba).
A new collaboration is formed between Antonio Puig, S.A. and Antonio Banderas. Starred in ‘Evita’ de Alan Parker
Launch of his first fragrance in Spain: DIAVOLO for Men. Starred in ‘The Mask of Zorro’ (Martin Campbell).
Spanish launch of his first fragrance for women: DIAVOLO for Women. Directs his first movie, ‘Crazy in Alabama’. Stara in ‘The 13th Warrior’ (John McTiernan) and ‘The White River Kid’ (Anne Glimcher).
DIAVOLO for Women wins the FIFI Award for Best Communication. Starred in ‘Play it to the Bone’ (Ron Shelton).
Launch of his second fragrance for men, MEDITERRÁNEO. Starred in ‘Spy Kids’ (Robert Rodríguez), ‘The Body’ (Jonas McCord) and ‘Original Sin’ (Michael Cristofer).
MEDITERRÁNEO obtains three FIFI Awards in Spain: Best Fragance, Best Packaging and Best Communication. Introduction of the ANTONIO BANDERAS SEDUCTIVE FRAGRANCES brand. Starred in ‘Spy Kids II’ (Robert Rodríguez), ‘Femme Fatal’ (Brian de Palma), ‘Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever’ (Wych Kaosayananda) and ‘Frida’ (Julie Taymor).
Spanish launch of his third men’s fragrance SPIRIT Antonio Banderas for Men. Starred in ‘Spy Kids 3D’ and ‘Once upon a time in Mexico’ (Robert Rodríguez) and ‘And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself’ (Bruce Beresford). Starred in the musical ‘Nine’ in Broadway.
SPIRIT Antonio Banderas for Men wins the FIFI Award in Spain for Best Fragrance and Best Communication. Launch of ANTONIO BANDERAS SEDUCTIVE FRAGRANCES in the United States EEUU with international launches of SPIRIT Antonio Banderas for Men and for Women. Starred in ‘Imagining Argentina’ (Carlos Rueda). Voice of ‘Puss in Boots’ character in ‘Shrek 2’ (Andrew Adamson).
SPIRIT Antonio Banderas for Men obtains two FIFI Awards in the U.S. for Best Fragrance and Best Design. Spanish launch ANTONIO Antonio Banderas, his fourth men’s fragrance and SPIRIT Antonio Banderas for Women, his second fragrance for women. Starred in ‘The Legend of Zorro’ (Martin Campbell). Awarded the Antonio Banderas Star in Hollywood’s Walk of Fame in Los Angeles.
Starred in ‘Take the Lead’ (Liz Friedlander). Directed his second movie ‘El camino de los ingleses’. Fragrance of the Year – Women’s Popular Appeal Spirit Antonio Banderas for Women – Puig Fragrances & Personal Care, Inc.
Spanish launch of his fifth fragrance for men, BLUE SEDUCTION. Starred in ‘Bordertown’ (Gregory Nava). Voice of Puss in Boots character in ‘Shrek 3’ (Andrew Adamson).
Launches his sixth fragrance for men SEDUCTION IN BLACK. Stars with Morgan Freeman in `The Code - Thick as Thieves ́ (Mimi Leder)
Launch of his new fragrance for men, THE SECRET. On the occasion of this new fragrance launch, Antonio makes his debut as a photographer with his first photography collection `Secrets on Black ́, exhibited in New York, Madrid and Buenos Aires in collaboration with Puig. Stars in `You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger ́ (Woody Allen) and `The Big Bang ́ (Tony Krantz). Voice of Puss in Boots character in ‘Shrek Forever After ́.
Launch of his new masculine fragrance THE GOLDEN SECRET His photography collection `Secrets on Black ́ is exhibited in Rio de Janeiro. Stars in `La piel que habito ́(Pedro Almodovar) and `Black Gold ́ (Jean-Jacques Annaud).
Stars in `Ruby Sparks ́ with Annette Bening (Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris). Produces his first TV series, `This American Housewive ́, starring Melanie Griffith. Launch of his new feminine fragrance HER SECRET. Organizes with Puig `Make it Short ́, a short film competition to help young filmmakers start their career.
Star in `Los Amantes Pasajeros ́ (Pedro Almodóvar), Machete Kills (Robert Rodriguez), and voice of Sir Clorex in ‘Justin y la espada del valor’ (Manuel Sicilia). Launch of his new feminine fragrance HER GOLDEN SECRET.
Antonio Banderas Seductive Fragrances lends a hand to Broadway Cares in the U.S.
Antonio Banderas Seductive Fragrances supports the Garrahan Foundation in Argentina.
Antonio Banderas Seduction Fragrances backs UNICEF efforts in Chile.