I'm on the rampage right now against fragrances that contain dominant synthetic cedar. I can't stand them. I love the smell of real cedarwood, but there's an awful synthetic cedar oil out there that too many perfumers have been overusing during the past ten years, and I can't take it any more. Read my reviews of Lalique Pour Homme, Quorum Silver and Amazing For Men to get an idea of what I mean.
Sexual Secret Man is another member of this undistinguished group. I bought Sexual Secret Man based on reviews I'd read that describe this as being similar to A*Men by Thierry Mugler. I don't smell any similarity to A*Men, nor does this even smell like an oriental fragrance. What I smell is a sharp, irritating woody spicy scent where fake cedar is, yet again, running the show. There's a touch of orange blossom (an ingredient I don't like, but would be a welcome addition here) and amber, but they're barely noticeable because the cedar is so unrelenting. Its screeching wail runs roughshod over anything else this fragrance may contain.
I realize that my nose and brain are hyper-sensitive to the smell of synthetic cedar oil, so some of you might like Sexual Secret Man and find it to have a lot more depth than I'm able to. As for me, I hate this stuff with a passion.
MY RATING: 2.5/10
Fragrance House: Michel Germain