Celebrating in the Snow
January 18, 2005
Smoldering Latin heartthrob Antonio Banderas really
lit up his winter home of Aspen over the weekend
as he found himself the star of multiple celebrations
in the winter playground of America's rich and famous.
Antonio was the guest of honor at the opening ceremonies
for Aspen's Annual Wintersköl Winter Festival.
He led a torch-lit run down the slopes to benefit
the Buddy System Children's Charity, and he also
chose the occasion to launch his new men's fragrance,
Spirit Antonio Banderas.
"Traditionally, perfumes that are very expensive
and use the name of an actor or celebrity don't
work," he told us. "So we tried to do
something that was quality but also inexpensive"
And Melanie gave it her own personal endorsement,
telling us, "I love it."
Antonio confided to "Extra" that he and
Melanie were also celebrating the tenth anniversary
of when they met. "I'm so happy it's ten years
because at the beginning of our relationship people
didn't give a penny for it," he revealed. "Now
we have a beautiful family so it's going to be special
being ten years."