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Description
In 2010, Sara Carner infused her heritage of artisan craftsmanship with a passion for fine perfumery to create Carner Barcelona: a collection of modern, lifestyle fragrances inspired by the dynamic spirit of Barcelona. <br><br>A fragrance that captures the Mediterranean spirit, Costarela blends cheerful Italian bergamot with warm amber. Additional notes of saffran, woods and marine and sand accords transport you to the sea.
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Carner Barcelona Costarela main notes

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Scent type
Woody
Personality
Clean
Occasion
Vacation
Season
Summer
Attributes
Fresh
Complexity
Easy-going

Carner Barcelona Costarela description

Carner Barcelona’s Costarela is a lighter, citrusy aquatic scent but with the usual Carner Barcelona unexpected note combinations. Costarela is a paean to the Mediterranean coast, with the refreshing air filling your lungs, but also with the old and ancient scent of boats whose wooden hulls have been bleached for decades by the sun.

It starts out with Carner Barcelona’s signature delightful…

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Average rating (82 reviews)
3.5 out of 5
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/19/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Sensitive
Unique, fun, clean
First: I don't know what wizardry put the scent of sand in a bottle, but I'm pleased with it. The overall scent impression is light, clean, and sunny. The bergamot is dominant, but the saltwater and sand are noticeable. Not the longest lasting, but I might get it again later
Rated2on the scale of0to5
09/22/2019
Age: 35 to 44
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Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/16/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Sensitive
Let the zesty smell settle before judging
I was initially a little turned off by the bergamot's strength, but once I let this scent settle for about 20 minutes, the smooth undertones of amber and cedar stuck to my skin and I could not stop smelling my wrists! I also love that this is a unisex eau de parfum - no one note is too overwhelming once the skin takes it in and has a nice strength in hot summer temps. Costarela is a lovely balance of refreshing sea breeze feels with a glass of good rum or whiskey. None of that fruity mixed stuff!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
09/10/2019
Nupppp
Smells like cooking food with 100 lemons 🥺
Rated3on the scale of0to5
09/04/2019
Costerela
This is a nice scent, but not terribly unique. I get mostly bergamot and citrus and it disappears in less than 2 hours. Again, it smells nice but not unique and poor performance so I wouldn't recommend a full bottle purchase.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/28/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
Easy fresh scent
It's actually smelled pretty good a little citrusy though....
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/16/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Normal
Sweet cologne
Love it. Actually I use it with another cologne and they compliment each other well
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/31/2019
clean and crisp
a little too "perfumy" and chemical scent but it as still a nice cris[p citrus scent
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/15/2019
Disappointed
Smells like something my grandma would wear. Disappointed that I chose this fragrance for my que.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/13/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Normal
Absolute favorite.
This is my favorite scent I've gotten since October! I'm so excited. I love the CRISP, CLEAN smell. It's not patchouli earthy, but is .. maybe... watery, Woody, "earthy"? I will be purchasing a full size. Love love love! My new everyday wear. (I'm a hairstylist, and don't wear perfume to work due to sensitivities, but I truly don't think this will cause any issues with clients. Zero floral notes, in my opinion)
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/25/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
Citrusy and beachy
Lovely scent! Citrus forward, doesn't have that salty smell some beachy scents have. Playful and light. Reminds me of sundresses. Wouldn't classify this as tropical.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/22/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Normal
Between Tardes and El Born
I've become a big fan of Carner. I've tried several and love all of them. This one is almost as fun as El Born but more serious date night like Tardes without being too much of either. I'm definitely packing this for my vacation because it serves a double purpose very well.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/16/2019
Age: 18 to 24
Ew
I did not like the scent at all. It kind of smells like my granfather and what he uses. Its also strong.
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Brianna
06/16/2019
I agree
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Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/01/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Combination
Nice opening
The dry down is almost exactly as described, you get a real sense of salt and the sea. Unfortunately, to my nose it's more what a woman would smell like at the beach. So it's not for me.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/01/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Perfect summer scent!
I branched out with this scent and I’m so glad I did! It smells like the beach in a good way! The bergamot is subtle and all the rest of the notes come together to make an uplifting and refreshing scent! A new summer favorite for sure!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/27/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Normal
Good
Good product.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/03/2019
Great scent, very little staying power
It smells great, and I really liked this fragrance, but after only a few minutes it was completely gone. No one else could smell it on me.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/04/2019
Age: 18 to 24
Pretty and Light
I wore this out to dinner yesterday and while the scent only lasted a few hours I loved it. As someone who dearly loves the beach, I’ve been looking for more beachy scents. I think the cedar note is the most prominent, followed by the bergamot. It reminds me more of the smell of trees where I’m from in late summer and fall. So for that, I do not consider it to be beachy at all. That being said, I still really enjoyed how it smelled on me. I think it’s would be a good fall scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/31/2019
love it!
I find myself using this one often
Rated2on the scale of0to5
03/13/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
One note too many
I tried really hard to like this fragrance, and there were moments that it was really nice, but I finally put my finger on what "smelled off" (that's a half puny-joke): ambroxan. It's this note that clashes with the lighter, breezier aspects of the scent. It's like walking through a beautiful medieval sea-side city with a rich culture of food, music, art, design, and joy, then stepping in a pile of mud in the gutter while you were busy taking in the sights and not watching where you were walking - it just dirties up the experience. I guess that's a bit what Barcelona is like, so A+ for capturing the true vibe.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/18/2019
Great Unisex fragrance
This reminds me of Jo malone wood sage and sea salt but lighter (not alike at all, just get similar vibes). It does not last long to me but others smell it hours later on me and say I smell clean. It is salty and aquatic so if you are a lady who does not like anything near mens fragrance then you will not like this. I love it for everyday wear and not need to worry about offending anyone.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/27/2018
Disappointed
The smell doesn’t hold they’re all pretty and smell nice but they are gone in 5 minutes witch it’s funny because I have used those perfumes before so I’m going to cancel my prescription it’s not working out for me .
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/10/2018
Fresh!
I didn't love this at first - until it dried down. It smelled a bit generic at first, that kind of overwhelming designer fragrance smell, but once the top notes were gone everything in the description came through and I've come to adore it. So glad I tried it!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/13/2018
Accident
Reviewed wrong perfume and dont know how to delete
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/11/2018
Scent is delicious, au de parfum does not last
This scent is clean and airy. Light, not overpowering. Feminine, but not sweet. I really like the scent, although with the au de parfum, it does not last very long unfortunately.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
09/05/2018
Nothing Noteworthy
This product was barely there. I felt as if it was a single fleeting base note of synthetic musk, meant to be layered with a 'real' fragrance.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/04/2018
Really nice!
It's a little strong at first, but once the initial 10 minutes are up, the scent that stays for the rest of the day is beautiful and has a really nice woody salty smell to it that's just really pleasing. Definitely more of a masculine scent, but I'm not complaining.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/19/2018
Not for me
Way more woodsy than beachy. The bergmont was way too musky for southern summer heat. There was a after smell of sun tan lotion but that’s about it.
Reviews: 2
Upvotes: 1
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 8
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/17/2018
Fresh Cut Grass
I enjoy the scent, but it feels more like an air freshener to me rather than something I'd wear. It has a very fresh outdoor scent. I can see it working for men and women, it does have a bit of powdery/musk giving it a more mature scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/07/2018
my summer signature
This was my first major fragrance purchase thanks to my scentbird subscription. Absolutely love this one. The bergamot opening lasts for around an hour and gives way to the heart of this fragrance, the beach. But it's not a loud, cramped, and busy beach. Picture being alone on a beautiful beach at sunset. You can smell the water and you can smell the sand. Too many other beach fragrances smell like sunscreen, this is all elemental. Pure class. If you don't care for ambroxan, still give this a try. It stays very much in the background (not at all like Savuage), and is just there to give a bit of freshness. Now, if you go heavy on the sprays, the ambroxan will seem to multiply exponentially, so best to be on the moderate side. Unfortunately, this is not the strongest performer. I get about 3-4 hours, and that's not a lot for the price tag, I just love it and haven't found anything else quite like it. Only other negatives is I smell no cedar in this, despite being listed as a base note. I also don't smell the saffron, but don't really miss it either.
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Linda
06/20/2019
I like your review the best cause it really describes it. I’m going to order it for sure. It’s a nice clean fresh scent right? I have one for you. It’s called Juliette’s got a gun and the scent is NOT A PERFUME . It smells like you just got out of the shower. It’s awesome. Get so many compliments! Hope that helps!
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Rated2on the scale of0to5
08/04/2018
Costarela
I was hoping this would remind me of the ocean but it's too woodsy and spicy. Too masculine for me.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/20/2018
Nice but short lived.
Like a lot of other people have said, it's a nice simple scent, but it doesn't last very long. I like it just wished it would last longer.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/11/2018
Beachy scent
This is actually a very pleasant fragrance and smells very much like sand, sea and ocean air however it has absolutely no lasting power on me at all. I'd like it a lot more if it lasted a bit longer!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/08/2018
Gets better as you wear it
I didnt like this one at first spray, but as it evaporates and you wear it into the day, I started to LOVE it! It did seem a bit heavy/masculine, but the bottom notes are a bit softer.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/04/2018
Good, but definitely spicy
I ordered this thinking it was going to be a nice oceanic scent to wear on summer days. Don't get me wrong, it is definitely a good summer scent, but looking at the notes, i did not expect it to be as spicy as it was. Great scent, but be warned, it is spicy.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/21/2018
Finally a man's review
GENTS, all the bad reviews for this scent are from women who felt it was too masculine. However, if you're a guy who likes fresh, clean smelling aquatic scents, this is the perfect cologne for you. I've already been complimented twice and it's my first day wearing it. 5 stars no doubt. Very unique smell.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/19/2018
This is coming from a unisex fan
While this is a good scent, it's definitely a masculine scent, no unisex. Trust me, I LOVE unisex scents and this is not it. The scent reminds me of a Creed Silver Mountain Water clone called Silver by Al Rehab. So, with Silver by Al Rehab being $8 shipped for a 35ml bottle, I would not recommend this fragrance.
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J
07/29/2018
I am a girl who also loves unisex scents and I did not find this overtly masculine in the least.
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Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/05/2018
Nice scent
I do like this scent, it reminds me of being in the Caribbean with a light airy beach scent. This is a nice fragrance to wear with a summer dress. The flavor balances well and complements each other.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/29/2018
Good, lasting smell
This was a good smell as it wore on. It does have a deep wood t9ne while mainitaning lightness, a little stronger when i first put on, but had an amazing smell as the day went on.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
05/26/2018
Not my scent
Not a fan. Kind of manly smelling
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/17/2018
Not bad but nothing special
Clean smelling when first applied but the scent doesn't linger at all. It's gone by the time I get to work in the morning. Not bad smelling but nothing super special
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/01/2018
nice summer scent
I liked the scent a lot. I could smell the bergomot and lime clearly in it. It reminded of seashore without being too beachy.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/29/2018
Fresh Scent
Its a nice scent but does not last very long, more of a summer scent!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/12/2018
Favorite
My favorite so far of all the fragrances I have received from Scentbird. It truly smells like salt and sand and the beach. You know, when you're just arriving at a very upscale oceanfront beach resort, you put your window down and inhale deeply. That's it; that's the fragrance. I only wish it was everlasting.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/07/2018
LOVE
May very well be my new favorite scent. Smells fresh, light and reminds me of the beach!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/03/2018
Decent Perfume for Formal Occasions
The top note was a bit too strong and citrusy for my liking. The perfume is subtle, well balanced, and smells great (the strong top note fades away in a few minutes).
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/01/2018
Carner Barcelona costarela
I did not care too much about this fragrance. I ended up giving to my husband because it smelled like something a man would wear.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/01/2018
Very lite and fresh
This is a very lite and airy smell for the summer or everyday for work. My only problem is that it smells better as it fades out BUT it doesnt last. Im a big fan of Bronze Goddess from Estee Lauder and this has coconut but Costarela is more watery fresh smell. its nice for people that like lite and not a strong smell.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/19/2018
Good for everyday use
I like this one more than the others by this brand. Light and subtle, good for everyday use.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
02/05/2018
Confusing
This is a definitive unisex scent, which normally I like because I can go from Woody to Flower to Citrus to Musk etc very easily. I thought the notes as described here were going to give me a different sensation. While it's not a horrible scent for me, it's just not one that I care for. It doesn't seem "Clean" or "Fresh". Rather it seems spicy and almost tobacco like. Like something you'd smell on a banker or a stuffy librarian. It has staying power, which I appreciate. But the final note that stays with me is just not something I care for.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/07/2017
liked okay
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/30/2017
Carner Carcelona was okay. I was disappointed in the actual scent in comparison to the description. It is not something I will be wearing on my person, but rather as a room spray. I do rather like it for that quite well :)
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/08/2017
It was ok however just not for me smelled a little musty when you put it but as it was wearing off it smelled cleaner, I would have liked that smell in the beginning. Will not get again.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/05/2017
I like this perfume, but I definitely don't love it. It is unfortunately far more citrus-y than I was hoping. I really don't get a coastal vibe from this scent, which is kind of disappointing. Nevertheless, still a very crisp, fresh scent that seems to last quite well.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/03/2017
meh! it smells like cologne, it's not bad but it's not something I would purchase again.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/03/2017
this smells incredible! Unfortunately I have to reapply every few hours, but, its subtle and romantic
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/27/2017
Great scent.....
Beautiful composition. Clean, salty citrus style scent. Closely resembles Tommy Bahama 'St Barts'. Could definitely be a signature scent. One easily worn year-round. Sits close to the skin after the first hours, but doesn't disappear. I would say it has a more masculine vibe.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/25/2017
Smell nice. If Narciso for Her and Tocca Margaux had a baby it would smell exactly like this. Even though they try to pass it as a summer scent it is definitely more of a fall smell. I will save the rest of my sample for chilly evenings.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
09/13/2017
It totally reminds me of the old Estee Lauder perfume my mother use to wear when I was a kid. it was called Youth-Dew. If you know what that smells like you know what this one is.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
09/05/2017
Smelled like an old lady perfume to me. All of the reviews were so great mentioning it is fresh and "summery". In my opinion it is very heavy, which is neither fresh or "summery". I've been doing this subscription for about a year now and this is definitely one of my least favorite perfumes. Does not smell tropical at all - I do not recommend this perfume.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/31/2017
It start with quite strong top notes, pretty much nothing but Amber and Bergamot, however after burn off it develops into a very pleasant and refreshing, yet warm fragrance, moving from quite feminine notes, to more masculine ones and back. Surely makes you think of a beach day in the Mediterranean. This is the 4rd fragrance I sample from Carner Barcelona and they are truly unique and incredible. I'm buying a full bottle of all!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/27/2017
I didnt like it at all. It had a smokey scent to it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/11/2017
My favorite so far from Scentbird. Perfect summer fragrance with just the right amount of tangy citrus up front. Warm dry down is wood but not overly masculine like some woody notes can be. Unique but friendly and easy to wear.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/08/2017
More Woody than I want from a perfume. Has a nice aquatic touch to it, but it felt out of place with all the spicy.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/07/2017
This was hard to wear. It was very strong when I put it on and it never really mellowed. It didn't have a great strong smell either. It was similar to ant spray for me. I'm sure there are some good smelling stuff in this perfume but if I can't get past the ant spray smell then I can't do it.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/03/2017
It was everything you described it to be! I was pleasantly shocked! Not sure if this is a unisex fragrance, but it doesn't matter because I love it!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/03/2017
Not a fan of this one! Not my scent!!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/02/2017
It is a fresh scent with a little spice to it.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/14/2017
Reminds me of a Mediterranean getaway!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/07/2017
The absolute best fragrance I've received. Smells like summer. Light with a definitive citrus and woody vibe. Imagine standing in the middle of a California state park, trees all around you, the air is cool at around 70 degrees no humidity, someone peels an orange in the vicinity. Thats what it smells like. Clean, crisp, awesome.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/07/2017
I was hesitant at first. The citrus scent was overpowering for me, but the ladies in the office, and the wife all loved it. Since the rave reviews from others is why we buy these scents in the first place (I think) I'm gonna give it 5 hearts. I don't smell my own scent after about 15 seconds anyhow.
Reviews: 6
Upvotes: 5
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 17
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/06/2017
Smells nearly identical to Light Blue, imo. Maybe not as tangy (or staying) as Light Blue. Because of this, not as exciting. Sidenote: This is my first order/delivery with Scentbird--not loving the fact the perfume comes in their own packaging, with no labels, names or anything. Basically, this could be anything...
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/06/2017
I would consider it more to be female scent than unisex. Gave it away.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/04/2017
I was up in the air at first about this perfume. It has prominent citrus notes but also a little bit of a powdery linger in my opinion. After wearing it for a while I was obsessed. It settles so well on the skin and though it doesn't last all day, I get a good 4-5 hours of wear easily.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/21/2017
Not a bad scent but doesn't remind me of the beach at all, very woodsy which I don't mind, just not what I expected, also doesn't last on my skin at all, constantly having to re apply
Rated2on the scale of0to5
06/19/2017
Opens with a sand and sun which made me think I was going to love it. But the lovely summery scent disappears almost immediately and turns into simply ambroxan, which is familiar to me because I had Juliette Has A Gun Not A Perfume (pure ambroxan) from an earlier scentbird subscription. So it only gets two stars for longevity, would get 5 if the opening lasted longer!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/26/2017
I really liked the fragrance,thnx just keep it flowers and sweet can't wait to get this months ,keep them coming,I'm really enjoying this,xo
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/18/2017
Love it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/17/2017
I am absolutely in love with this fragrance!! It has a surprising lemon zest to it in the beginning but mellows out to a nice smooth almost woodsy scent with something else I cannot put my finger on. And I get compliments every time I wear it which makes it even better!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/16/2017
This is the most exotic perfume I have ever had the pleasure of trying. The orange notes with the warm Amber is simply intoxicating. It smells like what I think Italy smells like and it's wonderful truly wonderful. I feel warm and sexy and sophisticated when I wear this scent.