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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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3.8 out of 5
What an opening, but...
This has to have one of the best openings I’ve ever smelled. A wonderful citrus medley. It is a shame the longevity is severely lacking. Maybe an hour or two and it’s gone. If the opening wasn’t so darn good it would be a 2 star rating.
Love! It fits the description well, and lasts somewhat..
Really nice beachy fragrance, it’s summery and expensive smelling. For about 15 minutes.
Light, but too light
Decent. Not too overpowering and smells fresh....for 5 minutes. Enjoy it while it lasts
I sprayed it on at 9:00p.m., it was gone at 9:30 p.m. I didnt smell it no more. The scent doesnt last.
I dont like it all.
amazing, just wish it wore longer
Its good stuff
I like it very much
Great masculine smell!
The notes were correct.
I like the smell overall, and I like that it uses natural ingredients.
This scent was way more than I expected upon arrival! Layered notes provide a large spectrum of wearability... clean enough for daytime but sultry enough for a heated night!
This is close to what I am Currently looking for but not quite. I like the citrus and aquatic notes and how fresh it feels. but I think it just smelled too “sandy” or minerally for me. Also it doesn’t last very long. Had to respray during the day.
I like softer scents.
Way too pungent
Now this cologne is really something, the warm cedar scent really comes through. Definitely gonna get a bigger bottle of this.
LOVE this scent!
This reminds me of my two favorite perfumes combined into one. It has the freshness of D&C Light Blue and the powdery scent of Alien. It definitely reminds me of a day at the beach with a sunscreen-like smell. I absolutely love this scent!
GLAD I TOOK A CHANCE
I LOVED THIS PERFUME! A LOT FRESHER THAN I EXPECTED BUT NOT TOO OVERPOWERING.
45 to 54
Smells like a tropical paradise!
Smells like black pepper
I know it’s uni-sex But I get more compliments on this than anything I own. I own over 80 bottles of cologne...most EDP
I love this
My new go to!
I love the richness of this fragrance! My new go to scent! Reminds me of how the lobby of Disney's Boardwalk Resort lobby smells!
Isn't terrible, does have a pleasant note of fresh ocean water but the other more powerful notes are too feminine
Just by wearing it feels like you have dressed up! Definitely an evening scent perfect for a formal date.
Just like being on a vacation at the beach or by the pool. Smells just a bit like sunblock but it’s a different scent than I’m used to. I am a female and enjoyed it but My brother did not like it
One of my favorites! I love this scent.
Unisex, light and airy
It smells a bit weird but it's alright. it's weird because of the strong natural scent
55 to 64
Nice Mild Fragrance
I enjoy the nice mild citrusy scent
I usually LOATHE verbena but it is literal perfection combined with the other notes of this fragrance. If it wasn't soooo expensive I'd buy the full size.
35 to 44
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
35 to 44
25 to 34
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!
Smells like cooking food with 100 lemons 🥺
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.
25 to 34
Easy fresh scent
It's actually smelled pretty good a little citrusy though....
35 to 44
Love it. Actually I use it with another cologne and they compliment each other well
clean and crisp
a little too "perfumy" and chemical scent but it as still a nice cris[p citrus scent
Smells like something my grandma would wear. Disappointed that I chose this fragrance for my que.
25 to 34
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)
25 to 34
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.
25 to 34
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.
18 to 24
I did not like the scent at all. It kind of smells like my granfather and what he uses. Its also strong.
45 to 54
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.
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!
25 to 34
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.
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.
I find myself using this one often
35 to 44
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.
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.
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 .
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
I was hoping this would remind me of the ocean but it's too woodsy and spicy. Too masculine for me.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
I am a girl who also loves unisex scents and I did not find this overtly masculine in the least.
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.
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.
Not my scent
Not a fan. Kind of manly smelling
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
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.
Its a nice scent but does not last very long, more of a summer scent!
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.
May very well be my new favorite scent. Smells fresh, light and reminds me of the beach!
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).
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.
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.
Good for everyday use
I like this one more than the others by this brand. Light and subtle, good for everyday use.
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.
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 :)
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.
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.
meh! it smells like cologne, it's not bad but it's not something I would purchase again.
this smells incredible! Unfortunately I have to reapply every few hours, but, its subtle and romantic
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
I didnt like it at all. It had a smokey scent to it.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Not a fan of this one! Not my scent!!
It is a fresh scent with a little spice to it.
Reminds me of a Mediterranean getaway!
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.
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.
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...
I would consider it more to be female scent than unisex. Gave it away.
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.
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
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!
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
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!
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.