Carner Barcelona
El Born
Carner Barcelona El Born
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Rebottled El Born, rebottled by Scentbird, Inc., an independent bottler from a genuine product wholly independent of Carner Barcelona
Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Notes
Vanilla Benzoin Honey Angelica Peru Balsam
Description
A contemporary oriental floral fragrance filled with vitality and character. Top notes of Sicilian lemon, Calabrian bergamot and honey beautifully combine with fig, Egyptian jasmine, Madagascan vanilla absolute, woods and musk.
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El Born description

Carner Barcelona’s El Born gets its name from the most ancient part of the city; a neighborhood of 14th century churches and medieval cobblestone streets, wine bars and rare bookstores. In short, a place where ancient history meets modern-day romance.

El Born, the perfume, is as heady and magical as the first time you get to stamp your passport. It’s cuddly warm, richer than melting hand-made chocolate and 1,000 times as addicting. This perfume drips unctuously with honeyed figs, almondy heliotrope and a Madagascaran vanilla absolute that will leave you speechless in your cravings.

But this isn’t a sticky-sweet gourmand you scoop out from the carton; it’s as subtle and mesmerizing as an Impressionist painting. Each sweet note is backed either by deep, smoky resins such as benzoin and Peru balsam, or a voluptuous, intense jasmine.

Some people want to lose themselves and become someone new while visiting foreign countries; this perfume practically gives you a fake I.D. and a stash of foreign currency with how seductively it unfolds.

Great gourmand fragrances don’t need to rely on candy store tricks to tempt your nose. The best ones give just a taste to whet your appetite and enslave your senses. And Carner Barcelona’s perfumes always know this – their notes are always stunning and full, but also very sly and hidden. This line seems to revel in having the wearer pay close attention to what transpires as the perfumes dry down. There’s nothing rushed or blatant in El Born, just a steady, unstoppable sensuality that foreshadows a willing surrender.

El Born is a quietly confident, sumptuously sexy and complex gourmand fragrance filled with all sorts of temptingly sweet and subtle cues. This is seriously potent juju, as well – don’t wear it unless you want to get into a ton of sensual trouble. Theirs is no way to wear it and be ignored. So just remember: play safe, and know that what happens in Barcelona, stays in Barcelona.

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06/02/2017
Overall nice fall/winter scent. Smells like fresh baked sugar cookies with a hint of black licorice. Powdery dry down. Unique, but I get a non masculine grandma vibe from this one. I respect the composition, but it's a no go for me.
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06/02/2017
Excellent vanilla fragrance. Very addicting and long lasting.
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05/25/2017
This one is a difficult to one to describe. The very first fragrance that hits me and everyone who's smelled it is a very strong vanilla, almost like a black licorice mixed with vanilla or coffee. I cannot put my finger on it but it is distinct and powerful vanilla smell at first. After that hits and the scent matures I believe this is where the Peru balsam starts to show up as a amber/resin fragrance that begins to mix and cut down the vanilla potency. It becomes a much softer fragrance after the initial few minutes of wearing it. When first putting it on I got a lot of complaints of putting to much on or it being overpowering. Within about 30 minutes those same people are now asking if I had sprayed something over it and now am getting compliments about it. You may dislike the first few seconds of this fragrance but give it time.
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05/05/2017
More to add: I never received one compliment when wearing this. It's a spicy, kinda unique scent but there are others who do spicy better.
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05/04/2017
Love this scent. Sofisticated and much different than anything I have ever smelled. Thanks.
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04/25/2017
I love it, it`s Darry but classy, elegant... It fits me, I don`t know how to explain... pleasant, and warm, on my skin it says "hug me, enjoy, don`t let me go" I want the bottle...
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04/24/2017
This starts out strong and very spicy vanilla. I’m just not sure which spice that is. I guess, the Benzoin. This develops into a very intriguing, complex scent but it also becomes much more subtle. By the end of day, one has to very close to you to be able to smell El Born any more. By bedtime, all that’s left is a hint of vanilla musk. I never smelled lemon at any stage. If I had to compare this to something I’m familiar with, that would be Gucci 2 but El Born is much more powdery and floral compared to that.
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04/24/2017
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03/06/2017
This scent is strong and lasts for a while. On my skin, it comes off more woodsy, which isn't always the best thing. But it is a really sexy scent. I wish it were a touch lighter scent wise, but thats a personal preference.
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03/05/2017
Truly a masterpiece it's warm and inviting classy and sophisticated this is a must buy for me
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