Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
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.