Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Rima XI description
Carner Barcelona’s Rima XI gets its name from a poem written by 19th Century Spanish poet, G. R. Becquet, which begins, “I am ardent…I am the sign of passion….”, and from the very beginning, this unusual fragrance wastes no time in seducing you with every note. Ardent passion roars out of this perfume like a great, golden lion.
Rima XI is a stunning Oriental with deep gourmand touches. The top notes of cardamom, black pepper, mint and saffron are joined by jasmine sambac, nutmeg, cinnamon, and coriander in the heart. The first few minutes of Rima XI gather and build into a sensual howl of pure exotic spice.
The strength of this perfume comes on like a sand storm in the deep desert. The spices envelop you from all sides: twisting and blending, diving and soaring in and out of perception. A burst of sharp saffron here, a hot spark of metallic cardamom, then the crack and flash of black pepper lightning.
If this was the entire arc of this perfume, it would be more than enough. But underneath the whirling spices is one of the most tempting gourmand accords we have in our collection. Notes of rich vanilla, smooth sandalwood, sweet amber, and smoky benzoin flow freely alongside the cardamom, coriander and cinnamon. The dry down also has traces of musk and tart Virgnia cedar, that rise with the scent of perspiration popping on your skin.
All the spices have wild emotional facets in this fragrance – each note whispers and cajoles, suggesting sly, sensual ideas as they tumble past. This perfume isn’t content to be passively worn and forgotten; it will demand your attention every minute of its time on your skin. And to further insinuate its desires, Carner Barcelona wraps the entire scent in a smooth-as-silk texture. You will definitely feel the presence of this perfume while you wear it.
There’s really no other way to say this: Rima XI is the scent for a night of raw, white-hot passion. Be warned: we’re completely convinced that this perfume could talk you into absolutely anything. And that goes for both men and women who wear it.
It’s not just a perfume; it’s the closest thing to an actual love potion that perfumery can create, and one of the finest examples of an Oriental style of fragrance we’ve tried.
This not a fragrance to wear lightly. Instead, it’s one that will possess you, and all of its ardent signs of passion are painted in black pepper and cinnamon with just one word: Surrender.