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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 floral spicy fragrance that is mysterious and sensual, Rima XI features exotic notes of Guatelmalan cardamom, Madagascan black pepper, Ceylon cinnamom and Australian sandalwood.
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3.5 out of 5
Lovely scent but i wish it was fuller in a way
Its a very sexy scent
25 to 34
Smells like cheap cologne
It does develop pretty nice, but I can’t get over how when I first put it on it smells like cheap cologne. I wouldn’t recommend it.
Mixed Bag in a good way
Initially smells super sweet and warm like cardamom tea with honey. More masculine once it settles so on a unisex scale it leans more masculine than feminine. I like "darker" scents but if i get bored of it ill give it to my husband so i can smell it on him. Either way i like it.
45 to 54
Not for me
Smells like mens cologne, not appealing at all
Not the worst I've smelled but not my favorite
I really enjoyed this one. It reminded me of what my father used to wear. So, when I wear it, I’m reminded of him.
This must be what Helen Mirren smells like
Not for me at only 29, but smells expensive, glamorous, and like not letting anyone tell you how to live your life
Smells the holidays!
I don't know what it is about this fragrance, but it reminds me of the warm romantic feeling you get around the holidays. It is my favorite to wear around Christmas time! Perfect for a date as well!
45 to 54
I would buy this one
Smelled warm with a little barber shop vibe. Received frequent complements from this one. Glad I tried this, gonna consider buying it as a gift for my brother.
25 to 34
Not what I was expecting
From the note description I was anticipating something rich, spicy and resinous. Unfortunatley this scent is nowhere near what my expectations were. My nose reads the opening as citrusy, which must be from the brightness of the mint and coriander. Very powdery, faint, and quickly dries down to a fleeting skin scent that is strongly reminiscent of French vanilla car air freshener. The scent vanishes completely within 30 minutes for me. Bland and boring.
55 to 64
Save it for Granny
No man should be wearing this scent. Way too powdery and sweet. Give it to your grandmother or that sweet old lady in church who gives out the butter rum hard candies to the kids. Carner Barcelona's El Born is a scent worth trying. This one: avoid.
18 to 24
Smells Like Old Person
The scent is very powdery and sweet. Main notes are vanilla and a slight amount of some cinnamon/saffron to it but only enough to make it smell a bit like that aunt who always puts on too much perfume and insists on hugging you for a disproportionately long time. I personally really don't like it, but hey maybe it's your thing.
45 to 54
This is very strong & smelled like something my grandma would wear. I opened the package, sprayed it & immediately disliked it. I then let my 23 & 18 year old daughters smell it and they said the same thing- too heavy & old person smelling. We threw it in the trash. 🤦🏻♀️
25 to 34
A Sexy and Modern Spicy Fragrance
This is the perfect spicy fragrance that does everything just right. It is resinous, but not heavy. It is spicy but not sharp. It is sweet, but not feminine or sickly. It is unique, but not strange. A expertly crafted creamy, ambery spice fragrance
45 to 54
Carner Barcelona 👍👍🥰😍
35 to 44
Mild spicy warm
I love this, reminds me of certain old fashioned mens colognes from when I was a child 30 years ago. It's intoxicating without being overpowering. However it doesn't last long, so I'd say this is more of a day scent.
45 to 54
I really like this scent. It is exactly the type of fragrance I like - spicy & sexy but not too overwhelming. I would’ve given it five stars. The only reason I’m giving it four is because it doesn’t go on with a lot of scent. Most colognes go on strong and slowly fade with in a half hour hour or so to where you’d like for them to be. This cologne is the opposite. I have to use quite a lot just to get to a point to where I can smell it. Wish it was just a little stronger but other than that it smells really great.
Clean powdery and somewhat floral
I liked this one. It's warm, sweet and dries down to a soft skin scent.
I have not sprayed this on my skin, but I tested it on paper. It kinda reminds me of an orange creamsicle, but with spicier more "grown up" notes added it. The vanilla and cardamom in this make it read as very warm and approachable. Lovely scent, if you like spicy (almost) gourmand fragrances.
Such a dramatic description
.....but pretty low-key sexy on my skin. I REALLY do like it however......I get a mandarine vibe, not sure if that's the saffron, coriander, or cardamom......but they're all blended well. Not overpowering to wear, I'm always hesitant to spray parfun on my neck/throat b/c I get headaches but this is soft & lovely on wrists to sniff at leisure. I would wear it to bed, naked. 😉
Needs tweaking for me
This smells wonderful in the bottle but a little too manly for my chemistry. On paper the scents are perfect for me, yet I don't like the scent by itself. I have tried mixing it with a little patchouli or sandalwood which I like. Worth a try for a soft, unique experience.
Not the greatest
This wasnt the best fragrance
It has such a warm and cozy scent. So far it seems to last on my skin for a while.
This scent worked well and people really thought it smelled great. It just seemed to fade quickly.
One of my favs so far but scent isn't very long lasting
I really love the undertones in this fragrance. It's not too harsh or too mild and it lasts all day. Unfortunately, for me the vanilla ruins this as it smothers the other nuances and makes the overall fragrance more musky than fresh.
I find this fragrance lovely and complex. On me, it does not have any one note that stands out, but is a delicious blend of several of my favorite notes. I tend towards clean, light spice, warm fragrances and this one is a hit for me.
I agree with the clean, light and warm spice notes. Easy to wear around my friends who don't like perfume.
I'm in love with this scent. I hate feminine scents and this is perfectly gender neutral. It makes me think of being bundled up in a cabin in the woods. Very comforting and just a little spicy. Favorite scent so far!
i liked the smell it was very bad at all.. it smells great on my husband
This scent was amazing; reminds me of a holiday spice, warm and fall-like.
The scent was a little much for me.
No really, skip this
I know we're all a little different with fragrances and I read the reviews that said this was weak and didnt last but the notes sounded so perfect i had to give it a try. First i can barely smell anything from the bottle but what i can smell it's definitely a soft ambery fragrance with some warmth. I sprayed it on my wrists and the scent was a touch stronger. Some people mention a fancy rich old lady perfume but i don't get that. It is on the powdery side though. After 10 min I can not smell anything, really, nothing at all. Not one person has commented on it, and someone even commented that i must have stopped wearing perfume! Huge red flag that this is weak and will not last till you get out the door after putting it on. Huge disappointment.
My New Favorite!!!
So Fat Electrician by Etat du Libre was my all time favorite and it's very similar, but this is sweeter. Not too sweet and still spicy with a bit of an incense smell. I LOVE IT!
I love perfumes and try a lot so am pretty picky about what makes a great one. This one has top notes of vanilla and spice that mellow into a soft powder and keep me smelling my arms. It settles into a light scent and is not overpowering.
It smells amazing but kinda feminine
It smells so good i love smelling myself, but it kinda smells like an old woman perfume, a very very good smelling old woman tbh
I thought this was a perfume but it smells like a man’s cologne, and not even a very good one. Yuck
This comment has to be a joke because this fragrance is the farthest thing from masculine. I prefer unisex fragrances and this one is definitely leaning on the feminine side, almost to the point that I would say it is a perfume and no where near a cologne.
Smells more of a woman's fragrance. It smelled like old woman perfume.
Warm and delicious
I love this scent. It is like a spiced cupcake with vanilla buttercream. It has just a small floral scent that you can barely detect.
Much different in the bottle
In the bottle it smells like a floral. On your skin it smells like dessert- something warm and baked and fresh out of the oven. It fades quickly though and every once in awhile you get a whiff of the floral that really clashed with the warm bakery scent.
Nice smell but lacks projection
This scent is soft and smells great. However, after an hour or so it becomes a skin scent for me. I wouldn't buy again. I like stronger scents. Not my type.
This is my seventh delivery and the first time I've ever been compelled to write a review. I am a fragrance junkie and I have never encountered a scent as unusual and delicious as this one is. It's very sexy and smells almost like an exotic spicy dessert without being sickeningly sweet. Like a warm spiced tea. Lasts all day! A powerfully seductive smell not for the faint of heart!
This is a beautiful fragrance! Opens with spicy cardamon and dries down to vanilla woods. I think this is perfect for fall.I am reminded of SL Feminit de Bois. I am disappointed in the silage and longevity which is why I give only 4 stars. It is pretty much a skin scent on me.
I like this house. This one is a smooth spicy vanilla. I wore this to dinner and received compliments. El Born is still my favorite from Carner Barcelona.
This fragrance smells a bit like Spanish men’s cologne. I’m not much of a fan.
I love any scent with vanilla in it, however, this one was horrible! It smells more masculine and old fashioned type.
Feminine without being overtly young.
More vanilla than I was expecting, but not that overly sweet vanilla that is typical in young demographic fragrances. The vanilla is matured by cardamom and spice...creating a "grown up" scent without being matronly . Fresh, easy to wear, and perfect for any occasion.
Good Casual Winter Scent
A spicy, warm scent perfect for hanging out during winter. Not great longevity, but the scent itself is good enough to garner a four-star review. Not too sweet or spicy, a nice mix of both to blend with the season. I don't personally think it's a particularly attractive scent, but it's casual and non-offensive. A good compliment for laidback days.
Exactly As Expected
Sexy and smooth
Spicy Warm and Sexy
This perfume smells from the bottle nothing like how it warms on the skin. Its sweet, spicy, warm scents mix with something almost floral smelling and create a very sexy kind of smell. Normally I don't like scents with vanilla because they end up smelling like baked goods but this balances perfectly. I might just buy a full-size bottle!
Drug Store Powderfest
When I was a kid, my grandmother had a Jean Naté body powder that someone gave her. She didn't have the heart to throw it out, so it sat there collecting dust for two decades. This smells exactly like that. So, if you enjoy smelling like a $5 perfumed talc powder this one is for you. Of the five notes listed in the description (cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, amber) the only one I get even a tiny whiff of is the amber. You'd think you'd get spicy and sultry, but instead you get powdery and cheap. I'm not impressed with this first selection.
Spicy Winter Vibes
Cinnamon was prominent but not overpowering. Well-rounded spices. A little sweeter than I would've liked. Great winter time scent.
SPICY and wholesome and.. orgasmic for the senses. high 5 for sure. i love this scent
Winter spice land
This fragrance is built for the colder time of the year. It leans more towards a Spicy vanilla hot latte. Spicy scents can get a little on the 'funky' side of things but I think this one is nice.
Though I liked the description i did not like the fragrance (on me) rather putrid
Has a sweet note. I'm 4 fragrances in Scentbird and this has been my favorite thus far.
Not the best. This is a typical "trendy" scent that smells like most of the rest and doesn't stand out.
Never smelled a scent like this one
I Love this fragrance. My favorite to date. Wonderful spicy scent I couldn’t stop inhaling. My co-workers agreed. An A+
I am looking for something that compares to Organza Indecence by Givenchy, my favorite fragrance of all time. This is definitely in the same family. It's lovely. Warm and spicy, only slightly sweet. Kind of peppery at first, which I personally like. This was my first fragrance from scent bird, and I'm very happy with it, though I'm still on the hunt.
This is pretty nice but different than I was expecting. I see now that the description says floral spicy. I guess I normally only look at the pictures because the floral was a surprise. It taught me a lesson.
Nice fragrance. Sweet, spicy and posh.
An interesting fragrance but a little sweet for me to want to wear it.
Such an amazing spicy scent. For a female, I feel like it's wearing my significant other's cologne with a really nice feminine twist. I love how strong the cardamom comes through for me as well. The scent is so complex and lovely! My only con is it burns off on me fast, but it smells so delicious I don't mind having to reapply throughout day. It's seriously addictive and sexy and comforting all at the same time.
This is much sweeter than I was expecting. The first spray of this made me a little nauseated, but I tested it out on my skin and as it wears the sweetness dies down on me. So initially I didn't like it at all, but once I gave it a shot I was actually pleased. It's much different from any other perfume I would typically wear, but it's nice to mix it up. I feel a little more feminine wearing Rima XI.
This is my favorite Scentbird perfume so far. It's a rare spicy scent that has also the perfect amount of sweetness. I also love Kiss Me Intense by Parfums de Nicolai, and this reminds me a bit of that because of the powdery almond dry down.
Not my type
Very nice fragrance - mild and earthy. Just wish the scent was a little stronger/lasted longer
I fell in love with Tardes from Carner Barcelona. I sprayed Rima XI on me and went to my local Portuguese bakery. The lady behind the counter mentioned that my perfume smelled familiar and reminded her of memories of her childhood. I believe the whole purpose of scent is to capture a moment in time. This is my new favorite.
Love the top and middle notes, am struggling to like the bottom note on me. But scent also seems to disappear sooner than I'd prefer.
Tropical citrus smell. Very light to the scent. Nice but the longevity and strength leave something to be desired. I like it but there could be improvements.
Nothing tropical or citrus about this lol
Great scent. Definitely and looking to purchase a bottle