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Description
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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Carner Barcelona Rima XI main notes

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Scent type
Spicy
Personality
Sexy
Occasion
Date Night
Season
Fall
Attributes
Warm
Complexity
Refined

Carner Barcelona 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…

Carner Barcelona Rima XI rating and reviews

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Average rating (68 reviews)
3.6 out of 5
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/17/2019
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!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/05/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Combination
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.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
07/20/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Dry
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/19/2019
Age: 55 to 64
Skin type: Combination
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/17/2019
Age: 18 to 24
Skin type: Sensitive
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.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
07/01/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Sensitive
Grandma scent
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. 🤦🏻‍♀️
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/29/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Normal
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
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/01/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Carner Barcelona 👍👍🥰😍
👍👍👍👍👍
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/22/2019
Age: 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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/14/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Combination
Great Scent
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/01/2019
Decent
Clean powdery and somewhat floral
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/28/2019
Nice
I liked this one. It's warm, sweet and dries down to a soft skin scent.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/26/2019
Creamier 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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/23/2019
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. 😉
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/20/2019
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/08/2019
Not the greatest
This wasnt the best fragrance
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/28/2019
Warm
It has such a warm and cozy scent. So far it seems to last on my skin for a while.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/24/2019
Great Scent
This scent worked well and people really thought it smelled great. It just seemed to fade quickly.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/12/2019
Fav
One of my favs so far but scent isn't very long lasting
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/09/2019
Great Understone
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/19/2018
Lovely
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.
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Jennifer
12/19/2018
I agree with the clean, light and warm spice notes. Easy to wear around my friends who don't like perfume.
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Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/18/2018
Perfect
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!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/06/2018
smells awesom
i liked the smell it was very bad at all.. it smells great on my husband
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/27/2018
Holiday spice
This scent was amazing; reminds me of a holiday spice, warm and fall-like.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/14/2018
Beautiful scent
LOve it!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
10/11/2018
Too strong
The scent was a little much for me.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/11/2018
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/30/2018
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!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/16/2018
Love this!
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/28/2018
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
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/28/2018
Terrible
I thought this was a perfume but it smells like a man’s cologne, and not even a very good one. Yuck
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Scotty
11/09/2018
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.
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Rated2on the scale of0to5
05/09/2018
Ok
Smells more of a woman's fragrance. It smelled like old woman perfume.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/13/2018
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/04/2018
yes
yes
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/30/2018
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.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/29/2018
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/14/2018
Perfect!
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!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/04/2018
Queenie
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/01/2018
Smooth Vanilla
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.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
02/28/2018
A Miss
This fragrance smells a bit like Spanish men’s cologne. I’m not much of a fan.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/27/2018
No!
I love any scent with vanilla in it, however, this one was horrible! It smells more masculine and old fashioned type.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/25/2018
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/21/2018
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/04/2018
Exactly As Expected
Sexy and smooth
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/03/2018
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!
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Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/27/2018
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/13/2018
Spicy Winter Vibes
Cinnamon was prominent but not overpowering. Well-rounded spices. A little sweeter than I would've liked. Great winter time scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/05/2018
BOMB
SPICY and wholesome and.. orgasmic for the senses. high 5 for sure. i love this scent
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/01/2018
Rima Xi
Too sweet
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/31/2017
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.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
12/25/2017
rather putrid
Though I liked the description i did not like the fragrance (on me) rather putrid
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/23/2017
Good Scent
Has a sweet note. I'm 4 fragrances in​ Scentbird and this has been my favorite thus far.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
12/18/2017
Not the best. This is a typical "trendy" scent that smells like most of the rest and doesn't stand out.
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Dakota
07/28/2018
Never smelled a scent like this one
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Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/27/2017
I Love this fragrance. My favorite to date. Wonderful spicy scent I couldn’t stop inhaling. My co-workers agreed. An A+
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/15/2017
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/14/2017
Rima
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/01/2017
Nice fragrance. Sweet, spicy and posh.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
10/16/2017
An interesting fragrance but a little sweet for me to want to wear it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/26/2017
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.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
09/05/2017
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/12/2017
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/05/2017
Not my type
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/02/2017
Very nice fragrance - mild and earthy. Just wish the scent was a little stronger/lasted longer
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/27/2017
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/05/2017
solid
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Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/01/2017
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.
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Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/01/2017
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.
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Dakota
07/28/2018
Nothing tropical or citrus about this lol
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Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/07/2017
Great scent. Definitely and looking to purchase a bottle