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Launched in 2016 as a part of the Black Assortment, Carner Barcelona Rose and Dragon (composed by award profitable grasp perfumer Rodrigo Flores-Roux) is a fragrance that plumbs the very depths of a rose’s darkish coronary heart.
Sara Carner by way of Sara Carner
Carner Barcelona’s Rose and Dragon, model proprietor/inventive director/ Sara Carner takes inspiration from the Catalan re-telling of Saint George and the dragon…“…And Saint George appeared to save lots of the princess from the ferocious dragon, fought in opposition to his flames, stabbed him together with his sword and from his blood a rosebush with darkish crimson roses grew…” -Carner Barcelona
St George Raphael by way of The Louvre.com
The legend of St. George truly predates Christianity and has it’s origins within the historical Egyptian mythos of Ra the solar god preventing Tiamat an evil winged crocodile/serpent. At its coronary heart it’s a traditional “Hero’s Journey” story or much more simplistically, simply good vs. evil, mild vs. darkish. Throughout the Christian canon, the story was initially informed with Saint Theodore because the protagonist, however by the 11th century C.E. poor Ted was relegated to the back-burner, and George was his substitute. Thus has it been ever since.
Daenerys Targaryen “The Bells” by way of youtube HBO
Carner Barcelona interprets this ages-old story to perfection, mixing rose and leather-based with different notes that serve to assist the narrative. Like a gust of spiced fireplace from a dragon’s throat, Rose and Dragon opens with an virtually oudh-like blast of saffron tinged with the marginally sweaty cumin, however even from the very begin it’s clear that rose is the star of this present. If you’re a Sport Of Thrones fan (final episode 5/19/19 is the finale) then you would think about this could be the scent of Daenerys Targaryen flying astride the scaly Drogon scattering honeyed rose petals over the Dothraki Sea (Michelyn says more than likely not scattering rose petals after final week’s MAD Daenerys in “The Bells”). It’s each deeply masculine and female. In the end conjoining the rose and leather-based, a smoky darkness begins to intwine all through and the presence of castoreum blended with labdanum provides a resinous and reptilian animalic vibe. Like a veritable magnificence and the beast, Carner Barcelona Rose and Dragon skims the floor of sunshine vs. darkish, typically diving down into the fathomless darkish, then up into the rosy mild of daybreak; a potent and fascinating perfume that any diehard rose or leather-based fan will likely be compelled to put on.
Notes: Persian saffron, Cumin essence, Wild strawberry accord, Cinnamon leaves, Bulgarian rose essence, Turkish rose absolute, Manuka honey, Ethiopian frankincense extract, Castoreum, Leather-based accord, Andalusian labdanum resin, Amber
Disclosure: Thanks a lot to Europerfumes for my tester of Carner Barcelona Rose and Dragon The opinions are my very own.
-Robert Herrmann, Senior Editor
Particular due to Joaquim Carner for his assist with figuring out Rodrigo Flores-Roux because the perfumer!!!
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