Carner Barcelona is presenting Bestial Collection – three intense and dark Extraits de Parfum that unlock the universe of animal fantasy in Barcelona’s Modernism.

Modernism was embraced in Barcelona not only by art, but also by every field of culture, social life and politics. Its main form of expression was in architecture and its maximum ambassador was Gaudi. One of the most interesting facets of the architectural Modernism was its decorative aspect, characterized by the aesthetic freedom and use of eclectic figures, exotic animals and the fusion of mythological creatures and the real world. Modernist symbology wanted to break with the ways of the past and create new art, thus we find a renewal of shapes, especially in conspicuous animals.

BESTIUM Extrait de Parfum
Extraordinary Oud Palao. A fusion of the gothic and the exotic.

Figures from medieval bestiaries, popular folklore and legends were a source of inspiration for Modernist architects…animals such as twin-headed eagles, horses, pegasus, bats, salamanders…

Dark natural Oud Wood Palao holds this complex animalic fragrance. It is blended with Turkish and Bulgarian roses that disclose its full intensity and extreme character.

Top Notes: Turkish rose, Bulgarian rose, Saffron, Italian bergamot
Heart Notes: Chinese osmanthus, Indonesian patchouli, Somalian frankincense
Base Notes: Oud Palao, Spanish Cistus, Somalian Frankincense

Nose: Jordi Fernández

FELINO Extrait de Parfum

A symbol of power for the Catalan bourgeoisie, a desire to demonstrate economic progress and success. The lion becomes the expression of the entrepreneurial accomplishment.

Soft yet spicy notes of nutmeg and hazelnut blend with a heart of jasmineand black leather. A small nuance of resinous sweetness of vanilla gives a slight crystallized taste and a dramatic overdose of Myrrh rounds up the opulent and memorable perfume.

Top Notes: Moroccan Absinth herb, Papyrus extract, Hazelnut, Vert de Bergamot
Heart Notes: Night blooming jasmine, Madagascan ylang ylang, Black leather, Clove buds from Zanzibar
Base Notes: Myrrh absolute, Opponax absolute, Styrax, Vanilla from Commores Islands, Civet accord

Nose: Rodrigo Flores-Roux

DRAKON Extrait de Parfum

In Greek, Dragon. A fabulous creature that attracted the modernist artists, appealing to their imagination; some are benevolent characters, laden with wisdom, protectors of princesses or treasures, others are ferocious and evil, threatening, with large jaws and claws… More that 400 dragons all over Barcelona make us dream offantastic tales!

A sophisticated green freshness, embodying the skin of the dragon opens up the perfume. A freshness achieved through the combination of cypress, betel leaf and black pepper. As the dragon takes strength and unfolds its greatness the perfume fires up with an explosive oud wood from akigalawood and cypriol and fuses with a vivid refined leather accord.

Top Notes: French Cypress, Indian betel leaf, Magadascar black pepper
Heart Notes: Orange Flower North Africa, Indian cypriol, Akigalawood
Base Notes: Leather accord, Canadian fir balsam absolute, Australian sandalwood

Nose: Jordi Fernández

Packaging: Modernism is such a complex cultural movement that Carner Barcelona has developed a special packaging to transmit the complexity and the sophistication. The three extraordinary and refined extraits de parfum encased in wooden cases to enhance the strength and robustness of this collection. Bronze, a material widely used in Modernism sculpture, with a greater hardness and durability is the colorchosen for this collection.

Carner Bestial Collection is already available from the Carner E-Shop as Extraits de Parfum 50ml, 230 EUR each. Set of three Extraits is also available for 650 EUR. Sample Kit (3 x 1,7 ml spray vials) costs 25 EUR. Other retailers will follow.

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