Tardes is one of the three fragrances available from the house of Sara Carner, introduced in 2010 alongside D600. This scent belongs to the floral woody musk olfactory group and was developed by perfumer Daniela Roche-Andrier from Givaudan. On the official website, the description mentions “a tribute to the peace and harmony of a late summer afternoon; a fragrance that is pure, serene and enveloping” and starting with this phrase I discovered a subtle yet elegant fragrance, perfect for a stroll in the cosmopolite city of Barcelona.
Tardes is Spanish for “afternoon” and as a former resident of this beautiful city I am aware of the fact that some afternoons (especially in July and August) seem almost unbearable for the people who is not accustomed to a hot climate. This happens mainly because the humidity of the air in Barcelona reaches to approximately 80%, however equipped with a faithful companion (normally a bottle of water, but in this case is the fragrance!) you are able to make it. I’m not complaining about the heat (I like torrid days in the summer!) except I feel I could have employed Tardes, during my one year and a half stay in Barcelona.
To be more objective, in my opinion Tardes could have been more obvious, but one can’t have it all, right? Anyway, the construction of the scent begins on an interesting blend of Egyptian geranium, Bulgarian Rose, rosewood and almond. Then, in no more than 20 minutes the heart follows, mixing celery and plum, wrapped in elegant Virginia cedar wood. The dry down is perceived within a couple of hours later and consists of Venezuelan Tonka bean, heliotrope and musk. As you were able to notice, there were employed only the finest ingredients, which has turned into a characteristic for Carner Barcelona’s creations.
The bottle that holds Tardes has a very elegant look, being rectangular and made from transparent glass, which is able to reveal a pale yellow liquid. The stopper appears to be made of exquisite leather and represents a tribute to the heritage of Sara Carner, who came from a family of Spanish leather artisans. Overall, Tardes is the ideal fragrance for this summer, whether you will take a walk on the streets of Barcelona or not.
Carner Barcelona Tardes Perfume Details
- Tardes by Carner Barcelona is available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is mild.
- Olfactory Group: Floral Woody Musk
- For: Unisex
- Year Introduced: 2010
- Perfumer: Daniela Roche-Andrier
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual