D600 is one of the earliest launches from Spanish niche perfume brand Carner Barcelona. The house was founded in 2009 by Sara Carner. D600 was introduced in 2010 along with another perfume named Tardes. D600 takes its inspiration from “the urban lifestyle and the Mediterranean spirit of Barcelona.” It’s name stands for Avenida Diagonal 600 which is an address of brand headquarters in Barcelona. D600 is a “vibrant spicy perfume with a touch of mystery.”
Carner Barcelona D600 has an amazing zingy and zesty opening created with juicy notes of bergamot and grapefruit. The initial feeling is tart but then pepper appears with a blast to ultimately spice the citrus combination. This mix of grapefruit, pepper and bergamot is very lively and energetic with a refreshing twist. When the opening notes slowly dissipate they uncover more flowery tones.
Floral notes of D600 are tender, sleek and they carry peaceful, tranquil aura. Iris is in the center of attention here with it’s moderately powdery smell that also possesses a transparent woody element. Cardamom brings sophisticated spiciness to iris, making it even more interesting. Noble note of iris is warm and quite cosy yet delicate like flower petals. Once in a while hints of jasmine pop up from the background without dominating over iris. As D600 spends more time on my skin I noticed more cedar from Virginia. It melts with iris into one making this Carner Barcelona perfume a unique scent.
Few hours later the only notes I could smell were very weak iris, vanilla and vetiver. The middle note (I mean vanilla) was the most prominent on my skin. On the other hand vetiver was noticeable too and luckily it wasn’t a dirty, rooty vetiver I don’t like, but a mild and woody one I really enjoyed! D600 remained in this form until the end of the day slowly losing its volume and power until it disappeared after 10 hours of sitting on my skin and pleasing my nose each time I sniffed my wrist. Gorgeous scent!
D600 was created by Givaudan perfumer Christophe Reynaud.
Officially listed notes are black pepper, bergamot and grapefruit, cardamom, iris and jasmine, cedar, vanilla and vetiver. This eau de parfum is available in 50 ml and 100 ml bottles. The bottles are made of transparent glass and they’re cube-like. Cap is square-shaped and wooden. Carner Barcelona website also offers decent size spray samples. Carner Barcelona D600 strucks me as a beautiful perfume, a unique take on iris. It’s velvety and soft texture are great. It’s kind of thoughtful, nostalgic. From now on D600 is a part of my collection.