Roja Parfums Rose
“I wanted to create a very modern Rose, which keeps unfurling, like the blossom itself which slowly opens to reveal its full beauty.”
– Roja Dove
Top Notes: Bergamot
Heart Notes: Geranium, Rose de Mai, Ylang Ylang
Base Notes: Galbanum, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Pepper, Patchouli, Benzoin, Vanilla, Birch, Musk
I always thought I had expensive taste in fragrance, but it recently went up a level. I can’t even pretend to be sorry, because Roja Dove makes the creme de la creme of fragrance and his creations feel like precious jewels. They are unlike everything else I have ever worn and believe me, I have a huge array of perfumes in my wardrobe! Roja Parfums are another level, it has that intangible difference which is so unique and so special, it just can’t be beaten. Price-wise, it’s not for the faint hearted, but you can feel the difference in the quality of the ingredients and you just can’t put a price on that. I’d rather have one Roja Dove fragrance than ten of cheap, synthetic perfumes anyway. The latest edition to my collection is simply named Rose, let me tell you about it!
Rose starts with a hint of smoky bergamot, it has a freshness to it, but also an intense smokiness which blends beautiful with the spice at the base of the fragrance. There is a hint of rose from the beginning, but mainly it feels smoky and a little spicy with a hit of saffron. True to Roja Dove’s statement, the rose opens and it’s true beauty is revealed with heavy red rose which is pure with hints of powder and leafy green. It has a very modern classic feel to it, romantic, soft, velvety and of course, dramatic. It gives me theatre vibes, quiet moments at the ballet, mid-performance where you can hear a pin drop from the seclusion of an intimate box. It really is the most perfect rose fragrance. It’s not for every day, it’s more suited to special evenings and romantic weekends, and maybe once in a while you will open the box, and sniff the nozzle just to remind yourself of the scent.
Promise me, next time you are in Selfridges or Harrods you will go to the Perfume Hall and discover Roja Parfums, they are so incredible, I can’t do them any justice with my words or photos. You simply have to try them for yourself! If you want to read about my boyfriends favourite Roja fragrance, then head over to this post.