Fragrance: Roja ‘Musk Aoud’ 

Fragrance Roja Musk Aoud perfume review

Roja ‘Musk Aoud’

“I created a perfume that combined two of the most legendary materials of all – Musk and Aoud. I wanted to see how far it was possible to push the note of Aoud from its traditional route, and create something totally unexpected.”

– Roja Dove

Fragrance Roja Musk Aoud


Top Notes: Lemon, Bergamot

Heart Notes: Rose de Mai, Jasmin de Grasse, Ylang Ylang

Base Notes: Nutmeg, Patchouli, Oakmoss, Precious Wood Notes, Sandalwood, Aoud, Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Birch, Labdanum, Leather, Ambrette, Musk

Chypré : Warm & Dry – Sweet, Spicy, Soft, Leathery, & Very Sensual

Roja Musk Aoud perfume review fragrance

In Review…

Oh my! I have so much love for Roja Dove and his amazing fragrances! Normally when a brand makes a big claim, it’s to be taken with a pinch of salt. For instance, the skin care brand that states ‘Proven to make you look 20 years younger in 20 minutes’ er… really!?, I like to think I’m smart enough to know better. But when Roja Dove claims his creations are ‘the worlds finest fragrances’, he has a point, no seriously, it’s the truth. Every single perfume is created using the worlds finest ingredients, perfectly blended to make insanely good perfumes, of course, perfume is such a personal thing that you might not like every single one, but the quality, that’s undeniable.

My latest Roja obsession is Musk Aoud, a divine fragrance filled with dark, smoky exotic notes of aoud which is supported with rich mysterious tones of earthy oakmoss, tonka bean, precious woods, Leathers and patchouli. Musk in its true form is illegal, most brands use a synthetic recreation of it, but instead Roja Dove has substituted the costly ingredient of ambrette. The fragrance is lifted with a touch of fresh lemon and smoky bergamot, with a hint of spicy nutmeg and a selection of sensual and rich florals; ylang ylang, rose and jasmine. As well as a hint of vanilla, which doesn’t make the perfume sweet, but like the florals, it softens some of the harsh edges. I have a 30ml bottle of this perfume, so I’m careful with it and generally only use one or two spritz at a time, but that’s enough as it is rich and precious. Please, I urge you, next time you are in Selfridges or Harrods, I highly recommend you spend a little time perusing the collection, then you will understand why I keep banging on about how much I love this brand!

Roja Musk Aoud is priced at £375 for a 30ml bottle, it is available from Roja Parfums.

Roja Musk Aoud



  1. March 8, 2017 / 11:53 am

    Roja is such an amazing brand. So glad I discovered their amazing scents through your blog. This looks divine!

    • fashionforlunch
      March 8, 2017 / 11:55 am

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad you like it and I’m so glad you discovered them through me! X

    • fashionforlunch
      March 8, 2017 / 3:06 pm

      What can I say, I have expensive taste! xxxx

  2. March 8, 2017 / 1:36 pm

    This sounds just incredible to me, anything that has Jazmin as an ingredient wins me over x

    • fashionforlunch
      March 8, 2017 / 3:00 pm

      It’s so amazing! I’m such a huge fan of theirs! I just can’t get enough! xxx

  3. March 8, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    Such a luxe product! Beautiful photography too x

    • fashionforlunch
      March 8, 2017 / 8:16 pm

      Thank you so much, I’m so glad you like it!!! xxxxx

  4. March 8, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    It sounds amazing! I wouldn’t want to spray too much of it either! It’s so luxurious x

    • fashionforlunch
      March 8, 2017 / 8:15 pm

      It’s such a special perfume! so glad you like the post! xxxx

  5. March 8, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    The bottle is stunning! Im a sucker for a pretty bottle.

    • fashionforlunch
      March 8, 2017 / 10:22 pm

      It’s a beautiful bottle and a stunning perfume!!! X

    • fashionforlunch
      March 8, 2017 / 10:49 pm

      Oh you should! Their products are stunning!

  6. March 9, 2017 / 12:44 am

    That’s some price!!! Your pictures are stunning by the way, really did it justice!

    • fashionforlunch
      March 9, 2017 / 7:59 am

      Thank you so much!!! It is a lot, but it’s sooo good I can’t ever explain!!!

  7. March 9, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    I have to be careful because musk gives me a headache but I can imagine this fragrance is still pretty sublime xx

    • fashionforlunch
      March 9, 2017 / 3:37 pm

      It’s quite a different kind of musk, imagine musk as black rather than white! It’s really special and not ‘pretty’ xxxx

  8. March 13, 2017 / 12:05 am

    Your pictures are so beautiful, I will have to have a whiff of this x

    • fashionforlunch
      March 13, 2017 / 10:05 pm

      Thank you so much! So glad you like my photos x