Fragrance: Roja ‘Elysium’

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Roja ‘Elysium’

“Elysium – few have the ability to make that dream a reality. Only the heroic, and virus are destined to achieve the life they desire, so each ingredient within this scent was chosen to emulate this rare strength of character. Legends of perfumery including Vetiver, Ambergris, and Leather combine within this elixir of pure valiance – A scent created for a man who needs no help in reaching his Elysium, his Paradise”  – Roja Dove


Top Notes: Lemon, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lime, Lavender, Thyme, Artemisia, Musk

Heart Notes: Thyme, Artemisia, Lily of the Valley, Rose de Mai, Jasmin de Grasse, Apple, Blackcurrant

Base Notes: Galbanum, Pink Pepper, Cypriot, Vetiver, Cedarwood, Juniper Berry, Benzoin, Vanilla, Labdanum, Leather, Ambergris, Musk

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In Review…

I don’t know if this next statement is going to make me sound like a control freak, but hear me out…. Sometimes I like to choose which fragrance my boyfriend wears. It’s not that he has bad taste, on the contrary, he has very good taste, but the thing is, whilst I quickly get immune to my own fragrances, I can smell his all day long and sometimes that makes me happier than my own perfume. Sometimes I like him to wear rich, dark, leathery and oud-y fragrances, other times, I like him to wear something a little fresher and more citrus based, y’know depending on my mood and the season! Today, I’m going to share a new and very special fragrance with you all, which fits into the latter category…

Elysium is the brand new male fragrance from Roja Dove. Unlike his usual fragrances, it’s a cologne, so it’s a little more affordable than the rest of his EDP fragrances, but thanks to his skills as a perfumer and the phenomenal ingredients he uses, it still lasts all day and has a real feeling of power to it. Elysium opens with a burst of citrus notes; Lemon, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lime, but it also has a hint of herbaceous green tones with the Thyme and Artemisia. Also, and rather unusually, there is musk and patchouli at the top of the fragrance, which gives the fragrance an instant feel of complexity which will become even more apparent as the heart notes are exposed. Speaking of which, at the heart of the fragrance you will find Lily of the Valley, Rose de Mai, Jasmin de Grasse, Apple and Blackcurrant which adds a little fruity sweetness to the perfume as well as some rich floral notes. The base is spicy, woody and leathery with notes of pink pepper, cedarwood, leather, amber, vanilla and musk. Forgive me for the long list of ingredients, but I really want to emphasise the fact that this is no simple citrus cologne, instead it’s complex, masculine and exciting. It has an element of citrus fruits, summer sun and aquatic accords, but it also has plenty of spices, leathers and woods which really bring the fragrance to life and add that carnal intensity which Roja is known for. Whilst H Aoud will forever be my boyfriends’ favourite Roja fragrance, Elysium comes in a larger bottle at a slightly lower price, which makes it perfect for everyday wear, rather than special occasions. Men, if you have always loved Roja Dove fragrances but never been able to splurge on a bottle, then now is your chance, Elysium is stunning and well within reach! BRB… my boyfriend wants his bottle back, he hates it when I steal his stuff to photograph!

Roja ‘Elysium’ is out now and available from Selfridges, Harrods, and Roja (Instore & online).

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    • fashionforlunch
      August 20, 2017 / 7:38 pm

      ah it’s so refreshing, but it’s also got an incredible depth to it! such a beautiful fragrance!!!

  1. Cass
    August 19, 2017 / 3:24 am

    I’ve never tried a Roja fragrance before!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

    • fashionforlunch
      August 20, 2017 / 7:37 pm

      oh you should! they are stunning!!!!

  2. Roxie Watt
    August 20, 2017 / 4:25 pm

    You always have the most indulgent, beautifully packaged fragrances on your blog. This looks stunning.

    • fashionforlunch
      August 20, 2017 / 7:37 pm

      It’s so beautiful and thank you so much for always stopping by!!! xxxxxx

  3. laurzrah
    August 20, 2017 / 6:37 pm

    You are such a control freak ? I love picking perfumes for Chris ahah x

    • fashionforlunch
      August 20, 2017 / 7:36 pm

      Ah I’m so glad I’m not the only one!!!!!!

  4. August 21, 2017 / 6:35 pm

    I still need to pick up a Roja fragrance!

  5. xkass
    August 22, 2017 / 9:15 am

    This bottle is everything, I bet it smells amazing. You must have the best perfume collection x

  6. Megan McCoig
    August 30, 2017 / 9:03 pm

    This sounds so so amazing. The bottle is beautiful. Roja always do amazing packaging xx