Roja Parfums: ‘Vetiver’ Pour Homme Parfum-Cologne Inspiration
“There is no material in perfumery quite like Vetiver – it is at once earthy, smoky and leathery all in perfect harmony. Sophisticated and incredibly versatile, those who wear it are confident and self-assured – a presence in any room. Vibrant Citrus notes create a lively freshness around the dry warmth of Vetiver, whilst both Cedar Wood and Needles, and Oakmoss add heat and complexity. Everybody wants to be near him. It is the ultimate example of how a modern man should smell. The Vetiver wearer doesn’t provoke envy but instead, adoration.”
– ROJA DOVE
Top Notes: Lemon, Bergamot, Litsea Cubeba
Heart Notes: Rose de Mai, Jasmin de Grasse, Cistus
Base Notes: Galbanum, Celery Seed, Pink Pepper, Caraway, Nutmeg, Pepper, Oakmoss, Vetiver, Cedarwood, Cedar Needles, Guaiacwood, Amyris, Labdanum
Roja Parfums: ‘Vetiver’ Pour Homme Parfum-Cologne Review
My friends, today I want to chat to you about a perfume I have been meaning to speak about for weeks… actually months!!! It’s my boyfriends’ current go-to fragrance and it has been since I gave it to him just before Christmas. But like they say, tardiness is not something you can do on your own and on this occasion we can’t blame the LA City bus driver or McDonald’s, but I can blame my boyfriend, for never wanting to part with the fragrance for long enough for me to shoot and write about it. However, right now he’s stuck in an 8 hour web summit (not even sure what that is!) so I snuck into his bedside table and borrowed it long enough to do my thang!
So anyway, let’s chat about Roja Parfums Vetiver Parfum-Cologne. This is from the fairly new and much-loved Parfum-Cologne collection, this five-piece collection has the concentration of an eau de parfum, but the structure of a cologne, which makes them feel a little more fresh and perhaps, accessible than the main collection. They are just as luxe and high quality, but a little more wearable and a little less intense. Personally, I adore the intensity of the main collection, but they are incredibly special and as my boyfriend often says ‘Not everyone deserves to smell them’, which is why he likes to wear the parfum-colognes, as well as the super luxe Parfums. Also, just to be clear, this Vetiver Parfum-Cologne is slightly different to the Vetiver Parfum from the main Roja Collection, so if you hear me comparing the two, that’s why!
Roja Parfums Vetiver Parfum-Cologne opens with a burst of fresh citrus notes; lemon, bergamot and maybe even a little fresh grass, the head notes are fresh, green and intense, whilst the heart notes are much more subtle with soft rose de mai, white floral Jasmin and herbaceous cistus. The base is just as rich and intense as the top notes; filled with an array of woods, resins, greenery and spice, which paired with the sparking citrus and fresh green notes at the top gives a really warm, fresh, dry, woodsy, earthy, green, smoky, leathery, spicy fragrance. It’s both rich and fresh, simple yet complex and modern yet classic. Vetiver truly is the king of perfumery and no-one delivers a Vetiver quite like Roja Dove! This is very much a ‘mans’ fragrance, where as the Vetiver in the main collection is much more unisex. Both are fabulous, but sometimes the classic Vetiver is a little too fabulous for every day and when you need a more ‘Weekday Roja’, this hits the spot perfectly! Also, if you are interested in the Parfum-Cologne collection, ‘Enigma’ is also a favourite of my boyfriends… it’s more of an Oriental and it’s a true delight!
Roja Parfums Vetiver Pour Homme Parfums-Cologne can be bought from Roja Parfums online as well as stockists like Selfridges and Harrods. This post contains affiliate links and press samples. Also, if you are a Roja fan, do you know about the new Heritage Collection? It’s so GOOD!