A Midsummer Dream 2016

A Midsummer Dream by Roja Parfums
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A Midsummer Dream is a popular perfume by Roja Parfums for women and men and was released in 2016. The scent is fresh-floral. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation
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Roja Dove

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot
GrapefruitGrapefruit
Heart Notes Heart NotesMay roseMay rose
Orange blossomOrange blossom
Base Notes Base NotesCardamomCardamom
Elemi resinElemi resin
Pink pepperPink pepper
PatchouliPatchouli
OakmossOakmoss
Tree mossTree moss
VetiverVetiver
CedarwoodCedarwood
BenzoinBenzoin
VanillaVanilla
Carrot seedCarrot seed
IrisIris
MuskMusk

Ratings

Scent

8.3426 Ratings

Longevity

8.0401 Ratings

Sillage

7.3405 Ratings

Bottle

9.1369 Ratings

Value for money

5.6127 Ratings
Submitted by ExUser, last update on 02.09.2021.
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8.5
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9
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7
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10
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Wayofscent

41 Reviews
Wayofscent
Wayofscent
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Warm-weather oriental example!
Linen, sun, sea and high temperatures means only one thing. Vacation and all the way summer vibes with my magical fragrance from Roja.

Zesty grapefruit in the opening with cardamom and pink pepper later turns into sophisticated and seductive scent with oakmoss, vanilla, benzoin, vetiver, cedarwood and carrot seed as the most recognizable notes.

Longevity is easy 10 hours on my skin with moderate sillage.

Fresh and at the same time mystical and profound. One of the best examples of warm-weather oriental fragrance. Glad I finally got this one
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Medianus76
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Medianus76
Medianus76
Top Review    38  
The secret of a summer...
"There, look! There ahead under the old oaks not far from the clearing!" said Chris in a whispering voice to his friend Will, pointing roughly in that direction with his forefinger. Will, all nervous and uneasy as he crouched on his knees, pushed aside the thick brush hanging down from the ledge. The air shimmered in the heat of this late summer day, as suddenly this incredible and fabulous scenario manifested itself before his eyes as well...

The two had always been good friends. Always in search of new adventures, they have recently searched an old attic. In the process, this old map had fallen into their hands. Dusty and written in faded ink, this fragile parchment had marked a place they actually thought they knew. The map showed the enchanted clearing in the Bleak Forest. There were many eerie tales surrounding this forest in general and in front of the clearing in particular. That was why they had never ventured there before, even though curiosity had always lured them. But now, with this ancient map, they could no longer resist the temptation to seek out this place. For on the destination of this map was something incredible...

Will couldn't believe his eyes. "Pinch me good," he asked his buddy. "I think I'm dreaming..."
On an old gnarled stump of cedar sat a pan. Clinging to the base of the stump was a carpet of orange, summer citrus blossoms. Lovely and benevolent, they filled the surroundings with their tartly sweet, creamy scent. The Pan itself, an ancient creature of times long past, had two legs overgrown with moss and lichen, resembling a ram. On his head were two imposing curved horns, which shimmered soft and velvety in the dusky evening sun. In his hands he held a panpipe, and each time he played it, it emitted glittering bubbles of fine musk. The bubbles caught in his long woody beard, bursting and mingling with the other aromas to create an essence worthy of this figure.
What a breathtaking image and scent it was, carried gently and unassumingly by the evening breeze to the two of them. A mood as if from another world that could not have been more magical...

"Come on Will, let's go again before he spots us," Chris urged his friend. Will replied in a low voice, "Yeah, let's get out of here and keep quiet about it. Let this be our secret this summer..."

**

A Midsummer Dream was, surprisingly, an olfactory game changer for me in a long time. On the one hand, the aura of this nevertheless quite complex work has reached me and on the other hand just as convinced. Just the fact that I could immediately during the first test an imaginary bridge to Terre d'Hermes and a little bit also to The Tycoon, let me sink deeply into this composition.
The reference is, in my opinion, obvious. The orange blossoms as well as the citrusy sprinklers at the beginning, are with all their facets in Midsummer richer and more distinct than in TDH. Especially the top note scores here, although it is less dry and brittle in appearance, but expressive and present - simply beautiful.
The further course is enhanced by the velvety and soft resins, which give fullness and depth. Through the magical aura of the forest mosses it glitters all the time and every time when said soap bubbles burst and the fragrance molecules spread as a fine veil in the environment, it was done around me! The elegantly woven musk characterizes and shapes the fragrance structure significantly and represents for me an essential component in the entire spectrum. All these components make Midsummer finally to what it is:
Magical, mysterious, actually a little like from a fairy tale and one deeply in the soul touching...

Since this was the first Roja with which I have dealt more closely, I can or must correct my opinion regarding the label a little. Significantly the probably exaggerated pricing policy, so seems to me also with Midsummer the price relatively high. To what extent this is actually justified, however, I can not judge. Another small shortcoming of the fragrance would probably be the lack of corners and edges. The fragrance is always round, soft, smooth...a soul-flatterer. But that's exactly what he wants to be...a summer night's dream!

"The cheerful is the master of his soul" (William Shakespeare)

It was a great pleasure to welcome you to this dreamy summer night...
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Xandra

7 Reviews
Xandra
Xandra
Helpful Review    6  
A Midsummer Night Dream

A walk through an enchanted garden,a story about fauns and bewitched forest beings.A complex masterpiece created to transport the wearer through a summer night dream,through a flora and fauna marriage,through trees covered in moss and orange blossoms.A fresh floral fragrance designed to look and smell just like a Shakespeare poem,a fairytale with no beginning and no end,A Midsummer Dream aims to uncover the unique mythical universe of Master Roja Dove.
8.5
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7
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6
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9
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Cheech93

7 Reviews
Cheech93
Cheech93
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Alluring Imagery
A Midsummer Dream (AMD) may be a little generic for a Roja scent but is beautiful nonetheless. It sparkles like many of his other scents and mixes elements of freshness with warmth with the citruses, spices, and resins. It really feels like you're walking through an enchanted forest on a summer evening with plenty of fireflies buzzing around; a bright moon lighting the night sky above; all creating a magical atmosphere to the beholder. If I had a complaint about AMD, it would be its performance: the aroma sticks around for a while but becomes a skin scent within an hour of application on me. I love the scent for the beautiful thoughts it evokes. Is it just propaganda? Is it too expensive for what it offers? Possibly; either way—I'm hooked.
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Ischgelroi
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Ischgelroi
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More like an end of summer...
I almost blindly bought a bottle of a Midsummer Dream, because the fragrance pyramid exactly matched my scheme of a summer scent. Fortunately, I did not buy a bottle. A friendly Parfumo made me a small bottling of A Midsummer Dream, so I was able to test the scent extensively yesterday. Unfortunately, I do not like A Midsummer Dream at all. The scent reminds me a little of a bug spray with an addition of stale floral water and moldy lemon.

I think many will hate me for this review on a very good reviewing Roja, but unfortunately I don't like this Roja at all. The scent is very unpleasant for me unfortunately and I really had my problems having a Midsummer Dream on my skin for the whole 8-9 hours and not washing the scent off.

I can smell bergamot and grapefruit here at first, which I also like but then comes this moldy lemon combined with the bug spray and floral waters, which unfortunately makes the scent completely unpleasant for me

If the midsummer smells like this I would rather immediately wish the end of summer, because this perfume unfortunately associates for me nothing summery and the summer should not smell musty. A Midsummer Dream goes unfortunately not at all for me.
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SirAddy
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SirAddy
Top Review    20  
Fantastically beautiful, fantastically implemented
After extensive testing of various Roja fragrances, I am now writing a commentary on the fragrance that I actually like best by far. So well in fact that it not only got a 10 from me, but landed directly in my collection. But this fragrance is not as high in the perfume charts as other Roja fragrances. It's a pity actually, because I think that "A Midsummer Dream" is underestimated. Especially because I had the feeling that the others had smelled it somewhere before. I did not know the scent as I describe it yet. Especially the top note I found special and special
According to the manufacturer, the fragrance starts with a bergamot/grapefruit combination. I rather perceive a ripe, but dried and bitter grapefruit. This is very present and I think that the fruitiness and freshness comes from the bergamot. It plays around the grapefruit, which gives the whole thing something unusual, but amazingly thoughtful and interesting. Definitely an opening that you have to get involved with first, but which is becoming more and more accessible and fascinating.

In the heart it becomes creamy and above all it remains citric-orange blossom. I don't know myself how orange blossoms smell in reality, but "what with orange" I recognize here immediately and 100%. The creamy and softness probably comes from the May rose. Here a certain basic theme continues for me. A central note, which can actually be recognized and differentiated, is artfully accompanied and complemented by another. Due to the citric base note, the grapefruit top note is actually preserved for a relatively long time, while the fresh fruity prelude of bergamot says goodbye early on.

The base. In my opinion, this may be the reason why this perfume is considered unisex. There are so many different, especially beautiful components and none of them really dominant, that it probably depends on what you are so familiar with. Is it the oakmoss if you know more green scents? Is it the vanilla? All in all I perceive something spicy, woody (cardamom?) but also something slightly smoky has already been reported to me by others. What is exciting for me is that the basic theme of the top and heart notes described above is dissolving. Instead of a more dominant note that is accompanied, a soft and noble bouquet is now presented, from which one can "dream" out the favourite scents. Wonderful.

In summary, I think it is masterful how a really enchanting scent was created here. A scent gradient that you want to smell like. This is essential in a perfume. Durability for me about one working day and Sillage very neat. I don't even count compliments anymore. The bottle - the most beautiful in my collection. In view of the price, I would of course wish that it would never run out, but I guess that remains a dream. At least a beautiful one.
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DerDefcon
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DerDefcon
Top Review    32  
Scorching heat, mild summer night.
"A Midsummer Dream" is the first Roja fragrance I tested and one that I knew before I tested it that it would never be part of my small collection. I don't have to explain the reason, you will be able to guess it. Nevertheless, I was very happy about the small sample that the perfume "Max1403" sent me as part of our swap, because even if a purchase will definitely not take place, this does not exclude tasting, sniffing and testing. But enough of this. Let's get to our "Midsummer Dream".

The prelude captivates with a very authentic, slightly dried grapefruit. Probably it was lying in the sun for a little too long, which is why it lacks the sourness, the effervescence, even the fruit juice. It is only bitter, but remains recognizable as a grapefruit throughout the entire fragrance, does not sting or scratch the nose.
With the onset of orange blossom, our until then dry-bitter grapefruit experiences a wonderfully creamy, floral impact. A little sweetness - typical for this bloomer - also resonates and contrasts the bitterness of the grapefruit, without limiting or drowning it out. The interplay here is simply perfect - so round and reflecting the summer in all its facets. The dried fruit reminds one of the scorching heat of a summer day, while the discreetly sweet orange blossom, which is not too offensive, symbolises the mild summer night, which one prefers to spend away from the urban hustle and bustle, preferably in a meadow, a clearing, enjoying the clear starry sky above until the next sunrise. For me this is a "Midsummer Dream", which I simply cannot describe in any other way. Summer is captured here in the most wonderful way and enchants its surroundings, especially at night.
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Taurus1967

3 Reviews
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Taurus1967
Top Review    31  
A dream of summer
About Roja Dove you can say or write what you want, but one thing is clear as daylight: he doesn't make tinkered scents with bad quality - at least not until now. On the contrary: A Midsummer Dream offers the ideal stuff for a, well comedic I will not mention now, but at least extremely positively tuned scent for cheerful days or those that should be.

It opens with a true cornucopia of fruity notes, or omits the otherwise more typical Roja Dove lemon, but adds more tangy grapefruit with minimal acidity plus a few fresh green notes and an exciting slow transition towards creamy orange blossom.

The first few minutes alone are exhilaratingly beautiful and whet your appetite for more ... more scent, more sun, more summer - but perhaps not necessarily more heat.

The long lasting middle part with the focused orange blossoms does not remind of APOM pour Homme from MFK by chance. But while those with a personal touch become a little too dry and dull, A Midsummer Dream offers more freshness, liveliness and refinement with floral and spicy accents. Simply an interwoven complexity of premium and natural-looking nuances typical of RD.
Sweet, but not too sweet and simply full without being exaggerated or even penetrating.

The summer dream dims creamily towards the long-term end, with the orange blossom still perceptible for some time. In my opinion, this is the dominant ingredient in this eau de parfum, fairytale beautiful and in part perhaps more for the summer night than for the day, but otherwise independent of day and gender.

If you basically like orange blossom fragrances, you will definitely feel more than comfortable with this summer dream. And if you don't like them, you might still get something out of them.
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Augusto
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Augusto
Top Review    16  
A Midsummer Night's Dream from the Stranglers
For AugustA this summer night begins with a shower. A bizzelndes glass Brause, beside it a vase, the smell of flower stems. Gleißend bright it flashes back and forth between foaming brightness and green powder.
Then a creamy fragrance, pure white, well-groomed, fine and noble. Expensive - and disappears again before you can notice it.

An airy innocent powder underlaid with contrapuntal ginger spiciness looks bright and fresh-summery. Bell-bright laughter, buoyant zippiness. The whole results in an elegant but also somewhat naïve Sillage. A hint of sweetness brightens the mood further.

Of course a white summer dress comes to mind, in the warm wind on a green meadow with sunshine. But it's night. One summer night.

Now ta,taa: Flowers. A ROSE, perhaps lily of the valley, freesia, magnolia, it tinkles and shines brightly from all sides. Always nice and clean, of course, not such an obscene mess as in Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream, if someone thought of it by name like I did. We have nothing to do with this. Just as little as the orange blossom, which has nothing Indolic about it, only shines innocently well-behaved and may bring the Mediterranean sun to it (still in the middle of the night, mind you...). It gets warmer, sweeter, woody, just a little bit, now the scent takes me on a nice little dream trip.
Iris and Vetiver give clarity to it and the view into the sky becomes free, finally, where the clouds draw and where the stars stand.
Some moss makes me sit under a tree.
Now there are even the Stranglers to the fragrance, A Midsummer Nights Dream - click, see there: that fits now nevertheless outstandingly and the rest Brausefrische harmonizes so beautifully with the flower green and the warm skin.
Vetiver at the end. And wood natural, soft, balsamic, benzoid.

The scent is very persistent. We stay long time in the forest - with a lot of oakmoss, at the end. The sun at night. Pricklpuder.

Not modernist, not minimalist. Timeless classic, bright and flowery. And a little dreamy.
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Greenfaerie

79 Reviews
Greenfaerie
Greenfaerie
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A Midsummer Snore
I find that Roja perfumes use really wonderful, fine ingredients, but the reason I don't own any is because in the big picture, they typically bore me. A Midsummer Dream is no exception and a blind-buy that I deeply regret. I figured that with the fine ingredients, I could not go wrong with this, but it went quite awry. The first few seconds are marvelous! They should set the stage for a wonderful act. I smell moss, greenery, sweet citrus, which gives the impression of softly glowing light. So magical, evocative and fitting of its name. It should be a chypre-lovers' dream! It's also powdery. It has a velvety texture that makes me think there must be some real orris butter in it. In this short-lived early stage, it reminds me of Vol de Nuit. I expected it to go earthier. But all too quickly, it moves into the short heart-phase, which smells like sweet, fruity bubblegum, utterly bizarre, before settling into a long, pitiful drydown of boring vanilla/citrus/vetiver that is not original. I don't get elemi resin nor moss after the first several seconds. No complexity for the few hours it lasts on the skin. The beautiful phase lasts 5 minutes max. Nearly $400 for this [sound of me crying]?! *THIS* is why I don't shell out for Roja. Won't do it again.
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TOPTOP 3 months ago
A very beautiful scent - it's a concert for the nose. Unfortunately, it is very expensive. With this fragrance, you will get a compliment :)
AldestAldest 12 months ago
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On my skin, this is Terre d'Hermès .... not more
BeOrtegaBeOrtega 1 year ago
This is basically Roja Dove - Madison Lite

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