The Perfume (2018)

The Perfume by Roja Parfums
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The Perfume is a new perfume by Roja Parfums for women and men and was released in 2018. The scent is oriental-fruity. Projection and longevity are above-average.

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Roja Dove

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesLemon, Citron, Bergamot
Heart Notes Heart NotesGeranium, May rose, Orange blossom, Grasse jasmine, Cistus, Peach
Base Notes Base NotesCoriander, Saffron, Patchouli, Oakmoss, Vetiver, Amyris, Sandalwood, Benzoin, Vanilla, Amber, Frankincense, Birch, Labdanum, Castoreum, Musk

Ratings

Scent

8.3 (13 Ratings)

Longevity

8.8 (12 Ratings)

Sillage

8.1 (12 Ratings)

Bottle

8.3 (24 Ratings)
Submitted by ClarasTante, last update on 17.10.2018

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The scent was created for Fortnum & Mason.

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Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 7.0/10 Longevity 8.0/10 Scent 8.5/10
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51 Twist in fruit
Varying a theme is common practice in music or art in general. If you like, pretty much every flanker is also a variation and therefore also a comprehensible step in the sense of creativity. Of course, you don't create something new in its core per se, but you focus on something successful and recognizable and change it - usually discreetly - into a new work. In the best case - and if you have done it well - this can stand for itself as an independent original. Without having to hide his origins.

The same happened with the newest Fortnum & Mason. Roja Dove took his successful Star - 51 pour homme - although unfortunately discontinued - and gave it fruit and some orientalism. I'm a big fan of 51 pour homme fragrances. You have an incredibly stylish aura. They are to the point and yet bring something modern in a neo-classic of fragrance history. The leather caraway-rose combination in the original 51 is definitely something for lovers, but also gives him his DNA. Fine citrus complements everything with a certain transparency and almost mischievous playfulness. Beautiful.

But it is exactly this own, somewhat handy DNA that has perhaps also somewhat hailed him off the broad success. And led to the setting of the Jubilee fragrance, which carried the house number of Roja Headquarters in the 51 Burlington Arcade, London.

For Fortnum & Mason now the leather and caraway have been painted. This also eliminated the more male DNA of the "basic fragrance" and created space for more compatibility with other tastes. Especially the "fruit upgrades" with peach (on an incense basis as carrier) we already know in a similar way from the Gulf-Collection or from the Tutti Fruttis, like Sweetie Aoud. Here the concept worked just as well as with the limited edition "O - The Exclusive Perfume", which could also go back to the 51. (How Kankuro wonderfully worked out.)

Now for the fragrance.

The Mairose succeeds in adding light floral aspects to the citrus already at the beginning, without conjuring up the "oh, another rose" effect. A certain basic sweetness is added very quickly, which is only slightly fruity. This is thankfully due to the non-sacred incense in the fragrance. He takes the (from me feared) jam from the smell. Thanks for that!

The combination of fruit and frankincense also allows the fragrance to play as an Oriental with chypre plants. The latter is definitely something that I just like very much at 51 p.h. EDP.

In the further course the hesperidic notes dim completely away and let dance now slightly sweet-fruity incense on all sorts of benevolent resin and woods. Long time. A very long time.

In my opinion, this consistency is also typical for Roja creations and creates reliability for its wearers. Here the Fortnum & Mason is a twist on a more angular main theme (51), flanked by unisex success guarantors from the quiver of the noble manufactory. For me the fruity note is most comparable with the mood of Britannia or the impression of Sultante of Oman's incense but also with "O" - or the fruity Xerjoffs, like Jebel.

Therefore the fragrance is for me also fruity-gourmandig-oriental and therefore safe to recommend for everyone who likes this fragrance for himself. Without leather Rose Oud, true fans of the 51 pour homme will either find a welcome variation or will simply be disappointed as the original edges have actually been sanded.

Nevertheless, the fragrance fascinates me and is for me a real competitor to buying ambitions from the Gulf Collection or for a day when I would have chosen "O". For me he occupies 3rd place in the round of 51 variations, behind "O - The Exclusive Parfume" and "H- The Exclusive Black Tier".
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