Tag Archives: Roja Dove

Perfume And Fashion – My Daily Uniform

Thomas, the Candy Perfume Boy suggested the theme for this blogging project: Fashion and Perfume. What an interesting theme, I thought then, but soon realized that I knew way too little about fashion to attempt matching a particular style to a … Continue reading

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Beauty Out In The Open – My Hermès Scarf Collection

Our series of hidden beauty (here) takes a break today, to give way to a kind of beauty that is right out there in the open, that is an end in itself, that has no other goal than to be … Continue reading

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A Perfumed Christmas Carol – The Ghosts Of Christmas Past, Christmas Present And Christmas Yet To Come

I just watched Charles Dicken’s classic tale of transformation in the form my children prefer it – A Muppet’s Christmas Carol. And while Miss Piggy and Co. are doubtlessly entertaining, I still prefer the original text with its acerbic wit … Continue reading

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Roja Dove – An Extraordinary Englishman Part II

Here is Part II of my interview with Roja Dove at the Haute Parfumerie in Harrod’s in London. Read Part I here. How did you come up with the names of your perfumes, what do they signify for you? Danger, … Continue reading

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Roja Dove – An Extraordinary Englishman Part I

It is easy to fall under the charming spell of Roja Dove. Britain’s most prominent perfumer, Roja is on his way to being a legend. The most-quoted perfumer and perfume historian of our time, he lives and breathes his passion … Continue reading

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A Short Break From Daily Drudgery – Olfactoria Is Off To London!

I’m flying to my favorite city on earth today, the hopefully not too rainy London. Of course I’m going there not just for fun and games, but to bring you a taste of London’s finest in perfumery. I have an … Continue reading

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Oh Happy Day! – Review: Roja Parfums Scandal Eau de Parfum

A perfume called Scandal, a big white floral – that does sound like everything I don’t want. Loud, in your face, scandalous, I can’t help but associate these thoughts with Scandal. But on the other hand, I know Roja Dove’s … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Is Your Favorite White Floral?

Do you like white floral perfumes? Do you prefer jasmine, tuberose or gardenia, ylang-ylang, orange blossom or muguet? What white floral is a must try in your opinion? Which house does them best? What is your absolute favorite in this … Continue reading

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Subliminal Influence – Review: Roja Parfums Danger Eau de Parfum

Danger – is this a dangerous perfume, you ask? It is. Unfortunately not in smell, it is actually a cosy and comforting, soft, if tenacious, powdery floral-oriental that is a safe as they come. The danger her lies in the … Continue reading

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Stunning – Review: Roja Parfums Unspoken Extrait de Parfum

Unspoken was part of the triology of scents Roja Dove launched in 2007. A floral (Scandal), an oriental (Enslaved) and a chypre (Unspoken). There are more perfumes in the line by now (Aoud, Diaghilev, Danger, Innuendo, Reckless, Dazed and Confused. Okay those last … Continue reading

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