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Roja Dove launches Fortnum & Mason exclusive, and relaunches book

10th September, 2014

Dove's The Essence of Perfume book has been relaunched. (our review of the 2008 version is here) He says:Writing this book has been one of the most intense experiences of my life – it is an account of my personal outlook and experience of the fragrance industry, and the knowledge of perfumery that I have gained over my career.The new vers…

'H - The Exclusive Aoud' is Harrods Exclusive fragrance from Roja Dove

27th February, 2014

Roja Dove has launched 'H - The Exclusive Aoud', which he says has been created to "celebrate a decade of collaboration between myself and Harrods, a store I refer to as the ‘Spiritual Home’ of my Perfume Brand"Dove says:I loved creating ‘H’ – The Exclusive Aoud- for Harrods. I have blended some of the rarest, richest and most exotic mate…

Perfumer Roja Dove Creates New Perfume In Honour of The Cheapside Hoard

by Lila Das Gupta, 30th October, 2013

London-based perfumer Roja Dove has designed a perfume to coincide with the opening of a new exhibition at the Museum of London entitled ‘The Cheapside Hoard’.The Hoard is a stash of Tudor jewellery uncovered by workman while digging foundations in 1912, in an area of the City of London known as Cheapside. The collection, which has neve…


Harrods' "Fragrance Explosion" to start later this week

19th August, 2013

Harrods has announced a late summer programme of olfactory events entitled "Meet the Perfumers". The in-store talks, masterclasses and one to one consultations will take place from Thursday 22nd August to Thursday 19th September. The series includes highlights such as "The Art of British Perfumery", a masterclass with Floris perfumer Sh…

UK FiFi Award winners 2013

17th May, 2013

The UK FiFi Awards were held last night in London. The event was held at The Brewery and was hosted by Natasha Kaplinsky. The winners were as follows: Best New Female Print Advertisement Jaipur Bracelet - BoucheronBest New Male Print Advertisement Kokorico – Jean Paul GaultierBest New Female Fragrance Commercial La Petite Robe Noire - Gue…

Roja Parfums Risqué foray into the world of burlesque

17th April, 2012

Last week Roja Dove unveiled his latest fragrance: Risqué, which was introduced to the world during a sizzling show by burlesque star Miss Polly Rae, during which the singer/dancer smouldered through two numbers before performing an infamous feather dance. The dark, intimate, underground den of Madam Jojo's in London's Soho, was chosen by…

Roja Dove talks to Basenotes about the Harrods' Perfume Diaries Exhibition, Diaghilev, and that scent he made for The Sun

by Persolaise, 29th September, 2010

As for the V&A, that was a lovely thing to be involved with. Two years ago I gave a talk at the Victoria & Albert Museum for their exhibition, 'Couture: The Golden Decade 1947-57'. They asked if I'd give a lecture on perfumery from this period. It was very well-received, so they asked if I would come back. Meanwhile, I was introduced to t…

Harrods Perfume Diaries : An evening of British Perfumery

by Kim Deadman, 27th September, 2010

Last week as part of their excellent Perfume Diaries exhibition Harrods hosted an evening of British Perfumery, presented by Roja Dove. Dove began by calling The Perfume Diaries the most important exhibition about perfume in the world. He explained that in his opinion British perfumery had as long and as important a history as French perf…