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    Default Roja Parfums What can I try ?

    Hey Guys !

    I am visiting a fragrance shop which exclusively stocks Roja Parfums Fragrances, what is it that I can sniff ? Which has a massive projection ? One name that I have learnt Musk Oud. Any more names that ya'all can suggest ?

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    Default Re: Roja Parfums What can I try ?

    I've tried Danger, Enigma, Fetish and Reckless. Out of these Fetish is the best (though Enigma is nice, too).

    I'd definitely suggest Diaghilev (even though I haven't tried it).

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    Default Re: Roja Parfums What can I try ?

    Another for Diaghilev.
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    Fetish is a nice leather.

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    Vetiver in Extrait Form is great

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    Default Re: Roja Parfums What can I try ?

    Quote Originally Posted by augustya View Post
    Hey Guys !

    I am visiting a fragrance shop which exclusively stocks Roja Parfums Fragrances, what is it that I can sniff ? Which has a massive projection ? One name that I have learnt Musk Oud. Any more names that ya'all can suggest ?
    The fragrance shop only stocks Roja?

    I would sniff them all.
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    Roja Dove is one of the only established houses that I have never sampled from. Have a small decent of Enigma on the way. Should be with me by tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Man Of The World View Post
    Roja Dove is one of the only established houses that I have never sampled from. Have a small decent of Enigma on the way. Should be with me by tomorrow.
    I haven't tried many, myself, but think Enigma would be probably their most mainstream release.
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    Default Re: Roja Parfums What can I try ?

    Enigma is one of my favorites for sure, but another virgin nose vote for Diaghilev. Elysium is nice too, but I had to grow to like it.
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    But from what I have read and heard is none of them is beast mode ? isn't it ? They are mostly skin scents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bark View Post
    I haven't tried many, myself, but think Enigma would be probably their most mainstream release.
    So I've heard. I highly doubt that I will buy a bottle as I point blankly refuse to part with that kind of cash for a bottle of perfume but will be fun to test it out.
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    Off the top of my head, Diaghilev. A modern “vintage”, a well-constructed work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Another for Diaghilev.
    And another.

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    don't miss out on:

    Amber Aoud
    Diaghilev
    Enigma
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    I've sampled a lot from Roja and still working my way through, own some. Roja's creations are not loud or obnoxious, most project well and then envelop you in a nice scent bubble which is exactly what I look for. Amber Aoud and Risqué really jump off my skin for 2 or 3 hours though.



    Absolute must try's are:

    Amber Aoud
    Enigma
    Risqué if available
    H Black Tier if available
    Currently wearing: Nüwa (new) by Roja Dove

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man Of The World View Post
    So I've heard. I highly doubt that I will buy a bottle as I point blankly refuse to part with that kind of cash for a bottle of perfume but will be fun to test it out.
    I was actually thinking of Elysium when I responded, lol - but that being said, Enigma is as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bklow View Post
    The fragrance shop only stocks Roja?

    I would sniff them all.
    This! You never know which one you will like.

    Quote Originally Posted by augustya View Post
    But from what I have read and heard is none of them is beast mode ? isn't it ? They are mostly skin scents.
    While they are not really "beastmode" they are also not skin scents. Its more like a small bubble around you that someone can perceive if they come close enough. Some like Diaghilev, Nuwa, Brittania, Fetish are pretty loud (IMO) for a while after initial application

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    Danger is good.
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    i've tried danger, scandal, fetish, enigma, vetiver, reckless, aoud, amber aoud, bahrain, qatar, saudi arabia, uae, kuwait, diaghilev, and nuwa.

    of those the "must tries" I would say are

    aoud
    amber aoud
    vetiver
    bahrain
    saudi arabia
    kuwait

    if your nose isn't burnt out after those then i'd go into the more polarizing stuff

    enigma
    diaghilev
    scandal
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    Quote Originally Posted by augustya View Post
    But from what I have read and heard is none of them is beast mode ? isn't it ? They are mostly skin scents.
    If you're truly going after "beast mode", why not go towards Montale instead? Many of the Roja Dove offerings do project, but not like Montale Black Aoud or Mancera Red Tobacco.

    Scents like Danger, Scandal and Diaghilev are great, project, but there's more beastly scents (in terms of projection) out there.
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    Default Re: Roja Parfums What can I try ?

    Quote Originally Posted by bklow View Post
    The fragrance shop only stocks Roja?

    I would sniff them all.
    This... Exactly. Sniff them all. Otherwise, anything I recommend would not be based on your tastes, as I didn't see criteria listed. I apologize if I missed it. Even so, sniff them all and enjoy. It will be a good experience and give you a reference for things you may have read and may read in the future. Have a great time!

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    Sniff as many as you can, but be aware that a lot of Roja's fragrances need to be experienced all the way through their evolution on skin. You won't get the full picture just from sniffing paper strips in the store. Since you mentioned Musk Aoud, I will use that as an example. The opening is bracing to me, and is a tad bit off-putting, but once it settles down, it is divine. The musk in the drydown is the best in the business IMO.
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    Default Re: Roja Parfums What can I try ?

    Agree with what has been suggested already in regards to needing to try the scent from start to end - on skin - to experience the full evolution of each fragrance.


    Sample and try only if you are prepared for high quality in your fragrance collection.

    12 months ago, i wasnt ready for Roja..

    It takes time to get to that level and when you do, its very hard to come back.

    Be ready to part with some serious $$ (i sold half my collection off this past year just to build up 5 Rojas )

    And all the ones i have are all worth it.

    I may add, Roja has been the only house that has made me buy on 1st sniff (sometimes blind! ) and have loved every bit of it
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    Agree with the previous post. To add to it I will say I would not have appreciated Roja the way I do now if I smelled them earlier in my fragrance journey. The nose learns.

    I would add Nuwa to my earlier must try's. Nuwa is so far out of my style but it just struck a chord that resonated and led to a purchase
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    Quote Originally Posted by MELVCMS01 View Post
    Sample and try only if you are prepared for high quality in your fragrance collection.

    It takes time to get to that level and when you do, its very hard to come back.
    ^^^ this x1,000

    ROJA really does ruin you for virtually any other fragrance house. after investing in a wide array of ROJA’s, i eventually sold off almost everything else i used to own (Creed, Amouage, SL, Tom Ford, Xerjoff, etc) because i literally didn’t even look at them anymore. no regrets, so happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerbick View Post
    If you're truly going after "beast mode", why not go towards Montale instead? Many of the Roja Dove offerings do project, but not like Montale Black Aoud or Mancera Red Tobacco.
    I absolutely respect your decision and actually want to do that. I am seriously thinking about trying a sample discovery kit from Montale before I buy the full bottle, but my problem is which one's do I sample from Montale as a lot of them are Rose-Oud combo which I am tired of smelling. I want something different and western smelling than a typical middle eastern smelling scent which Montale specialises in !!




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