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    Question Your Favourite Perfumes From Roja Dove ?

    Firstly, I am shocked at how many fragrances he/his house has produced until now !

    A while ago I was gifted 3 small flacons of Enslaved, Scandal,(womens) and Unspoken. I wore them on a recent holiday in Greece and was really impressed.
    They all have that special old-school, rich extrait/narcotic vibe about them.
    I want to explore more from his line-up so I'm hoping you can enlighten me.

    Also, I did meet Roja way back in the 80's when he was working on the Guerlain counter in Harrods and he made a point of taking me over to the Caron counter, (lol!) to try Tabac Blond which he told me was his all time favourite perfume. So I'm hoping he might have created something from his range that resembles the original formula Tabac Blond ???

    Thanks for any advice.
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    Default Re: Your Favourite Perfumes From Roja Dove ?

    Enigma is my favorite, but will be completely different from the three you've tried. Enigma is boozy tobacco with vanilla in the base. A warm, rich fragrance.

    I just ordered Danger myself, which may be closer to those ones you mentioned.

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    I like Scandal (have only used vintage version) & Danger.


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    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    Firstly, I am shocked at how many fragrances he/his house has produced until now !

    A while ago I was gifted 3 small flacons of Enslaved, Scandal,(womens) and Unspoken. I wore them on a recent holiday in Greece and was really impressed.
    They all have that special old-school, rich extrait/narcotic vibe about them.
    I want to explore more from his line-up so I'm hoping you can enlighten me.

    Also, I did meet Roja way back in the 80's when he was working on the Guerlain counter in Harrods and he made a point of taking me over to the Caron counter, (lol!) to try Tabac Blond which he told me was his all time favourite perfume. So I'm hoping he might have created something from his range that resembles the original formula Tabac Blond ???

    Thanks for any advice.
    I think those were the three he started off with. I met him at Harrods also on that (then) small outlet on the sixth floor -- I thought he was an SA who knew a lot about RJ fragrances

    Quote Originally Posted by deltasun View Post
    Enigma is my favorite, but will be completely different from the three you've tried. Enigma is boozy tobacco with vanilla in the base. A warm, rich fragrance.

    I just ordered Danger myself, which may be closer to those ones you mentioned.
    Those 2 are my favourites also

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    Default Re: Your Favourite Perfumes From Roja Dove ?

    Quote Originally Posted by deltasun View Post
    Enigma is my favorite, but will be completely different from the three you've tried. Enigma is boozy tobacco with vanilla in the base. A warm, rich fragrance.

    I just ordered Danger myself, which may be closer to those ones you mentioned.
    Thanks for your post. Actually, Enigma could be just my cup of tea because I am a big fan of Tabacco Vanille from Tom Ford !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    Those 2 are my favourites also
    Awesome! Hey, do you ever get the same vibe as Guerlain's Heritage when wearing Danger? It might be the lavender that's giving me the association.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    Thanks for your post. Actually, Enigma could be just my cup of tea because I am a big fan of Tabacco Vanille from Tom Ford !
    The cognac note takes it a few notches above TV, in my opinion, so definitely try it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deltasun View Post
    The cognac note takes it a few notches above TV, in my opinion, so definitely try it!
    Thanks, I definitely will. I love the cognac note in Sables from Annick Goutal, so it does sound as if it has all the notes I love together.

    A basenotes reviewer of Enigma compares it to LADDM. Does anyone know which fragrance he is referring to ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by deltasun View Post
    Awesome! Hey, do you ever get the same vibe as Guerlain's Heritage when wearing Danger? It might be the lavender that's giving me the association.
    These two smell very similar to me. Enigma is definitely a great one, but there are so many great ones from the house. Amber Aoud is worth trying for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    Thanks, I definitely will. I love the cognac note in Sables from Annick Goutal, so it does sound as if it has all the notes I love together.

    A basenotes reviewer of Enigma compares it to LADDM. Does anyone know which fragrance he is referring to ?


    I don't know if I get much similarities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdp191 View Post
    These two smell very similar to me. Enigma is definitely a great one, but there are so many great ones from the house. Amber Aoud is worth trying for sure.
    I have a sample of Amber Aoud, but will have to spend more time with it.

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    Thanks for explaining LADDM deltasun.
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    Diaghilev, Amber Aoud and Enigma are my favorites from this house.

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    Default Re: Your Favourite Perfumes From Roja Dove ?

    I am a huge fan of:
    Diaghilev
    Enigma
    Danger
    Vetiver Extrait
    Sweetie Aoud
    Current Favorites:
    Roja Parfums Sweetie Aoud
    Creed Viking
    Louis Vuitton Ombre Nomade
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    MFK Oud Satin Mood Extrait
    Currently wearing: Diaghilev by Roja Dove

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    Default Re: Your Favourite Perfumes From Roja Dove ?

    To many to mention But my top choices
    Enigma
    Great Britain
    Danger
    UAE
    Kuwait
    Sultinate of Oman
    Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Diaghiiev
    London
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    Reckless Parfum Pour Homme
    Scent is an exercise in patience and imagination.

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    Of the ones ive tried, Amber Aoud and Enigma are my favs. I liked Amber quite a bit too, but that might be harder to find as i think it is discontinued.
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    Default Re: Your Favourite Perfumes From Roja Dove ?

    I have enjoyed all I've tried but especially enjoyed Diaghilev
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    Quote Originally Posted by deltasun View Post
    Awesome! Hey, do you ever get the same vibe as Guerlain's Heritage when wearing Danger? It might be the lavender that's giving me the association.
    Yes, I do -- but RJ is a bit of a magpie. Enslaved is almost identical to Habanita EDP imo.

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    Default Re: Your Favourite Perfumes From Roja Dove ?

    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    Firstly, I am shocked at how many fragrances he/his house has produced until now !

    A while ago I was gifted 3 small flacons of Enslaved, Scandal,(womens) and Unspoken. I wore them on a recent holiday in Greece and was really impressed.
    They all have that special old-school, rich extrait/narcotic vibe about them.
    I want to explore more from his line-up so I'm hoping you can enlighten me.

    Also, I did meet Roja way back in the 80's when he was working on the Guerlain counter in Harrods and he made a point of taking me over to the Caron counter, (lol!) to try Tabac Blond which he told me was his all time favourite perfume. So I'm hoping he might have created something from his range that resembles the original formula Tabac Blond ???

    Thanks for any advice.
    I haven't tried Unspoken, but Scandal and Enslaved are two of the ones I like. There are a bunch from the house I don't like as much. I like the women's stuff I've tried from Roja Dove more than the men's stuff. The men's vetiver is good.

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    Roja is my favorite house, they wear extremely well on me, they behave and performance on most is spectacular. I have tried nearly everything (mens) from the house minus a handful of the Parfum Royale's and PdV's. Some of the must try's are:

    Parfum de la Nuit 3
    Reckless
    Creation E
    Great Britain
    Oligarch
    (New) Harrods Aoud
    H The Exclusive Black Tier
    Amber Aoud
    Pierre de Velay 1

    Don't get too hung up on retail prices, they can be found for far less you just have to know where to look. Only the exclusives you have to pay retail like PdV

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    I’m surprised there are more Creation E lovers as it seems to be a very much loved and talked about tobacco/boozy scent from the reviews I see

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    Enigma, Elysium Parfum

    heard good things about Amber Aoud so that would be the next to sample.

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    I really enjoy Madison Homme, oligarch and creation R
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    Quote Originally Posted by DEdestroyer77 View Post
    Roja is my favorite house, they wear extremely well on me, they behave and performance on most is spectacular. I have tried nearly everything (mens) from the house minus a handful of the Parfum Royale's and PdV's. Some of the must try's are:

    Parfum de la Nuit 3
    Reckless
    Creation E
    Great Britain
    Oligarch
    (New) Harrods Aoud
    H The Exclusive Black Tier
    Amber Aoud
    Pierre de Velay 1

    Don't get too hung up on retail prices, they can be found for far less you just have to know where to look. Only the exclusives you have to pay retail like PdV
    I always hear good things about Great Britain, so have to get my nose on that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deltasun View Post
    I always hear good things about Great Britain, so have to get my nose on that one.
    Roja somehow took two things I really dislike, florals and leather, and made a fragrance I love. Great Britain is without a boubt the longest lasting scent I've ever used and it's not even close. It's an all day affair without 'trying' to catch a whiff 12 hours later

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    It would be easier to discuss the scents I don’t like, and even then those very scents are loved by others. The Roja line is an incredible body of work.
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    1. Sultanate of Oman
    2. A Midsummer Dream
    3. Madison Pour Homme

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickZee View Post
    It would be easier to discuss the scents I don’t like, and even then those very scents are loved by others. The Roja line is an incredible body of work.
    This.

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    I love most of them, but the two standouts of many great releases are Risqué (pour Femme) and Diaghilev.
    Current Top Ten:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
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    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    6) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    7) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    7) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    7) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    7) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
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