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Maja (1921)
by Myrurgia


Maja information

Year of Launch1921
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 45 votes)

People and companies

Parent CompanyPuig Beauty & Fashion Group > Puig Fragrance & Personal Care
Parent Company at launchMyrurgia

About Maja

Maja is a feminine perfume by Myrurgia. The scent was launched in 1921

Maja fragrance notes

Reviews of Maja

I am reviewing a vintage cologne mini. I am at first struck by the balance and blending. Expecting something more raw and in your face, I instead inhale a lovely soft floral bouquet, which at the same time is spicy without being pungent or sharp. Top: Bergamot, Geranium, Carnation, Rosemary; Middle: Neroli, Nutmeg, Jasmine, Lavender, Clove, Rose.

The base notes of which there are nine are most impressively blended for the dry down: Base: Patchouli, Cypress, Vetiver.

It's very much of its period (1921) - beware the reformulations from 1960 onwards. Soft and feminine, but at the same time sultry and spicy.

Myrurgia was the Barcelona-based equivalent of Guerlain in Spain, its first and some say still its best fragrance house.

Maja is a lovely scent, quite unisex and appropriate for all occasions.

Second Edit - Upon more exposure to this, I am reminded very much of Lanvin's Mon Peche (My Sin), which followed three years later.
07th August, 2017 (last edited: 18th August, 2017)
I have been wearing this scent since the early 1980's. It has changed. It is still a great go-to fragrance.

It used to be spicier, more tart. Carnation, cloves, rose, geranium, and lavender do make a compelling combination. Throw in some citrus and you have a traditional oriental with old-fashioned flair. Maja is a perfect casual scent that is perfect for spring, summer, or autumn.

If you can find the eau de parfum or pure perfume, jump on it. These formulas project more strongly. I currently only have the e.d.t.
30th May, 2017
I am such a lucky lady.

I started reviewing my perfume collection & thinking about Basenotes the day I found a lovely vintage box with 2 soaps & unopened Maja scent FROM SPAIN at my favorite thrift store.

I have to admit that I was so sensuously greedy I opened the bottle to wear it. You only live once, you know. (I had had a Maja mini long ago).

The scent is frisky & spicy...oranges, roses, Mediterranean sunshine, or like a wonderful pomander, in the middle of winter.

06th July, 2012
I used to wear this fragrance many years ago and I loved it. I forgot about it for a while and happened upon the new 'improved' version - vile. The old fragrance was the same as the soap and totally unlike the current version. I'd prefer that they actually discontinue a fragrance rather than butcher it the way they have.
10th August, 2011
I have loved the soap for years. But when I tried the EdT I was somewhat disappointed, it just doesn't have the zing of the soap scent. Too bad!
14th May, 2011
I remeber 13 or 14 years ago i'v recieved a colonge splash version of this perfume. and i remeber it was more
spicer Stronger with more Incense and more Peppery and i fell in love with
the scent and i coudent wait to get it
again when i finished the splash.
and now i got a mini size of the perfume
i was so Dissapointed they changed to formula they made it watery Mens aftershave. i coudent belive it.
what happed to the Maja! they made it tame! I want to Fire back To the Maja
The old Formula Add more Cinnamon
Civet Leather Incense Benzion.

12th February, 2011

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