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Neroli (2012)
by Roja Dove


Neroli information

Year of Launch2012
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 14 votes)

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HouseRoja Dove
PerfumerRoja Dove

About Neroli

Neroli is a shared / unisex perfume by Roja Dove. The scent was launched in 2012 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Roja Dove

Neroli fragrance notes

Reviews of Neroli

A feminine-leaning unisex scent from Roja Dove that celebrates the beautiful neroli accord found in many fragrances. (I would highly recommend reading articles on the wonderful world of "citrus aurantium" and its constituent and derivative parts of bitter orange, orange blossom, petitgrain and neroli to discover and better appreciate these ingredients, which are all rather common in the world of fragrances.)

Neroli proper has an intense citrus quality, slightly bitter and with a bright floral touch. Roja Dove chose to focus on this, expertly weaving its high-quality bergamot note with jasmine (which, incidentally, has a similar chemical component that neroli also contains), and dreamy ambergris into a truly special blend. Other elements in Neroli Extrait serve to accentuate the neroli flower experience, which here ends up as sharp and smooth at the same time. The heavy floral quality makes this feel more suited for women, though it can be pulled off by men who can accomodate the feminine vibe this one has.

Sure, I find BIG parallels to classics by other houses like Tom Ford's Neroli Portofino and Creed's Neroli Sauvage. Of course, Roja Dove's Neroli Extrait has its own DNA, reflecting its own heritage of no-holds-barred impeccable ingredients, and it is more laid back than the aforementioned scents. My only concern is that, for an otherwise pricy and bespoke fragrance like this, performance seems limited and below par (regarding longevity). Refresher sprays are compulsory for this otherwise gorgeous, niche extrait-strength offering!
12th January, 2019
Roja Parfums Neroli Extrait is another solid entry in the now-discontinued Extrait line (I've recently tried Bergamot, Amber, and Vetiver, as well), and it does a good job presenting the signature note, including bergamot, orange blossom, and musk. The opening is very bright and the fragrance is overall very smooth, a floral expression of the neroli emphasis otherwise done to exhaustion in other instances, not limited to, but most notably including Muehlens 4711, Mugler Cologne, and Tom Ford Neroli Portofino.

I'm not sure I detect a strong link to Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza, as Essenza embodies more of the traditional cologne smell and Neroli Extrait is more of a purely neroli-intensive smell along the lines of Mugler Cologne and Tom Ford Neroli Portofino.

Overall, I'm better able to enjoy neroli via Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Forte that has neroli mixed in with heavier notes than Neroli Extrait, which mixes the neroli with other comparatively light notes. Still, Neroli Extrait is very agreeable and it's easy to see why it's so lovable. The only main letdown is in the performance, for which it is low on projection and mild on longevity, and one might expect more of an extrait, particularly at the Roja Dove price.

If you love neroli, this merits trying, as this could be your favorite neroli fragrance.

7 out of 10
30th March, 2016
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
The opening blast is absolutely divine: a top-notch neroli, with petitgrain and lemon providing exhilarating freshness, then hints if bergamot are thrown in for good measure. After less than an hour the top notes settle, and although the bergamot with petitgrain remain clearly present, orange blossom with a fairly light violet tend to dominate the drydown; the latter is never deep or dark and does not at all with the initial impression of bright summery freshness.

Later on a pleasant duo of ambergris with a styrax overlay hail the start of the base notes, but, interestingly, now occasional glimpses of the glorious neroli are still transiently evident, like a sweet dream of a triumphant past.

I get soft to moderate sillage, reasonable projection and four hours of longevity on my skin, the last hour very close to my skin. This a a paradigmatic summer fragrance made of beautiful top-quality ingredients, with the unavoidably limited perfomance typic for the types of materials used, especially the citrus and vetiver. 3.75/5
30th December, 2015
Starts off with a wonderful sharp blast of Neroli that unfortunately does not last more than a couple of minutes. As the fragrance develops a violet note starts to become noticeable which unfortunately ruins the scent for me. The thing that really kills this for me more than anything though is the poor sillage and longevity. At £275 for a 50ml bottle there is nothing that really stands out and makes me want to purchase this. Looks like I will be sticking to Neroli Portofino.
25th October, 2014
Strong, sharp and rich floral (neroli) in the opening which mellows out and softens as time goes on. Styrax is a bit intense upon initial application but this fades rather quickly. Quality is unmatched. A beautiful unisex (but slightly leaning toward feminine) fragrance to have in your collection for warmer months. Many people make the reference of Tom Ford Neroli Portofino and I agree except this fragrance is far superior in performance and quality. It is a bit pricy but well worth the money in my opinion as it would outlast a 100ml bottle of Tom Ford N.P.....
08th June, 2014

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