British Master Perfumer Roja Dove is one of the world's most respected perfumers, whose experience, passion and creative flair are embodied in every one of his creations. Be it one of his revered bespoke perfumes, or the award-winning Roja Parfums, each creation is the result of Roja's fundamental belief that, "only the best will do".
A world renowned authority, philanthropist and collaborative innovator, Roja transforms sensory experience. Rolls Royce, Laurent-Perrier and the Victoria & Albert Museum - where his talks literally sell-out overnight - are just some of the prestigious global names that have turned to Roja for his individual style and personal touch. Sought-after by journalists all over the world, Roja is regarded as one of the most complete and provocative voices on perfumery, delivering the secrets of scent and the risqué anecdotes that only he knows, in his inimitable way.
The international success of Roja Parfums, combined with Roja's relentless drive for originality and perfection in perfumery, led to him being honoured as an Ambassador for the GREAT Britain Campaign in 2013 - one of the proudest moments of Roja's life. London's first Roja Parfums boutique opened in 2015 in The Burlington Arcade - the next chapter in the story of this iconic Great British brand.
Personality & Scent
Our responses to fragrances are learnt. The bulk of them being established by the time we are in our early teens – this time is known as out formulative years. So there is a direct corroboration between the type of scent we like, our personality, and what message it transmits about us. Don’t forget – we don’t smell with our noses, we smell directly with the most primitive part of our brain.
Discover your scent identity:
Dreamy and Romantic
You have a carefree disposition and you tend to be uncomplicated. You are happy-go-lucky and tend to be a little like a flower yourself. Go for a floral perfume.
You love anything sweet and cuddly – think goose–feather duvets and cashmere sweaters. You’ll feel sexiest in delicate, flowery scents like violet, lilac, honeysuckle, freesia and rose, blended with ingredients that smell smooth – almost creamy – like gardenia, musk and stargazer lily.
You have to be noticed and you want your perfume to linger in a room long after you have left it. You are the centre of attention – the seductress – and an oriental perfume is essential to your arsenal.
You wear your, sensuality with utter confidence (low necklines? Sex-kitten Jimmy Choos? No problem!), and you’ll feel most alluring in exotic or spicy smells like blood orange, magnolia, cassia, patchouli, ylang-ylang, vanilla, amber, tobacco, cinnamon, clove, balsam and even black pepper.
A true sophisticate
You are uncompromising with a strong personality. You can’t abide showiness. Instead you prefer an understated style with classic tailoring. You are more likely to wear one piece of jewellery than five. Go for a Chypré perfume.
Classy and refined, your sensual style is perfectly understated. You probably even look pulled together at the gym. Fragrances that suit your sex appeal are complex but never overpowering; they mix together classic smells like bergamot (think Earl Grey tea) and violet leaf with jasmine, tuberose, bourbon, cedarwood and sandalwood.
ANOTHER GREAT TIP: FIND OUT THEIR FAVOURITE SEASON… CHOOSE THE FAMILY
Do they prefer spring freshness? Go for a fresh floral.
Hot and heady summers? Go for a sensual floral.
Warm, outdoor autumns? Go for a chypre.
Warm, spicy winter scents? Go for an oriental.
Here's a rundown of the fragance recommendations by the Fragrance Foundation to suit each of Roja Dove's fragrance personlaities.