February 28, 2017
Creative Ambassador for Great Britain (Courtesy of Roja Dove)
“Personally, given our rich scented heritage, I think it’s incredibly exciting to see how British perfumes are emerging once again from our green and pleasant lands, becoming the deserved focus of global attention once again which I of course play my own part in. Having worked to create the world’s first Haute Parfumerie in Harrods, which has started a global trend, and having made bespoke perfumes for years, I launched Roja Parfums on July 2nd 2011. Many people make comment and opine about it – generally very kindly – but I have never spoken openly about my decision to launch a commercial brand. My mother once said how sad she was that with this generation of the family, the family name dies out. My parents both died, her words haunted me. I know I will never have children so I thought the way I can try to do something to potentially ensure the family name doesn’t die out is by creating commercially available scents. Every creation and everything about it is extremely personal“.-Roja Dove, Master Perfumer (excerpted from his article for CaFleureBon “The History of British Perfumery”)
Roja Dove, Master Perfumer (courtesy of Roja Dove)
Roja Dove needs no introduction, as he is one of the most famous names in fragrance, with a global cult following. He is a British Master perfumer, best-selling author, the Creative Ambassador for Great Britian and his eponymous luxury brand is well-known all over the world. Roja Dove spends a lot of time in the Middle East and thus his AOUD series of fragrances is a great example of the aesthetic,”East meets West”. He is known for using the most costly and finest of ingredients…from rose de mai to ambergris. Roja Dove writes of Amber AOUD, “Many of the Gum Resins which have been used in perfumery for millennia originate from the Middle East. I took these materials and blended them with the exotic note of Aoud to create a scent which is both soft and sensual.” – Roja Dove.
If you want to know what “classy” smells like … this is it. Amber Aoud is one of the most complex and sumptuous rose/oud fragrances I have experienced –Michelyn Camen, Editor-In-Chief
Thanks to Europerfumes the US distributor of Roja Parfums we have a 30ml bottle Extrait de Parfum of Amber Aoud for a registered CafleureBon reader and Looking Feeling Smelling Great subscriber in the USA (if you are not sure if you are registered click here as you must register on our site or your entry will be invalid). To be eligible please leave a comment ON THIS SITE with what you enjoyed about Sebastian’s YouTube review, if you have a favorite Roja Parfums and why you would like to win. Draw closes3/4/ 2017. You can follow us @cafleurebon @lookfeelsmellgreat on Instagram.
You can purchase Amber Aoud in the USA at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Luckyscent, Parfumerie Nasreen and OsswaldNYC
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