In a street market in the South of France, Master Perfumer Roja Dove came across a journal titled Pierre de Velay. Inside appeared to be many perfume formulas. He researched Pierre de Velay but could not find out anything about these mysterious fragrances so Roja Dove translated the text and realized that amongst the many simple formulas, there were a few that were quite complex and elegant. Mr. Dove experimented and recreated some of them, and with his interpretations of Pierre de Velay they are compositions that are relevant today.
There are three Pierre de Velay fragrances in the line; all are extraits.
#11 Notes: Rose, Jasmine Citruses, Pepper, Pink Pepper Cedarwood, Oakmoss, Patchouli, and Orris.
#23 Notes: Aldehydes, Bergamot, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Rose, Violet; Sandalwood, Vanilla, Civet, Musk, and Leather Notes
#6 Notes: Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Rose, Carnation, Violet, Vanilla, Benzoin, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Civet, Pepper, Tonka Bean Bergamot and Galbanum
Available at The Urban Retreat Beautique
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–Michelyn Camen, Editor in Chief
Editor’s Note: My very first bottle of Roja Dove Parfums, Unspoken, was purchased from the Urban Retreat Beautique, and was the original flacon with a purple label. Roja Dove Parfums are now available at Bergdorf Goodman NYC