November 14, 2017
“The greatest accolade of my working career was when I was invited to number 10 Downing Street, the home of our government, and left having been made a Creative Ambassador for Great Britain. I was, and am, so unbelievably proud as everything I do is based around a fundamental passion and love for perfumery.”-Roja Dove
Roja Dove of Roja Dove Parfums via twitter
I awarded Roja Dove "Best Buzz (our Best of Scent 2013) The British Are Coming", when his uber luxe line Roja Parfums was introduced in the USA. Roja Dove Creation-E Parfum (known as Enigma outside the USA) debuted that year and brought elegance and understated sexiness to luxury perfume. With perfectly blended boozy and tobacco notes, it is one of the best in the range, according to Sr. Contributor Sebastian Jara, who also lauds Creation-E Pour Homme as "one of the finest examples of contemporary perfumery”.
Benedict Cumberbatch was voted Sun's Sexiest Movie Star in 2013 (David Beckham was #2!!!)
I often imagine which of Roja’s fragrances would suit a British Actor or character. I can imagine Benedict Cumberbatch wearing Creation E-Pour Homme Parfum; maybe as Sherlock Holmes (tobacco notes) or of course the name of the scent evokes his portrayal of real-life hero Alan Turing in the 2014 “The Imitation Games". Turing cracked the Nazi “Enigma Code” and helped turned the tide of World War II. If you are new to CaFleureBon, please read Roja Dove’s article on the History of British Perfumery here. –Michelyn Camen, Editor in Chief
Ladies, don’t let the “Pour Homme” chase you away; this can easily be worn by women as well.
Disclosure: Sebastian received a bottle of Creation-E Pour Homme for review, opinions his own.
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Thanks to Europerfumes the US distributor of Roja Parfums have a 50 ml 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 (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 if you have a favorite Benedict Cumberbatch film or television show. Draw closes 11/18/2017. You can follow us @cafleurebon @lookfeelsmellgreat @official_europerfumes and @rojadove on Instagram.