Continuing his on-going collaboration with the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Roja will be giving two fragrance Masterclasses on Tuesday 20th November and Tuesday 4th December, which are both now sold out.
With a waiting list of 3 years to attend, Roja’s Masterclasses are some of the most anticipated events in the artistic calendar.
During the interactive sessions, guests will smell some of the most rare perfumery materials in the world, including Rose de Mai from Grasse, which takes 307,000 roses, picked before dawn, to produce one kilo of oil. It is this oil that Roja uses in his creations, and it is more exquisite than any other.
Whilst tracking the history of fragrance from ancient man to the modern day, Roja will also be unveiling the personal inspirations behind his Roja Parfums creations.
Roja is famed for saying,
“A perfumer is a poet or storyteller, who creates the tangible from the intangible – abstract images that strike at our core. We create products that become part of our clients’ lives and loves – intrinsically interwoven with their memories and those who know them”.
Roja Parfums Scandal Parfum “ensures you are talked about”, but when asked about the inspiration behind this scent, most are never able to guess correctly; the answers are always surprising.
All will be revealed on 20th November and 4th December if you are one of the guests who managed to secure a place in the coming Masterclasses.
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This coming Monday 12th November, Roja will be unveiling the Roja Parfums collections to Sniffapalooza and its members in Lisbon, only available in 5 locations worldwide, including Harrods, London, and brought exclusively to Sniffapalooza members for this one-off event.
Roja has worked with the head chef of the Mundial Hotel to create unique fragrant canapés that use the finest ingredients in the world, just as Roja uses when creating a scent.
Roja commented that, “I devised a menu that should transport you, and take you to a place far away, as my perfumes do. I am very much looking forward to trying the Rose jelly with fresh cheese and cinnamon, and it should be especially interesting to taste along with smelling my Reckless Parfum by Roja Parfums. The olfactive impression should be stunning”.
Created with no compromise, Roja uses only the most rare materials available in his Roja Parfums scents, and Roja will be discussing his process of creativity, allowing guests the one in a lifetime opportunity to smell the most precious perfumery materials imaginable, that only a few people in the world have ever had a chance to experience.
Roja Parfums Candles, voted as the “best scented candles” by Harper’s Bazaar, are now burnt in the world’s most exclusive members’ club, Annabel’s, with the Roja Parfums Neroli Candle embodying the atmosphere of this revered historic London institution.
Of the collaboration, Roja commented,
“One of my favourite things in Annabel’s is the ceiling that reminds me of a star-spangled sky, which immediately transports me to Tunisia, where Neroli grows. So my Neroli scented candle sublimates the effect and transports us to a fantasy destination, far removed from the realities of London”.
The Roja Parfums Dubai Press Launch marked the first time that the UAE press entered the brand new Roja Parfums Boutique in Dubai, the first ever Roja Parfums Boutique in Dubai.
The event was attended by Dubai’s leading consumer and luxury titles, print and broadcast media. More than fifty select journalists arrived for the grand opening of the Boutique, with Roja delivering a passionate introduction to the brand, before cutting the ribbon and officially opening the Boutique.
Roja commented, “I am hugely thankful to all that attended for taking time out of your busy schedules, and am deeply touched by your on-going and overwhelming response to my work”.
This week, Roja Dove officially launched the world’s first ever Roja Parfums Boutique in Paris Gallery at The Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi.
VIP guests of Paris Gallery enjoyed a ‘by invitation only’ evening with Roja. The event was a resounding success with guests staying late into the evening.
This marked a global first – Roja Parfums is now available in the UAE for the first time and exclusively for Paris Gallery.
Of the launch, Roja said,
“I could not be more thrilled and excited, and hope the brand will continue to be as influential in Abu Dhabi, as it has already been around the world. I want to create perfumes that surprise and astonish you, perfumes that encapsulate this exciting time in my life. I hope my new Abu Dhabi Boutique will do the same”.
Roja Parfums is now available at:
Paris Gallery, Marina Mall
Abu Dhabi 55419
United Arab Emirates
For the August issue of New Style magazine, Roja has written a piece about the relaunch of Parfums Salvador Dalí, the artist that inspired the brand, and the luxurious perfumes that lie beneath the stunning bottles.
Roja collaborated with the renowned British couturier, Nicholas Oakwell, by creating a bespoke scent for his Autumn / Winter 2012 show at Claridge’s Hotel Ballroom.
Nicholas’ collection was inspired by the lush decadence of 1970s New York. The scent Roja created for the show was a Chypré: fresh, sweet, sensual & leathery and perfectly complemented the modern and luxurious tailoring, enveloping the room in fragrance. Claridge’s Ballroom was entirely transformed into a sensuous lounge environment, the sultry atmosphere made even more dramatic by Roja’s Vetiver, Labdanum, Tuberose and Cedarwood candles burning whilst the models interacted with the stage sets on the catwalk.
Following a breath-taking and unconventional show, featuring designs of hand-made lace and shaved mink and fox fur, guests were treated to a glass of champagne.
- Daniel Brennan, Arne Maynard, and Roja Dove
Today, Roja attended the Chelsea Flower Show where his friend Arne Maynard, award winning garden designer, again won Gold for his Laurent Perrier Bicentenary garden design. Roja created a special Rose de Mai candle in honour of the event in conjunction with Laurent Perrier and The Dorchester hotel, where it is on sale exclusively. Pictured with Roja and Arne is another good friend of Roja’s, Daniel Brennan, Head of Marketing at Laurent Perrier.
For a 360 degree view of the garden, click here