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The Fragrance Foundation honour Roja Dove with the ‘Special Commendation Award’

Master Perfumer Roja Dove is recognised for his contribution to the British fragrance industry.

We’re proud to announce that Roja Dove was honoured at the recent Fragrance Foundation Awards with the ‘Special Commendation Award’ – an accolade which celebrates his services to the British fragrance industry.

“The Fragrance Foundation would like to recognise Roja Dove for his contribution, dedication, and most of all passion for the industry. Through his work with The Fragrance Foundation, Roja has inspired and educated both journalists through his Jasmine training and the fragrance industry through his work with The Fragrance Foundation Academy”.

Linda Key, CEO The Fragrance Foundation

Roja has been on The Fragrance Foundation Awards Committee for 5 years and in 2013 became a Board Director.

“Roja’s style is truly sui generis. His scents have an unfettered emotional intelligence that never fails to intrigue and makes him quite simply, the modern master of chypres”.

Vicci Bentley, Award winning Freelance Beauty Writer

“Roja’s generosity with his time and his expertise has played a significant role in the success of the organisation. The impact he has had has been of huge benefit to all involved with both The Fragrance Foundation and the Awards”.

Duncan Chater, Publisher Men’s Health & Fragrance Foundation Board Director

 

 

 

The Dolder Grand & Centurion

During a delightful stay in Zurich last week, I was honoured to be asked to speak at a Centurion event held at the lavish Dolder Grand Hotel.

The event, held in honour of American Express and Swisscard’s most valuable customers, was a marvel in luxury and fine dinning. The Dolder Grand’s Chef Fine Dining, Heiko Nieder, put together a stunning 8 course menu, picking every ingredient with great detail for perfect symmetry with my fragrances. The German Chef has headed up the restaurant since 2008, which has been awarded 18 GaultMillau points and two Michelin Stars during his reign.

It was an event of true sensuality and luxury, and a pleasure to have been a part of.

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The Museum of London Sensory Workshop

I was honoured to be asked to return to the Museum of London to give a second workshop, to a charming audience of Fragrance enthusiasts, as part of my involvement with The Cheapside Hoard: London’s Lost Jewels Exhibition that is currently being held at the Museum.

The Cheapside Hoard is a major exhibition for the Museum of London, unveiling its secrets and extraordinary, and priceless, treasure of the late 16th and early 17th Century jewels and gemstones. Buried in a cellar in Cheapside in the City of London, the hoard was discovered in 1912 and has been brought back to life with the help of new research and state-of-the-art technology.

The exhibition boasts a wealth of insights the Hoard has to offer on Elizabethan and Jacobean London – including a gold, enamel, diamond and opal-set scent bottle. I was elated that the museum asked me to create a fragrance that would translate that of the original 17th Century fragrance that would have once been contained within it.

With great success from the first workshop I gave, I was delighted to be invited back for round two of the sensory journey through fragrance that I so love to give. The workshop allowed me to talk this small group of fragrance admirers through the creation of the scent, and give insight into the fragrance of London during that time.

The Cheapside Hoard; London’s Lost Jewels is open at The Museum of London until the 27th April 2014.

Succumb To Your Desires

Yesterday, Roja Dove launched his latest Roja Parfums creation – Fetish Parfum – at the Beaufort Bar in the Savoy Hotel, London.

The launch was a huge success, and was attended by the most senior beauty editors and journalists in Britain.

Fetish Parfum is a Chypré – warm, dry, spicy, leathery, & very sensual. The smoky, sensual, leathery-note of Castoreum permeates the blend of Oakmoss, Patchouli, and Vetiver, which is underscored by Musk, warmed by Cinnamon, Clove, Cedarwood, and Cedar Needles – the whole freshened by touches of Bergamot, Petitgrain, and Galbanum with a heady blend of Jasmine, Tuberose, Ylang Ylang, and Rose at its heart.

“My newest perfume, Fetish Parfum, is for a woman who is self confident and uncompromising in her approach to life and all she wants in it”. ROJA DOVE

Roja’s jacket for the launch was especially made for him by Stephen Williams of Bespoke HQ. Stephen’s tailoring is genius, and this jacket is one of the finest pieces of clothing that Roja has ever worn – its cut, cloth and colour are perfect for Roja.

Beware of Fetish Parfum

This Thursday 13th December, Roja will be launching his latest Roja Parfums creation to the press – Fetish Parfum – and revealing what it is that makes you “Succumb To Your Desires” every time you smell it.

In anticipation, Roja commented,

“Nothing is darker than leather in all its guises. I urge you to beware, as once you have entered there is no escape. I have created a perfume that, once under its spell, there is no return. See for yourselves if you can escape its magic”.

Fetish Parfum will be made available for sale from February 2013 in the Harrods Black Hall (London), the Roja Dove Haute Parfumerie in Harrods and at the Lausanne Palace, the Roja Parfums Boutiques in Moscow, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and from the Roja Parfums website (www.rojaparfums.com)

Vogue’s Online Fashion Week

For Vogue’s Online Fashion Week, Roja was interviewed by Harrods to discuss the secrets of applying scent properly, and how the right fragrance can unlock emotions that recall the most powerful loves, creating memories in the process, and even sometimes scandals.

http://www.harrods.com/online-fashion-week?icid=HP-WW-Box2-OFW-031212

 

UAE Perfumery Training Day

Roja was delighted to begin the launch week of Roja Parfums in the UAE, exclusively for Paris Gallery, with a personal training session for all the Paris Gallery team, and Roja Parfums representatives.

Roja discussed the construction, facets and families of fragrance before recounting the inspiration of the brand, and each Roja Parfums scent, revealing anecdotes about the industry that only he knows.

Roja is immensely proud of the team and truly feels that each member now embodies the ethos of Roja Parfums – “it has to be the best”.

Roja Parfums Boutique launch in Abu Dhabi

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

www.rojaparfums.com

 

Mosimann’s Fragrance Luncheon

Last week, Roja led a very special event at Mosimann’s
dining club in Knightsbridge in which he created an innovative menu alongside
Marc Mosimann, and gave guests the chance to smell oils that related to the
ingredients in their exquisite food. Each dish explored a different fragrance
family and provided a truly unique sensory experience.

Roja also conducted a master class on scent, with guests, which
included Prince Mohsin Ali Khan, able to track the social development of
fragrance by smelling the great classics of the industry, along with Roja
Parfums creations.

Roja Dove for Prime Minister!

Last night, Roja was invited to attend a prestigious event at No 10 Downing Street. “Roja for Prime Minister” was called out by many on the night more than once, and what a fabulous one he would be! It is a historic building, and Roja was honoured to attend, along with many distinguished friends from the creative industries.