Perfume Review: Elysium by Roja Parfums

Roja Parfums, founded by the legendary perfumer Roja Dove, is synonymous with luxury, elegance, and sophistication. Renowned for crafting extraordinary and exclusive scents, Roja Dove’s started when he launched Roja Parfums while working at Harrods in London. His creations showcase meticulous attention to detail, an exquisite blend of the finest ingredients, and a passion for perfection. He claims to use jasmine and rose extracts from Grasse, the old perfume capital in the south of France. This is to be doubted, though.

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Launched in 2017, “Elysium” quickly became one of Roja Parfums’ most iconic and sought-after fragrances. It was the first fragrance with a normal luxury price tag. The previous creations of Roja had all been above the normal price of luxury fragrances. The name “Elysium” itself draws inspiration from Greek mythology, referring to the blissful and tranquil abode of the blessed afterlife. With this perfume, Roja Dove aimed to capture the essence of paradise, creating a scent that embodies luxury, beauty, and eternal joy.

Elysium opens with a burst of fresh, citrusy notes that immediately awaken the senses. The zesty blend of Bergamot, Lemon, and Grapefruit creates an invigorating and uplifting experience, reminiscent of a sunlit morning in an exotic paradise. This dazzling opening sets the stage for the grandeur that follows.

As the fragrance settles, the heart notes gracefully emerge, introducing floral nuances to the composition. Delicate and aromatic Lavender lends a soothing touch, while the sweet, velvety scent of Rose de Mai adds a romantic and sophisticated facet. Jasmine Sambac, known as the “king of flowers,” infuses the heart with its heady, intoxicating aroma, enchanting anyone who catches a whiff of this captivating elixir.

The true allure of Elysium is unleashed in its base notes, where the rich, woody accords blend harmoniously with warm, earthy tones. Roja Dove masterfully blends Patchouli, Vetiver, and Cedarwood to create a powerful and charismatic foundation. The inclusion of Ambergris and Musk brings a sensual and luxurious touch, leaving an irresistible trail that lingers on the skin for hours. With oakmoss in the base the perfume is a typical men’s fragrance.

Roja Parfums’ Elysium stands as a testament to the artistry of Roja Dove and his dedication to creating olfactory masterpieces. This fragrance embodies the essence of paradise, offering wearers a glimpse into a world of luxury, beauty, and enchantment. It is in my opinion the best creation Roja Dove has created so far. It is a true bestseller and not just a marketing fad.

If you seek a fragrance that is elegant, luxurious, and exudes timeless charm, Roja Parfums’ Elysium deserves a place on your dressing table. Step into a world of paradise with just one spritz, and allow the captivating allure of Elysium to transport you to an ethereal realm of bliss!

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