Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Creation-S by the best nose I have ever met: Roja Dove

Roja Dove captivated me.  As he spoke of his passion, memories and dedication to fragrance I was transfixed ... could not take my eyes off him.  I followed his every word as if I were there, with him as his mother kissed him goodnight and her scent lingered, with him as he longed to create his own scents, with him as images came into his mind, images that would inspire him to create Scandal.  Had someone tapped me on the shoulder, I do not know that I would have noticed.  It seemed the only people in the small room were he and I.  Maybe Roja Dove and I were destined to cross paths.  Maybe somewhere along the line in my fragrance loving youth and young adulthood, the stars aligned for us to meet, just so I could hear him speak.  For certain, I will never forget it.

I could not leave Bergdorf Goodman without purchasing a creation from this legend in his own time.  It was early May at Sniffapalooza in New York City, and I had traveled across the country to be here.  I felt compelled to mark the occasion with a stellar purchase, an exquisite fragrance.  After sampling all of his scents, each and every one of them magnificent and crafted from the finest ingredients on earth, I landed on Creation-S.  It sang with my skin.  Luscious flowers, namely luxurious tuberose, jasmine, freesia, lily of the valley and orange blossom on a tender base of sandalwood, musk and orris root, Creation-S could have been created just for me. Well, I would like to think so.  The scent caresses my skin and transports the perfect amount around me, rendering my day brighter and my smile bigger.  It was formerly marketed as Scandal and if I remember correctly, the name had to be changed to Creation-S for the United States market.  Whatever the name, in my book it does not really matter as the scent is a masterpiece.  Thank you Roja Dove for your passion, your dedication and your artistry.

I am lucky enough to own an autographed bottle!

Roja Parfums are sold at Bergdorf Goodman.  Please visit his website here: www.rojaparfums.com