As this is my introduction to the very much admired Roja Dove label, I am not that impressed.
The opening takes a while to settle in, after a minute, yes really a minute of mostly alcohol and lemon. It then starts to smell kind of bubblegummy, before transforming into.. get this.. FIERCE! It totally smells like Abercrombie Fierce. I was sitting there smelling my hand for 20 minutes trying to think of what this reminded me of. Someone also said Lemon Pledge, and I concur with that as well!
The dry down is a dry sort of vetiver, I really like the dry down, but it is gentle.
When you're talking about a fragrance where the price is this high, it impacts my overall opinion of the scent. The price per ml simple isn't worth it. It's not a bad smelling fragrance, but it's boring, its been done before, and it's redundant.
Simplistic citrus-woods-musk concoction with very little development. I mostly get an accord of lemon with musk, and it smells dangerously close to something like Versace pour Homme, Versace Man Eau Fraiche or Allure Homme Sport. The quality seems to be on par with those as well. It sits very close to skin, and lasts about a couple of hours. Considering the price and the pomp, this is a certified failure.
Amazing versatile Fragrance. Much stronger and deeper than the Parfum Cologne version and 2.5x times the performance (I use 4 sprays of the Extrait and get 12 hours, while 12 sprays of Cologne get me around 4.5-5 hours, so I end up applying again after 4 hours, for a total of about 20-24 sprays with Cologne version).
That makes the price difference much more bearable. This fragrance can be classified in the same genre as Aventus, Blue de Chanel, etc, but it doesn't smell like any of them. You can tell right away, the ingredients used are of the highest quality and that nothin in the market really smells like this. So the uniqueness is very high, even in this so popular genre of fragrances.
it doesn't have to be daring or animalistic to be a great fragrance and this proves it. It starts with a fresh burst of citrus (I pick up a lot of grapefruit, some tart lemon and bergamot), which then transition to a beautiful vetiver dominated mid, which is then sustained by the backbone of vanilla, ambergris and some wood notes.
Signature fragrance worthy for someone that is not looking to own 100 frags, if you have the means to use this as a daily wear.