10 Best Roja Men’s Fragrances


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Roja Parfums is one of the most luxurious fragrance houses on the planet. The brand is renowned for using the finest and most expensive ingredients to produce exciting ultra-niche fragrances. The best Roja men’s fragrances combine the more masculine notes of exotic woods, leather, resins, and ambergris with sensual florals to create an unusual fragrance twist.

After some extensive and rather enjoyable research in Harrods of London, we selected 10 high-class Roja men’s fragrances to ensure you smell incredible.

About Roja Dove

Roja Dove is a world-renowned (ex Guerlain) British perfumer, who is best known in the fragrance industry for his eclectic style and undeniable creativity. American GQ refers to him as ‘the finest nose in the world’, and the New York Times consider him to be ‘a master tailor of scent’.

In an often crowded fragrance market, Roja Parfums shines like a beacon while it continues to surprise and delight. Their fragrances are exciting, unusual and niche. Some complain that Roja fragrances are expensive, and indeed they are, but can you put a price on feeling incredible?

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Top 10 Best Roja Men’s Fragrances

The best Roja men’s fragrances are a sensual combination of woods, spices, and some exotic floral notes that exude an almost oriental vibe. With over 130 premium fragrances in their collection, there is a Roja scent to suit every man, for every occasion.

1. Danger Pour Homme

Roja Danger Pour Homme Parfum Cologne

Review

Roja Parfums Danger Parfum Cologne is no ordinary fragrance. It is a daringly deep, warm and bold oriental scent for those who are not afraid to express their confidence and masculinity.

Opens with the zing of lemon and bergamot that is nicely balanced with the spices of tarragon and cumin. This initial opening would be too aggressive without the lavender that blooms to soften the edges. The floral heart of this scent is only light, with lily-of-the-valley, jasmine, and violet making a muted appearance.

Dry-down is where the action starts, with a wave of masculine woods, leather, musk and oakmoss. Vanilla is also present to add a sweet spiciness. Creamy tonka bean adds an edge of refinement, and ambergris provides its earthier, animalic aroma.

As for when to wear, for me personally, its an any-season fragrance that leans more towards evening-wear. The florals add that summertime feel, while the many spices, woods, and musk are perfect for the colder weather too. Not one for the morning

Excellent longevity at 8+ hours with good sillage that leaves a welcoming trail. Will last even longer on clothing.

Presented in a clean-lined bottle with classy gold lettering and warm burgundy glow. Very fancy gold cap.

If you are searching for a very masculine scent that is both mature and classic, then look no further.

Top Notes:

Lemon, Bergamot, Lavender, Tarragon

Mid Notes:

Lily-of-the-Valley, Jasmine, Violet

Base Notes:

Rhubarb, Galbanum, Clove, Cumin, Patchouli, Oakmoss, Woody Notes, Vetiver, Cedar, Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Leather, Ambergris, Musk

Price & Reviews

You can check the latest pricing, see customer reviews and shop online at Harrods:

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2. Elysium Pour Homme

Roja Elysium Pour Homme Parfum Cologne

Review

Elysium Pour Homme Parfum Cologne is a bright, fresh and uplifting men’s fragrance that is a real crowd-pleaser. The fantastically citrusy, fruity, and spicy notes reveal the strength of character lurking inside us all.

The fragrance opens with a bright citrus burst of grapefruit, bergamot and lemon with a nice touch of thyme. A berry heart of juicy blackcurrant and juniper berries add a slight sweetness and pair well with mild floral notes of rose plus the nip of pink pepper.

Upon dry-down, you are greeted by a sumptuous base of leather, grassy vetiver and freshly cut cedar. The musky/sweet animalic scent of ambergris is clearly present and works well with the grassy vetiver. The base is nearly as good as the fantastic opening and helps this fragrance shine.

Best worn in spring/summer due to the juicy berries and crisp citrus. Slightly more day-time than night, however, if you layered Elysium with something more oud heavy would make a great evening scent also. Longevity if pretty good at 5+ hours with moderate sillage.

The bottle is extremely eye-catching with its dark matt blue glow, gold lettering and fancy stopper. Really stands out

In summary. Elysium Pour Homme is a delicious masculine fruity fragrance that is simultaneously spicy and refreshing. An inviting and compliment-generating aroma.

Top Notes:

Lemon, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Thyme, Lime, Artemisia, Galbanum

Mid Notes:

Lily-of-the-Valley, Rose, Jasmine, Blackcurrant, Apple, Pink Pepper, Cypriol Oil, Vetiver, Cedar, Juniper

Base Notes:

Benzoin, Vanilla, Labdanum, Leather, Ambergris

Price & Reviews

You can check the latest pricing, see customer reviews and shop online at Harrods:

3. Enigma Pour Homme

Roja Enigma Pour Homme Parfum Cologne

Review

Roja Enigma Pour Homme Parfum Cologne is a suave and sexy combination of boozy, smokey and warm spicy notes that generates a sense of shrouded mystery.

The opening is sparkling and boozy, almost rum & coke-esque that soon combines with light powdery floral rose and geranium mid notes which add some lightness. Upon dry-down, spices of ginger and cardamom blend with the subtle boozy sweetness of cognac, tobacco, sexy vanilla and smooth benzoin.

Although this is a boozy and smokey scent, the light floral mids really open up the range if this fragrance. I would go as far to say this is exceptionally wearable for any time of year. More night-time than day-time, perhaps from late afternoon onwards when you are dressed up and ready to go.

Enigma Pour Homme has excellent longevity at 8+ hours on the skin (longer on clothes) with decent sillage.

Presented in the classic Roja clean-lined bottle with gold lettering and warm amber colour. Decadent gold cap finished the look.

Overall, Enigma Pour Homme is a boozy and smokey masculine fragrance that oozes class and is perfect for all year round. Would make a great manly signature scent.

Top Notes:

Bergamot

Mid Notes:

Geranium, Rose de Mai, Neroli, Jasmine, Heliotrope

Base Notes:

Cardamom, Ginger, Pepper, Patchouli, Cognac, Tobacco, Sandalwood, Benzoin, Vanilla, Ambergris

Price & Reviews

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4. Fetish Pour Homme

Fetish Pour Homme Parfum

Review

Fetish Pour Homme Parfum is a seductively sensual and addictive Chypre fragrance that is warming, sweet, spicy and leathery. This fragrance will have you coming back for more.

Opens very fresh with citrus notes of lemon, lime and bergamot and soon followed by the sweet spices of cinnamon, cardamom, and benzoin. The heart is sexy vanilla, fresh fig, and mild florals of jasmine, violet and neroli. So far, a fantastic opening but the best is yet to come.

Upon dry-down, cinnamon, cardamom and pepper notes surface first. Soon leather notes and the resinous animalic scent of ambergris, castoreum, musk and labdanum state their territory in almost zoo-like fashion. Incredibly manly.

More of an autumn/winter fragrance, perhaps early spring when there is still a chill in the mornings.

The longevity of Fetish is incredible at 10+ hours, it just keeps going. Sillage is strong, almost overpowering for the first 30 minutes but soon settles.

Presented in true Roja style, classic clean-lined bottle with bejewelled cap. Looks fantastic.

Fetish Pour Homme is a fascinating fragrance, indeed. Like watching a horror movie with your eyes covered, you cannot help but take the odd peak. In this case, you simply must keep taking in this scent.

Top Notes:

Bergamot, Lemon, Lime

Mid Notes:

Fig, Jasmine, Neroli, Violet

Base Notes:

Cardamom, Cinnamon, Elemi, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Pepper, Vetiver, Ambergris, Benzoin, Castoreum, Labdanum, Leather, Musk, Vanilla

Price & Reviews

You can check the latest pricing, see customer reviews and shop online at Selfridges:

5. Reckless Pour Homme

Reckless Pour Homme Parfum

Review

Reckless Pour Homme Parfum seems tailor-made for the rule-breaker who does not need to conform, even with the fragrance he wears.

The opening is an exciting combination of zesty lemon, bergamot and blooming lavender contrasted with musky/sharp bay leaf. Mid notes of dry (almost medicinal) artemisia blend nicely with sweet rose and jasmine. Upon dry-down, the base is initially spice led with cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper and culminates with wood. Lavender never seems to leave and swoops in and out throughout.

As for season to wear, I would place this in more of the autumn/winter category due to its spicy side. Although saying that, you could live up to this fragrances name and be reckless enough to wear it all year round.

Longevity is pretty decent at 6+ hours with excellent sillage. The spicy/woody side of this fragrance, in particular, perform really well.

Presented in a jaw-dropping, classic clean-lined bottle with black bejewelled cap.

Reckless Pour Homme lives up to its name and is not your run-of-the-mill fragrance. It’s energetic, spicy and warming.

Top Notes:

Bay Leaf, Bergamot, Lavender, Lemon

Mid Notes:

Artemisia, Jasmine, Rose

Base Notes:

Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cedar, Cinnamon, Labdanum, Cloves, Cypress, Ginger, Incense, Musk, Oakmoss, Orris Root, Sandalwood, Styrax, Tonka Bean, Vetiver

Price & Reviews

You can check the latest pricing, see customer reviews and shop online at Selfridges:

6. Scandal Pour Homme

Roja Scandal Pour Homme Parfum Cologne

Review

Scandal Pour Homme Parfum Cologne truly lives up to its name. It is a head-turning aromatic masculine fragrance that is fresh and floral, yet rich and indulgent.

Scandal open with a lively fanfare of lavender, mint and dual citrus (lemon and bergamot). Soon jasmine, rose and violet bloom and adds an almost feminine powdery edge.

It is upon dry-down that this fragrance begins to reveal its true colours. Mossy/woody notes emerge first to lead the charge, plus musky notes pull this fragrance back to its masculine nature. Tonka bean adds smoothness and a light sweet tone. This fragrance, in particular, needs time to unfold to get the full Scandal experience and is well worth the wait

The freshness of the citrus, mint and lavender, in particular, make this scent lean towards spring/summer scent. Saying that the woody/musk base did give me a feeling of autumn/fall also.

Scandal Pour Homme is a long-lasting fragrance with excellent longevity of 7+ hours, and decent sillage too.

Presented in a masculine deep blue clean-lined bottle with gold lettering and gold cap. Looks great.

In summary, Scandal is undoubtedly easy to like straight from the start and smells quite retro; however, you do need to give it time to reveal its full glorious scent. Fantastic.

Top Notes:

Lemon, Bergamot, Petitgrain, Mint, Lavender, Basil, Tarragon

Mid Notes:

Lily-of-the-Valley, Rose de Mai, Jasmine, Violet

Base Notes:

Rhubarb, Cardamom, Clove, Nutmeg, Moss, Patchouli, Vetiver, Cedar, Cashmere, Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Labdanum, Ambergris, Musk

Price & Reviews

You can check the latest pricing, see customer reviews and shop online at Harrods:

7. Vetiver Pour Homme

Roja Vetiver Pour Homme Parfum Cologne

Review

With Vetiver Pour Homme Parfum Cologne, Roja celebrates the sophisticated woody, smokey, earthy, leathery scent of vetiver to create a modern masterpiece.

Opens with a citrus wave of fresh and zesty lemon and bergamot, with a tease of smoky/grassy vetiver that is fresher than I expected. Soon reveals a floral heart of rose, galbanum and jasmine with a nip of pink pepper.

Dry-down is when the vetiver gets into full swing with its grassy/woody/smoky characteristics. Woody notes of fresh-smelling cedar and oakmoss also proudly present themselves once this manly fragrance gets into full swing.

This is definitely a spring/summer masculine fragrance due to its clean and crisp nature. Lots of lovely citruses combined with smoky/woody/grassy notes.

Vetiver Pour Homme is a long-lasting fragrance with excellent longevity of 6+ hours on the skin and decent sillage. Presented in a classy matt green clean-lined bottle with gold lettering and gold cap.

Vetiver PH is a complex woody/aromatic modern male fragrance that is brimming with confidence and class. Perfect for any occasion, in particular, would make an excellent professional office fragrance.

Top Notes:

Lemon, Bergamot, Litsea cubeba

Mid Notes:

Rose de Mai, Jasmine, Cistus

Base Notes:

Galbanum, Celery Seed, Pink Pepper, Caraway, Nutmeg, Pepper, Oakmoss, Vetiver, Cedar, Guaiac Wood, Cedar Needles, Amyris, Labdanum

Price & Reviews

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8. 51 Pour Homme Heritage

51 Pour Homme Heritage Parfum

Review

Named after Roja’s Burlington Arcade boutique Mayfair address, 51 Pour Homme Heritage Parfum is a luxuriously vibrant and playful leathery men’s fragrance that seems to shroud the wearer in mystery.

The opening is bright and extremely cheerful with lemon and bergamot in equal measure, combined with bright lavender. Rose, jasmine and geranium bloom beautifully, with some discreet buttery ylang-ylang, all of which and are kept more masculine with notes of light oud, saffron, cinnamon, and a hint of leather.

The dry-down is incredible. Sumptuous leather now takes centre stage along with additional warming oud.

51 Pour Homme is an autumn/winter fragrance, perhaps creeping into early spring. Probably leans more for sophisticated evening-wear.

The longevity of this fragrance is impressive at 8+ hours with excellent sillage, so certainly nothing to complain about here.

Presented in a high-class clean-lined bottle made from clear glass that takes on a deep yellow glow. Black lettering and black bejewelled cap complete the look.

51 Pour Homme is a classy woody/leather/masculine floral fragrance that could quickly end up being your go-to scent for the autumn/winter

Top Notes:

Lemon, Bergamot, Lavender

Mid Notes:

Geranium, Rose, Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, Violet

Base Notes:

Galbanum, Pink Pepper, Caraway, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Saffron, Patchouli, Oakmoss, Cedar, Cashmeran, Sandalwood, Agarwood, Benzoin, Vanilla, Opoponax, Birch, Labdanum, Leather, Ambrette, Musk

Price & Reviews

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9. Amber Oud

Roja Amber Oud Parfum

Review

Roja Amber Oud Parfum is an incredibly exotic oriental spicy male fragrance that portrays a well-travelled man at ease with himself.

Opens with citrus notes of bergamot and lemon that are perfectly balanced with the sweetness of the fig. Soon a floral combination of powdery rose and buttery ylang-ylang bloom and entwine with the sweet citrus. Great opening.

Upon dry-down, majestic oud reveals its true identity with warm woody charm and is joined by saffron, cinnamon, and benzoin to add both spice and warmth to this already charming and exotic fragrance. Ambergris and civet also appear throughout to work their animal-like magic.

Roja Amber Oud is perfect for autumn/winter wear. With so much warmth and delightful spices, it’s a glorious evening-wear fragrance.

The longevity of this fragrance is outstanding at 8+ hours with very good sillage. One application will last all day.

Presented in Roja’s classy, clean-lined bottle with a deep brown hue of the magical liquid inside. Black lettering with transparent/brown bejewelled cap looks majestic.

Amber Oud is a beautifully blended masculine oriental style Middle Eastern fragrance like no other. Highly recommended.

Top Notes:

Bergamot, Lemon, Lime

Mid Notes:

Jasmine, Rose, Ylang-Ylang, Fig

Base Notes:

Agarwood, Birch, Cinnamon, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Saffron, Sandalwood, Ambergris, Civet, Musk, Orris Root

Price & Reviews

You can check the latest pricing, see customer reviews and shop online at Harrods:

10. Haute Luxe

Roja Haute Luxe Parfum

Review

Roja Haute Luxe Parfum is an extravagant expression of wealth and royalty. Don’t be put off by what could be perceived as a feminine floral fragrance, this beauty is a feast of manly woods, warmth and spices too.

Opens with the crisp citrus of bergamot, resinous benzoin, and a touch of vanilla which adds sweetness. A heart of exotic ylang-ylang merges with sweeter Rose de Mai and jasmine are soon joined with spices of cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Upon dry-down, the base is warm and resinous, with woody and mossy notes clearly present.

As for when to wear, although there are some florals here, Haute Luxe is best worn on the cooler seasons of autumn, winter, and spring.

Another very long-lasting fragrance from Roja. 7+ hours on the skin is no problem at all for this scent, with excellent sillage.

Presented in a rather regal looking gold glittery bottle and topped with a purple crown jewel. The 100ml version comes in an exquisite outer casing. Would make the gift of all gifts.

Haute Luxe is a warming woody/spicy adventure that reveals a floral side of iris and ylang-ylang. There is even a touch of balsamic and powder aromas thrown in for good measure. A fragrance well worth investigating if you have deep pockets.

Top Notes:

Bergamot

Mid Notes:

Rose de Mai, Jasmine, Ylang-ylang

Base Notes:

Styrax, Labdanum, Benzoin, Amber, Iris, Amyris, Vanilla, Cedar, Patchouli, Vetiver, Oakmoss, Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger

Price & Reviews

You can check the latest pricing, see customer reviews and shop online at Selfridges:

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Conclusion

Our Visit To The Roja Parfum Counter at Harrods
Our Visit To The Roja Parfum Counter at Harrods

Our research for this article in the spring led us on an expedition to the fabulous perfume halls of Harrods, London. After experiencing everything on offer, we selected and reviewed the 10 best Roja men’s fragrances that both dazzle and shine.

By expertly blending the finest ingredients, Roja has created a portfolio of unique fragrances that are classy, exciting and timeless. Almost as important as the scent are the stunning fragrance bottles, sumptuous cases that house the precious liquid.

I feel that fragrance is all about the overall experience, something the Roja Dove has clearly understood. Perhaps every serious fragrance collection should have at least one Roja scent.

Some Roja fragrances are presented in incredible cases
Some Roja fragrances are presented in incredible cases
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