Like no other, Roja stands alone as the world’s most innovative fragrance creative and the industry’s most respected perfumer. His passion for scent is grounded in memories of love, and a love for discovering the sensuality of the world in new and surprising ways.
From childhood, the experience of perfume would transport Roja from the temporal to the fantastic - a place of perfection and dr eams that could instantly be rekindled through scent.
To this day, it is this artistic magic that inspires Roja to create perfumes that surprise and astonish, perfumes that encapsulate this exciting time in his life - perfumes that are, the finest fragrances in the world.
“I have always said that I have lived the life I was born to lead. At some specific long lost moment a fragrant molecule entered my being and I was forever changed, my destiny was forged, it’s path galvanised. There was no other path to tread than that of perfumery, and along its colourful brick-road I have encountered the work of mighty geniuses who allow their creativity to become part of our core, our being, our ID - as it stops us dead in our tracks, brings tears to our eyes or smiles to our faces. How can anyone not love perfumery?”
Roja’s unbridled enthusiasm came to the notice of the Guerlain family, the living link to perfumery’s Golden Age. Working with Guerlain for 20 years, Roja was the first ever non - family member in history to become Global Ambassador to the company.
Roja continued to travel across the globe broadening his olfactory palette, seeking new sensory experiences and working directly with the finest raw materials in the world. Roja was now firmly established as the industry’s leading educator and foremost authority on fragrance.
Roja beautifully translated his years of knowledge and expertise into The Essence Of Perfume. His acclaimed book documents the history of scent from the beginnings of culture through to the moder n day, detailing the artistry of the perfumer, and the scandals behind their creations.
The term Haute Parfumerie was coined by Roja when he opened what has become the most influential, innovative, directional and luxurious perfumery in the world - The Roja Dove Haute Parfumerie in Harrods, London - the greatest department store on earth. It is a shrine to creativity and uncompromising opulence that can never be imitated.
Roja Parfums, launched in summer 2011, is a fragrance house where luxury is woven into every aspect. Roja Dove creates using his emotion, his life, his love. They are created to be the best, to be worn, remembered, treasured and become one with their wearer.