Fragrance Notes -
Bergamot, geranium, rose de mai, neroli, jasmin de Grasse, heliotrope, cardamom, ginger, pepper, patchouli, cognac, tobacco, sandalwood, benzoin, vanilla, ambergris
Roja’s much loved Creation-E, or Enigma as it’s known over the pond, is probably the ne-plus-ultra of private men’s club genre - a heady swirl of cognac, rum, cane sugar, cigar tobacco, vanilla, and gingery aromas that wraps around its wearer like an ermine cloak custom-made in one of London’s Saville Row tailors. If you love the rich warmth of this spicy oriental and just don’t know how to quit it, then take heart – Roja Dove has heard you. Creation-E Parfum Cologne is a much lighter, fresher take on the original eau de parfum that’s perfect for both those early office meetings and stupid hot weather.
The warm booziness of cognac and rum is still there, but cast over a frame that features lighter, fresher qualities of woods, tobacco, and jasmine, you get less of that ‘rum-and-coke’ feel that’s not really appropriate outside of date night or deep winter, and more of a lightly-spiced, powdered tobacco affair. You still get all the complexity of the jasmine layered with woods, spice, leather, and woods, but Creation-E Parfum Cologne is an airy genoise to the fruitcake of the original.