Roja Diaghilev Perfume by Roja Parfums, Roja Diaghilev is a sophisticated vintage-style chypre that fuses animalic and fruity floral accords with elements of spice, wood, leather and moss.
The scent opens with vibrant tones of citrus and fragrant spice, mingling bright bergamot, lemon, lime and mandarin with cumin and sweet hints of tarragon. Heart notes are a lush bouquet of velvet rose, jasmine, heliotrope, tuberose and ylang ylang touched with fruity nuances of black currant bud and ripe peach. Rich earthy and woody accords emerge in the dry down, fusing patchouli, cedar, vetiver, oak moss and Guaiac wood with balsamic nuances of sandalwood, styrax and Peru balsam. Unapologetically animalic base notes of leather, labdanum, civet and ambrette merge with vanilla, nutmeg and clove to produce a spicy musk trail of decadent opulence.
This unisex scent was released by luxe label Roja Parfums in 2010 as part of the house’s Imperial Scents series, which also includes Britannia (2016) and Nüwa (2015).