Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Victorian heritage

Diaghilev by Roja Dove

This recent days I found opportunity to get samples of Roja Dove's fragrances thanks to Jovoy boutique in Paris. I knew Roja Dove with his collaboration with Puredistance for 2010 fragrance Puredistance M which in its range is a considerable success point with so much argue about, however, having tried his own perfumes and specially Diaghilev, I have to confess if Diaghilev is perfume what he designed for Puredistance is just a luxury clothed waste!
I'm so lucky to have not tested this first class a couple of years ago when I was badly haunted by classics and vintage moods. I don't say I'm not anymore but two years ago if I had been offered to try I definitely would buy it no matter what the price is.
Diaghilev is eponymous fragrance devoted to Sergei Diaghilev; the founder of Ballet Russe company in Paris. The perfume is renown to be a commemorative representation of Mitsouko by Guerlain as Roja Dove is notorious for is.
The rise of the fragrance is highly citric, vintage citric as offered in Bogue Profumo's latest release O\E though it is not that vibrant in citrus and the citrus accords are introduction for upcoming cumin. Soon after the fragrance settles in immensely creamy and fat animality with leather and civet intimated with balmy and floral notes. The fragrance now reaches the uttermost level of vintage lovers' appreciation. However, this last longing core is not what Diaghilev is about. The real heart of the fragrance comes within about 3 hours since application when it gradually loses its citric, half of leather and half of floral and half of creaminess and settles in warm and literally fluffy woody mossy base. It's like a professional Victorian furniture carpentry in August. This oakmoss vetiver animalic basement is marvelous.

Diaghilev is olfactory identity of Henri Toulouse Lautrec's loose arts. By far an opulent perfume, strong persona and savage chypré. That's why I don't suggest the term "delicate" at all.
The longevity factor and sillage are not matter of concern at all. It sits on skin for above 12 hours and leaves strong trail of aroma behind to about 3 feet.

Carpe Odor!

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