The Mail on Sunday (2/6/05, but link no longer working, sorry) reports that Roja Dove's favorite 3 scents of all time are Tabac Blond by Caron, Farouche by Nina Ricci, and Lalique by Lalique. Mr. Dove was associated with Guerlain for many years, and row runs the Haute Parfumerie at the Urban Retreat in Harrods.
How I would love to visit his shop! In addition to the obvious shopping opportunities, customers can apparently have a sniff of Le Sillage de La Reine, a fragrance used by Marie Antoinette and recreated by Francis Kurkdjian from a formula found in the French national archives. The fragrance is described as a "voluptuous confection" of jasmine, iris, ambergris, rose and tuberose. Read more in the Financial Times.