British niche line Roja Parfums has launched UAE The United Arab Emirates Spirit of the Union, a new fragrance in the brand's Aoud range.
“I spent three years working in the Middle East where I became fascinated with the odours I encountered. A luxurioius exoticism married itself in the air, which was rich, complex, and full of volume. In over thirty years of training, I have never come across a culture wich held perfume so close to its heart - the ritual of scenting was engrained as part of everyday life. This unsurpassed and cast a spell on me; I fell in love with the perfumes of the Middle East and the people who wore them. I created ‘The Spirit Of The Union’ to capture this devotion, in honour of the nation’s deep-rooted appreciation of perfume. The bottle is adorned with a cap bearing Swarovski Crystals representing the colours of the United Arab Emirates flag”. Roja Dove [sic]
The notes feature artemisia, bergamot, blackcurrant, clove, geranium, jasmine, rose, rose, ylang ylang, aoud, benzoin, cistus, cistus, civet, cumin, guaiacwood, incense, labdanum, musk, oakmoss, patchouli and pink pepper.
Roja Parfums UAE The United Arab Emirates Spirit of the Union is £395 for 50 ml Parfum.