“Elysium – few have the ability to make that dream a reality. Only the heroic, and virus are destined to achieve the life they desire, so each ingredient within this scent was chosen to emulate this rare strength of character. Legends of perfumery including Vetiver, Ambergris, and Leather combine within this elixir of pure valiance – A scent created for a man who needs no help in reaching his Elysium, his Paradise” – Roja Dove
Roja Dove, who studied under master perfumer Jean-Paul Guerlain, made his career by crafting bespoke fragrances for the British upper crust from his atelier in London's Mayfair neighborhood. In 2004, he opened a perfumerie in Harrods, and in 2011 he launched his own line of expensive, standout perfumes.
Elysium drawn from Greek legend, the Elysian Fields are the eternal reward of the heroic and virtuous, a heaven accessible only to those of the highest character and accomplishment. With such lofty inspiration as background, and the sophisticated opulence of Roja Dove in control. It smells fresh, warm, confident blend of musks, fruits, leather and woods, I am delighted to confirm that it's destined to become a new masculine classic.
From the opening notes, it's clear that Elysium was designed to stand out, as it features a uniquely engineered use of musk as a top note, which combines with the ultra-fresh blend of energetic citrus and aromatic lavender for a beginning as smooth as it is fresh. A juicy, sweet dose of fruit in the heart pairs perfectly with spicy woods, balancing striking liveliness with richly masculine sophistication. And in the exquisite drydown, sensual leather and soft vanilla give strength and longevity while a reprise of musk lends a dreamlike warmth that more than lives up to the ambitious name. Like the Elysian Fields themselves, one must prove himself worthy of a fragrance this outstanding. But for those who are deserving, Elysium is a reward unlike any other.