The Essence Of Perfume

The Essence Of Perfume

Roja beautifully translated his years of knowledge and expertise into The Essence Of Perfume.

Roja’s acclaimed book documents the history of scent from the beginnings of culture through to the modern day, detailing the artistry of the perfumer, and the scandals behind their creations. It is the comprehensive guide for the amateur, the enthusiast and the expert; lavishly illustrated, deftly structured and poetically written. With a personal tone and unique stories, Roja’s voice runs through The Essence Of Perfume - a text which encapsulates Roja’s outlook on the world and his love for perfumery.

Sit with someone and breathe in their scent and they give you one of the most beautiful of all gifts - the gift of memory. You may not have seen someone for years, but with one breath of their scent, the memories come flooding back, dreams are revived, love is rekindled.

Roja Dove, extract from the Essense Of Perfume