APEX, the green face of Roja Dove
Celebrating the natural wonders of the world and all who roam it, APEX is fresh, fruity Chypré accord with spiritual and sensual undertones. A zesty Citrus blast opens the APEX experience with a breath of fresh air as the sunny sensation of Mandarin and juicy Pineapple lead the pack, encouraging a positive state of mind and inspiring us to achieve our goals. Grounding our energy to the earth, a natural Chypré base surrounds Patchouli and Fir Balsam with the green tones of Galbanum, Cypress and Oakmoss to create a truly outdoors environment, as the sacred materials of Sandalwood and Frankincense pay homage to the ancient ingredients the earth has given us. Connecting us to our primal energies, the animalic effects of Leather, Ambergris and Musk lay in the shadows, bringing their sensual impulse to this highly-addictive new fragrance
The opening of the fragrance is a green cologne combination of pineapple and citrus that also includes the wonderful orange and patchouli with juniper berries. All of it rests on a delicate skin. The smell is very pleasant and reminds me of my favorite scent from the Roja brand, the Elysium fragrance. Apex leans more towards the aromatic side and, at some point, it even turns into a beautiful and forest aura. My favorite moment is this aromatic forest coating, which was created by combining cypress, patchouli, juniper berries, tobacco, oak moss and balsam fir. The smell is dark and atmospheric at times, which only activated my imagination even more. At one point I found myself in the middle of a rainforest, bathed in the sweetness of flowers and the dryness of green plants, standing barefoot on wet and cool ground. It is already dark and green fireflies swirl around me, announcing the upcoming changes. The final stage of fragrance projection. Apex says goodbye to us, creating a mysterious animal and leather scent. In the background we sense a lot of resins, labdanum, musk, leather and ambergris, and, at times, even a hint of rum can be felt.
The fragrance parameters are good and, like my favorite Elysium Cologne, the fragrance stays on my skin for up to 8 hours. The fragrance exudes the wealth of ingredients and the craftsmanship of the master Roja Dove. It is a wonderful green fragrance that all fans of multi-layered fragrances will love. I look forward to more of such discoveries!