This is quite literally just out and I think it will be a real crowd-pleaser with loads of you guys.
For me APEX by Roja Parfums is an easy, everyday wear. Fresh and fruity on the opening but with earthy tones on the base. The creator Roja Dove has said that APEX is a celebration of the natural world and all those that roam it.
I can really see this in the fragrance journey – starting high in the trees with juicy mandarin and easing down into a sharp – yet sweet – pineapple. The base takes us right to the forest floor with earthy patchouli, leather and frankincense. It gives me a feeling of wet soil, like the earth being heated after a heavy rain shower.
The sillage is moderate and the longevity good. It certainly becomes more of a skin scent with a soft, warming dry-down.
Feels like a solid spring scent for guys.
Roja Parfums Apex Notes
- Top Notes: Lemon, Bergamot, Mandarin, Orange
- Heart Notes: Jasmine, Cistus, Pineapple
- Base Notes: Galbanum, Elemi, Patchouli, Oakmoss, Rum, Tobacco, Cypress, Fir Balsam, Juniper Berry, Casmir Wood, Sandalwood, Benzoin, Amber, Frankincense, Labdanum, Leather, Ambergris, Musk
What They Say
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.