A Midsummer Dream 2016

A Midsummer Dream by Roja Parfums
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Ranked 91 in Unisex Perfume
8.3 / 10 957 Ratings
A popular perfume by Roja Parfums for women and men, released in 2016. The scent is fresh-floral. It is still in production.
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Main accords

Fresh
Floral
Spicy
Citrus
Woody

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
GrapefruitGrapefruit AldehydesAldehydes BergamotBergamot LemonLemon Mandarin orangeMandarin orange
Heart Notes Heart Notes
GeraniumGeranium Orange blossomOrange blossom CyclamenCyclamen MagnoliaMagnolia May roseMay rose
Base Notes Base Notes
CardamomCardamom OakmossOakmoss Elemi resinElemi resin Fir balsamFir balsam MuskMusk VetiverVetiver AmberAmber BenzoinBenzoin CedarwoodCedarwood CocoaCocoa IrisIris Pink pepperPink pepper RhubarbRhubarb Carrot seedCarrot seed PatchouliPatchouli VanillaVanilla

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8.3957 Ratings
Longevity
7.9875 Ratings
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7.3872 Ratings
Bottle
9.0814 Ratings
Value for money
5.9552 Ratings
Submitted by ExUser, last update on 27.05.2024.
Interesting Facts
The scent was created in honour of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s legacy and is inspired by „ A Midsommer nights dream“

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Medianus76

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Medianus76
Medianus76
Top Review 51  
The secret of a summer...
"There, look! There ahead under the old oaks not far from the clearing!" said Chris in a whispering voice to his friend Will, pointing roughly in that direction with his forefinger. Will, all nervous and uneasy as he crouched on his knees, pushed aside the thick brush hanging down from the ledge. The air shimmered in the heat of this late summer day, as suddenly this incredible and fabulous scenario manifested itself before his eyes as well...

The two had always been good friends. Always in search of new adventures, they have recently searched an old attic. In the process, this old map had fallen into their hands. Dusty and written in faded ink, this fragile parchment had marked a place they actually thought they knew. The map showed the enchanted clearing in the Bleak Forest. There were many eerie tales surrounding this forest in general and in front of the clearing in particular. That was why they had never ventured there before, even though curiosity had always lured them. But now, with this ancient map, they could no longer resist the temptation to seek out this place. For on the destination of this map was something incredible...

Will couldn't believe his eyes. "Pinch me good," he asked his buddy. "I think I'm dreaming..."
On an old gnarled stump of cedar sat a pan. Clinging to the base of the stump was a carpet of orange, summer citrus blossoms. Lovely and benevolent, they filled the surroundings with their tartly sweet, creamy scent. The Pan itself, an ancient creature of times long past, had two legs overgrown with moss and lichen, resembling a ram. On his head were two imposing curved horns, which shimmered soft and velvety in the dusky evening sun. In his hands he held a panpipe, and each time he played it, it emitted glittering bubbles of fine musk. The bubbles caught in his long woody beard, bursting and mingling with the other aromas to create an essence worthy of this figure.
What a breathtaking image and scent it was, carried gently and unassumingly by the evening breeze to the two of them. A mood as if from another world that could not have been more magical...

"Come on Will, let's go again before he spots us," Chris urged his friend. Will replied in a low voice, "Yeah, let's get out of here and keep quiet about it. Let this be our secret this summer..."

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A Midsummer Dream was, surprisingly, an olfactory game changer for me in a long time. On the one hand, the aura of this nevertheless quite complex work has reached me and on the other hand just as convinced. Just the fact that I could immediately during the first test an imaginary bridge to Terre d'Hermes and a little bit also to The Tycoon, let me sink deeply into this composition.
The reference is, in my opinion, obvious. The orange blossoms as well as the citrusy sprinklers at the beginning, are with all their facets in Midsummer richer and more distinct than in TDH. Especially the top note scores here, although it is less dry and brittle in appearance, but expressive and present - simply beautiful.
The further course is enhanced by the velvety and soft resins, which give fullness and depth. Through the magical aura of the forest mosses it glitters all the time and every time when said soap bubbles burst and the fragrance molecules spread as a fine veil in the environment, it was done around me! The elegantly woven musk characterizes and shapes the fragrance structure significantly and represents for me an essential component in the entire spectrum. All these components make Midsummer finally to what it is:
Magical, mysterious, actually a little like from a fairy tale and one deeply in the soul touching...

Since this was the first Roja with which I have dealt more closely, I can or must correct my opinion regarding the label a little. Significantly the probably exaggerated pricing policy, so seems to me also with Midsummer the price relatively high. To what extent this is actually justified, however, I can not judge. Another small shortcoming of the fragrance would probably be the lack of corners and edges. The fragrance is always round, soft, smooth...a soul-flatterer. But that's exactly what he wants to be...a summer night's dream!

"The cheerful is the master of his soul" (William Shakespeare)

It was a great pleasure to welcome you to this dreamy summer night...
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Taurus

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Taurus
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Top Review 35  
A dream of summer
About Roja Dove you can say or write what you want, but one thing is clear as daylight: he doesn't make tinkered scents with bad quality - at least not until now. On the contrary: A Midsummer Dream offers the ideal stuff for a, well comedic I will not mention now, but at least extremely positively tuned scent for cheerful days or those that should be.

It opens with a true cornucopia of fruity notes, or omits the otherwise more typical Roja Dove lemon, but adds more tangy grapefruit with minimal acidity plus a few fresh green notes and an exciting slow transition towards creamy orange blossom.

The first few minutes alone are exhilaratingly beautiful and whet your appetite for more ... more scent, more sun, more summer - but perhaps not necessarily more heat.

The long lasting middle part with the focused orange blossoms does not remind of APOM pour Homme from MFK by chance. But while those with a personal touch become a little too dry and dull, A Midsummer Dream offers more freshness, liveliness and refinement with floral and spicy accents. Simply an interwoven complexity of premium and natural-looking nuances typical of RD.
Sweet, but not too sweet and simply full without being exaggerated or even penetrating.

The summer dream dims creamily towards the long-term end, with the orange blossom still perceptible for some time. In my opinion, this is the dominant ingredient in this eau de parfum, fairytale beautiful and in part perhaps more for the summer night than for the day, but otherwise independent of day and gender.

If you basically like orange blossom fragrances, you will definitely feel more than comfortable with this summer dream. And if you don't like them, you might still get something out of them.
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DerDefcon

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Top Review 33  
Scorching heat, mild summer night.
"A Midsummer Dream" is the first Roja fragrance I tested and one that I knew before I tested it that it would never be part of my small collection. I don't have to explain the reason, you will be able to guess it. Nevertheless, I was very happy about the small sample that the perfume "Max1403" sent me as part of our swap, because even if a purchase will definitely not take place, this does not exclude tasting, sniffing and testing. But enough of this. Let's get to our "Midsummer Dream".

The prelude captivates with a very authentic, slightly dried grapefruit. Probably it was lying in the sun for a little too long, which is why it lacks the sourness, the effervescence, even the fruit juice. It is only bitter, but remains recognizable as a grapefruit throughout the entire fragrance, does not sting or scratch the nose.
With the onset of orange blossom, our until then dry-bitter grapefruit experiences a wonderfully creamy, floral impact. A little sweetness - typical for this bloomer - also resonates and contrasts the bitterness of the grapefruit, without limiting or drowning it out. The interplay here is simply perfect - so round and reflecting the summer in all its facets. The dried fruit reminds one of the scorching heat of a summer day, while the discreetly sweet orange blossom, which is not too offensive, symbolises the mild summer night, which one prefers to spend away from the urban hustle and bustle, preferably in a meadow, a clearing, enjoying the clear starry sky above until the next sunrise. For me this is a "Midsummer Dream", which I simply cannot describe in any other way. Summer is captured here in the most wonderful way and enchants its surroundings, especially at night.
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SirAddy

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SirAddy
SirAddy
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Fantastically beautiful, fantastically implemented
After extensive testing of various Roja fragrances, I am now writing a commentary on the fragrance that I actually like best by far. So well in fact that it not only got a 10 from me, but landed directly in my collection. But this fragrance is not as high in the perfume charts as other Roja fragrances. It's a pity actually, because I think that "A Midsummer Dream" is underestimated. Especially because I had the feeling that the others had smelled it somewhere before. I did not know the scent as I describe it yet. Especially the top note I found special and special
According to the manufacturer, the fragrance starts with a bergamot/grapefruit combination. I rather perceive a ripe, but dried and bitter grapefruit. This is very present and I think that the fruitiness and freshness comes from the bergamot. It plays around the grapefruit, which gives the whole thing something unusual, but amazingly thoughtful and interesting. Definitely an opening that you have to get involved with first, but which is becoming more and more accessible and fascinating.

In the heart it becomes creamy and above all it remains citric-orange blossom. I don't know myself how orange blossoms smell in reality, but "what with orange" I recognize here immediately and 100%. The creamy and softness probably comes from the May rose. Here a certain basic theme continues for me. A central note, which can actually be recognized and differentiated, is artfully accompanied and complemented by another. Due to the citric base note, the grapefruit top note is actually preserved for a relatively long time, while the fresh fruity prelude of bergamot says goodbye early on.

The base. In my opinion, this may be the reason why this perfume is considered unisex. There are so many different, especially beautiful components and none of them really dominant, that it probably depends on what you are so familiar with. Is it the oakmoss if you know more green scents? Is it the vanilla? All in all I perceive something spicy, woody (cardamom?) but also something slightly smoky has already been reported to me by others. What is exciting for me is that the basic theme of the top and heart notes described above is dissolving. Instead of a more dominant note that is accompanied, a soft and noble bouquet is now presented, from which one can "dream" out the favourite scents. Wonderful.

In summary, I think it is masterful how a really enchanting scent was created here. A scent gradient that you want to smell like. This is essential in a perfume. Durability for me about one working day and Sillage very neat. I don't even count compliments anymore. The bottle - the most beautiful in my collection. In view of the price, I would of course wish that it would never run out, but I guess that remains a dream. At least a beautiful one.
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Hybriid25

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Lothlorien In atomizer.
Clear is the water in thy spring, White the stream in white hand, More beautiful still are foliage and land In Dwimordene, in Lórien, Than the thoughts of mortals.

Even though the fragrance is based on Shakespeare's a Midsummers Nights Dream and is anything but clear I have to think of Lothlorien when I smell it.
Gold as the Elbenwald stores the fragrance in its bottle and just waiting to beguile one with its beauty.

Multilayered, mysterious and difficult for mortals to decipher the fragrance takes you to a beautiful forest clearing. Bedded on a bed of moss you listen to the elvish songs, the summer night starry sky look at. Around one rum the elvish flower and herb beds.

At the beginning fresh, then later floral, spicy, receives a beautiful fragrance that has the potential to take one into another world and dream. The fragrance becomes deeper and deeper over time, like an idyllic dream in which you sink further and further. One of the fragrances in which I fell in love at first sniff.

Highly recommended, even if the price is a bit steep.
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 2 years ago
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A wonder for spring or fall. A fresh opening, citric and floral. The base is powdery, musky, resinous with patchouli and a soft vanilla.
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TOPTOP 3 years ago
A very beautiful scent - it's a concert for the nose. Unfortunately, it is very expensive. With this fragrance, you will get a compliment :)
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NicheOnlyNicheOnly 1 year ago
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Sophisticated, mature & masculine. Powdery-aromatic open with a mossy woody-citrusy flank. All-year/signature, mediocre performance.
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NachoargNachoarg 2 years ago
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One of my fauvorites parfums, makes me feel special and confortable. I didnt aprecciate it at the begining...but now i love it.
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HolscentbarHolscentbar 2 years ago
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all these works always have a leading thread: balance. versatile, masculine. if you love vetiver go blind
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