Rosarium Blends Dom by Catamara Rosarium


Post by Azar


Hello APJ,

We all know that perfume evokes memories, changes moods and perspectives, makes us feel beautiful and desirable, serves the purposes of seduction, warms our winters, cools our summers and transports us to lands near and far away. Some fragrances also seem to increase our self-confidence and amplify our power. I wear my “power scents” for the same reasons that some people wear their “power suits”. I have an “armory” (so to speak) of bottles that provide much needed support (power shots) for a variety of occasions and purposes. Today’s review is not about one of those but about a new fragrance, Dom by Catamara Rosarium. Here is a description abstracted and condensed from the Rosarium Blends website:

“Dom – A charm for establishing your sexual dominion. -To lure that which you desire the most. Wear to invoke and manifest your deepest, darkest desires in the flesh. This perfume is for domination in all manner of ways and can be worked with lots of different intentions: [To dominate] a problem in your life, perhaps to dominate your boss, or a coworker, maybe to dominate a spirit… The perfume can also be used to repair damage…giving renewed confidence. The perfume itself is the base for many forms of magic… The only limitations are the ones we create ourselves.”

Rosarium Blends Dom by Catamara Rosarium

The Perfume Power Suit

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Rosarium Blends lists these featured accords in one line:
Vanilla, Smokey Vetiver, Neroli, Lemon, Patchouli, Myrrh, Mugwort, Black Storax

As far as I am concerned domination (whatever that means) is only a very small part of personal power. Nevertheless, I find it intriguing that any scent can have these magical effects. This summer I received a small sample of Dom and subsequently purchased a 9.8 ml bottle, which is fast disappearing.

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My first impression of Dom is that of smoke, vetiver and vanilla laced with citrus blossoms and mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris). This mugwort is not at all dry. The vanilla, the sweet black storax (styrax) and the rich, earthy, slightly damp and spicy myrrh amplify the natural resinous qualities of the mugwort (AKA European artemisia). As the fragrance develops it becomes an almost gourmand confection of vanilla, lemon and artemisia (a gothic lemon bar!). After two or three hours this strange, dark treat dries down and finishes with more vanilla and incense. Dom is actually quite tenacious for a natural perfume. Even after 24 hours a little bit still lingers on my skin. Also, the sillage changes with body temperature. The hotter I am the more this fragrance projects, even after several hours of wear.

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I love wearing Dom but I can’t really say that it fills me with a sense of power. I do find that people are drawn to me when I wear it and that problems and misunderstandings just seem to melt away or are resolved with gracious good humor. The single issue I have with this perfume is that whenever I wear it I tend to lose focus. I find that I am drawn to myself, fixated on the scent, continually sniffing my wrists, completely under the spell of the smell.

Rosarium Blends has $15/4ml spray or $30/9.8ml splash

Azar xx

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Perfume Power Suit GIVEAWAY


This week we will have 2 Winners who will each get a sample each of these 6 fragrances:
Rosarium Blends Dom
Vintage Karl Lagerfeld’s KL (carded)
Vintage Lucien Lelong Sirocco
Olympic Orchids Olympic Amber
Annick Goutal Grand Amour (carded)
Rasasi Amber Ood CPO
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Open to everyone in the world who follows AustralianPerfumeJunkies via eMail, WordPress, Bloglovin or RSS. Please leave how you follow in the comments to be eligible. I must be able to check that you follow so if you have an email address on your gravatar that’s different to your follow address then please email me so I know. Yes, you can start following to enter, in fact it’s encouraged.

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Leave a comment about YOUR power perfumes, which scents do you wear to boost your confidence or are there perfumes that make you feel invincible?

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Entries Close Thursday 25th December 2014 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winners will be chosen by pulling names from a sunhat (maybe)
The winners will have till Sunday 28th December 2014 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit.

56 comments on “Rosarium Blends Dom by Catamara Rosarium

  1. Irina says:

    I follow ( closely)by e-mail. Thanks for the darw

  2. Jaybee says:

    My fallback perfume is good old Chanel No 5, but if I need to smell like a designer millionaire at an exotic resort, Acqua di Parma’s Colonia Intensa Oud is pretty, well, intense! It’s made to be noticed. I follow by email. 🙂

    • Azar says:

      Thanks to a generous friend I have a little decant of the Intensa Oud and it really is powerful stuff. Do you find that use it often?
      Azar xx

      • Jaybee says:

        Hi Azar! No, just because it is that powerful and I fear I’d skunk people too much. However, if I head up north where it’s tropical for a holiday, I might use it more often. xx

  3. chris hartnett says:

    Follow via email & FB….with vintage Miss Dior & Opium I take no prisoners!!! Thanks for the draw & merry Xmas 🙂

    • Azar says:

      Hi Chris,
      Vintage Opium is in my closet of power perfumes too! The older formulations have a lot more punch than the newer ones and seem to last forever. Merry Xmas to you and thank you for joining the draw.
      Azar xx

  4. Jackie b says:

    My sense of power would be enhanced by wearing a perfume that no one else can recognise. I wore Amouage Tribute last night and even intimidated myself!
    I follow by email.

    • Azar says:

      Hi Jackie b,
      I have a few perfumes that no one knows about. I especially like one that was a trial created by an indie perfumer and sent to me as a comp. I understand that this has been reformulated and will be released early next year. And… I must say that I am also intimidated Amouage Tribute, especially by the price!
      Azar xx

  5. Lyubov says:

    Aromatics Elixir edp! Works every time!
    Artemisia species were subjects to my Ph. D. thesis, and I am quite curious to try Rosarium Blends Dom!
    I follow by email and on the FB page. I am in Bulgaria (EU)
    Thanks for the generous Christmas draw!Happy Holidays!
    Lyubov recently posted…Salty / B25My Profile

    • Azar says:

      Lyubov! Have you written about Artemisia for your blog? I would love to read more about it from an expert’s point of view! Also, You have inspired me to pull out my Aromatics Elixir EdP! Have “salty” Christmas!
      Azar xx

      • Lyubov says:

        So far, the Artemisia is missing from my blog. Or at least I didn’t pay it the attention it deserves. Moreover, I am looking for my Artemisia Holy Grail perfume, and still haven’t found it…
        I know Tresor Prejs is known the love of Aromatics Elixir, but I am AE devotee, too. I can wear it in swelter, indeed. Or as an insomnia soother (though not a sleeping pill).
        My Christmas will be salty as usual (oh, that sauerkraut – it’s all around), but I am making a stout-cherry-marzipan cake this evening, and my sister is tuning in with a pumpkin-cinnamon filled banitza (thined rolled pastry). And I saw my Mum hiding a huuuuuuge Toblerone somewhere…So, there will be suuuuugaaaaar! 🙂
        Have a great time this Christmas!
        Lyubov recently posted…Dos GardeniasMy Profile

  6. Tena says:

    When I wear Chanel Cuir de Ruisse (not the Les Exclusives which doesn’t projrct the same power for me) or Vero Profumo’s Rozy EDP, nothing in the world can stop me.
    I enjoy following APJ by email.

    • Azar says:

      Hi Tena,
      I can understand the power of Cuire de Ruisse and am looking forward to a sample of the Rozy. Have a wonderful holiday and welcome to the draw!
      Azar xx

  7. Patty Pong says:

    I follow by e-mail. 🙂 I wear something by MFK.

  8. Kristi says:

    I follow by email. Sometimes I wear opium 🙂

  9. Lillian Holloway says:

    Krasnaya Moskva is my power perfume. So few people in the USA know it. It’s a splendid secret to wear, I smell like no other out in public. I follow you mainly on twitter.

    • Azar says:

      Hello Lillian,
      I read your comment and immediately tried to track some down. It is “as scarce as hen’s teeth” but sounds wonderful and powerful. Thank you for the tip and for joining the draw!
      Azar xx

  10. Anita Bleick says:

    I follow by email. Power scents are Aromatics Elixir and 31 Rue Cambon.

  11. Kandice says:

    Wow. I could use a scent that makes me feel powerful and repairs my self-confidence. Thanks for the draw and the review of this perfume. I don’t have any power scents but I do have comfort scents, usually vanilla or orange blossom based. I follow via email. Happy Holidays!

    • Azar says:

      Hi Kandice,
      All the comments here are giving me new ideas for power perfumes! I hope you find one that works for you. My power perfumes are all over the map, that is to say the prices all vary a lot as do the styles. They are not all bombastic . Some are very subtle. Have a wonderful holiday and thanks for joining the draw!
      Azar xx

  12. rincoglionita says:

    I’ve started following you by email. My main power scent is Creed Love in Black. I do feel pretty invincible when I wear it.

  13. Sun Mi says:

    Azar – this perfume sounds… magnificent!! Can it really deliver such domination?? I must know! I know you love artimisia – I don’t think I know what it smells like as I haven’t come across it yet in any of my meager perfume trials, so I’d certainly love to try this. As for power scents – I don’t think I’ve quite found one yet. Do Son makes me feel beautiful though, which can be nice when you’re a sleep deprived and haggard new mother. =D Nonetheless I will continue to search for a scent that makes me feel bold and invincible. Thanks for this lovely giveaway, I follow via Bloglovin!
    Sun Mi recently posted…Diptyque – Pomander Candle (candle review)My Profile

    • Azar says:

      Hi Sun Mi,

      I have a closet full of artemisia (Artemisia ludoviciana and Artemisia tridentata) that was picked this past spring and summer along the Columbia Gorge and in the Methow Valley. I had intended to distill it but never got around to it. Some is being tinctured.
      It still smells fabulous and perhaps is serving to drive moths away?

      It has been many years since I was a sleep deprived new mother but I remember the feeling all too well! You do need a powerful pick-me-up!

      Azar xx

  14. Lauren says:

    After reading the post this morning I thought I’d try some “Queen” by Queen Latifah. Seems pretty powerful considering who made it and also because it’s not overly flowery like most of my perfumes. I started out feeling good, but that was soon replaced by shame because of all the cookies I ate this morning. Is there a perfume that can help with that?

  15. Fazal Cheema says:

    I follow you through email.. Kouros is one powerhouse frag that always lifts my spirits. But some which I wear to feel invincible (well I dont wear them often due to fear of running out) are Nombre Noir and Cuiron..In fact, I don’t remember when I wore them last but having them in my collection alone makes me feel invisible 😀

    • Azar says:

      Hello Fazal Cheema,
      Yes, just having great fragrances at hand gives a sense of self confidence. You know they are there if you need them! Thank you for joining the draw.
      Azar xx

  16. Nemo says:

    I don’t know that I can think of any perfumes right now that make me feel stronger. Most of the time, I make my perfume choices to make me feel more complete (depending on what I think I might be missing that day). This past week or so, Bvlgari Black has always seemed like a good choice! Comforting, but just a little weird and not completely lacking backbone. I follow by email, thank you!

    • Azar says:

      Yes, Nemo, B. Black is a little weird. Sometimes I love it and sometimes I hate it and have not used it for a long time. It really does have that rubber tire thing going on but dries down so nicely. I think I will dig mine out of the pile. Thank you for the comment and for entering the draw!
      Azar xx

  17. Elizabeth says:

    I follow by email.
    Kingdom by Mcqueen makes me feel like masterful person <3
    Also Paloma Picasso and Ombre Mercure strong and profound perfumes in my view.
    Thanks for the draw.

    • Azar says:

      Hi Elizabeth,
      I know Kingdom and Paloma Picasso and totally agree with you. Mercure is yet another scent I will try someday. Thank you for joining today’s draw!
      Azar xx

  18. AllGirlMafia says:

    I follow APJ by email.

    My power fragrance is Agent Provocateur. It is strong and feminine.

    • Azar says:

      Hello AllGirlMafia!
      I’m glad you mentioned AP! I’m surprised that you are the first one to comment on it for this post. You are IN!
      Azar xx

  19. Mary Jane says:

    My power scent is Chanel 1932. I feel like it beguiles people with its lovely fragrance but it also smells like a million bucks. I feel powerful and wealthy when I wear it. I follow via email.

  20. Rene Groyer says:

    I follow by e mail.My power fragrance is Coco by Chanel

    • Azar says:

      Hi Rene,
      I love Coco in the wintertime. I have run out and am thinking of purchasing a new small perfume. Do you know if it has changed much? Thank you for your comment!
      Azar xx

  21. Monica H. says:

    I follow via email (regularly using feedly). My power perfumes are Vetiver based and Chanel Sycomore is the first one that comes to mind =)

    • Azar says:

      Hello Monica,
      I agree that vetiver really powers up a perfume. Your comment reminded me that Chanel Sycomore is on my must try list. Thank you for that and for joining the draw!
      Azar xx

  22. Scar says:

    Sahara Noir is my ‘severe’ power scent – I feel quite indomitable.
    1740 is my social confidence scent, and it almost always works.
    La Fille de Berlin is what I wear when I want to have a good time, I find it encourages friendliness in myself and those that meet me. In that way I think it’s a power scent too. 🙂
    I follow by email.

    • Azar says:

      Hi Scar!
      I think Sahara Noir may be my favorite TF. I love the resins and incense. When I want to have a good time I wear Anat Fritz Tzora. I ran out of my little decant of La Fille de Berlin. Maybe that means I need more? Thank you for commenting and for joining the draw!
      Azar xx

  23. Tenzin says:

    I follow APJ by email 🙂
    My Power Scents are Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille, Dior Homme Intense, Amouage Opus VI and Creed Aventus.

  24. Connie says:

    Drool. I follow by email. I’m more of a comfortable elegance perfume person, I like feeling protected on those hard days. L’Air de Rien is up there.

    • Azar says:

      Hello Connie,
      I would love a few moments of comfortable elegance! I vaguely remember the feeling and the smell. Thank you so much for your comment and for joining the draw.
      Azar xx

  25. Katherine Mittas says:

    My power perfume is Kelly Caleche by Hermes. It demands to be noticed and it has staying power. I feel sophisticated and confident wearing it. I adore it .
    It was a great 40th Birthday present and very fitting I should say.

    I follow by newsletter and facebook.

    • Azar says:

      Hello Katherine,
      I have heard others refer to Kelly Caleche as power perfume too! While I can draw confidence from my power scents, sophistication is another story. I suppose I am just a dork at heart and can never quite pull off the sophisticate no matter what I wear, how I smell or how hard I try. Happy 40th and thank you for commenting and joining the draw!
      Azar xx

  26. Greennote2 says:

    Chanel Bois des Iles whenever I want to feel armour plated and iron clad. Profumum Olibanum when I need personal strength and comfort. I follow by email mostly and vaguely by RSS. I like that autocorrect turned Greennote2 into Grenade2. No appropriate to the conversation at all…

    • Azar says:

      Hello Grenade2:)
      You must certainly be armour plated and iron clad with your power picks! I can’t balme autocorrect for my errors, though. They just seem to hapen naturally. And yes! You are IN!
      Azar xx

  27. mim says:

    I follow via email.
    Hmmm… Power scents for me come in 2 varieties–the cool, calm, collected I-am-in-control ones and the strong, powerful, bow-down-mortals kind.

    Pour Un Homme de Caron is one of my go-to calm ones, and TDC Bergamote, and SL Vetiver Oriental. Tauer LDDM and Dark Passages straddle both categories. I think the ultimate power scent for me is Ormonde Jayne Woman which also encompasses both aspects.
    Dom sounds like it fits in that miche, I would love to try it! Thanks!

    • Azar says:

      Great categories for power scents, Mim! Most of mine probably fall into the second bow-down-mortals kind! Thank you for commenting and for joining this draw!
      Azar xx

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