The house of Creed is a very well known fragrance house. It especially gained a lot of popularity with their Creed Aventus release. Nowadays, it’s one of the most popular niche fragrance houses with a bunch of amazing releases.
The History Of Creed
The house of Creed is one of the oldest fragrance houses. Founded by James Henry Creed in 1760, it has been passed down from father to son for seven generations. Each Creed fragrance made is handcrafted and uses the best ingredients as possible.
Nowadays, Creed fragrances are well known, mainly after the release of Creed Aventus. Creed Aventus has been perceived so well, that it introduced many people to the actual house of Creed. From there it only went uphill.
From selling to royal houses in 1760 to selling everyday people in 2019, Creed has been giving its customers the best they can give.
1. Creed Aventus
Creed Aventus is probably the best-known fragrance from the house of Creed. It was released in September 2010 as a part of Creed’s 250th birthday. Creed Aventus is now known as one of the best men’s fragrances.
Olivier Creed is the one behind Creed Aventus. When he created this fragrance, he was inspired by Napoleon Bonaparte, celebrating power, success, and strength.
The scent of this fragrance is phenomenal. The top notes of this fragrance are blackcurrant, bergamot, pineapple, and apple. These notes provide the fragrance with a fresh, pineapple blast, smelling very sweet and fresh. The middle notes are rose, birch, jasmine, and patchouli. These carry on the sweetness a bit but also introduce the woody scent. The base notes are musk, oakmoss, ambergris, and vanilla. These carry on the sweetness and the woodiness, making an all-together masculine, mass appealing fragrance with amazing longevity.
Creed Aventus is, in my opinion, one of the best fragrances created to date. It is very versatile as well. There is hardly any situation where you cannot wear Creed Aventus.
Creed Aventus, like all Creed fragrances, is quite pricey, but it is well worth it. If you’re interested in purchasing Creed Aventus, or like to read other peoples reviews, you can go check it out over here!
2. Creed Green Irish Tweed
Creed Green Irish Tweed is one of the most sold Creed fragrances. It was first introduced in 1985.
Green Irish Tweed has a very cool and green scent. It smells like you’re walking through the Irish countryside. The top notes are lemon, verbena, and peppermint. The middle notes are violet leaves. The base notes are iris, sandalwood, and ambergris.
These notes create a classic, green, fresh fragrance that works both casually, as well as formally. You can’t really go wrong with this one, as long as the weather is at least a little nice.
Not only does this fragrance smell amazing, but it also has very good performance. Spray this fragrance on and it will be noticeable for a good while.
Like most Creed fragrances, there is a bit of a higher price. If you’re interested in Creed Green Irish Tweed or want to see some reviews of others, you can go check it out over here!
3. Creed Silver Mountain Water
Creed introduced Silver Mountain Water in 1995 as a unisex fragrance. Although it is classed as unisex, this fragrance fits amazing with a man.
The fragrance is inspired by the streams of water flowing through the snow-topped mountains of the Alps, a place where the perfumer, Olivier Creed, finds relaxation. The scent is designed to capture the purity of this environment. The bottle of the fragrance is also completely white, hinting at those snowtopped mountains.
The top notes of Silver Mountain Water are bergamot, mandarin, and neroli, providing a rich, fresh opening. The middle notes are blackcurrant and green tea. These two notes provide a slight sweetness, as well as a very cooling scent from the green tea. The base notes are sandalwood and musk.
This fragrance gives an overall fruity, icy scent that works perfectly in warmer seasons. Creed Silver Mountain Water is an amazing piece of the Creed collection. If you’re interested in purchasing this fragrance or reading some more reviews, you can go check it out over here!
4. Creed Viking
Creed Viking is one of the most recent releases of Creed. It was launched in 2017, as the next major men’s fragrance since Creed Aventus.
Creed Viking is inspired by, as you can imagine, the Vikings. Mainly by the longships they build and used to explore the world. That is what Creed Viking embodies as well, a fiery man’s fragrance that projects fearlessness and exploration for the modern man.
The top notes of this fragrance are bergamot, lemon, and pink peppercorn. The middle notes are peppercorn, rose, and peppermint. The base notes are sandalwood, vetiver, patchouli, and lavandin absolute.
The thing that makes Creed Viking unique is that it is a rose based fragrance for men. This isn’t the most common in men’s fragrances, yet Creed Viking really does this amazing.
This fragrance is mostly fresh, along with a somewhat aquatic vibe, but there is also a strong floral presence and a spicy edge. This fragrance is truly a fantastic one. If you’re interested in Creed Viking, you can go check it out over here!
5. Creed Original Vetiver
Original Vetiver is a fragrance from the house of Creed, introduced in 2004.
The fragrance is reminiscent of the lingering summers. This is as a result of the use of the vetiver plant. Normally, only one part of the plant is used, but in Creed Original Vetiver, all three parts are used.
The top notes of Original Vetiver are bergamot, bitter orange, mandarin, and vetiver leaves. The middle notes are white pepper, coriander, and pink berries. The base notes are sandalwood, vetiver, ambergris, and Tonkin musk.
These notes all provide an amazingly fresh and clean fragrance. Original Vetiver starts off a bit soapy in the beginning, but after a little while, it turns into a very green, grassy, and fresh scent.
The uniqueness of this fragrance really makes it stand out. Nowadays, there aren’t many fragrances like this. If you’re interested in purchasing or reading other peoples reviews, you can go check out Original Vetiver over here!
6. Creed Royal Water
Creed Royal Water was introduced in 1997 as a unisex fragrance.
This fragrance is crafted as a tribute to Britain’s young royals. This vibrant and clean scent has a great balance between citrus and coolness.
The top notes of Royal Water are bergamot, lemon, mandarin, verbena, clementine, and peppermint. The middle notes are cumin, basil, pepper, and pink berries. The base notes are ambergris and Tonkin musk.
The top notes really create a nice and fresh scent, where the middle notes provide a nice spicy twist. Overall, with this fragrance, you can expect an amazingly fresh, clean, and overall vibrant scent.
Creed Royal Water doesn’t have the most unique scent, but the scent it has is one of the better ones. If you’re interested in purchasing or reading other peoples reviews, you can go check out Creed Royal Water right here!
7. Creed Erolfa
Creed Erolfa is a fragrance introduced in 1992 and an overall masterpiece in the Creed collection.
The first thing that stands out is the name. The name ‘Erolfa’ is actually compiled of a part of the names of the family members of the perfumer. The first one is ‘Erwin’ (ER), the son and perfumers protege. The second one is ‘Olivia’ (OL), the daughter of Olivier Creed. The last part is from ‘Fabienne’ (FA), the mother of Olivia.
The inspiration behind Erolfa is the families time in the Mediterranean, experiencing the seas, the salty air, and the breezes. This nautical vibe is what is recreated in Erolfa.
The top notes are bergamot, lemon, orange, violet, cumin, basil, rosemary, and lemon. The middle notes are cyclamen, jasmine, ginger, coriander, and pepper. The base notes are cedarwood, sandalwood, moss, amber, and musk.
Overall, this fragrance has a great oceanic vibe to it that works amazingly with warm weather. If you’re interested in purchasing Creed Erolfa, you can go check it out over here!
8. Creed Bois Du Portugal
Creed introduced Bois Du Portugal in 1987 as a masculine, woody fragrance.
The inspiration behind this fragrance are the hikes in the Portuguese highlands. ‘Bois’ is French for ‘woods’, so the name of this fragrance is basically ‘Woods of Portugal’. That is also what you can find in this fragrance, a woody, somewhat spicy scent with a great hint of lavender.
The notes in Bois Du Portugal are pretty simple. The top notes are bergamot and lavender. The middle note is cedarwood and the base notes are sandalwood, ambergris, and vetiver.
What these notes provide you with is an amazing woody fragrance. The lavender is also quite prevalent in this fragrance, but it gets balanced out perfectly by the woody notes.
Creed Bois Du Portugal is, as Creed says, an instant classic, that definitely leans more towards a little more mature men. If you’re interested in purchasing, you can check out Creed Bois Du Portugal over here!
9. Creed Virgin Island Water
Creed Virgin Island Water is a relatively new Creed fragrance, introduced in 2007 as a unisex fragrance.
Virgin Island Water was inspired by one of my favorite stories. It is about the tropical splendor, carried through the trade routes in the Caribbean, bringing forward a tropical scent suited for both men and woman, working amazingly in the warmer months. This fragrance brings a bit of this tropical paradise around you, which it does in a great way.
The top notes are bergamot, lime, and mandarin. The middle notes are hibiscus, ylang ylang, and jasmine. The base notes are Tonkin musk and tropical wood.
The top notes provide you with a tropical, fresh opening. The middle and base notes make sure the tropical feeling gets carried on. It smells like a creamy, sweet, fresh fragrance that, as intended, gives you the feeling that there is a bit of a tropical paradise around you.
Creed Virgin Island Water is a perfect warm weather fragrance that you really can’t go wrong with. If you’re interested in purchasing this fragrance, you can go check out Creed Virgin Island Water over here!
10. Creed Himalaya
Creed introduced Himalaya to the market in 2002, making it a more recent release, even though it is quite a few years ago.
Creed Himalaya is inspired by one of Olivier’s travels when he climbed the Himalayan mountains. A citrusy fragrance mixed with warmer, woody notes to recreate the daring attitude and the confidence of a climber.
Creed Himalaya has an amazing scent. It is fresh and woody, creating a great fragrance with a warm feeling to it. The top notes are bergamot, grapefruit, lemon, and mandarin. The middle notes are pink berries, nutmeg, cedarwood, sandalwood, vetiver, and pepper. The base notes are ambergris, musk, and Tonka beans.
The top notes are providing the freshness, where the middle notes really give you this warm and woody feeling. This is mainly because of the woody notes, as well as the pepper and nutmeg.
Creed Himalaya is an amazingly woody, fresh, somewhat metallic fragrance that took a bunch of inspiration from the Himalayan mountains. The bottle is designed to be a clear metallic color, representative of a canteen, as well as the silvery looks of the alpine ice.
Overall, this fragrance is fantastic, especially in those transitional seasons like the spring and fall. If you’re interested in purchasing or reading other peoples reviews, you can go check out Creed Himalaya over here!
11. Creed Millesime Imperial
Creed Millesime Imperial is a very versatile fragrance, introduced in 1995. Millesime Imperial is not only versatile in its use, but also in who wears it, as this fragrance is a unisex fragrance.
Millesime Imperial is a refreshing scent that evokes feelings of citrussy groves and lush seasides. The signature and noticeable golden bottle represent the royalty that this fragrance fits with.
The scent of Millesime Imperial is a fruity, salty scent. The top notes are bergamot, green mandarin, lemon, and sea salt. The middle note is iris and the base notes are sandalwood, amber, and musk.
In the top notes, you can find the base of this sweet and salty scent. The sweetness from the fruity notes mixes perfectly with the sea salt. This provides a very nice and unique scent that works great in most situations. Because this fragrance is not overly fresh or sweet, it can work in almost any situation. From an office to formal occasions, Millesime Imperial has you covered.
Creed did an amazing job with Millesime Imperial and if you’re interested in purchasing or reading other peoples reviews, you can go check it out over here!
12. Creed Royal Oud
Creed Royal Oud first entered the market in 2011 as a unisex fragrance.
The inspiration for Royal Oud is the luxurious elements of Persian Palaces, being leather, gold, wood, and marble. With this inspiration, Creed created Royal Oud, a rich, woody, spicy fragrance.
The top notes of Royal Oud are lemon, pink berries, and bergamot. The middle notes are cedar, galbanum, and Angelica roots. The base notes are sandalwood, Tonkin musk, and, of course, oud.
Oud fragrances are a type of fragrance you really have to like. But if you like it, this one does it perfectly. It has a great balance between the oud and the other notes. It has a sort of Western vibe to it, fitting great with the spicy, oud scent.
Creed Royal Oud is a masterpiece when it comes to oud fragrances. If you’re interested in purchasing or reading other peoples reviews, you can go check it out over here!
13. Creed Tabarome Millesime
Creed introduced Tabarome Millesime in 2000 as a masculine fragrance, meant for men who aspire to be leaders.
Tabarome Millesime takes its inspiration from the English clubs, where fine brandy and quality cigars are served. The name ‘Tabarome’ stands for the lingering tobacco aroma, which can be found in this fragrance. This scent is what connects this fragrance with those clubs.
The top notes are bergamot, lemon, mandarin, and ginger. The base notes are jasmine, sandalwood, and vetiver. The base notes are musk, tobacco, tea, and leather.
This masculine mix has a seductive vibe coming from the sandalwood, a warm vibe coming from the ginger, and a masculine pop from the leather. The tea in there is also somewhat soothing.
This fragrance is perfect for people who are a bit older and dressed up. As in is inspired by fancy English clubs, make sure you’re dressed a little fancy as well. If you’re interested in purchasing this fragrance, you can go check out Creed Tabarome Millesime over here!
14. Creed Royal Mayfair
Creed Royal Mayfair first hit the market under the name ‘Windsor’ in 2009 as a limited edition. In 2015 it hit the market again, this time under the name Royal Mayfair.
Royal Mayfair is inspired by the life and influence of King Edward VIII, the Duke of Windsor. This fragrance is a masculine, floral fragrance that uses notes from all over the world. Mayfair is also a neighborhood in London, the place where Creed has a boutique.
The top notes are British gin, Jamaican lime, and pine from the Scottish highlands. The middle notes are Duke of Windsor roses and the base notes are Bahamian orange, Canadian cedarwood, and Australian eucalyptus.
Royal Mayfair has an amazing floral scent that is also very masculine. Besides the floral vibe it has, it also has a green and fresh scent. This is coming from the pine, lime, orange, and eucalyptus. And of course, you can’t forget the gin, which gives this fragrance the last little kick to be this amazing.
Creed Royal Mayfair is an amazing, masculine fragrance with a nice floral base. It will work perfectly for most men. If you’re interested in purchasing or reading other peoples reviews, you can go check it out over here!
15. Creed Neroli Sauvage
Neroli Sauvage is one of Creed’s masculine fragrances, introduced in 1994.
This fragrance celebrates the 17th century Duchess of Nerola. This Duchess is known for her wild summer parties. During these parties, guests would crush neroli flowers against their skin to release the floral, citrusy essence. This fragrance is focussed to people who like a crisp citrusy fragrance.
The top notes of Neroli Sauvage are bergamot, bitter orange, grapefruit, lemon, neroli, and verbena. The middle note is orange blossom and the base note is ambergris.
The top notes really strive to give you that initial citrusy blast. There are a bunch of citrusy notes in there, some providing a bittery freshness, where others provide more of a sweet freshness. This freshness is then accompanied by the warmth of the ambergris, creating a perfect blend and ode to the summer parties of the Duchess of Nerola.
Creed Neroli Sauvage is created for the people who love a crisp and vibrant citrusy fragrance. It is citrusy and fresh and an overall amazing warm weather fragrance. If you’re interested in purchasing or reading other peoples reviews, you can go check out Creed Neroli Sauvage over here!
16. Creed Original Santal
Creed Original Santal hit the markets in 2005 as a woody and spicy fragrance.
When perfumer Olivier Creed created Original Santal, he worked together with his son Erwin Creed. Both looked to Asia for inspiration, using spices and woods to create a spicy, oriental fragrance.
The top notes are Orange Tree Absolute, Jamaican ginger, cinnamon, and Sicilian lemon. The middle notes are lavender, peppermint, rosemary, and pink berries. The base notes are Mysore sandalwood, Virginian cedar, vanilla, Siam benzoin, ambergris, and Tonkin musk.
The warm vanilla, cinnamon, and Tonka bean combined with the fresh notes create an amazing balance with a warm feeling. Added to this is the Mysore sandalwood to create an even better fragrance with a spicy, woody scent.
Creed Original Santal is an amazing fragrance, especially when the temperatures are a little low. If you’re interested in purchasing or reading other peoples reviews, you can go check out Creed Original Santal over here!
Should You Get A Creed Fragrance
Creed fragrances are generally pretty expensive, especially compared to other fragrances on the market. However, there is a reason for the price. Creed fragrances are of high quality and they all smell amazing. They also have amazing performance. It projects well and it will last you a long time!
If you should get one is all up to you. If you have the money for it or if you really want one, I’d say go for it. You definitely won’t regret it. But if you think they’re a bit too expensive, I’d get that as well.
Personally, I’d say to purchase one if you love fragrances. A Creed fragrance is well worth the money if you’re into fragrances and you’ll smell amazing for quite a while.
Just like with any fragrance, the main question is: Is the price tag worth it for you?
Now if you do decide to get one, make sure you get the right one. If you’re looking for a versatile fragrance you can wear whenever you want, you might want to go for something like Creed Aventus or Creed Millesime Imperial. Those two are very versatile so that makes them generally very safe to get.
If you’re looking for a warm weather fragrance from Creed, you should look at Creed Green Irish Tweed, Creed Silver Mountain Water, Creed Viking, or Creed Virgin Island Water. Those are very fresh or aquatic, making them perfect for warm weather.
If you’re looking for a cold weather fragrance from Creed, you should look at Creed Original Santal, Creed Tabarome Millesime, Creed Royal Oud, or even Creed Bois Du Portugal. Those are generally warm, woody fragrances that are perfect for cold weather.
Of course, these fragrances are not limited to these categories and you can use them whenever you feel like it. They’re all amazing!
Creed is a fragrance boutique that has been around since 1760. From then it has stayed in the family, going from father to son.
Creed has created some of the most amazing fragrances to date. From all-stars like Creed Aventus to lesser-known ones, they are all masterfully crafted. All the fragrances above are not listed in any particular order. If you like them or not is all up to you, but the general consensus is that these are top notch fragrances and I highly suggest that you look at at least some of these. Even though there is a high price attached to it, they are well worth it!