Creed Fragrances: A Buyer’s guide

Which Creed fragrance perfectly fits your personality? Discover characteristics, inspirations and suggestions for choosing the Creed fragrance that is right for you.

….Fragrances that fit like a fine tailored suit and that are worn with the pleasant feeling of being at ease…. – creed.cale.it

This is how the famed brand of artistic perfumery Creed describes its olfactory masterpieces: there is no “better” Creed perfume but rather, the best fragrance for one’s own taste and personality.

Given the wide selection of Creed perfumes, finding the fragrance that fits us just right can be quite difficult: starting from the ABC’s, discover our tips for recognizing it as quickly as possible.

Space to emotions

Each Creed fragrance is the personal masterpiece of master perfumer Olivier Creed, sixth generation descendant of a great line of perfumers that still today personally creates all his perfumes.

Each creation is much more than a simple chemical formula: the magic of a perfume is in recreating the allure of far away and extraordinary worlds, combining inspirations and memories, recreating experiences and emotions tied to it.

The emotional component is therefore very important, in the first step of choosing your Creed perfume do not neglect this aspect and let yourself be taken away by the story of each fragrance.

Clear Ideas

Notes and olfactory families as well as the olfactory pyramid and formulation typologies: Understanding, even if only superficially, how a perfume is structured can help you narrow down the field and make a first selection. For example, it could be useful to know that the base notes represent the true personality of a perfume. These notes reveal themselves at a later time, they persist longer, and they are responsible for the sought after scent trail.

It is also essential to understand the difference between Eau de Toilette, Eau de Parfume and Millesime.
Depending on the higher or lower percentage of essential oils present in the formulation, one can already be oriented towards a more intense and perceptible fragrance or a fresher and lighter one. Creed’s Millesime is, for example, a perfume with a very high concentration and persistence.


Choosing a perfume “on paper” is possible but risky. Our advice is to try the fragrance on your skin to better perceive its characteristics. In fact, the pH of your skin can change the perception of a fragrance on your skin and make certain notes more noticeable than others.

In our Boutique in Via Porta Rossa, 33 you will find a wide selection of Creed perfumes: try the fragrances that intrigue you the most and buy the one that suits you best.

Wondering which Creed fragrance for men is the bestselling?

Here are 5 of our customer’s most loved fragrances, find out which one(s) fits you best.

1. Creed Aventus: pure energy

It’s right for you if: you are a courageous idealist that doesn’t like to be conditioned by limits and difficulties; you are not afraid to follow your passions and challenge uncertainty to chase a dream; you consider the achievement of an objective as a first step towards the next objective.

Olfactory Family: woody, Spicy, Leathery
Top Note: Blackcurrant, Bergamot, Apple, Pineapple
Middle Note: Jasmine, Patchouli, Birch, Juniper Berries (Pinkberries)
Base Note: Musk, Oak moss, Ambergris, Vanilla

Availability: Millesime 50ml spary; 100ml spray

2. Silver Mountain: Essence of the Mountain

It’s right for you if: you want to stand out and like the Silver Mountain fragrance –positive and balanced, romantic and determined, intense without ostentation- your personality has a thousand facets difficult to contain in a single adjective.

Olfactory Family: Woody and Mossy
Top Note: Bergamot, Mandarin, Neroli
Middle Note: Marine notes, Green Tea, Blackcurrant buds
Base Note: Sandalwood, Musk

Availability: Millesime 50ml spray; 100ml spray

3. Millesime Imperial: A Thousand and One Nights

It’s for you if: you want to dive into a sensory journey amongst heavenly fruits and flowers. The idea that this fragrance was first created for a Saudi king and members of his Court fascinates you.

Olfactory Family: Amber, Flowers, Woody
Top Note: Bergamot, Mandarin leaves, Lemon
Middle Note: Marine Notes, Iris
Base Note: Sandalwood, Amber, Musk

Availability: Millesime 50ml spray; 100ml spray

4. Royal Mayfair: noble and rebellious

It’s for you if: you have a sophisticated style and you distinguish yourself for the courage of your choices, even the most ordinary. Inspired by the Duke of Windsor, this perfume is Olivier Creed’s personal interpretation of a truly unique style, noble and rebellious at the same time.

Olfactory Family: Flowery, Woody
Top Note: British gin, Jamaican lime, Scottish Highland pine
Middle Note: Duke of Windsor roses
Base Note: Bahamian orange, Canadian cedar, Austrian eucalyptus

Availability: Millesime 50ml spray

5. Viking: spirit of the adventurer

It’s for you if: you love to challenge your limits, you cannot give up the sense of freedom and consider yourself a modern explorer.

Read our in-depth analysis on the Viking perfume