Creed is a niche perfume house, which has boutiques in Paris, London, New York City, Beverly Hills, Dubai Mall, Kuwait, Vienna, Milan, and Miami in addition to stands in high-end retailers across the world. The house purportedly creates its perfumes in-house by two perfumers: a father and his son. The current generation consists of Olivier Creed (who is credited for Green Irish Tweed, Millesime Imperial, Silver Mountain Water, and Aventus among others) and his son Erwin Creed.
James Henry Creed supposedly founded the House of Creed in London in 1760 as a tailoring establishment, however, the earliest evidence of Creed's existence hark from the late 1960s or early 1970s. It rose to fame in the mid 19th century under Henry Creed as tailors and habit makers for the fashionable dandy Count d'Orsay, Queen Victoria, and Empress Eugénie, who issued the firm of Creed & Cumberland a Royal Warrant for tailoring articles. Olivier Creed's first eponymously named fragrance was a traditional eau de cologne with matching aftershave. Its release date is unknown, although bottles are still in circulation. Creed also has other high-profile creations in its catalog such as Angelique Encens, which was said to have been originally created in 1933 for the Bishop of Paris.
Original Santal Cologne by Creed, Original Santal is a distinctive men’s scent steeped in the heritage of centuries of perfumery.
Created by sixth-generation head Olivier Creed and his son, Erwin Creed, who will one day guide this luxury perfume dynasty, this scent pays homage to the spiritual richness and royal splendor of India.
As the name hints, precious sandalwood is the center of this scent, around which all other elements slowly dance.
Top notes of Indian sandalwood, coriander, cinnamon,and juniper berry provide immediate satisfaction.
The olfactory journey continues with middle notes of ginger, lavender, rosemary, and leaves of the absolute orange tree.
The warm base of vanilla and tonka bean provides a lingering, satisfying finish.