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.
Viking Cologne by Creed, Viking by Creed is a powerful blend of aromatic and green accords.
Introduced in 2016, it is an ultra-masculine fragrance, full of strong and robust scents.
The cologne opens with pink pepper, black currant, and bergamot, starting the fragrance with spiciness and tartness.
Next, the heart opens up, with rose, mint and more pepper.
The fragrance finishes with lavender, patchouli, vetiver, and sandalwood.
The floral scents are tempered by the fresh green scents and warmwoody notes, creating a balanced, manly cologne.