Welcome back to our bi-weekly look at the great perfume houses from around the world, perfume lovers! If you’ve been keeping up with our blogs you may remember a few months back when we discussed the many powerful people in history who have worn Creed fragrances. Well this week we are going to dig a little deeper and take a look at the history of the famed perfume house…
The House of Creed was founded in 1760 in London by James Henry Creed. In Creed’s early years the house was recognized for its quality, refinement and originality and so it was the chosen fragrance provider for the aristocracy all across Europe. The lavish Creed legacy has shifted throughout the years to keep up with the times, but it is still considered one of the most refined and exclusive perfume houses to this day.
In 1854 the House of Creed moved to Paris, where it is still head quartered today. Creed has a long history of creating specialty scents for the famous, rich and powerful of each era since its founding; and the current House of Creed is no different.
While Creed did become a well-known and widely regarded perfume house throughout the 20th century, it wasn’t until the mid-1980’s when it released Green Irish Tweed—an eau de parfum created by master perfumer Oliver Creed.
Here’s the fact that we here at Lily Direct find the most impressive: House of Creed is STILL family run today. That’s right! Creed has been a family-run business for over 250 years. The house is currently headed by master perfumer Oliver Creed and his son Erwin Creed. We sincerely hope this perfume house will defy all the odds and continue to be a family-run business for hundreds of years to come.
There aren’t many perfume houses out there that have an opulent legacy like that of House of Creed. If you’re looking for an elegant, chic scent perfect for the specialist of occasions, we recommend a Creed fragrance above all others.