Great Perfume Houses Part 11

Welcome back to our bi-weekly look at the great perfume houses "creed logo"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 fa"green irish tweed"ct 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.

Success in a Bottle?

Did you ever wonder what makes a great man or woman great? Was he just born that way or is there an external force determining his greatness? Certainly greatness stems from multiple factors coming together in just the right way, but here at Lily Direct we like to think that scent is definitely one small factor that makes up that elusive greatness mixture. And when one perfume house has perfumed an extensive collection of history’s greatest names, and continues to perfume contemporary greats alike, you have to stop and ask yourself, is it something in the spritz?

The Creed perfume house has created a legacy of unrivaled scents, both commissioned and worn by a host of global royalty, politicians, movie stars and first ladies. It’s rumored that it Remarkable letters from King Geoge IIIall started with a bottle of ‘Royal English Leather,’ commissioned by King George III.

Today, over 200 years later, First Lady Michelle Obama has said she is a devoted fan of Creed perfumes. Over the last two decades and beyond a wealth of famous names— Winston Churchill, JFK, Frank Sinatra, Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Madonna and Julia Roberts…just to name a few—have either commissioned or worn Creed scents.

The list of famous Creed wearers is seemingly never ending: In 1920, at the request of Winston Churchill, ‘Tabarome Millesime’ was created; a take on the original ‘Tabarome’ fragrance, Churchill’s version contains notes of tobacco.

JFK is said to have worn ‘Vetiver.’

‘Spring Flower’ is said to have been commissioned for Hollywood starlet Audrey Hepburn in 1951. Since King George III there have been a plethora of European royals said to have commissioned scents from the Creed perfume house.

Don’t worry too much if you are an ordinary person who cannot commission a personalized scent, Creed has plenty of exquisite scents on the market. Many of the scents that were originally commissioned are later available to the general public. You can find great deals on Creed scents such as ‘Original Vetiver’, ‘Love in White’ and many more right here on the Lily Direct website. With so many great names wearing Creed scents, isn’t it worth it to see if you can find success in a bottle?