Category: Olivier Creed

Creed Acqua Fiorentina, The Encore, 2012 (I shit you not. This is the name of this perfume.)

Perfumer Olivier Creed Hybrid vigor In any hybrid  you’re looking for the best of both worlds. I have an Australian labradoodle, a dog bred for service.  The goal of this particular mix is to combine the intelligence and trainability of the poodle with the human affiliation and low-key temperament of the labrador retriever. The risk of the mix is getting…

Creed Erolfa, 1992

Perfumer Olivier Creed I’ve tried many of the fragrances in the Creed line.  Scorecard:  Really like Irisia (bought it.)  Had to try Love in White after having read Luca Turin’s review.  Virgin Island Water, Love in Black, Fleurissimo, Original Santal.  A fairly random sampling. But there are three that are of a piece.  Original Vetiver, Himalaya and now Erolfa.   They’re quite similar in overall shape…

Creed Love in Black, 2008

Perfumers Erwin Creed and Olivier Creed I saw a bottle of this in a shop and just had to try.  The bottle is that matte black that people spend thousands of dollars on to paint their Mercedes. This symbolism of affluence and chic is so strained it creaks. It’s like an overbred poodle.  So particular, so self-conscious.  The desired message…

Creed Original Vetiver, 2004

Perfumers Erwin Creed and Olivier Creed Which word in the name of this fragrance is further from the truth? Original? Actually Original Vetiver (2004) is a soapy, citrus-woody fragrance in the vein of just about every designer men’s fragrance with the words “fresh” or “sport” in the name from the era. Vetiver? Not as far as I can smell. Original…

Creed Virgin Island Water, 2007

Perfumers Erwin Creed and Olivier Creed Virgin Island Water shouts “Tropical!” It doesn’t smell so much like the Carribean as it does the stereotype of a Brit on holiday in the Carribean.  It doesn’t smell like coconuts and warm weather flowers.  It smells like mojitos, piña coladas and suntan lotion (that’s the anscestor of sunblock to you kids.) I smell…

Creed Love in White, 2005

Perfumers Erwin Creed and Olivier Creed I had to try Love in White at some point.  Given the Turin reviews in The Guide, I couldn’t resist.  The review gives Love in White the George Bush style benefit of low expectations.  I was half expecting the devil in a bottle.  Balance the low expectations from The Guide with the stratospheric expectations set…