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Valentine's Day, The Creed Way

February 05, 2019 2 min read

Valentine's Day, The Creed Way

It’s no secret that we have a passion for fine ingredients here at The House of Creed. Each and every bottle of perfume contains ingredients sourced from around the world—from Sicilian orange blossom to Indian tuberose—and extracted via our signature infusion process. It comes as no surprise, then, that we get pretty excited to meet others with an equal passion for celebrating and sourcing unique ingredients—particularly if they happen to make chocolate.

One such example is Vosges Haut-Chocolat, and this Valentine’s Day we’re partnering with the brand for a truffle tasting in our boutiques. Shoppers will be treated to exclusive chocolates designed to complement some of our most classic fragrances. “I wanted to smell each perfume to see which ingredients stood out,” explains Chocolatier and Vosges Founder Katrina Markoff, who crafted the sweets. “My focus was to go beyond creating an edible version of what you’re smelling. I wanted the spices to complement the perfumes for a perfect sensory bite.” The truffles are full of unexpected flavors like hickory-smoked salt and chamomile, and her approach is a little like blending fragrance. “When creating interesting pairings, I look for contrasting tastes (acidity with sweetness, salty with sour) and also focus on the aromatics,” she says. “I love working with spices, flowers, and herbs. I choose aromatics with top and low notes that complement the base note of the chocolate.”

Can’t make it to one of our boutiques? Learn about Markoff’s one-of-a-kind creations for Creed, and pick up some Valentine’s-Day inspiration for your own culinary adventures (perhaps to pair with our Travel Atomizer Coffret or Radiant Travel Atomizer Coffret?), below.

The Universal Spice Blend

The Flavors: Cocoa Nibs, Chamomile, Orange Peel, Ceremonial Grade A Matcha, and Grains of Paradise

The Fragrances: Millesime Imperial, Silver Mountain Water, and Pure White Cologne—clean, citrusy scents with bergamot, neroli, and lemon.

The Men’s Spice Blend

The Flavors: South American Rooibos, Earl Grey, Hickory Smoked Salt, Fenugreek, Reishi Mushroom, and Tellicherry Pepper

The Fragrances: Aventus, Viking, and Spice and Wood—bold blends with plenty of citrus and spiked with woods such as sandalwood and cedar.

 

The Women’s Spice Blend

The Flavors: Hibiscus Flower, Pink Peppercorn, Vanilla Powder, and Bulgarian Rose Petal

The Fragrances: Aventus for Her, Love in White, Floralie, and White Flowers—dreamy, feminine eaux with fresh florals (think jasmine, tuberose, and lilac) and fruits.

Shop our Travel Atomizer Coffret, Radiant Travel Atomizer Coffret, and all of our gift ideas for Valentine’s Day here.

Visit one of our Creed Boutique locations in New York, Miami, Las Vegas, and Beverly Hills on February 13th and 14th to experience our partnership with Vosges in-person.  Guests will be invited to hand-roll truffles in unique spice blends to match their favorite Creed fragrance, and receive a complimentary box of truffles with any fragrance purchase of 50ml or more.