History

Handcrafting uncommon perfumes for royal houses

and discerning patrons for over 250 years.

It began as a bottle of Royal English Leather—a rich mix of mandarin, ambergris and sandalwood—commissioned by King George III (after becoming enamored with a pair of Creed scented gloves). Passed from father to son for seven generations since its London founding in 1760 by James Henry Creed, The House of Creed has been handcrafting uncommon fragrances for royal houses and discerning patrons for over 250 years.

FROM FATHER TO SON

Based outside of Paris today, each scent is weighed, mixed, macerated and filtered all by hand in the highest tradition of the House’s founder, James Creed.

 

Today, sixth generation and master perfumer Olivier Creed and his son, Erwin Creed, carry on the craft from their Parisian laboratory. Father and son each personally seek out the purest elements from around the world to continue the art of Creed’s perfume making—a timeless, yet modern take on history, bottled.

 

TRADITIONAL
PERFUMING METHODS

The Creed "Millesimes" have been created from essences of great quality. Olivier Creed personally seeks out the purest elements from around the world from which he crafts his perfumes. The infusion technique, now abandoned by modern industry, enables Olivier Creed to preserve the originality of his timeless fragrances. In turn, Creed manufactures an unrivaled product through its unique infusion process and by using the finest natural ingredients. The components are weighed, mixed, macerated and filtered all by hand in the highest tradition of the House's founder James Creed.