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Creed Discovery Fragrance Masterclass

A Creed Discovery Fragrance Masterclass is the best way to discover the unique scents within this iconic fragrance brand.

Creed is one of the oldest niche fragrance brands in the world. Creed has a reputation for some of the world’s best men’s fragrances as well as fresh citrus fragrances that last, that are perfect for both men and women.

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Creed, Double Bay.

Their fragrances have been and are worn by the highest profile people in the world. John F Kennedy, Frank Sinatra, Carey Grant, Audrey Hepburn, David Bowie, Sir Winston Churchill – and so many more have adorned their fragrances and loved them.

Every incoming US president today is offered Aventis, Creed’s highest selling fragrance & every first lady is offered love in white.

US President Donald Trump apparently wears Creed’s Vetiver.

The Creed Discovery MasterClass

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Creed Fragrance

I attended a 45 minute Creed Discovery Masterclass which was for me a dream come true. This iconic brand originally from London, then from Paris is luxury at its very best. And the Creed Discovery Masterclass was the simplest and most enjoyable way to discover the best Creed fragrance for me. 

The masterclass offers an unrivalled experiences in the world of luxury fragrance. You see these are the types of unique fragrances that need to be sprayed onto the skin to truly appreciate their diversity. The way the fragrances are formulated focuses more on  fragrance’s base notes than top, in other words the notes that actually last.

Hearing the iconic brand’s history and the mix of each fragrance was also a treat. There is a softness to these fragrances and an energy to them as well.

The Creed Fragrance History

Renae Leith-Manos

Renae Leith-Manos at Creed Masterclass, Double Bay.

Creed Fragrance is as exclusive as it gets. It wasn’t available to the general public until 1970, so it is the ultimate in exclusive.  Prior to that it was commission-only for royalty, celebrities and the seriously well heeled. But it was launched almost 200 years before that.

It was founded in 1760 in Conduit street London, by James Henry Creed. But the fame really grew when it became a French brand in 1854, even moving the headquarters to Paris.

One of the most unique qualities about the brand is the way they capture citrus. They are the most successfully brand in the world at capturing citrus notes within a fragrance and on the skin. This is due to a unique (and super expensive ingredient) Ambergriss which is found in the intestines of sperm whales. So the fragrances really last on the skin.

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Creed Store, Double Bay

The Creed founders discovered that when this unique substance is mixed with citrus fragrances, the fragrance lasts on human skin.  Every detail of these fragrances is managed – the bottles are even hand poured today.

Fragrances I love:

My top four fragrances are:

Original Vetiver  This  fresh uplifting fragrance has notes of ginger, vetiver and cedar. It’s an “I’m going to rock this meeting in a crisp white shirt and tailored black shorts and heels” kind of fragrance for summer days. I liked it the longer it was on my skin.

Aventus is Creed’s highest selling fragrance, with notes of apple, bergamot, juniper berries, jasmine, vanilla and ambergris.  It makes me feel like heading to the beach with the music on, windows down wearing ripped off shorts and a t-shirt. Fresh.

Santal is another exceptional Creed fragrance. It is great on hot days, and the combination of woody, floral and fruit nots is unique. Makes me feel like wearing a short red dress and heels and dancing into the morning.

Renae Leith-Manos

Renae Leith-Manos at Creed, Double Bay

Royal Princess Oud is a more delicate, feminine fragrance and the one I went home with. Notes include bergamot, rose and violet, vanilla patchouli, tuscan iris and sandalwood and agarwood (oud). It contains ingredients drawn from the Damascus rose, a rare ingredient as it hails from Syria where much of the crop has nee destroyed.

The Creed Discover Masterclass is available in London at Harrods and in Sydney at Double Bay.

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