New Fragrance Review: CREED Original Cologne
By Michael Davis

September 10, 2011

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Satin Citrus

Creed Original Cologne is the latest addition to Creed's Royal Exclusives Collection. Its note pyramid is a modern twist on the classic Eau de Cologne template. Although Creed Original Cologne tips its hat to Victorian England, there is nothing remotely antiquated about it.

Opening notes invigorate with fresh bergamot, lemon and a hint of grapefruit. The citrus top notes are refreshing and prominent yet never overpowering. A few minutes pass and the fragrance segues into a neroli accord that is orange essence sublime. The heart and base accords feel like clean white satin and springtime mornings. Traces of Creed's house ambergris move slow and deep beneath waves of white musc in the base. The scent is so clear, clean and pure you can almost see its brightness.

One of the most striking aspects of Creed Original Cologne is its progression. Following the brief refreshing citrus opening, the calm comes quick and lingers for hours. The fragrance is unobtrusive and remains close to the skin over hours following application. It is the epitome of subtle refinement.

Creed Original Cologne is vibrant, youthful and timeless. It is perfect for all ages and genders. Despite its appeal to the masculine market, this cologne is a stunner on women. The sheer ethereal feel that Creed Original Cologne imparts to the wearer along with its subtlety is perfume artistry that appeals to all who wear it.

Top: Lemon, bergamot, grapefruit.
Heart: Galbanum, pear, neroli.
Base: White musc, ambergris, rice powder.
Longevity: 6-8 hours
Sillage: Subtle
File under: Modern Cologne

Available at Creed, Creed Boutiques, and Neiman Marcus.