A milestone in Creed history, Millésime Impérial marks the House perfumery’s 150-year anniversary since its establishment in Paris. Relocated at the request of Napoleon III and the Empress Eugenie, Creed has savoured a long and rich history to the elite, including the Imperial courts of Europe. Paying homage to Creed’s royal and influential clientele, this fresh and stylish scent captures warm and sparkling notes richly layered with a sophisticated base.
Top: Bergamot, Blackcurrant and Violet Leaves
Middle: Orris, Marine Accord
Base: Cedarwood, Musk, Sandalwood
Olivier and Erwin Creed
HOW IT WEARS
Millésime Impérial opens with sparkling bergamot which soon gives way to the green violet leaves and softly sweet blackcurrent. The greenness is underpinned by the waxy, creamy orris that appears after a while on the skin, carried in by the sea breeze of the marine accord. The dry down is the cedar and sandalwood softly misted with the echos of the other notes. With a refined yet noticeable sillage, this scent will last 6-8 hours on the skin.
We love that Millésime Impérial speaks for itself, it isn’t too loud or in your face, but is stylish and impactful nonetheless. Classic, but not dated, this scent is a yacht on the Mediterranean, lunch on the French Riviera, Oysters in Monte Carlo. Sophistication, elegance and class, bottled.
ABOUT THE BRAND
Spanning seven generations thus far, The House of Creed’s ethos is in creating the highest quality fragrances with the purest elements from around the world. Each scent is weighed, mixed, macerated and filtered all by hand in the highest tradition of the House’s founder, James Creed. Renowned for providing commissioned fragrances to royal houses, celebrity clientele and the political elite all over the world, it was in the 1970’s Creed made their fragrances available to the public to purchase in their Parisian boutique.