When creating Aventus, Olivier Creed was inspired by Napoleon Bonaparte and so he tried to use ingredients which had a connection to the emperor. He used birch of Louisiana, a state that was once ruled by Napoleon and blackcurrant from the Mediterranean island of Corsica – Napoleon’s place of birth. Since we received a small bottle of Aventus from Creed, we were able to enjoy the scent for the last month. The cologne itself has a slightly sweet and fresh opening that later develops into pleasantly woody notes with a subdued hint of vanilla. After about 6 hours on the skin, I cannot smell it anymore, but others sometimes still can. While I like the scent, my wife absolutely adores it.
Where Our Story Began
The House of Creed is an authentic, luxury perfume house dedicated to the creation of highly original, artisan fragrances for men and women, made from the finest perfume ingredients the world has to offer.
This unique story began in 1760 when a pair of scented leather gloves were delivered to King George III by a new London tailoring company. Founded by James Henry Creed in the same year as the young King’s accession, the House of Creed started its journey as an exquisite tailor based in Mayfair, London. Since then, the House of Creed has gone on to create some of the finest garments and fragrances for the discerning and the discriminating for over 260 years, shifting from its tailoring heritage into one of the world’s leading niche perfume houses.