Creed introduced Original Vetiver in 2004, as an aromatic green masculine fragrance developed by Olivier Creed , who is the sixth generation of Creed perfumers and his son, Erwin Creed, a proud seventh generation and the following Chief Executive of the company. On the official website, Original Vetiver is described as “a dramatic re-invention of a vetiver-based scent” and this is due to an original process of manufacturing which supposed an infusion of the vetiver leaves into the concoction, as opposed to the classic approach that extracted this particular essence from the plant’s roots.
I had the pleasure of sampling Original Vetiver one year ago, during a summer day and I was pleasantly impressed by its green character, which is reportedly meant to evoke “the lingering sunshine and relaxed sophistication of summers in the south of France”.
With a construction that remains faithful to the classic olfactory pyramid, Original Vetiver starts off with a spicy-citrus blend that is totally refreshing and includes notes of ginger, mandarin and Italian bergamot. Later, as the perfumes moves into the mid development phase, you will perceive an exquisite combination shaped from the most precious ingredients: Mysore sandalwood, Haitian vetiver and Florence iris. The final part is the phase in which the perfume settles down to a musky-ambery, thanks to the accord of musk and ambergris employed in the dry down.
The bottle that holds Original Vetiver is Creed’s signature flask, in which the transparency of the glass is contrasting with the green shade of the liquid and a spot from the same nuance, placed above the cap and used for representing the company’s crest.
Creed Original Vetiver Perfume Details
- Original Vetiver by Creed is available in 30, 75 and 125 ml Eau de Parfum Spray and 250 ml Flacon; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Aromatic Green
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2004
- Perfumers: Olivier Creed and Erwin Creed
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual