A luxury fragrance makes the perfect Christmas gift. It can be personal – and personalised. It can bring back memories in an instant – and help make new ones for a lifetime. And it leaves a lasting impression – quite literally, as the recipient can wear it every day.

The House of Creed takes all of this appeal to another level.

With a history dating back to 1760, the luxury perfume house has made its name creating fragrances for the great and the good. (After all, when your first customer is King George III, the bar is set pretty high.)

Over the centuries, the Creed family has produced more than 200 perfumes, all testifying to a unique creative spirit that has been passed – together with a keen inherited nose – from father to son through seven generations.

Thanks to their tireless pursuit of Millésime quality, each fragrance embodies the highest concentration of infused oils and the finest ingredients. The results are simply above and beyond.

This is a mantra that permeates every element of Creed – from initial ingredient sourcing all the way to final gift wrapping. (More on that later.)

First, here’s our Christmas list – in case anyone is stuck for ideas:

Christmas list


Aventus is not just a legendary eau de parfum but an icon in its own right. Sixth-generation Master Perfumer Olivier Creed created it as a tribute to the 250th year of The House of Creed, so it had to be something special. And it didn’t disappoint.

Sensual and audacious, elegant and rich, Aventus combines head notes of lemon, pink pepper and Italian bergamot with a floral heart of juicy pineapple, sweet jasmine and Indonesian patchouli. Rounding it off are woody base notes of oakmoss, cedarwood and Creed’s signature ingredient, ambergris. A contemporary global bestseller, it celebrates strength, power, and success.

Created as a tribute to the 250th year of The House of Creed, it had to be special. It didn’t disappoint.

Aventus for Her

The feminine counterpart to the original Aventus men’s fragrance, Aventus for Her is a floral and fruity eau de parfum. It was inspired by history's most powerful women - from royalty and visionaries to artists and writers.

This bold and sensual perfume opens with head notes of crisp green apple, fragrant pink pepper and zesty bergamot, before blossoming into a floral heart of rose, lilac and ylang-ylang.

Beneath this lies a base of sandalwood, patchouli, and musk. As with the male equivalent, ambergris is there to amplify its rich charm.

Silver Mountain Water

Close your eyes and imagine a crisp Alpine scene – an ice-cold stream trickles down a snow-capped mountain, the air you’re breathing is as fresh as it is fragrant.

This is Silver Mountain Water at its very essence – a bold unisex scent for men and women designed to uplift and energise.

Juicy citrus head notes unfold to heart notes of green tea, layered with salty ozonic aromas. An exhilarating perfume, it draws on base notes of sandalwood and musk.

Scents of occasion

If you want to explore Creed’s full line-up, then head to the Creed Boutique in Mayfair where you can enjoy a bespoke fragrance consultation.

The lower ground floor offers a private and restful environment where a team of highly trained experts can help you uncover the perfect signature scent for a loved one – or, indeed, for yourself.

Once you’ve made your choice, then why not personalise it with Creed’s bespoke monogramming service. It’s exclusively available at the Mayfair boutique and is complimentary with any purchase.

It’s not just initials available here, but also a personal message or special date can be engraved on the bottle, showing just how much you care.

To finish, make sure you take advantage of the boutique’s gift wrapping – as luxurious and exclusive as the scent within.

This season, in what is a first for the brand, The House of Creed presents a unique leather Explorer Collection developed in collaboration with Master Perfumer Olivier Creed. Available exclusively at the Boutique, these are gifts that make perfect scents.

For more information, see creedfragrances.co.uk. The Creed Boutique, 99 Mount St, Mayfair, London, W1K 2TF.