Now you can smell the fragrance created especially for the kings. The Creed of Paris group, founded in 1760, has decided to make its exclusive perfumes, originally made for King Edward VIII in 1936, available to us less blue-blooded types. The limited Windsor edition includes only 320 bottles, on sale in the US for $400.
Perfume notes include British gin, Jamaican lime, Scottish highland pine, Nuits de Young roses, Bahamian orange, Canadian cedar and Australian eucalyptus. The design of 1.7 oz. leather-wrapped bottles, which are numbered by laser and signed by sixth-generation master perfumer Olivier Creed, is stylish and full of dignity. “Royalty need not shout,” King Edward used to say, and the new fragrance surely embodies that philosophy.
The scent has a rich palette of subtle aromas and is manufactured from ingredients which were grown in the British Empire. This new perfume is a kind of retro trip made over the colonies, which King Edward ruled for just 10 months. He abdicated to marry Wallis Simpson, a divorced American, and so became the Duke of Windsor.