From the French countryside of Fontainebleau just outside of Paris, where the Creed factory resides, Sixth Generation Perfumer at the House of Creed Oliver Creed shares the story behind the new Aqua Originale collection. An inspiring take on a life’s journey around the world with the fine art of perfumery as the narrative.
What is the overall inspiration for this new collection?
The scarcity of natural essences and creating truly original infusions.
Does each fragrance in the Acqua Originale relate to a trip you’ve taken or specific memory of a destination?
Absolutely. Asian Green Tea was born from my time in Malaysia. Cedre Blanc is based on the Virginian mountain landscape. Aberdeen Lavander was inspired by the Highlands in Scotland. The Island of Java is the backdrop for Vetiver Geranium and the hybrid of Tuscany and India are at the heart of Iris Tubereuse.
Explain the meaning behind the collection name Acqua Originale.
The collection captures some of the most exquisite natural essences that actually makes for very simple, original compositions.