The subject of today’s post has a little more than a touch of class. A classic, as the old adage tells us, never goes out of style. Like a perfectly tailored suit, Green Irish Tweed has been and continues to be worn by confident men at the peak of their field.
Evoking the lush greenery of the Emerald Isle: cut grass, spring meadows, summer wild flowers and herbs warmed by a gentle sea breeze. Tweed suggests Creed’s equestrian tailoring roots, country squires and their estates, shooting parties and hip flasks.
Creed, was founded by James Henry Creed in 1760. The House of Creed soon drew the attention of Royalty throughout Europe, even a certain Queen Victoria appointed Creed as the official supplier to the Royal household. The House of Creed has created fragrances for the discerning for over 260 years. Over the centuries, the Creed family has produced over 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. Still today Olivier Creed, oversees the House of Creed as President and insists on using natural ingredients rather then synthetic ones. Green Irish Tweed is a blend of floral and woody ingredients that infuses, Violet leaves, Florentine Iris, Sandalwood & Ambergris to create this unique, fresh, masculine and natural aroma which cited Carrie Grant, Robbie Williams & Prince Charles as fans.
The scent was launched in 1985 and the fragrance was created by perfumers Olivier Creed and Pierre Bourdon. Bourdon is the nose who worked on this classic cologne. Before he began his career in perfumery, he received a degree in political science. And other iconic fragrances Bourdon devised include Kouros by Yves Saint Laurent, CoolWater by Davidoff and Sun by Jil Sander.