Royal English Leather
Royal English Leather was the very first fragrance in a long line of olfactive achievements from the House of Creed. Commissioned by King George III in 1781, the fragrance was created to scent the gloves Creed then made for the English Royal Court.
James Creed - the first generation of the House of Creed - was the king's glove maker. Scented gloves were worn by the court in order to inhale the glove's fine aroma, a popular necessity of the time to combat the odor of the ubiquitously poor hygienic conditions.
The king loved the scented gloves so much, he asked James Creed to make a fragrance . James Creed created Royal English Leather for His Majesty –- and launched the most illustrious dynasty in the history of fragrance.
Creed Royal English Leather has since been vaulted by the House of Creed.
Top note: Mandarine, bergamot
Middle note: Ambergris
Base note: Leather and sandalwood
Disclaimer: Frag reviews are all subjective.
This fragrance is not for everyone and I can see how some might not like it. I've yet to wear it outside. However, I have worn it at home and I kept smelling my wrist during the entire day. Initially, I find it to be borderline animalic overbearing. Then it fades into that leather type waxy scent but not in a cheap way. 1967 E-type Jaguar convertible is what I think of when I wear this.
Although it's vaulted, I don't believe I would've ever purchased a bottle. Thank god for ScentSplit!!