Creed Love in White : Perfume Review

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Star rating: 5 stars–outstanding/potential classic, 4 stars–very good, 3 stars–adequate, 2 stars–disappointing, 1 star–poor.

Creed Love in White, launched in August of 2005, is promoted as a global fragrance due to the fact the essences comprising it were hand-picked by Creed over five years, as he traveled on his yacht. The fragrance is composed of orange zest; risk husk, iris, white jasmine, daffodils, magnolia, rose; vanilla, ambergris, sandalwood.

Unlike most of Creed’s feminine fragrances, this is a lacy and soaring composition, from the burst of orange in the top notes to the sheer delicacy of the base. Orange sparkles melt into the rich heart of a white bouquet rendered effervescent by hedione, a very diffusive aroma chemical that simulates jasmine. In this sense, it reminds me of another Creed fragrance, Spring Flowers, which is a fruity-floral bouquet, accented by hedione. Unlike Spring Flowers, Love in White is a more transparent composition, lacking a juicy sweetness of Spring Flowers, yet both are extremely tenacious. In the end, Love in White remains a very linear fragrance that I cannot characterize in any other way as loud. The lack of development does not always forebode doom, but in this case, the fragrance does not meld into my skin, striking me rather like an artificial bouquet.

On the other hand, if you like Spring Flowers, you might want to try Love in White. It is available at select Neiman Marcus stores.

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10 Comments

  • Sisonne: Dear V, I don´t like Spring Flower at all (Though I have bought it about a year ago – big mistake that I really can´t explain…), I think it´s rather sharp, at least on my skin . Since you wrote that Love in White reminds you of Spring Flower I don´t think that it´ll be a fragrance for me – but you know about my wish list ;), so not needing Love in White doesn´t make me too sad :D You described Love in White as “loud”, I think that fits for Spring Flower very well, too. I always hoped that I would start to like it one day, but until now that day never came…I don´t know a lot of other Creed scents, but Spring Flower didn´t make be very curious about them. August 22, 2005 at 6:50am

  • Felicia: Hello V – Another ‘screaming’ fragrance from Creed which refused to develop on my skin – it just ‘sat’ there. For me it was high pitched and slighly ‘off’ – as if I were listening to a violinist trying to find the correct note but never truly being successful. I must admit the Creed house leaves me a bit cold. Oh well – I am sure many Neiman Fashionistas will be cooing over it soon… August 22, 2005 at 8:21am

  • Robin: Another lemming squashed, although I’ll have to try it anyway, won’t I? The Creeds are brash in general, and I have yet to find one that doesn’t do better dabbed than sprayed. August 22, 2005 at 8:43am

  • BoisdeJasmin: Dear C, you are right about Spring Flowers also being loud. It is extremely diffusive and shrill, however some people are not as sensitive to it as I am. If Spring Flowers was not something you liked, I cannot imagine Love in White being interesting to you. August 22, 2005 at 10:13am

  • BoisdeJasmin: Dear Felicia, off-pitched violin is a great comparison. I like Fantasia de Fleurs, however everything else just does not appeal to me either. I cannot seem to find anything that I like in the line. August 22, 2005 at 10:25am

  • BoisdeJasmin: Dear R, how can one not sample anyway? :) I dabbed this one, yet it still managed to overwhelm me. Very potent. August 22, 2005 at 10:26am

  • cathleen56: I do like many Creed fragrances, but this one I found uninteresting — a forgettable floral. August 22, 2005 at 10:28am

  • BoisdeJasmin: I suppose I also had much higher expectations. It just did not seem like anything particularly interesting. August 22, 2005 at 10:32am

  • Tania: Ha! Essences of flowers that he gathered while traveling around on his yacht…if there was any way to make me want to hate a fragrance from the get-go, before you’ve even said a word about how it smells, there you go.

    BTW, what the heck is risk husk? August 22, 2005 at 11:04am

  • BoisdeJasmin: T, I would imagine that rice husk smells like hay. In principle, it should be a very nice smell, but I cannot smell anything of a kind here. August 22, 2005 at 11:40am

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