Creed Royal Princess Oud edp review

creed royal princess oud edp review

Pictured: Creed Royal Princess Oud edp

Creed is one of those incredibly iconic perfume houses which instantly commands respect. When I learned they had come out with an Oud fragrance, I was intrigued. I have been wearing Van Cleef and Arpels Precious Oud for a few years now, and I love it. So the thought of Creed making an Oud fragrance caught my attention.

Van Cleef and Arpels Precious Oud fragrance is pure, heavy, and warm. It is as luxurious as a fragrance can possibly be. I expected something similar from Creed Royal Princess Oud edp, and I was surprised, in a  good way, to find a light version of Oud in Creed’s perfume.

From first spray, Creed Royal Princess Oud edp offers a spicy zing which is refreshing. Since I am accustomed to Oud perfumes offering a warm fragrance experience, to smell something light and refreshing, was a downright shock! A very good shock 🙂

Creed Royal Princess Oud edp is a woody floral which offers a spicy overtone from the Patchouli. The overall fragrance experience is light to medium, and since Creed uses pure ingredients, the scent lasts all day long. Love that!

Top Notes: Bitter Sicilian Bergamot, Rose, and sweet Violet

Heart Notes: Jasmin essential oils, Vanilla Absolute essential oils, Patchouli, Iris from Tuscany

Base Notes: Benjoin Siam, Mysore Sandalwood, Regal Indian Oud and Styrax

This is a beautiful scent to wear in any weather. Since it is lightweight, it can be worn in warm weather during the spring, and the fall. With the spicy Patchouli, floral notes, and soft oud scent, it works well in cooler weather too.

If you are looking for a heavy Oud, or a pure Oud scent, I would recommend Van Cleef and Arpels Precious Oud which can be found online here. If you love a spicy woody floral, then Creed Royal Princess Oud edp is the perfect scent! It can be found online here.

Top five classic spring fragrances

best spring perfumes

My top five classic fragrance from top left: Creed Spring Flower / Dolce Floral Drops c/o / LaVanila Vanilla Coconut c/o / Escada Turquoise Summer c/o / Bond No 9 Chinatown

Spring has sprung! This means it is time to think about which fragrances to wear in the warm spring months. So, I thought I would share with you my all-time top five classic spring fragrances from my collection; it also happens to be National Fragrance Day 😉

One of my favorite indulgences is fragrance. I love trying new scents, and adding new perfumes to my collection. Over time, I have found I always gravitate towards classic, seasonal fragrances which work for the weather, the occasion, and the outfit I am wearing.

The five spring fragrances pictured above are my top five picks for the spring season. I love these fragrances due to their complex fragrance experiences (with the exception of LaVanila, which is just a beautiful, two note perfume), their long lasting scents, high quality ingredients, and beautiful compositions.

LaVanila Vanilla Coconut is the perfect, everyday scent for the spring season. It has a warm vanilla base, which when combined with the coconut heart, creates the perfect, gourmand scent for the warmer weather. It is definitely my everyday go-to fragrance of the season!

Creed Spring Flower is serious business. It was Audrey Hepburn’s favorite perfume. It is a green floral which is ideal for warm, and hot weather. I love wearing it with dressier ensembles. Creed Spring Flower is great for evenings, and special occasions!

Dolce Floral Drops is such a pretty floral scent! It is my go-to fragrance on casual days when I am out and about. It is great to wear to fundraising luncheons, business meetings, and anytime you want a lighter floral fragrance in the spring. Love!

Escada Turquoise Summer is really a fabulous spring/summer scent. I love the combination of florals and woods. This is a great scent to wear to the beach, a backyard BBQ, a pool party, or a girl’s night out. It is a fun, and lighthearted fragrance. I love fun!!

Bond No 9 Chintown is my heaviest spring fragrance. Actually, I wear this scent throughout the year. It really transcends season. I chose to highlight it for spring because of the pink pepper top notes. There is something springy about pink pepper top notes! I love the spicy floral composition of this fragrance. It really cycles through different combinations of notes. If you like complex, heavier fragrances, this is the spring perfume for you! I reach for Chinatown when I am dressed up, or attending a formal event; but have found myself wearing it on random, casual occasions too. It is simply beautiful.

What are your favorite classic spring fragrances?

My top five classic spring fragrances: