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.