Creed Fleurs de Bulgarie is not just another floral or rose scent. The list of notes is incredibly simple – bergamot, Bulgarian rose (known for their luscious scent), ambergris infusion and musk. Yet Fleurs de Bulgarie is so rich and beautiful, it’s hard to believe it is something so simple. It is an historical scent for Creed, as it is the perfume that made them the official supplier of perfume to the Royal Court of England. From their site:
Made for a queen who ascended the throne of England as a teen and then ruled for decades. She wore her commissioned fragrance from the House of Creed throughout her illustrious reign — and named Creed an official supplier to the royal court. At once youthful and classically timeless, Creed Fleurs de Bulgarie is made with the essence of pure Bulgarian roses – the finest in the world – over a classic musk base.
And there is something regal about a rose perfume, especially one like this. It is really all about rose, but not a powdery simple rose. Nor is it the dark rose scent that is ubiquitous these days, with the Stella McCartney’s & Juliette Has A Gun types. Nor is it a sexy eighties rose chypre like Diva or L’Arte di Gucci. It is chock full of one of Creed’s beloved ambergris, which they do so well. It is an odd one, and perhaps it’s even a love it or hate it perfume. It’s funny -I actually hated Fleurs de Bulgarie on first sniff and couldn’t stash my sample fast enough. But the ambergris stayed with me, and when I finally tried it again, I loved it, and had to own it. The ambergris is almost mouth watering. Soapy, yet not clean, and quite sexy, in my opinion. Like the finest most expensive rose soap perhaps. It’s a highly concentrated scent, so a little goes a long way, almost like a parfum.
Creed Perfumes are available at Creed perfume counters, boutiques and on their website. Beware: Creed perfumes are often counterfeited on the black market – be sure to buy from authorized retailers.