a regal air about it
Celebrity and royal favorite fragrance house graces Galleria boutique with new must-have collection
Finding the perfect holiday gift can be difficult, especially for someone with a penchant for luxury. Fragrances are a go-to present, as they are readily available in hundreds of iterations and are almost universally enjoyed. The ideal fragrance can evoke a sense of place and trigger memories, so finding a worthy elixir is essential.
TheHouse of Creed is on every best-of list, and a whiff of the long-lasting perfume with nearly 15 to 20 percent natural oils, a rarity in the gone-before-you-know-it perfume world, will make a great stand-alone gift or addition to any Christmas list.
Consistently named one of the best luxury perfume houses in the world, Creed got its venerable start in 1760 when it began supplying Queen Victoria's court with its perfumes. The House of Creed then moved to Paris and started providing fragrances to the French, Russian and Hungarian royal courts and aristocracy from around the world. Fast forward over two hundred years, and Creed has been worn by the likes of Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Michelle Obama and Beyonce's husband, rapper Jay Z.
The niche luxury brand, available at the Houston Galleria, is an opulent holiday gift with scents for both men and women. Their latest offering, Cabinet of Curiosities, is a new collection made from Italian leather in a French navy blue hue with beige suede interiors.
A continuation of the brands' 2021 Leather Explorer Collection and inspired by the traveling trunks James Henry Creed saw on board the Empress of Canada in 1934, the collection includes sleek monogrammed Creed leather perfume sleeves and trunks made with leather and polished brass hardware.
For those not ready for a simpler idea, the brand offers gift sets containing three or five of their most popular scents at price points of between $215 to $345.
Rounding out the Cabinet of Curiosities collection, the brand's leather candle holders, refillable leather-bound travel atomizers and leather wallets make luxurious stocking stuffers. Creed also offers gift wrapping services and bottle, adding a bespoke touch to the already impressive experience.
Creed, Houston Galleria across from Zara on Level 1, Monday to Thursday 11am to 8pm; Friday to Saturday 10am to 9pm; Sunday 11am to 7pm. For more information, call 281-910-3289 or visit House of Creed.