Creed have announced Windsor, their latest limited edition fragrance. Windsor was originally created in 1936 for King Edward VIII of England from ingredients grown in the British Empire.
According to Creed, the fragrance was “created for His Majesty in January 1936, Windsor was delivered in December, when the king quit the throne to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson. Gone from England, living in Paris, the ex-king, known as the Duke of Windsor, wore this scent as he and his wife starred on the international social scene from Paris to Palm Beach, Monte Carlo, New York, Hollywood and Cannes.”
The ingredients include British gin, Jamaican lime and a touch of Scottish highland pine. Duke of Windsor roses are the middle note. The base note is Bahamian orange, cedar from Canada plus a dab of Australian eucalyptus.
Windsor is available in a shatterproof 1.7 oz. leather-wrapped bottle ($405). It is also offered in an 8.4 oz. decanter numbered by laser and signed by sixth-generation master perfumer Olivier CREED ($605). Only 320 bottles and 70 decanters will be offered in the U.S., arriving in December at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores, and at the new Creed Boutique at 794 Madison Avenue in New York.