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Feuilles Vertes (2006)
by Creed


Feuilles Vertes information

Year of Launch2006
AvailabilityIn Production / Limited Edition
Average Rating
(based on 63 votes)

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Parent CompanyCreed

About Feuilles Vertes

Sixth-generation master perfumer Olivier Creed created only three hundred and fifty 8.4-ounce decanters of Feuilles Vertes (Green Leaf) for his gala re-issue in 2012. Feuilles Vertes is inspired by Mr. Creed’s country life in Fontainebleau, France, where he lives, rides, walks his terriers and, of course, creates fragrance in a world renowned workshop down a hidden country lane. Crown Prince Felipe of Spain received the first decanter of Feuilles Vertes in celebration of the birth of his daughter, Leonor, in 2006.

Feuilles Vertes was available as a limited edition of one hundred 250 ml bottles in Neiman Marcus stores for Father's Day 2006.  The 250 ml flacon was $375.  An accompanying limited-edition green leather atomizer with silver finish was $100. Each bottle was hand signed by Olivier Creed.

Feuilles Vertes fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Feuilles Vertes

Creed Feuille Verte, originally released in 2006 and then re-released in 2011 (both times as a limited edition), has been talked up as one of the best Creeds and I’m really quite taken with it, myself.

It’s a citrus floral bouquet that’s densely arranged, feeling a bit more robust and less transparent than most offerings (many of which I love), and has a savory and soapy quality that makes it feel so well-though-out and refined. The note breakdown is a relatively simple list of mandarin, lime, oakmoss, vanilla, rose, and jasmine. I suspect the oakmoss/rose combination is what gives the fragrance more heft than some of its freshie counterparts, and renders it an instant classic in my book.

I’m very impressed with this and would love to try and find an atomizer / 75ml of it at some point. It’s no slouch of a performer, either, giving fairly robust projection for several hours.

8 out of 10
28th March, 2019
Remarkable, even breath-taking, demonstration of the house of Creed's penchant for no-compromise, high-quality fragrance construction!

Feuilles Vertes is a floral chypre, having the controversial oakmoss note which is all but forbidden in perfumery today, as I understand it. This scent is the epitome of freshness as specialized by Creed, with a nice green citrus (lime plus mandarin) opening and a vibe of after-rain cleanness and earthy goodness that is a celebration of nature par excellence. Smoky oakmoss, beautiful rose, exotic jasmine...I love this mix with its no-holds-barred dedication to country life as envisioned by Olivier Creed himself.

A masterful scent worth checking out.
17th September, 2018
Oddly, it smells a bit like a familiar garden weed. It took several wearings before I could place exactly which one: milkweed! It's quite pleasant actually and exactly the type of fragrance that I gravitate to. I'd describe it as milkweed mixed with Bandit. I think it's very wearable by a women.
19th October, 2017
Creed seems to have done quite well when it comes to creating green fragrances. Green Irish Tweed, Green Valley, Selection Verte, Original Vetiver, and Bois De Santal are several examples.
Upon application, I got notes of mandarine and lime which created a bright fresh opening. The opening was short lived lasting no more than 10-15 minutes. The oakmoss flanked with Bulgarian rose and vanilla steps up in the heart creating a luscious dry mossy green scent. Personally I found the oakmoss note quite similar to that in Vintage Tabarome and Cypress Musc. The vanilla and rose both helped sweetened and add some complexity to the heart. Jasmin joined the other notes at the base completing the composition of the drydown making it quite unique. Longevity is roughly average I got no more than 3-4 hours from it. Silage was moderate for the first 1.5 hours before becoming a skin scent. FV is rather soft and by no means a scent that needs to jump out at people. The best time to wear this I’d say would be in the spring and summer months so as long the weather isn’t sweltering. Occasion to wear it is quite flexible. This can range from being worn outside casually during the day to formal occasions indoors either day or night. Although released in 2006, re-released in 2011, and offered through promotions and exclusive sales thereafter, I’d have to say that Feuilles Vertes, like Windsor, belongs in the classic category of Creeds. FV is nothing like what is released nowadays from Creed. Those who appreciate the classics should look into this. Overall FV is a well-made scent, bravo!
21st March, 2015
I like this one. It smells quite old-fashioned, which I think is a good thing, but I can see how it would turn off lovers of Creed's aquatic lineup. It's a classic-smelling chypre (like BDP minus most of the wood) topped with a strong vinegar smell with some rather dark herbs and just a pinch of sawdust. It kind of reminds me of Diptyque's scented Vinaigre du Toilette. It's a fairly complex smell, in that acidic herbal chypre way, and will likely appeal to fans of classic chypres or old-fashioned mens scents. For the record, I don't smell much of anything green except for some very dank herbs and no leaves, and this is pretty much the opposite of "fresh", so if you're expecting happy green leaves in the bright citrusy style of new Creeds, save yourself the trouble and skip Feuille Verte.
04th December, 2012

For years, I have read rave reviews about FV. Those reviews, coupled with the juice's price and exclusivity have elevated it to near iconic status. However, now that I have finally sampled it (at great expense), I do not get what all of hubbub has been about. Let me first dispel a myth: It smells nothing like green leaves, or like walking through a forest after the rain, or like any of the other similarly lovely but misleading imagery that some people have expressed. It is a chypre. It smells like a chypre. Specifically:

(a) The TOP (the best phase but very fleeting): A citrus-infused green smokey oakmoss that is the epitome of what a green chypre accord should smell like. Unfortunately, it disappears in about one minute.

(b) The MIDDLE (interesting but also very fleeting): A much more muted oakmoss now haunted by a carroty overtone, which I deduce is just an interesting residual effect of the top giving way to the base, not an actual carrot seed note. This phase also lasts only about one minute.

(c) The BASE (very unexpected but most persistent): An even more muted oakmoss dominated by a very well blended composite of...get ready for it...soap and paper towels. Laugh if you like, but I dare you to experiment and think about it seriously. In a strange way, it evokes the scent experience of washing your hands with a luxurious bar of soap and then drying them off with a few paper towels. It is that scent experience bottled. Strange and interesting? Yes. Worth the hype and money? No.

Ultimately, FV is a well-sourced, well-blended, refined, and light soapy/powdery/aldehydic chypre, but it is otherwise unremarkable and in no way worth hundreds let alone thousands of dollars. This is especially the case given that projection, sillage, and longevity are all decent, but no better.

P.S.: Oakmoss and vanilla are not middle notes; they are base notes, unless Creed is using some sort of synthetic duplicates that happen to be lighter molecules. (Contrary to popular belief, Creed does use some percentage of synthetics, albeit less than that of naturals.)
31st July, 2012 (last edited: 01st August, 2012)

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