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Viking (2017)
by Creed


Viking information

Year of Launch2017
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 75 votes)

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Parent CompanyCreed

About Viking

The company say:

Viking, a fiery men’s fragrance that bottles the fearless spirit of boundless exploration for the modern man who goes against the grain. Inspired by the incredibly crafted longships, a centerpiece of the Viking Age and one of the greatest design feats of the ninth century. A symbol of voyage and undeniable perseverance, longships were carefully designed for the skilled seaman who embodied unbridled determination to conquer. Viking marks the brand’s first major men’s scent since the introduction of the cult best-selling Aventus in 2010.

Reviews of Viking

The ingredients are quite piercing; There is peppermint, but it is countered by an equally piercing lemon note. Certainly fresh and evocative of the ocean, or at least, a heavily chlorinated swimming pool.

Viking is pure freshness in the start. Whether it also develops some refinement later, we need to see in a full day test. For now, this is unusual, but not unequivocally positive; The lemon and peppermint feel at odds, not harmonious, and pretty loud.

This is actually headache-inducing, and the more I smell it, the more I hate it. I will wash this off and am glad I have only a sample of it. Maybe try again in a month. Sorry this isn't a full review, but this is definitely not for me.
13th March, 2018
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
The opening blast combines a fresh bergamot with a spicy herbal undertone. Quite interesting.

When the components become clearer and more differentiatiated in the drydown, there is the gradual development of a fairly bright and somewhat edgy patchouli, together with touches of clove.

Two other constituents are if importance in this creation: firstly, a salty flavour, at times with an ozonic whiff, which is the obvious connotation of the North Sea as evidenced in its name. Nomen est omen here indeed.
Secondly: a fresh and slightly sharp minty undertone, which varies in intensity over time.

The base is maintaining the sea-crispy-spicy character until the end.

I get moderate sillage, good projection and six hours of longevity on my skin.

Thisnscent for cooler summer days by the seaside is quite original in its concept, although definitely not unique. It is blended well of good ingredients. 3.25/5.
22nd February, 2018
This stuff is so good!

I get an initial blast of pink peppercorn, bergamot and some other citrus. The magic happens about an hour in when the opening makes way to the peppermint. In the mids, it’s game of thrones (fire and ice) in a bottle, the peppermint and peppercorn meld into a beautifully refreshing scent.

In the drydown, I get a retro barbershop vibe mixed with a bit of the ambergris creed dna. So seductive and manly. I’m beginning to think the naysayers made up their mind before smelling this one. It is probably tied with GIT and Aventus as my favorite creeds to wear right now and might even become signature scent worthy for me.
09th February, 2018
Kaern Show all reviews
United Kingdom
50 ml horrid bottle and packaging -- at least shrinkwrap it, c'mon -- for this price!

I like the juice though -- it has a piquancy to it -- there is definitely mint and spices and I like the rather contrasting more sedate and mature drydown -- I don't find it overly 'fresh'.

Thumbs up for the juice!
29th January, 2018
First, the name Viking was used by Copenhagen in 1999. Creed couldn't come up with something more unique? Considering other Creed names, I am disappointed.

The name issue though minor is a foreshadowing of the fragrance unfortunately.

The good:
Fairly unique, smells unlike anything you've smelled recently. There is true artistry in the layering, even if odd. Truly a Creed in style and behavior.

The bad:
The instant love you get with Aventus and other Creeds is absent. You have to spent time (several wears) with it to come close to maybe liking it. Odd structure.

What it smells like:
Initial blast is of cinnamon sitting in a faint but present patchouli encapsulated in a typical reed citrus air. Light and delicate like Silver Mountain Water. The patchouli becomes stronger along with some 'woody' essence, giving more overarching strength to the combination.

Overall reminiscent of Diesel Zero Plus. The Diesel is more interesting.
Missed opportunity. Could have been stronger and bolder, and less odd.
26th January, 2018
First impression was very good. Now I’m reaching for Viking every other day!!What a F...Fabulous frag!!! It does have same gluing power as Aventus, but it is more consistent with in, which make Viking more appealing to own. Great job!
07th January, 2018

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