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    Question Erolfa name origin

    I was just sampling Creed's Erolfa and was wondering if anyone knew the origin of the name. It sounds like it could be a woman's name or a place name - is there a story behind it?

    I looked on Google, but all the references seem to point back to bottles of Erolfa on sale...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NillaGoon View Post
    I was just sampling Creed's Erolfa and was wondering if anyone knew the origin of the name. It sounds like it could be a woman's name or a place name - is there a story behind it?

    I looked on Google, but all the references seem to point back to bottles of Erolfa on sale...
    I think it has to do with the family names (children) of Olivier Creed. They are shortened/abbreviated to become Erofla.
    Last edited by Omega Man; 7th January 2010 at 04:05 PM.

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    Thanks!

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    I thought i read it was named after some yacht that was after Olivier's family:
    ERwin - son
    OLivia - daughter
    FAbienne - wife
    Last edited by MFJ; 7th January 2010 at 04:15 PM.

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    I'm guessing that the kids were both very sweet and that the wife was kind of salty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewfoo View Post
    I thought i read it was named after some yacht
    Yeah, the Titanic. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesGrieux View Post
    Yeah, the Titanic. :-)
    Every night in my dreams
    I smell you,
    That is how I know you were just applied.
    Once more you open the door
    And you're here, in my nose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles View Post
    Every night in my dreams

    I smell you,
    That is how I know you were just applied.
    Once more you open the door
    And you're here, in my nose.
    ...ROSE!
    ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewfoo View Post
    I thought i read it was named after some yacht that was after Olivier's family:
    ERwin - son
    OLivia - daughter
    FAbienne - wife
    +1
    Matt's explanation is the one I have always understood to be correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewfoo View Post
    I thought i read it was named after some yacht that was after Olivier's family:
    ERwin - son
    OLivia - daughter
    FAbienne - wife
    When I attended a Creed Master class two years ago in NYC, this is what we were told by the Creed representative, Roberto.
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    From the Creed Boutique website:

    CREED family memories of happy times sailing on the Mediterranean inspired the nautical fragrance Erolfa -- and prompted Olivier CREED, sixth-generation master perfumer, to name this universal scent for his family:

    ER stands for Erwin CREED, only son of Olivier CREED. Erwin is the seventh generation and future head of the House of CREED.
    OL stands for Olivia, Mr. CREED’s only daughter and a talented visual artist who works for the company.
    FA stand for Fabienne, Erwin’s and Olivia’s mother.


    (See: http://www.creedboutique.com/creed-p...fragrance.html)

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    Default Re: Erolfa name origin

    Off topic: being a fan of Guerlain, I am wondering an analogous name for the new-to-come scent commented by Mr. Guerlain in his last post. It would be like this:

    First generation: Pierre François Pascal
    Second generation: Aimé and Gabriel
    Third generation: Jacques and Pierre
    Fourth generation: Jean Paul

    So it would be... PIAIGAJAPIEJE. No, not euphonic at all. Let's see... AIJAJE, GAIJAPI (in Argentina this would be a really really bad name), JEPAJAPI (same effect)... sorry, I just give up, this doesn't work.

    LVMH better stick to traditional poetic names.

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    WoW! An interesting topic!
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