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Creed Bois de Cedrat

Creed Bois de Cedrat.

Whether I’m creating a fine interior for someone or planning my wardrobe, I’m always looking to stimulate all of the senses. Needless to say, I do spend some time addressing olfactory concerns, and when coordinating my wardrobe, choosing the right fragrance is a must. Spring will quickly spill into Summer and as the weather warms I like to wear a lighter fragrance. One of my favorites is the fresher than fresh Bois de Cedrat by Creed. It’s a delicious mix that includes Sicilian lemon and cedar wood.

Georges Braque

As with many of the Creed fragrances Bois de Cedrat has a history – In fact the great Cubist painter Georges Braque who had a house near the Creed family preferred this particular Creed blend. Interestingly Braque trained as a decorator early in his career so we do have a certain affinity towards his work, and we’re not ashamed to say that on aesthetic merit we’d take a Braque over a Picasso any day! – but that’s a discussion for another post. In any case I’d like to think that a splash of Bois de Cedrat brings a bit of Braque’s heightened sensibility to any Summer outfit I wear.

17 Comments

  1. Dean says:

    Dear James,

    Thank you for informing me about G. Braque ! I had no idea he started out as a decorateur… very interesting. Love the Creed line too, this fragrance sounds very warm and refreshing for Spring/Summer….

    Dean in Florida

  2. Jane Ellenborough says:

    I am sure you always choose the right fragance!

    love,

    Jane

  3. Christiane von Könemann says:

    Ich mag Creed sehr sehr gerne. Dieses Parfum wär ein gutes Geschenk für meinen Mann……

    Liebe Grüsse

    Christiane

  4. Lola Montes says:

    Las fragancias de Creed son maravillosas, no he probado hasta ahora ninguna que no me guste!

    cariños,

    Lola

  5. Love Braque, and I agree, I’d take some of his analytic paintings over Picasso.

    Interesting anecdote, it seems to be the perfect summer fragrance!

  6. Secret Admirer says:

    uber fab!

  7. Eugenia Drummond says:

    My ex boyfriend used always Creed, one of the most delicious fragances!

  8. Tom Cavendish says:

    Dear James,

    This story about Braque is very interesting, thank you for sharing!

    Hugs,

    Tom

  9. Susan says:

    Love the blog ! But… where are you ? X

  10. Travis says:

    I was looking for a new fragance, I should try this!

  11. Johann Graf von Auersperg says:

    Lieber James,

    Wie geht es Dir? ich war schon wieder unterwegs, jetzt bin ich zurück zu WIJW! Sehr interessant, Creed ist toll finde ich!

    Alles Gute,

    Johann

  12. Maria Paula says:

    Siempre me ha gustado Creed, me gusta su estilo y tradición!

  13. Edie B. says:

    Hello James darling,

    My mother loved Braque, she was a really big fan of him…….

    Kisses,

    Edie

  14. Christian Fuchs says:

    Bois de Cedrat could be the right fragance for me, I´ll get one!

  15. Dagmar von Schwarzenberg says:

    Ich liebe alle Creed Parfums mein lieber James! Was sind Deine Osternpläne?

  16. Simpática says:

    Hola James,

    No sabía esa historia gracias por contárnosla!

  17. littleaugury says:

    I’ve developed an even better appreciation for this fragrance with the additional note of Braque added. The lemon is the trick,perfect for summer.

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