Royal Mayfair
Windsor
2009

Royal Mayfair / Windsor by Creed
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7.9 / 10 407 Ratings
A popular perfume by Creed for men, released in 2009. The scent is floral-fresh. It is still in production.
Pronunciation
Layers well with Himalaya
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Main accords

Floral
Fresh
Woody
Green
Spicy

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
GinGin PinePine LimeLime
Heart Notes Heart Notes
RoseRose TuberoseTuberose
Base Notes Base Notes
EucalyptusEucalyptus CedarCedar OrangeOrange
Ratings
Scent
7.9407 Ratings
Longevity
7.5361 Ratings
Sillage
7.0363 Ratings
Bottle
8.0338 Ratings
Value for money
6.2126 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 21.05.2024.
Interesting Facts
In 2015 the scent was re-released under a new name.

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Salva

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Top Review 41  
Once in a while you should listen to the users...
The fragrances of well-known brands such as Parfums de Marly, MFK or Creed for example, were among the first niches that I started to test at some point after my registration here. I soon found out that PdM does not appeal to me at all, MFK has at least one or two waters (Amyris Extrait and Masc.Pluriel) in their repertoire, which I like very much.

Creed's fragrances, however, appeal to me the most and I would even go so far as to say that this brand is one of my favourites among the niches I have known so far. Because their fragrances go in the classic direction I love so much, and such a classically elegant and wonderfully beautiful fragrance is the Royal Mayfair...

The basic composition for the fragrance was already created and completed in 1936 for the then King Edward VIII. Because of his love, he renounced the throne at the end of '36 and was named Duke of Windsor (Duke -> highest rank of the nobility in Great Britain. Windsor -> British royal house).

In 2009, the fragrance was released in a limited edition in honour of the Duke - under the name 'Windsor' - before being relaunched in 2015 under the current name Royal Mayfair (Mayfair is a rather upmarket district of London with many exclusive hotels and Georgian houses, which is considered one of the most attractive residential areas of the city).
[...]

Dear user Pollita had recommended this fragrance to me. This was sometime in late summer of this year, after she learned how much I like rose scents. Since you can't resist the occasional twitching in your fingers, I ordered the fragrance blindly at that time, also because at that time there was no sample offered in the souk.
Yes, I know it takes a lot of courage to order a niche fragrance without ever having tested it. But I trusted not only the tip and the nose of Polli, but also my own gut feeling. Because the marks and various statements/committees put me in a very positive mood...

So it ended up in my Notino shopping cart a few days later and arrived at my place shortly after. And dear Polli, what can I say? You were absolutely right with that tip! It was love at first sniff, so to speak... He is an incredibly unique and fragrantly beautiful scent in my eyes [...]

The gin note in the combination with the lime as well as the pine at the beginning already is the hammer! At the beginning Royal Mayfair exudes a tangy-sweet, but thoroughly fresh aroma, which also has a slightly woody nuance in the background and is so unique for me personally
This initial freshness is maintained throughout the fragrance, until after a short time a floral note is added, in this case rose However, it is very difficult for me to describe them here. I find them very pure, natural and clear. I have already tested some rose scents, but I have not been able to perceive them as I did with the Royal Mayfair. Here it is interpreted everything else than feminine, as I think.

The first woody touch from the beginning is then further enhanced by the cedar note in the base, so that the fragrance becomes woody towards the end. This is also emphasized by the eucalyptus, which in turn provides the long-lasting aromatic character and gives the whole a slightly bitter note, which smells a bit like mint.
[...]

In my opinion, the fragrance is composed in such a way that it has all the makings of a signature fragrance and is easily wearable for any season or occasion. The durability on my skin with a good 7-8h is quite remarkable, I think. And in the first 3h it also radiates power.

All in all I would describe it as very fresh with an aromatic-woody keynote, which also has a very interestingly pronounced floral chord in the background.

Conclusion:
For me personally, the Royal Mayfair is the best creed scent I know (very close to Bois du Portugal). In my eyes, it's simply a grandiose and outstanding fragrance.
My first thought when I smelled him for the first time was: "You are so unique!"
I find it just very unique and with clear recognition value marked.

So if you follow a tip from a member here and there, you will always find a real jewel.

And all my sexual partners who might be put off by the rose... Here it's interpreted rather subtly, subtle and "masculine", if you can say so...

[...]
Thank you dear Polli!

And thank you and have a nice 2nd Advent to all who have read along!
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Norleans

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Creed's Hidden Champion
Literally translated royal mayfair means "royal mayfair". In English-speaking countries, our German "Schlossallee" at Monopoly is also called Mayfair. And if the good AdAstra72 hadn't texted me a statement about RM, I would have missed out on something. Because the scent description "flowery woody" gave me a creepy feeling.

With men's fragrances, "flowery" in my nose is unbearable. So be it. I ordered a sample and made a surprise announcement: Flowery? Fuck...uh, f...f..uh, f...f...yeah! So flowery. But the eucalyptus, the gin touch and the woods turn it into a wonderful floral, slightly masculine and special touch that I could not have imagined. RM is a little stuff that lifts the spirits, is professional and gentleman-like, is (at least) very well wearable in dirty weather until spring and early summer and always inspires me
For a Creed the durability is quite acceptable and I have a noble companion on me for a whole working day. But RM also does a very good job in his free time, he is not pushy, but well-behaved, noble and special. Every morning I have to brake myself so that I don't spray RM every day.
Creed has created a true underdog who has always flown under my radar. As glad as I am that this is not a fragrance that every Aventist (clichéd summary of those please in silence) likes, I would be happy if the interest of one or the other could be awakened.

Thank you for reading, and get well through the storm.
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Forsaker

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Top Review 25  
... oh wow! please don't let it be CREED!...
hi, because there are not enough characters for a statement i have to write a comment.

RM was involved in a 10-bottle filling order. I always try in a blind tasting because otherwise I have an opinion or expectation before I smell. Besides, it's a lot of fun for me, alone with a beer, to make notes of impressions and of course to guess which scent it could be from the 10 ordered... I only know the descriptions of you. Then there are really funny surprises and of course disappointments after the resolution, like No really!? this is the xy!? Boah, etc.
I also write down my personal evaluation (concerning habenwill..) and whether I have a "Flash" experience at the first smell..
With RM I had this! and my first thought, which I also called out loud, was Oh wow! please don't let it be Creed!! i fell in love instantly and the desire to own was immanent. I was hoping for "not creed" because of the price, not because I had an aversion to them or anything. just for understanding.

about the fragrance: I can't say so much lyrical because of the following reason: I have been growing tuberose plants (Polianthes tuberosa) for years and I don't know any more intense, erotic, hypnotic:) and leiwandering fragrance in the plant world. The later the evening/night, the more intense, beautiful round becomes! you can smell that in the WHOLE area! when it blooms, simply don't get away from it ;-) although I should have been in bed long ago :D
Royal Mayfair smells for my brain to 99.4% like this flower, with all facets.
now come on: the essential oil of it does not come close to this authenticity! The "soul" of the plant is indeed trapped in the bottle, but there is something "missing". Not with RM. I wonder if that's what Creed wanted...
I'd soooooooo like to smell the eucalyptus, the gin and pine out!!! but every time... YES/NOO, ... Tuberose,... exactly. end, super awesome sexy beautiful. I'm too primed... unfortunately 0.6% is perhaps much later towards the drydown of other notes. I know the tuberose notes of other perfumes, there's usually something "old-fashioned, granny-like, and too much of the good stuff"
At RM I immediately remember very warm summer holiday nights. Maybe by the sea, carefree, free, the girlfriend in an airy summer dress, chilly, tolerable, even in a tourist suit with espandrillos which dissolve at the very thought of wetness. The air is impregnated with Mediterranean scents and cocobello in your hand, spaghetti sauce on your shirt... one hopes that this time will never end. ... You know the one. ...

I can understand anyone who finds RM to be more feminine. But I like unisex scents:D And if you don't look like Tom Selleck with a moustache ;) it can be as sexy as Declaration d un soir. no offenens. but I would also like to see RM in my girlfriend. Because the scent is just so sexy.
i don't want to judge "publicly" because I don't know whether I should/may/must judge my feelings only or "for all".
therefore so: scents for me 9,4 (because for the search for my 10 I landed here)
i don't see members of the Hells Angels, but also not in the beautiful intellectual ivory tower students before starting work.
Shelf life: very good.
Spray Sillage with ca plus minus 7: good 2m ? I like more ? Flacon: I'm interested in nuts how it looks like, but on the photo the bottle seems to hold this scent.
Music tip: sometime I stay there...

finally: if you have the opportunity for plants, with lots of sun, get tuberose bulbs!
or night jasmine (Cestrum nocturnum), less sun: honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica "Halliana")
You'll think of me when the stuff starts in the evening ;D this time 100% oida.
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MkCb

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The most beautiful Creed...
is not Aventus or Green Irish Tweed, but this one.

A conglomerate of rose and eucalyptus. After you have survived the initial 15 to 30 minutes (for me these are not tragic, but I understand the criticism about the opening), a beautiful fragrance reveals itself to you.
At the beginning the eucalyptus screams at you with five exclamation marks, the rose behaves very intimidated. After 30 minutes, the eucalyptus loses its energy and now the hour(s) of the rose strikes, because it appears more and more. In my opinion, however, this is not a sweet, "marmalade" rose, but a dry, very masculine rose. The eucalyptus, on the other hand, is very green, woody but also minty.
If a balance between rose and eucalyptus has now been established, which also has a very balsamic and calming effect, this remains so for about six or seven hours.

Royal Mayfair can be worn at any time of year, whether 40°C in the shade or -10°C in winter. Always pleasant, very soothing. Casual but also noble. I must also say that this is the first Creed that in my opinion can actually be worn by royal members.

All in all one of my favorite fragrances, because it always goes and is extremely beautiful, noble but also calming.
(small side note: Of course I don't have any creed to try, but of those who have been tested so far, this one is the one I like the most... and I think it will stay that way.)
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Federduft

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*****A walk in the park* - Royal Mayfair of Creed

"Doesn't one always think of the past, in a garden?" Eleanor at Kew Gardens from Virginia Woolf
He makes me strangely melancholy.
Strange, because there is no melancholic undertone in the notes or in the composition of this fragrance. Jamaican lime, Scottish highland pine, English rose. Canadian cedar, Australian eucalyptus and orange(s) from the Bahamas.
Well, maybe melancholy, the melancholy of a past epoch and a faded empire with it...
Almost isolated, I perceive the scents at the beginning. Almost overripe lime, the mild fruit resin of juniper berries. The duality of camphor sharpness and herbal sweet balsams of fresh pine juice. Cool rose, thawed. Tuberose1) in camouflage mode, which dazzles me with its mimesis of honeysuckle and wilted lily of the valley and lures me away from the heart of the rose.
Warm, discreet cedar wood and a eucalyptus playing a joke on me, sometimes flirting florally with tuberose, sometimes bleaching teeth with chlorine2). In between surprisingly, intimate musk.
No, this is not the scented image of the sketch of Royal Mayfair that I in my usual naivety threw down No forest, no pine grove. No wild and romantic landscape, no untamed nature. And yet it lets me inhale more deeply, as if I stepped out of a smog-contaminated metropolis into an old park.
This breath balances my viewpoint.
Expands it, from that of the ant following pheromone tracks in the teeming crowd, to the central perspective of the flâneur in this venerable garden.
It is the string of the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew that the fragrance strikes in my memory. Here, in this 'oasis
in the desert of Greater London made of brick and mortar' 3) In this man-made piece of nature, you can breathe a sigh of relief with all your senses. Ancient Lebanon 4) cedars can be found here, familiar and unknown trees in great variety. There are representatives of the pine from all continents. In one of the beautiful, temple-like greenhouses made of white lacquered iron and sparkling glass, an impressive eucalyptus tree thrives and if you are lucky, it blooms in the area of the dry tropical Agave polianthes next to Humboldt lilies.
Countless plants and picturesque arrangements can be admired and perhaps even the one dedicated to the Duke of Widsor 5), which is offered as a reference for the English Rose in Royal Mayfair, is still in bloom in the Rose Garden.
Enough of the dawdling in the autumnal garden of my memory and back to the presence of the fragrance.
It needs further detailed examination until I finally succeed in changing the perspective and I can insert the fragments into an elegant painting.
Juniper, pine and lime fuse together to create a surprisingly pleasant tonic water with dry, herbal gin. Mossily medicinal and to my delight only reflecting the ethereal top notes of the drink. 6)
The cedar carries on a slim but solid trunk an aromatic crown after lovingly tended, sparingly but exquisitely occupied humidor.
But what I feel in my heart is the same floral pulsating of Royal Mayfair. Here I am surrounded by the unique, intimate perfume of a kiss on the cheek of a man who is intimately familiar with the weather and smells of rose soap.
In addition, like a gurgling, glittering stream of water, the eucalyptus meanders through the entire picture and connects the different levels, setting a metallic accent here with tuberose, reminiscent of remnants of smog (after all, we are still in the city), contributing to a transparent expanse with pine and wetting the earth at the roots of the cedar.
The top notes are a sparkling, albeit very much like the drink that inspired them, a short-lived pleasure, although elements throughout the fragrance flash up again and contribute to the clear, cool impression. The heart, to my delight, is perseveringly perceptible, regardless of whether on skin, feather or textile, the base is very close to the skin remains impressively long as a touch of "cedar wood wardrobe" on fabric.
Royal Mayfair is not a fragrance for a forest goblin (generic masculine) but neither is it exclusive to the Gentry (generic feminine).
Elegant, but gets along perfectly without urban chic. Subtle, but with a tangible presence. Not sexy at all, just immediately sensual. To wear as you please.
However, it is a fragrance that I would rather enjoy on a person intimately familiar to me than wearing it myself.

* Trigger warning: No comment containing information relevant to purchase or test divorce, only my impression plus *earworm for Norleans
1) This may also be due to the simultaneous, so far rather fruitless preoccupation with another, very tuberose-emphasized scent
2) checked again: I also find this chlorine-like note like in a Eucalcyptus globulus oil in my fundus
3)A. R. Hope Moncrieff, Kew Gardens
4) surely you will find a few canadian specimens by searching carefully...
5) ironically, this is a tea hybrid that was bred in Germany
6) Alcoholics are among my opponents of fear.
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TaskphorceTaskphorce 7 years ago
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A super versatile fresh masculine floral with a crisp, minty-like eucalyptus, bold musky rose, and a pungent citrusy pine.
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 3 years ago
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Medicinal opening, strong eucalyptus that remains the whole life of the scent, gin, tuberose. Then a smooth, warm rose and cedar in the base
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ScentwitchScentwitch 3 years ago
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Exceptional fragrance for men, fit for a king. Literally.
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GONZALOGONZALO 4 years ago
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The most underrated Creed. Once you learn to appreciate it, it will become your favourite Creed.
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AkisAkis 2 years ago
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Love at first sniff!
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