Viking 2017

Viking by Creed
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Ranked 94 in Men's Perfume
7.8 / 10 1376 Ratings
Viking is a popular perfume by Creed for men and was released in 2017. The scent is spicy-fresh. It is still in production. Pronunciation
Layers well with Molecule 01
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Main accords

Spicy
Fresh
Woody
Citrus
Green

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
PeppermintPeppermint Sicilian lemonSicilian lemon Calabrian bergamotCalabrian bergamot AbsinthAbsinth OrangeOrange Pink pepperPink pepper
Heart Notes Heart Notes
Bulgarian roseBulgarian rose CloveClove PimentoPimento JasmineJasmine LavenderLavender Orris butterOrris butter
Base Notes Base Notes
Indian sandalwoodIndian sandalwood Tonka beanTonka bean White muskWhite musk CedarwoodCedarwood Haitian vetiverHaitian vetiver
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Scent
7.81376 Ratings
Longevity
7.51272 Ratings
Sillage
7.21265 Ratings
Bottle
7.91227 Ratings
Value for money
5.8672 Ratings
Submitted by Michael, last update on 15.04.2024.

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Leimbacher

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Leimbacher
Leimbacher
Top Review 26  
The Song of Fire and Ice
Never before have I received so many requests and requests to test and comment on a fragrance. From perfumers, from perfumeries, from friends. After the Aventus hype, all eyes were on the new men's creed. For me, as you can easily tell by the months that have dragged by, the urge was not as great. But now I've taken the Nordic Conqueror for a few rounds and I have to say.... i like it. Not one that makes the scent heart jump for joy, not one that it's pushing into my collection without a detour, but if you like the majority of the other, older Creeds, you certainly won't dislike "Viking".

"Viking" is not an Aventus sequel. It won't, it can't, it doesn't even have to be. Without the megahit as a prequel, and without the brand's "controversial" reputation, I'm sure some opinions wouldn't be so harsh. "Viking" doesn't make it easy for the younger generation and clearly has a masculine vibe of days gone by. It's a super-cooled, tart and fresh scent that is as reminiscent of icy mountains as it is fiery giants. I wonder if it would land on Valkyries Not macho, not powerhouse, not "stinky." Not even really Aquate. More of a timeless, unadorned and stately evergreen. It aims to be a signature scent. Not mine. But maybe someone's out there. The opposite of a crowdpleaser - gotta have some guts after the big A. "Viking" is hot-cold and thoroughly elegant. Just has to be given plenty of chances and circumnavigate its hard shell. The mint is aggressive, the patchouli inconsequential, the rest always keeps its distance and remains somewhat snore-like. So I'm not surprised by the rather negative vibe. It also caused me a slight headache at some moments. Overall, however, not a bad fragrance - outrageous price disregarded.

Flacon: a bit colorful and kitschy, but not a total fashion fail. But can understand why some thought he was a fake at first...
Sillage: rather oldschool creed and contrary to the Aventus trend not intrusive or far reaching.
Durability: there should have been more in it - 5-7 hours

Verdict: Ragnar Lodbrok likes it - many perfumos do not. I like "Viking" - an exception fragrance smells but of course different. He is between the stools, between genres and generations, makes no one really happy. Solidly wearable. But it will hardly conquer any hearts
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Konsalik

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Konsalik
Konsalik
Top Review 28  
Dragon boat to the office
First of all: How you can brand a perfume with a Viking branding is not at all clear to me! The cosmos of connotation of the term "Viking" suggests that Nordmann is to be seen as an "anti-Pafum wearer", who would be the only Duftaura to let the blood of his enemies be used for the fur. Please: Somehow the whole well-being can be turned over to adventurism and the desire to conquer; at least the people of the marketing department would surely explain this to us like this.

Unfortunately there is nothing adventurous about this fragrance. After a trivial prelude with alibi citric there remains a rather linear, boring (or, positively speaking: serious) triad of dominant, even halfway naturally smelling mint with strong pepper on a synthetic wooden bed (whereby "synthetic" is not even meant to be derogatory; it actually smells quite nice). And since it was basically that already, I wanted to stop this review early: A pure, unemotional functional fragrance for the office and at best the strunzlahme "Afterwork-Party" in the cocktail lounge. Nothing "Viking", more "Mustermann" - just for 300€.

Wait a minute! Somehow the name makes sense. The (historically less accurate) Viking cliché is here only deconstructively transported into modernity: At that time he was an emotion-poor, gold-greedy axe burglar who was disinterested in refining his perception; today he is a bond-disturbed investment banker with a briefcase who was equally disinterested in refining his perception of money-grabbing investment bankers with a briefcase (without files, but with a MacBook). Sounds a bit like contemporary directorial theatre, which doesn't make it any better.

Well, be that as it may: "Viking" is another creed from the department "quite nice", who still can't explain to me what is so special about this house (apart from older bangers like "Bois du Portugal"). So I'll keep trying, without much hope or vigour.
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Norleans

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Norleans
Norleans
Top Review 29  
Actually, I don't like him
I am a great friend of the Red Warrior. My first sniff was not a great success for the good guy. I just found the top note too complicated. I hadn't given the further course any chance at all during the test spraying at that time. Check. And the price is too outrageous anyway.

Then in the spring I got a sample as an addition to a purchase in the souk (unfortunately I can't identify the perfume anymore) and it happened that I gave Viking a more patient second chance. God. Be. Thanks.
If Viking's description of the fragrance does not correspond at all to my preferences in some parts (Rose: Würg! Pfeffer: Autsch!), then this Creed composition is constructed in such a way that it flatters my nostrils. Admittedly, the top note is still not quite my case, but the fragrance is developing incredibly well. I am a self-confessed Freshie, Viking carries also the Parfumo label "spicy-fresh", I feel it however as spicy-woody. Which I usually don't like either. But Viking knows how to create a scent picture with its individual components that after a few minutes becomes so great, spicy, slightly sweet, then woody and slightly lavendery that I couldn't imagine how much I would like it. And the best thing about me is the durability. My skin eats up many scents, so I don't have them on for too long. But Viking stays with me from morning till late. Just a real warrior.

Viking doesn't get off too well with Parfumo (76% for a fragrance are not very intoxicating according to Parfumo rules). I'm usually sorry about scents that I personally give a higher ranking to. Not like Viking. I think it's fantastic that the fragrance, in combination with its price (which is now higher than Aventus), is not very popular. And I hope that this will remain so for a long time to come. This ensures that I don't run into anyone who smells the same way :-)

So, please don't advertise the fragrance if you also have it and like it.... :-)

And yes, I am known to be an easy marketing victim. If Viking would be around KiK for 7.99 as a baked good, he'd be terrible of course
Thanks for reading.
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Heldenvater

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Heldenvater
Heldenvater
Top Review 31  
The first great love - and it still burns
To buy a perfume for more than 50 Euro seemed to me for a long time absolutely unthinkable - what more can it do than smell good, and that's what the cheaper ones do after all...
And this is how I kept it for a long time: when my Pacco Rabbane Ultraviolet or my Burberry Brit were empty, they were bought again.

Then two old acquaintances, coincidence and boredom, wanted me to go to YouTube and meet the much-appreciated Jeremy and I watched one or the other video - many more channels followed.
You can think what you like about Mr. Fragrance, but he opened the door to a world that was completely unknown to me until then...

But it got really bad when I discovered Parfumo and the Souk for me :)

Order after order - from common and well-known to twisted and expensive...

And then, sometime in spring and dozens of tests later, the time had come: the first sprayer from Creed's Viking - what a revelation that was!
Spicy, fresh, deep and soft - I have never smelled anything like it.
This and no other should be my first expensive fragrance.

And all of a sudden, 180 euros no longer seemed so much to me, but absolutely justified!

What Viking has shown me is something I was not aware of before:
May arouse feelings in me, they influence me and the way I perform - they make me happy!

I am wearing it again right now - and every breath gives me a pleasant, pleasant and happy feeling of security and at the same time I feel full of energy and ready to face challenges.

Creed Viking was the beginning of a great passion - and for that he will always be grateful!

You never forget your first great love!
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Raymond89

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Raymond89
Top Review 17  
The versatile Viking - love on the 5th sniffer
Comment no. 2 on my part, the second after a long journey of searching for scents. Constantly motivated to put together a top ten fragrances that I can use with pride and love...

First of all: I don't want to have a huge collection anymore, because I have noticed for me that it is rather an indecisiveness with me. I looked at my 55 fragrances that I had in my collection at that time and thought to myself: Hm, cool to have such a nice selection. However, after wearing these 55 several times I find only 35 of them quite okay, 10 quite good and 10 fantastic plus minus. So for what 45 fragrances do you have in your assortment that I don't really need? Many fragrances had to go, if they couldn't make me happy then maybe someone else? And winning a little bit of money back is also a positive side effect for me, although it is clear that I made quite a minus :-) That's the way it is in life, sometimes you lose and sometimes you win. Both should definitely be a lesson..

To the Viking: This Creed here really belongs to my current Top Ten fragrances (May 2020)

10 Creed fragrances were approximately in my collection, about Aventus - GIT - Millesime Imperial - Himalaya - Silver Mountain Water etc. So I was really a little Creed fanboy so to speak. Unfortunately, no long-term joyful use could be made of all these fragrances, except for Aventus and the Viking... Unfortunately, I said to myself that the scent DNA was cloudy and that after I bought the cheaper clone version "Club de Nuit Intense" from Armaf and used it a few times, in retrospect it was a total bad buy for me this Armaf. Unfortunately I didn't like the beloved Aventus anymore even if it sounds funny and that's why the gold medal in the Creed house goes from me to Creed Viking :-)

The first four times I tested the good Viking it was a steady improvement of the scent warning. If you test a lot of scents in a short period of time, you can't deny that you can't smell the natural scent DNA properly, even when using coffee beans. So you should be really careful not to test too many at once, not apply too many scents to the skin and always test inside and outside in my opinion and wait for the dry-down. Prejudices should also be approached with caution, in my opinion.

In my opinion the scent DNA of the Viking is very similar to "Terre d'Hermes" and I only noticed that after wearing it several times. Also like with the Hermes it was only love on the 5th or 6th sniffer and also like with the Hermes I liked the scent at the beginning but not at all! The more beautiful that he could still convince me... Even if I don't love the Hermes anymore, I love the Viking even more! For me it is wider, rounder, the noble rose nuances in the background mixed with the minty prelude and the woody - fresh progression I really find extremely pleasant and special. It is retro old school and modern trend-setting in one. Very masculine, despite the light rose. On the whole very versatile - sometimes I smell more mint, sometimes more wood, sometimes more citrus fruits, sometimes a touch of lavender... Good for all seasons, except during the high summer days. Highly recommended for spring and mild summer nights. Once again to write down : I love the complexity of this fragrance !
What I don't like about it is the fact that the durability must be really better at this price performance. It's the reason why the Viking only ranks 10th on my top ten fragrances. What I can recommend at this point is to layer it with Molecule 01, this combination makes it last much longer, from 3-4 hours on loose 6-7 hours at least on my skin.

Conclusion:
Clear recommendation to buy if you want to have a special fragrance and you are not financially limited. But if I do not have much money left I would do without. I would definitely buy other fragrances for this price first. Nevertheless I am glad that I have it and I am proud to wear it
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Syzygy73Syzygy73 6 years ago
So, Vikings have gone from being axe-wielding manly men to metrosexuals doused in Dior Sauvage. Leif Ericsson must be crying into his mead.
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ScentedSalonScentedSalon 7 years ago
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Beautiful fire-n-ice unisex scent: sweet, cold, uplifting, spicy, calming, warm, soothing. Lovely bottle. First thing I've liked from Creed.
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 3 years ago
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Spicy, fresh and citrusy scent, slightly green/woody. Leaning for man but soft, light and calming. A peaceful Viking. One of the best Creed.
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HermeshHermesh 6 years ago
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Fresh citrusy fragrance, with classic, but also modern nuances. No reinvention, but well done: has naturally cool-mild appearance.
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ScottMcArronScottMcArron 1 month ago
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Old Spice with high quality ingredients. Herbal atomic fireball candy. Invigorating. Inspiration to pillage coastal villages.
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