CREED have always pioneered their own unique fragrances and sadly many men overlook this hidden gem in their collection.
I had always seen the CREED concession stands in various department stores, they were obviously presnet and yet simultaneously invisible amongst the sea of other afterhaves and perfume stands. CREED however are not your usual designer perfumer, with very unique and individual offerings.
Their Aventus fragrance is all too common, there is seldom a city bar on a Friday night that doesn't reek of it. A safe, smell but who wants to smell lie everyone else. I tried Virgin Island Water a few years ago and have had a bottle in my cupboard ever since, it is a strikingly different fragrance, by that I mean it isn't bold or unsettling. More that it has no rivals, being a truly unique aftershave. One however that is sweet and entices.
Virgin Island Water opens with fresh top notes of Lime, Coconut, Mandarin Orange, Bergamot, it continues with middle notes of Ginger, Jasmine, Hibiscus, Ylang-Ylang , ending with base notes of sugar and maybe even rum. This is a remarkably clean scent, one that compliments those long summer parties and BBQs on the beach. Two sprays to the neck are all that are needed to see you through from dusk to dawn.
I truly adore this aftershave, it is reminiscent of far off holidays, tropic isles and time wasted aboard a boat in the Caribbean.