It began as a bottle of Royal English Leather—a rich mix of mandarin, ambergris and sandalwood—commissioned by King George III (after becoming enamored with a pair of Creed scented gloves). Passed from father to son for seven generations since its London founding in 1760 by James Henry Creed, The House of Creed has been handcrafting uncommon fragrances for royal houses and discerning patrons for over 250 years.