Royal English Leather Cologne by Creed, Royal English Leather is a rich fragrance by Creed that combines leathery and woody accords. Commissioned by King George Iii in 1781, it was originally made to be applied to the king’s gloves, but he loved it so much that it became his signature fragrance. This fragrance opens with bright notes of mandarin orange and bergamot. As these fade, the scent transforms into ambergris, which is raw, animalic and sweet. The fragrance closes with notes of soft,creamy sandalwood and rich, warm leather.