FIRST IMPRESSION: Italian Bergamot, Rosemary, Petit Grain
PERSONALITY: Neroli, Bulgarian Rose, Saffron
LASTING NOTES: Musk, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Sandalwood
What is Chypre (pronounced "sheep")? It's all at once sophisticated, classic and powdery. Chypres were made famous by Francois Coty and named from the French for Cyprus: birthplace of Aphrodite, the mythical goddess of love, beauty, and pleasure.
ORIGIN: Paris, France
MOOD: Outdoor Adventurer
CLEAN RATING: Thumbs Up
SCENT IMPACT: Moderate to Heavy
PERFUMER: James Heeley
An ode to Parisian chic
As from the early 20th century onwards, the chypre accord has undoubtedly been regarded as the quintessential French perfume. Chypre 21 however, is a creation for the 21st century whereby the main ingredients of a classic chypre: Bergamot, rose, patchouli, sandalwood and oakmoss have been reworked to create a contemporary, unisex fragrance. The scent leaves behind a wonderful, slightly nostalgic trail with a certain air of Parisian chic that would have been familiar to the likes of Jackie Onassis, Grace Kelly and of course the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.