Pronounced as ‘sheep’ in French, the Chypre concept is based on warm, mossy and woody elements with opposing fresh citrus top notes. Its rich and long lasting base can be sensual and feminine or leathery and masculine. Chypres exist both in masculine and feminine perfumes which makes them a prime family for unisex fragrances.
Chypre perfumes are individual and tend to go against the grain of mainstream perfumes. The woman that wears Chypre is sexy, sophisticated and powerful. She is an independent woman who sets trends. She is a business owner, an executive, an artist or someone comfortable enough to express her individuality.
Words that evoke a Chypre fragrance: Non floral, non sweet, elegant, unique, non spicy, woody, mossy, unisex.
The fragrance family Chypre (French for Cyprus ), was based on a perfume created in 1917 by François Coty, the founder of the perfume house Coty. The perfume was named Cyprus because the fragrance materials that composed the fragrance came predominantly from Mediterranean countries.