Chyprette by Annette Neuffer
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Chyprette is a new perfume by Annette Neuffer for women and men and was released in 2020. The scent is chypre-spicy.
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Perfumer

Annette Neuffer

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Bitter orange, Absinth, Angelica, Camomile, Violet leaf
Heart Notes Heart NotesRose, Jasmine, Osmanthus, Coffee blossom, Sunflower, Boronia, Iris, Tobacco
Base Notes Base NotesOakmoss, Sandalwood, Cedar, Cypriol, Tonka bean, Labdanum, Ambrette seed

Ratings

Scent

8.9 (35 Ratings)

Longevity

7.9 (34 Ratings)

Sillage

7.0 (34 Ratings)

Bottle

9.1 (30 Ratings)
Submitted by Centifolia, last update on 21.09.2020.
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3.5
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7
Longevity
6
Sillage
AndreaWien
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Less helpful Review    8  
i was so excited
on this perfume and today it came, immediately tried and immediately the face warped. I didn't know what it was, but the scent almost killed me in the first moment. i gave it a chance, but after 2 hours it's no better. even my girlfriend looked funny and said she didn't want to wear it either. why i don't know exactly, but it's just not mine.
there should also be, not everyone likes everything. is also good but iwie a pity.
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Kovex
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Top Review    51  
Touching the soul
Chypre scents and me, this has always been a difficult topic. Only when I got closer to the topic and became aware of what makes a chypre, I realized that already in my childhood the seeds for an unconscious antipathy were sown. Of course, as a child I did not know at that time that it was the chypre scents that I did not like about my mother.

The smell of wood has always been more appealing to me anyway than the scent of flowers. Even today I often associate chypre with cool-flowery, repellent, unapproachable, strict, distant, and so on. The list of negative attributes would be bigger than the list of positive ones. It was fragrances like Chypre Palatin, Maai or the wonderful Cosmic by Solange Azagury-Partridge that showed me that other instruments are capable of playing a different kind of music.

Right from the beginning Chyprette shows the typical handwriting of Annette Neuffer. The bitter orange she uses so often is at first the only note I can perceive in isolation. As is usually the case with her fragrances, the texture is so closely interwoven, so fluidly merging into each other that individual scents are hardly discernible. A brushstroke of orientalism, which is common to many of her fragrances, also reveals who was at work here.

Chyprette immediately dissolves into a dark green, warming blanket of balsamic-woody notes, changing to brown, which nevertheless identifies the chypre theme with a gentle austerity. I like to blame this part on the oak moss and I also like to clearly perceive the tobacco. Here, however, not the sweet pipe tobacco, but the aromatic-spicy, even bitter, fermented tobacco leaves used for cigars. To my delight, the above-mentioned are all capable of putting a stop to any impression of floridity or even sweetness that may arise.

It is a warm and soft, balsamic and spicy stream of melancholy that resonates in Chyprette. Like the tender strokes of the horsehair of a cello bow over the string, one remains in quiet contemplation of the touching minor key that Chyprette strikes.

This fragrance triggers a wave of comfort in me that is infinitely far from what I wrote above about my associations with Chypres. Chyprette is not repellent or distant, quite the contrary. When I first smelled the fragrance, I couldn't believe how deeply a perfume can touch the soul. It almost made me weep with beauty.

Concerns about the price were charmingly but certainly swept aside. With a mysterious Mona-Lisa smile Chyprette passed all my darlings by, knowing about their inner qualities but not depending on bold expression. Actually I should correct all my 10s ratings downwards, but let's leave that and agree on "Primus inter pares" - the first and the same. An exceptional scent.
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Top Review    44  
...this luscious, deep-dark elixir!
I must admit I am, or rather: I was always a little sceptical about natural perfumes, but the fragrances of Annette Neuffer have proven me wrong.
And it's not that the fragrances from health food stores or organic shops are bad. No, not at all. My stepmother was a health food expert herself and every now and then she wore a perfume that smelled wonderfully of oranges. But only oranges. It smelled, well, very natural, but that was it.
However, I expect a little more from a perfume - inspiration, an interesting composition, sophistication, richness of facets and contrasts, and perhaps a little flirt with delicate animalism.
All this, and much more, is offered by the fragrances of Annette Neuffer. They are rich scents that tend to be opulent but do not get out of hand. The long lists of ingredients might make you fear a cacophonous mess, but far from it: the Neuffer fragrances are centered, have a theme.
Already in the naming it is revealed in this case: Chypre. Why the feminine suffix 'ette' was added, as in chansonette, or as a diminutive form, as in sandelette - I don't know. Chyprette' is neither particularly feminine, and certainly not small.

Since the topic of 'Chypre' in today's oakmoss uncertain times is one of those things that is sometimes answered like this, sometimes like that, and is also quite in flux, I was curious how Annette Neuffer would approach the topic.

Well, she takes a pretty classic approach: Bergamot, a floral heart, oakmoss and labdanum in the base - everything the chypre heart desires!
Well, at least almost everything, because a little bit more is allowed, of course, since the ingredients mentioned are initially only the backbone of a classic chypre fragrance, its framework. In order to give this fullness and 'flesh', Annette Neuffer unfolds a whole kaleidoscope, a Neuffer's kaleidoscope, because her olfactory fingerprint, the DNA that runs through all of her - as I know it - fragrances (that has to be developed first!), can also be found here.

If you spray the fragrance on, a warm, balsamic-earthy chypre sound unfolds immediately, from which the fruity aroma of bitter orange emerges quite clearly at first. Mitsouko' is based on peach aldehyde C-14, while here the bitter-juicy orange note is the complementary counterpart to the mossy, moist wood and mossy tree lichen - a classic trick by Jacques Guerlain to contrast the bitter-earthy notes with fruity ones, but with those that contain bitter elements, like the peach with its bitter skin. Others later chose plum, while Annette Neuffer chose the bitter orange that she likes to use so often. The result works very well and gives the fragrance a stable framework: an exciting contrast on the one hand, but like Yin and Yang also forming a unity.

The floral bouquet that blossoms in the heart notes now takes on a weighty part in the composition, but remains clearly integrated into the overall event. None of the numerous blossoms dance a solo here, which is a pity, as I think I know how jasmine, rose, iris and osmanthus smell, but I don't know the scent of boronia (coral rhombus) and coffee blossom. Yes, even the sunflower is listed by Annette Neuffer here, which surprises me a bit, as I never noticed this wonderful flower as a fragrant one before.
I would like to work my way through the jungle of notes, pushing aside all those who are familiar to me, in order to reach those who seem unknown to me, but I can't do it alone - the jungle of notes is too dense.
This density is a characteristic of 'Chyprette': all the notes are closely interwoven, intertwining seamlessly and flowing in a calm, broad stream.
Like the fruity-tart top notes, the balsamic-warm and earthy base penetrates the blossoming heart and surrounds it with a deep cello tone. Everything rests on this soft, resinous, ink-like moist Labdanum oak moss cushion.

How Annette Neuffer did that to the moss is beyond me. She will certainly not have used a synthetic substitute and on her website she explicitly refers to the "allergens that occur naturally in essential oils".
Probably a low atranol oakmoss, then. In any case, 'Chyprette' smells so wonderfully of the good old oakmoss blessed times that it is a true festival - a Chypre festival!
Sure, the new patchouli chypres like 'Kintsugi' or 'Eau Capitale' smell great and in a new way also very chypry, if you can get into it. But "the real thing" is and remains the classic variation, at least for me. With the new Patchouli-Chpyres I miss warmth and sensuality. They seem more static, cooler and more brittle. On the other hand, the classic, and in this case also rich bergamot-labdanum-oakmoss sound - you'd like to be fooled by that!
Some interesting additions should not remain unmentioned, whereby they also appear more as choir members than as soloists: To begin with, they are absinthe, chamomile, angelica and violet leaf. An aromatic quartet with fresh green sprinkles, which accompanies the fruity-tart start with a soft humming. In the depths it is tobacco, ambrette seed, cypriol, sandalwood and cedar that together take over the darker tuned choral part, the baritone movement so to speak. They complement the entire choral work of the fragrance.

Last but not least, fine animalistic streaks run through the dark fond and give it a soft erotic touch that is so delicate that I can't get my nose off my wrist at all: just keep breathing in this palatable, deep dark elixir - that's it!

After several hours of the most beautiful chypre bliss, the scent then retreats to the skin, where it can be felt for a long time
And if you haven't had enough: Da capo, let's start all over again!
Absolutely.

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