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Chypre / Chyprée (Eau de Cologne Parfumée) by Coty
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Chypre is a popular perfume by Coty for women. The release year is unknown. The scent is green-spicy. The production was apparently discontinued.
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François Coty

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Sage, Civet
Heart Notes Heart NotesOrris root, Jasmine, Rose
Base Notes Base NotesOakmoss, Labdanum



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Submitted by MoniE, last update on 16.01.2021.

Variant of the fragrance concentration

This is a variant of the perfume Chypre / Le Chypre (Eau de Toilette) by Coty, which differs in concentration.
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At last !
Finally I get to test the scent I've been curious about for decades.

Ever since I read "The Artificial Silk Girl" by Irmgard Keun, I couldn't get that chypre out of my head. Maybe because I started to be interested in fragrances at that time and was the same age as the protagonist of the book published in 1932:
Doris, pretty young woman (18), from "small circumstances", hates her job as a stenotypist and dreams of becoming famous, a "shine" as she calls it.
She can only afford a little luxury through wealthier men, who are sometimes more and sometimes less nice. From one of the nicer ones, a little fat man, apparently a sales representative for perfume and cosmetics, she is presented with big bottles of Coty's Chypre.

Through the mediation of her mother, who works in the theatre as a dresser, she gets a job as an extra, but Doris wants more: In order to look better at a job interview as an acting student, she "borrows" from the dressing room the very expensive fur coat of an older, rich woman, which fits her so perfectly that she absolutely cannot bring herself to give it back.
Fearing the police, she flees to Berlin, with small luggage, the fur coat and chypre.
In the Berlin of the Weimar Republic it is not easy to make it through, their life is up and down, and a ritual to lighten the mood is to treat yourself and your fur to a "scent of chypre".

Now, while testing, I can imagine this dark green, animal chypre, the "Urchypre", as a fur scent. (And no, I never had a fur coat. No woman looks better in it than the previous owner)

I found it striking that Zibet already appears in the top note, and not only as a fixator in the base.
Perhaps this creates the illusion of being wrapped in a soft, protective coat with a pleasant scent of fur and leather. (My skin likes civet, the one in the thinned! Form smells so wonderful.
Balsamic sage supports the dark green effect of oak moss, which does not seem creaky at all here.
Even rose and jasmine seem to contribute mainly their dark and animalistic facets!
Refined and somewhat lightened by iris root, which fortunately has nothing powdery here
I find the very "clearly arranged" list of ingredients astonishing, with which Coty has composed such a wonderful fragrance. One of the reasons for this could be that each of these natural substances has a complex composition of its own.

Chypre by Coty is a perfume completely without "residual sweetness", not a kind of dessert. Nothing that screams "eat me up"
Chypre by Coty is a benchmark, a perfume that gives attitude but also demands it.
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