Chypre Mousse 2013

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Chypre Mousse (2013) by Oriza L. Legrand
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Chypre Mousse (2013) is a perfume by Oriza L. Legrand for women and men and was released in 2013. The scent is earthy-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top Notes Corn mintCorn mint Clary sageClary sage Wild fennel Green shoot
Heart Notes Heart Notes OakmossOakmoss GalbanumGalbanum AngelicaAngelica FernFern CloverClover MasticMastic Violet leafViolet leaf
Base Notes Base Notes VetiverVetiver Pine needlePine needle OakmossOakmoss MushroomsMushrooms HumusHumus Roasted chestnutRoasted chestnut LeatherLeather LabdanumLabdanum BalsamBalsam

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7.4151 Ratings
Longevity
8.4120 Ratings
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7.4121 Ratings
Bottle
8.0101 Ratings
Value for money
7.529 Ratings
Submitted by Apicius, last update on 26.01.2023.
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Very helpful Review 17  
The fourth dimension.....
.......Or scents that are more than just scent.
There aren't many. This is the first one that I now consciously perceive so.
What I noticed when I dabbed it was his presence. Not somehow a so-called "top note", but a complex, three-dimensional scent picture standing in space. Green, herbaceous, the stems of the wild herbs close enough to touch, the whole meadow real enough to walk on.
Only a slow change of scene, the gaze wanders leisurely from the meadow to the edge of the forest, in the semi-shade where ferns and certain mosses are at home.
High perennials, like Angelica, also feel at home here. Just as small, robust groundcovers as the scented violet.
I can see and feel exactly the fine pleating of the tree bark, the soft rocking of stems and fern fronds in the light wind.
It's more than a hologram...
Meanwhile, I have caught a glimpse of the inside of the forest, continue the path that leads into the depths of it.
Can feel the floor under the feet, the blanket of pine and fir needles feel under the thin soles of shoes.
I see and smell mossed, ancient tree fragments, some of which have already become humus.
I also see the shadows of shreds of bark slowly peeling off from bent branches, and I can see their scent as clearly as if I were smelling directly from them.
As if I held it between the hens and bent my nose over it.
But one thing is strange.... Where is ZEIT???? Does she ever leave here??
Or so imperceptibly slow that one does not consciously perceive it?
And WHY am I looking for than to just enjoy the WHOLE?
Is this the often described Fourth Dimension, so mysterious that it's hard to grasp?
Well possible to have found a way there with "Chypre Mousse".
At least to me it seems to be.
Here is the combination art of a great perfumer at work, which can lead us beyond time, if one opens oneself to it...
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Very helpful Review 11  
Green, green, green are all my days
green, green, green: fennel, a lot of mint, a lot of angelica, pine needles, moss, deep green, a bit tart with resinous sweetness Only slightly earthy, no dark scent. Mushrooms, which some people smell, I don't get. Also I don't necessarily have a forest association, I think rather a garden near conifers. I love it. Lasts forever on clothes. The reviews are partly ecstatic, partly extremely dismissive. Green scents are controversial.
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Very helpful Review 10  
Chypre for gothys
For me, Chypre Mousse starts with a strong mushroom-like note, plus a wild jumble of herbs, which all come across as rather crunchy and bitter. I can't really make out any of the herbal notes, they rather give the impression of an overgrown herb garden in a dilapidated estate. I also smell something slightly musty, like wet leaves on the compost or something similar.
Underneath is a fragrance that I know best from a chestnut blossom honey from Italy - minimally sweet, then slightly bitter, very aromatic and somewhat medicinal. Maybe a touch of roasted chestnut. With me nothing becomes balsamic, only green and mossy. If it would be a color, the perfume would be green-brown with silvery speckles.
The durability is more than fabulous, you already have to brush and soap on it to get rid of the scent.
The fragrance can certainly be worn by men and women, in spring and autumn it suits me especially well. But I can't wear it often, because I have to be in the mood for it, otherwise the fragrance will carry me and not the other way round. Nevertheless, for lovers of tart chypre it is definitely worth testing.
Funnily enough, in an American perfume forum, chypre mousse is also affectionately called "Eau de Crypt" (a suitable scent for Morticia Adams?), but that actually hits the nail on the head.
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Very helpful Review 8  
Creating The Near Impossible...
Chypre Mousse opens with a eucalyptus-like aromatic herbal mint accord with hints of the hay-like coumarin base note making its presence known quite early. As the fragrance moves to the early heart the coumarin grows in its intensity, mixing with mossy green tree moss as the aromatic herbal mint remains in diminished support. During the late dry-down the coumarin and moss remain, now joined by sharp slightly lemony vetiver and coniferous balmy green fir with the early aromatic mint now extinguished. Projection is excellent, and longevity outstanding at well over 15 hours on skin.

Nowadays I immediately grow skeptical of any fragrance claiming to be a classic chypre, as IFRA restrictions on the key ingredients used to make one have made it near impossible. Recent releases using the chypre name that have impressed many others like Chypre Palatin just did not quite cut it for me. That said, while I suspect tree moss has been substituted for oak moss here either entirely or to a very large degree, the aromatic moss and coumarin fern-like fougere approximation is quite believable, being about as close to the real deal as can be released nowadays. Vetiver asserting itself late in the development provides a rather potent backbone that was somewhat unexpected, but welcome. After a while as it melds with the balmy coniferous aspects during the late dry-down it can get a bit overpowering, wearing one down over time so perhaps a touch less vetiver and fir late would have been more effective, but that is a minor gripe in such an overall fine effort. The bottom line is the 120 Euro per 100ml bottle Chypre Mousse delivers the classic chypre goods; and its ability to create a truly believable chypre approximation despite conforming to IFRA restrictions is even more impressive than its fine smelling results, earning an "excellent" 4 stars out of 5. Definitely recommended.
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Helpful Review 6  
The new big chypre-league perfume
The new big chypre-league perfume
"Chypre Mousse" from 2013 is spectacular. Finally, a new, big chypre-league perfume - a must-try for all chypre-addicts. This novel chypre is out there pushing the boundaries of the genre with so much self-assurance that there is no going-back once you've tried it.
So - what's it like? I don't want and can't go into "technical details",
is it real oakmoss we're smelling or is it just tree-moss? How does "Chypre Mousse" compare to other perfumes of the group? Try and find out for yourselves, since appropriate words fail me.
This fragrance is a deep, "green" chypre, yet "green" is too vague an adjective to describe the full impact of "Chypre Mousse".
The perfume sets its trap with piquant and earthy notes, goes on with the mandatory aromatic moss laced with galbanum, adds ferns of all kind, pine needles and vetyver and thus builds a new, neverthelss nostalgic chypre-perfume. "Chypre Mousse" is as earthy as a soft, wet and dark forest soil, it's one of those rare perfumes which can catapult you into a "natural environment". Somewhat raw, uncompromising and indefinable, the glorious mélange of oakmoss, galbanum and balsamic notes with that fascinating edge of earthiness that might or might not spring from the notes of "humus, mushroom and roasted chestnut" (mentioned by the perfumer) has captured my heart. "MERCI" for this perfect "forest fragrance", hauntingly serious and anything but mainstream.
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BoBoChampBoBoChamp 3 months ago
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After a fresh and dewy spicy-green opening, this dusty and musky earthy-green Chypre, settles on a warm and leathery resinous-woody base.
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SangeliccaSangelicca 1 year ago
Gorgeous , complex , high niche , for trained noses but very easy to wear !
Homies , earthy but refreshing with mint
and mastic ! Wow
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JoloJolo 2 years ago
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A dark, green, wet, mossy soil. To me the main note is a bitter mix of anise and licorice. It's your partner for an underground adventure.
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SamuelGustavSamuelGustav 5 years ago
Like walking in a forest after the rain, you can smell the wet green earth. A scent from another age
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