The name Chypre does not come from the Cypress trees, as is often suggested, but from the French name for the island of Cyprus.
The first perfumes of this class were made already in Roman times.
They are warm, but dry, with notes of wood, flowery and resin. Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful types of fragrance. They became famous in 1917. thanks to Francois Coty and his perfume simply named Chypre. Much earlier, however, there were perfumes with this fragrance profile by Guerlain on the market.
At a time when perfumery was a craft, and all perfumes were made only from natural substances, the dream of every perfumer was to create a durable perfume that would stay on the skin for a long period of time. Chypre fragrances have always been considered such, due to the high content of resin plasters and heavy floral absolutes. Chypre fragrances have always been considered such, due to the high content of resin plasters and heavy floral absolutes.
Our version of this classic fragrance does not differ much from what the Romans could have felt when visiting Cyprus and the Middle East. It is a sweet, heavy fragrance, reminiscent of a dry summer day on an island.
With these perfumes, we recommend caution when applying as they stain.