Chypre Siam


Vintage | Asia | Extravagant

A still-life moment in the tropical eastern forest, captured in a traditional chypre structure.

"The idea for this fragrance came to me after sampling Coty's original Chypre back in 2012. I was already a fan of the genre, but Coty's original was THE epitome; I could smell the framework of so many of my favorite fragrances that were slowly disappearing from production.

I was in my garden picking kaffir lime leaves for a curry my wife and I were preparing for dinner, and their bright fragrance instantly reminded me of the Chypre de Coty sample from days prior. I smelled the leaves again and realized that I was also catching whiffs of the jasmine blossoms on the other side of the yard! That was the moment; I thought how novel it would be to recreate, not the original Chypre, but rather the experience of the original using Southeast Asian materials.”

This is a remarkable achievement, and deservedly one of the most popular in the Rogue line. The chypre structure here is predominantly a trio of kaffir lime, ylang and oakmoss, but, in true vintage style, Chypre Siam is a massive melange of notes carefully brought together. Somehow so unique and distinctive, yet traditional and retro - almost as if a French perfumer in the 1920s had lived in Asia, and this was his lost creation.

Green, Aromatic Top: Kaffir Lime, Holy Basil
Exotic, Floral Heart: Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Spices
Dense, Mossy Base: Oakmoss, Sandalwood, Benzoin, Leather, Civet, Musk

Perfumer: Manuel Cross


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