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Chypre Siam

$195

Floral, Resinous, Mossy, Green, Woody, Soft Leather

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

Chypre-Siam is a vintage-style chypre fragrance, complete with nitromusks and a huge dose of oakmoss!

Opening notes are kaffir lime and basil. Jasmine and ylang sweep across the forest floor and rest upon a warm base of oakmoss, sandalwood, spices, benzoin and civet.

Notes: Kaffir Lime, Basil, Spices, Jasmine, Ylang, Oakmoss, Sandalwood, Benzoin, Soft Leather, Civet

Formula contains over 45% natural essential oils and absolutes.

Contains: SD Alcohol, Fragrance, Limonene, Methyl Ionone, Oakmoss, Linalool, Isoeugenol, Eugenol, Hydroxycitronellal, Benzyl Benzoate, Citronellol, Geraniol, Coumarin, Citral, Musk Ketone, Musk Xylol, Musk Ambrette.

EAU DE TOILETTE 60ML

 

STORY

"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 (namely kaffir lime, holy basil and lemongrass -jasmine, ylang etc, of course, have already been mainstays of the perfumers palette).

Chypre-Siam took five years to complete. I've created a beautiful jasmine base that utilizes an even lovelier jasmine absolute, which helps meld the civet notes seamlessly into the benzoin base. What you get in the end is a "chypre experience" moreso than just of a list of notes. I wanted this fragrance to be able to briefly transport one back 90+ years."

 

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