Rogue

Chypre Siam

$220

OUR VERDICT

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

EAU DE TOILETTE 75ML

Please note: Rogue Perfumery may actually contain musk ketone, real oakmoss, and vintage-era amounts of citral, geraniol and eugenol. Please refer to the ingredients list as 'potential allergens' will be listed. If you are part of the small percentage of the population that experiences perfume allergies than it is advisable to fragrance a handkerchief or other article of clothing rather than apply directly to the skin. The informed decision is yours and back in your hands! Enjoy responsibly!

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