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.
The Story Behind Chypre-Siam
"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."