Plant Part: Flowers
Extraction Method: Solvent Extraction
Description: Chypre is the name of a family of perfumes that have citrus top-notes, a middle centered on cistus labdanum, and a mossy base-note derived from oak moss and musks. Chypre perfumes fall into numerous classes according to their modifier notes, which include but are not limited to leather, florals, fruits, and amber.
Common Uses: Cosmetic manufacturing including perfumes and fragrance products.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Rose Absolute.
Aromatic Scent: Chypre Absolute has a musky, earthy smell.
History: The term chypre is French, and goes back to Francois Coty who created in 1917 a perfume of the same name. Coty's ‘Chypre’ became the most typical representative of a whole family of related fragrances, although perfumes of similar style had already been created throughout the 19th century.