Sample Perfumes in the Chypre Family. Chypre de Coty was the Perfume that started the Modern Rage of The Chypre Group of Perfumes. This perfume, however was not the first Chypre known to Perfumery! Way back in the Roman Empire, in Cypress, Chypre Perfumes were being made in the 12th century, using Labdanum Resin and other local aromatics from flowers and herbs.
In the 18th Century, Chypre blends were known to contain Oakmoss, Civet, Ambergris and Musk, as well as various resins and plants, including Rose and Orange Blossom. IThese perfume accords were often described as mossy-leather blends.
In 1917, Francois Coty attempted to reconstruct the aromas found in Cypress. Classic Chypre formulas have basic notes and formulas, based on four single notes: Bergamot (or another citrus oil- but Bergamot is the Classic) Labdanum, Oakmoss, and almost always, Patchouli.
. Perfumes in the Chypre Family are some of the Most Beautiful.