Chipre
    by Madini




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    Chipre is a unisex fragrance by Madini.

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    tourmaline's avatar

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    I'm a classic chypre lover - my faves are Ma Griffe, Madame Rochas, YSL "Y", Mitsouko, Magie Noir, Shiseido Zen Classic, etc., all vintage versions if you please. Madini Chipre starts out with a well integrated bergamot wrapped inside an accord of indistinguishable florals and a peanut-buttery benzoin. Then in drying down further it moves into oakmoss territory, a very powdery, perfumery oakmoss + amber accord that is pretty but slightly more oriental than chypre; this drydown reminds me a little of that of Toujours Moi. I was not a fan of the beginning...but I can admit that the drydown is very pretty in a deeply powdery way. This does not smell of a chypre to me, more like a powdery oriental.

    07 January, 2011 (Last Edited: 27 February, 2011)

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    There doesn't seem to be a consensus on what this smells like. It goes on with a soapy floral green note (not great to me) and relaxes to sweet honeyed floral powder (better, but not magical). I am not drawn into it. It seems like it may be trying to smother me. I'm not feeling chypre at all, but powder.

    03 September, 2010

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    What a pleasant fragrance! Lively, refreshing, dry, and woody: But not woody in the traditional sense, itís a sparkling, fresh, version of light wood. Itís drydown is a rich, discreet, primarily woody, low sillage accord that has excellent longevity. For being a Madini, itís quite unique and trendyÖ unique and trendy in the very best sense. I was unsure about the chypre designation until Chipre was into its drydown: Thatís when it showed its chypre essence, and thatís where it became a gotta-have for me. Though Chipre is difficult to describe and categorize, it is totally enjoyable; and itís something that should be on the to-test list of every chypre lover.

    28 August, 2008 (Last Edited: 04 December, 2010)

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    Don't you love the differences in body chemistry!! On me (78 year old - slightly dry skin, living at the beach) this beauty is honeyed vanilla and white flowers with only a whisper of green. Very round and elegant, like the classic French ones. Sits close to the skin but has great sillage.

    14 April, 2007

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    One of the unusual, exotic, un-sweet fragrances in the Madini line. This one comes out of the bottle dark green-black in color. It is sharp, tangy, clean, dry, warm, very earthy, and somewhat green. To me, it smells nothing like its description as a woody, musky, floral; rather more like green twigs and spruce needles and benefits from time to develop on the skin.

    23 March, 2007

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