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    Default Best Designer Chypre?

    Hey everyone, my tastes have grown greatly over the past year and somehow my favorite family has become old 70's/80's chypres. Anyway I was wondering if anyone had some different faves other than the usual Aramis, Bel Ami, Antaeus, etc.? My faves would have to be Yatagan and Gentleman. Soon I'll have a bottle of Antaeus though

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    Ya! Chypres have been rising to the top of my charts over the past year.

    Worth PH
    Tabac Original
    Miss Dior
    Bandit EDP
    Tuscany Per Uomo
    Monsieur Galimard / Equipage
    Jacomo de Jacomo
    MisterK / Vicomte de K / K
    Ephemeral Top 5: YSL PH HC, Worth PH, Equipage, Monsieur Rochas HC, Acqua di Gio

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    My vote goes to Chanel pour Monsieur [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

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    I would love to cast my vote but I am totally unable to understand fully the concept of cyphré. Every time I'm supposed to I am never sure. I can grasp citrus, oriental, floral, fougere, marine and gourmand. Now, cyphrées are what has oakmoss in it amongst what's left off of the six other concepts, right? And it has to have wood too... It's not THAT easy for me I can tell you.

    Anyway, the best designer cyphré is Monsieur de Givenchy - which by all means is possibly the best fragrance ever designed. This particular scent has much more in common with cologne than it has with strong, beautiful stuff like Aramis or Antaeus by the way: it's got lavender in it, and lemon, and I doubt it has oakmoss - yet it's listed as a cyphré, I think for the sandalwood which lingers in the base.

    Monsieur de Givenchy is subtle and elegant and modern in the same way Chanel Pour Monsieur is. Maybe these two wonderful fragrances are simply in a class of their own!


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    My impression of a chypre usually would be mossy, woody, leathery, maybe even spicy. Aramis seems to be the classic example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironmics
    My impression of a chypre usually would be mossy, woody, leathery, maybe even spicy. Aramis seems to be the classic example.
    Then maybe Monsieur de Givenchy it's too citrusy/volatile/fresh for that definition, although of course it remains a cyphré. I think you might like something in the vein of Dior Jules, which fits your description to a tee. If you don't really need it to be 'designer' but prefer it instead to be 'niche' let me suggest Bois de Filao by Comptoir Sud Pacifique. You will LOVE Antaeus.

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    Aramis, Gentleman Givenchy

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    Jules by Christian Dior.

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    Aramis
    Quorum
    Halston z 14
    Antaeus
    Krizia Uomo
    Trussardi Uomo

    Are classic chypre leather and woody notes.

    Gentlemen is a classic woody patchouli note, less chypre amber.

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    I would agree with the original Chanel Pour Monsieur, the fragrance that Michael Edwards thinks is the closest current fragrance to Coty's original Chypre which was the first chypre ever created and it started the whole genre!
    Nino Cerruti Pour Homme is another fantastic example as well as Guerlain's Coriolan.
    I love Monsieur de Givenchy but I think I would classify it as a citrus. There are seemingly so many that blur the lines and might actually be able to be classified in more than one category. I guess that's why things like the HR Genealogy chart have so many things listed in the middle of two categories.

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    without a doubt, Salvador Dali Pour Homme. one of my favorite mens scents.
    Awesomeguy

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    Quorum

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    would Tsar qualify as a chypre then? this has always confused me also.
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    But do not always make sense
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