hey- I'm wearing Tiare this weekend tool!! Just got it, and want to wear it one more time before reviewing. This is my favorite category, and as I type i'm wearing vintage pure Mitsouko, layered with the modern EDP.
I'm always on the lookout for new chypres, and right now Sonoma Scent Studio has my attention with their lovely Winter woods (a woody chypre), and Ensolleile, a nice sunny, floral chypre.
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It's possible that BdI shares some notes with #31. I haven't done any comparisons. They are both Chanel, so that probably accounts for a lot of it.
It's just my opinion, but I think a 'real' chypre needs some sharp citrus or grass notes such as galbanum, vetiver, bergamot; etc. and oakmoss or a good simulation is a must. Most of the current formulations that are being called chypres really aren't. They have too many oriental woods & spices to qualify. That tends too push them into a sweet zone rather than the green/tangy area.
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