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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 6, 2010 ★★★ CHYPRES

    One of my favourite chypres, undoubtedly reformulated, is the wonderful EDT Cabochard.

    A second vote for this oft overlooked scent. It's a beautiful floral/tobacco/leather and is now cheaply available at discount houses. Unique and uncommon so you are not one of the masses. I think this is a true classic for both men and women.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 6, 2010 ★★★ CHYPRES

    Since I knew I'd be visiting a perfume shop today, I didn't put on perfume this morning, but I'll probably dig out Miss Balmain this evening.

    Today I tried Serge Lutens' Chypre Rouge, trying to keep with the theme of the day. From the Basenotes directory, here are the notes:
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    Thyme, Pine needles.

    Middle Notes
    Honey, Beeswax, Jasmine.

    Base Notes
    Patchouli, Vanilla, Moss, Amber, Musks.

    Reading this, I thought this sounded right up my street, but in fact the topnotes smelled of hairspray, hairspray and more hairspray to me. Then it slowly developed a cheap fruity heart, rather like so many things on the market these days and now it has evolved into a pleasant but 'meh' base. Honestly, if you'd given me this in a blind testing I would never have guessed at any of those notes. I would probably have said it was from a D-list celebrity. I would never, ever call it a chypre.

    I'm sure this review will get howls from some quarters, but you know, it's just my opinion and your mileage may differ. But I was disappointed - I'd expected more from Uncle Serge.

    Anyway, there are lots and lots of wonderful classic chypres to play with and now I definitely have to smell that AdP Profumo. This week, even!
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 6, 2010 ★★★ CHYPRES

    Paying homage to:

    AdP Profumo
    EL Alliage
    AL Chypre Noir

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 6, 2010 ★★★ CHYPRES

    I started the day in newish Mitsouko parfum, the formulation preceding the current one. I believe this is the most hated reformulation... It starts out a bit messy, but settles fairly quickly.

    Today was sunny and relatively warm (as long as you avoided any shadows) and almost springlike. This is the time of year when I really like my greens, so I picked up a bottle of Mitsouko edp at de Bijenkorf from a very nice SA who gave me a discount and threw in some extra samples.

    On the way to the supermarket I stumbled across a tiny vintage perfumery and was delighted to discover that they had a 100 ml refillable No 19 edt! I have 2 refills since earlier, and now I have a container for them!

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    I thought I'd venture into new-for-me territory this time around, but I've fallen back toward something I've had an on-again/off-again relationship: Scherrer. And I think the relationship problem lies with me, not you, Jean-Louis. I'm just bitter. Not in the soulful sense, but epidermisly speaking. So I must rely on cotton sleeves to intercede twixt me and Cabochard, Ma Griffe, Miss Balmain, Scherrer. Or—and I think this is what happened earlier this week when I was testing J-L S—if I have some lingering sweet scent on my wrist and then apply Scherrer, I just enjoy the sheer oak mossiness and pure greenness of it without the off-putting bitterness.
    Quarry, you have described perfectly my interactions with all of those scents. I have been trying to come up with a word to describe what happens when they make contact with my skin -- "mildewy" was a word I used for awhile -- but "bitter" seems somehow a better word choice. Anyway, while I don't wish scent snags on anybody, I am pleased to know I am not the only person whose skin reacts in that particular way to Scherrer, Ma Griffe, and the like.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 6, 2010 ★★★ CHYPRES

    I am wearing Chanel No. 19 on EdP formulation. I have had a mini for a while. I am not sure how old it is, but the juice is very light green. This is so beautiful and I am sad to see that I only have enough for perhaps one more wearing. Maybe it is time to look for some vintage. What formulation would you recommend?
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    I'm spending the day in Cristalle, cool and green.

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    Azuree has been on my must try list for some time since it seems to always pop up as a fantastic green, a fabulous chypre, a sumptuous leather, and all around great scent... so impulsively I bid on THeBay for some vintage "parfum boutique" from the seventies I think and won for a song (less than the already inexpensive current stuff). So if it's turned, no biggie and I'll try a newer bottle and if it's great I'll join in the fun. I'm assuming it's an edp... not sure what parfum boutique might mean. It's over 2 oz. so I highly doubt it's an extrait. Anyone know for certain?

    Great choices everyone, we all smell so good today. Cabochard is another favorite and 19 is just glorious. Keep sharing.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 6, 2010 ★★★ CHYPRES

    Wordie, I too was flummoxed by Chypre Rouge. Smelled exactly like celery on me.

    Thanks to our divine Chaya, I am wearing vintage Jean Patou Colony. Pineapple I think is one of those polarizing notes, I guess because it can be tricky to recreate well. In Colony the pineapple combines with bergamot so that it is bright and fresh. It smells natural, like freshly cut fruit; nothing like canned fruit in heavy syrup. There is a note that hints of sap and lush vegetation. Colony is a true old school chypre with a winking, sly sense of humor. She's wearing a crepe wool suit and a white silk shirt but has left a couple of pearl buttons undone.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 6, 2010 ★★★ CHYPRES

    Chanel Pour Monsieur. It is class in a bottle.

    I love the way this wonderful fragrance is so unobtrusive -not something that can be said for all traditional chypres, especially those targeted at the masculine end of the market It opens with lemon and petitgrain against a mossy and woody base, but somewhere in the mix is what I think of as the Antaeus note -a touch of spice and perhaps castoreum. As the citrus notes fade, it may seem like the fragrance is gone, but it gently gives out sweet, woody, and mossy wafts throughout the day to let me know it is still there, and to remind me why I love it so much. It is such a gentle blend, I think I could wear it every day and never regret putting it on.

    I think that it has a certain old fashioned charm, and as a man it makes me feel like I am wearing a finely tailored suit, but I think it would be great on a woman too. It has the kind of unpretentious elegance that I think would make just about anybody feel dressed up.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 6, 2010 ★★★ CHYPRES

    Antaeusintheair, my bottle of Azuree just says 'Natural Spray'. It is strong enough to be an EDP, I feel. Good luck with your purchase.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 6, 2010 ★★★ CHYPRES

    Another year older and supposedly wiser, and I still don't understand chypres any better than I did the year before. I read the lists here and other places, and I think "wow, I would have NEVER thought THAT was a chypre!" Anyway, on a few lists I read that Jean Patou 1000 is considered a chypre and as luck would have it, I have a sample of it sent recently by kumquat.

    I'm sure you have all read the story of 1000. That it took over 10 years and 1000 different submissions until the perfect scent was found. (read about it on Perfume-Smellin' Things perfume blog) I think 1000 smells like it took that much thought, that much attention to detail. To my nose, it is so seamless, the notes so well blended, that no one note sticks out over the rest. But alas, it doesn't smell like ME ... It is elegant and classic, but it never melds with my skin, it never settles in and becomes comfortable. I feel like I'm wearing something foreign, something that doesn't belong to me. I think I will keep trying this one though ... who knows? Maybe another year older and wiser, I might just grow into 1000!

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    Top notes: Bergamot, Coriander, Eucalyptus, Angelica
    Heart notes: Osmanthus, Rose, Jasmine, Violet
    Base notes: Sandal, Patchouli, Vetiver, Civet, Oakmoss
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 6, 2010 ★★★ CHYPRES

    Hi everyone!

    I love a lot of chypres, especially those born in the 70s and 80s, but I always seem to think of the early Gucci fragrances first and foremost when it comes to classic, beautiful chypres. Gucci No 1 and Gucci No 3 are both very complex and very beautiful, and each have their own unique and instantly recognizable signature. Although No 1 has always been my emotional favorite, I chose Gucci No 3 today because I think it falls more squarely into the mossy-green chypre territory than No 1, which has more of a fresh/floral feel (although there's no mistaking the oakmoss in there.)

    As any good chypre should be, Gucci No 3 is very well-blended. Aside from a general floral-fresh-yet-earthy-mossy-green that all of my favorite chypres have in common, I have a difficult time dissecting the components - I just can't do it. But I can say that, in addition to the mossiness (which manages to be cool and green at one stage then warm and earthy later on) and a touch of leather, this has a sparkle and an elegance that sets it apart. It's not a sweet, delicate and romantic scent, but it's far from sexless, and I find it extemely feminine, but not girly. It conveys an ultra-sexy but mature sophistication and confidence and it's just as chic as they come. Some chypres, such as Azuree and Halston, can seem sort of casual, or sporty to me (I wear Azuree to play tennis.) I think it's the green and herbal earthiness that does it and I love that about them. I have a clear and fond memory of my grandmother telling me I smelled "like a hippy, only cleaner" when I'd wear Halston. But that's not at all how I'd describe Gucci No 3. This is just a bit too soignee to be very casual. It's easy to imagine a champagne silk charmeuse-clad Lauren Bacall wafting seductive trails of it...although I suppose Lauren Hutton would be a more appropriate example.

    It was launched in 1985 and I probably would have worn it more frequently back then had that not been right in the middle of my love affair with Coco, which came out a year earlier. I just thank my lucky stars that I had the foresight (based in part on my love of Gucci No 1) to get a few bottles before it was discontinued, for it's currently one of my 5-Star favorites, and I don't think my life would be the same without it.




    Top notes - aldehydes, coriander and bergamot
    Middle notes - tuberose, iris, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley
    Base notes - leather, patchouli, musk, oakmoss and vetiver


    Antaeusintheair - most of those vintage Estee Lauders are designated "cologne" or "natural spray" like kumquat mentioned, but they wear like edps. I was watching the one you're talking about, and I'd say whatever "Parfum Boutique" is, I highly doubt that the strength will be an issue for you. Also, fwiw, I have lots of vintage Estee Lauders and they all seem to remain true through the years - I haven't had one turn yet. Yours looks like a good one - good luck, and enjoy it!


    Kumquat - I'm not convinced that Perfume Intelligence is right this time....those notes sound nice but they just don't sound like Azuree to me...what do you think? It was bugging me a bit so I just had to double check. This is what I found at EsteeLauder.com -

    Top Notes - Basil, Jasmine, Citrus
    Middle Notes - Armoise (Artemisia), Vetiver, Rose
    Base Notes - Patchouli, Moss, Amber

    I can't say what sea grass smells like or that it's not in there, but I would think that any list of notes describing Azuree would have to at least include citrus, oakmoss and patchouli.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 6, 2010 ★★★ CHYPRES

    Evangeline-Thank-you for an excellent, detailed description of Gucci 3. You should put this in the review section. I have wondered what The 'Guccis' smelled like for some time now. Now I know which one is the chypre.

    And thanks for the additional info on Azuree. I think you are right. There was some definite lack of info there. I also think they both left out the galbanum.

    ShadesofBleu, I hope you can learn to love floral/chypres (as I would classify 1000) one day. Think of springtime & fresh air & you will be transported to another place! Anyway, if you aren't in the right frame of mind for it, you won't 'meld' with the frag. I know I go through phases of liking certain types of frags more than others.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 6, 2010 ★★★ CHYPRES

    Quote Originally Posted by Quarry View Post
    Firstly, THANK YOU, KUMQUAT, for letting me know what month the rest of the world is experiencing. (I consistently miss the obvious.)

    And thanks to all for joining in the chypre thrills. Antaeus, you've really incarnated the spirit of the day with your post.

    I thought I'd venture into new-for-me territory this time around, but I've fallen back toward something I've had an on-again/off-again relationship: Scherrer. And I think the relationship problem lies with me, not you, Jean-Louis. I'm just bitter. Not in the soulful sense, but epidermisly speaking. So I must rely on cotton sleeves to intercede twixt me and Cabochard, Ma Griffe, Miss Balmain, Scherrer. Or—and I think this is what happened earlier this week when I was testing J-L S—if I have some lingering sweet scent on my wrist and then apply Scherrer, I just enjoy the sheer oak mossiness and pure greenness of it without the off-putting bitterness.
    Quarry, have you tried Scherrer EDP? I just discovered a manufacturer's sample in my stash and it is much softer, less bitter than EDT. I had a "where -have-you-been-all-my-life" moment.

    But I agree with you and Leesee--there is a "something" there that makes me wear it not so often. But I do love it, in my way. Ma Griffe, Cabochard, Jolie Madame--I can' t wear them at all.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 6, 2010 ★★★ CHYPRES

    Hmm, now Jolie Madame gives me no trouble, perhaps due to the intense floral aspects of the scent. Interesting!

    A few hours ago I put on some of my Chanel Cuir de Russie edt from a treasured tiny decant. I love how this scent develops on me, spreading slowly from leather and booze into a flowers-nestled-amongst-the-moss aspect, and then holding steady in a sort of ambery haze. (Admittedly, I don't know how it is supposed to develop, or how it strikes others, but on me, that seems to be CdR's scent story.)

    I finally received my samples from Luckyscent. I think I ordered a few chypres (I will have to look them up to be sure), so I may be chiming in again a bit later.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 6, 2010 ★★★ CHYPRES

    A semi-funny story I wanted to share with you guys: I made a list of chypre scents that I possibly had samples somewhere. My hubby saw the list and asked me what it was. I told him that we had Sniff-n-Speak today, the theme was chypres. I offered him my wrist, freshly sprtized with Jean Patou 1000. He sniffs and says: "hmmmm powdery?" So I give him a little lesson in chypre ... oakmoss + bergamont + usually patchouli or labdanum; say foreign words like: topnotes, basenotes, and other stuff he doesn't understand. His eyes glaze over ... He isn't listening ... so I stop and say: "yeah, sort of powdery." He smiles and says: "see? I know a lot about this perfume stuff."
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 6, 2010 ★★★ CHYPRES

    Quote Originally Posted by shadesofbleu View Post
    A semi-funny story I wanted to share with you guys: I made a list of chypre scents that I possibly had samples somewhere. My hubby saw the list and asked me what it was. I told him that we had Sniff-n-Speak today, the theme was chypres. I offered him my wrist, freshly sprtized with Jean Patou 1000. He sniffs and says: "hmmmm powdery?" So I give him a little lesson in chypre ... oakmoss + bergamont + usually patchouli or labdanum; say foreign words like: topnotes, basenotes, and other stuff he doesn't understand. His eyes glaze over ... He isn't listening ... so I stop and say: "yeah, sort of powdery." He smiles and says: "see? I know a lot about this perfume stuff."
    LOL - I can just see the face he made when he said this S.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 6, 2010 ★★★ CHYPRES

    I was extremely busy working this morning, so it totally screwed up my participation in SnS...nonetheless I left the house this morning in Moss Breches by Tom Ford, from my decant this is slowly dwindling (!). I love this stuff. It is one the newer chypres that really respects the chypre structure and carries it off with style, elegance and that wonderfully-comfy-honeycomb note. I didn't want it to project too much (I was working with food this afternoon) and MB doesn't...but I smelled it (thru a long sleeved shirt). I am pretty sure this is officially discontinued - which is pretty sad, because it's one of my favorite TF Private Blends.

    Maybe tomorrow I will wear the grandmama of them all, Chypre by Coty.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 6, 2010 ★★★ CHYPRES

    I'm chiming in late, because it was hula class day. I wore my usual Saffron James Le'a, because it evokes the islands for me so well. But when I came home, I got out my sample of Acqua di Parma Profumo, the 2008 reformulation. What a nice surprise to see that several of you chose it, too! I am honestly smitten. Its soft, very slight powdery texture is dreamy. It is hard (for me) to isolate any note in Profumo, except that I get a lovely bit of vetiver in the drydown that just takes it over the top. Does anyone else get vetiver with this fragrance? Or am I smelling the tangy side of oakmoss???

    Other chypres that I like and considered for SnS: Niki de Saint-Phalle, Y, Mitsouko, and Calandre. Love all of these. The chypre category is one that I'm still learning about. I marvel at the variations!

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 6, 2010 ★★★ CHYPRES

    I home from the park and other errands, and the vintage Givenchy III edt (from Ben) still smells amazing. I think it's been about 8 hours now. I like it much more than when I first tried it last summer, perhaps because the weather is now crisp, but sunny. The aldehydes at the beginning are difficult for me (as usual), but the drydown is sublime. Lovely, not fussy or aggressive or sharp. Sophisticated, but not uptight or very dressy. Splendid stuff!

    Btw, DH was also mossy today in his Grey Flannel. I finally caught the sweet violet that some mention as I was walking behind him on the trail.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 6, 2010 ★★★ CHYPRES

    I wore Une Folie de Rose from Les Parfums de Rosine. I'm not a big lover of Chypres but I love the spicy rose, sandalwood & benzoin notes in this fragrance.

    From the Rosine website:
    Olfactory family : Chypre.
    Top note : Bergamot, Coriander.
    Heart note : Ylang, Jasmine, Tea rose, Bulgarian and Turkish rose absolue, Iris.
    Base note : Sandalwood, Oak moss, Patchouli, Vetyver, Benzoin.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 6, 2010 ★★★ CHYPRES

    Loukhoum finally wore off and I am able to sink into the richness of...


    Discovered this a few years back in the EDT - then Shades noticed my idiot burbling and kindly sent me the even better Extrait.

    It's at the rich end of chypre...look at the base: vetiver, oakmoss, patchouli, sandalwood, labdanum. In place of jasmine there's carns which give it a spicy warmth. A bit much for this mild day - but what the hay!!

    (You guys have mentioned some things I gotta try...Colony...Azuree...)
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 6, 2010 ★★★ CHYPRES

    To continue the March of the Chypres, I posted this on SOTD:

    I "put on Natori body cream and edp. OsMoz classifies Natori as a floral chypre. I wrote a review of it & you can read it here http://www.sniffapaloozamagazine.com/NATORI.html if you like.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 6, 2010 ★★★ CHYPRES

    Leesee, Nostalgie, isn't it a shame? There is something really wonderful about JLS (and other chypres), but if one doesn't have sugar skin, the bitter/mildew aspect drones incessantly. Haven't tried the edp. Someone needs to invent a (non-fruity) sweeter chypre (with real oak moss, please) . Montale named a fragrance Vanille Chypre, but from all accounts read, it's obvious they didn't deliver on the name.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 6, 2010 ★★★ CHYPRES

    I continued with vintage Givenchy III today. It feels a bit like Mitsouko without the peach, an archetypical chypre really.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 6, 2010 ★★★ CHYPRES

    Quote Originally Posted by Taolady View Post
    OH FOOF!!!
    My mom says this, too! Love it!

    Quote Originally Posted by lovethescents View Post
    Now I find chypres the most difficult category to totally understand, despite my readings. I get the necessity of the woody oakmossy base, but earlier on, there are just too many options! I'll get there.....
    I'm right there with ya, but I think maybe you've hit on the key here. That is my understanding, after today, anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    ....if you aren't in the right frame of mind for it, you won't 'meld' with the frag.
    Okay, right here just might be why chypres confound me. I haven't really connected with any. I did with Mits, for a while, but then I learned more about my preferences and it fell out of top 5. But until this morning, as far as I can tell, I've smelled all of two chypres. This morning I spritzed on 31, Rue Cambon (thank you thank you, Ubu! ). This is a 'modern chypre,' I believe, right? Anyway, 31, RC strikes me as a more nicely put-together Chance, not so sharp or edgy, and actually sort of akin to Bois des Iles, too. So is BdI a chypre, too?
    Anyways, I think I sort of get it, now, and I def need to explore this genre more before I go making any base judgments.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 6, 2010 ★★★ CHYPRES

    Testing Lubin Nuit de Longchamp (the reissue), along with some non-chypres, from my Luckyscent samples haul of yesterday. The Nuit de Longchamp is supposed to be a dark, mysterious, and glamorous chypre, but on me it is just rose, rose, and rose. Now, I like rose, especially in scents like Rive Gauche and whatnot, but I admit I was expecting something other than rose here. So, not bad, but "no sale."

    Sunnyfunny, I love 31 Rue Cambon!

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 6, 2010 ★★★ CHYPRES

    I would think of Bois des Iles as an Oriental (it has a preponderance of wood & spice).
    #31 Rue Cambon is called a pink chypre. I think of pink champagne.
    Nuit de Longchamps, I think of more as an aldehyde, but a snappy one at that.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 6, 2010 ★★★ CHYPRES

    Continuing the chypre thing... Today I tested Ormonde Jayne Tiare for the second time. This has been described as a "modern chypre", but to my nose it seems to fit in pretty well with the traditional ones I've tried.

    Here are the notes:

    Top: Mandarin, Orange Flower, Sicilian Lime
    Heart: Tiare, Freesia, Water Lily, Jasmine, Orris, Ylang Ylang
    Base: Cedar, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Moss, Musk

    I like the pretty brightness of Tiare, but it just doesn't move me. I do recommend trying it!
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