Thread: What is your favorite Chypre?
Of the past couple of years, what is your favorite Chypre?
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If considering only fragrances released within the past couple years I don't think it is possible with the ingredient restrictions to do a true chypre to any large degree, but with that stipulation mine would have to be Tzora by Anat Fritz.
Edit: As folk are just listing their favorite Chypres of all-time, then I might as list mine... Without a doubt it is vintage Monsieur de Givenchy.
Last edited by drseid; 28th January 2013 at 12:58 PM.
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
Gucci Pour Homme 1976
Scents along the lines of Boucheron pour Homme (both EDT and EDP), Francesco Smalto pour Homme, Versace l'Homme, Aramis Tuscany, among the female scents: Le Dix By Balenciaga and Chanel No. 19 in any given concentration and formulation.
Mitsouko / 31 Rue Cambon
If I have to choose I would go for RC though.
I'm not OLD...I'm VINTAGE!
Mitsouko, vintage parfum and 'new' EdP.
"Realize deeply that the present moment is all you will ever have."
-- Eckhart Tolle
Puredistance M...then again, I'm one that sees it in the same sport, same league, same ballpark, same team, and plays the same position as Bel Ami (vintage). Leathery Chypre.
There have been no recent Chypres for reasons we all know about. My favourite chypre is vintage Mitsouko.
Derby by Guerlain, a leather chypre.
"No elegance is possible without it...perfume is a part of you." Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
Gucci Pour Homme Original (1976) - timeless, masculine and beautiful...
“Some perfumes are as fragrant as an infant’s flesh, sweet as an oboe’s cry, and greener than the spring; While others are triumphant, decadent or rich; Having the expansion of infinite things, like ambergris and musk, benzoin and frankincense, which sing the transports of the mind and every sense.”
― Charles Baudelaire, The Flowers of Evil & Paris Spleen
...burning out while fading away....
Vie de Chateau Intense.
But then I have not smelt most of the great suggestions from others.
Corps et Âmes
Kurt smells like Teen Spirit
The Liberal Left politicians and regulators want to protect the world from anything that may be unpleasant. Oakmoss is such an integral part of Fragrances, but God-forbid someone may react to it. They put warning labels on foods that may contain nuts to warn people with allergies, why not fragrances? We hear of some poor unfortunate person who is injured from misusing a product, and so the product is banned, or forced to change. The world is full of risks, we cannot regulate them away.
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Clinique - Aromatics Elixir.
Patou pour Homme
Mitsouko (pre-2005 vintage)
Pour Monsieur (vintage)
Songe d'un Bois d'Ete
Rose de Nuit
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Gold Medal for "Best Aroma"; Los Angeles Artisan Fragrance Salon
The regulations or restrictions that y'all are complaining about are imposed from within the industry and have nothing to do with politicians. Please let's keep politics out of basenotes.
As far as chypres are concerned I agree with most of the above and will add Vintage Acqua di Parma Profumo if it hasn't already been mentioned but in terms of chypres from the last couple of years I don't think they are any because of the oak moss restrictions - maybe Diaghalev?
The only perfume that has made an impression on me as being redolent of a a true chypre - executed with a sleight of hand that really is quite amazing - is Mon Parfum Cherie par Camille from Annick Goutal. Despite the name it is a robust chypre style piece of work (using patchouli) that has a slightly bitter edge like Aromatics Elixir and I would recommend it to anyone looking for something in this genre. I prefer the EDT over the EDP, myself.