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    Default Re: Classic (style) chypres that don't disappoint

    Quote Originally Posted by Xscent View Post
    Trussardi by Trussardi

    Floral leather chypre. Lush, wet, green and vintage contains a good amount of oak moss and galbanum.
    Yes, this is good and strong.

    I also want to add:

    L'Arte by Gucci (discontinued, I only could get the EdT, a rose chypre)
    Niki de Saint Phalle (lush and green)
    and the before mentioned
    Silences by Jacomo

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    I don't know if anyone has ever heard of this- Turbulences. Absolutely golden and mossy perfection.

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    I'm not sure about the Parfums d'Empire line; can't recall a rose chypre there, but I do recall that PG's Corps et Ames (the original, not the newer "fresh" version) is a green chypre-type thing with prominent rose.
    Thanks Kagey. I think that the Parfums D'Empire is called Eau Suave? If you look at the notes it seems like a fruity floral but it's actually quite a high pitched chypre, albeit a rose chypre.

    I should have mentioned my gorgeous Armani for Women. The original, from the eighties, a floral chypre. It is heavy on the oakmoss, but less bitter than some as it is rounded out with floral and woody notes. It is very rich. It has that chypre twang though.
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    Hi Foustie - Could it be that you are talking about Parfumérie Générale no. 26 - Isparta?

    Lovely oriental chypre with Turkish rose , patchouli, incense, oud.
    Hi Puma. It's not but Isparta sounds right up my street anyway! Thanks.

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    vintage Bel Ami from Hermes does not disappoint. Very happy with that one!
    improving olfactory environments one molecule at a time....

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    Default Re: Classic (style) chypres that don't disappoint

    So many! *sigh* indeed.

    kumquat's 'greenish and sappy' got me thinking of Weil de Weil - a classic chypre that often gets overlooked.

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    Aramis 900 with less aldehydes, or Boucheron Pour Homme with less soapiness, so something halfway between the two, would be just about perfect.


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    Haven't seen Scherrer by Scherrer mentioned here yet, so here it is!

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    Default Re: Classic (style) chypres that don't disappoint

    http://www.sonomascentstudio.com/jourO.shtml

    These are wonderful suggestions! Keep them coming, please. I remembered another one I have that I like. It's from
    Sonoma Scent Studio- Jour Ensoleillé.


    And don't forget Ormonde Jayne Woman (especially) although Man ​is also good, but maybe a little flatter. Your mileage may vary.

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    Sublime by Patou, a golden floral chypre.
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    Vintage chypres that still can be found:

    Fête -Molyneux
    Vivre - Molyneux
    Cialenga - Balenciaga
    Câline - Jean Patou
    Genny - Genny


    Chypres in production:

    Chypre d'Orient - Molinard smells very similar to vintage Chanel #22
    Aromatics Elixir
    Y - YSL

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    My current chypre obsession is the dirt-cheap new re-release of Jai Ose. (http://www.fragrancenet.com/jai-ose-...wf/en_US/01276). It's got that magic where the bergamot fuses with greens while it passes through galbanum and loads of oakmoss. And it's also leathery and drenched in violet leaf. It's amazing, really.

    My much more expensive chypre obsession is Krigler's Cozy Cedarwood 72 Elegant (it's a flanker they have at their shop but don't list online). It's like Bois du Portugal crossed with Derby with a slug of Santal Noble and some CDG-esque smoky woods and leather. It's a current release but exists in a perfect place between a classic masculine chypre powerhouse and the best of modern niche.
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    Miss Dior (vintage)
    Diaghilev
    Fetish pour femme parfum extrait
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    Hedonist, didn't you just get a vintage bottle of 'Bandit'? that's a beauty.

    also I need to mention vintage Vivara, in case you ever run across it. And Vent Vert, vintage.
    Current juice includes MDCI- Une Coeur En Mai, it borders on musky, but still, deliciously green and tangy.
    Another you may like to know about is the lightly musky, Ô de Lancome still in production, but often under the counter. Musky, light green and mossy. Very spring-like. One of the only good things from Lancôme.

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    One of the best Classic Chypres that i have tried recently was from the natural indie Joanne Bassett. She's little known i guess, but her fragrances are amazing and from all i have tried her Chypre Intimacy is the one that won my heart. I like how she was able to create something harmonious, rich, with a good dose of oakmoss, a very rich patchouli, a good dose of expensive mysore sandalwood. It also has her signature, plenty of citrus notes, and some floral touches to warm and round things. It's a very expensive beautiful thing, but really good.

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    Default Re: Classic (style) chypres that don't disappoint

    Quote Originally Posted by rogalal View Post
    My current chypre obsession is the dirt-cheap new re-release of Jai Ose. (http://www.fragrancenet.com/jai-ose-...wf/en_US/01276). It's got that magic where the bergamot fuses with greens while it passes through galbanum and loads of oakmoss. And it's also leathery and drenched in violet leaf. It's amazing, really.

    My much more expensive chypre obsession is Krigler's Cozy Cedarwood 72 Elegant (it's a flanker they have at their shop but don't list online). It's like Bois du Portugal crossed with Derby with a slug of Santal Noble and some CDG-esque smoky woods and leather. It's a current release but exists in a perfect place between a classic masculine chypre powerhouse and the best of modern niche.
    You are one of the first person that i see talking about Jai Ose. It's a fragrance that i saw a lot of times on fragrancenet and for good prices, but i wasn't sure if it was good or not. It seems very interesting from what you wrote.

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    Default Re: Classic (style) chypres that don't disappoint

    One that i barely see people talking and which impressed me a lot was Yves Saint Laurent Y in vintage formulation. Don't know if it's still easy to get, but what a chypre full of class and style - the thing that YSL seems not to do anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    Hedonist, didn't you just get a vintage bottle of 'Bandit'? that's a beauty.

    also I need to mention vintage Vivara, in case you ever run across it. And Vent Vert, vintage.
    Current juice includes MDCI- Une Coeur En Mai, it borders on musky, but still, deliciously green and tangy.
    Another you may like to know about is the lightly musky, Ô de Lancome still in production, but often under the counter. Musky, light green and mossy. Very spring-like. One of the only good things from Lancôme.
    Yes I did! Kumquat it's divine.
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    Grossmith Hasu no Hana

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    Another one for Diaghilev. Astonishing stuff.

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    Oh gosh…WAAAY too many to mention


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    Quote Originally Posted by rickbr View Post
    One that i barely see people talking and which impressed me a lot was Yves Saint Laurent Y in vintage formulation. Don't know if it's still easy to get, but what a chypre full of class and style - the thing that YSL seems not to do anymore
    See my post #41 in this thread.

    Y vintage formulation is one of my all-time favourites and one of my preferred summer fragrances because of its legendary longevity and fresh vibe even in hot weather. Vintage formulation is available at low prices in the bay.

    As to J'ai Osé, I do know it, but there was some note in it which put me off; don't know what it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OPomone View Post
    A bright new star has just risen in the firmament of the chypre genre: Étoile d'Or, re-created by Amélie Bourgeois for Volnay. Nothing less than a Mitsouko for our times. Go give it a try and you surely will have to admit that I am not exaggerating (well... only a tad ).
    Where do you find this for sale or sample? I looked it up but, nothing showed up.

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    Default Re: Classic (style) chypres that don't disappoint

    Some other rose chypres just popped into my head. Besides the recent beauty; Profumum- Rosae Mundi.

    There is a great tangy number from Rosine- Une Folie de Rose. I saw it at Aedes.
    http://www.aedes.com/Une-Folie-de-Rose_p_797.html

    Tulipano Nero- I Profumo di Firenze
    is a deep golden chypre with a rosy glow. Available at Luscious Cargo.
    http://www.lusciouscargo.com/Merchan...oduct_Count=28
    Last edited by kumquat; 27th March 2014 at 11:06 PM.

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    Default Re: Classic (style) chypres that don't disappoint

    Classic: Mitsouko, Chanel PM, Eau Sauvage

    Modern: Aventus, CK One

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    Default Re: Classic (style) chypres that don't disappoint

    Quote Originally Posted by OPomone View Post
    A bright new star has just risen in the firmament of the chypre genre: Étoile d'Or, re-created by Amélie Bourgeois for Volnay. Nothing less than a Mitsouko for our times. Go give it a try and you surely will have to admit that I am not exaggerating (well... only a tad ).
    Thanks for that - have submitted the info. on all of those shown by Jovoy for listing in the Directory.
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