Palette Exploration: Chypre Perfumes

Tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 at the perfumery we are going to delve into the botanical essences used to create a Chypre style perfume. This fragrance classification was introduced in the 19th century but made popular in 1917 by François Coty with the release of Coty’s ‘Chypre’ and Guerlain with . The French word comes from Cyprus in the Mediterranean

At the heart of the chypre structure is the contrast between the sweet, fresh notes of an unripe Italian citrus called bergamot and the rich, heavy note of oakmoss. These two pivotal ingredients are built upon with woody, floral and animalic notes.

The two most typical chypre fragrances in my line are GreenWitch and Gracing the Dawn.

October 29, 6:30 – 8:30; Chypre Perfumes
November 5, 6:30 – 8:30; Oriental Perfumes

If you choose to attend please purchase your seat in advance to be guaranteed a space.

Painting by Rodolphe Ernst


  1. Hello. Ah yes, it is a fabulous scent sphere isn't it!? I am working on putting on my classes online so that you and others can tap into it as a collective. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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