Oriza L. Legrand Chypre-Mousse (1914/2013) {New Perfume}



Revivalist confidential French perfume house Oriza L. Legrand est. 1720 have released a new unisex-masculine perfume from their archives dedicated to dandies called Chypre-Mousse. It was originally created in 1914, three years before the famous Chypre by Coty, whose success ensured its descendants would be remembered after it...

Chypre-Mousse is therefore one of the early chypre fragrances that existed before the Coty opus, back in the 19th century and even in the 18th century. Today, it is presented as a smellscape of the fall season going into wintertime with notes even of mushroom and roasted chestnut,

"After the first rainfall in September nature exude scents of humus, peat and wetland.

This is the time for a promenade in the woods to enjoy the freshness after the heat of summer.

Autumn encourages us to contemplate, to observate nature that gently prepares us for the coming winter and its frostbite.

The mossy paths, precious jewels of the undergrowth, are brightened by the last rays of sun.

Cyprus-Moss evokes in us our surrounding nature which soon will be covered by the first fall of snow.

Smell of damp undergrowth of scorched leaves and the scent of moss before picking mushrooms and chestnuts."

Top Notes tonic & balsamic: Wild mint, clary sage, wild fennel & green shoots.

Heart notes aromatic & flowing properties: Oakmoss, Galbanum, Angelica, fern, wild clover, Mastic & Violet leaves.

Backgrounds Notes mossy & leathery: Vetiver, Pine Needles, Oak Moss, Mushroom, fresh Humus, Roasted Chestnut, Leather, labdanum & Balms.

Price is 120€ for 100 ml of eau de parfum. 

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