Thursday, March 20, 2014

Kypre by Lancôme c1935

Kypre by Lancôme: launched in 1935. Created by Armand Petitjean. Lancôme launched its first five fragrances in 1935 at the World's Fair in Brussels - Tendre Nuit, Bocages, Conquete, Kypre and Tropiques.



Fragrance Composition:



So what does it smell like? It was a chypre perfume with mossy and woodsy notes.
  • Top notes: bergamot and galbanum
  • Middle notes: jasmine, iris, violet, orris
  • Base notes: cedar, labdanum, tonka, oakmoss, sandalwood, patchouli, amber, musk

Armand Petitjean, creator of the perfume, explains it thus:
"Kypre should be treated like a Burgundy; it needs to age in the bottle, like the wine. In our climate, it is more of a perfume for winter and for festivities, but in the East and in South America, it appeals in all seasons…”

Bottle:

Flacon below designed by Georges Delhomme and manufactured by Verrières de la Bresle

The Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1952.



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