Definition of chypre in English:
A heady perfume made from sandalwood.
- Part of the chypre family, it is quietly magnetic at first.
- Based on a woody, mossy, floral accord, which can include leathery or fruity notes as well, chypre perfumes have a rich and lingering scent.
- This formula is for a modified chypre perfume with a peach top note.
late 19th century: from French, literally 'Cyprus', perhaps where it was first made.