A TIMELESS FRAGRANCE FOR THE MODERN WORLD BY PERFUMER BERTRAND DUCHAUFOUR
Chypre Shot opens with a rich and mysterious overture of spice and leather before delving headlong into a sophisticated Chypre accord.
Dark and primal, Chypre Shot is a powerful and original composition that reimagines the classic Chypre, pairing a central core of oakmoss, bergamot and cistus labdanum with notes of patchouli, peony, black pepper, coffee and black tea.
With Chypre Shot, the timeless quality of the Chypre meets the modern sensibilities of perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour. The result is a bold new signature fragrance for well-travelled men and women.
THE KEY TO THE INTOXICATING BEAUTY OF CHYPRE SHOT
Oakmoss is an essential ingredient in perfumery. It plays an important role in many fragrances but nowhere is it more important than in a family of fragrances called Chypres. The basic Chypre structure has existed since antiquity but all modern Chypre are descended from François Coty's iconic 1917 release "Chypre de Coty".
In Chypre de Coty, fresh bergamot is juxtaposed with the sweet ambery aroma of cistus labdanum and placed against a backdrop of bitter oakmoss. These three ingredients-united by their shared resinous facets-form the backbone of all modern Chypres.
While Chypres come in many forms, the one esential ingredient to any true Chypre is oakmoss. Without it, a fragrance can not be considered a classic Chypre...