Saturday, March 15, 2014

Kypre 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 classified as a chypre perfume with mossy and woodsy notes.
  • Top notes: citrus. bergamot
  • Middle notes: galbanum, jasmine, iris, violet
  • Base notes: labdanum, leather, oakmoss, orris, 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:


Flacons below designed by Georges Delhomme and manufactured by Verrières de la Bresle. Stands 3 3/4" tall.





Fate of the Fragrance:


Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1952.

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