A classic Chypre in the vintage-style of bygone years. This Nouveau Vintage fragrance takes inspiration from the legendary Chypres of the 1920s. This modern recreation contains over 60 individual essential oils, absolutes, extracts & tinctures. Chypre No.1 opens with a bright blast of candied citrus. Immediately spices & aromatic herbs begin to add warmth & complexity. Discreet floral notes of jasmine & rose absolutes swell to round out the composition and to create a truly unisex heart. The drydown reveals natural absolutes of Labdanum, Oakmoss, artisanal tinctures of Vanilla Bean & Tonka Bean and ethically-sourced civet, deer musk & white ambergris tinctures. Step back in time to experience the decadence of this Golden Age of Perfumery. A bit of history in a bottle.
TOP NOTES: Bergamot, Amalfi Lemon, Orange, Orange Blossom Absolute
HEART NOTES: Rose de Mai Absolute, Jasmin Grandiflorum Absolute, Carnation Absolute, Ylang-Ylang, Spices, Herbs
BASE NOTES: Labdanum Absolute, Oakmoss Absolute, Siberian Deer Musk Tincture, Civet Tincture, White Ambergris Tincture, Vintage Mysore Sandalwood (S. album), Patchouli, Incense Resins, Vanilla, Orris Butter
NOTE: When sampling, please spray on skin. Due to the high percentage of natural ingredients in this fragrance, you will not be able to experience the full complexity & development of this fragrance if simply sprayed on a paper blotter. Sample atomizers are 3mL size but are only filled with 2.5mL of perfume to reduce the possibility of leakage due to overfilling and to make sampling more affordable. Although they are not full to the top, they are filled with a volumetric pipette for 2.5mL of product as advertised.
WARNING: Due to the high percentage of natural & vintage materials in this fragrance, please be aware that this perfume is not IFRA-compliant. Please try a sample & patch test on your skin before purchasing a full-sized bottle.
DID YOU KNOW?
Natural Perfume may appear slightly cloudy at times or particulate may be visible floating in the bottle. This is normal for perfumes containing high quantities of natural resins & waxes. I filter my natural perfumes multiple times before bottling, but due to changes in temperature & aging, a small amount of sediment may appear over time. This does not negatively affect the performance of the perfume. In fact, these natural waxes & resins are highly scented aromatic materials that will melt into your skin when applied, giving the perfume an enhanced richness & longevity. Enjoy!
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I cannot say enough about Chypre No. 1 by Darren Alan! It is sooo rich, opulent and classy! I could try to break down the notes from the candied citrus in the opening, the florals in the heart and real Oakmoss in the base...BUT, Chypre No. 1 is more than the sum of its parts! You have to smell this to understand the witchcraft that had to go into making this fragrance! Its amazing...I am absolutely in love!
My personal favorites from this line of Darren Alan fragrances is Hekate and Chypre No. 1 but of the two, Chypre No. 1 is my hands down favorite! I own over sixty fragrances in my perfume collection- mostly from niche and indie brands like: Zoologist, Frederic Malle, V Canto, Xerjoff, ELDO, Imaginary Authors and many more...But, I am completely blown away by some of these creations by Darren Alan - ESPECIALLY Chypre No. 1...There is something so vivid, opulent, decadent and beautiful about this perfume that when I first wore it - I couldn't stop smelling my wrists! Obsessively. This right now is my favorite fragrance in my collection - And trust me that is saying something! I truly want this one nominated for an Olfactory Award! Fantastic Work!