"Chypre," in French, refers to the island of Cyprus, birthplace of Venus, the legendary goddess of love. The name is appropriate because Chypre de Coty set the standard for a new type of fragrance, a category which we now refer to as "mossy-woody." The "mossy-woody" comes from oakmoss ... which comes from the island of Cyprus.
François Coty was not the first to associate the name Chypre with a fragrance. Guerlain's Chypre de Paris was introduced in 1909. Chypre d'Orsay was introduced in 1912, still five years ahead of Coty. Molinard's Le Chypre was introduced in 1925 at a time when Coty's Chypre already had tremendous traction.
Today we can find the name Chypre associated with fragrance marketers such as Vivienne, Scientex, Arys, Montale, E.N.Z., Peckinsniffs, and Patyke among others. But it is Chypre de Coty that is the classic and it is generally considered one of François Coty's greatest perfumes.
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