Heeley Chypre 21 Eau de Parfum

Heeley Chypre 21 Eau de Parfum

Heeley Chypre 21 Eau de Parfum

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An ode to Parisian chic. As from the early 20th century onwards, the chypre accord has undoubtedly been regarded as the quintessential French perfume. Chypre 21 however, is a creation for the 21st century whereby the main ingredients of a classic chypre: Bergamot, rose, patchouli, sandalwood and oak moss have been reworked to create a contemporary, unisex fragrance. The scent leaves behind a wonderful, slightly nostalgic trail with a certain air of Parisian chic that would have been familiar to the likes of Jackie Onassis, Grace Kelly and of course the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

Fragrance Family:

Main Notes:
Italian Bergamot, Rosemary, Petitgrain, Neroli, Bulgarian Rose, Saffron, Musk, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Sandalwood

Eau de Parfum

If Chypre 21 were a garment, it would be a made to measure, super 150s, grey flannel suit. Perfectly proportioned, Chypre 21 is an aromatic complement to the most diverse of occasions.

Made in France

Volumes can be said about the chypre in perfumery – or at least, what it was. The sleek olfactory silhouette that defined an era is transported to the twenty-first century with Chypre 21. The resulting feel is remarkably unisex and undoubtably familiar. Its feeling is desiccated and napped, true to the mossy category, against a bracing top that appears to soar up to the highest heights of this fragrance. The total effect is harmonic – a pleat of grippy bergamot is rounded with petitgrain, and freshened with the cool raspy qualities of rosemary. Underneath this is the faint leathery smoulder of saffron, which favours a metallic sheen other than sweetness.

Such a gorgeous ascent climbs to the most dizzyingly high parts of the atmosphere, until it dives into a shadowy coddle of Bulgarian rose, oakmoss, musk, patchouli and sandalwood. These notes pulsate; they sing with a lucidity and crispness that feels resolutely contemporary. This is Chypre 21’s imprint: it redoes the firm and upright silhouette of the category without causing it to slacken. Its structure is crystalline, like a tough lattice of notes that hold onto each other. Equally, there’s enough space between the lattice structure to let the light in; to do away with the retro dust. The chypre is an enduring idea, and Heeley realises it without neglected the fragrances of yesteryear, whilst projecting onwards, forward with a new sensibility.