This fragrance is characterized by it’s warm and woody base contrasted by a crisp and fresh citrus top. The ingredients for a basic chypre are musk, patchouli, oak moss, labdanum, and citrus. Common modifiers that are used with this are rose, sandalwood, rosewood, jasmine, cedar, bergamot, amber, vetiver, and any other citrus.
To simplify your custom perfume making experience we have divided our gallery of scents into the 3 categories of traditional perfumery. There are Base Notes, Mid Notes, and Top Notes. Each of these evaporates at a different rate, and choosing a variety of each will help you create a well balanced olfactory bouquet. Base notes will last the longest and form a strong platform to build your fragrance around. Mid notes (Heart notes) last for slightly less time, but have a higher sillage so will be more noticeable on first application. Top notes are the most volatile and will be immediately noticeable upon application, but will fade into the base/mid notes over time.
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