Chypre: pronounced “sheepra”, French for “Cyprus” and first used by François Coty to describe the aromas he found on the island of Cyprus. He created a woodsy, mossy, citrusy perfume named Chypre (launched by Coty in 1917). Classic chypre fragrances generally had sparkling citrus and floral notes over a dark, earthy base of oakmoss, patchouli, woods and labdanum.
Citrus: The citrus family of fragrances is one of the oldest classifications of aromas. Fresh, tangy, crisp, and uplifting, it includes such notes as bergamot, lemon, orange, tangerine and grapefruit. Other parts of the orange tree are often added to enhance these citrus notes.