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.
Floral: Florals can either be single notes of a particular flower such as jasmine, tuberose, peony, rose, and gardenia, or a variety of flowers combined into a floral compound. It is a classic, romantic note used in most women's fragrances.