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.
Fresh: These category include green notes of grass and leaves as well as aquatic, oceanic, ozonic, and citrus notes. It is a very clean scent used in many of todays modern androgynous perfumes and colognes.