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.
Leathery: A family of fragrances that feature notes of honey, tobacco, wood tars, and woods. Leather scents vary in nuance from floral to velvety compositions to smoky and tart.