Chypre Mousse

Eau de Parfum

by Oriza L. Legrand

Femme
  Unisex
Masc
Chypre Mousse Sizes Available:
100 ml $165
0.7ml
0.7ml sample $4
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Reviews
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I am a devoted fumehead with nearly 100 FBs in my collection and I am happily bonded with many of them. However, over the years I continued to purchase dozens and dozens of samples in the hope that I would one day discover my one true scent. Couldn't describe what I was looking for, but I knew I would recognize it at once. My diligence has been rewarded. I purchased a FB of this based on LS's description and other reviews. Yes, the drydown is a satisfying evocation of peat and moss, but I never expected the riotous symphony played by CM's top notes before the scent settles on your skin. It is exciting yet soothing, romantic yet somehow familiar...even life affirming(?). And it was waiting all this time just for me.
By   - Attorney from New York on 1/9/2019
Chypre Mousse - what a discovery! Bought FB without testing on the strength of the reviews given here and was not disappointed. I love green, vegetal, peaty scents over all else. This one unfolds so beautifully in the beginning, with a lovely drydown as well. This will be a perfume that I will always want to have in my collection. Husband likes it too. The only similar scent I have come across is Regime des Fleurs' Fauna, although Fauna does not metamorphosize as quickly as CM. Love them both.
By   - Attorney from New York on 1/8/2019
Lovely, subtly mossy and hay-ey, with pleasant hints of spearmint, the slightly licorice-y note of fennel, with an unmistakeable dusty-apple song of chamomile floating above it. A cozy, purring drydown of subtly spicy herbaciousness with hay-ey tonka sweetness, labdanum amber-ness and plant musks. A novel, friendly handful of herb and moss from a moist, shady garden. Different, flawlessly blended and wonderfully evocative; the components eminently natural-smelling. The green-ness is never sharp-- galbanum is not pronounced here-- always understated and soft. A reassuring fragrance sure to be prized especially by gardeners and lovers of nature. I want a flacon of it!
By   - artist from boerne texas usa on 8/12/2018
Opens nail-polish remover; quickly moves to a pleasant, paint-like smell, then to something vaguely sweet and green, slightly earthy/woody but really indefinable as something that "smells like" something else. All the ingredients listed combine and disappear, the only ones I can really detect are oak moss, angelica and a very slight pine, maybe the galbanum as well. It is a very, very nice combination. Not strong or "sticky."
By   - writer from saratoga springs ny on 4/5/2017
The world's most unapologetically earthy green fragrance and proof that weirdness is not the sole province of modern indie perfumery. This is a loamy, mushroomy scent that gives no quarter whatsoever to florals; the mint is there but hands off to the heart notes in a hot minute, the better to get this fragrance into its barn jacket and leather boots and outside to put in a full day's work. The greens in this one are all autumnal, ripe, and delicious; the sage and close are being gathered for the long winter ahead, and a good rain has soaked everything down to its clean vegetal essence. Fascinating and, with very big sillage, one to wear like you mean it.
By   - editor from Seattle on 1/13/2017
Legrand has a strange way of surprising and challenging the fragrance connoisseur. I have to admit I wasn't expecting to be greeted with a chocolate note (I'm aware I'm in the minority on this.) in what my nose ultimately perceives to be a "savory gourmand" type of scent. The mushroom mousse starts off minty and later melds into more deliciousness with mouthwatering clary sage. The pine needles are not striking as in Reve, but whipped together thoroughly with the other ingredients. This experimental dessert is served at a restaurant for exclusive patrons only. NUMERO UNO on my Luckyscent Wishlist!
By   - Retired Artist  from New York City on 6/20/2016
Fresh, green, vegetal, resiny...very appealing, all greenhouses and Kew Gardens, and being taught all about stems and rhizomes and bulbs and cuttings whilst wearing a white lawn frock or suit.
By   - from Portland on 1/24/2015
Time has not diminished my appreciation of this classic perfume. Like Shangri La, from Hiram Green, it showcases what chypre perfumes are all about - strong and characterful.
By   - Retired Doctor from UK on 1/15/2015
A true classic! I can really appreciate this one like something from a by gone era.. ancient and precious... I personally prefer more modern fragrances..but I keep smelling it,and wondering about it...:)
By   - from midwest on 1/9/2015
Ummm, WOW. What an incredible fragrance that is so old-fashioned yet timeless. I have never worn anything like this and yet it smells so familiar. The sillage is strong and the lasting power outstanding - I applied half a sample vial on my wrists and decolletage and it lasted 10 hours without reapplying. I can definitely smell mushroom, oakmoss, clove, fennel, sage, damp, leather and initially, mint (I wish I could smell this more throughout the course of the day as I think this would be so refreshing with the earthen leathery notes). This perfume is indescribable, inexplicable, odd, but utterly mesmerizing. I can be quite sensitive to smell and I worry that if I am not careful, this could entice a massive headache given it projects powerfully and lasts until you shower it off. This is what puts me off slightly from buying a bottle, however, scent alone, 5 stars as it is truly beautiful.
By   - Research from Perth, Western Australia on 10/26/2014
Chypre Mousse is fabulous, a fragrance with personality. The opening notes do indeed mousse with green and fresh notes, and the sparkle has a powerful bite to it. I recalled the first time I tried a bizarre candy called an Atomic Fireball, which is a cinnamon candy that is hot. For me, cinnamon is meant to be sweet, and I couldn't figure out what was happening in my mouth. Chypre Mousse did this to my nose - I couldn't decide if my eyes were filling with tears of joy or pain, but I also couldn't keep my face away from my wrist all day. I was so interested in it. It is an intellectual fragrance, if you will, and indeed is a great French classic. I would say it is more masculine than otherwise, but that is because, like another reviewer noted, it reminds me of another fragrance (I also can't recall which one) for men. Elegant and gentlemanly on men, interesting and compelling on a woman, a brilliant chypre.
By   - Office from Boston on 10/13/2014
This smells like the great French classics. One in particular, no doubt someone will enlighten me as to which. Very feminine
By  on 7/20/2014
Wonderful green and mossy perfume. Leans a bit masculine, but I wear it easily too. Smells very soothing and natural.
By  on 7/14/2014
I've always loved chypre scents. They are hard to do right and wonderful when they are. This is one of those scents that has many ingredients blended so well that you don't pick out one note here or there but rather it all comes together to create one scent. Of course, the mossy musky base note is detectible all throughout and especially after the dry down. The opening is loaded with green, herbal smells that stick around a little while to make things interesting. After a bit the middle notes come through more clearly. The overall feel of the middle is a woody-floral with some herbal notes like thyme and sage, some violet/iris always with that moss underneath. The dry down comes with big mossy, chestnut, wood and a soft touch of vetiver. Sillage is moderate and longevity is stellar, lasting for well beyond 6 hours and up to 10 depending on weather and skin type. I would love a bottle half the size at $70+. Not sure I want a 100ml bottle at this price. It's a definite contender when I run out of Acqua di Parma.
By   - grad student MSW from Hartford on 7/4/2014
One of the most unusual and beautiful fragrances I have had the pleasure of smelling. It is like nothing else. You can smell damp earth and mint, there is a greenness as well as violets in the background. It is meant to represent the smell of a forest floor in Autumn but I believe it is a fragrance that is also fitting for spring and summer. The mint and floral notes that tickle the nose make this a beautiful scent that is always a discovery. I smell different things each time I wear this. The sillage and longevity are fantastic. If you like scents that are "different" this is the one for you. It is fantastic!!!
By   - stylist from Greensboro on 5/14/2014
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