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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Chypre Egyptienne by Babani c1919

Chypre Egyptien by Babani: launched in 1919. Also spelled Chypre Egyptienne.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is described as "new, smart and distingue", and I imagine that it may be an oriental type chypre fragrance.  I would need a sample of the perfume to tell you what it really smells like.
  • Top notes: bergamot
  • Middle notes: spices
  • Base notes: ambergris, oakmoss, sandalwood, musk, patchouli, labdanum, vanilla

These fragrances lend themselves so well to the European manner of using perfume — of blending perfumes to suit your mood and costume.  Blend two or more Babani perfumes to create a personal perfume formula, a new fragrance which no one can identify or imitate, that will emphasize your interesting complexity, will seem to vary as your charming moods, and yet be essentially you. All Babani perfumes will combine in fragrant harmonies. It was suggested "to accent your feeling of romance, elusiveness and imagination" that you blend Babani's Chypre with Sousouki. "If you love freedom and novelty, you can express this phase of your personality by a perfume blended Chypre and Saigon."


Chypre Egyptien. The clear glass bottle covered in gilt and black enamel was produced by Maurice Depinoix. Bottom signed "Made in France Paris Depose". Stands 3 3/4"tall x 2 1/2" wide.

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown.

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