REBOTTLED GENUINE ROGUE PERFUMERY FRAGRANCE
REBOTTLED BY INDEPENDENT BOTTLER, FRAGRANCE SAMPLES UK, FROM THE GENUINE PRODUCT, WHOLLY INDEPENDENT OF ROGUE PERFUMERY
PRODUCT SUPPLIED IN THE PLASTIC SPRAY BOTTLES DEPICTED IN THE 2ND IMAGE IN THE GALLERY. PRODUCTS ARE NOT SUPPLIED IN THE RETAIL BOTTLES SHOWN IN THE MAIN IMAGE!
But if all Cross were to do is mix oakmoss, bergamot, and labdanum resin together, it would be dull and derivative. Instead, Chypre-Siam has been designed as an irreverent ‘South East Asian’ take on the classic chypre, with a tart kaffir lime topnote replacing the traditional bergamot, and Thai holy basil to underline the minty bitterness of that oakmoss underpinning. Its raunchy, civet-inflected leather accord lends a lascivious purr that feels like labdanum ramped up beyond its normal range. And yet, despite the heavy-sounding notes, Chypre-Siam retains a fresh, translucent greenness all the way through – even the jasmine here smells more like violets in woodland than sultry white flowers. A warm, powdery trail lingers after the fireworks of the kaffir lime, oakmoss, and leather die down, the Siamese benzoin a sly nod to the South-East Asian inspiration for Chypre-Siam. Finally, a chypre that feels, smells, and actually is authentic.