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Friday, February 1, 2013

Chypre 53 c1948

Chypre 53 by Guerlain: launched in 1953. Created by Jacques Guerlain.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a balsamic chypre fragrance with notes of aromatic Provencal herbs. 
  • Top notes: clove, cinnamon, lavender, bergamot
  • Middle notes: leather, animalic notes, ambergris, vanilla, ylang ylang, orris, rose, spicy notes, vetiver, patchouli, galbanum
  • Base notes: musk, jasmine, oakmoss and Tolu balsam


Presented in the Montre flacon (eau de cologne), quadrilobe flacon (parfum), Amphore flacon (parfum) and the Goutte flacon (eau de toilette)

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Fate of the Fragrance:

I am not sure when it was discontinued, but it was still being sold in 1956.

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