a perfume made from sandalwood

Word Origin for chypre

literally: Cyprus, where it perhaps originated
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Examples from the Web for chypre

Historical Examples of chypre

  • A faint scent of chypre from Petticoat's cigarette as he alit.

    Ptomaine Street

    Carolyn Wells

  • The air was full of the scent of "Chypre," a perfume then very fashionable and which Sophy disliked.

    Shadows of Flames

    Amelie Rives