- a perfume made from sandalwood
literally: Cyprus, where it perhaps originated
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Examples from the Web for chypre
A faint scent of chypre from Petticoat's cigarette as he alit.
The air was full of the scent of "Chypre," a perfume then very fashionable and which Sophy disliked.