Definition of chypre in English:

chypre

noun

  • [mass noun] A heady perfume made from sandalwood.

    • ‘Part of the chypre family, it is quietly magnetic at first.’
    • ‘Based on a woody, mossy, floral accord, which can include leathery or fruity notes as well, chypre perfumes have a rich and lingering scent.’
    • ‘This formula is for a modified chypre perfume with a peach top note.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from French, literally Cyprus, perhaps where it was first made.

Pronunciation:

chypre

/ʃiːpr(ə)/