Chypre Middle Accord
An important step in the creation of a Chypre Perfume is to build the middle tier accord which gives added smoothness, depth and tenacity to the composition while contributing soft, precious woods, slighty rich herbaceous, musky notes to the tangy, resinous elegant mossy-earthy notes of the first accord (labdanum, oakmoss and bergamot/lime).
Chypre Middle Tier Accord
2 ounces patchouli abs
1 ounce sandalwood eo
1/8th ounce ambrette seed co2
1/16th angelica root organic eo
For the sake of olfactory knowledge one may wish to let this accord mature a month before mixing it with other Chypre accords. The changes in this composition are subtle, but the composition will go through transitions, none the less, and it is worthwhile studying the changes over a period of time. One needs to exercise great caution in using angelica root because it can easily dominate a composition even in minute amounts.
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