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Ancient Memories of Perfume: Chypre

Try this ancient potpourri recipe based on historical texts.
By Arthur O. Tucker
December/January 1994


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An ancient potpourri.

  • 1 ounce oakmoss
  • 2 ounces lavender flowers
  • 1 ounce tarragon
  • 1 ounce clary sage
  • 1 ounce vetiver root
  • 1 ounce red sandalwood
  • 1 ounce patchouli leaves
  • 1 ounce cloves
  • 1 ounce sweet woodruff leaves
  • Oils of angelica, bergamot, ylang-ylang, violet, jasmine, tolu balsam, labdanum, and musk, and gum benzoin

1. Mix the dry ingredients well and add drops of the oils until the desired intensity of fragrance is obtained.

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