Le Grand Chypre Aftershave Splash
Chypres ("SHEEP-ruhs") are perhaps our favorite family of fragrances here at Barrister and Mann®. They have a long and storied history, going all the way back to megalomaniac and perfume tycoon François Coty, who created the family in 1917 (and promptly sparked a fragrance revolution).
Inspired by smells indigenous to the island nation of Cyprus, Le Grand Chypre ("Leh Grond SHEEP-ruh") combines notes of bergamot, lime, labdanum, oakmoss, and a touch of patchouli to produce an elegant, citrusy heart. We wrapped it in notes of peach, rose, frankincense, cedar, cinnamon, and other supporting smells to create an elegant, slightly fruity, freshly floral design perfectly suited to the refined shaver.
Net Wt. 3.5 fl oz, Made in the USA
Directions for Use
Shake aftershave into your palms (we recommend an amount about the side of a quarter) and rub them together for 3 seconds. Rub your palms over your freshly shaven skin. There may be a mild sting upon initial application, but your face is about to look, feel, and smell awesome. We know you can handle it.
SD Alcohol 40-B (Alcohol Denatured), Witch Hazel Water (Hamamelis Virginiana), Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Fragrance, Taurine, Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment, Eleuthero Root Extract (Eleutherococcus Senticosus), Allantoin, Aloe Leaf Extract (Aloe Barbadensis), German Chamomile Flower Extract (Matricaria Recutita), Organic Licorice Root Extract (Glycyrrhiza Glabra), Acetylsalicylic Acid, Sodium Lactate, Provitamin B5 (DL-Panthenol), Citric Acid, Benzoic Acid
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New favorite Chypres scent
Le Grand Chypre is bright off of the tub with a citrus and floral blend that is lightly sweet and extremely pleasant to my nose. There are so many different notes that swirl together from whiffs off the tub, but when lathering begins, these begin to break down into an herbal melange. The remaining scent is a subtle blend of spice, resinous powder, and citrus. This end note is accentuated and extended by use of the aftershave, with plenty of longevity to last. What I find most interesting is that Le Grande Chypre is spicy, but in a “summery” way. Spice is usually accompanied by heavy, dark notes fitting for colder months, but in this case B&M have managed to combine bright citrus and subtle spice notes with an herbal patchouli in an entirely balanced way. It’s a truly fascinating take on the Chypre-genre, and it is my favorite Chypres scent. It is an all-season soap, but definitely a spring and summer favorite for me.
A complex and unique scent with a nice floral note to round it out.
Must Have For Shaving
Great aftershave. The burn is not overly aggressive as other alcohol splashes, but it still leaves a refreshing tingle afterwards. The scent lingers for a length of time and is not overwhelming. The scent is… not what I expected, but it certainly grew on me after just 1 day. I also feel that it didn’t dry out my skin.
Unusual and addictive
Le Grand Chypre - one of the most unique aftershaves/splashes I have ever used. Very, very mysterious. I will order more.