Cypriol in perfumery

Cypriol in perfumery

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What is Cypriol

Cypriol is a herbaceous plant whose morphology is very similar to that of papyrus. Thus, both belong to the genus Cyperus. Cypriol has erect, angular stems, bearing short, slender leaves with a brilliant green tint. Its aromatic rhizomes unfold through a very dense root system. Generally speaking, cypriol is a plant that grows in river beds, mainly in India. In this region, the use of this plant as a perfume has been known since the dawn of time. Indeed, the roots of cypriol were once used to perfume women's clothing including traditional saris. Thus, the use of cypriol in India is considered to be an ancient rite. This ensures, according to popular belief, success in love.An Indian recipe combines cypriol with milkweed, an Indian spikenard, as well as jatamansi and fekhand. The whole thing turns out to be a magical recipe for charm. Men then apply it to the forehead and thus ensure a long series of romantic successes. Likewise, cypriol is also an important remedy in traditional Chinese medicine.

The use of the scent of cypriol

To produce essential oil from cypriol, the roots of this plant are harvested from April to June. Everything is then washed and dried, like vetiver roots. The whole is then distilled before being used in the fragrances. Nevertheless, note that cypriol is not very widespread and that it can contain some allergenic substances even if the cases of skin reactions remain quite rare. On the scent side, cypriol turns out to be a particularly tenacious ingredient, at the same time woody, earthy and spicy.

Generally speaking, cypriol appears more in masculine scents. It is notably incorporated into the composition of Eau Duelle by Diptyque. It is a juice produced by Fabrice Pellegrin in 2010, both gourmet and elegant, totally anchored in the intimate atmosphere of the Diptyque house. Black XS L'Excès pour Homme by Paco Rabanne also contains it. This one turns out to be much more vibrant, intense and sensual. He is the very embodiment of the rock 'n' roll atmosphere desired by Paco Rabanne. Finally, in a more woody register, cypriol elegantly embellishes the composition of Patchouli Absolu by Tom Ford. Thus, the multiple facets of this rare product make it a raw material which can be associated with all types of essences and which further reinforces their subtlety.

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