Gabriella Chieffo Lye
Let's experience the fragrance with Gabriella Chieffo's eyes: Her grandmother doing the laundry at the wooden tub, the warm rays of the sun drying the pure white linen on the line stretched across a flowering meadow. It smells of flowers, freshly washed laundry and Mediterranean spices. A childhood memory that the fragrance artist has processed into Lye, which could most likely be translated as "lye", but of course sounds much nicer. And indeed, it is precisely this image that is reflected in the perfume. The purity and clarity of freshly washed laundry, the warmth of the intense sunrays on the skin, the lovely odeur of the flowers in the summer breeze and the ripening lemons on the tree, incense that purifies the air, all captured and preserved in an ingenious perfume. By the way, the precious, intense chypre scent lasts as long as all the artist's other perfumes - not just for one night.
Fragrance pyramid: Gabriella Chieffo Lye
Top note: lime and bergamot
Heart notes: Iris flowers and frankincense (Frankincense)
Base notes: vanilla, leather, patchouli and sweet myrrh (opoponax)
Fragrance dictionary: Chypre fragrance
The fragrance family describes perfumes with a lemony top note, a floral heart note and woody-earthy and/or resinous aromas in the base note. The term comes from the prototype, so to speak - the perfume Chypre de Coty. The Frenchman François Coty created the bestseller in 1917 and is regarded as the founder of modern perfumery.