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chypre

/ʃiprə/
noun
1.
a perfume made from sandalwood
Word Origin
literally: Cyprus, where it perhaps originated
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  • The air was full of the scent of "chypre," a perfume then very fashionable and which Sophy disliked.

    Shadows of Flames Amelie Rives
  • A faint scent of chypre from Petticoat's cigarette as he alit.

    Ptomaine Street Carolyn Wells

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