Chypre-Siam’s Achilles’ Heel


My supply of heliotropin has run low! While this ingredient is not restricted for use in perfumery; it is not IFRA recommendations standing in the way, rather it is the DEA. The distribution of heliotropin is heavily regulated because boneheads use it as a precursor to manufacture ecstasy.
As a result, this most recent batch of Chypre-Siam will be the last, temporarily, until I can secure a new source of heliotropin.375x500.6072

Heliotropin was used in Coty’s iconic Chypre -THE Chypre that started an entire fragrance genre.
The odor of this chem is rather distinct. It is powdery, sweet and brings to mind slight cherry and vanilla nuances. While I find the fragrance transparent, it is persistent and has very light hawthorn blossom effects. There are so-called substitutes available but they just don’t quite fit the bill.
The new batch of Chypre-Siam will yield forty 30ml bottles, ten 60ml bottles and some samples. When it is gone its lull should only be temporary as I have a few potential solutions in the works.


  2 comments for “Chypre-Siam’s Achilles’ Heel

  1. Leah
    March 28, 2019 at 8:37 am

    I REALLY want to try this!!!! I’ve been falling in love with old-school chypre frags and this one sounds incredible! I’m in Los Angeles, CA, USA

  2. April 23, 2019 at 1:29 am

    Oh my! I’m glad I purchased early, I’ll be sure to tell my friends who are dawdling…. 😉

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