Mossy Woods

Perfumers call these forest notes of oakmoss, amber and citrus Chypre fragrances.
The family takes its name from the first significant mossy-woody fragrance, Chypre de Coty, created by François Coty in 1917. Chypre is the French name for the island of Cyprus, birthplace of Venus, the legendary goddess of love. From Cyprus, too, comes the oakmoss that is at the heart of all Chypre fragrances. - Michael Edwards Fragrance Wheel