Known as a commander of ships and hearts alike Cleopatra was a bold and sensual woman, the perfect inspiration for the most seductive perfume in the Clive Christian portfolio. A vibrant fruity chypre with energy and poise, the mysterious elements of a chypre including oakmoss, musks and bergamot weaving from top to base creating a deep connection with the wearer. Chypre perfumes (pronounced sheep-ra) gain their name from the island of Cyprus, the birth place of Aphrodite, its history itself harks back to Roman times, the perfect category for this sensuous perfume with its flirtatious fruity top notes from peach and rhubarb, its deep floral heart and vanilla spiced base. Cleopatra was the original beauty queen, bathing in donkey’s milk to keep her skin clear, soft and beautiful; the halls of her palace were half a metre deep in rose petals and her iconic jet black khol has been enviously recreated over the centuries. Whilst it is likely Cleopatra would have had bespoke perfumes made especially for her recent research uncovered the secrets hidden for years in a bottle of perfume found in an archaeological site. The richness of myrrh meeting with cardamom, cinnamon and olive oil, almost all of which can be found in the modern X Pair.