Cedar

lat. Cedrus, family Pinaceae.

Group: Woods and Mosses

Cedar Cedrus, family Pinaceae.
Cedar Cedrus, family Pinaceae.
Cedar Cedrus, family Pinaceae.
Odor profile: austere and somber woody note coming from either the Atlas Mountains (Morocco) or the Virginia (US) cedarwood. There are also many cedar-smelling synthetics in use. Probably the most beloved woody note in the Serge Lutens line of fragrances.



Lebanon cedar (Cedrus libani)

Cedar, also known as Cedrus, is a genus of coniferous trees in the plant family Pinaceae, native to the mountains of Himalaya and the Mediterranean region. The oil obtained from cedarwood is one of the oldest ingredients used in perfumery. Cedarwood has a distinctive woody, spicy-resinous scent that has been used as a base note of many famous perfumes. Cedarwood is also one of the most commonly used perfume notes, mentioned at least once in the fragrant opus of every perfumer.

Atlas cedar (Cedrus atlantica)

Cedar is an evergreen tree that grows up to 30–40 meters, and has a silvery blue or greenish needle-shaped leaves tipped with yellow flowers. The bark of a tree is reddish to brown, even though a precise description depends on the type of a tree. True cedars are native to North African and Asian mountain regions, and commonly found in Lebanon, Deodar and Atlas. Lebanon Cedar (Cedrus libani) is distinguished by its cones with smooth scales; Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodara) has a bright green to pale green cones, while Atlas Cedar (Cedrus atlantica) has a distinctive a silvery gray bark and blue-green needled leaves. Although termed cedarwood oils, most of the oils belonging to this aromatic group are obtained from distilling junipers and cypresses rather than true cedars.

For unknown reasons, the natural forests of true cedar have nearly disappeared. Even though a national flag of Lebanon features a stylized image of cedar, the most famous cedar forest in this country now includes only 375 trees. In the ancient times, this was an immense green forest that spread across the Mount Lebanon.

Red Virginia cedar (Juniperus virginiana), Texas cedar (Juniperus mexicana), and Chinese cedar (Chamaecyparis funebris) are the main sources of cedarwood oil used in perfumery today. This tree contains chemical components responsible for enchanting scent of woody and ambery types of fragrances. Cedarwood is very aromatic and known to be a natural repellent to moths and other insects. For this reason, it is often used for chests that store clothing and blankets, and for shoe trees that can absorb moisture and de-odorise.

Red Virginia cedar (Juniperus virginiana)

Cedar oil is obtained from the foliage, and sometimes the wood and roots of the tree. The essence is derived in the process of steam distillation with the yield from wood chips and sawdust of somewhere about 35 %. Cedar wood oil is yellowish or brown in color and has a characteristic, clean, balsamic woody odor with a pale undertone of sandalwood. The oil was used as the base for paints by the ancient Sumerians and in the ancient Egyptian embalming practices. In aromatherapy, it is used to calm and balance the energies, promote spirituality, cure urinary tract infections, clear up dandruff and help to discharge phlegm. Today, we mainly use cedarwood oil for its aromatic properties, in a range of fragrance applications.

This deep base note has a typical dry and woody scent that beautifully supports higher and cheerful mid-notes of the fragrant composition. You will not go wrong if you think of cedarwood as of a grounding note. It is very calming and pure, combines very well with citrusy notes, and often encountered in fragrances for men. One of the good examples of this note is Christopher Sheldrake’s woody floral musk unisex fragrance Bois de Violette, in which cedar is combined with violet, violet and violet leaf. The whole Boix range of Serge Lutens offers note of cedar in various interpretations: oriental-woody in Bois et Fruits and Bois Oriental, tender musky in Bois et Musc, and warm and spicy in Cedre. Gourmand composition of Jo Malone’s Sweet Lime & Cedar uses this note to beautifully curve out sharpness of aromatic leaves, delicate flowers and spices.

Other fragrances that contain cedar can be found in our search for notes.


Author: Marina Milojević (Mary)
Fragrantica Writer, Translator & Editor

 

 

 


 

 

Perfumes and Colognes With Cedar

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Fraicheur Vegetale Cedre Bleu Yves Rocher
1.5051192327631
Bois Oriental Serge Lutens
1.5038232244686
Bois et Musc Serge Lutens
1.5017496111975
Marc O`Polo Pure Green Man Marc O`Polo
1.5017496111975
Cedarwood Tea CB I Hate Perfume
1.5007128045619
Espionage Ayala Moriel
1.5006480041472
Esprit for my Spirit Esprit
1.5005184033178
Siskiyou Backpacker’s Cologne Juniper Ridge
1.5005184033178
Time to Play Men Bruno Banani
1.5004536029031
LOTREE Santi Burgas
1.5003888024883
Ibiza for Men Cathy Guetta
1.5003888024883
Boise Patyka
1.5003888024883
Zahrat Al Khalij Abdul Samad Al Qurashi
1.5003888024883
Cedar and Grapefruit Durance en Provence
1.5001944012442
Moon of Baroda Thameen
1.5001296008294
Magallanes Fueguia 1833
1.5001296008294
Yuba River Backpacker’s Cologne Juniper Ridge
1.5001296008294
Oud Mubakhar Asgharali
1.5000648004147
Soul Herbalife
1.5
Racer Pacoma
1.5
Potion For Women Pull and Bear
1.5
Inyo Juniper Ridge
1.4999351995853
Azzuro Man Kappa
1.4887856433385
D&G Light Blue Dolce&Gabbana
1.4532400207361
The Original Gap
1.4354310041472
Musk Wood Avon
1.4322343333333
La Nuit de l`Homme Yves Saint Laurent
1.4299318087092
Marc O`Polo Pure Morning Woman Marc O`Polo
1.4288302016589
Musk Instinct Airness
1.4178621674443
Terre d'Hermes Hermes
1.4177686070503
Rosie Orla Kiely
1.4119594012442
Desperado Smell Bent
1.4005184033178
Hello Lover Sex and the City
1.4002592016589
Agua de Jazmin Angel Schlesser
1.4002592016589
Pulpería Fueguia 1833
1.4001944012442
Sudestada Fueguia 1833
1.4001296008294
Leona Lewis Summer Edition LR
1.4000648004147
Leather Romane
1.4000648004147
Kaze Miya Shinma
1.3908920041472
Totem Eclipse Smell Bent
1.3850038024883
No. 02 L’Eau Sento IUNX
1.3838680186625
Chant De Bois Le Labo
1.3795961306376
Bois de Violette Serge Lutens
1.3766200103681
Altika Yves Rocher
1.3763608087092
H&M Comme des Garcons
1.3763608087092
B. Clean Fresh Benetton
1.3753888024883
Papa Cheri Fragonard
1.3753240020736
Heroine Strange Invisible Perfumes
1.3753240020736
Axis Illusion Sense of Space Creations
1.3751944012442
Axis Grand Prix No 98 Sense of Space Creations
1.3751944012442
Lord Molyneux
1.3751296008294
Resist Me Liaison de Parfum
1.375
Candide Yves de Sistelle
1.365666249352
Notre Flore Cedar L`Occitane en Provence
1.3638952016589
Patchouly Rosso Il Profumi di Firenze
1.3575318024883
Cedre Precieux Darphin
1.3573374012442
Shigenobu Twilight Anicka Yi & Maggie Peng
1.3562458211509
Turquatic M∙A∙C
1.3551252597201
Kapsule Woody Karl Lagerfeld
1.3501978087092
Cedro Acca Kappa
1.3495331036807
Tumulte pour Homme Christian Lacroix
1.3494460103681
Laylati Sospiro Perfumes
1.3493812099533
Marlborough Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.3487332058061
Love Etc Corinne Cobson
1.3470612058061
Contemplation Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
1.3468668045619
Darwin Fueguia 1833
1.3444122099533
Textures Water Lily Zara
1.3429111679627
Pi Neo Givenchy
1.3378690290306
Aroma Calm Lancome
1.336378619492
Pasha de Cartier Edition Noire Cartier
1.3339162037325
Mumtaz Al Haramain Perfumes
1.3338514033178
Anat Fritz Classical Anat Fritz
1.3338514033178
Rocky Man Jeanne Arthes
1.3338514033178
Joyful Cindy Crawford
1.3337218024883
Otro Poema de los Dones Fueguia 1833
1.3337218024883
Ibda'a Syed Junaid Alam
1.3337218024883
Summer Mania Homme Giorgio Armani
1.3336570020736
La Coleccion 3 Loewe
1.3336570020736
Tommy Summer 2010 Tommy Hilfiger
1.3336570020736
Aqva Marina Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia
1.3335274012442
Cedre Blanc James Heeley
1.3335274012442
A Shot of Muguet & Cedar Jo Loves
1.3335274012442
Cyrus Yves de Sistelle
1.3334626008294
Wood Bill Blass
1.3334626008294
Atlas The Motley
1.3333978004147
Fil de Soie L`Atelier Boheme
1.3333978004147
Avec Toi sous les Etoiles Des Filles a la Vanille
1.3333978004147
Varens Homme Silver Ulric de Varens
1.333333
Libra for Men CnR Create
1.333333
Roam Nina`s Nature
1.333333
Camera On Max Deville
1.333333
Taurus for Men CnR Create
1.3332681995853
Cedar Lime Bjork and Berries
1.3249786153447
Pasha de Cartier Edition Prestige Acier Cartier
1.3245548315189
Chloe Eau de Parfum Chloe
1.3238770082945
Perfume 11 BLK DNM
1.3235674136858
Autenthic Maroussia Slava Zaitsev
1.3220088128564
Les Voyages Olfactifs 02 Paris-New York Guerlain
1.3214678045619
Texas United Scents of America
1.3209720062208
Rencontre Galimard
1.3190202452048
The One for Men Dolce&Gabbana
1.3157241995853
Cereus No.9 Cereus
1.3146384136858
Black Cedarwood & Juniper Jo Malone
1.3140680622084
Curve Crush for Men Liz Claiborne
1.3134720062208
Celebration Fendi
1.3132776049767
Le Boise Ginestet
1.31250249352
Infusion d'Iris Prada
1.3122016796267
Bleu de Chanel Chanel
1.3103488170036
Samba for Men Perfumer`s Workshop
1.3102524862623
Black Walnut Banana Republic
1.3099781301192
Chance Eau Fraiche Chanel
1.309437471747
Fahrenheit Dior
1.3082752037325
Lebanon Cedar Abdul Samad Al Qurashi
1.3082128170036
Aqua Cèdre Blanc Azzaro
1.3069644053914
Freetrapper D.S. & Durga
1.303930155521
Shalimar Guerlain
1.3026126086055
J`adore Dior
1.3010368066356
Anat Fritz Anat Fritz
1.3004536029031
Marine Jovoy Paris
1.3002592016589
Prestige Collection Black Arabian Oud
1.3001944012442
Beartrapper D.S. & Durga
1.3000648004147
Somerset Anglia Perfumery
1.2974266008294
Holiday by House Of Sillage House Of Sillage
1.2966848024883
Exstra de Cedra Antonio Visconti
1.2966004696734
Aromatic Blends: Vanilla & Cedarwood Kiehl`s
1.2953692617937
Hoggar Yves Rocher
1.2949718211509
Zara for Him Zara
1.2947012037325
Soir Zara
1.2937088356661
Noble Cedar Chopard
1.2891936526698
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.2861676029031
Pere Noel Coward Smell Bent
1.2861028024883
Cedro Campos de Ibiza
1.2859732016589
Mayor Energy Novaya Zarya
1.2858436008294
No.5 Sandalwood Angela Flanders
1.2857788004147
Clarity Man Michael Hill
1.2857788004147
Conch Seajewels
1.2857788004147
Millennium Hope Jivago
1.2856491995853
Lalique for Bentley Crystal Edition Bentley
1.2823681166407
Nina Nina Ricci
1.2817210207361
Quartier Latin Eau de Parfum Memo
1.2814444012442
Rachel Dynamite
1.2805832037325
Ahbab Ajmal
1.2804767439088
Violet Eyes Elizabeth Taylor
1.2803052161742
Derek Jeter Driven Black Avon
1.2790578439606
Standard Comme des Garcons
1.2784492576464
Le Male Jean Paul Gaultier
1.2781668024883
Bois d'Olivier & Cade Jeanne en Provence
1.2779724012442
Nononsense 6 Nico Uytterhaegen
1.2765100041472
Tamboti Wood Susanne Lang
1.2749302141006
Blue Cedrat Comme des Garcons

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