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

 

 

 


 

 

Cedar Perfumes

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Fraicheur Vegetale Cedre Bleu Yves Rocher
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Bois Oriental Serge Lutens
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Bois et Musc Serge Lutens
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Cedarwood Tea CB I Hate Perfume
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Destination Grand Canyon Avon
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H&M Comme des Garcons
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Siskiyou Backpacker’s Cologne Juniper Ridge
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Christopher Colvmbvs Christopher Colvmbvs
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Durrat Al Bahrain Reehat Al Atoor
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Arz el-rab Parfums Berdoues
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Cedar and Grapefruit Durance en Provence
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Tinderbox Blackbird
1.5002309362154
Marlborough Cologne D.R.Harris
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Pulpería Fueguia 1833
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Boise Patyka
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Soul Herbalife
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Moon of Baroda Thameen
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Oud Mubakhar Asgharali
1.5000461872431
Magallanes Fueguia 1833
1.5
Night Flight Apple Parfums
1.5
Racer Pacoma
1.5
Succes Fou Marcella Wouters
1.5
Yuba River Backpacker’s Cologne Juniper Ridge
1.5
Cedarwood The Merchant of Venice
1.5
Admiral Patriot Apple Parfums
1.5
Cedre Genievre Jardin d`Amour
1.4999538127569
Inyo Juniper Ridge
1.4830205576186
Bois Martial Givenchy
1.4612595493973
The Original Gap
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La Nuit de l`Homme Yves Saint Laurent
1.4328451724632
D&G Light Blue Dolce&Gabbana
1.428571
Stame Jequiti
1.4150249958893
Potion For Women Pull and Bear
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Marc O`Polo Pure Green Man Marc O`Polo
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Altika Yves Rocher
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Terre d'Hermes Hermes
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Cedro Acca Kappa
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Sheikh Shuyukh Khusoosi Lattafa Perfumes
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Bright Leaf Murdock London
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No. 02 L’Eau Sento IUNX
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LOTREE Santi Burgas
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Suede Blanc Voluspa
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Leona Lewis Summer Edition LR
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Leather Romane
1.4
Alto Mare Marengo Parfums Genty
1.3999538127569
Jeans Brut Daniel Hechter
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Freetrapper D.S. & Durga
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Kapsule Woody Karl Lagerfeld
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Zahrat Al Khalij Abdul Samad Al Qurashi
1.38887546917
Notre Flore Cedar L`Occitane en Provence
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Rosie Orla Kiely
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Papa Cheri Fragonard
1.3786551234585
Prime Avon
1.3777204589626
Bois de Violette Serge Lutens
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Pasha de Cartier Edition Noire Cartier
1.3751847489723
Ibiza for Men Cathy Guetta
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L`Orient Shanghai Tang
1.3749076255138
Cedar Woods Woods of Windsor
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Totem Eclipse Smell Bent
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Desperado Smell Bent
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Sudestada Fueguia 1833
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Pink Cedar Natura
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Musk Wood Avon
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Cedre Precieux Darphin
1.3553470596739
Raw Spirit Wild Fire Raw Spirit Fragrances
1.352941
Voronin Mihail Voronin
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Marlborough Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.3496858683202
Bois de Cèdre et Citron Vert Yves Rocher
1.3492578045356
Pasha de Cartier Edition Prestige Acier Cartier
1.3443681749111
Chant De Bois Le Labo
1.3356423621542
Aqua Cèdre Blanc Azzaro
1.3345800555633
Textures Water Lily Zara
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Patchouly Rosso I Profumi di Firenze
1.3336563107016
Varens Homme Silver Ulric de Varens
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Paper Commodity
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Marine Jovoy Paris
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Axis Illusion Sense of Space Creations
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Labbaik Abdul Samad Al Qurashi
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Axis Grand Prix No 98 Sense of Space Creations
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Scorza di Sicilia Parfums Berdoues
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Somerset Anglia Perfumery
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Homme Sabon
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Patchouli of Rwanda The 7 Virtues
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Cedro Uomo Nature`s
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Atlas The Motley
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Royal Palace C. Darvin
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Moreta Moresque
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Black Chill Axe
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Sugar Bandit Pinrose
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Avec Toi sous les Etoiles Des Filles a la Vanille
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B-52 Apple Parfums
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Roam Nina`s Nature
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Nuage Spicy Evaflor
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Greenland Alan Bray
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Black & White Ne`emah For Fragrance & Oudh
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Taurus for Men CnR Create
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Libra for Men CnR Create
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Cedar Lime Bjork and Berries
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Black Walnut Banana Republic
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FIVE Smell Bent
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Noble Cedar Chopard
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Perfume 11 BLK DNM
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Cactus Azul Fueguia 1833
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Texas United Scents of America
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Genuine Patchouli Melvita
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The One for Men Dolce&Gabbana
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Bleu de Chanel Chanel
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Heroine Strange Invisible Perfumes
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Hoggar Yves Rocher
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L’Eau d’Issey Fleur de Bois Issey Miyake
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Silhouette Rouge Bunny Rouge
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Rock Le Soft Perfume
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015 Attract Avon
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Aromatic Blends: Vanilla & Cedarwood Kiehl`s
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Contemplation Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
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That's Amore Kisses XXX Gai Mattiolo
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Aroma Calm Lancome
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Darwin Fueguia 1833
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Iroko Blackbird
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Zara for Him Zara
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Mesmerize Black for Him Avon
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Chance Eau Fraiche Chanel
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Sex Panther Romane
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Rocky Man Jeanne Arthes
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Terre de Cèdre Acorelle
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Desperate Housewives Susan LR
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Musk Instinct Airness
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Beartrapper D.S. & Durga
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Swiss Army Unlimited Snowpower Victorinox Swiss Army
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LiboCedro Acca Kappa
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Dude No.1 MCMC Fragrances
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Red Man Bi-es
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Woodcut Olympic Orchids Artisan Perfumes
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Cedre Atlas Atelier Cologne
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Love Etc Corinne Cobson
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Turquatic M∙A∙C
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Vintage Leather West Third Brand
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Amber Room Thameen
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Eau de Cedrat L`Occitane en Provence
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Camera On Max Deville
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Ghair 2 Ajmal
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Chloe Eau de Parfum Chloe
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Black Cedarwood & Juniper Jo Malone
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Cedro Do Marrocos Phebo
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Washed Cotton No.784 Gap
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Summer Wood Korres
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Anat Fritz Anat Fritz
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