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
1.505164622337
Bois Oriental Serge Lutens
1.5036582741554
Bois et Musc Serge Lutens
1.5019367333764
Marc O`Polo Pure Green Man Marc O`Polo
1.501721540779
Cedarwood Tea CB I Hate Perfume
1.5007890395237
Espionage Ayala Moriel
1.5006455777921
Esprit for my Spirit Esprit
1.5005738469263
Time to Play Men Bruno Banani
1.5005021160605
LOTREE Santi Burgas
1.5004303851947
Cedar and Grapefruit Durance de Provence
1.5004303851947
Boise Patyka
1.5002869234632
Love Trap Exotic Kiss Chupa Chups
1.5002869234632
Potion For Women Pull and Bear
1.5002869234632
Otro Poema de los Dones Fueguia 1833
1.5002869234632
Yuba River Backpacker’s Cologne Juniper Ridge
1.5002151925974
Moon of Baroda Thameen
1.5002151925974
Axis Grand Prix No 98 Sense of Space Creations
1.5001434617316
Oud Mubakhar Asgharali
1.5000717308658
Magallanes Fueguia 1833
1.5
Racer Pacoma
1.4999282691342
Azzuro Man Kappa
1.4998795209095
D&G Light Blue Dolce&Gabbana
1.4548319234632
Patchouly Rosso Il Profumi di Firenze
1.4300773481816
Marc O`Polo Pure Morning Woman Marc O`Polo
1.4287144617316
Musk Instinct Airness
1.4276533333333
La Nuit de l`Homme Yves Saint Laurent
1.4214833851947
Totem Eclipse Smell Bent
1.4193877599168
Terre d'Hermes Hermes
1.4178146938527
Rosie Orla Kiely
1.4173795432896
The Original Gap
1.4119801925974
Desperado Smell Bent
1.4005738469263
Hello Lover Sex and the City
1.4002151925974
Sudestada Fueguia 1833
1.4001434617316
Leona Lewis Summer Edition LR
1.4000717308658
Kaze Miya Shinma
1.4000717308658
Woody Style Arabian Oud
1.4
Leather Romane
1.4
Nononsense 6 Nico Uytterhaegen
1.3999282691342
Pulpería Fueguia 1833
1.3894628469263
Musk Wood Avon
1.3847584617316
No. 02 L’Eau Sento IUNX
1.384036427229
Chant De Bois Le Labo
1.3765780790474
B. Clean Fresh Benetton
1.3765063481816
H&M Comme des Garcons
1.3761619880927
Bois de Violette Serge Lutens
1.3755021160605
Papa Cheri Fragonard
1.375358654329
Heroine Strange Invisible Perfumes
1.375358654329
Axis Illusion Sense of Space Creations
1.3751434617316
Lord Molyneux
1.3750717308658
Royal Heroes 1805 Washington Tremlett
1.375
Candide Paris Bleu
1.3692100395237
X Pose Stardust Christina Aguilera
1.3678772151926
Tumulte pour Homme Christian Lacroix
1.366406590345
Kapsule Woody Karl Lagerfeld
1.3576451160605
Cedre Precieux Darphin
1.3563123506922
Turquatic M∙A∙C
1.35019988645
Cedro Acca Kappa
1.3494758099132
Marlborough Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.3489736938527
Laylati Sospiro Perfumes
1.3489019629869
Love Etc Corinne Cobson
1.3473016938527
Biblioteca de Babel Fueguia 1833
1.3470865012553
Contemplation Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
1.3458155112976
Notre Flore Cedar L`Occitane en Provence
1.3446502716448
Textures Water Lily Zara
1.3445068099132
Brussels Sprouted Smell Bent
1.3436113481816
Black Cedarwood & Juniper Jo Malone
1.3416980395237
Freetrapper DS & Durga
1.3400770376587
Pi Neo Givenchy
1.338138968008
Aroma Calm Lancome
1.3365608889606
Zara for Him Zara
1.3347676173158
Pasha de Cartier Edition Noire Cartier
1.3339068469263
Mumtaz Al Haramain Perfumes
1.3339068469263
Joyful Cindy Crawford
1.3338351160605
Rocky Man Jeanne Arthes
1.3337633851947
Summer Mania Homme Giorgio Armani
1.333691654329
Anat Fritz Classical Anat Fritz
1.333691654329
Indigo Ayala Moriel
1.333691654329
Tommy Summer 2010 Tommy Hilfiger
1.3336199234632
Aqva Marina Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia
1.3335481925974
Cedre Blanc James Heeley
1.3335481925974
A Shot of Muguet & Cedar Jo Loves
1.3335481925974
La Coleccion 3 Loewe
1.3334764617316
Wood Bill Blass
1.3334764617316
Cyrus Paris Bleu
1.3334047308658
Avec Toi sous les Etoiles Des Filles a la Vanille
1.3334047308658
Fil de Soie L`Atelier Boheme
1.333333
Camera On Max Deville
1.333333
Roam Nina`s Nature
1.333333
Taurus for Men CnR Create
1.333333
Atlas The Motley
1.3332612691342
Cedar Lime Bjork and Berries
1.3332612691342
Bamboo America Franck Olivier
1.3332612691342
Varens Homme Silver Ulric de Varens
1.330294736676
Chloe Eau de Parfum Chloe
1.3249481185711
Pasha de Cartier Edition Prestige Acier Cartier
1.3240156173158
Perfume 11 BLK DNM
1.3237243877053
Autenthic Maroussia Slava Zaitsev
1.3211229654975
Adventure Amazonia Davidoff
1.3209325012553
Rencontre Galimard
1.3204903927265
Noble Cedar Chopard
1.3162715365469
The One for Men Dolce&Gabbana
1.3156455382684
Cereus No.9 Cereus
1.3152975037659
Derek Jeter Driven Black Avon
1.3151085151711
Chance Eau Fraiche Chanel
1.3144423086579
Texas United Scents of America
1.3142468594792
Curve Crush for Men Liz Claiborne
1.3131612341295
Infusion d'Iris Prada
1.3131455777921
Le Boise Ginestet
1.3127039694427
J`adore Dior
1.3113736181049
Bleu de Chanel Chanel
1.3107826996629
Fahrenheit Dior
1.3102152321211
Cedre Parfums 06130
1.3102025803027
Samba for Men Perfumer`s Workshop
1.3082100420343
Aqua Cèdre Blanc Azzaro
1.3062847333764
Les Voyages Olfactifs 02 Paris-New York Guerlain
1.3058284481027
Shalimar Guerlain
1.3047783851947
Loggia dei Mercanti La Collina Toscana
1.3015780790474
Altika Yves Rocher
1.3014346173158
Cafe-Cafe Puro Iced Cafe Parfums
1.3004303851947
Marine Jovoy Paris
1.3002151925974
Prestige Collection Black Arabian Oud
1.3002151925974
Beartrapper DS & Durga
1.3001434617316
Inyo Juniper Ridge
1.3000717308658
Somerset Anglia Perfumery
1.2974404617316
Holiday by House Of Sillage House Of Sillage
1.2956128594792
Hoggar Yves Rocher
1.2952141858547
Nina Nina Ricci
1.2948353086579
Soir Zara
1.2946918469263
Darwin Fueguia 1833
1.2935671731583
Black Walnut Banana Republic
1.2930110058102
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.2926712321211
Coton Egyptien Phaedon
1.2913272321211
Anat Fritz Anat Fritz
1.2868616938527
Secrete Afrique Esteban
1.2862878469263
Pere Noel Coward Smell Bent
1.2861443851947
Cedro Campos de Ibiza
1.2860009234632
Mayor Energy Novaya Zarya
1.2858574617316
No.5 Sandalwood Angela Flanders
1.2857857308658
Conch Seajewels
1.2857857308658
Clarity Man Michael Hill
1.285714
Cafe Men Cafe Parfums
1.2856422691342
Lalique for Bentley Crystal Edition Bentley
1.2850949713077
Le Male Jean Paul Gaultier
1.284480590345
Aromatic Blends: Vanilla & Cedarwood Kiehl`s
1.2809086254931
Tom Ford for Men Extreme Tom Ford
1.2806455777921
Ahbab Ajmal
1.2794312912273
L'Homme Yves Saint Laurent
1.2782083851947
Lebanon Cedar Abdul Samad Al Qurashi
1.278136654329
Bois d'Olivier & Cade Jeanne en Provence
1.278136654329
Luce Meo Fusciuni

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