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
1.5027544596013
Bois et Musc Serge Lutens
1.5013553690101
Cedarwood Tea CB I Hate Perfume
1.5011367611053
Destination Grand Canyon Avon
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H&M Comme des Garcons
1.5006995452956
Siskiyou Backpacker’s Cologne Juniper Ridge
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Christopher Colvmbvs Christopher Colvmbvs
1.5003060510668
Cedar and Grapefruit Durance en Provence
1.5002623294858
Tinderbox Blackbird
1.5002623294858
Durrat Al Bahrain Reehat Al Atoor
1.5002186079049
Boise Patyka
1.5002186079049
Marlborough Cologne D.R.Harris
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Moon of Baroda Thameen
1.5001748863239
Avon Homme Avon
1.5001748863239
Ibiza for Men Cathy Guetta
1.5001311647429
My Philosophy Empowered Philosophy
1.5000874431619
Charuto House of Orpheus
1.5000874431619
Oud Mubakhar Asgharali
1.5000874431619
Yuba River Backpacker’s Cologne Juniper Ridge
1.5000874431619
Soul Herbalife
1.500043721581
Eau de Toilette Lothantique
1.500043721581
Magallanes Fueguia 1833
1.5
Gosh DNA 3 For Men Gosh
1.5
Night Flight Apple Parfums
1.5
Cedre Genievre Jardin d`Amour
1.5
Racer Pacoma
1.5
Whisky Evaflor
1.5
Cedarwood The Merchant of Venice
1.5
Steel La Rive
1.5
Succes Fou Marcella Wouters
1.5
Fragrance №18 Nikkos-Oskol Fragrance
1.5
Citron Lothantique
1.4999125568381
Inyo Juniper Ridge
1.4614505568381
Cedar Woods Woods of Windsor
1.4532098006296
The Original Gap
1.4530558121721
Something Wild Derek Lam 10 Crosby
1.4446626079049
Pulpería Fueguia 1833
1.4424563333333
La Nuit de l`Homme Yves Saint Laurent
1.434826721581
White Tea Novaya Zarya
1.4286584431619
Majestic Cedar Bella Bellissima
1.428571
Stame Jequiti
1.4271918747814
Bois Martial Givenchy
1.4245363490731
D&G Light Blue Dolce&Gabbana
1.4232081647429
Ombre Sauvage Herve Gambs Paris
1.4104026474292
Nuit a Marrakech Rituals
1.4091505452956
Potion For Women Pull and Bear
1.4086312042672
Altika Yves Rocher
1.4028390143407
Terre d'Hermes Hermes
1.4003497726478
Bright Leaf Murdock London
1.4003497726478
Sheikh Shuyukh Khusoosi Lattafa Perfumes
1.4003497726478
No. 02 L’Eau Sento IUNX
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LOTREE Santi Burgas
1.4002623294858
Suede Blanc Voluspa
1.4000874431619
Neos Korres
1.4000874431619
Leona Lewis Summer Edition LR
1.400043721581
Leather Romane
1.4
Alto Mare Marengo Parfums Genty
1.3961148632389
Freetrapper D.S. & Durga
1.3943607313746
Kapsule Woody Karl Lagerfeld
1.3891950510668
Zahrat Al Khalij Abdul Samad Al Qurashi
1.3884921465547
Notre Flore Cedar L`Occitane en Provence
1.3854457100385
Rosie Orla Kiely
1.3850959373907
Arz el-rab Parfums Berdoues
1.3827157611053
Marc O`Polo Pure Green Man Marc O`Polo
1.3787714942288
Prime Avon
1.3756484561035
Bois de Violette Serge Lutens
1.3753060510668
Papa Cheri Fragonard
1.3751311647429
Magic Griffin The Fragrance Kitchen
1.3750874431619
Cedre de Liban Parfums et Senteurs du Pays Basque
1.375043721581
L`Orient Shanghai Tang
1.3725302158097
Totem Eclipse Smell Bent
1.3705448863239
Desperado Smell Bent
1.3686396079049
Pink Cedar Natura
1.3641169373907
Musk Wood Avon
1.3638108863239
LiboCedro Acca Kappa
1.3573178863239
Cedre Precieux Darphin
1.357186721581
Wild Aromaflage
1.3571695963624
Super Cedar Byredo
1.3546738401539
Aroma Calm Lancome
1.3546208747814
Cedro Acca Kappa
1.352941
Voronin Mihail Voronin
1.3523128747814
Marlborough Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.3491813690101
Pasha de Cartier Edition Prestige Acier Cartier
1.3466349373907
Aqua Aromatica The Vert Florascent
1.3442473574676
Chant De Bois Le Labo
1.3433816589717
Wild Fire Raw Spirit Fragrances
1.3432067726478
Cargo de Nuit Prada
1.3412425848199
An Air Of Despair Imaginary Authors
1.3403820905911
CH Men Central Park Carolina Herrera
1.3397013690101
Mandarine Citron Cèdre Yves Rocher
1.3394969884575
Boss Ma Vie Pour Femme Intense Hugo Boss
1.3356502437915
Aqua Cèdre Blanc Azzaro
1.3346009258482
Textures Water Lily Zara
1.3338139373907
Wars Classic Miraculum
1.3336827726478
Patchouly Rosso I Profumi di Firenze
1.3336390510668
Marine Jovoy Paris
1.3335953294858
Paper Commodity
1.3335516079049
Axis Illusion Axis
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Labbaik Abdul Samad Al Qurashi
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Somerset Anglia Perfumery
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Kenzo Amour Make Me Fly Kenzo
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Axis Grand Prix No 98 Axis
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Admiral Patriot Sergio Nero
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Homme Sabon
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Atlas The Motley
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Patchouli of Rwanda The 7 Virtues
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Royal Palace C. Darvin
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Sugar Bandit Pinrose
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Nuage Spicy Evaflor
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Zero RisingWave
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Avec Toi sous les Etoiles Des Filles a la Vanille
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Black Chill Axe
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Original Victor
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Exotic Embers Bronnley
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Cedro Uomo Nature`s
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Blue Band La Rive
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Greenland Alan Bray
1.333333
Amber Claudia Scattolini
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Censored Voronoi
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Paris - Saint-Germain-des-Pres Stephanie de Bruijn - Parfum sur Mesure
1.333333
Classique Novaya Zarya
1.333333
B-52 Apple Parfums
1.333333
Sandal Wood Rasasi
1.333333
Black & White Ne`emah For Fragrance & Oudh
1.333333
Roam Nina`s Nature
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King Solomon Attar Collection
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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
1.3331863210913
Black Walnut Banana Republic
1.3282880444211
Noble Cedar Chopard
1.3260187380203
Black Cedarwood & Juniper Jo Malone
1.3234991532004
Perfume 11 BLK DNM
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Cactus Azul Fueguia 1833
1.3212796589717
Texas United Scents of America
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Genuine Patchouli Melvita
1.3195117100385
FIVE Smell Bent
1.318182
Clandestine For Men Pacha Ibiza
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The One for Men Dolce&Gabbana
1.3160076079049
Heroine Strange Invisible Perfumes
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Handsome Black Paris Elysees
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Bleu de Chanel Chanel
1.3149929258482
Bois de Cèdre et Citron Vert Yves Rocher
1.3144608863239
Sudestada Fueguia 1833
1.3128934942288
Silhouette Rouge Bunny Rouge
1.3127186079049
Rock Sabe Masson
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015 Attract Avon
1.3113781794334
Aromatic Blends: Vanilla & Cedarwood Kiehl`s
1.3109571021336
Contemplation Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite

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