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

1.5088755755256
Fraicheur Vegetale Cedre Bleu Yves Rocher
1.5052144006213
Bois Oriental Serge Lutens
1.503161923781
Bois et Musc Serge Lutens
1.5017751151051
Cedarwood Tea CB I Hate Perfume
1.5008320852055
Celebration Fendi
1.5006101958174
Time to Play Men Bruno Banani
1.5006101958174
Espionage Ayala Moriel
1.5005547234704
Esprit for my Spirit Esprit
1.5004992511233
Siskiyou Backpacker’s Cologne Juniper Ridge
1.5003328340822
Zahrat Al Khalij Abdul Samad Al Qurashi
1.5003328340822
Eros Cool Corine de Farme
1.5003328340822
Boise Patyka
1.5003328340822
Cedar and Grapefruit Durance en Provence
1.5003328340822
Ibiza for Men Cathy Guetta
1.5002218893881
Pink Cedar Natura
1.5001109446941
Moon of Baroda Thameen
1.5001109446941
LiboCedro Acca Kappa
1.5001109446941
Oud Mubakhar Asgharali
1.500055472347
Magallanes Fueguia 1833
1.500055472347
Bois d'Oud Detaille
1.500055472347
Soul Herbalife
1.500055472347
Yuba River Backpacker’s Cologne Juniper Ridge
1.5
Racer Pacoma
1.4998890553059
Azzuro Man Kappa
1.4998335829589
Inyo Juniper Ridge
1.465894698064
Marc O`Polo Pure Green Man Marc O`Polo
1.4632325289843
D&G Light Blue Dolce&Gabbana
1.4459225620458
The Original Gap
1.4448877787763
Ibda'a Syed Junaid Alam
1.4446104170411
Silhouette Rouge Bunny Rouge
1.4326563333333
La Nuit de l`Homme Yves Saint Laurent
1.4297913916348
Marc O`Polo Pure Morning Woman Marc O`Polo
1.4287928893881
Musk Instinct Airness
1.428626472347
America Black Woman Milton Lloyd
1.4172771958174
Musk Wood Avon
1.4127379804183
Terre d'Hermes Hermes
1.4119314170411
Desperado Smell Bent
1.4087383363288
Marlborough Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.4076288893881
Potion For Women Pull and Bear
1.4003328340822
Terre de Cèdre Acorelle
1.4003328340822
Bright Leaf Murdock London
1.4002773617352
Pulpería Fueguia 1833
1.4001664170411
Sudestada Fueguia 1833
1.4001109446941
Leona Lewis Summer Edition LR
1.4001109446941
Kaze Miya Shinma
1.400055472347
Asian Inspiration The Merchant of Venice
1.400055472347
Leather Romane
1.4
Jeans Brut Daniel Hechter
1.3850033064292
No. 02 L’Eau Sento IUNX
1.3838365620458
Chant De Bois Le Labo
1.3800255172796
Bois de Violette Serge Lutens
1.3762758639818
Altika Yves Rocher
1.3761649192877
H&M Comme des Garcons
1.3753328340822
Papa Cheri Fragonard
1.3752773617352
Axis Illusion Sense of Space Creations
1.3752773617352
Heroine Strange Invisible Perfumes
1.3752218893881
Gerani Gerani
1.375
Candide Yves de Sistelle
1.3697523363288
Freetrapper D.S. & Durga
1.3687538340822
Resist Me Liaison de Parfum
1.3646057578632
Pasha de Cartier Edition Noire Cartier
1.3645562092972
Notre Flore Cedar L`Occitane en Provence
1.3642461958174
Bois Martial Givenchy
1.3642461958174
Anat Fritz Classical Anat Fritz
1.3639688340822
North Mendittorosa
1.3592453916348
FIVE Smell Bent
1.3574758340822
Cedre Precieux Darphin
1.3573094170411
Shigenobu Twilight Anicka Yi & Maggie Peng
1.3558810343929
Turquatic M∙A∙C
1.3557052137904
Kapsule Woody Karl Lagerfeld
1.3541059192877
Cedro Acca Kappa
1.3528891166583
Tumulte pour Homme Christian Lacroix
1.3509430298996
Rosie Orla Kiely
1.3492682810229
Laylati Sospiro Perfumes
1.3486026128585
Love Etc Corinne Cobson
1.3444156681644
Darwin Fueguia 1833
1.3443547533699
Textures Water Lily Zara
1.3375488983747
Aroma Calm Lancome
1.3340541405115
Contemplation Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
1.3337767787763
Joyful Cindy Crawford
1.3337767787763
Rocky Man Jeanne Arthes
1.3337213064292
Sheikh Al Shuyukh Lattafa Perfumes
1.3337213064292
Mumtaz Al Haramain Perfumes
1.3336658340822
LOTREE Santi Burgas
1.3336103617352
Cyrus Yves de Sistelle
1.3336103617352
La Coleccion 3 Loewe
1.3335548893881
A Shot of Muguet & Cedar Jo Loves
1.3335548893881
Patchouly Rosso I Profumi di Firenze
1.3334994170411
Fleur de Sephora Hibiscus Sephora
1.3334994170411
Cedre Blanc James Heeley
1.3334439446941
Axis Grand Prix No 98 Sense of Space Creations
1.3334439446941
Lola Signature Fragrances
1.3334439446941
Patchouli of Rwanda The 7 Virtues
1.3334439446941
Atlas The Motley
1.3334439446941
Wood Bill Blass
1.333388472347
Varens Homme Silver Ulric de Varens
1.333388472347
SPF Forever Free Man Special Edition Springfield
1.333388472347
Avec Toi sous les Etoiles Des Filles a la Vanille
1.333333
Libra for Men CnR Create
1.333333
Camera On Max Deville
1.333333
Roam Nina`s Nature
1.333277527653
Cedar Lime Bjork and Berries
1.333277527653
Taurus for Men CnR Create
1.3269745575526
Anat Fritz Anat Fritz
1.3243006427581
Pasha de Cartier Edition Prestige Acier Cartier
1.3238568639818
Perfume 11 BLK DNM
1.3213651958174
Texas United Scents of America
1.3187028729683
Noble Cedar Chopard
1.3165530240195
Pi Neo Givenchy
1.3162327787763
Punta Ala Salvatore Ferragamo
1.3160153015477
Chloe Eau de Parfum Chloe
1.315733527653
Cereus No.9 Cereus
1.3151001072835
The One for Men Dolce&Gabbana
1.3106778340822
That's Amore Kisses XXX Gai Mattiolo
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Raw Spirit Wild Fire Nomad Two Worlds
1.3104326263383
Standard Comme des Garcons
1.3100340298996
Cedro Do Marrocos Phebo
1.309300698064
Les Voyages Olfactifs 02 Paris-New York Guerlain
1.3087848397404
Bleu de Chanel Chanel
1.3079413109225
Aqua Cèdre Blanc Azzaro
1.3074676099185
Aromatic Blends: Vanilla & Cedarwood Kiehl`s
1.3068766398181
Black Walnut Banana Republic
1.3035572922283
Chance Eau Fraiche Chanel
1.3031599925667
Hoggar Yves Rocher
1.3022753064292
Bois de Cèdre et Citron Vert Yves Rocher
1.3008320852055
Sex Panther Romane
1.3004437787763
Quantium for Him Avon
1.3003883064292
Marine Jovoy Paris
1.3001664170411
Beartrapper D.S. & Durga
1.300055472347
Dude No.1 MCMC Fragrances
1.300055472347
Somerset Anglia Perfumery
1.300055472347
Londoner EC2 Bex London
1.2983157787763
Totem Eclipse Smell Bent
1.2981329790869
Quartier Latin Eau de Parfum Memo
1.2980942298219
Fahrenheit Christian Dior
1.2979705120652
Infusion d'Iris Prada
1.2975743617352
Holiday by House Of Sillage House Of Sillage
1.2967397787763
Exstra de Cedra Antonio Visconti
1.2949890597992
Black Cedarwood & Juniper Jo Malone
1.2947281958174
Otro Poema de los Dones Fueguia 1833
1.2946625067399
Zara for Him Zara
1.2946172511233
Soir Zara
1.2927850654574
Shalimar Guerlain
1.2919075022466
Angelique Papillon Artisan Perfumes
1.2893449925667
Curve Crush for Men Liz Claiborne
1.2877494062795
J`adore Christian Dior
1.2875445874522
Autenthic Maroussia Slava Zaitsev
1.2861577787763
Cedro Campos de Ibiza
1.2861577787763
Pere Noel Coward Smell Bent
1.2859358893881
Mayor Energy Novaya Zarya

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