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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Destination Grand Canyon Avon
1.5014164896055
Cedarwood Tea CB I Hate Perfume
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H&M Comme des Garcons
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Siskiyou Backpacker’s Cologne Juniper Ridge
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Cedar and Grapefruit Durance en Provence
1.5003332916719
Christopher Colvmbvs Christopher Colvmbvs
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Durrat Al Bahrain Reehat Al Atoor
1.5002499687539
Moon of Baroda Thameen
1.5002499687539
Tinderbox Blackbird
1.5002499687539
Ibiza for Men Cathy Guetta
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Marlborough Cologne D.R.Harris
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Boise Patyka
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Courage Emper
1.500124984377
My Philosophy Empowered Philosophy
1.500083322918
Soul Herbalife
1.500083322918
Oud Mubakhar Asgharali
1.500083322918
Yuba River Backpacker’s Cologne Juniper Ridge
1.500041661459
Magallanes Fueguia 1833
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Eau de Toilette Lothantique
1.5
Citron Lothantique
1.5
Succes Fou Marcella Wouters
1.5
Night Flight Apple Parfums
1.5
Cedarwood The Merchant of Venice
1.5
L`Orient Shanghai Tang
1.5
Fragrance №18 Nikkos-Oskol Fragrance
1.5
Man Energy Novaya Zarya
1.5
Racer Pacoma
1.5
Gosh DNA 3 For Men Gosh
1.5
Cedre Genievre Jardin d`Amour
1.5
Mediterranean Breeze Dear Diary
1.5
Steel La Rive
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Inyo Juniper Ridge
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Something Wild Derek Lam 10 Crosby
1.461454677082
Cedar Woods Woods of Windsor
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The Original Gap
1.4452523333333
La Nuit de l`Homme Yves Saint Laurent
1.4446523072949
Pulpería Fueguia 1833
1.434824661459
White Tea Novaya Zarya
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Majestic Cedar Bella Bellissima
1.428654322918
Cedre de Liban Parfums et Senteurs du Pays Basque
1.428571
Stame Jequiti
1.4254912291797
Potion For Women Pull and Bear
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Bois Martial Givenchy
1.4247017969004
Nuit a Marrakech Rituals
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Ombre Sauvage Herve Gambs Paris
1.4182246759155
D&G Light Blue Dolce&Gabbana
1.4043051198184
Freetrapper D.S. & Durga
1.4012081823105
Altika Yves Rocher
1.4011821719785
Kapsule Woody Karl Lagerfeld
1.400817535683
Terre d'Hermes Hermes
1.4003749531309
Bright Leaf Murdock London
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No. 02 L’Eau Sento IUNX
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Sheikh Shuyukh Khusoosi Lattafa Perfumes
1.4002499687539
LOTREE Santi Burgas
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Suede Blanc Voluspa
1.400083322918
Leona Lewis Summer Edition LR
1.400041661459
Leather Romane
1.400041661459
Disney Tinker Bell Disney
1.4
Alto Mare Marengo Parfums Genty
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Pasha de Cartier Edition Prestige Acier Cartier
1.3884156979961
Notre Flore Cedar L`Occitane en Provence
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Rosie Orla Kiely
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Marc O`Polo Pure Green Man Marc O`Polo
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Super Cedar Byredo
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Totem Eclipse Smell Bent
1.3754582760488
Arz el-rab Parfums Berdoues
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Avon Homme Avon
1.375124984377
La Fille de l`Air Eau d'Ete Courreges
1.375124984377
Magic Griffin The Fragrance Kitchen
1.375
Black Magick Scent by Alexis
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Bois de Violette Serge Lutens
1.3705366458359
Desperado Smell Bent
1.3686293072949
Pink Cedar Natura
1.3642192604258
Amber Room Thameen
1.3640942760488
Musk Wood Avon
1.3638026458359
White Cedar N°43 The Master Perfumer
1.3638026458359
LiboCedro Acca Kappa
1.3604166145898
Swiss Army Unlimited Snowpower Victorinox Swiss Army
1.3583095208516
Boss Ma Vie Pour Femme Intense Hugo Boss
1.3573096458359
Cedre Precieux Darphin
1.357184661459
Wild Aromaflage
1.357143
Censored Voronoi
1.3565389531309
Papa Cheri Fragonard
1.354963984377
Cactus Azul Fueguia 1833
1.3545755520977
Cedro Acca Kappa
1.3545172708828
Aroma Calm Lancome
1.3544515520977
FIVE Smell Bent
1.352941
Voronin Mihail Voronin
1.3522675520977
Marlborough Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.3505832604258
Cargo de Nuit Prada
1.3465706145898
Aqua Aromatica The Vert Florascent
1.3441464114902
Chant De Bois Le Labo
1.3438547812773
An Air Of Despair Imaginary Authors
1.3383241772695
Black Walnut Banana Republic
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Aqua Cèdre Blanc Azzaro
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Textures Water Lily Zara
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Wars Classic Miraculum
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Paper Commodity
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Sequoia Abbott New York City
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Axis Illusion Axis
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Study #23 / Newsletter Miller et Bertaux
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Labbaik Abdul Samad Al Qurashi
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Somerset Anglia Perfumery
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Patchouli of Rwanda The 7 Virtues
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Royal Palace C. Darvin
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Homme Sabon
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Admiral Patriot Sergio Nero
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Neos Korres
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Sunrise Rose Zara
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Atlas The Motley
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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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Black Chill Axe
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Original Victor
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Blue Band La Rive
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Nuage Spicy Evaflor
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Auras For Men 极光 Boitown 冰希黎
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Paris - Saint-Germain-des-Pres Stephanie de Bruijn - Parfum sur Mesure
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B-52 Apple Parfums
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Greenland Alan Bray
1.333333
X-Bond X-Bond
1.333333
Black & White Ne`emah For Fragrance & Oudh
1.333333
Amber Claudia Scattolini
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Classique Novaya Zarya
1.333333
Roam Nina`s Nature
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Cedar Lime Bjork and Berries
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Taurus for Men CnR Create
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Noble Cedar Chopard
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Black Cedarwood & Juniper Jo Malone
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Perfume 11 BLK DNM
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Texas United Scents of America
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Genuine Patchouli Melvita
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Toni Toni Gard
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CH Men Central Park Carolina Herrera
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Clandestine For Men Pacha Ibiza
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Heroine Strange Invisible Perfumes
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Mandarine Citron Cèdre Yves Rocher
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Handsome Black Paris Elysees
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The One for Men Dolce&Gabbana
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Bleu de Chanel Chanel
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Sudestada Fueguia 1833
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Prime Avon
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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
1.3084835677207
Otro Poema de los Dones Fueguia 1833

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