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
1.5038388491534
Bois Oriental Serge Lutens
1.5027073988766
Bois et Musc Serge Lutens
1.5016163575383
Destination Grand Canyon Avon
1.5013739039075
Cedarwood Tea CB I Hate Perfume
1.5008485877076
H&M Comme des Garcons
1.5005253161999
Siskiyou Backpacker’s Cologne Juniper Ridge
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Cedar and Grapefruit Durance en Provence
1.5003232715077
Christopher Colvmbvs Christopher Colvmbvs
1.5002828625692
Boise Patyka
1.5002424536307
Ibiza for Men Cathy Guetta
1.5002424536307
Moon of Baroda Thameen
1.5002424536307
Durrat Al Bahrain Reehat Al Atoor
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Tinderbox Blackbird
1.5001616357538
Marlborough Cologne D.R.Harris
1.5001212268154
My Philosophy Empowered Philosophy
1.5000808178769
Yuba River Backpacker’s Cologne Juniper Ridge
1.5000808178769
Soul Herbalife
1.5000808178769
L`Orient Shanghai Tang
1.5000808178769
Oud Mubakhar Asgharali
1.5000404089385
Eau de Toilette Lothantique
1.5000404089385
Magallanes Fueguia 1833
1.5
Succes Fou Marcella Wouters
1.5
Mediterranean Breeze Dear Diary
1.5
Racer Pacoma
1.5
Fragrance №18 Nikkos-Oskol Fragrance
1.5
Cedarwood The Merchant of Venice
1.5
Steel La Rive
1.5
Cedre Genievre Jardin d`Amour
1.5
Man Energy Novaya Zarya
1.5
Citron Lothantique
1.5
Tybee Fulton & Roark
1.5
Gosh DNA 3 For Men Gosh
1.4999191821231
Inyo Juniper Ridge
1.4741689072615
Arz el-rab Parfums Berdoues
1.4614571821231
Cedar Woods Woods of Windsor
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The Original Gap
1.451858811169
Something Wild Derek Lam 10 Crosby
1.4469693333333
La Nuit de l`Homme Yves Saint Laurent
1.4446460446923
Pulpería Fueguia 1833
1.4348234089385
White Tea Novaya Zarya
1.4286922268154
Eau de Bruxelles Libertin Louison Technique Indiscrete
1.4286518178769
Cedre de Liban Parfums et Senteurs du Pays Basque
1.428571
Stame Jequiti
1.4255469966461
Potion For Women Pull and Bear
1.4252522234614
Bois Martial Givenchy
1.4231578178769
Ombre Sauvage Herve Gambs Paris
1.4141071748495
D&G Light Blue Dolce&Gabbana
1.4042941754152
Freetrapper D.S. & Durga
1.4011718592153
Altika Yves Rocher
1.400836065907
Kapsule Woody Karl Lagerfeld
1.4003636804461
Sheikh Shuyukh Khusoosi Lattafa Perfumes
1.4003636804461
Bright Leaf Murdock London
1.4003232715077
No. 02 L’Eau Sento IUNX
1.4002020446923
LOTREE Santi Burgas
1.4001616357538
Majestic Cedar Bella Bellissima
1.4001616357538
Suede Blanc Voluspa
1.4000808178769
Leona Lewis Summer Edition LR
1.4000404089385
Disney Tinker Bell Disney
1.4000404089385
Leather Romane
1.4
Alto Mare Marengo Parfums Genty
1.3966502630622
Terre d'Hermes Hermes
1.3945137664767
Nuit a Marrakech Rituals
1.3890076770922
Pasha de Cartier Edition Prestige Acier Cartier
1.3882628904918
Notre Flore Cedar L`Occitane en Provence
1.3865221307229
Super Cedar Byredo
1.3853827698307
Rosie Orla Kiely
1.3826296323999
Marc O`Polo Pure Green Man Marc O`Polo
1.3804040893846
Totem Eclipse Smell Bent
1.3798162077828
Bois de Violette Serge Lutens
1.3784992268154
Cactus Azul Fueguia 1833
1.3754040893846
Avon Homme Avon
1.3752020446923
La Fille de l`Air Eau d'Ete Courreges
1.3752020446923
Magic Griffin The Fragrance Kitchen
1.375
Black Magick Scent by Alexis
1.3705316357538
Desperado Smell Bent
1.3686230446923
Pink Cedar Natura
1.3642017251384
Amber Room Thameen
1.364080498323
Musk Wood Avon
1.3637976357538
White Cedar N°43 The Master Perfumer
1.3637976357538
LiboCedro Acca Kappa
1.3574258625692
Blu Happy Hour Byblos
1.3573046357538
Cedre Precieux Darphin
1.3571834089385
Wild Aromaflage
1.357143
Censored Voronoi
1.3565276804461
Papa Cheri Fragonard
1.3545479966461
Cedro Acca Kappa
1.354504814523
FIVE Smell Bent
1.3544220793227
Aroma Calm Lancome
1.352941
Voronin Mihail Voronin
1.352320814523
Marlborough Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.3506465430153
Cargo de Nuit Prada
1.3465580893846
Thé Vert Florascent
1.3440446290459
Chant De Bois Le Labo
1.3437213575383
An Air Of Despair Imaginary Authors
1.3380871832141
Black Walnut Banana Republic
1.3354746737382
Aqua Cèdre Blanc Azzaro
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Textures Water Lily Zara
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Boss Ma Vie Pour Femme Intense Hugo Boss
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Wars Classic Miraculum
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Azzaro Pour Homme Limited Edition 2016 Azzaro
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Paper Commodity
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Sequoia Abbott New York City
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Labbaik Abdul Samad Al Qurashi
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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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Neos Korres
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Royal Palace Christine Darvin
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Blue Band La Rive
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Black Chill Axe
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Avec Toi sous les Etoiles Des Filles a la Vanille
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Sugar Bandit Pinrose
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Greenland Alan Bray
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Bleu Nautique Jequiti
1.333333
Classique Novaya Zarya
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Black & White Ne`emah For Fragrance & Oudh
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Night Flight Apple Parfums
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Paris - Saint-Germain-des-Pres Stephanie de Bruijn - Parfum sur Mesure
1.333333
Auras For Men 极光 Boitown 冰希黎
1.333333
Roam Nina`s Nature
1.333333
B-52 Apple Parfums
1.333333
Amber Claudia Scattolini
1.333333
X-Bond X-Bond
1.3332925910615
Cedar Lime Bjork and Berries
1.3332521821231
Taurus for Men CnR Create
1.3244067117226
Noble Cedar Chopard
1.3234295877076
Perfume 11 BLK DNM
1.3228809418919
Black Cedarwood & Juniper Jo Malone
1.3212399072615
Texas United Scents of America
1.3205776737382
Mandarine Citron Cèdre Yves Rocher
1.3205253161999
Genuine Patchouli Melvita
1.3199599932921
CH Men Central Park Carolina Herrera
1.318182
Clandestine For Men Pacha Ibiza
1.3159910446923
Heroine Strange Invisible Perfumes
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The Big Bad Cedar Atkinsons
1.315789
Handsome Black Paris Elysees
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Sudestada Fueguia 1833
1.314169498323
Prime Avon
1.3137210340647
Bleu de Chanel Chanel
1.3128084949691
Bois de Cèdre et Citron Vert Yves Rocher
1.3126212268154
015 Attract Avon
1.311626135774
The One for Men Dolce&Gabbana
1.3110276435528
Aromatic Blends: Vanilla & Cedarwood Kiehl`s
1.3109107251384
Contemplation Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
1.3105066357538
That's Amore Kisses XXX Gai Mattiolo
1.3084597698307
Otro Poema de los Dones Fueguia 1833
1.3078665877076
Cedro Do Marrocos Phebo
1.3078536357538
Iroko Blackbird
1.3078132268154
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