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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Cedarwood Tea CB I Hate Perfume
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Destination Grand Canyon Avon
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H&M Comme des Garcons
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Siskiyou Backpacker’s Cologne Juniper Ridge
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Christopher Colvmbvs Christopher Colvmbvs
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Tinderbox Blackbird
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Durrat Al Bahrain Reehat Al Atoor
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Cedar and Grapefruit Durance en Provence
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Boise Patyka
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Marlborough Cologne D.R.Harris
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Yuba River Backpacker’s Cologne Juniper Ridge
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My Philosophy Empowered Philosophy
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Moon of Baroda Thameen
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Soul Herbalife
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Avon Homme Avon
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Oud Mubakhar Asgharali
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Charuto House of Orpheus
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Eau de Toilette Lothantique
1.5000448329971
Magallanes Fueguia 1833
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White Cedar N°43 The Master Perfumer
1.5
Whisky Evaflor
1.5
Cedre Genievre Jardin d`Amour
1.5
Fragrance №18 Nikkos-Oskol Fragrance
1.5
Gosh DNA 3 For Men Gosh
1.5
Night Flight Apple Parfums
1.5
Cedarwood The Merchant of Venice
1.5
Steel La Rive
1.5
Succes Fou Marcella Wouters
1.5
Admiral Patriot Sergio Nero
1.5
Racer Pacoma
1.5
Citron Lothantique
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Inyo Juniper Ridge
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The Original Gap
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Something Wild Derek Lam 10 Crosby
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Arz el-rab Parfums Berdoues
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Pulpería Fueguia 1833
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La Nuit de l`Homme Yves Saint Laurent
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White Tea Novaya Zarya
1.4286804895763
D&G Light Blue Dolce&Gabbana
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Stame Jequiti
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Bois Martial Givenchy
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Ombre Sauvage Herve Gambs Paris
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Nuit a Marrakech Rituals
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Potion For Women Pull and Bear
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Altika Yves Rocher
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Terre d'Hermes Hermes
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Cedro Acca Kappa
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Sheikh Shuyukh Khusoosi Lattafa Perfumes
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No. 02 L’Eau Sento IUNX
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Bright Leaf Murdock London
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LOTREE Santi Burgas
1.4001344989913
Suede Blanc Voluspa
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Leona Lewis Summer Edition LR
1.4000448329971
Leather Romane
1.4
Alto Mare Marengo Parfums Genty
1.3960696538893
Freetrapper D.S. & Durga
1.3950598249271
Marc O`Polo Pure Green Man Marc O`Polo
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Kapsule Woody Karl Lagerfeld
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Zahrat Al Khalij Abdul Samad Al Qurashi
1.3886681266532
Notre Flore Cedar L`Occitane en Provence
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Rosie Orla Kiely
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Papa Cheri Fragonard
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Prime Avon
1.3757061968169
Bois de Violette Serge Lutens
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Ibiza for Men Cathy Guetta
1.3750448329971
L`Orient Shanghai Tang
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Cedar Woods Woods of Windsor
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Totem Eclipse Smell Bent
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Desperado Smell Bent
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Super Cedar Byredo
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Pink Cedar Natura
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Musk Wood Avon
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Aqua La Rive
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Boss Ma Vie Pour Femme Intense Hugo Boss
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Cedre Precieux Darphin
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Wild Aromaflage
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Voronin Mihail Voronin
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Marlborough Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
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Pasha de Cartier Edition Noire Cartier
1.3492158229097
Pasha de Cartier Edition Prestige Acier Cartier
1.3485978208922
An Air Of Despair Imaginary Authors
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Chant De Bois Le Labo
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Raw Spirit Wild Fire Raw Spirit Fragrances
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Cargo de Nuit Prada
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Aqua Cèdre Blanc Azzaro
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Textures Water Lily Zara
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Patchouly Rosso I Profumi di Firenze
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Varens Homme Silver Ulric de Varens
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Marine Jovoy Paris
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Paper Commodity
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Kenzo Amour Make Me Fly Kenzo
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Axis Illusion Axis
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Scorza di Sicilia Parfums Berdoues
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Labbaik Abdul Samad Al Qurashi
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Somerset Anglia Perfumery
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Neos Korres
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Axis Grand Prix No 98 Axis
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Atlas The Motley
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Homme Sabon
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Royal Palace C. Darvin
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Avec Toi sous les Etoiles Des Filles a la Vanille
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Cedro Uomo Nature`s
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Black Chill Axe
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Nuage Spicy Evaflor
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Sugar Bandit Pinrose
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Blue Band La Rive
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Original Victor
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Zero RisingWave
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Black & White Ne`emah For Fragrance & Oudh
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Amber Claudia Scattolini
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Roam Nina`s Nature
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B-52 Apple Parfums
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Pink Topaz Paris Elysees
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Greenland Alan Bray
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Paris - Saint-Germain-des-Pres Stephanie de Bruijn - Parfum sur Mesure
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Classique Novaya Zarya
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King Solomon Attar Collection
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Libra for Men CnR Create
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Cedar Lime Bjork and Berries
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Taurus for Men CnR Create
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Black Walnut Banana Republic
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FIVE Smell Bent
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Noble Cedar Chopard
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Perfume 11 BLK DNM
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Cactus Azul Fueguia 1833
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Texas United Scents of America
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Genuine Patchouli Melvita
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Bois de Cèdre et Citron Vert Yves Rocher
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The One for Men Dolce&Gabbana
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Heroine Strange Invisible Perfumes
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Athletic Man La Rive
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Mandarine Citron Cèdre Yves Rocher
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Bleu de Chanel Chanel
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Sudestada Fueguia 1833
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Silhouette Rouge Bunny Rouge
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Rock Le Soft Perfume
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015 Attract Avon
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CH Men Central Park Carolina Herrera
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Hoggar Yves Rocher
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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
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Aroma Calm Lancome
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Otro Poema de los Dones Fueguia 1833
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Darwin Fueguia 1833
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