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
1.5005457025921
Siskiyou Backpacker’s Cologne Juniper Ridge
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Christopher Colvmbvs Christopher Colvmbvs
1.500272851296
Tinderbox Blackbird
1.500272851296
Durrat Al Bahrain Reehat Al Atoor
1.500272851296
Cedar and Grapefruit Durance en Provence
1.50022737608
Boise Patyka
1.50022737608
Marlborough Cologne D.R.Harris
1.500181900864
Yuba River Backpacker’s Cologne Juniper Ridge
1.500090950432
Soul Herbalife
1.500090950432
Oud Mubakhar Asgharali
1.500045475216
Moon of Baroda Thameen
1.500045475216
Magallanes Fueguia 1833
1.5
Cedarwood The Merchant of Venice
1.5
Succes Fou Marcella Wouters
1.5
Racer Pacoma
1.5
Night Flight Apple Parfums
1.5
Admiral Patriot Apple Parfums
1.5
Cedre Genievre Jardin d`Amour
1.499954524784
Inyo Juniper Ridge
1.4830525043201
Bois Martial Givenchy
1.4612232360164
The Original Gap
1.4448078017281
Arz el-rab Parfums Berdoues
1.44467137608
Pulpería Fueguia 1833
1.4438643333333
La Nuit de l`Homme Yves Saint Laurent
1.4300315557071
D&G Light Blue Dolce&Gabbana
1.428571
Stame Jequiti
1.4102278804002
Marc O`Polo Pure Green Man Marc O`Polo
1.4091786034561
Potion For Women Pull and Bear
1.4085893556162
Altika Yves Rocher
1.4039022951342
Terre d'Hermes Hermes
1.4010004547522
Cedro Acca Kappa
1.4003638017281
Sheikh Shuyukh Khusoosi Lattafa Perfumes
1.4003183265121
No. 02 L’Eau Sento IUNX
1.4003183265121
Bright Leaf Murdock London
1.400272851296
LOTREE Santi Burgas
1.400136425648
Suede Blanc Voluspa
1.400090950432
Leona Lewis Summer Edition LR
1.400045475216
Leather Romane
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Alto Mare Marengo Parfums Genty
1.3960940582083
Freetrapper D.S. & Durga
1.3930250345612
Kapsule Woody Karl Lagerfeld
1.3892073265121
Zahrat Al Khalij Abdul Samad Al Qurashi
1.3887445507049
Notre Flore Cedar L`Occitane en Provence
1.3853880786721
Rosie Orla Kiely
1.3803183265121
Papa Cheri Fragonard
1.3786963265121
Prime Avon
1.3761684624829
Bois de Violette Serge Lutens
1.375181900864
Ibiza for Men Cathy Guetta
1.375045475216
L`Orient Shanghai Tang
1.374909049568
Cedar Woods Woods of Windsor
1.3725022769441
Totem Eclipse Smell Bent
1.370551900864
Desperado Smell Bent
1.368511950432
Sudestada Fueguia 1833
1.36757437608
Pink Cedar Natura
1.3640907521601
Musk Wood Avon
1.357324900864
Cedre Precieux Darphin
1.3532375507049
Pasha de Cartier Edition Noire Cartier
1.352941
Voronin Mihail Voronin
1.3523514547522
Marlborough Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.3492357316962
Pasha de Cartier Edition Prestige Acier Cartier
1.3443332855844
Chant De Bois Le Labo
1.3434027025921
Raw Spirit Wild Fire Raw Spirit Fragrances
1.3356067608004
Aqua Cèdre Blanc Azzaro
1.3345608308322
Textures Water Lily Zara
1.3336968017281
Patchouly Rosso I Profumi di Firenze
1.3336513265121
Varens Homme Silver Ulric de Varens
1.333605851296
Paper Commodity
1.333605851296
Marine Jovoy Paris
1.33356037608
Axis Illusion Axis
1.333514900864
Labbaik Abdul Samad Al Qurashi
1.333514900864
Scorza di Sicilia Parfums Berdoues
1.333469425648
Somerset Anglia Perfumery
1.333469425648
Axis Grand Prix No 98 Axis
1.333423950432
Atlas The Motley
1.333423950432
Homme Sabon
1.333423950432
Patchouli of Rwanda The 7 Virtues
1.333423950432
Royal Palace C. Darvin
1.333378475216
Avec Toi sous les Etoiles Des Filles a la Vanille
1.333378475216
Sugar Bandit Pinrose
1.333378475216
Nuage Spicy Evaflor
1.333378475216
Cedro Uomo Nature`s
1.333378475216
Black Chill Axe
1.333333
Greenland Alan Bray
1.333333
Roam Nina`s Nature
1.333333
B-52 Apple Parfums
1.333333
Black & White Ne`emah For Fragrance & Oudh
1.333287524784
Cedar Lime Bjork and Berries
1.333287524784
Libra for Men CnR Create
1.333287524784
Taurus for Men CnR Create
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Black Walnut Banana Republic
1.3304090291041
FIVE Smell Bent
1.3284249472487
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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The One for Men Dolce&Gabbana
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Heroine Strange Invisible Perfumes
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Bleu de Chanel Chanel
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Bois de Cèdre et Citron Vert Yves Rocher
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Hoggar Yves Rocher
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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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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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Darwin Fueguia 1833
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Iroko Blackbird
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Zara for Him Zara
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L’Eau d’Issey Fleur de Bois Issey Miyake
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Mesmerize Black for Him Avon
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Sex Panther Romane
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Chance Eau Fraiche Chanel
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Rocky Man Jeanne Arthes
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Beartrapper D.S. & Durga
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Musk Instinct Airness
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Swiss Army Unlimited Snowpower Victorinox Swiss Army
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Desperate Housewives Susan LR
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LiboCedro Acca Kappa
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Dude No.1 MCMC Fragrances
1.3
Red Man Bi-es
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Woodcut Olympic Orchids Artisan Perfumes
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Love Etc Corinne Cobson
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Turquatic M∙A∙C
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Vintage Leather West Third Brand
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Amber Room Thameen
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Eau de Cedrat L`Occitane en Provence
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Camera On Max Deville
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Ghair 2 Ajmal
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Cedro Do Marrocos Phebo
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Chloe Eau de Parfum Chloe
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Washed Cotton No.784 Gap
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Summer Wood Korres
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Anat Fritz Anat Fritz
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Anat Fritz Classical Anat Fritz
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Athunis Sigilli
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Ehsas Arabian Oud
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Pere Noel Coward Smell Bent
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Ion Natura
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No.5 Sandalwood Angela Flanders
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Clarity Man Michael Hill
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