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

1.5065312624452
Fraicheur Vegetale Cedre Bleu Yves Rocher
1.5038630027877
Bois Oriental Serge Lutens
1.5026284348865
Bois et Musc Serge Lutens
1.5016328156113
Destination Grand Canyon Avon
1.5013540422143
Cedarwood Tea CB I Hate Perfume
1.5008363201912
H&M Comme des Garcons
1.5005973715651
Siskiyou Backpacker’s Cologne Juniper Ridge
1.5003982477101
Christopher Colvmbvs Christopher Colvmbvs
1.5003185981681
Cedar and Grapefruit Durance en Provence
1.5002787733971
Boise Patyka
1.500238948626
Moon of Baroda Thameen
1.500238948626
Tinderbox Blackbird
1.500238948626
Ibiza for Men Cathy Guetta
1.500238948626
Durrat Al Bahrain Reehat Al Atoor
1.500159299084
My Philosophy Empowered Philosophy
1.500159299084
Marlborough Cologne D.R.Harris
1.500119474313
L`Orient Shanghai Tang
1.500079649542
Soul Herbalife
1.500079649542
Yuba River Backpacker’s Cologne Juniper Ridge
1.500079649542
Oud Mubakhar Asgharali
1.500039824771
Eau de Toilette Lothantique
1.500039824771
Magallanes Fueguia 1833
1.500039824771
Log Cabin Demeter Fragrance
1.5
Tybee Fulton & Roark
1.5
Cedre Genievre Jardin d`Amour
1.5
Racer Pacoma
1.5
Citron Lothantique
1.5
Gosh DNA 3 For Men Gosh
1.5
Cedarwood The Merchant of Venice
1.5
Steel La Rive
1.5
Man Energy Novaya Zarya
1.5
Sainte Extase Libertin Louison Technique Indiscrete
1.5
Succes Fou Marcella Wouters
1.499920350458
Inyo Juniper Ridge
1.484030299084
Ombre Sauvage Herve Gambs Paris
1.461458350458
Cedar Woods Woods of Windsor
1.454545
Mediterranean Breeze Dear Diary
1.4532101871764
The Original Gap
1.4477003333333
La Nuit de l`Homme Yves Saint Laurent
1.444643123855
Pulpería Fueguia 1833
1.434822824771
White Tea Novaya Zarya
1.4291285467941
Arz el-rab Parfums Berdoues
1.4288895981681
Fortitvdo (Fortitudo) Inspiritu
1.428690474313
Eau de Bruxelles Libertin Louison Technique Indiscrete
1.428650649542
Cedre de Liban Parfums et Senteurs du Pays Basque
1.428571
Stame Jequiti
1.4255341449622
Potion For Women Pull and Bear
1.4252376192752
Bois Martial Givenchy
1.4206758880924
Something Wild Derek Lam 10 Crosby
1.4126361417762
D&G Light Blue Dolce&Gabbana
1.4042696403823
Freetrapper D.S. & Durga
1.4011549183592
Altika Yves Rocher
1.4003584229391
Sheikh Shuyukh Khusoosi Lattafa Perfumes
1.4003584229391
Bright Leaf Murdock London
1.4003185981681
No. 02 L’Eau Sento IUNX
1.400199123855
LOTREE Santi Burgas
1.400159299084
Majestic Cedar Bella Bellissima
1.400159299084
Suede Blanc Voluspa
1.400079649542
Leona Lewis Summer Edition LR
1.400039824771
Disney Tinker Bell Disney
1.400039824771
Leather Romane
1.4
Alto Mare Marengo Parfums Genty
1.3981242624452
Kapsule Woody Karl Lagerfeld
1.3974125165273
Super Cedar Byredo
1.396014397053
Terre d'Hermes Hermes
1.3944898156113
Nuit a Marrakech Rituals
1.3889895679012
Pasha de Cartier Edition Prestige Acier Cartier
1.3881916220629
Notre Flore Cedar L`Occitane en Provence
1.3875748972521
Avon Homme Avon
1.3853716706491
Rosie Orla Kiely
1.3826144440462
Marc O`Polo Pure Green Man Marc O`Polo
1.3803982477101
Totem Eclipse Smell Bent
1.3797266515333
Bois de Violette Serge Lutens
1.378537299084
Cactus Azul Fueguia 1833
1.375199123855
La Fille de l`Air Eau d'Ete Courreges
1.375199123855
Magic Griffin The Fragrance Kitchen
1.375119474313
Highway Velvet & Sweet Pea’s Purrfumery
1.375
Black Magick Scent by Alexis
1.370529299084
Desperado Smell Bent
1.368620123855
Pink Cedar Natura
1.368580299084
315 Prestige La Rive
1.3641138972521
Amber Room Thameen
1.3640740724811
Musk Wood Avon
1.363795299084
LiboCedro Acca Kappa
1.3574217733971
Blu Happy Hour Byblos
1.357381948626
Cedre Precieux Darphin
1.357143
Censored Voronoi
1.3565224229391
Papa Cheri Fragonard
1.3545351449622
Cedro Acca Kappa
1.3545306192752
FIVE Smell Bent
1.3543776825966
Aroma Calm Lancome
1.352941
Voronin Mihail Voronin
1.3523067945042
Marlborough Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.3507168458781
Cargo de Nuit Prada
1.347865824771
Wild Aromaflage
1.3465522477101
Thé Vert Florascent
1.3440165890084
Chant De Bois Le Labo
1.3436183412983
An Air Of Despair Imaginary Authors
1.342976474313
0 Cruel Incense Blood Concept
1.3428870935882
Boss Ma Vie Pour Femme Intense Hugo Boss
1.3380378331342
Black Walnut Banana Republic
1.3354437128634
Aqua Cèdre Blanc Azzaro
1.3344879183592
Textures Water Lily Zara
1.3338108972521
Wars Classic Miraculum
1.3337312477101
Azzaro Pour Homme Limited Edition 2016 Azzaro
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Paper Commodity
1.3336515981681
Sequoia Abbott New York City
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Island Life for Him Tommy Bahama
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The Big Bad Cedar Atkinsons
1.333492299084
White Cedar N°43 The Master Perfumer
1.333492299084
Labbaik Abdul Samad Al Qurashi
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Somerset Anglia Perfumery
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Homme Sabon
1.333412649542
Neos Korres
1.333412649542
Cursus Arno Sorel
1.333412649542
Patchouli of Rwanda The 7 Virtues
1.333412649542
Royal Palace Christine Darvin
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Sugar Bandit Pinrose
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Black Chill Axe
1.333372824771
Blue Band La Rive
1.333372824771
Avec Toi sous les Etoiles Des Filles a la Vanille
1.333333
Roam Nina`s Nature
1.333333
Black & White Ne`emah For Fragrance & Oudh
1.333333
X-Bond X-Bond
1.333333
Night Flight Apple Parfums
1.333333
Paris - Saint-Germain-des-Pres Stephanie de Bruijn - Parfum sur Mesure
1.333333
B-52 Apple Parfums
1.333333
Greenland Alan Bray
1.333333
Amber Claudia Scattolini
1.333333
Auras For Men 极光 Boitown 冰希黎
1.333333
Classique Novaya Zarya
1.333293175229
Cedar Lime Bjork and Berries
1.333293175229
Songs of Solomon Ein Gedi
1.333253350458
Taurus for Men CnR Create
1.3272092807646
Black Cedarwood & Juniper Jo Malone
1.3258197761848
Noble Cedar Chopard
1.323767948626
Toni Toni Gard
1.3234173201912
Perfume 11 BLK DNM
1.3230414862605
Mandarine Citron Cèdre Yves Rocher
1.3212328972521
Texas United Scents of America
1.3205177220231
Genuine Patchouli Melvita
1.3201732385504
CH Men Central Park Carolina Herrera
1.318182
Clandestine For Men Pacha Ibiza
1.315948299084
Heroine Strange Invisible Perfumes
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Scent Essence - Wild Poppy Avon
1.315749175229
Handsome Black Paris Elysees
1.314445299084
Sudestada Fueguia 1833
1.3141630724811
Prime Avon
1.3135861537236
Bleu de Chanel Chanel
1.3128688669853
Bois de Cèdre et Citron Vert Yves Rocher

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