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

 

 

 


 

 

Perfumes and Colognes With Cedar

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Fraicheur Vegetale Cedre Bleu Yves Rocher
1.505291005291
Bois Oriental Serge Lutens
1.5036725801432
Bois et Musc Serge Lutens
1.5016806722689
Cedarwood Tea CB I Hate Perfume
1.5016806722689
Marc O`Polo Pure Green Man Marc O`Polo
1.5006847183318
Espionage Ayala Moriel
1.5006224712107
Esprit for my Spirit Esprit
1.5006224712107
Siskiyou Backpacker’s Cologne Juniper Ridge
1.5004979769686
Time to Play Men Bruno Banani
1.5004357298475
LOTREE Santi Burgas
1.5003734827264
Eros Cool Corine de Farme
1.5003734827264
Bois Martial Givenchy
1.5003734827264
Cedar and Grapefruit Durance en Provence
1.5003734827264
Boise Patyka
1.5003734827264
Zahrat Al Khalij Abdul Samad Al Qurashi
1.5003734827264
Ibiza for Men Cathy Guetta
1.5001867413632
Pink Cedar Natura
1.5001244942421
Moon of Baroda Thameen
1.5001244942421
Magallanes Fueguia 1833
1.5001244942421
Raw Spirit Winter Oak Nomad Two Worlds
1.5001244942421
Potion For Women Pull and Bear
1.5001244942421
Oud Mubakhar Asgharali
1.5001244942421
Yuba River Backpacker’s Cologne Juniper Ridge
1.5000622471211
Bois d'Oud Detaille
1.5000622471211
Soul Herbalife
1.5
Inyo Juniper Ridge
1.5
Racer Pacoma
1.5
London 1969 4160 Tuesdays
1.4999377528789
Azzuro Man Kappa
1.4816992661064
D&G Light Blue Dolce&Gabbana
1.4564240974167
The Original Gap
1.4449419769686
Ibda'a Syed Junaid Alam
1.4445684942421
Silhouette Rouge Bunny Rouge
1.4322893333333
La Nuit de l`Homme Yves Saint Laurent
1.4298781895425
Marc O`Polo Pure Morning Woman Marc O`Polo
1.4288199884843
Musk Instinct Airness
1.4186840827887
Terre d'Hermes Hermes
1.4177252010582
Rosie Orla Kiely
1.4173517183318
Musk Wood Avon
1.4119517413632
Desperado Smell Bent
1.4089631780268
Marlborough Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.4004979769686
Hello Lover Sex and the City
1.4003112356054
Terre de Cèdre Acorelle
1.4002489884843
Agua de Jazmin Angel Schlesser
1.4002489884843
Pulpería Fueguia 1833
1.4002489884843
Bright Leaf Murdock London
1.4001867413632
Sudestada Fueguia 1833
1.4001244942421
Leona Lewis Summer Edition LR
1.4000622471211
Asian Inspiration The Merchant of Venice
1.4000622471211
Kaze Miya Shinma
1.4000622471211
Leather Romane
1.4
Jeans Brut Daniel Hechter
1.3849884827264
No. 02 L’Eau Sento IUNX
1.3838153675692
Chant De Bois Le Labo
1.3827517068161
Freetrapper D.S. & Durga
1.3792898201058
Bois de Violette Serge Lutens
1.3764316837846
Altika Yves Rocher
1.3763071895425
H&M Comme des Garcons
1.3763071895425
B. Clean Fresh Benetton
1.3753734827264
Papa Cheri Fragonard
1.3753112356054
Heroine Strange Invisible Perfumes
1.3753112356054
Axis Illusion Sense of Space Creations
1.3751867413632
Axis Grand Prix No 98 Sense of Space Creations
1.3751244942421
Resist Me Liaison de Parfum
1.375
Candide Yves de Sistelle
1.3674833267974
Kapsule Woody Karl Lagerfeld
1.3653624074074
Notre Flore Cedar L`Occitane en Provence
1.3630501089325
Pasha de Cartier Edition Noire Cartier
1.3592672010582
FIVE Smell Bent
1.3575164827264
Cedre Precieux Darphin
1.3573297413632
Shigenobu Twilight Anicka Yi & Maggie Peng
1.3562400974167
Turquatic M∙A∙C
1.3500819424214
Cedro Acca Kappa
1.3494444251478
Laylati Sospiro Perfumes
1.348697459695
Love Etc Corinne Cobson
1.3468387183318
Darwin Fueguia 1833
1.3454407687519
Tumulte pour Homme Christian Lacroix
1.3443509309057
Textures Water Lily Zara
1.343728459695
Contemplation Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
1.3417525897915
Pi Neo Givenchy
1.3376902984749
Aroma Calm Lancome
1.3343289539371
Woody Style Arabian Oud
1.3338932240896
Mumtaz Al Haramain Perfumes
1.3338309769686
Anat Fritz Classical Anat Fritz
1.3338309769686
Rocky Man Jeanne Arthes
1.3338309769686
Joyful Cindy Crawford
1.3337064827264
Summer Mania Homme Giorgio Armani
1.3337064827264
Punta Ala Salvatore Ferragamo
1.3336442356054
Aqva Marina Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia
1.3336442356054
Tommy Summer 2010 Tommy Hilfiger
1.3336442356054
La Coleccion 3 Loewe
1.3335819884843
Patchouly Rosso I Profumi di Firenze
1.3335197413632
Patchouli of Rwanda The 7 Virtues
1.3335197413632
Cedre Blanc James Heeley
1.3335197413632
Cyrus Yves de Sistelle
1.3335197413632
A Shot of Muguet & Cedar Jo Loves
1.3334574942421
Wood Bill Blass
1.3334574942421
Atlas The Motley
1.3333952471211
Avec Toi sous les Etoiles Des Filles a la Vanille
1.3333952471211
Varens Homme Silver Ulric de Varens
1.3333952471211
Fil de Soie L`Atelier Boheme
1.333333
Roam Nina`s Nature
1.333333
Camera On Max Deville
1.333333
Ghair 5 Ajmal
1.333333
Libra for Men CnR Create
1.333333
Taurus for Men CnR Create
1.3332707528789
SPF Forever Free Man Special Edition Springfield
1.3332707528789
Cedar Lime Bjork and Berries
1.3247596492375
Pasha de Cartier Edition Prestige Acier Cartier
1.3238259424214
Perfume 11 BLK DNM
1.3218674136321
Les Voyages Olfactifs 02 Paris-New York Guerlain
1.3218260529101
Chloe Eau de Parfum Chloe
1.3214486728914
The One for Men Dolce&Gabbana
1.3214397183318
Texas United Scents of America
1.3209337068161
Rencontre Galimard
1.3203112356054
North Mendittorosa
1.3183547864924
Curve Crush for Men Liz Claiborne
1.3164024021164
Autenthic Maroussia Slava Zaitsev
1.3157267528789
Cereus No.9 Cereus
1.3134337068161
Celebration Fendi
1.3132469654528
Le Boise Ginestet
1.311442389667
Black Walnut Banana Republic
1.3112791210707
Bleu de Chanel Chanel
1.310368626206
Samba for Men Perfumer`s Workshop
1.309962459695
Cedro Do Marrocos Phebo
1.3082522240896
Lebanon Cedar Abdul Samad Al Qurashi
1.3081081319639
Aqua Cèdre Blanc Azzaro
1.3081067264239
Chance Eau Fraiche Chanel
1.3077346492375
Eau de Cade L`Occitane en Provence
1.3070145633364
Infusion d'Iris Prada
1.3045387173981
Aromatic Blends: Vanilla & Cedarwood Kiehl`s
1.3040236445689
Fahrenheit Christian Dior
1.3032338499844
Shalimar Guerlain
1.3009959539371
Anat Fritz Anat Fritz
1.3008619987551
J`adore Christian Dior
1.3006224712107
Sex Panther Romane
1.3004357298475
Marine Jovoy Paris
1.3004357298475
Quantium for Him Avon
1.3001867413632
Lord Molyneux
1.3001867413632
Beartrapper D.S. & Durga
1.3000622471211
Londoner EC2 Bex London
1.3000622471211
Somerset Anglia Perfumery
1.2984322240896
Totem Eclipse Smell Bent
1.2974837413632
Holiday by House Of Sillage House Of Sillage
1.2973697466542
Noble Cedar Chopard
1.2966694827264
Exstra de Cedra Antonio Visconti
1.2949038502957
Zara for Him Zara
1.2946782240896
Soir Zara
1.2944914827264
Otro Poema de los Dones Fueguia 1833
1.2899596890756
Standard Comme des Garcons

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