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
1.5052208835341
Bois Oriental Serge Lutens
1.5036813922356
Bois et Musc Serge Lutens
1.5019410977242
Marc O`Polo Pure Green Man Marc O`Polo
1.5017402945114
Cedarwood Tea CB I Hate Perfume
1.5007362784471
Espionage Ayala Moriel
1.5006024096386
Esprit for my Spirit Esprit
1.5006024096386
Siskiyou Backpacker’s Cologne Juniper Ridge
1.5005354752343
Time to Play Men Bruno Banani
1.50046854083
LOTREE Santi Burgas
1.5004016064257
Cedar and Grapefruit Durance de Provence
1.5004016064257
Boise Patyka
1.5002008032129
Moon of Baroda Thameen
1.5002008032129
Yuba River Backpacker’s Cologne Juniper Ridge
1.5001338688086
Magallanes Fueguia 1833
1.5001338688086
Oud Mubakhar Asgharali
1.5000669344043
Soul Herbalife
1.5
Potion For Women Pull and Bear
1.5
Racer Pacoma
1.4999330655957
Azzuro Man Kappa
1.4938821392236
D&G Light Blue Dolce&Gabbana
1.4549466064257
Patchouly Rosso Il Profumi di Firenze
1.4534136546185
The Original Gap
1.4354523440428
Musk Wood Avon
1.4316043333333
La Nuit de l`Homme Yves Saint Laurent
1.42997662249
Marc O`Polo Pure Morning Woman Marc O`Polo
1.4289726064257
Otro Poema de los Dones Fueguia 1833
1.4287048688086
Musk Instinct Airness
1.4214546064257
Totem Eclipse Smell Bent
1.4193785220884
Terre d'Hermes Hermes
1.4178048848728
Rosie Orla Kiely
1.4119658032129
Desperado Smell Bent
1.4005354752343
Darwin Fueguia 1833
1.4005354752343
Hello Lover Sex and the City
1.4002677376171
Agua de Jazmin Angel Schlesser
1.4002008032129
Woody Style Arabian Oud
1.4002008032129
Sudestada Fueguia 1833
1.4001338688086
Pulpería Fueguia 1833
1.4001338688086
Leona Lewis Summer Edition LR
1.4000669344043
Leather Romane
1.4000669344043
Kaze Miya Shinma
1.3848158032129
No. 02 L’Eau Sento IUNX
1.3840309825971
Chant De Bois Le Labo
1.3835770589023
Bois de Violette Serge Lutens
1.3766733601071
Altika Yves Rocher
1.3764725568942
B. Clean Fresh Benetton
1.37640562249
H&M Comme des Garcons
1.3754016064257
Papa Cheri Fragonard
1.3753346720214
Axis Illusion Sense of Space Creations
1.3753346720214
Heroine Strange Invisible Perfumes
1.3752008032129
Axis Grand Prix No 98 Sense of Space Creations
1.3752008032129
Lord Molyneux
1.3750669344043
Resist Me Liaison de Parfum
1.375
Candide Yves de Sistelle
1.3658068165997
Kapsule Woody Karl Lagerfeld
1.3575446064257
Cedre Precieux Darphin
1.3573438032129
Shigenobu Twilight Anicka Yi & Maggie Peng
1.3563546546185
Turquatic M∙A∙C
1.3530023908969
Notre Flore Cedar L`Occitane en Provence
1.3512526666667
Tumulte pour Homme Christian Lacroix
1.3501087536814
Cedro Acca Kappa
1.3494993601071
Laylati Sospiro Perfumes
1.3494324257028
Marlborough Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.3488300160643
Love Etc Corinne Cobson
1.3470241472557
Contemplation Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
1.3444634257028
Textures Water Lily Zara
1.337817605087
Aroma Calm Lancome
1.3360103761714
Pasha de Cartier Edition Noire Cartier
1.3339354096386
Mumtaz Al Haramain Perfumes
1.3338684752343
Rocky Man Jeanne Arthes
1.3338684752343
Anat Fritz Classical Anat Fritz
1.3338684752343
Joyful Cindy Crawford
1.3337346064257
Summer Mania Homme Giorgio Armani
1.3336676720214
Tommy Summer 2010 Tommy Hilfiger
1.3336676720214
Aqva Marina Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia
1.3335338032129
Cyrus Yves de Sistelle
1.3335338032129
La Coleccion 3 Loewe
1.3335338032129
Cedre Blanc James Heeley
1.3335338032129
A Shot of Muguet & Cedar Jo Loves
1.3335338032129
Nononsense 6 Nico Uytterhaegen
1.3334668688086
Atlas The Motley
1.3334668688086
Wood Bill Blass
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Varens Homme Silver Ulric de Varens
1.3333999344043
Fil de Soie L`Atelier Boheme
1.3333999344043
Avec Toi sous les Etoiles Des Filles a la Vanille
1.333333
Roam Nina`s Nature
1.333333
Camera On Max Deville
1.333333
Libra for Men CnR Create
1.333333
Taurus for Men CnR Create
1.3332660655957
Cedar Lime Bjork and Berries
1.3331986961178
Pi Neo Givenchy
1.3276559665328
Black Cedarwood & Juniper Jo Malone
1.3258633748327
Chloe Eau de Parfum Chloe
1.3250575729585
Pasha de Cartier Edition Prestige Acier Cartier
1.3239196880857
Perfume 11 BLK DNM
1.3236378353414
Autenthic Maroussia Slava Zaitsev
1.3214912784471
Texas United Scents of America
1.3210040160643
Rencontre Galimard
1.3168070963855
The One for Men Dolce&Gabbana
1.3157330321285
Les Voyages Olfactifs 02 Paris-New York Guerlain
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Cereus No.9 Cereus
1.314254291834
Curve Crush for Men Liz Claiborne
1.3136646211513
Noble Cedar Chopard
1.3132362784471
Le Boise Ginestet
1.3126459009371
Infusion d'Iris Prada
1.3117405207497
Bleu de Chanel Chanel
1.3110951378849
Chance Eau Fraiche Chanel
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Fahrenheit Dior
1.3103024417671
Samba for Men Perfumer`s Workshop
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Aqua Cèdre Blanc Azzaro
1.3069921472557
Freetrapper DS & Durga
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J`adore Dior
1.3058874912985
Brussels Sprouted Smell Bent
1.3046728607764
Shalimar Guerlain
1.3010994390897
Aromatic Blends: Vanilla & Cedarwood Kiehl`s
1.3010709504685
Anat Fritz Anat Fritz
1.3004016064257
Marine Jovoy Paris
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Prestige Collection Black Arabian Oud
1.3002008032129
Beartrapper DS & Durga
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Somerset Anglia Perfumery
1.2974308688086
Holiday by House Of Sillage House Of Sillage
1.2966976064257
Exstra de Cedra Antonio Visconti
1.2955533574297
Hoggar Yves Rocher
1.2950137202142
Zara for Him Zara
1.2947873440428
Soir Zara
1.2932102904953
Black Walnut Banana Republic
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Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.2884222811245
Nina Nina Ricci
1.2876550977242
Biblioteca de Babel Fueguia 1833
1.28618254083
Pere Noel Coward Smell Bent
1.2861156064257
Cedro Campos de Ibiza
1.2859817376171
Mayor Energy Novaya Zarya
1.2858478688086
No.5 Sandalwood Angela Flanders
1.2857809344043
Clarity Man Michael Hill
1.2857809344043
Conch Seajewels
1.2856470655957
Lalique for Bentley Crystal Edition Bentley
1.2819986318608
Violet Eyes Elizabeth Taylor
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Loggia dei Mercanti La Collina Toscana
1.2812247831325
Le Male Jean Paul Gaultier
1.2806024096386
Ahbab Ajmal
1.2803884417671
Derek Jeter Driven Black Avon
1.2781796064257
Lebanon Cedar Abdul Samad Al Qurashi
1.2781796064257
Bois d'Olivier & Cade Jeanne en Provence
1.2779788032129
Tumultu Les Liquides Imaginaires
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L'Homme Yves Saint Laurent
1.277520248996
Allure Homme Sport Chanel
1.2769326372155
Standard Comme des Garcons
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Tamboti Wood Susanne Lang
1.2751706198126
Chance Eau Tendre Chanel
1.2742664912985
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