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
1.5051599587203
Bois Oriental Serge Lutens
1.5032589212971
Bois et Musc Serge Lutens
1.5017924067134
Cedarwood Tea CB I Hate Perfume
1.5005974689045
Time to Play Men Bruno Banani
1.5005974689045
Espionage Ayala Moriel
1.5005431535495
Esprit for my Spirit Esprit
1.5004888381946
Siskiyou Backpacker’s Cologne Juniper Ridge
1.5003258921297
Ibiza for Men Cathy Guetta
1.5003258921297
Cedar and Grapefruit Durance en Provence
1.5003258921297
Zahrat Al Khalij Abdul Samad Al Qurashi
1.5003258921297
Eros Cool Corine de Farme
1.5003258921297
Boise Patyka
1.5002172614198
Pink Cedar Natura
1.5001086307099
Oud Mubakhar Asgharali
1.5001086307099
Moon of Baroda Thameen
1.5001086307099
LiboCedro Acca Kappa
1.5001086307099
Cedro Uomo Nature`s
1.500054315355
Yuba River Backpacker’s Cologne Juniper Ridge
1.500054315355
Soul Herbalife
1.500054315355
Bois d'Oud Detaille
1.500054315355
Magallanes Fueguia 1833
1.5
Racer Pacoma
1.4998913692901
Azzuro Man Kappa
1.4998370539351
Inyo Juniper Ridge
1.4658611452936
Marc O`Polo Pure Green Man Marc O`Polo
1.4616228545435
D&G Light Blue Dolce&Gabbana
1.4458623984574
The Original Gap
1.4448785228396
Ibda'a Syed Junaid Alam
1.4446069460649
Silhouette Rouge Bunny Rouge
1.4333333333333
La Nuit de l`Homme Yves Saint Laurent
1.4297659378089
Marc O`Polo Pure Morning Woman Marc O`Polo
1.4287882614198
Musk Instinct Airness
1.4287882614198
SPF Forever Free Man Springfield
1.4236201535495
Bois Martial Givenchy
1.4173187842594
Musk Wood Avon
1.4119279460649
Desperado Smell Bent
1.4109129750693
Terre d'Hermes Hermes
1.4087105685188
Marlborough Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.4076242614198
Potion For Women Pull and Bear
1.4003258921297
Bright Leaf Murdock London
1.4002715767748
Terre de Cèdre Acorelle
1.4002715767748
Pulpería Fueguia 1833
1.4001629460649
Sudestada Fueguia 1833
1.4001629460649
Marlborough Cologne D.R.Harris
1.4001086307099
Leona Lewis Summer Edition LR
1.4001086307099
Kaze Miya Shinma
1.400054315355
Leather Romane
1.4
Jeans Brut Daniel Hechter
1.4
Asian Inspiration The Merchant of Venice
1.3849952074847
No. 02 L’Eau Sento IUNX
1.3847779460649
SPF Forever Free Man Special Edition Springfield
1.3836677677475
Chant De Bois Le Labo
1.3808361045571
Bois de Violette Serge Lutens
1.3762492531639
Altika Yves Rocher
1.376140622454
H&M Comme des Garcons
1.3758690456792
Celebration Fendi
1.3753258921297
Papa Cheri Fragonard
1.3752715767748
Axis Illusion Sense of Space Creations
1.3752715767748
Heroine Strange Invisible Perfumes
1.3752172614198
Gerani Gerani
1.375
Candide Yves de Sistelle
1.3697245685188
Freetrapper D.S. & Durga
1.3647501287817
Pasha de Cartier Edition Noire Cartier
1.364581473304
Notre Flore Cedar L`Occitane en Provence
1.3642334689045
Anat Fritz Classical Anat Fritz
1.359111307099
FIVE Smell Bent
1.3574688921297
Cedre Precieux Darphin
1.357072622454
Cedro Acca Kappa
1.3558197138124
Turquatic M∙A∙C
1.3556888260822
Kapsule Woody Karl Lagerfeld
1.3513265151268
Tumulte pour Homme Christian Lacroix
1.3509233610342
Rosie Orla Kiely
1.3493468299386
Laylati Sospiro Perfumes
1.3485864149693
Love Etc Corinne Cobson
1.3443235145837
Textures Water Lily Zara
1.3431828921297
North Mendittorosa
1.3374609669763
Aroma Calm Lancome
1.3340934149693
Contemplation Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
1.3337675228396
Joyful Cindy Crawford
1.3337132074847
Mumtaz Al Haramain Perfumes
1.3337132074847
Sheikh Al Shuyukh Lattafa Perfumes
1.3336588921297
LOTREE Santi Burgas
1.3336588921297
Lola Signature Fragrances
1.3336045767748
La Coleccion 3 Loewe
1.3335502614198
A Shot of Muguet & Cedar Jo Loves
1.3335502614198
Patchouly Rosso I Profumi di Firenze
1.3335502614198
Fleur de Sephora Hibiscus Sephora
1.3334959460649
Cedre Blanc James Heeley
1.3334416307099
Patchouli of Rwanda The 7 Virtues
1.3334416307099
Wood Bill Blass
1.3334416307099
Axis Grand Prix No 98 Sense of Space Creations
1.3334416307099
Atlas The Motley
1.333387315355
Avec Toi sous les Etoiles Des Filles a la Vanille
1.333387315355
Varens Homme Silver Ulric de Varens
1.333333
Camera On Max Deville
1.333333
Roam Nina`s Nature
1.333333
Libra for Men CnR Create
1.333278684645
Cedar Lime Bjork and Berries
1.333278684645
Taurus for Men CnR Create
1.3269560456792
Anat Fritz Anat Fritz
1.3242647760035
Pasha de Cartier Edition Prestige Acier Cartier
1.323721622454
Perfume 11 BLK DNM
1.3213524689045
Texas United Scents of America
1.3212224193689
Standard Comme des Garcons
1.31891885085
Noble Cedar Chopard
1.3182331909728
Aqua Cèdre Blanc Azzaro
1.3163864689045
Punta Ala Salvatore Ferragamo
1.315734684645
Cereus No.9 Cereus
1.3136807362446
Chloe Eau de Parfum Chloe
1.3135763135625
The One for Men Dolce&Gabbana
1.3106708921297
That's Amore Kisses XXX Gai Mattiolo
1.3105622614198
Raw Spirit Wild Fire Nomad Two Worlds
1.3100143610342
Cedro Do Marrocos Phebo
1.3092671452936
Les Voyages Olfactifs 02 Paris-New York Guerlain
1.3091564258324
Bleu de Chanel Chanel
1.3062077842594
Darwin Fueguia 1833
1.3052590291673
Christian Lacroix Noir Avon
1.3043938183695
Pi Neo Givenchy
1.302971402857
Hoggar Yves Rocher
1.3024844689045
Bois de Cèdre et Citron Vert Yves Rocher
1.3022381084134
Black Walnut Banana Republic
1.3008147303243
Sex Panther Romane
1.3007060996144
New Yorker for Him New Yorker
1.3004345228396
Quantium for Him Avon
1.3004345228396
Rocky Man Jeanne Arthes
1.3003802074847
Marine Jovoy Paris
1.3001629460649
Shigenobu Twilight Anicka Yi & Maggie Peng
1.3001629460649
Beartrapper D.S. & Durga
1.300054315355
Somerset Anglia Perfumery
1.300054315355
Londoner EC2 Bex London
1.300054315355
Dude No.1 MCMC Fragrances
1.300054315355
America Black Woman Milton Lloyd
1.2999772101461
Chance Eau Fraiche Chanel
1.299051639509
Aromatic Blends: Vanilla & Cedarwood Kiehl`s
1.2989256642768
Curve Crush for Men Liz Claiborne
1.2983065228396
Totem Eclipse Smell Bent
1.2975685767748
Holiday by House Of Sillage House Of Sillage
1.2961226509695
Infusion d'Iris Prada
1.2957067489001
Fahrenheit Christian Dior
1.2947154689045
Otro Poema de los Dones Fueguia 1833
1.2946068381946
Soir Zara
1.2946000291673
Zara for Him Zara
1.2921039378089
Angelique Papillon Artisan Perfumes
1.2917396872522
Shalimar Guerlain
1.2876693527782
Black Cedarwood & Juniper Jo Malone
1.2875064067134
Autenthic Maroussia Slava Zaitsev
1.2862028381946
Ehsas Arabian Oud
1.2861485228396
Pere Noel Coward Smell Bent
1.2861485228396
Cedro Campos de Ibiza

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