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
1.5051228315287
Bois Oriental Serge Lutens
1.5032599837001
Bois et Musc Serge Lutens
1.5016882058447
Marc O`Polo Pure Green Man Marc O`Polo
1.5015717778554
Cedarwood Tea CB I Hate Perfume
1.5006403539411
Espionage Ayala Moriel
1.5005821399464
Esprit for my Spirit Esprit
1.5005239259518
Siskiyou Backpacker’s Cologne Juniper Ridge
1.5005239259518
Time to Play Men Bruno Banani
1.5004074979625
LOTREE Santi Burgas
1.5003492839679
Eros Cool Corine de Farme
1.5003492839679
Ibiza for Men Cathy Guetta
1.5003492839679
Boise Patyka
1.5003492839679
Zahrat Al Khalij Abdul Samad Al Qurashi
1.5003492839679
Cedar and Grapefruit Durance en Provence
1.5001746419839
Potion For Women Pull and Bear
1.5001746419839
Pink Cedar Natura
1.5001164279893
Moon of Baroda Thameen
1.5001164279893
Oud Mubakhar Asgharali
1.5001164279893
Magallanes Fueguia 1833
1.5000582139946
Yuba River Backpacker’s Cologne Juniper Ridge
1.5000582139946
Soul Herbalife
1.5000582139946
Bois d'Oud Detaille
1.5000582139946
LiboCedro Acca Kappa
1.5
Racer Pacoma
1.4998835720107
Azzuro Man Kappa
1.4998253580161
Inyo Juniper Ridge
1.4701680601933
D&G Light Blue Dolce&Gabbana
1.4669697697054
The Original Gap
1.4449097119572
Ibda'a Syed Junaid Alam
1.4446186419839
Silhouette Rouge Bunny Rouge
1.4336103333333
La Nuit de l`Homme Yves Saint Laurent
1.4298517078822
Marc O`Polo Pure Morning Woman Marc O`Polo
1.4288038559786
Musk Instinct Airness
1.4173073539411
Musk Wood Avon
1.4120592782629
Terre d'Hermes Hermes
1.4119396419839
Desperado Smell Bent
1.4088041358715
Marlborough Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.4004657119572
Hello Lover Sex and the City
1.4003492839679
Bright Leaf Murdock London
1.4003492839679
Terre de Cèdre Acorelle
1.4002910699732
Pulpería Fueguia 1833
1.4001746419839
Sudestada Fueguia 1833
1.4001164279893
Leona Lewis Summer Edition LR
1.4000582139946
Asian Inspiration The Merchant of Venice
1.4000582139946
Leather Romane
1.4000582139946
Kaze Miya Shinma
1.4
Jeans Brut Daniel Hechter
1.385604637909
Rosie Orla Kiely
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No. 02 L’Eau Sento IUNX
1.3836880577483
Chant De Bois Le Labo
1.3828658519036
Freetrapper D.S. & Durga
1.3763389218768
Altika Yves Rocher
1.3762224938875
H&M Comme des Garcons
1.3762224938875
B. Clean Fresh Benetton
1.3762224938875
Cedro Acca Kappa
1.3755239259518
Bois Martial Givenchy
1.3753492839679
Papa Cheri Fragonard
1.3752910699732
Heroine Strange Invisible Perfumes
1.3752910699732
Axis Illusion Sense of Space Creations
1.3752328559786
Gerani Gerani
1.3751746419839
Axis Grand Prix No 98 Sense of Space Creations
1.375
Candide Yves de Sistelle
1.3671815271859
Kapsule Woody Karl Lagerfeld
1.3659992602166
Bois de Violette Serge Lutens
1.3648824653627
Notre Flore Cedar L`Occitane en Provence
1.3648002798929
FIVE Smell Bent
1.3628524857376
Pasha de Cartier Edition Noire Cartier
1.3574922839679
Cedre Precieux Darphin
1.3573176419839
Shigenobu Twilight Anicka Yi & Maggie Peng
1.3560263417161
Turquatic M∙A∙C
1.3531738559786
Resist Me Liaison de Parfum
1.3492813498661
Laylati Sospiro Perfumes
1.348640995925
Love Etc Corinne Cobson
1.3467943539411
Darwin Fueguia 1833
1.3451149225754
Tumulte pour Homme Christian Lacroix
1.3444287778554
Textures Water Lily Zara
1.3376990495983
Aroma Calm Lancome
1.3340897819304
Contemplation Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
1.3337987119572
Joyful Cindy Crawford
1.3337987119572
Rocky Man Jeanne Arthes
1.3337987119572
Anat Fritz Classical Anat Fritz
1.3337987119572
Punta Ala Salvatore Ferragamo
1.3337404979625
Mumtaz Al Haramain Perfumes
1.3336822839679
Summer Mania Homme Giorgio Armani
1.3336240699732
La Coleccion 3 Loewe
1.3336240699732
Tommy Summer 2010 Tommy Hilfiger
1.3335658559786
Cyrus Yves de Sistelle
1.3335658559786
Patchouly Rosso I Profumi di Firenze
1.3335076419839
A Shot of Muguet & Cedar Jo Loves
1.3335076419839
Patchouli of Rwanda The 7 Virtues
1.3335076419839
Cedre Blanc James Heeley
1.3335076419839
Fleur de Sephora Hibiscus Sephora
1.3334494279893
Wood Bill Blass
1.3334494279893
Atlas The Motley
1.3333912139946
SPF Forever Free Man Special Edition Springfield
1.3333912139946
Fil de Soie L`Atelier Boheme
1.3333912139946
Avec Toi sous les Etoiles Des Filles a la Vanille
1.3333912139946
Varens Homme Silver Ulric de Varens
1.333333
Libra for Men CnR Create
1.333333
Roam Nina`s Nature
1.333333
Ghair 5 Ajmal
1.333333
Camera On Max Deville
1.333333
Taurus for Men CnR Create
1.3332747860054
Cedar Lime Bjork and Berries
1.3270184239143
Anat Fritz Anat Fritz
1.324863625684
Quartier Latin Eau de Parfum Memo
1.3244438478286
Pasha de Cartier Edition Prestige Acier Cartier
1.3237452798929
Perfume 11 BLK DNM
1.3219059517988
Pi Neo Givenchy
1.3217782839679
Bois de Cèdre et Citron Vert Yves Rocher
1.3213953539411
Texas United Scents of America
1.320814995925
Rencontre Galimard
1.3175890251484
Curve Crush for Men Liz Claiborne
1.3165175849342
Aromatic Blends: Vanilla & Cedarwood Kiehl`s
1.3162510003493
The One for Men Dolce&Gabbana
1.3157307860054
Cereus No.9 Cereus
1.3136890373734
Standard Comme des Garcons
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Chloe Eau de Parfum Chloe
1.3133732099197
Celebration Fendi
1.3132567819304
Le Boise Ginestet
1.3105778559786
Raw Spirit Wild Fire Nomad Two Worlds
1.310311629759
Samba for Men Perfumer`s Workshop
1.3099642099197
Cedro Do Marrocos Phebo
1.3096130618233
Autenthic Maroussia Slava Zaitsev
1.309496633834
Les Voyages Olfactifs 02 Paris-New York Guerlain
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Aqua Cèdre Blanc Azzaro
1.3074490047735
Black Walnut Banana Republic
1.3072336301083
Bleu de Chanel Chanel
1.3042340124578
Chance Eau Fraiche Chanel
1.3007567819304
Sex Panther Romane
1.3004074979625
Quantium for Him Avon
1.3004074979625
Marine Jovoy Paris
1.3002328559786
North Mendittorosa
1.3001746419839
Beartrapper D.S. & Durga
1.3001746419839
Lord Molyneux
1.3000582139946
Somerset Anglia Perfumery
1.3000582139946
Londoner EC2 Bex London
1.3000582139946
Dude No.1 MCMC Fragrances
1.2996266762138
Infusion d'Iris Prada
1.2987324609384
Fahrenheit Christian Dior
1.2983959259518
Totem Eclipse Smell Bent
1.297731087321
Shalimar Guerlain
1.2975880699732
Holiday by House Of Sillage House Of Sillage
1.2971894735126
Noble Cedar Chopard
1.2966452839679
Exstra de Cedra Antonio Visconti
1.2946941277215
Zara for Him Zara
1.2946419259518
Soir Zara
1.2946359137269
Eau de Cade L`Occitane en Provence
1.2945837119572
Otro Poema de los Dones Fueguia 1833

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