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

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Fraicheur Vegetale Cedre Bleu Yves Rocher
1.5041206965306
Bois Oriental Serge Lutens
1.5028357481501
Bois et Musc Serge Lutens
1.5013735655102
Cedarwood Tea CB I Hate Perfume
1.5011077141211
Destination Grand Canyon Avon
1.5008861712969
H&M Comme des Garcons
1.5007089370375
Siskiyou Backpacker’s Cologne Juniper Ridge
1.5003544685188
Christopher Colvmbvs Christopher Colvmbvs
1.5002658513891
Durrat Al Bahrain Reehat Al Atoor
1.5002658513891
Tinderbox Blackbird
1.5002658513891
Cedar and Grapefruit Durance en Provence
1.5002215428242
Marlborough Cologne D.R.Harris
1.5002215428242
Boise Patyka
1.5001329256945
My Philosophy Empowered Philosophy
1.5001329256945
Avon Homme Avon
1.5000886171297
Soul Herbalife
1.5000886171297
Charuto House of Orpheus
1.5000886171297
Moon of Baroda Thameen
1.5000886171297
Yuba River Backpacker’s Cologne Juniper Ridge
1.5000886171297
Oud Mubakhar Asgharali
1.5000443085648
Eau de Toilette Lothantique
1.5000443085648
Magallanes Fueguia 1833
1.5
Cedre Genievre Jardin d`Amour
1.5
Gosh DNA 3 For Men Gosh
1.5
Racer Pacoma
1.5
Citron Lothantique
1.5
Cedarwood The Merchant of Venice
1.5
Whisky Evaflor
1.5
Succes Fou Marcella Wouters
1.5
Steel La Rive
1.5
Fragrance №18 Nikkos-Oskol Fragrance
1.5
Night Flight Apple Parfums
1.4999113828703
Inyo Juniper Ridge
1.4614493828703
Cedar Woods Woods of Windsor
1.4532397368071
The Original Gap
1.452765022686
Something Wild Derek Lam 10 Crosby
1.4447984685188
Arz el-rab Parfums Berdoues
1.4446655428242
Pulpería Fueguia 1833
1.4445326171297
Admiral Patriot Sergio Nero
1.4426053333333
La Nuit de l`Homme Yves Saint Laurent
1.4348273085648
White Tea Novaya Zarya
1.4286596171297
Majestic Cedar Bella Bellissima
1.428571
Stame Jequiti
1.4272047884266
Bois Martial Givenchy
1.4259475376844
D&G Light Blue Dolce&Gabbana
1.4232099256945
Ombre Sauvage Herve Gambs Paris
1.4102873312508
Nuit a Marrakech Rituals
1.4091599370375
Potion For Women Pull and Bear
1.4086476398157
Altika Yves Rocher
1.4031905115424
Terre d'Hermes Hermes
1.4009747884266
Cedro Acca Kappa
1.4003544685188
No. 02 L’Eau Sento IUNX
1.4003544685188
Bright Leaf Murdock London
1.4003544685188
Sheikh Shuyukh Khusoosi Lattafa Perfumes
1.4002658513891
LOTREE Santi Burgas
1.4002215428242
Suede Blanc Voluspa
1.4000886171297
Leona Lewis Summer Edition LR
1.4000443085648
Leather Romane
1.4
Alto Mare Marengo Parfums Genty
1.396094034029
Freetrapper D.S. & Durga
1.3944983703753
Kapsule Woody Karl Lagerfeld
1.3891991599539
Zahrat Al Khalij Abdul Samad Al Qurashi
1.3885614106518
Notre Flore Cedar L`Occitane en Provence
1.3853682456024
Rosie Orla Kiely
1.382731022686
Marc O`Polo Pure Green Man Marc O`Polo
1.3803101599539
Papa Cheri Fragonard
1.3786881599539
Prime Avon
1.3756705115867
Bois de Violette Serge Lutens
1.3751772342594
Ibiza for Men Cathy Guetta
1.3750443085648
L`Orient Shanghai Tang
1.3725360856485
Totem Eclipse Smell Bent
1.3705472342594
Desperado Smell Bent
1.3696173312508
Super Cedar Byredo
1.3675685428242
Pink Cedar Natura
1.3641233942133
Musk Wood Avon
1.3638132342594
LiboCedro Acca Kappa
1.3607089370375
Boss Ma Vie Pour Femme Intense Hugo Boss
1.3573202342594
Cedre Precieux Darphin
1.3571873085648
Wild Aromaflage
1.3552304055563
CH Men Central Park Carolina Herrera
1.352941
Voronin Mihail Voronin
1.3523257884266
Marlborough Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.3491995655102
Pasha de Cartier Edition Prestige Acier Cartier
1.3442761196774
Chant De Bois Le Labo
1.3433887027781
Wild Fire Raw Spirit Fragrances
1.3432114685188
Cargo de Nuit Prada
1.338362034029
An Air Of Despair Imaginary Authors
1.3370850969914
Mandarine Citron Cèdre Yves Rocher
1.335637045372
Aqua Cèdre Blanc Azzaro
1.3345293312508
Textures Water Lily Zara
1.3338203942133
Wars Classic Miraculum
1.3336874685188
Patchouly Rosso I Profumi di Firenze
1.3336431599539
Marine Jovoy Paris
1.3335988513891
Kenzo Amour Make Me Fly Kenzo
1.3335988513891
Paper Commodity
1.3335545428242
Axis Illusion Axis
1.3335102342594
Labbaik Abdul Samad Al Qurashi
1.3334659256945
Somerset Anglia Perfumery
1.3334659256945
Axis Grand Prix No 98 Axis
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Neos Korres
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Patchouli of Rwanda The 7 Virtues
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Atlas The Motley
1.3334216171297
Royal Palace C. Darvin
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Homme Sabon
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Nuage Spicy Evaflor
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Sugar Bandit Pinrose
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Avec Toi sous les Etoiles Des Filles a la Vanille
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Zero RisingWave
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Blue Band La Rive
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Exotic Embers Bronnley
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Cedro Uomo Nature`s
1.3333773085648
Original Victor
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Black Chill Axe
1.333333
Amber Claudia Scattolini
1.333333
Censored Voronoi
1.333333
Greenland Alan Bray
1.333333
Classique Novaya Zarya
1.333333
Black & White Ne`emah For Fragrance & Oudh
1.333333
Lu Dr. Gritti
1.333333
King Solomon Attar Collection
1.333333
B-52 Apple Parfums
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Paris - Saint-Germain-des-Pres Stephanie de Bruijn - Parfum sur Mesure
1.333333
Roam Nina`s Nature
1.3332886914352
Cedar Lime Bjork and Berries
1.3332886914352
Taurus for Men CnR Create
1.3332886914352
Libra for Men CnR Create
1.3329956210732
Black Walnut Banana Republic
1.3283490907439
Noble Cedar Chopard
1.3235114798618
Perfume 11 BLK DNM
1.3215619256945
Cactus Azul Fueguia 1833
1.3212867027781
Texas United Scents of America
1.320576011343
Genuine Patchouli Melvita
1.3195228627321
FIVE Smell Bent
1.318720022686
Bois de Cèdre et Citron Vert Yves Rocher
1.3185221344322
The One for Men Dolce&Gabbana
1.3168244242545
Bleu de Chanel Chanel
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Heroine Strange Invisible Perfumes
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Handsome Black Paris Elysees
1.3144632342594
Sudestada Fueguia 1833
1.3129430856485
Silhouette Rouge Bunny Rouge
1.3128312331074
Hoggar Yves Rocher
1.3127215428242
Rock Sabe Masson
1.3126329256945
015 Attract Avon
1.3117491877354
Pasha de Cartier Edition Noire Cartier
1.3115190555629
Aromatic Blends: Vanilla & Cedarwood Kiehl`s
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Contemplation Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
1.3105665428242
That's Amore Kisses XXX Gai Mattiolo
1.3098194509283
Aroma Calm Lancome
1.3097898224556
Black Cedarwood & Juniper Jo Malone
1.3085338627321
Otro Poema de los Dones Fueguia 1833

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