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
1.504078653615
Bois Oriental Serge Lutens
1.5027906577366
Bois et Musc Serge Lutens
1.5014167954663
Cedarwood Tea CB I Hate Perfume
1.5012879958784
Destination Grand Canyon Avon
1.5008586639189
H&M Comme des Garcons
1.5006869311352
Siskiyou Backpacker’s Cologne Juniper Ridge
1.5003434655676
Christopher Colvmbvs Christopher Colvmbvs
1.5003005323716
Cedar and Grapefruit Durance en Provence
1.5002575991757
Tinderbox Blackbird
1.5002575991757
Durrat Al Bahrain Reehat Al Atoor
1.5002146659797
Boise Patyka
1.5002146659797
Marlborough Cologne D.R.Harris
1.5001717327838
Moon of Baroda Thameen
1.5001717327838
Ibiza for Men Cathy Guetta
1.5001287995878
Courage Emper
1.5001287995878
My Philosophy Empowered Philosophy
1.5000858663919
Soul Herbalife
1.5000858663919
Yuba River Backpacker’s Cologne Juniper Ridge
1.5000858663919
Oud Mubakhar Asgharali
1.5000429331959
Magallanes Fueguia 1833
1.5000429331959
Eau de Toilette Lothantique
1.5000429331959
Widdringtonia The Body Shop
1.5
Mediterranean Breeze Dear Diary
1.5
Succes Fou Marcella Wouters
1.5
Fragrance №18 Nikkos-Oskol Fragrance
1.5
L`Orient Shanghai Tang
1.5
Racer Pacoma
1.5
Night Flight Apple Parfums
1.5
Steel La Rive
1.5
Citron Lothantique
1.5
Man Energy Novaya Zarya
1.5
Gosh DNA 3 For Men Gosh
1.5
Cedre Genievre Jardin d`Amour
1.5
Cedarwood The Merchant of Venice
1.4999141336081
Inyo Juniper Ridge
1.4614521336081
Cedar Woods Woods of Windsor
1.4531695929933
The Original Gap
1.4531156618581
Something Wild Derek Lam 10 Crosby
1.4446586659797
Pulpería Fueguia 1833
1.4434663333333
La Nuit de l`Homme Yves Saint Laurent
1.4348259331959
White Tea Novaya Zarya
1.4286568663919
Cedre de Liban Parfums et Senteurs du Pays Basque
1.4286568663919
Majestic Cedar Bella Bellissima
1.428571
Stame Jequiti
1.4271745303108
Bois Martial Givenchy
1.4253449311352
Potion For Women Pull and Bear
1.4231628663919
Ombre Sauvage Herve Gambs Paris
1.4222233616692
D&G Light Blue Dolce&Gabbana
1.4104648622703
Nuit a Marrakech Rituals
1.4043572610338
Freetrapper D.S. & Durga
1.4015258198523
Terre d'Hermes Hermes
1.4012021294865
Altika Yves Rocher
1.4003863987635
Bright Leaf Murdock London
1.4003434655676
No. 02 L’Eau Sento IUNX
1.4003434655676
Sheikh Shuyukh Khusoosi Lattafa Perfumes
1.4002575991757
LOTREE Santi Burgas
1.4002575991757
Suede Blanc Voluspa
1.4000858663919
Leona Lewis Summer Edition LR
1.4000429331959
Leather Romane
1.4
Alto Mare Marengo Parfums Genty
1.3930823781556
Kapsule Woody Karl Lagerfeld
1.3892324655676
Zahrat Al Khalij Abdul Samad Al Qurashi
1.3883991171218
Notre Flore Cedar L`Occitane en Provence
1.385430730723
Rosie Orla Kiely
1.3847008663919
Neos Korres
1.3832365991757
Avon Homme Avon
1.3826952630946
Marc O`Polo Pure Green Man Marc O`Polo
1.3804293319595
Totem Eclipse Smell Bent
1.3769639422978
Bois de Violette Serge Lutens
1.3754722651554
Arz el-rab Parfums Berdoues
1.3751287995878
Magic Griffin The Fragrance Kitchen
1.3751287995878
La Fille de l`Air Eau d'Ete Courreges
1.3750858663919
Charuto House of Orpheus
1.375
Censored Voronoi
1.3705417327838
Desperado Smell Bent
1.3686356659797
Pink Cedar Natura
1.3647522630946
Super Cedar Byredo
1.3646663967027
Boss Ma Vie Pour Femme Intense Hugo Boss
1.3642370647433
Amber Room Thameen
1.3641082651554
Musk Wood Avon
1.3638077327838
LiboCedro Acca Kappa
1.3573147327838
Cedre Precieux Darphin
1.3571859331959
Wild Aromaflage
1.3564645323716
Papa Cheri Fragonard
1.354613922892
Aroma Calm Lancome
1.3546035303108
Cedro Acca Kappa
1.352941
Voronin Mihail Voronin
1.3522955303108
Marlborough Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.3491569290744
Pasha de Cartier Edition Prestige Acier Cartier
1.3465833319595
Aqua Aromatica The Vert Florascent
1.3442087266014
Chant De Bois Le Labo
1.3433721983514
Wild Fire Raw Spirit Fragrances
1.3432863319595
Cargo de Nuit Prada
1.3412961274257
An Air Of Despair Imaginary Authors
1.3356084593852
Aqua Cèdre Blanc Azzaro
1.3348785950541
Riviera Goddess Avon
1.3345780626825
Textures Water Lily Zara
1.3338052651554
Wars Classic Miraculum
1.3337685909325
Black Cedarwood & Juniper Jo Malone
1.3337623319595
Tea Menthe Citron Laura Mercier
1.3336764655676
Paper Commodity
1.3336335323716
Patchouly Rosso I Profumi di Firenze
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Marine Jovoy Paris
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Axis Illusion Axis
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Sequoia Abbott New York City
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Labbaik Abdul Samad Al Qurashi
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Somerset Anglia Perfumery
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Royal Palace C. Darvin
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Homme Sabon
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Admiral Patriot Sergio Nero
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Atlas The Motley
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Patchouli of Rwanda The 7 Virtues
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Exotic Embers Bronnley
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Sugar Bandit Pinrose
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Cedro Uomo Nature`s
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Black Chill Axe
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Original Victor
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Nuage Spicy Evaflor
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Zero RisingWave
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Avec Toi sous les Etoiles Des Filles a la Vanille
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Blue Band La Rive
1.333333
Greenland Alan Bray
1.333333
Auras For Men 极光 Boitown 冰希黎
1.333333
Amber Claudia Scattolini
1.333333
Roam Nina`s Nature
1.333333
Paris - Saint-Germain-des-Pres Stephanie de Bruijn - Parfum sur Mesure
1.333333
Black & White Ne`emah For Fragrance & Oudh
1.333333
B-52 Apple Parfums
1.333333
Classique Novaya Zarya
1.3332900668041
Cedar Lime Bjork and Berries
1.3332900668041
Taurus for Men CnR Create
1.333181027649
Black Walnut Banana Republic
1.3281201859866
Noble Cedar Chopard
1.3259673987635
Prime Avon
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Scent Essence - Wild Poppy Avon
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Perfume 11 BLK DNM
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Cactus Azul Fueguia 1833
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Texas United Scents of America
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Genuine Patchouli Melvita
1.3200710606217
CH Men Central Park Carolina Herrera
1.319496730723
FIVE Smell Bent
1.318182
Clandestine For Men Pacha Ibiza
1.3170976094796
The One for Men Dolce&Gabbana
1.3162681942298
Mandarine Citron Cèdre Yves Rocher
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Heroine Strange Invisible Perfumes
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Handsome Black Paris Elysees
1.3155507727975
Bleu de Chanel Chanel
1.3150559290744
Bois de Cèdre et Citron Vert Yves Rocher
1.3144577327838
Sudestada Fueguia 1833

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