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

1.5105212816834
Fraicheur Vegetale Cedre Bleu Yves Rocher
1.5053289608526
Bois Oriental Serge Lutens
1.5035526405684
Bois et Musc Serge Lutens
1.501981280317
Marc O`Polo Pure Green Man Marc O`Polo
1.5016396802623
Cedarwood Tea CB I Hate Perfume
1.5007515201202
Espionage Ayala Moriel
1.5006148800984
Esprit for my Spirit Esprit
1.5006148800984
Siskiyou Backpacker’s Cologne Juniper Ridge
1.5005465600874
Time to Play Men Bruno Banani
1.5004782400765
LOTREE Santi Burgas
1.5004099200656
Cedar and Grapefruit Durance de Provence
1.5004099200656
Boise Patyka
1.5002732800437
Love Trap Exotic Kiss Chupa Chups
1.5002732800437
Potion For Women Pull and Bear
1.5002049600328
Yuba River Backpacker’s Cologne Juniper Ridge
1.5002049600328
Moon of Baroda Thameen
1.5001366400219
Oud Mubakhar Asgharali
1.5000683200109
Soul Herbalife
1.5000683200109
Magallanes Fueguia 1833
1.5
Racer Pacoma
1.4999316799891
Azzuro Man Kappa
1.4945418920544
D&G Light Blue Dolce&Gabbana
1.4549549200656
Patchouly Rosso Il Profumi di Firenze
1.4300057202296
Marc O`Polo Pure Morning Woman Marc O`Polo
1.4289809200656
Otro Poema de los Dones Fueguia 1833
1.4287963333333
La Nuit de l`Homme Yves Saint Laurent
1.4287076400219
Musk Instinct Airness
1.4245373205575
The Original Gap
1.4214629200656
Totem Eclipse Smell Bent
1.4199792892669
Terre d'Hermes Hermes
1.4178284401858
Rosie Orla Kiely
1.4119699600328
Desperado Smell Bent
1.4005465600874
Hello Lover Sex and the City
1.4002732800437
Agua de Jazmin Angel Schlesser
1.4002049600328
Woody Style Arabian Oud
1.4002049600328
Sudestada Fueguia 1833
1.4001366400219
Leona Lewis Summer Edition LR
1.4000683200109
Leather Romane
1.4000683200109
Kaze Miya Shinma
1.4
Pulpería Fueguia 1833
1.3894355600874
Musk Wood Avon
1.3848199600328
No. 02 L’Eau Sento IUNX
1.3840947205028
Chant De Bois Le Labo
1.3794647632028
Bois de Violette Serge Lutens
1.3767080002733
Altika Yves Rocher
1.3765030402405
B. Clean Fresh Benetton
1.3764347202296
H&M Comme des Garcons
1.3754782400765
Papa Cheri Fragonard
1.3753416000547
Axis Illusion Sense of Space Creations
1.3753416000547
Heroine Strange Invisible Perfumes
1.3752049600328
Axis Grand Prix No 98 Sense of Space Creations
1.3751366400219
Lord Molyneux
1.375
Resist Me Liaison de Parfum
1.375
Candide Yves de Sistelle
1.3693091601421
X Pose Stardust Christina Aguilera
1.3660691215413
Kapsule Woody Karl Lagerfeld
1.3643260826672
Tumulte pour Homme Christian Lacroix
1.3576212400765
Cedre Precieux Darphin
1.3573479600328
Shigenobu Twilight Anicka Yi & Maggie Peng
1.3562886805356
Turquatic M∙A∙C
1.353163121268
Notre Flore Cedar L`Occitane en Provence
1.3501350802077
Cedro Acca Kappa
1.3495340002733
Marlborough Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.3493973602514
Laylati Sospiro Perfumes
1.348850800164
Love Etc Corinne Cobson
1.3470421601421
Contemplation Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
1.3444966802623
Textures Water Lily Zara
1.3378421207215
Aroma Calm Lancome
1.3357925203935
Pasha de Cartier Edition Noire Cartier
1.3339478800984
Mumtaz Al Haramain Perfumes
1.3338795600874
Rocky Man Jeanne Arthes
1.3338795600874
Joyful Cindy Crawford
1.3338112400765
Anat Fritz Classical Anat Fritz
1.3337429200656
Summer Mania Homme Giorgio Armani
1.3336746000547
Aqva Marina Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia
1.3336746000547
Tommy Summer 2010 Tommy Hilfiger
1.3335379600328
A Shot of Muguet & Cedar Jo Loves
1.3335379600328
La Coleccion 3 Loewe
1.3335379600328
Cedre Blanc James Heeley
1.3334696400219
Nononsense 6 Nico Uytterhaegen
1.3334696400219
Cyrus Yves de Sistelle
1.3334696400219
Atlas The Motley
1.3334696400219
Wood Bill Blass
1.3334013200109
Varens Homme Silver Ulric de Varens
1.3334013200109
Fil de Soie L`Atelier Boheme
1.3334013200109
Avec Toi sous les Etoiles Des Filles a la Vanille
1.333333
Camera On Max Deville
1.333333
Roam Nina`s Nature
1.333333
Libra for Men CnR Create
1.333333
Taurus for Men CnR Create
1.3332646799891
Cedar Lime Bjork and Berries
1.3316076843615
Pi Neo Givenchy
1.3277216013527
Chloe Eau de Parfum Chloe
1.327562280317
Black Cedarwood & Juniper Jo Malone
1.3251088404045
Pasha de Cartier Edition Prestige Acier Cartier
1.3239474002186
Perfume 11 BLK DNM
1.3236835603607
Autenthic Maroussia Slava Zaitsev
1.3215065201202
Texas United Scents of America
1.321024800164
Rencontre Galimard
1.3163256807406
The One for Men Dolce&Gabbana
1.3157206799891
Cereus No.9 Cereus
1.314322721596
Curve Crush for Men Liz Claiborne
1.3138465609073
Noble Cedar Chopard
1.3131148800984
Le Boise Ginestet
1.3130511923892
Infusion d'Iris Prada
1.3124929890005
Chance Eau Fraiche Chanel
1.3112585216916
Bleu de Chanel Chanel
1.3102198404045
Samba for Men Perfumer`s Workshop
1.3089622419212
Fahrenheit Dior
1.3082888004372
Aqua Cèdre Blanc Azzaro
1.3074467658673
J`adore Dior
1.3068735201202
Freetrapper DS & Durga
1.3061243202842
Les Voyages Olfactifs 02 Paris-New York Guerlain
1.3059193602514
Brussels Sprouted Smell Bent
1.3055648441621
Shalimar Guerlain
1.3015030402405
Biblioteca de Babel Fueguia 1833
1.3010931201749
Anat Fritz Anat Fritz
1.3004099200656
Marine Jovoy Paris
1.3002049600328
Prestige Collection Black Arabian Oud
1.3002049600328
Beartrapper DS & Durga
1.3000683200109
Somerset Anglia Perfumery
1.2974336400219
Holiday by House Of Sillage House Of Sillage
1.2965692800437
Exstra de Cedra Antonio Visconti
1.2955520815741
Hoggar Yves Rocher
1.2948780405138
Zara for Him Zara
1.2948012001093
Soir Zara
1.2946645600874
Darwin Fueguia 1833
1.2936086016943
Aromatic Blends: Vanilla & Cedarwood Kiehl`s
1.2930216422081
Black Walnut Banana Republic
1.2903509191774
Nina Nina Ricci
1.2900475214183
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.2861922400765
Pere Noel Coward Smell Bent
1.2861239200656
Cedro Campos de Ibiza
1.2859872800437
Mayor Energy Novaya Zarya
1.2858506400219
No.5 Sandalwood Angela Flanders
1.2857823200109
Clarity Man Michael Hill
1.2857823200109
Conch Seajewels
1.285714
Cafe Men Cafe Parfums
1.2856456799891
Lalique for Bentley Crystal Edition Bentley
1.2818648800984
Loggia dei Mercanti La Collina Toscana
1.2817949219102
Le Male Jean Paul Gaultier
1.2806148800984
Ahbab Ajmal
1.2805108004372
Derek Jeter Driven Black Avon
1.2788711201749
Secrete Afrique Esteban
1.2783613985106
Allure Homme Sport Chanel
1.2781879200656
Lebanon Cedar Abdul Samad Al Qurashi
1.2781196000547
Bois d'Olivier & Cade Jeanne en Provence
1.2780800347066
L'Homme Yves Saint Laurent
1.2779829600328
Tumultu Les Liquides Imaginaires
1.2769987210494
Standard Comme des Garcons

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