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
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Bois Oriental Serge Lutens
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Bois et Musc Serge Lutens
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Destination Grand Canyon Avon
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Cedarwood Tea CB I Hate Perfume
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H&M Comme des Garcons
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Siskiyou Backpacker’s Cologne Juniper Ridge
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Christopher Colvmbvs Christopher Colvmbvs
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Cedar and Grapefruit Durance en Provence
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Boise Patyka
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Ibiza for Men Cathy Guetta
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Durrat Al Bahrain Reehat Al Atoor
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Moon of Baroda Thameen
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Tinderbox Blackbird
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L`Orient Shanghai Tang
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My Philosophy Empowered Philosophy
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Marlborough Cologne D.R.Harris
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Soul Herbalife
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Yuba River Backpacker’s Cologne Juniper Ridge
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Oud Mubakhar Asgharali
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Eau de Toilette Lothantique
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Log Cabin Demeter Fragrance
1.5000392572528
Magallanes Fueguia 1833
1.5
Tybee Fulton & Roark
1.5
Cedarwood The Merchant of Venice
1.5
Racer Pacoma
1.5
Man Energy Novaya Zarya
1.5
Cedre Genievre Jardin d`Amour
1.5
Succes Fou Marcella Wouters
1.5
Sainte Extase Libertin Louison Technique Indiscrete
1.5
Citron Lothantique
1.5
Gosh DNA 3 For Men Gosh
1.5
Steel La Rive
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Inyo Juniper Ridge
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Ombre Sauvage Herve Gambs Paris
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Cedar Woods Woods of Windsor
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The Original Gap
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La Nuit de l`Homme Yves Saint Laurent
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Sheikh Shuyukh Khusoosi Lattafa Perfumes
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Pulpería Fueguia 1833
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Arz el-rab Parfums Berdoues
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White Tea Novaya Zarya
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Fortitvdo (Fortitudo) INSPIRITU
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Cedre de Liban Parfums et Senteurs du Pays Basque
1.428571
Stame Jequiti
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Potion For Women Pull and Bear
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Bois Martial Givenchy
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D&G Light Blue Dolce&Gabbana
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Altika Yves Rocher
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Bright Leaf Murdock London
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No. 02 L’Eau Sento IUNX
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LOTREE Santi Burgas
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Suede Blanc Voluspa
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Majestic Cedar Bella Bellissima
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Leona Lewis Summer Edition LR
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Disney Tinker Bell Disney
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Leather Romane
1.4
Alto Mare Marengo Parfums Genty
1.3980704467083
Kapsule Woody Karl Lagerfeld
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Super Cedar Byredo
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Terre d'Hermes Hermes
1.39342389165
Something Wild Derek Lam 10 Crosby
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Freetrapper D.S. & Durga
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Pasha de Cartier Edition Prestige Acier Cartier
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Notre Flore Cedar L`Occitane en Provence
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Avon Homme Avon
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Rosie Orla Kiely
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Nuit a Marrakech Rituals
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Bois de Violette Serge Lutens
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Marc O`Polo Pure Green Man Marc O`Polo
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Totem Eclipse Smell Bent
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La Fille de l`Air Eau d'Ete Courreges
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Highway Velvet & Sweet Pea’s Purrfumery
1.375
Black Magick Scent by Alexis
1.370723315275
Sequoia Abbott New York City
1.3705270290111
Desperado Smell Bent
1.3686172862639
Pink Cedar Natura
1.3685780290111
315 Prestige La Rive
1.3660895435167
Cactus Azul Fueguia 1833
1.3641856015389
Amber Room Thameen
1.3640678297806
Musk Wood Avon
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LiboCedro Acca Kappa
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Blu Happy Hour Byblos
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Cedre Precieux Darphin
1.357143
Censored Voronoi
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Papa Cheri Fragonard
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Cedro Acca Kappa
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FIVE Smell Bent
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Aroma Calm Lancome
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Voronin Mihail Voronin
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Marlborough Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
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Cargo de Nuit Prada
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Wild Aromaflage
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Thé Vert Florascent
1.3439893481333
Chant De Bois Le Labo
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An Air Of Despair Imaginary Authors
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0 Cruel Incense Blood Concept
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Black Walnut Banana Republic
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Aqua Cèdre Blanc Azzaro
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Textures Water Lily Zara
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Boss Ma Vie Pour Femme Intense Hugo Boss
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Faunus La Curie
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Wars Classic Miraculum
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Azzaro Pour Homme Limited Edition 2016 Azzaro
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Paper Commodity
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Island Life for Him Tommy Bahama
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Joe Sorrento Sport Jeanne Arthes
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White Cedar N°43 The Master Perfumer
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Labbaik Abdul Samad Al Qurashi
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The Big Bad Cedar Atkinsons
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Royal Brand Light Bi-es
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Somerset Anglia Perfumery
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Cursus Arno Sorel
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Neos Korres
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Royal Palace Christine Darvin
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Homme Sabon
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Patchouli of Rwanda The 7 Virtues
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Razeen Midnight Syed Junaid Alam
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Black Chill Axe
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Sugar Bandit Pinrose
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Blue Band La Rive
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Avec Toi sous les Etoiles Des Filles a la Vanille
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Auras For Men 极光 Boitown 冰希黎
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B-52 Apple Parfums
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Night Flight Apple Parfums
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X-Bond X-Bond
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Follow Me Ever Jean Monnet
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Classique Novaya Zarya
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Greenland Alan Bray
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Paris - Saint-Germain-des-Pres Stephanie de Bruijn - Parfum sur Mesure
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Amber Claudia Scattolini
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Roam Nina`s Nature
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Black & White Ne`emah For Fragrance & Oudh
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Handsome Black Paris Elysees
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Songs of Solomon Ein Gedi
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Cedar Lime Bjork and Berries
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Taurus for Men CnR Create
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Mandarine Citron Cèdre Yves Rocher
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Black Cedarwood & Juniper Jo Malone London
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Noble Cedar Chopard
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Toni Toni Gard
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Texas United Scents of America
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Genuine Patchouli Melvita
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CH Men Central Park Carolina Herrera
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Clandestine For Men Pacha Ibiza
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Heroine Strange Invisible Perfumes
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Scent Essence - Wild Poppy Avon
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Sudestada Fueguia 1833
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