Cedarwood is a staple to the perfume industry—structuring and anchoring a wide variety of fragrances across almost all olfactory families. Its blendability is incomparable: cedarwood can be paired with other woody notes such as patchouli, vetiver or sandalwood, but it blends most seamlessly with floral and citrus fruits (and is particularly dashing alongside sparkling grapefruit). A naturally aromatic note, cedarwood, in and of itself, is distinctly warm, dry and woody with a slight leathery nuance.
"One day I will make a perfume that will be called Cedar", dreams Serge Lutens since his first trip to Morocco in 1968. In opposition with the olfactory landscape, he succeeded in convincing Shiseido to translate his woody dream into a feminine version. This extremely signed accord surrounds the Atlas Cedar with a nectar of spices, flowers and fruits. Sixteen years after its creation, it joined the Serge Lutens Perfumes collection.