WOODY

Type
Natural raw material
Parts used
Sawdust
Extraction method
Steam distillation

American cedar (USA): dry and soft woody scent, the scent of pencils, newsprint. Atlas cedar (Morocco): soft, warm and woody scent, camphoric, slightly leathery.

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.

Production

Cedarwood is a natural aromatic note, derived from wood chips, carpentry scraps and cedar roots. Once the coveted essence is obtained through a process of steam distillation, the wood is ground to a powder.
Origin
Morocco, united states of america
Iconic perfume
Serge Lutens
FÉMINITÉ DU BOIS

"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.

Serge Lutens | Collection Noire

FÉMINITÉ DU BOIS

WOODY / SPICY

History

Our relationship with cedarwood is certainly nothing new. For millennia, the unique properties of cedarwood have captured our attention and inspired the very foundation of perfumery. In ancient Egypt, the essence of Lebanon cedar was added to cosmetic formulations, trickled into thick, warm fragrances and mixed with ointments to embalm the dead. Well aware of cedarwood’s durability, the King of Assyria had his palace in Nineveh built solely from the material, and in Tibet, cedar oil has been used in temples and traditional medicine. Others yet have considered the cedar, a stubborn and resistant tree, to be home to the god of thunder and thus the most sacred of all plants.

Did you know

Cedarwood has long been esteemed for its healing, purification and spiritual properties. Since antiquity, the divine scent of cedarwood has been celebrated during traditional spiritual and religious rituals—burning cedarwood to release is fragrance in a warm, fiery sacrament.
The benefits of cedarwood extend well beyond its rich, fragrant properties: cedarwood acts as an antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, stimulant and aphrodisiac. It also has unique bug repellant properties, meaning that it is a popular material for making wardrobes because insects dislike the scent. Atlas cedar is sometimes attached to the Leather family due to its smoky and camphoric scent.

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