Virginia cedar

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Or the smell of pencils

Virginia cedar is widely used in essential oils, because it has always had many virtues.
Indeed, it is a lymphatic and venous decongestant.
It is also an antiseptic, a fungicide and an expectorant, and is of great help in the fight against cellulite.
In perfumery, we use red cedar, but also several varieties of cedar, such as Atlas cedar, Chinese cedar or even Canadian white cedar.
The smell of cedar is dry, green and resinous…
It is the exact replica of the smell of pencil.
The return of woody fragrances, for both men and women, finally puts Virginia cedar in the spotlight.
Cedar is today the starting point for a host of woody notes.
Even if brands do not always include its name in the composition of a perfume, they use Virginia cedar endlessly.
The marriage of Virginia cedar with the different olfactory families
Cedar can be combined with all olfactory families, even if it is mainly present in woody perfumes.
In compositions, it is mainly used as a base note, because it has impeccable staying power.
Virginia cedar goes perfectly well with patchouli, sandalwood, vetiver, but also with flowers and fruits.
It then brings elegance, but above all character. Here we think of the “Eau des Merveilles” perfume from Hermès, where cedar is delicately mixed with vetiver, ambergris and citrus fruits (lemon, orange).
Result ? A bold and powerful fragrance, which leaves behind a trail of distant waters.
In the perfume “La nuit de l’homme” by Yves Saint-Laurent, Virginia cedar is present in the heart note, with lavender and aromatic notes.
In the base note, we find coumarin, and in the top notes, we find floral notes as well as bergamot.
This perfume for men is charismatic, dark, but resolutely elegant...
Little known to the public for its involvement in perfumery, Virginia cedar or red cedar is widely used in perfume compositions.
Thanks to its history and its therapeutic virtues, Virginia cedar has a very particular smell, the one we smell when we sharpen a pencil, and which delicately takes us back to our childhood.
Mixing cedar with other fragrances produces incredibly strong, powerful and irresistible scents!
Cedar, women’s version or men’s version, you absolutely have to try it…

Written by: Keevans
Category: Perfumes
Published: May 15, 2024
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