Since Biblical times, people have used cedarwood for its aromatic qualities in incense as well as exclusively in sacred temples and palaces. Cedarwood remains a commonly used ingredient in perfume today and is mainly utilized as a base note.
Cedarwood has the ability to balance the sharpness of spicy notes and adding depth to light floral or transparent citrus notes. It has a smooth, sweet and voluptuous fragrance with a trace of resin and is often used in aromatherapy for its properties that are said to calm and encourage confidence.
Although used more in men’s fragrances, cedarwood is also present in women’s perfumes. Sunflowers by Elizabeth Arden is a fragrance that uses cedarwood to anchor airy floral notes. Perfect for day wear, this cheerful fragrance is like bottled sunflowers. Men’s fragrance, Body Kouros is infused with undeniable notes of eucalyptus, cedarwood and benzoin. This fragrance is for a modern man wanting to make a statement.
Cedarwood is an essential note when ensuring a fragrance is beautifully rounded, rich and full. This versatile note gives a woody sweetness to the concentrations that it is added to.