Summary: Serge Lutens' Cèdre can easily be described with one word, confusing. If you are a serious Serge Lutens fan, you might know that cedar is Serge's favorite tree. With that in mind, Cèdre should be a clearly focused, intensely woodsy scent. Not so, Cèdre has a twist. The opening of Cèdre is a very soft, like a whisper. The cedar note makes its entrance very quietly and almost unnoticed. There is a floral note that appears but it is muddled at this point.
Summary: Cédre is deceiving. As others have noticed, there is lack of an obvious take on cedar wood. You wont find it in the opening. Cèdre starts with clove and more, very camphoraceous and medicinal , like a herbal remedy for cough, and this harsh opening might put some off. It is not pretty, but i find it tonic and invigorating. From the menthol-rub rise some white petals.
Summary: Cedre is admittedly little cedar and plenty of tuberose on me, but since I was given fair warning of this possibility by other reviews, I wasn't disappointed by it. What I like about the Cedre tuberose is that it is muted: the background of spice and woods tames the tuberose on my skin and makes it less heady and more understated than Tubereuse Criminelle or Fracas.
Summary: This is one of my favorite Serge Lutens fragrances. Definitely a unisex fragrance, it has amazing staying power. The first few minutes are a heady tuberose - an essence I generally avoid like the plague - but then it begins to mellow into a deep, rich, woodsy, sensual smolder. I've never been able to detect the cinnamon accord that's supposed to be in here, but I think it's fabulous as it is.
Summary: Serge is playing mind games again, putting this in a masculine black box and naming it Cedre. You're expecting sexy, 5 o'clock-shadow, brawny WOODS and instead you get... wittle, girly FLOWERS. Tuberose, to be exact. But not just any tuberose -- Cedre is a rather lovely tuberose, spiced with cloves & cinnamon, sweetened with amber. I would wear this over my other wilting tuberose scents any day.
Summary: I seem to be in the minority, but I HAD to have Cedre as soon as I put it in. First, I must say that my chemistry generally reacts very poorly with certain perfumes, but the two Lutens I have bought (Douce Amere and Cedre) stay very true on me. Now, to the Cedre scent. A wonderful autumn/winter scent that reminds me of firewood with some honey.
Summary: Well, I was determined NOT to buy another full bottle at the moment, but when I tried this (2ce) and found that I could not stop smelling my wrist, I gave in. A beautiful smoky forest with fruits and flowers, cinnamon and amber. Incredibly compelling!
Summary: Nobody has yet mentioned any similarities, but the immediate comparison that sprang to mind upon testing Cedre for the first time was that it was most like a cross between The Different Company's Jasmin de Nuit and Serge Lutens' Bois et Fruits. It is all the the sweet cinnamon and amber sultriness of Jasmin de Nuit, blended with the wood and the mellow, boozy plums, dates and other assorted stewed fruits of Bois et Fruits. It's deep and resinous, yet sweet and delicate.
Summary: It starts off smelling kind of fruity and I smell the cedar. And incense—lots of incense. Then it deepens and I begin to smell the tuberose. The tuberose stays predominantly in the background, though. I begin to smell tobacco and then honey and leather. Then there is a piney note—just miniscule—that deepens into a smokey tea scent.