The Big Bad Cedar 2016

The Big Bad Cedar by Atkinsons
Bottle Design Aesthete, Thierry de Baschmakoff
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The Big Bad Cedar is a popular perfume by Atkinsons for women and men and was released in 2016. The scent is woody-spicy. It is being marketed by Perfume Holding.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCardamom, Clary sage, Broom
Heart Notes Heart NotesVirginia cedar
Base Notes Base NotesMoss, Cashmeran

Ratings

Scent

7.9 (84 Ratings)

Longevity

7.4 (72 Ratings)

Sillage

6.9 (71 Ratings)

Bottle

8.0 (78 Ratings)
Submitted by Sonic, last update on 25.09.2020.
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7.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
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Top Review    14  
The lonely cedar on Dartmoor
Atkinsons often offers solid to good food, although no bottle has yet been able to inspire me to take part in my fragrance panopticon or the permanent exhibition at home. But Big Bad Cedar was very promising, because some people know me for my leather scents, but I also appreciate intensive coniferous forest scents with cool resins and olfactory cedar presentations.
The big bad cedar actually starts much more intense and darker than its cheerful and naïve conspecifics like Autoportrait, Cedro di Taormina etc. It almost looks like a dark conifer with its wet but fragrant, leafy soil and that characteristic bark mulch note. I had two questions there: where do I buy the fragrance? When do I buy the fragrance?
But it wasn't that simple: Big Bad Cedar remains very linear but a change in fragrance occurs very quickly and this steers the Atkinsons product in a different direction. But what exactly happens here? How can a fragrance change so much? It's simple: first you perceive the top note directly together with the heart note. This phase is very short, the middle note lingers (since the cedar that gives the fragrance its name is found here, anything else would be curious) and the base notes are suddenly there.
At the beginning we have the broom, which smells herbaceous, radiating warmth, which is reflected in the intensity of the start. Similarly, the Muscat sage will have a similar effect. Now the cardamom rounds off the fragrance in a special and, as I find, untypical way. Because it has balsamic notes, the whole thing looks as described at the beginning, which is a great composition at this point.
The question is, what happens after that to the big bad cedar that without transition it has slightly sweet, sometimes alcoholic sweetness? The culprit is the cashmeran, which wraps the cedar in silky softness. The numerous facets of this fabric are taken up in the perfume; it is sweet and spicy, delicately woody and musky. Everything seems more rounded, smoother but also less characterful.
That won't destroy Big Bad Cedar. I'm the only one who doesn't like it anymore. But if you like the scent of sweet woody cedar, you should try this. If you know Autoportrait, you should add up the mentioned notes here and subtract a little of the casual smoothness. That's roughly how the now no longer so evil and big cedar smells. To round off the commentary: it won't be anything more than the existence of a loan in the collection, because this Atkinsons is too far away from the theme of permanent guests.
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