Cedar Essence (2014)

Cedar Essence by Ferrari
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Cedar Essence is a perfume by Ferrari for men and was released in 2014. The scent is woody-fruity. It was last marketed by Perfume Holding.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Orange, Lime, Grapefruit, Ginger, Peppermint
Heart Notes Heart NotesBlue Atlas cedar, Lavender, Cardamom, Watermelon, Marine notes
Base Notes Base NotesLebanon cedar, Amber, Indonesian patchouli, Coffee bean



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Blue Cedar is Everything But Blueth
Ferrari Cedar is unquestionably blue as the Lebanese cedar needles, yet it is not melancholy, has no blueness, and is not blueth at all. Please don't be foolish by the name, cause there is a touch of woodiness within, though it is not a cold seasons cologne. The blue color is also used for the bottle, one of Ferrari's patented color for the Ferrari GT range: the Blu Tour de France, sough-after in models such as the Spider and California.
Let's go back to the cologne. I have been looking for this perfume for a long time; in the shops like Sephora, Douglas, or Pinalli, it was on sale around 90 euros, and online, you could have it even for less than 30 euros, but it was sold out everywhere. Then, while I was browsing through various perfume online stores, I came across this and Amber Essence, the very last ones that were missing from my Ferrari Essence collection. Guess how much I found them? Just under 20 euros each, a real bargain.

The aquatic nuances with the citrus and watermelon make it smell good, Ferrari did a stellar job, something in the best possible way, or shot this out of the park! Ferrari Cedar Essence starts with a slightly sharp soapy and musky smell almost like a lightly mentholated ocean scented air freshener, the marine accord maybe? The soapiness fades after a few minutes, and you are left with this bright and fresh smell of musk. The reason for the aroma is perhaps the mixture of amber, patchouli, and a hint of citrus freshness. Similar to what is well-known as "White Musk". There are some citrus and watermelon in there, too, but it takes a few minutes before that synthetic oceanic air freshener accord thankfully recedes. It gives it a cold fruity aroma that has a crisp spice to it. What is left is at first something fresh, semi-fruity, and generally pleasant overall. Peppermint is outstanding, hugged by a blend of citrus fruits and sparkling ginger root.

A quarter of an hour and the heart notes begin to bright. The aromatic lavender emerges together with the spicy green cardamom, and the marine accord is still lingering in the background, not loud, not overpowering, just perfect. It isn't overly salty like many other oceanic scents, but it's there. The Atlas cedar creates a gloomy atmosphere, it is glorious, and there is no pencil-sharpener vibe as with American red cedar. The evolution is slow and very pleasant. About 2 hours after application, a salty nuance emerges as a result of the oceanic accord.

The dry down comes sweet, amber, and a tad gourmand. Although the roasted coffee beans are not so evident as in Ferragamo Uomo, for instance, the smell is present and stays close to the skin. The base features even the Lebanon cedar, with its sweet, rather citrus-like odor that lingers as if the wood was just cut or machined. Its resin oozes out of these trees from everywhere—from the bark, the twigs, the cones, and the needle-leaves. It has a warm, honeyed, and slightly animals aroma, which goes far beyond paper and pencil shavings.

Hence, what we have here is a fougère, fruity, aqueous, and woody accord. The fragrance may not be the longest-lasting, especially for an EDP, but I believe the scent is beautiful. Sillage and projection are average for the first hour or so, then recedes to a tiny bubble before turning into a skin scent. The projection is quite loud off of my skin during the opening, and the sillage isn't too bad either. I would mainly wear this during the day. It is both juveniles, which works well for school, and also mature, which acts well for work.

After blind-buying a bottle of Cedar Essence based on the prominent notes and some decent reviews, I have to say that I am decidedly not doubtful about this one. Overall, a pleasant fragrance from Ferrari, like the rest of the Essence line. Inoffensive with moderate sillage and projection.
The lack of a sturdy cedar note does not make Cedar Essence a wicked fragrance. It isn't exactly what I had expected, just different from what we think when we think about cedar.


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Above average fresh
The notes seem sincere, not synthetic, great marine/fresh/fruity upon application.

They, at times, seem to meld and give an aroma reminiscent of magnolia.
Really like.
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Elysium 20 days ago
The aquatic nuances with the citrus, watermelon, and cedar make it smell good, Ferrari did a stellar job, something in the best possible way

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