Sublime Cedar 2019

Sublime Cedar by Zara
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Sublime Cedar is a new perfume by Zara for men and was released in 2019. The scent is woody-spicy. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Pink pepper, Cedarwood, Black amber

Ratings

Scent

8.3 (42 Ratings)

Longevity

7.3 (40 Ratings)

Sillage

6.5 (40 Ratings)

Bottle

7.6 (40 Ratings)
Submitted by Elysium, last update on 12.10.2020.
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PedroCabral

13 Reviews
PedroCabral
PedroCabral
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In the middle of a cedar forest
This fragrance is probably one of the best that Zara has ever created. It's unique.
I always have the feeling that I am entering a forest full of cedars on a sunny (but very humid) day in the middle of spring.
Woody is very present, but it is not a typically heavy fragrance as usual. It is ideal for spring days and summer nights.

Its performance is good, considering that we are talking about an EDP from Zara (it cost me € 20!)

For all the reasons I mentioned, I recommend it!
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Elysium

376 Reviews
Elysium
Elysium
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A Deep, Woody, And Sexy Thing
ZARA Sublime Cedar is a beautiful woody smell closely related to cedar but then not really. Hours after I applied the minimalist fragrances, a co-worker asked me what cologne I use, because, well, I smelled quite pleasant. "You know what? This is the best cologne you have worn recently, the one that I like most, seriously!". Honestly, I couldn't believe it, I thought it was almost gone after more than 5 hours. This genderless fragrance has a very distinct musky, woody, amber scent. Still, the key ingredient behind this cult classic is one single note, Iso E Super. Are you familiar with that? It's an aroma-molecule that doesn't exist in nature. In essence, it was created in a laboratory in 1973 and initially used in small portions in other perfumes. What makes Sublime Cedar so unique is the fact that it's made mostly of Iso E Super.

The scent consists of mainly three notes: pink peppercorn, cedarwood, and amber. On my skin, it unfolds with citrus and spicy nuances, a bit of lemon peel and abundant pink peppercorn, with its gentle sparkliness. At first glance, the soft warmth of Sublime Cedar shouldn't be as seductive as it is.

Perhaps, after the initial blast, it does not pursue with all guns blazing, you might think it lacks energy, determination. Instead, it is deceptively subtle, it melts with your chemical to enhance its allure and put a spring in its step. The fact that it's not quite tangible is what makes the bouquet all the more enticing. The heart note turns around a woody velvety cedar-like accord. It is not the pencil-sharpener subtlety you're accustomed to. Still, something more similar to a cedar-sandal mix, try to figure out a creamy cedarwood, a flat, faintly cedary scent with the warmth of sandalwood, if not the complexity. It's a quiet, pleasant smell, on the virile side of the tracks given the woodiness. If you are not anosmic towards Iso E Super, what you get is the smell of that molecule. There's a chance you may not be able to smell this on yourself but, trust me, anybody that crosses your path will be enchanted.

It will never be cloying or overbearing. Indeed, when it comes to the scent that will turn others on, less is really more. The dry down is supposed to feature a black amber. Still, what I get is more on the musky side, it is not as oily smelling as a musk, but it does have your skin similar quality that musk possesses. It tastes of wood, it feels of musk; still, it takes your body's natural smell and amplifies it.

The freshness and woodiness of Sublime Cedar make it suitable warm seasons like Spring and Summer during the daytime, either in leisure or at work. It is not recommended for a night out, it can be easily defeated by other beasts. The best thing about Sublime Cedar is that it really smells different on everyone. The fragrance's claim to fame is the fact that it melds with the wearer's natural pheromones, which is also why some people can pick up on the smell a lot more than others. I highly recommend trying this out, on your skin rather than on the paper strip and do not stiff your nose into it, but, chase it whenever you move your arms around you. Even if I have only worn it a few times, it seems to have a good effect on people as I have had various comments and compliments. Lastly, I think it's a hidden gem and a perfume that not many people have so if you are looking for something unique then could be the one for you! To me, it is one of the most mysteriously alluring scents wrapped in simplicity.

Stay well; stay healthy.

-Elysium
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Helpful Review    5  
Making wood with Daddy
When Sublime Cedar is sprayed on, childhood memories come up immediately. Back then, making wood with daddy! The scent immediately reminds you of freshly sawn wood, as if you were walking through a carpenter's workshop. Right at the beginning woody notes, a hint of juniper berry, no dominant alcohol smell, as is so often the case.
After a few minutes, sprayed on the skin, an extremely spicy aroma appears, for me clearly a tidy load of turmeric. In the course of time the wood flies away, a sweet turmeric with a hint of floral notes remains dominant.
All in all a very complex, interesting fragrance for a great price.
An interesting everyday fragrance that sets you apart from the crowd and makes you stand out.
The fragrance is excellent, the shelf life good. Sillage, however, is somewhat weak.
I am enthusiastic and give an absolute buy recommendation!
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Statements

VardavasVardavas 11 months ago
8
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
4
Bottle
This is a mix of Kenzo air (minus the liquorice/anise) molecule 01 and encore noir. You like any of these or all you'll enjoy this one.
Youzz3vYouzz3v 16 months ago
8.5
Scent
9
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
80% similar to zara c0r4n0l
LemonadiLemonadi 16 months ago
8
Scent
Quite unique. Very peppery yet fresh at the same time. Niche-like. Reminds me of something but can't quite put my finger on it. Interesting!
JoaoMartinsJoaoMartins 17 months ago
8
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7
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Spicy cedarwood. Not your average bro-fragrance perfume from Zara. Great alternative for Wonderwood and Tam Dao.

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