Cedar accords make use of natural ingredients like Himalayan cedar, Texas cedar, Atlas cedar, Western Red Cedar, and Virginia cedar, as well as synthetic ingredients like ISO E Super, CedrAmber, and cedrol crystals. Himalayan cedar, Cedrus deodora, is similar in scent to Atlas cedar. So-called Texas and Virginia cedars are actually junipers and their oils produce the strong wood scent that we associate with a cedar chest. Western red cedar, Thuja plicata, is an evergreen coniferous tree native to western north America; the essential oil has a strong scent that smells like freshly cut wood.

ISO E Super is an interesting synthetic because some people find that it comes and goes to their noses rather than being always present, and some people are totally anosmic to it. Some people find it to be a beautiful cedar note with great radiance and with musky, amber, and floral aspects.

A Himalayan cedar is shown.