The strength of cedar surrounded by jasmine. Raw, voluptuous. Cèdre Sambac cleverly unites the woody, rather pine-like smell of cedar wood with the floral lushness of sambac jasmine, playing a conventionally ‘masculine’ ingredient off against one that’s usually regarded as very feminine – and creating an intriguingly androgynous perfume in the process.
An excerpt from a review by The Candy Perfume Boy
It exists as a symbiotic pairing of cedar wood and jasmine sambac, where it is impossible to perceive where one material starts and the other finishes. It’s as if the two materials are stitched together with perfect precision. The sharpness of cedar is softened by the creamy petals of jasmine – together they share a milkiness that gives Cédre Sambac a silky feeling. It all feels very luxurious and without smelling like leather or suede, it somehow manages to be evocative of luxury leather goods made from the finest of materials. Cédre Sambac is utterly blissful.
An excerpt from a review by Colognoisseur
Cedre Sambac is the one which calls back to that desire to take “potentially opposing” ingredients looking for the harmony. Mme Nagel takes a strong cedar and finds that the indolic jasmine sambac doesn’t clash. The skanky effect of the white flower snaking around the slightly green woodiness of the cedar was compelling each day I wore it.