Hermessence Cedre Sambac is in the Oriental Woody fragrance group. It is cedar completely joined by jasmine. Raw, voluptuous. Cèdre Sambac unites the woody, rather pine-like smell of cedar wood with the floral lushness of sambac jasmine, stacking a normally ‘masculine’ ingredient against one that’s usually thought of as very feminine – and creating an intriguingly all season perfume in the process. Don't just wear this in one season, try it in all. You may find it wears completely different in warm weather than cold.
Reviews of Hermessence Cedre Sambac from noses that may of may not sniff like your nose does.
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.