Pencils, on first sniff you might say,
As nostalgia whisks you away
To a classroom from your childhood—
That is Virginian cedarwood.
If it had been Atlas instead,
Elsewhere your mind may have been led—
Cool and creamy, this timeless note
Suggests a musky undertone.
A versatile wood, is cedar;
Harmonious, it’s a leader
In perfumes with “Bois” in their names
And ancient in its claim to fame.