Perfumed Alphabet: C is for Cedarwood

cloche de fontis

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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