A very resinous and refined scent, dominated by an earthy/smoky cedar wood oil.
Top: Silver Birch Leaf
Base: Cedar Wood, Labdanum Resin
The fragrance stays linear throughout it's medium longevity, and has no synthetic/cheap notes.
The price cannot be beat for this quality a cologne, this could easily be a Gucci sensation under that house, but it's comparatively unknown under Chopard. It smells way more expensive than it is. It can be compared to GPH.
This fragrance is not coniferous enough to make it a *perfect* cedar scent for me, I would have liked a good dose of cedar leaf sharpness to be included.
The bottle is gorgeous, one of the best looking I've ever seen - the 50ml pic above does not do the design full justice - the 80ml is exquisite.
21st January, 2014 (last edited: 14th October, 2014)
Smooth Cedar Frag For a Bargain
I like this one. It's not a complicated fragrance at all, but it smells very nice. The cedar is dark and quiet and sits deep in the base as the labdanum and birch provide a smokiness to the wood that is sweet and almost creamy. I think the labdanum is an important note in this composition and needs to be smelled to really be understood. Its sweetness is not sweet in the fruity or foodie sense. Its resinous, but seems to possess a higher frequency than amber, and it's not nearly as familiar a smell as something like vanilla or tonka. There's a certain inscrutability to the labdanum that makes this a very unique scent, as it kind of dances along the top occasionally catching your nose when you least expect. Very well constructed and not synthetic, scratchy, or loud in the slightest, Noble Cedar will find good company among my bottles of Eau des Baux and Carbone de Balmain.
Longevity is good, projection is appropriately moderate. The bottle looks great and is very sturdy. Overall, this is a steal for under $35.
Pros: Nice Sillage, Smooth Composition, Inexpensive
Noble Cedar was decided to be the last blind-buy following other basenoters reviews. I have to admit this scent is surprisingly wonderful. it's very well-blended as if it was engineered. The best fragrance I bought in the last 15 years. I'm big fan of smooth vetiver and it's not very sharp here. simply wonderful scent. The only comment is the longevity, and that's why I'm giving it 9/10.
Sophisticated, if not particularly long-lasting, and stays close to the skin. This puzzled me for 48 hours until it suddenly struck me how similar it was, from memory, to Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Cipresso di Toscana. (I've been regularly practising how to say that at a decent speed, in case I am ever asked what I'm wearing.)
Side-by-side on left and right hands, the AdPBMCdT is initially more pine-y (well, cypress-y, I guess) and a little less sweet - although neither are sweet, vanilla-style EDTs - but after 3 minutes they ARE pretty similar to each other, to my not-very-sensitive nose. But the Noble Cedar is not as strong or long-lasting, and not quite as smoky/incense-y. But it's great in its own right, and way cheaper than the AdP. Recommended, but maybe not for the younger members of society.
Class in a beautifully designed, metal-topped glass. And a great, olive green fluid inside it. But watch out - the large size is 80ml, not 100ml.
Exquisitely great fragrance. Reminds me a bit of it's counterpart Chopard Vetiver in initial wave, but as soothes down it starts to develop it's own distinctive note. Unlike Chopard Noble Vetiver, Noble Cedar is a warmer scent both in notes and character. Also, there is less sharpness so it is much more smooth. Elegant and warm, refined are the main characteristics of the fragrance. It's for all seasons and formal attire, otherwise you might turn out a weirdo. Longevity and sillage are up to the task, so you needn't worry there. One other thing, which is more than obvious from the start - Noble Cedar and Noble Vetiver will be off the radar for most of population here. If these, exactly the same, fragrances were made by Creed we'd be listening about them on all bells, every day as much as we hear about GIT and Aventus.