Virginian Cedarwood has a middle note scent that is stronger than Texas Cedarwood but milder than Atlas Cedarwood. It is frequently used in men's scents because of its masculine, musky, active, and woodsy aroma. It actually smells like a newly sharpened pencil and sometimes a hint of Sandalwood scent.
Virginian Cedarwood, also referred to as Red Cedar, came from the family of Juniper tree - the pine family or Cupressaceae. This coniferous evergreen grows in a slow pace, as tall as 108 feet. Virginian Cedarwood boasts of having brown cones and reddish heartwood, hence named Red Cedar. The North Americans were the first ones to use it as decorative items, posts, pencils, furniture, and cabinets.
Before using Virginian Cedarwood essential oil, make sure to have skin test done first as it may trigger allergic reaction to certain type of skin. Avoid contact with eyes. It is for external use only and must be used diluted.
It blends well with Bergamot, Rosewood, Cypress, Jasmine, Cassia, Juniper, Labdanum, Neroli, Frankincense, , Vetiver, Clary Sage, Ylang-ylang, and Rosemary.
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