Blue Cedrat 
Comme des Garçons (2013)

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Blue Cedrat by Comme des Garçons

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Blue Cedrat is a shared scent launched in 2013 by Comme des Garçons

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There are 6 reviews of Blue Cedrat by Comme des Garçons.

My impression of Blue Cedrat by Comme des Garcons:

Starts out soapy clean, settling down to a green crispness from the juniper berry. Angelica root adds a pungent herbal sweet touch; cedar materializes like a ghost not too long after spray down, lending a subtle, airy woodiness. Rose comes thereafter, also really subtle and there to reinforce the cedar ever so mildly.

Though it's call "blue" cedrat, I walk away with an impression of fresh "green" with this EdP. Dreamy, aromatic, natural smelling fragrance that seems fit for a bright sunny spring day with light breezes.

Might seem common and generic at first but trust me, it is not. Stick around for a few wearings and you may find yourself strangely addicted. I know I did! I really can't get enough of this scent. It's fresh, zesty, earthy, a bit green, and completely uplifting. The cool juniper berry is the main show if you go by the notes. The cedarwood is the backdrop but it's not like any cedar I have ever smelled. It's subtle but absolutely stunning. I don't want to put this in the same category as A*Men Pure Energy/Pure Shot, but if that fragrance was done right it would've been more like this. It's sporty without being a tacky sport scent, and ultimately it is able to keep the unique Comme des Garcons DNA in tact. Well done Nathalie.

My immediate impression was blackcurrant bud, and more particularly a well known cassis base. Also galbex maybe, you can achieve something very similar with that in combination with cedar and fresh elements. Regarding the angelica root and other things quoted, apart from the cedar I can't find them so I have to take their word for it. I'm surprised it doesn't feature cedrat as well as cedar, as that's the name of the fragrance. A nice fresh accord but I wouldn't buy it as I could make something similar fairly easily.

It opens with an interesting way of lending a cooling feeling/sensation, but without coming across as mentholated. Other notes notwithstanding, it realistically smells cold for about 10 minutes, almost like holding an ice cube tray under your nose and taking a deep breath.

Notice that I didn't just say an ice cube, because there is a touch of a plastic-y vibe in Blue Cedrat. Climate component aside, this is a dry, synth-cedar, woody composition with a touch of incense and a very healthy serving of laundry musks...fairly reminiscent of original Tide, I just went and smelled the bottle. Tide with a quality cedar note thrown in and non-mentholated eucalyptus, if that makes any sense. It's not bad, but it does nothing to excite me.

There is also bitter aspect that, in this case, is complimentary to the rest of the fragrance. It doesn't come across as smelling like juniper berries, but perhaps closer to the bitter taste of one, just much less awful. If you were a curious child like I was and had a Juniperus virginiana (Virginia cedar) in your yard, you might know what I mean.

It's the first of the "blue" CdG fragrances I've tried. I've been interested in Blue Santal for a while, but after trying this, I'm much less so.

Another dry woody cedar. Surely one of the better ones, although it's quite easy to sniff and move on from. The cold sensation in opening is neat, but by no means a saving grace for me. If I were able to pick up on any rose, that would help it towards a thumbs up.

A splash into a savoury, sour, Mediterranean freshly-cut pimiento. Bitter and sweet. I know this is not in the composition but still, I clearly detected this at the very first smell. Definitely a peculiar... "red", tasty, rich citrus accord, different from the usual "yellow-green" sporty accord most citrus/lemon scents tend to stick. Natural grandeur with a hint of gourmand (but I admit it's lunchtime, maybe my impression is partially due to that). Perfect and somehow unexpected - but still, really natural and consistent - woody and cozy drydown, which weirdly reminds me a bit of that super-cheap ("cheap" in terms of price, not quality) cologne by Canali, "Canali Style".


Blue Cedrat is probably the most commercial delivery in the Blue Series (or whatever they call it) and, admittedly, I was ready to dismiss it and bash it right after my first test on paper because of the strongly generic opening. Fortunately, knowing that Comme Des Garcons is not new to tricky fragrances, I decided to give it a second chance by grabbing a sample…and I'm (partially) glad I did.

A full wearing revealed a simple yet quite evolving fragrance. The opening still strikes as extremely generic in its somewhat trite iteration of the woody-citrus accord but the composition quickly opened to a *majestic* angelica accord that felt almost astringent in its incredibly green nuances while a subtle rose oxyde note, provided the usual metallic facets of many CDGs. In this phase Blue Cedrat was very earthy, refreshing, dry and incredibly radiant but, something else was just about to happen…

A smooth, dry, woody-incensey note makes its appearance and joined by a massive vetiver base slowly takes over to give birth to what can be considered the real essence of Blue Cedrat. This is actually when I began questioning the fragrance again…

On one side, I loved that the fragrance had three distinct phases that alternated theirselves so smoothly and naturally generating quite some pathos. On the other hand, I'm getting a bit tired of dry woods. I've to say though, that no less than 3-4 years ago, I would have probably went completely head over heels for whatever fragrance playing a similar theme. Today, as a matter of fact, this is probably my least favorite in the new *Blue* trio but, at the same time, it's far from being unremarkable especially when it comes to the quality/price ratio. If one's into dry woods, green fragrances and vetiver, this is something worth checking out. No doubts.

This is what I expected from Amazingreen but it probably would have been more appropriately labelled as Nicegreen. I believe this is going to be the real *hit* as far as commercial potential.

A few keywords: French Lover, Terre D'Hermes, L'Homme Infini, Anat Fritz Tzora, Kenzoair, Comme Des Garcons 3, Fleurs De Sel, Jardin Du Poete.

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