This essential oil is also known as “ Moroccan” Cedarwood Oil. The oil is entirely different— chemically and olfactory—from the American Virginia or Texas cedarwood oils. The tree, Cedrus Atlantica, is a pine, not a cypress (such as the American and East African cedars). It is believed that the Atlas cedar is originated from the famous Lebanon cedars which grow wild in Lebanon and in the island of Cyprus, now protected from being felled for essential oil distillation and lumbering. The Atlas cedarwood oil may occasionally be offered as Lebanon Cedarwood Oil.
Arctander, Steffen . Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin (p. 165).