Port Orford Cedar is a conifer native to Oregon and Northern California. This oil has a sweet, woody aroma with hints of pine and fennel. While its aroma is as fresh and divine as a cedar would be, Port Orford Cedarwood is actually not a true cedar. Its botanical name is derived from the genus Chamaecyparis, which is given to the cypress species. This is why Port Orford Cedarwood it's also known as Lawson Cypress, a name that is seldom used, yet technically correct.