Labdanum, Clear(Cistus ladanifer) Absolute

Labdanum, Clear(Cistus ladanifer) Absolute
Labdanum, Clear Absolute in fractionated coconut oil is a golden plastic mass(not pourable at room temperature hence must be heated before blending with alcohol or carrier oils) with a elegant, suave, rich, sweet balsamic/resinous bouquet with a ambery/herbaceous/spicy undertone of great tenacity. As with all the absolutes in fractionated coconut oil it is totally soluble 190 proof undenatured alcohol. It is important to remember that this is considered a very high proportion of absolute to base oil. Normally 3% of a the pure absolute is added to a perfume compostion to impart its fixative qualities along with subtle dimensions of its olfactory bouquet.

*Many of the resins(but not all) which are extracted for absolutes are, at room temperature, solid plastic masses, sometimes even crystaline masses and are very difficult to use in their pure form. For this reason we offer them in dilution. We also offer them in dilution because in our small business we do not have time to heat the absolutes each time customers place small orders for them. In that connection we also feel that it is not a wise idea to heat them over again and again as it sometimes takes up to twenty minutes to get them into a liquid form.

In natural perfumery, labdanum absolute has wide application as a fine fixative and for its own distinctive bouquet. It is used in Oriental bouquets, incense perfumes, geographical and historical essences, floral notes(hyacinth, rose, champa,lilac, ylang, hawthorn, narcissus, violet) amber bases, fougere, chypre, forest notes, russian leather notes
"Labdanum absolute from concrete is used extensively in perfumery, partly as an excellent fixative, partly to introduced a rich, sweet, suave sweetness and natural undertone, which blends well with citrus colognes, lavender colognes, all kinds of Oriental bases, chypres, amber bases, pine and forest blends..."Steffen Arctander

Blends well with;
agarwood eo and co2
allspice eo, co2 and abs
angelica root eo, co2 and abs
angelica seed eo and abs
amberi attar
amyris eo
amber eo
ambrette seed eo, co2 and abs
benzoin abs
bois de rose eo
cananga eo
calamus eo and co2
carrot seed eo, co2 and abs
cedarwood eo's and abs
cassia bark eo, co2 and abs
cinnamon bark eo and co2
cascarilla eo
cassie abs
chamomile english eo
chamomile blue eo, co2 and abs
clary sage eo and abs
clove bud eo, co2 and abs
coriander eo and co2
costus root eo and co2

cypress eo and abs
deertongue abs
elecampane root eo, co2 and abs
elemi eo and abs
fir eo and abs
flouve abs
frankincense eo, co2 and abs
galbanum eo, co2 and abs
ginger root eo, co2 and abs
guaicawood eo
gurjun balsam eo
geranium eo and abs
hay abs
helichrysum eo and abs
ho wood eo
ho leaf eo
jasmine abs
juniperberry eo, co2 and abs
laurel leaf eo and abs
lavindin eo and abs
lavender eo, co2 and abs
lemon eo
lovage abs and co2
mastic eo and abs
mimosa abs
myrtle eo
myrrh eo,co2 and abs
musk black attar
oakmoss abs
opoponax eo and abs
orange bitter eo
orris root eo,co2 and abs
patchouli eo, co2 and abs
peru balsam eo and abs
poplar bud abs
rose eo and abs
rosemary eo,co2 and abs
sandalwood eo, co2 and abs
siamwood eo
tolu balsam abs
tonka bean abs
tumeric eo, co2 and abs
vanilla abs and co2
verbena lemon eo and abs
vetiver eo, co2 and abs
violet eo
ylang eo, co2 and abs