Labdanum(Cistus ladanifera) essential oil/Spain

Labdanum(Cistus ladanifera) essential oil/Spain

Labdanum essential oil is distilled from the labdanum resin(the absolute is extracted using a two step process of hexane extraction to produce the concrete and then washed with alcohol, chilled, filtered and vacuum distilled or a direct alcohol extration.
It is important to distinguish between citus and labdanum because cistus is produced from the freshly harvested leaves and not the resin)
Labdanum essential oil is a golden liquid with an intense, sweet, resinous-ambery-powdery bouquet with a wine-like, dried fruit, leathery, spicy undertone

In natural perfumery it is used in ambre notes, chypre, fougere, colognes, sacred perfumes, forest accords, new mown hay, spice accoreds, incense notes and as a excellent fixative in high class florals and other perfume types


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