INCI name: Labdanum absolute
Synonyms: Labdanum absolute, Labdanum Essential oil
CAS number: 84775-64-6
EXTRACTION METHOD; Organic extraction (Hexane free)
PARTS USED: Resin
ORIGIN: France/ Spain
COMMON NAMES: Labdanum, Ladanum, Rose of Sharon, Common Gum Cistus, Brown-Eyed Rockrose
APPEARANCE: Amber brown to dark brown, viscous to thick liquid, can become sticky and resin/gum like.
ODOUR NOTE: base note, superb fixative. -Warm, resinous, herbaceous, amber-gris undertone aroma
QUALITY: 100 % pure and natural complete Absolute.
STORAGE CONDITION; Store in a cool dark place
BASE NOTE AND FIXATIVE FOR NATURAL PERFUMERY; IN NATURAL HAIR GROOMING PRODUCTS
Please note: Rock rose, or Cistus refers to the plant Cistus ladaniferus and to its essential oil.
Labdanum absolute is extracted from the sticky oleoresin, naturally exuded by the same Cistus ladaniferus plant. The Leaves, tops and twigs are harvested and plunged in boiling water to collect the resin/gum. The Labdanum resin is also steam distilled to obtain the essential oil of Rock rose.
Labdanum absolute is mainly used in natural perfumery as excellent fixative to middle and top notes Often described as one of the few plant extracts to present animal-like notes, Labdanum is an alternative to synthetic Musk and Ambergris (whose natural original sources came respectively from Deer and Whales).
Reported since ancient Mesopotamia as a precious ointment, Labdanum resin and oils were incorporated in grooming balms for hair and beards. Considered an emotionally grounding and uplifting holly oil, Labdanum resin is also incorporated in incense sticks for devotion, meditation and in temples.