Labdanum comes from a flowering plant native to the Mediterranean region.
- Botanical Family: Cistaceae
- Part of Plant Used: Resin
- Method of Extraction: Solvent Extraction
- Variations: Labdanum and Cistus (Rock Rose) come from the same plant, but Labdanum has a much thicker, resinous consistency and aroma.
- Chemistry: Labdanum is comprised mainly of monoterpenes (a-pinene).
- Perfumery: used for natural perfumery
- Nervous System: sedating and uplifting
- Spiritual: transcendent for meditative purposes
- Scent Profile: Base note with a deep, rich, sweet balsamic aroma
- Longevity: The aroma of Labdanum can last up to 400 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Animalic, Chypre
- Blends well with: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Lavandin, Lavender, Oakmoss, Opopanax, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Scots Pine, Vanilla, and Vetiver.Amber, Bergamot, Black Spruce, Black Tea, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Dragons Blood, Frankincense, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Lavandin, Lavender, Leather, Musk, Myrrh, Nag Champa, Oakmoss, Opopanax, Palo Santo, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Scots Pine, Suederal, Vanilla, Vetiver
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Products Using Labdanum Absolute
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.