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Cistus Absolute

Cistus Absolute

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Botanical Name: Cistus ladaniferus var beta maculatus Dun.
Country of Origin: France
Cultivation: Wildcrafted
Extraction Method: Solvent 
Extraction Date:  May 2015
Shelf Life: 2 Years
Grade: Absolute/Fine Perfumery
Plant Part: Flower Tops and Leaves
Viscosity:  Slightly Thick Pourable Liquid 
Perfume Note: Base
Aroma:  Rich, warm, sweet, resinous, woody, amber notes
Blends well with:  Balsam PeruBlack PepperCardamomCedarwoodChampaca PinkCinnamon BarkCocaoCypriolFir BalsamGeranium, Geranium Bourbon, Geranium RoseJasmine sambacJasmine grandLotus PinkMyrhhOpopanaxPatchouliRose MorocSandalwoodTuberoseVanillaVetiverYlang Ylang Extra

Three aromatic oils are produced from the flowering shrub Cistus ladaniferus also known as Rock Rose;  Cistus (Rock Rose) essential oil from steam distilled flower tops and leaves, Labdanum Absolute from solvent extracted resin, and this Cistus Absolute from solvent extracted flower tops and leaves.  Think of Cistus essential oil with shared aromatic similarities to Labdanum and you have Cistus Absolute.  

Cistus Absolute should not be confused with Labdanum Absolute because it is derived from flower tops and leaves whereas true Labdanum Absolute is 'always' solvent extracted resin. As a result of different plant parts being extracted Cistus Absolute is slightly sweeter than Labdanum and MUCH easier to work with.  

Labdanum Absolute is  prized for use in perfumery but because of it being difficult to work with we also offer Labdanum 20% in fractionated coconut oil.  Because working with Labdanum can be challenging and the aromatic similarities Cistus Absolute has with it plus its ability to serve as a base note fixative we are happy to make this POURABLE alternative to Labdanum available.  Cistus Absolute adds a spectacular depth to oriental, fougre, and chypre accords. 

Cistus Absolute is best suited for meditation, yoga, and natural perfumery with its calming, centering and grounding aroma.   For aromatherapy use please see Cistus essential oil.

General use: Diffusion, potpourri, natural perfume, soap and candle scenting, meditation, yoga 

Contraindications: None known

5 Stars
Sweet Amber
I've been wanting to find cistus absolute for quite a while now. Not many suppliers offer it and at least one supplier was misidentifying labdanum absolute as cistus. I love the resin absolute(labdanum) but wanted to experience the absolute from the plant material. It is indeed a sweeter version of the resin - a sweet amber. This pure absolute is less expensive than labdanum and doesn't need to be diluted to work with. It will be a wonderful base note for so many blends. Thank you Lotus Garden for offering this. Now to complete my collection I need the steam distilled resin . . .
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