Cistus Absolute

Adam Michael has this to say “Cistus absolute is a very thick liquid that is obtained by solvent extracting the concrete. The concrete in this instance is produced only from the twigs and leaves of Spanish Cistus ladaniferus. The aroma of cistus absolute is warm, amber sweet, resinous, leather, slightly animalic, incense, balsamic, with dry wine and aged wood nuances. A brilliant fixative, superb for oriental accords, leather accords, amber bases, chypre, fougeres, colognes. If you are interested in the absolute produced from the gum resin please refer to Labdanum.”

Botanical Name: Cistus ladaniferus

Origin: Spain