22nd March at 10.05am: Hello World, Adam here with a quick progress report! First thank you of course to the many who have placed orders, most appreciated. As I type should you place an order, please note the lead time is 5 working days before we will be able to assemble your order. This Sunday by 3pm Italy time I am going to release my Onycha Shells co-distilled in 33 year AGED Mysore sandalwood for sale. 10ml price is 350 Euros due to age of the sandalwood used. Also, if you are shopping around for Jasmine Absolute, Violet Absolute or Rose Absolute Turkish, my current batches are exceptionally beautiful – zero gassy aspects in the top, incredible body, excellent development and just so blissfully perfect from start to finish. For those musing on larger weights I can offer my Turkish Rose Absolute (batch TRSGAA01) at 2450 Euros plus vat per kilo and can offer this for 2300 Euros per kilo on a 3 kilo buy – 6900 euros plus vat. I will write again on Sunday afternoon. Thanks, Adam : )
APRIL NEW RELEASES: Across April, we will be releasing, Artisan Indian Sandalwood, produced last year from logs estimated at 90 years of age. Azerbaijani Rose Otto, Persian Otto Royal, Georgian Musk Otto, Verbena Absolute, Patchouli Classics Absolute, Patchouli 8 Year Aged Absolute, Aged Wild Borneo Oud, Onycha shells co-distilled with 33 year AGED Mysore Indian sandalwood (so distilled 1990), Kenyan Rose Geranium E.O, Indian Ambrette, NEW SEASON Green Bergamot E.O, Blood Orange E.O, Orange Bitter FCF E.O.
Adam Michael has this to say “The opening notes of labdanum absolute are heavy-resinous-pine, amber, floral, light-woody, balsamic with a Mediterranean citrus melody. The heart notes are sweet woody, rich amber balsamic, sweet soft lemony, cough medicinal with a note comparable to the taste of eating black coloured wine gums. The base notes are warm, heavy amber, floral, pine shavings, woody. This absolute is produced by solvent extracting the Spanish labdanum gum-resin. We also now offerLabdanum Resin Absolute Super Premium from Cyprus.”
Joseph Colbourne has this to say “A thick, mahogany brown semi-liquid from Spain, this absolute evokes for me wet damn leaves, a walk through a deciduous forest in Vermont, mid-October, after a soft rain, looking under stones for earwigs and pillbugs as a child. Labdanum embodies both autumnal radiance and formidable depth, its resinous, balsamic offering meditative countenance upon inhalation. As it dries, leather drunks in attics, the powdery aroma of aging glue in book binders, incense in solemn churches, dim light through rose windows and crepuscular mystery come to mind. There are notes of oak, sycamore trees, leather, moss, fossilized amber, the understory of a forest. This is a brilliant labdanum of profound fixative value; as a base, it will anchor blends ravishingly.”
Robert (verified owner) –
Just as good if not better than any labdanum I’ve ever met, fruity, leathery sweet and balsamic. Very versatile and the longevity is outstanding. I dilute this by putting the bottle in half a cup of recently boiled water for 5 mins then pouring some into a larger bottle and weighing. I then add the necessary quantity of alcohol at which point the labdanum hardens again. With the lid tightly closed I then place this bottle into very warm water and a few mins later, a gentle shake gets everything dossolved and clear. No filtering necessary as with some other labdanum I’ve encountered.
M (verified owner) –
– I tried it on my skin with some sandalwood on top of it to help with diffusion. Resinous woody galore with a gorgeous leathery vibe.
– For an extra kick, I sometimes add some orris resnoid to makes it a very serious and sensuous leathery affair on my skin.
– It is sweet, woody, and slightly to quite leathery (depending on the weather as they have a positive relationship)
– This goes beautifully well with all the materials that have incensy, woody, smokey, white floral types qualities. I made a tuberose heavy attar where it plays a very important role, where I added lots of sandalwood, oud and some resins.
– I love it. 5/5
Pablo MC (verified owner) –
This is an incredibly nice product. State of the art labdanum. Now, be ready for stickiness when dissolving it! Definitely worth a try.
chrisbrit1984 (verified owner) –
Look no further if you want a rich, lavish, luxurious Laudanum that fully deserves its Premium tag. A must have material for this price.
Alexandre C (verified owner) –
The labdanum absolute SP is a fireball that will impact everything in the composition, starting with the top notes. This one is more of a base note and won’t pop that much in earlier stages of your composition, and that’s what I was looking for after the Super Premium. This one is more leathery, I would say less sweet and overall darker. Not as many layers to unfold as the SP but an amazing rich and deep basenote + not as invasive. Using it in my amber accord as I didn’t wanted a labdanum note that would jump right at you in a final composition including the accord. This labdanum is sensual and the leather qualities, while not overbearing, definitely add a sexy layer. If you are looking for what I would consider a more classic labdanum, this is the one to go for.