11 reviews for Labdanum Resin Absolute Super Premium CYPRUS
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€18.00 – €439.20
Adam Michael has this to say “Make no mistake, this Super Premium Labdanum Resin Absolute is just that, damn super, rich, smooth and I am in love with this one. I encountered this by pure luck as its artisan material produced from start to finish in Cyprus. The stats are insane when you make direct comparisons between this Super Premium offering and our regular Premium offering. For example this Super Premium provides power 3x greater and 1.5x increased longevity compared with our premium offering.
If you smell the premium material neat, you will clearly see it is a bottom heavy material, little to nothing jumps out in the top, it is just rich and heavy. Likewise this Super Premium Labdanum Resin Absolute is very heady and lively in the top, really zingy, bright, warm, sweet resinous, and woody. Truly addictive and engrossing. Also this material is technically a resin absolute and whilst that can be frowned upon compared with absolute from the concrete, it has a lot of benefits in this instance. The material is zappy throughout, rich and intense and has comparable qualities to smelling a bottle of cistus oil that has had time to age, shape and showcase that fine and beautiful body in all its splendour. Also this material whilst still solid, is more gloopy by comparison and becomes workable much faster via bain-marie than that of the premium offering. Also zero burned notes throughout and always a little more amber sweet and warm throughout.
So to sum up, if you want labdanum featuring more within the top of your composition, then this is for you. Likewise if you want a labdanum that is not the star of the show, you will get better results from the premium offering.
Without question this Labdanum Resin Absolute is a must for creating all-out heavy, pure luxurious, warm resinous and no expense spared compositions, of course it is a must for amber creations and this stuff dances all night long when paired with cypress lusitanica and atlantica, drawing out the best of the zappy green resinous and lush coniferous qualities. It pairs greatly with opoponax e.o, tobaccos and citrus materials, especially cedrat and bergamot FCF and again it complements the heavier masculine powered frankincense materials we carry – Rivae, Super Premium and Green Sacra. 110% worthy of the Super Premium title and although pricey, a little goes a very long way.”
Botanical Name: Cistus ladaniferus
Wholesale weights (all prices excluding vat): 100G = 160 Euros. 250G = 360 Euros.
Justine O’ (verified owner) –
Oh so sensual, this just sweeps me into an amber dreamworld of sweet honeyed hindquarters in hay, swathes of cinnamon scented wood; the mellow, sweet and musty kind inhaled from medieval oak; and a rich animalic toffee that permeates like a smooth caramel with vanilla warmth, mingling with soft nutmeg and damp grass over peaty earth.
A rich and deeply resinous experience for those who are drawn to heavy resins and the sweet damp earth beneath mossy understories.
Indie Perfumer (verified owner) –
Here is a particularly rich labdanum product from Cyprus, an island long renowned for the quality of its Cistus ladaniferus. This resin absolute results from an alcoholic extraction of the crude labdanum gum. The final product, surprisingly, recalls the top notes of cistus twig/leaf absolute (also called labdanum absolute from twif/leaf concrete) – woody, resinous, resembling ambergris and olibanum – and the ambery, animalic, tobacco and candied plum dry down typical of labdanum absolute from resinoid, without the smoky leather aspect of these extracts. In summary, this material is well-rounded, suave and substantive. A tip: the absolute’s delicate top notes suffer from repeated heating, and thus a solvent (around 30%) should be added upon reception to make it easily pourable.
Thomas (verified owner) –
Clean animalic labdanum. The leathery note is definitely erogenous. (… !) I am using it in a classical amber composition, together with the beautiful Tolu abs that you can purchase here also. Once again, than you Adam for selling your 1ML extracts in a 10ML bottle : it is then very easy to add the right quantity of alcohol to make a 10% diultion without decanting the extract and loosing some of it in the manipulation.
Charalambos Charalambous (verified owner) –
A masterpiece..12 points for Cyprus! I can’t stop sniffing from the bottle..rich and masculine, resinous and animalic but also reminds me like expensive sweet wine..wow..its a perfume by its own..truly amazing
Alexandre C (verified owner) –
Let’s say I’m a bit biased as labdanum absolute is one of if not my favourite compound. But oh my, this is erogenous.
In the opening it feels a bit like Coca-Cola when you boil it down to a gloopy concentrate. It smells zappy, I get some citruses, it is heavy, dark, heavenly. Then you will get the animalistic notes, not fecal, but maybe ambergris like, a bit of leather, styrax ? Delicious amber, hints of caramel and even vanilla sometimes and I definitely get this sweet expensive wine feel someone talked about. It’s not a red or a white wine. More of a yellow wine or a wine that oxidised (a bit walnut like if you will), not for everyone, but definitely my jam.
I will jump on anyone wearing this. Elegant and attractive to say the least.
Patrick E (verified owner) –
I definitely get the animal note everyone is talking about. It still has that vegetarian base to that animalic character. Easily a multi-use scent. Strong and complex while maintaining smoothness.
john2 (verified owner) –
A really wonderful Labdanum. I also love the Honey version but I think this S.P is the one Ill be walking down the aisle… x
Alexandre D (verified owner) –
This material is gorgeous – really. It is rich without being overpowering, elegant and yet somewhat wild. It has a lovely “amber” note which is sweet and oriental. This material is solid at room temperature and once heated becomes pourable. I highly recommend it for anyone creating their own perfumes.
JDK (verified owner) –
I reviewed above but just to enlarge on previous comments – I have a bottle of a rather luscious velvety Rioja to hand, and every sip reminds me of this material.
Joel R (verified owner) –
Very beautiful, this is all I’d want labdanum to be. Both hyper dry and suave, the paradox that lends it so well to the classic amber. Like Adam mentioned, very top heavy for a base note, which can be a pro or a con depending on your use.
Elena T (verified owner) –
This is so beautiful, and I even wore it alone diluted to 20 % and couldn’t stop sniffing me arm.