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Labdanum

Labdanum (from Wikipedia): A sticky brown resin obtained from the shrubs Cistus ladanifer (western Mediterranean) and Cistus creticus (eastern Mediterranean), species of rockrose.  It has a long history of use in herbal medicine and as a perfume ingredient.  Labdanum is the main ingredient used when making the scent of amber in perfumery.  Labdanum’s odor is variously described as amber, animalic, sweet, woody, ambergris, dry musk, or leathery.

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February 3, 2014 at 6:07 pm

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