Description of Cistus Absolute

A fragrant extract steam-distilled from the crude gum of Cistus salviifolius flowers, Cistus Absolute is produced throughout much of Southwestern Europe. The aroma of this extract is warm and sweet, with a tenaciously dry odor that easily compliments aldehydic or amber type perfumes. This makes cistus absolute a popular addition to "fantasy" style bouquets, lending a spicy and animal-like nuance to citrus or herbal blends. Cistus absolute is also a frequent contributor to artificial musk fragrances, as the extract's powerful fixative properties remain effective even when used in trace amounts.

Botanical Name of Cistus Absolute

Cistus salviifolius


Regions where Cistus Absolute can be found

Spain - France


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