Labdanum Absolute,(Cistus Ladaniferus) , has a sweet balsamic aroma with unique amber undertones. The scent is centering and soothing. Labdanum reduces shock, stress ,anger and is very grounding, allowing the person to easily move into the swing of a normal life. It blends well with lavender absolute, clary sage, oak moss, bergamot, and citrus aromas. The aroma is lovely as a perfume. The essential oil smells totally different, not sweet . Use the absolute for fragrant purposes.