ROCKROSE (LABDANUM) DISTILLATES (CISTUS LADANIFER):
Cistus ladanifer is a species of flowering plant in the family Cistaceae. It is native to the western Mediterranean region. It is a shrub growing 1–2.5 m tall and wide. The flowers are 5–8 cm diameter, with 5 papery white petals, usually with a red to maroon spot at the base, surrounding the yellow stamens and pistils. The whole plant is covered with the sticky exudate of fragrant resin. Its leaves yield a fragrant oleoresin known as labdanum, used in perfumes, especially as a fixative.
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