Labdanum is a thick and resinous absolute extracted from the stems and leaves of the cistus ladanifer, a flowering shrub native to the Mediterranean The small, delicate flowers of this shrub yield another oil, Cistus oil, a unique and expensive floral fragrance with a large history of its own. Labdanum has been used in perfumery for centuries and was so precious that people used to scrape it from the thighs and beards of wandering goats! Don't worry, though, that's not how we got yours.
A unique blend of all natural oils, our Labdanum fragrance aims to highlight and strengthen the beauty that is already so present in labdanum absolute. Bright, floral notes of wild lavender and Moroccan rose amplify the sweet, balsamic, and herbaceous notes of labdanum. Dark notes of oakmoss and patchouli provide an earthy warmth and bring forth the labdanum's resinous and amber-like qualities. Slowly, over the course of time, these elements work together, creating a beautiful complexity that is airy and refreshing, yet grounded and intoxicating.
Top: Rose, Bergamot, Lime
Middle: Lavender, Davana
Base: Labdanum, Oakmoss, Patchouli
O’Douds began when founder Clayton Douds started a simple search for quality, well-sourced grooming products. Unable to find such products in the market, Clayton began making them as a hobby. Clayton’s hobby quickly became a passion, and in February 2014 O’Douds launched its first product, traditional pomade. Interest in the pomade soon outpaced hobby-level production, and within the first year O’Douds grew from a small Etsy store to a full-time business. In 2015, the O’Douds team moved to Brooklyn, where we continue to improve and build upon our range of products.