The oil of Ormenis Multicaulis is a pale yellow to brownish yellow, mobile liquid. It seems that light-colored oils are obtained at the beginning of the inflorescence (better perfume oils), and darker oils come in poorer yields at the end of the inflorescence. The odor of the pale oils is fresh-herbaceous, slightly camphoraceous, but soon changes into a sweet, cistus-like and richbalsamic undertone which is very tenacious and pleasant, almost ambra-like.
Arctander, Steffen . Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin (p. 186).