Cistus oil (aka labdanum oil) is steam distilled from the crude gum labdanum or directly from the leaves, twigs and flowering tops of the plant cistus ladaniferus. The essential oil is an amber to pale orange liquid with a dry, woody musky odour. It is used extensively in oriental style perfumes and can be found adding flavour to food, alcoholic and soft drinks.
Cistus Oil (aromatherapy)
True Cistus Oil is a pale orange colored liquid of a very peculiar, warm-herbaceous odor. The odor bears some similarity to that of Roman chamomile, to decaying fruits, to certain methacrylates, etc.
Arctander, Steffen . Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin (pp. 200-201).