Ylang Ylang is a pale yellow, oily liquid with a sweet, soft, floral-balsamic, slightly spicy scent. A very intriguing perfume oil in its own right, it also blends well with rosewood, jasmine, vetiver, opopanax, bergamot, mimosa, cassie, peru balsam, rose, tuberose, costus and other. It is an excellant fixative. There are several grades of ylang ylang. The first distillate is called top grade, followed by grades 1, 2 and 3.

A tall tropical tree up to 20m (65 ft) high with large, tender, fragrance flowers, which can be pink, mauve or yellow. The yellow flowers are considered best for the extraction of essential oil.

Ylang Ylang

Ylang Ylang 3rd

Cananga oderata, var. genuina)

In the Molucca Islands, an ointment is made from ylang ylang and cucuma flowers in a coconut oil base for cosmetic and hair care, skin diseases, to prevent fever (including malaria) and fight infections. Used to sooth insect bites and is thought to have a relaxing effect on cardiac and respiratory rhythm. Ylang Ylang soothes and inhibits anger born of frustration.
Many perfumers consider ylang ylang to be a 'full' oil with its own top, middle and base notes. Use in moderation.

1/4 oz
1 oz
1/3 oz roll-on
2 oz room spray
1/6 dram sample
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