Ylang Ylang Absolute

Cananga odorata var. genuina [synonym of Cananga odorata (Lam.) Hook.f. & Thomson]

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Our Ylang Ylang Absolute has a powerful, intensely sweet, dense, balsamic floral aroma typically associated with Ylang Ylang essential oil, however the aroma has more depth and tenacity than that of our steam distilled Ylang Ylang oils. Ylang Ylang Absolute is considered a must-have for any perfumer

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Selected size SKU:1046-015 - Ylang Ylang Absolute 15 ml (1/2 oz ml)

1 ml (1/30 oz)
$5.25
2 ml (1/15 oz)
$10.25
5 ml (1/6 oz)
$20.50
15 ml (1/2 oz)
$51.00
30 ml (1 oz)
$92.00
$5.25
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Product Overview

Our Ylang Ylang Absolute has a powerful, intensely sweet, dense, balsamic floral aroma typically associated with Ylang Ylang essential oil, however the aroma has more depth and tenacity than that of our steam distilled Ylang Ylang oils. Ylang Ylang Absolute is considered a must-have for any perfumer desiring to create luscious sweet florals with greater tenacity and longevity.

Guenther explains that the absolutes “undoubtedly contain a number of high boiling components not present in the distilled oil, and which contribute greatly to their high fixation value. Being nonvolatile with steam, these high boiling substances are not carried over during distillation of the flowers... In general, the odor of the extracted oils is sweeter, warmer and more ‘velvety’ than that of distilled oils [and] reproduces that of the living flowers to a remarkable degree.”[1]

According to perfumer Alec Lawless, Ylang Ylang Absolute “can be used well below the level of conscious detection yet…still impart valuable body, some lift, and a harmonizing effect.”[2] Arctander states that it is one of the finest floral materials, blending “excellently with jasmine and rose materials…, Peru Balsam oil…, sandalwood oil, cassie, mimosa, etc. It is used in carnation, lilac, lily, narcissus, gardenia, violet, hyacinth, honeysuckle, peony, freesia, sweet pea, and countless other floral bases. Furthermore in...[Amber] perfumes with rose, sandalwood, opopanax, spice oils, … etc.” [3]

DILUTION NOTE: When this material is diluted in perfumer’s alcohol, there may be cloudiness (please see Appearance section). Guenther explains: “The solubility of Ylang Ylang oil, in general, is poor. This statement applies to all qualities (fractions). Usually from 0.5 to 3 [percent by] volume of 95 percent alcohol [is] required to give a clear solution, which often becomes cloudy on addition of more alcohol.”[4] Since Ylang Ylang Absolute shares similar chemical constituents with steam distilled Cananga oils, cloudiness may also occur when the absolute is diluted with 190 proof alcohol. This precipitates upon standing and can be filtered out, leaving a perfectly clear (non-cloudy) dilution.

1 Guenther, Ernest. The Essential Oils, Vol. 5, 1952/1985, p. 314.

2 Lawless, Alec. Artisan Perfumery or Being Led by the Nose, 2009, p. 76.

3 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 665.

4 Guenther, Ernest. The Essential Oils, Vol. V, 1952/1985, p. 300.

5 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 665.

6 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 477.

7 Ibid.

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Customer Reviews

LILY!

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Wow, just what I wanted to be restocked. A sexy, spicy ylang... It really made a lily like scent in a blend and I had the easiest diluting ability with it! I've heard it's difficult to dilute in ethanol but mine slid RIGHT in. So, I'm happy about this! Thank you, Eden!! ; - )

Review by MD 8/23/2019

This lot 5 lacks strength

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Checking a sample of lot 5 is not equal to previous lots of this beautiful absolute, it lacks brightness, strength, diffusion and tenacity. To smell it I have to bring it to my nose and without diluting it! not even the Hediona and the Hediona HC make it diffusive ... it is understandable that sometimes the oils change depending on the growing conditions of the plants (climate, temperature, water, etc.), but this was the absolute Ylang Ylang more soft and less durable than me and smelled of eden botanicals.

Review by Juan Manuel 8/20/2018

Very dissatisfied.

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Lot 5 of the Ylang Ylang Absolute is a real disappointment. First, the technical: In a straight 10% dilution, about 20-50% of the solute weight seems to be waxes or other non-soluble materials. For an absolute, I would characterize this as very poor quality, despite the varying literature out there on ylang ylang oil's sometimes persnickety temperament to dissolve. If I'm buying an absolute which is one-fifth to one-half insoluble, I don't think it deserves to be characterized as a well-made or high-quality absolute, let alone an absolute. Second, quality: In comparison to previous purchases of Ylang Absolute from Eden — in particular Lot 3, which was this brilliant peridot-green, breathlessly floral marvel — I would characterize the odor profile of Lot 5 as noticeably weak, dull, and piercing with methyl salicylate. Lot 5 does have a nice creamy element, but in terms of tenacity, strength, and character, it's quite disappointing and banal. Yes: harvests and productions change from year to year and supplier to supplier. This does not change my impression, though, that quality should have been gauged before making new lots for sale. To Eden's credit, as I am sure they will note before approving this comment, they have been in communication with me about this for the past two months; the notes cited from Guenther have since been added to this page after my communication to them. Nevertheless, having successfully diluted previous Ylang Absolutes to 10% with negligible dissolute material (e.g. Lot 3), the amount in Lot 5 really causes concern. Absolutes, by definition, are supposed to be fully soluble in alcohol. In commercial practice that might not always be the case, but in this instance, it is gravely far beyond the mean of what would constitute as a well-made, properly alcohol-washed absolute.

Review by CR 1/17/2018

Dewy and ethereal Ylang

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Smells like it belongs with other nocturnal blooms like Sambac. I'm tapped on the shoulder to think lilacs in a kind of way, jasmine, but what I LOVE in this, is magenta/maroon type scent that remind me of saffron!! Had a nag champa blend with both ylang and saffron in it. Plus vanilla and nagarmotha. Mesmerizing on its own, I mixed it with Eden's frangipani absolute. The sample looked like a compact make up container, clamshell shape and opening. That lovely plumeria wax just sings with a texture I've only found in the sexiest most exotic tuberose. Thank you Eden for bringing us fine florals!!!

Review by MD 11/14/2017

Smells familiar

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I don't know if it's just me, but I get this strange resemblance to roja dove's enigma for men when I smell this. I know that fragrance doesn't have ylang ylang in it, but there is this somewhat sparkly/spicy top note, mixed with an almost sweet resin type smell in this that is very similar to that fragrance in my opinion. Simply incredible stuff.

Review by Justin 10/18/2017

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