Ylang Ylang Extra - Organic EO

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

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Our organic Ylang Ylang Extra has an intensely sweet, highly floral, unusual and multifaceted aroma with fruity, woody, and spicy/balsamic body notes and bright, ethereal top notes. Considered the the most desirable of all the Ylang Ylang oils, this premium fraction collected after the first 1-2 hours of distillation is used mainly in high-end perfumery.

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Selected size SKU:1045-016 - Ylang Ylang Extra - Organic 15 ml (1/2 oz) (w/ orifice reducer)

Sample 1 ml ( 1/30 oz )
$2.00
5 ml ( 1/6 oz )
$14.50
15 ml ( 1/2 oz )
$24.50
30 ml ( 1 oz )
$42.75
59.14 ml ( 2 oz )
$76.00
118.29 ml ( 4 oz )
$135.00
236.58 ml ( 8 oz )
$242.25
473.17 ml ( 16 oz )
$439.00
1 kg ( 2 1/5 lb )
$875.00
$2.00
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Our organic Ylang Ylang Extra has an intensely sweet, highly floral, unusual and multifaceted aroma with fruity, woody, and spicy/balsamic body notes and bright, ethereal top notes. Considered the the most desirable of all the Ylang Ylang oils, this premium fraction collected after the first 1-2 hours of distillation is used mainly in high-end perfumery. Containing only a select few of the highest-density volatiles, it provides extreme lift and lightness in counterbalance to the sweet, highly concentrated floral expression in a very appealing way, the result being one of the most unique florals known.

Ylang Ylang’s heady, floral intensity is why it is unfairly referred to as “poor man’s Jasmine” – at a comparatively modest price it is one of the finest aromatic materials in the perfume industry. A deeply rich fragrance in itself, Ylang Ylang is a star ingredient in the natural perfumer’s palette, immortalized in many timeless fragrances, including Chanel No. 5 and Guerlain’s Samsara. The lively aroma elevates other florals it is paired with while imparting volume, texture, and a bit of mystery.

The name Ylang Ylang appears to come from the Filipino language, from the vernacular ‘Alang-ilang’ by which name this tropical, evergreen tree is known in most of the provinces of the Philippines, its native origin. [2] The trees are now cultivated almost exclusively in a tiny corner of the Indian Ocean – The Comoros Archipelago and Madagascar – where the steam-distilled oil from the large, drooping, highly aromatic flowers is a major export.  

The ‘Extra’ fraction of Ylang Ylang essential oil, believed to have the finest odor for perfumery, is the first of four fractional distillates that are separated by distillation time and/or density (specific gravity). The subsequent ‘First’ and ‘Second’ medium density fractions contain increasing amounts of sesquiterpene hydrocarbons and are used in cosmetics and body care products. The ‘Third’ and lightest-density fraction is typically used to fragrance soaps, candles and incense. Ylang Ylang ‘Complete’ is technically the result of a continuous distillation of 18 hours or more, rendering a full spectrum, non-fractionated (complete) oil. Ylang Ylang Complete is the preferred oil for aromatherapy applications, however perfumers and high-end soap makers may also appreciate its complexity.

To richly experience Ylang Ylang with its voluptuous and sultry aroma, Tisserand suggests combining it with Clary Sage for a deeply relaxing bath. [3] Such is the euphoric power of Ylang Ylang’s sensual and comforting aroma, ideal in body and linen sprays, cosmetics, and hair, scalp, and skincare preparations, particularly for oily, congested or mature skin. The sweetly scented bouquet is a calming favorite, perfectly suited for adding into a diffuser or massage and bath oils before bed.

DILUTION NOTE: When this material is diluted in perfumer’s alcohol, there may be cloudiness (please see Appearance section below). 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 If cloudiness occurs, this precipitates upon standing and can be filtered out, leaving a perfectly clear dilution.

2 Guenther, Ernest. The Essential Oils, Vol. V, 1952/1985, p. 278.

3 Tisserand, Robert. Aromatherapy, 1988, pp. 196-9, 205.

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, pp. 478, 480.

7 Ibid.

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Customer Reviews

Absolutely wonderful

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This is the best ylang-ylang that I've ever smelled. Flowery and creamy, yummy perfection!!

Review by Teresa 8/20/2018

Stellar.

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The current Ylang Ylang Extra (Lot 7) is stellar. Bracingly fresh, lacking sharp edges, bright, and very clean. Its florality is quite tenacious. Rich and effortless.

Review by CR 1/23/2018

This is the real deal

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Standing under the Ylang Ylang tree near where I live on this tropical island Kauai, I hold some flowers in one hand and a bottle of this oil in the other. I then share a dab of this oil with a friend. She smells it and says what every single person who has smelled this with me says..... with eyes closed and head tilted back in bliss...... "Oh my god...mmmmmmm....". I watch as their entire body relaxes before my eyes with a deep sigh of contentment. Yes. Oh yes. This is the real deal.

Review by Toi Lynn 1/10/2017

BANG! floral

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My first ylang was the complete, fine - organic and that one was as mentioned, complete, fine... Organic... Very sexy and very unisex. I found it calming sedating even narcotic. This extra on the other hand had more sparkle to it! Heady, definitely what I like in a good ylang and how I imagined it. This one started with an almost white floral Jasmine-type cresyl ethers, I pick florals with this as this ether causes that high note to flowers. Calming into banana (prenyl acetate?), peachy/strawberry(benzyl acetate) and even rosy nuances from the gerenyl types around. Looking deeper, a fine spice held all the fruit and floral waves together. Wrapped in the base was a heavy, dry leather and smoky cannabis caryophyllene oxide. Sublime. Hoping to see this come back! Love that's it's organic and fine for skin and hair care.

Review by MD 8/30/2015

True ylang-ylang

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There was a beautiful ylang-ylang tree on the block where I lived in Key West. When in bloom it would scent up the entire block. This essence of ylang-ylang is the most true to the scent of that tree in Key West that I have ever smelled. My favorite ylang-ylang essence for sure!

Review by Keith 2/19/2013

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