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Ylang ylang has an aroma that is intense, floral and sweet jasmine-like.
Common Name: Ylang Ylang Extra
Plant Part: Flower
Form: Essential Oil
Synonyms: Unona odorantissimum ; Cananga odoratum Baill.; Canangium odoratum Lam.;flower of flowers; kenanga
Origin: Native to South East Asia. It's now native or naturalized in Burma, Malaysia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and other Pacific Islands, and the Philippines. Commercial cultivation and oil production is now concentrated in Indonesia and Madagascar, with small amounts from Reunion, Comoro, and Philippines.
Botanical Description: A fast growing, medium to tall evergreen tree up to 35-meter (100 ft.) high, but usually pruned to about 3 m under cultivation. The trunk is much branched, young twigs are light green. Leaves are numerous and dark shiny green. The flowers are numerous, large, yellow green, strongly scented, and borne on light green stalks in axillary clusters.
Method of Extraction: Essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the blossoms. A single distillation is interrupted at four different times to produce four grades of oils-grade extra, 1, 2, 3. The oil is yellowish to yellow brown fairly viscous, mobile liquid. Yield 1 to 2.5%.
Aroma Profile: The top note is creamy sweet/floral. The middle note is an intense, complex sweet/floral, with a sweet, balsamic and woody undertone. The dry out note is lingering, floral, slightly spicy and balsamic.
Major Constituents: Farnesene, benzyl acetate, linalool, p-cresyl methyl ether, β-caryophyllene, geranyl acetate, benzyl benzoate.
Common Adulterants: Ylang ylang III fraction, cananga oil
Regulatory Status: GRAS 182.20
Aroma Benefits: alluring, exotic, romantic
Blends Well With: Sandalwood, lavender, lavandin, jasmine, geranium, rose, patchouli, clary sage, ylang ylang, melissa, cassia, bergamot, peru balsam, rosewood, vetiver
Safety Data: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing
Directories: Essential Oils
Description: Ylang ylang has an aroma that is intense, floral and sweet jasmine-like.