BOTANICAL NAME: Cananga Odorata
EXTRACTION: Steam distillation
DESCRIPTION: Ylang Ylang is the name of the flower from the cananga tree, or the Cananga odorata. This tree is native to Malaysia and the Philippines. The flowers are small and a vibrant yellow colour with petals that droop down in a star-like shape. The pale yellow essential oil derived from the petals of the flowers is exceptionally fragrant giving off a fruity, floral, woody scent that is highly sought-after by the perfume industry. These trees are often planted on roadsides in Malaysa to provide shade and spread its beautiful scent.
KEY COMPONENTS: Benzyl acetate, linalool, p-cresyl methyl ether, and menthyl benzoate