Appearance: A clear liquid - yellow to dark yellow
Ylang Ylang has been called the 'poor man's jasmine'. which Arctander strongly resents!
He would rather it be called 'everybody's ylang-ylang'.
Ylang Ylang #1 is the 'premiere' .
The many Ylang Ylang:
- Ylang Ylang Extra - first distillation - usually the first 30 to 45% of the total distillate
- Ylang Ylang # 1 - called the premiere
- Ylang Ylang # 3
- Ylang Ylang Complete
Ylang Ylang is a very important material used in perfumery.
Though I must say .. Ylang Extra is way to 'heady' for me.
However, is used in many high end perfumes.
I prefer blending with either Ylang # 1 or Ylang # 3.
Which to me is much softer and not so 'in your face' .
Blends well with: bergamot, resins (such as benzoin, peru balsam and spices such as
cinnamon and close , florals (such as jasmine) blends perfectly with Sandalwood and cedarwoods.
Excessive use may cause headaches or nausea.
External use ONLY.
Do NOT use undiluted on the skin.
Store away from children & pets.
S. Arctander - Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin 1 - pgs 668 - 671
S. Battaglia - the Complete Guide to Aromatherapy Vol 1 - pg. 602