What is Ylang-Ylang - What is its Scent?

by Sherry Perez on May 28, 2019

Have you ever wondered why ylang-ylang is a very popular scent?

But first what is ylang-ylang? (pronounced EEE-lang EEE-lang) and what it smells like?

According to Wikipedia It's a tropical tree that is native from India, through parts of Indochina, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia, to Queensland, Australia.  

Ylang-ylang is the name of a tree that is native to Indonesia but has been naturalized in many tropical locations. The tree is particularly famed for its flowers, which have a very pleasant aroma, and powerful essential oil that has been linked to a number of medicinal benefits. Its essential oil is highly sought after for its antioxidants, sesquiterpenes, and other organic compounds that make it so potent.


Uses of Ylang Ylang

Ylang-ylang is widely used when it comes to aromatherapy. It is used for its stress-relieving, anti-anxiety, and mood elevating properties. Like jasmine and rose, the scent of ylang-ylang has long been considered an aphrodisiac, and ylang-ylang scented massage oil is believed by some to be an effective topical remedy for sexual dysfunction.

What It Smells Like

The fragrance of ylang-ylang is rich and deep with notes of rubber and custard, and bright with hints of jasmine and neroliYlang ylang oil is beautifully fragrant, with a heavy, sweet, slightly fruity floral scent. It is one of the main notes in many of the most popular fragrances today, including Chanel No. 5 and Joy Perfume. 

Some women's fragrances that feature ylang-ylang in their composition include:


Enjoy Ylang-Ylang at your Home with Aubert & Amandine in the scent of Joy

Image by: Jessica Cobb


Use it to set your mood on happiness, gratitude and celebration.

  • Fresh, floral, sweet, slightly fruity, fragrant, yet delicate
  • Floral notes are tamped down with fresh citrus scent of mandarin oranges

JOY Essential oil: Ylang Ylang Fragrance Family: Floral

🔥 LARGE 3 WICK CANDLE – At 13 ounces, your room will be filled with the relaxing aromas of ylang ylang & mandarin orange. The candle is 4.7" diameter x 3 ¾" tall.

🔥 BURNS EVENLY – Our exclusive blend of pure soy wax and fiber wicks that won't burn out allow you to use the entire candle.

🔥 LONG LASTING – The candle will burn for 35 hours.

🔥 STRONG SCENT – High intensity, highly concentrated with top quality essential oils along with pure vegetable wax.

🔥 DECORATIVE CANDLE – Designed with beauty in mind, your candle will fit in with nearly any décor. Comes with a wooden lid and seal to keep your candle fresh.





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