The distinct and unique aroma of Ylang Ylang essential oil, once it has been sampled once is easy to remember, even to those not accustomed to using essential oils. The fragrance of the oil is very strong although interestingly enough, the blossoms on the tree do not have much of an aroma at all.
Ylang Ylang is one of the ultimate ‘feel good’ oils. It is loud, exuberant, colourful bright, passionate, erotic making it perfect for those who are stuck in a rut, lacking in confidence, feeling drab and down in the dumps as it can dispel some of this and restore some sense of equilibrium.
Not only is it capable of reducing some the negative emotions that we humans experience, it replaces them with their positive opposites. So feelings of sadness, frustration and irritability become joyfulness, peacefulness and relaxation.
Natural perfumes that contain ylang ylang essential oil as a dominant note would be bright, friendly and sociable – the aroma suits the properties of the essential oil itself. However ylang ylang can be used cleverly in tiny amounts to extend or enhance other other floral oils such as jasmine or michelia champaca. In this way it may not be particularly noticeable, but just adds a subtle layer to the floral dimension. Really invaluable as a note in rich, heady, decadent perfumes.
Ylang ylang essential oil blends well with:
lavender, clary sage, neroli, sandalwood, michelia champaca, jasmine ginger, coconut, lime, vanilla, frankincense, grapefruit, sweet orange, red mandarin
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