BOTANICAL Cananga odorata
Olfactive family
Product type
Essential Oil
Olfactive description

The olfactive profile is rich, deep, and bright with hints of jasmine and neroli.

Perfumery usage

YLANG EO brings elegance, volume and originality. It is widely appreciated for its warm, exotic, round and feminine notes. Ylang Ylang I and Extra are used most of the time in Fine Fragrance applications, while II and III are rather used in technical perfumery.


Obtained by distillation of the biomass with water, or steam.
The essential oil is physically separated from the aqueous phase by decantation.

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Extracted part: flowers.
Standard yield: 0.4%.
30 000 flowers app. to produce 1 Kg of Essential oil.
One flower = 1.5 g.

Crop seasons

Beverages Fine Fragrances Body & Personal Care Home & Fabric Care April May June July August September Sweet Goods Savory Foods


Comoro Islands are the leading world producer of Ylang essential oil and Firmenich’s primary sourcing.

Ylang trees are pruned to keep the branches low, at 2 meters high instead of 20 normally to ease the picking and to improve the flowering. The unique traditional distillation, performed as quick as possible after the harvest, results in fractionated oil : Ylang Extra, I, II and III. Firmenich supplier is one of the leading exporter of Ylang in the Comoros and has developed a long-established network of distillers and collectors.