Ylang Ylang

Photography and visual design by Lund x Mauviel
Olfactive Family: Floral

A tropical flower from a tree called “Cananga Odorata”, which is native to the rainforests of tropical Asian countries, primarily Indonesia, where the flowers are spread on the beds of newly married couples. To obtain 1 kg of essential oil, about 60 kg of flowers need to get crushed and them processed through steam distillation. The odor profile is a rich, heady floral, slightly spicy-fruity, banana-toned, and with jasmine nuances as well as wintergreen facets that make it medicinal for some. It ends on a sensuous animalic note that gives it a lot of depth.