Cananga Essential Oil

Arctander has this to say “Cananga oil is useful in soap perfumery and for the popular “leathery” notes in men’s fragrance where it combines well with castoreum, calamus (Sweet Flag), birch tar oil rectified, cyclamal, creosol, copaiba oil, isobutyl cinnamate, isoeugenol, labdanum products, guaiacwood oil, nerol, para-cresylsallcylate, oakmoss products etc. The superior stability and tenacity of the odor of cananga oil makes this material interesting for soap perfumes when ylang-ylang oil is of comparatively little value.”

Produced by steam distilling the West Java grown flowers, light yellow in colour and of a pourable viscosity.

Botanical Name: Cananga odorata

Origin: West Java