14 reviews for Ylang Ylang Absolute
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€16.00 – €488.00
Adam Michael has this to say “This ylang ylang absolute is produced by solvent extracting the flowers and in my opinion is the truest representation of the flowers in their natural state – albeit I have never experienced a co2 offering so far. Translucent green to dark green colour subject to volume/weight and of a pourable viscosity. Ylang ylang absolute is a full bodied and intense floral experience, a perfume in its own right, very sweet, smooth, rich, indulgent with fruity aspects and spiced touches throughout. This aromatic experience is comparable to smelling our extra grade with the added bonus of additional depth and tenacity, going straight to the heart of the floral note without the lighter airy notes found in the distilled oils of which some interpret as being of a pissy nature. This is truly exquisite material and a must for anyone involved in the world of natural perfumery.”
Arctander has this to say “The concrete yields a very high amount of absolute (75% to 82%), and the resulting absolute is a pale yellow to straw yellow, oily liquid of intensely sweet-floral, very diffusive odor. With an unusual power in its top note, the fragrance fades out very slowly and most elegantly in a long-lasting, floral-spicy and very sweet note, truly reminiscent of the fragrance of the flower. It is a typical balsamic floral note, and it is distinguished from the odor of the oil (“extra”) by its lightness and uniformity.
Ylang-Ylang Absolute is one of the finest floral materials in high-class muguet perfumes (type “Diorissimo” , etc.), where its power and (yet) very delicate undertone blend excellently with jasmin and rose materials, hydroxycitronellal, dimethylbenzyl carbinyl acetate, dimethyl phenylethyl carbinol, phenylethyl isobutyrate, nerolidol, Peru balsam oil, indole, isoeugenol, rhodinol, sandalwood oil, cassie and mimosa, vertenex HC, alpha isomethyl ionone, etc. It is used in carnation, lilac, lily, narcissus, gardenia, violet, hyacinth, honeysuckle, peony, freesia, sweet pea, and countless other floral base. Furthermore in Oriental perfumes with rose, sandalwood, opopanax, spice oils, nonanolide, undecanolide, anthocephalus cadamba, costus, etc.”
Botanical Name: Cananga odorata var. genuina
Wholesale weights (all prices excluding vat): 250G = 400 Euros.
Aromagolic (verified owner) –
I liked this absolute much more than all the essential ylang-ylang oils that I have ever tried. Very saturated, bright, at the same time without the obsessive notes found in some EO. I use it in floral perfumes and oriental bouquets, as well as in meditative blends – it’s great for relax and pleasure.
Charalambos Charalambous (verified owner) –
This is the best ylang ylang i have ever tried up to now..gorgeous material..so sweet and feminine.. when i sniff it is just like i quench my thirst..amazingly good material for rose bouquet and for more heavy floral but i could not say i wouldn’t use it with amber resin notes to give it an incensy twist
kamilyosha (verified owner) –
This ylang ylang absolute is absolutely exquisite. The material smells like a complete perfume composition, with some light tangy, creamy floral and slightly green undertones, it is definitely much more complex than essential oil.
Michael Williams (verified owner) –
Just a beautiful absolute very relaxing, soothing & calming. Very long lasting & classy with hints of sweet green undertones.
Esther Bohnhardt (verified owner) –
I love ylang ylang and this absolute is creamy sweet floral and I can see it using in blends. For inhaling to relieve stress, I’d pick an essential extra though.
Thomas (verified owner) –
I was lucky to get one of the last available vials. This one is a perfume on its own with all the clean and bright notes of usual ylang plus a amazing lifting effect. Very elegant.
Sarah J (verified owner) –
If you only ever have one ylang then this is the one! I purchased early 2019. It’s one of the few oils I keep to myself as it’s so precious to me and rare – out of all the ylangs I have and which I love all in different ways this is the ultimate.
I seriously have to go and hide to a quiet space and sniff – as if sniffing is contraband! It’s like the most comforting breath / sigh.. I wore it to a yoga class and in shivasana (the bit where you lie at the end) it was a beautiful blanket of blossom kissing the window of my soul. I could have slept forever with it’s complex and subtle bouquet tickling my nose.
If you have any anxiety this will help you catch your breath and restore energy whilst you drink in it’s utter joy! I am in love!
CATHERINE A (verified owner) –
A very fine floral and spicy Ylang , very powerful
Dario (verified owner) –
Awww, exquisite. Deep, round, meaty., balsamic Less heady and spicy than the essential oil, it leans more toward heart and base notes. It seems to have some trouble dissolving in ethanol.
Simon DTW (verified owner) –
The best Ylang I have tried so far. Much more interesting to work with in a perfume than any of the Essential oils. I have used it to create a beautiful datura accord.
Oiland (verified owner) –
a nice warm and sweet. It’s special, not just floral, it’s as if it sends you to a herbaceous floral tropics
Patrick E (verified owner) –
I love ylang ylang, another beautiful creamy sweet floral to my collection. Thank you!
Wilco L (verified owner) –
It’s four stars because I was expecting something else than the typical ylang ylang essential oil scent. To me though it’s pretty much the same, only so much stronger! Use it sparingly case it will easily overpower almost anything. Very helpful though in creations where you would otherwise need a lot of oil because it’s so strong. I hoped ot would be sweeter, but that was just my expectation. All in all I am happy to have bought a bottle of ylang that will last me a long time. I wonder how it will age and if some extra complexities will emerge, or perhaps some aspects will mellow. I will wait a little while before using this one to see what it will become.
Paul V (verified owner) –
I’ll be honest, I am not a fan (and still not quite a fan) of ylang. This is no reflection on the absolute itself, as a matter of fact this material is the finest I have tried, It’s just the Ylang profile itself I’m having difficulty enjoying. I use it in traces to add realism and narcotic-like effects. Maybe one day I’ll like it enough to showcase as a centerpiece within a fragrance, until then this is my secret additive to some floral recreations.