There are certain notes that help give the perfume a certain je ne sais quoi. Notes like these are almost never the main event, but serve as background characters that make an overall scent just right work. One of those background characters who works overtime to make a perfume smell good? Ylang ylang.
You’ve probably heard of ylang-ylang before, especially if you’re a fanatic like me. Ylang-ylang is a threadlike yellow star-shaped flower that comes from the Cananga tree. They are tropical trees native to the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Queensland, Australia. These flowers have an extremely unique scent, making them the perfect addition to any floral fragrance. Ylang-ylang is a rich, fragrant floral with notes of banana, wood and acidity. It’s unique, and it comes to life on the skin. Ylang-ylang goes well with most classic perfumes, such as vanilla, Pinkand jasmine.