a.k.a. Cananga Odorata. The one I have is a complete and is 100% organic, and I got it from John Steele via Perfumer’s Apprentice in USA and of course I’ve already diluted it to 10%.
First impression (between 10:20 – 11:07): drawing from my list of the language of odours – that I posted here which you can download – to my nose it’s soft, warm, generous and definitely sweet. But there’s also something very sophisticated, elegant and languid about this note, like being on holidays somewhere warm, thick and heavy.
1 hour: it’s grown much softer, more pliable and elastic not as sweet and a bit like…paper?
3 hours: the smell is almost undetectable to my still untrained nose, but what I do detect smells almost powdery, very gentle, softer still, I can almost smell citrus in there??? It is literally magical after 3 hours!
1 Day: it’s still present on the smelling strip but very, very faint, it smells now like a light breeze with hints of lemon in the air
2 Days: the note is wonderfully powdery and sweet, no longer sticking in the throat but floating
White Lotus Aromatics describes it this way: “The absolute is a light green or light golden liquid with a fresh, sweet, delicate balsamic-floral bouquet with an elegant vanilla-floral-balsamic undertone which remains uniform deep into the dryout.”
What are your impressions of ylang ylang?