Cananga Ordorata Var. Genuina (Ylang Ylang Oil) Oil Extra Ylang Ylang essential oil is one of the most sought after fragrances for perfuming. Its scent is deep, and exotic, with a definite sweet, floral, smoothness that is, literally, unmatched in natural fragrance. Ylang Ylang is distilled quite differently from other oils. It undergoes a lengthy process where they are constantly removing the oil, at different intervals, during the distillation. The result is 4 different fractions; Extra which is the first oil pulled off, and the most intense floral, and three other fractions labeled as 1st, 2nd and 3rd, with each fraction being lower in intensity, than the previous, due to the time in distillation. The other significant difference between these fractions, is their chemical composition. Only the Extra, and the 1st, contain mostly esters, which are the most appropriate for skin care where you’ll get the skin benefits of the esters, the floral fragrance impact, and the aphrodisiac activity. Our Ylang Ylang, from Madagascar, is considered to be the best of the best, for this precious flower. Ylang Ylang essential oil, like the other flower oils, is a great choice for mature skin. Like Geranium Ylang Ylang can also restore balance to combination skin types. In Aromatherapy Ylang Ylang is well known for its positive, calming, effect on the central nervous system where it can help to restore balance to an over stressed system and trigger the healing side of that system.