Ylang ylang - the flower of flowers - is an exotic flower with a delicious sweet scent and a touch of spiciness. Its name, which seems to repeat itself, places emphasis on the beauty of the flower, thus calling it "the flower of flowers."
Sweet smelling Ylang Ylang
The precious yellow flower grows in the lush forests of the Comoros islands, off the south coast of Africa. The petals are handpicked by the women in the local community, providing work and insuring the sustainability of the process. This is part of the ethical sourcing efforts of Givaudan, a world-renowned fragrance supplier.
Woman handpicking ylang ylang blooms in the island of Mohéli. The colorful clothing paired with the rich yellow flower color create a paint-like image. (photo via Givaudan)
Ylang ylang is one of the main notes in our candle Bebel, giving richness and a buttery texture to the scent, which was created with nose Yann Vasnier.
Discover our best-selling scented candle. A soft-spoken fruity floral with pinkish guava flesh, subtle green pears and immaculate white peonies come to life in a serene fragrance painted in pastel hues.