Most people have heard of ylang ylang. However, if you were asked to describe what it looked like, you might struggle! Ylang ylang perfume is a much-loved scent… but how much do you really know about this popular ingredient?
With that in mind, here’s some insight into this fragrant plant, and how it’s used in perfume today.
Ylang-ylang perfume – what is it?
Perfume with ylang ylang is common across the world. The ylang ylang is a type of tree, which grows in tropical regions in Asia, Africa and South America. It produces pretty yellow flowers, which are used to produce the oil that goes into fragrance-making.
This is nothing new, of course. People have been using ylang-ylang perfume for years. Records show that it was used as a pomade by Molucca Islanders, way back in the 1800s, and women in Malaysia and Indonesia used to conceal the flowers in their hair, to make it smell fragrant.
Ylang-ylang is also much prized in aromatherapy, as a relaxing, soothing essential oil. Bear that in mind whenever you next spray on some ylang ylang cologne, folks!
Which ylang ylang fragrance?
This ingredient can often be found in exotic, sensual perfumes – particularly those that are well-suited for after-hours use. It’s hardly surprising; ylang ylang is an indolent, sumptuous scent, and considered by some to be an aphrodisiac!
Here are just a few fragrances that make great use of this ingredient:
- Black Orchid. Looking for something powerful, potent and highly enticing? Our version of Black Orchid is the perfect choice of ylang ylang perfume. It also features rich black truffle (a highly exclusive addition), bittersweet bergamot and jasmine. The end result? A highly alluring perfume that’s custom-designed for wearing on a hot date.
- Virgin Island Water. Our homage to Virgin Island Water uses ylang ylang in a completely different way. It combines the scent with hibiscus, not to mention coconut and lime, creating an overall effect that’s warm and tropical. It’s reminiscent of sandy beaches and sparkling ocean waters, making it ideal as a holiday fragrance.
Is ylang ylang perfume right for you?
If you’re looking for something that’s incredibly intense and exotic, while offering a level of freshness and lightness too, then this style of fragrance might be right up your street. Make no mistake; even though ylang ylang is considered a sensual perfume ingredient, it also works well as a daytime aroma too, when combined with livelier ingredients like citrus fruits or jasmine blossom.
The only way to tell if this sort of perfume is right for you is to do some research. Get online and see what others have said about ylang ylang fragrances. Find out which bestselling scents feature it as an ingredient, and whether those perfumes are suitable for daytime or evening wear.
Above all – don’t be afraid to put them to the test! Copycat Fragrances have sample sized bottles of all our perfumes, which give you the ideal chance to road-test each one and see if it works for you.
Whenever you purchase a perfume, consider the following:
- When will you be wearing it? Are you looking for something casual and laid-back, or richer and more potent? Do you want it for work, or for wearing on a night out in town?
- What’s your budget? Don’t always go for the designer ylang-ylang scents – Copycat Fragrances have ‘inspired by’ versions that are far cheaper.
- Does it work for you? What sort of ingredients work best for your personality? It’s important to select the right ‘signature scent’.
Disclaimer: all products mentioned above, along with their labelling, are a guide and should not be confused with the actual fragrance brand. Any name trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective designers or makers. Please note, these perfumes and candles are not to be confused with the originals, and we have no affiliation with any companies mentioned. Our interpretations of the fragrances and candles were created through chemical analysis and personal development, and their description is solely to give the customer an idea of the nature of the scent. It is not designed to mislead or confuse the customer in any way, and does not infringe on the manufacturer's or designer's name or trademark.
I can only see a few women’s perfume choice but a wider range of mens.. Can I please have a full list of female scents please? Also is the 30%offer on male scents not on now as it won’t accept my PAPA30 code? Thankyou