Ylang ylang is a fragrant treasure with a heady, slightly spicy scent that evokes the vibrant colours of summer. Its majestic 'white floral' character has played a fundamental role in some iconic perfumes.

This project on the island of Mohéli in the Comores Islands, sets out to safeguard traditional production techniques and secure premium quality ylang ylang essential oils. Working with a local producer with many generations' experience of producing and exporting aromatic plants, we are investing in specific distillations of ylang ylang to ensure Givaudan perfumers obtain the highest grades of this precious oil.

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