1 [mass noun] A sweet-scented essential oil obtained from the flowers of a tropical tree, used in perfumery and aromatherapy.
- It has ylang-ylang essential oil and vanilla, so it's like an aromatherapy spa treatment for your hair.
- Together we selected my personal aromatherapy blend: ylang-ylang, mandarin and lemon.
- Add a few drops of a sensual oil like ylang-ylang or patchouli to spray bottle filled with tap or distilled water.
Late 19th century: from Tagalog ilang-ilang.
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