Ylang ylang oil is distilled from the early morning, fresh-picked flowers of the cananga tree. The distillation process is interrupted at various points and the oil accumulated is removed. The first oil to be drawn off is the highest quality and is graded “extra.”. Ylang ylang extra has an intense floral, sweet, jasmine-like, almost narcotic aroma. romatherapy benefits: sensual, and euphoric. Blends well with most floral notes.