The Ylang Ylang magical properties are connected to its rulership by Venus Depending upon whom you ask, the name means Flower Of Flowers, Rare or Wilderness. In trad herb lore, it is a flower of Venus & the essential oil is officially recognized for euphoria-inducing qualities.
It is also reputed to help with ailments from motion sickness to high blood pressure. South Pacific islanders used it liberally as an aphrodisiac, sprinkling it on beds & incorporating it into garlands. It feels more reassuring and uplifting than libido enhancing to me.
Ylang Ylang has the rare quality of being both strengthening and reassuring. It is helpful when you feel your Venusian Vibe is under attack – you’re insecure or over-worked. Or perhaps you are having a Saturn transit to your Venus.
Personally, I love the reek of it so much that I bung it everywhere; into big bottles of sweet almond oil to make a body oil and the washing machine for sheets.
The Wiki for it has this fabulous line re the scent; “The fragrance of ylang-ylang is rich and deep with notes of rubber and custard, and bright with hints of jasmine and neroli.”
And, a la increasing concerns re toxic ingredients in perfumes, why not create your own concoctions with ingredients proven to enhance mood et al?
Test Ylang Ylang magical properties for yourself next time you want to augment your Venus energies.