The legend of the Ylang YlangThe legend of Ylang-Ylang

A woman's love - The story of Ylang-Ylang flower is a legend in the Philippines.


It is the love story between Ylang, a young girl who was given to her parents by the gods, and a young boy who fell deeply in love with her. The gods had forbidden her to ever let a man touch her ; but her love was so strong that she let the boy offer her a bouquet of flowers, and touched his fingers.


She immediately turned into a beautiful tree and gave generously scented flowers. From that day on, the legend says, her lover has never stopped calling her name : Ylang, Ylang...