One of the most delightful floral absolutes is the one obtained by alcohol washing of the concrète from Ylang-Ylang….. ……the concrete yields a very high amount of absolute (75% to 82%), and the resulting absolute is a pale yellow to straw yellow, oily liquid of intensely sweet-floral, very diffusive odour. With an unusual power in its top note, the fragrance fades out very slowly and most elegantly in a long-lasting, floral-spicy and very sweet note, truly reminiscent of the fragrance of the flower. It is a typical balsamic floral note, and it is distinguished from the odour of the oil (“extra”) by its lightness and uniformity.
Arctander, Steffen . Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin (p. 767).