What is Davana
Davana is a note used in perfumes for both Men and Women. It is an herb known as Artemisia Pallens, and is part of the Artemisia family.
This shrub is native to India. Its leaves and flowers yield the oil, have been used medicinally and for their aroma. Women decorate their hair with the flowers, and the blossoms are offered to Shiva, the God of Transformation, and decorate his altars.
Medically, Davana has been used for depression, to soothe and relax the senses, as an aphrodisiac, and for women’s health and reproduction.
After the process of steam distillation, Davana is said to smell sweet, Tea-like, or similar to dried fruits. This makes it the perfect addition to warm, ambery, woody, and Gourmand scents.
Ruy Lopez from Mind Games blends Davan and Plum together with Cherry and Leather, creating a scent that is dark, sweet, and intoxicating.
Osmanthus from Ormonde Jayne is light and fresh with Pomelo brightening a floral heart of Osmanthus, Water Lily, and Jasmine. Davana adds depth and keeps the sweetness lasting.
Oajan from Parfums de Marly is dark, spicy, and sweet. Honey, Cinnamon, and Vanilla thrive with the fruity sweetness of the Davana, making it last through the depth of Amber, Labdanum, and Patchouli.
Jubilation 25 Woman from Amouage is sultry, floral, Amber scent with an almost airy quality to it. Davana adds its subtle sweetness blended with its gentle herbal quality, which adds a lightness to the warmth and depth of this scent.
You can find these scents, and more, at Parfumerie Nasreen in Seattle.
We’d love to hear what your favorite scents are with Davana!