Davana

Think of this as a ‘chameleon’ note: even more than most notes, davana is said to smell differently on each of us – which is why it’s prized by some perfumers.  The davana herb (a member of the silver-leafed Artemisia family) is native to India, and once it’s steam-distilled has a sweet, tea-like smell, reminiscent of dried fruit.  Mostly, it’s used in eastern and oriental perfumes, chypres and fougères – but pops up in one very famous fragrance (see below).

Smell davana in:

Estée Lauder Knowing

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