There’s nothing wrong with being syrupy.
Where do we get it?
Davana is one of those oils that can be difficult to source because its quality highly depends on weather conditions. Each year brings its share of surprises, which compels us to keep a list of different suppliers at hand - but the oil’s origin is always India.
What are the benefits of davana oil?
- Davana has a plum-like, syrupy scent; ideal for boosting other fruity notes in a fragrance, such as peach, apricot or berries. It’s also a nice bridge between fruity and floral.
- The oil is used in aromatherapy to calm and balance the mind, bringing a relaxing state that is said to work as an aphrodisiac for some!
An aromatic little plant
Davana is native to India and belongs to the same genus (Artemisia) as famous aromatic plants like absinth and mugwort. The essential oil is obtained from the leaves and flowering tops by steam distillation and is loved in perfumery to create amber and woody fragrances. Its main constituents are davanone and linalool.