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Honeysuckle and Davana

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The opening accord of davana and rose and neroli in Honeysuckle and Davana on my skin is divine. Green and earthy, slightly fruity and fresh citrus-sweet, this vibrant accord soon softens with notes of hay, and quickly leads into the honeysuckle heart which is bright and youthful and radiant, sweet and bursting with intensity. Images of bees and hummingbirds appear in my mind, buzzing and whirring as they feast on the honeyed nectar from the centre of each white bloom.

As Honeysuckle and Davana dries down the honeysuckle note shifts dramatically into its evening persona.  The addition of the traditional chypre notes of oak moss, patchouli and sandalwood transform the honeyed heart into a deeply rich floral fragrance with a warm subtle waft which lasts for hours. Sultry with hints of leather from the distinctive sueded apricot of the osmanthus note, luscious with the creamy aromatic waft from sandalwood, darkly inviting from the earthy patchouli and oakmoss, Honeysuckle and Davana dries down from happy youthful radiance into a true femme fatale floral.

Honeysuckle and Davana was created by Celine Roux, Creative Director at Jo Malone, along with Master Perfumer Anne Flipo creator of countless best-selling contemporary fragrances, many for L’Artisan Parfumeur. Faced with the fact that the scent of the honeysuckle flower actually does chemically change throughout the day and is therefore almost impossible to render as an essential oil, they opted to use headspace technology** to capture and analyze the chemical components in both the daytime and nighttime scents of the actual blooms, which they then tried to replicate.

The fact that Roux and Flipo have truly captured both the daytime and nighttime version of honeysuckle in a single fragrance, and that it unfolds and evolves on skin in the same sequence as the aroma of the living flower on the vine, is almost unbelievable. But that’s what they’ve achieved.

This is a gem.

Notes: Davana, honeysuckle, rose, creamy notes, osmanthus, sandalwood, patchouli and moss.

Type: EdC

Parfumeur: Anne Flipo with Celine Roux




Price: $6.00