The davana is an aromatic herb that grows mainly in the south of India. Also called “Marathi”, the davana generally grows very close to the sandalwood. The plant is very fragile, and has a silver gray appearance. In summer, it offers pretty fragrant yellow flowers. The davana is strongly rooted in Indian religious traditions. It was arranged in garlands and offered to the God Shiva. In perfumery, we use davana essential oil. The latter is obtained by distillation of water vapor from the flowering tops of the plant.