Devana was launched in 2012 by UK-based Pell Wall Perfumes. The fragrance is built around the essential oil of Artemisia absinthium, with additonal notes of green mandarin, blackcurrant, freesia, sandalwood, white musk and a hint of pink pepper
Perfumer, Chris Bartlett says, "Devana is a slightly heady, very fresh, clean and rather muscular interpretation of the key ingredient of Absinthe – presented here without the familiar aniseed note so that it can shine clearly through."
Devana fragrance notes
- Absinthe, green mandarin, bergamot mint
- Absinthe, blackcurrant, freesia, green tea
- Absinthe, cedar, pink pepper, norlimbanol, sandalwood
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Latest Reviews of Devana
One of the joys of summer in the garden is brushing past members of this family and tweaking the odd leaf, but this must be one of the nicest - fresh, dry, silvery, even arid green.
Here, the driest herb is joined by a deep green citrus then softened a little - maybe a hint of freesia.
The later stages remain dry but softened by a slightly peppered sandalwood.
A lovely scent to wear when the leaves are no more and probably a refreshing contrast to the heavy scents of the summer garden!
The base smells dry and slightly woody, but I find it difficult to separate anything out. Total longevity on me - maybe 2 hours - but I have dry, thirsty skin.
This is only the first test; I will test it again over the next few days and update this review accordingly.
I like the opening very much and the middle reminds me of SMW, which is no bad thing. I only wish the Artemisia accord had lasted a bit longer!
This is a green, bright scent that would wear well in the spring and summer, but I would wear it all year round, especially in autumn and winter to remind me of the coming spring.
After a brief citrus introduction, this becomes a very intriguing dusky green scent: aromatic, even weedy. Suggests resinous underbrush and oozing sap. The herbacious and pungent artemesia combines with the mint to give a green, leafy scent. Dry, not heavy, has a hint of pepper. Very green and natural-smelling, in fact it is nature in a bottle. As an artisan style scent, the longevity is acceptable but not extended, and the scent sits close to the skin. Any green fan should check this out.