Maharishi is said to have "davana, vertivert and spiritual flowers of India" by Rich Hippie. It has an uplifting scent. At first spray, I was in love. It was very green and floral. After the green scents dried down, the davana took over. I have never smelled davana before but I thought it smelled a little lemony, sweet, woodsy scent. After reading about davana essential oil on the net, some people described its scent as "a woody base with fruity notes, like apricot" which I can agree with. It was quite fascinating and I kept sniffing it hours later to see if I still loved the sweet davana. Maharishi is a very unique scent; I am going to try it again.