Bitter Orange Potpourri, Agraria
Agraria Bitter Orange Potpourri---the beginning of the legend and Agraria's signature scent - this is the stuff of dreams, if you're lucky. A long-established cult classic, Bitter Orange is still hand-blended, as it has been since 1970, and is a dazzlingly aromatic blend of exotic spices, orange peel, clove, deep red rosebuds and rosehips - generously soaked with essential oils and then allowed to percolate for 6 months - after which the blend is festooned with specimen blossoms and jazzed up with one last application of scent.
This lifelong favorite home fragrance product of virtually our entire staff, it was described by The New York Times as being "uplifting, mysterious and androgynous in its appeal". Though it's a well-known fact that a rather large order of Bitter Orange is placed each Holiday Season by a certain house in Windsor, this magical melange is still known, 40 years after its introduction, as "Park Avenue Potpourri".
Presented in Agraria's signature gift box bedecked with darkest green grosgrain ribbon, this perfectly stunning stuff is topped off with cinnamon sticks and orange slices and dried zinnias or hydrangeas, depending on the season and...well, just take our word for it. We found this in a tiny little garden shop in Chicago in 1980 and have never been without at least two boxes - one whiff and you'll understand why.
Another luscious must-have that people tend to buy in multiple as the prospect of being without is simply too much to bear.
2-liter gift box