We sparkle, we shine and we smell great too.
Agraria means "beautiful flowers growing in the fields," and is the brand name our founders, Stanford Stevenson and Maurice Gibson, chose for their hand-made potpourri. First tossed in the back room of their San Francisco shop, it was full of flowers, herbs, spices and its mysterious new fragrance became known as Bitter Orange.
Today our AirEssence and PetiteEssence, liquid versions of potpourri, "grow" into beautiful fragrant flowers as they absorb perfume-grade oils. Each flower is hand-made one petal at a time from paper-thin slices of sola plants grown in the fields of Southeast Asia.
We still make the original Bitter Orange and Lavender & Rosemary potpourris the same way – one box at a time – and over the years, we added incense, perfume candles, decorative scented tassels, luxury bath bars, cologne sprays and a full collection of bath & body products to keep you and your home exquisitely scented.
"No great home is ever completely decorated until it has its most important accessory – home fragrance."
— Agraria founders Stanford Stevenson and Maurice Gibson
As interior designers, Maurice and Stanford created Agraria products as essential design elements for their clients' San Francisco homes. In addition to the Chinese bowls they filled with Bitter Orange potpourri, they grew Agraria into a full-line home fragrance and bath & body company with "decorative accessories" for every room in a home. At the same time, Agraria became "the gift" to give and receive for any holiday, occasion or celebration.
Our candle vessels are excellent examples of how we create the object to be as unique as other accessories in any home. The intricate glass patterns accentuate the movement of the flame, creating a luminous mesmerizing glow and sparkle. When not burning, the silver lid continues to add interest to the room.