Bitter Orange - Potpourri 2 liter
Bitter Orange was the fragrance of Agraria's very first product in 1970 – a handmade potpourri. This signature fragrance is a complex and subtle blend that permeates the air with addictive waves of clove, the zest of bitter orange and just a touch of cypress.
Agraria was introduced in New York in 1975, at the front door of the original Henri Bendel’s at 10 West 57th, and each time someone opened the door, the fragrance floated out onto the sidewalk. Vogue Magazine quoted Michael Kors as saying, “I just thought 57th Street smelled like Bitter Orange.”
First tossed in sheets in the back room of the Agraria shop on Nob Hill in 1970, it's best described by The New York Times as "uplifting, mysterious and androgynous in its appeal." With roses from Bulgaria, lavender from France, rosemary from Spain and rose hips from Chile, we still hand-pack each box and decorate the top with orange slices, cinnamon sticks, and dried zinnias or hydrangeas, depending on the season. Over 35 years later, people still refer to it as "Park Avenue Potpourri."
2 Liter Box
6.25” L x 6.25” W x 3.25” H
ABOUT THE BRAND
Agraria means "beautiful flowers growing in the fields," and is the brand name the founders, chose for their hand-made potpourri in the 1970's. First tossed in the back room of their San Francisco shop on Taylor Street, it was full of flowers, herbs, spices and its mysterious new fragrance became known as Bitter Orange. Its unique, spicy fragrance has been described by The New York Times as “uplifting, mysterious and androgynous in its appeal.”