Many Agraria fans have fond memories dating back to 1970 of
discovering our Taylor Street boutique on Nob Hill...an eclectic
mix of antiques, books, and one-of-a-kind gifts; and of course,
filled with aromatic Agraria potpourri, candles, incense, sachets,
and bath and body products.

As interior designers, Maurice and Stanford believed that
"no great house is ever completely decorated until it has its most
important decorative accessory—home fragrance."

The first two products - Bitter Orange Potpourri and the Balsam
Perfume Candle - were designed to combine the spicy citrus of
bitter orange and the sweet woody notes of the balsam. Doing so creates an even richer, mysterious
and more unique fragrance experience. The founders often said "they mix and mingle marverlously."

Geraldine Stutz, the legendary President of New
York's Henri Bendel, believed that "the way a
house smells is one of the most important elements
in decorating." When she put Agraria at the front
door in 1974, The New York Times referred to it as
"Park Avenue Potpourri."

As the doors opened and closed all day long, the luxurious scent of Bitter Orange poured out onto
the street luring the well-heeled clientele inside. Many years later, Vogue magazine quoted Michael
Kors: "I thought 57th Street was heaven. I smelled the Agraria potpourri wafting out of Henri Bendel,
but I just thought the street smelled good." We have a history of greeting people at the front door.
In 1985, we moved to the front door of Bergdorf Goodman.

 

Agraria Lemon Verbena - one of the
four original Nob Hill fragrances
and still one of our most popular -
is the exclusive bathroom amenity
fragrance in 170 InterContinental
Hotels & Resorts® around the world.

Today you can find Agraria in the
finest department stores and gift
shops around the world... from San
Francisco to Shanghai, Miami to Milan,
Dublin to Dubai, and London to Los Angeles.