We sparkle, we shine and we're as beautiful as we are fragrant.
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.
As the collection grew, so did our retail network.
You can find Agraria in hundreds of high-end
decorative accessories shops and prestige
department stores around the world.
"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.
Over the years, a very loyal fan base helped Agraria lead the American
luxury aromatherapy movement.
"I thought Fifty-Seventh Street was Heaven. I smelled the
Agraria potpourri wafting out of Henri Bendel, but I just
thought the street smelled good."
Opulent, playful, chic—these scented tassels
add not only glamour to any doorknob but
a lush fragrance to any room.
"When you travel, you always feel like you're missing
everything... I buy Agraria Bitter Orange Burning Sticks.
I think the incense smell creates some kind of dependence.
It reminds me of the Catholic church".
Agraria is uplifting, mysterious and androgynous. It is luxurious and addictive.