Many Agraria fans have fond memories dating back to 1970 of discovering our Taylor Street boutique on Nob Hill...and ecelctic 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 - was recently selected by InterContinental Hotels & Resorts worldwide as the bathroom amenity in their 170 hotels.

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.