• ABOUT AGRARIA •
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 on Taylor Street, it was full of flowers, herbs, spices and its mysterious new fragrance became known as Bitter Orange. It’s unique, spicy fragrance has been described by The New York Times as “uplifting, mysterious and androgynous in its appeal.”
Today our AirEssence and PetiteEssence Diffusers, 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.
Formulated to "mix and mingle marvelously", our eight fragrances smell as beautiful as they look. Exquisite packaging and custom-designed fragrance patterns establish us as the ultimate for those who wish to live and gift luxuriously. You can find Agraria in hundreds of high-end decorative accessories shops and prestige department stores around the world.
Agraria's loyal fan base helped lead America's 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."
– Michael Kors, Vogue, October 1992
Opulent, playful, chic—these scented tassels add not only glamour to any doorknob but a lush fragrance to any room.
– The O List, Oprah Magazine, March 2009
"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".
– Giorgio Armani, New York Magazine, November 2004
"Thank you Agraria, for making my life smell so sweet".