Balsam by Agraria

A refreshing and luscious marriage that combines the essence of sweet Balsam, California Redwood, a hint of French Sage and the bouquet of White Flowers. Balsam was the fragrance of Agraria’s very first candle, but at the time in 1970, it was just called the “Agraria Candle.” With the introduction of the Bitter Orange Candle the name was officially changed to Balsam.

Agraria means "beautiful flowers growing in the fields," and is the brand name their 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 Agraria’s 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,” their 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.

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