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