The scents of spring

Add a lovely spring scent to your surroundings with Agraria’s Lime & Orange Blossoms AirEssence Diffuser. Photograph courtesy of Agraria.

Continuing our May issue’s fling with spring theme, we’d like to suggest a lovely way to add a seasonal – and artistic – note to your surroundings.

We all know well how diffusers can add a rich layer of scent to our homes. And while we love them for adding that welcome touch, poor placement – and those spiky reeds – can sometimes lead to spills.

Well, Agraria, a longtime California-based company known for its home fragrance and bath and body collections, has come up with a sophisticated solution, replacing those reeds with vibrant blooms.

Here’s how it works: AirEssence diffuses through sola flowers, which are crafted one at a time by skilled artisans, who use the dried peel of the sola plant sewn into a cotton wick. Sola flowers are a natural, environmentally friendly option, and the fragrant essential oils are absorbed through the wick, with the petals changing to the color of the oil as the scent diffuses through the air. Clever, right?

We heard first of the Lime & Orange Blossoms AirEssence Diffuser, which comes gift- boxed with a crystal glass tray and two sola flowers ($130; with a PetiteEssence option available for $55 and a combination for $160).

The patterned band on the box features original artwork the company created to represent the notes in the fragrance. (And for those who are already admiring the box as a keepsake, the company also thoughtfully designed it so that all the packing materials can be removed without damaging its gold-foil interior).

The diffusers come in a selection of scents, as do the company’s full line of products. Have fun exploring Agraria’s many options, which include the lush-sounding Mediterranean Jasmine.

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