A classic to me is something that stands the test of time. When I walk around the shops there are certain goods that we have stocked since we first opened in 1998. Many of those things had been around for quite a few years at that point. Close to 20 years added to that and ‘classic’ status is achieved. Agraria, once a little shop in San Francisco creating exquisite bath & home products, was the initial maker of their bitter orange. The product line was later sold and then moved to Los Angeles where they continue to make the beloved Agraria bitter orange. Candles, room spray, bath salts, bar soap, lotion, bath gel and liquid hand soap–we stock it all. The scent unmistakable. A classic.
An Agraria bitter orange candle sitting in a woven cane holder is one of those things I associate with Old World style & a certain amount of sophistication. The scent of clove, zest of bitter orange and a touch of cypress warms any room that it is lit in. From its earliest days in San Francisco at the shop where it originated, to Henri Bendel’s in New York, where the scent floated out onto the sidewalk–Agraria bitter orange has always signified a level of good taste. The New York Times calling the unique, spicy fragrance, “uplifting, mysterious and androgynous in its appeal.”